“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”
― C.G. Jung
For over 30 years, I have worked in small, medium and large sized organizations – locally, nationally, and internationally. I have had the great privilege of working with many purpose-driven people and organizations. But in almost all instances, I have observed deep dysfunction. Over time I realized that the source of this dysfunction stemmed from poor leadership.
My observations also solidified the notion that you can’t change others, you can only change yourself. Therefore, by focusing on the internal human dimension of leadership, I now unlock change from within for Leaders and Teams to tap into their unknown potential to transform organizations from the inside out. When you show up differently for yourself, your teams will show up differently for you. The future that I’m fighting for is one that brings humanity and performance together by elevating conscious leadership and execution discipline.
I have lived, studied and traveled abroad extensively. I spent three years traveling and working in Asia. I traveled by bicycle from Indonesia to Spain and later from Alaska to San Francisco just to experience the world in slow motion. I am an avid photographer, motorcycle, and bicycle enthusiast. I currently live in Fairfax, CA – the birthplace of the mountain bike.
Saeed Mirfattah, MA, CPCC, is a certified professional life, career, business and leadership coach who has worked with individual contributors, teams and CEOs of corporations and startups such as Google, Twitter, Trulia, Facebook, as well as, philanthropists and leaders in the non-profit industry. He has worked locally, nationally and internationally with small, medium and large sized organizations assisting global clients to make organizational, career and personal choices that change their lives for the better.
INDUSTRY BACKGROUND & EDUCATION
Saeed has spent the last 30 years in executive leadership roles with cumulative experience in education, healthcare, philanthropy, and the consulting industry. He has managed corporate work-life programs, and large scale complex systems change initiatives to improve the lives of people in marginalized communities. He is passionate about helping leaders, teams, and organizations build the capability to transform into more vibrant versions of themselves—so they can grow with purpose, and have a positive impact in the world. He earned his undergraduate degree in Child Development and his Masters degree in Social Anthropology from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Saeed is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) having earned his professional coaching credentials from the Co-Active Training Institute, the largest experiential coach training and leadership development organization in the world. The gold standard of coach training, the prestigious Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) designation is the most rigorous and respected in the industry and accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
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