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Interested in leading, working, and living YOUR way?
1-1 coaching can help you get there.

My approach to coaching

When you show up more fully for yourself through coaching, you’ll be amazed at what you can create.


The most important aspect of a successful coaching engagement is the relationship between Coach and Client. It must be abundantly possible for us to talk about all the things that matter to you, your current circumstances, and what you wish was happening. Our work is confidential, honored, and held with the utmost integrity. It’s imperative that the trust between us allows you to express, expand and experiment safely so that you can give yourself permission to try, stumble and get playful, and try new approaches. If you show up with presence and commitment, you truly can’t fail at coaching.


As your coach, I am your thought partner, your challenger, your encourager and ally, offering (never mandating) new perspectives, ideas and experiments. Our work can help you slow down, get out of autopilot, and be deliberate about how you engage and the choices you make.  


When you work with me, you take the lead in the coaching relationship. Together, we explore the things that matter most to you, uncover the attributes, skills, and experiences that make you uniquely who you are, interpret feedback together, eliminate roadblocks, and help you create change that lasts.

You bring your wholeness, context, concerns, aspirations, truth, and ideas into our work. I’ll bring curiosity, listening and creativity, tools, strategies, experience, and expertise into the relationship.

What people experience

Over the years, I’ve found that it’s not necessarily just your professional experience that shifts as we work together: It’s your ability to see yourself fully, think strategically, and confidently handle life’s inevitable ups and downs as you move toward what you truly want.


Leaders of organizations that offer their senior leaders coaching and development report increased satisfaction and growth, as well as enhanced business impact and effectiveness.


Clients become more courageous around what they need and face challenges and difficult decisions with less fear and stress. 


Clients are more clear about their strengths and what they want to do more of. Because of this, they gain a clearer sense of their agency.


Clients become more impactful at work because they are more themselves. Many clients have described that they feel liberated, more creative, more innovative.


Clients experience more compassion for their teams.  They learn to appreciate differences, develop others with their own unique needs and pace in mind, and align teams behind a common vision. 


Clients invest in themselves outside of work, and the impact of this is felt in their satisfaction in their overall lives. 

You’re hungry for something to be different in your work and life.​


You believe you can make changes happen in your own life (with the right support and a proven approach).​

You understand that the work of change and growth requires an honest look inside, at the beliefs, habits, and thoughts that shape your decisions.​

You have an openness to learning and trying new things.​

You’re willing to have honest conversations with colleagues, friends, and managers as part of your personal discovery.​

You are willing to create time to do 1-3 hours of independent work per week to advance your progress.

Interested in 1-1 leadership coaching?

Looking for workshops or group coaching?

Are you looking for coaching but don't have an employer to sponsor you?

The RBC Campus Recruitment Team

We’d like to thank you so very much for lending your passion and compassion, insights, and expertise to shape a meaningful Women’s Advisory Program experience for this next generation of ambitious and talented women.

Your passion shines through your work and inspires us all. Your partnership over the years has been truly distinctive.

Leigh E.


The whole way I think about my experience and value in my career has changed because of our work together. Where I used to feel trapped by my level of experience and my seniority, I now feel that word you always talk about: agency. This is partially because you gave me tools and a framework to see my work more clearly, and partially because your approach is grounded in possibilities. I feel totally different as I have interviews and networking conversations, and I know I’m confident and persuasive as a result. Thank you!

Linda T. 


I just wanted to say how beneficial it has been to have Nayla as a coaching partner in my leadership development.  Having her insight in helping me understand how I can be more impactful in my role, as well as helping me better understand myself and communicate with my manager, have been essential to my growth.

I have had many 360’s and coaches over the years and I have to say that I would wish for every person that they have someone as insightful, artful in delivery yet direct, compassionate and approachable as Nayla. That is truly what can help our leaders in their development.

James C. 


I wanted to share my first performance review in this new role with you, and really just say “thank you!” Connecting with you has been the best career decision that I’ve made in a long time. I appreciate you and all of the great work that you do.

Casey C.


Nayla is an incredibly effective and insightful coach (not to mention warm, approachable, and fun to work with!). She operates from a place of great empathy, but with a bias toward action. I left each coaching with a clear plan, valuable perspective, and having drawn on Nayla’s considerable knowledge and experience. With Nayla’s wisdom and guidance, I was able to successfully navigate a difficult career transition and move forward with confidence.

Barrie S.


I can confidently say I wouldn’t still be in this role, and as equipped as I am, if it weren’t for Nayla. She’s able to tackle issues from the most high-level and philosophical (“What am I doing with my life? Is this really who I am?”) to the most tactical (“How do I get from a to b on this project? How do I resolve this conflict?”) with incredible insights and practical advice. During each session, she helped me distill my problems down to their essence and supported me as I created next steps that were applicable and manageable. From the first session, I loved her tone and sense of humor and felt confidence in having this complete stranger coach me through what can only be described as a professional minefield, and I got a lot more than I bargained for…by the end, I knew myself better in all aspects of my life, not just professional.  She ultimately helped me carve my dream job out of a very spiky role and I express my gratitude by referring every single person I know to her. Thank you, Nayla!!



Nayla asks just the right questions to push my thinking further, deeper. She gets me to answer questions I didn't know I had. I internalized her approach as I worked with her - she coaches so I can coach myself.  Nayla balances self-realization and providing insight, she knows when I am close to finding the truth, and when to offer a framework to think through a more nebulous problem. She is discerning about when to let me arrive at my own conclusion, and when to offer more guidance.  I’m grateful for her breadth and depth of experience in coaching and teaching, she’s able to draw from her well of anecdotes and lets me see how I am not alone in my journey. Thank you, Nayla!

Laura C.


Working with you was the best investment I made in myself this year. I reference my notes from our sessions constantly. Now, months later, I find that I'm using the tools we developed to navigate decisions with a new kind of curious tenacity that feels authentic to who I am. The lessons are lasting.



I don’t know how the experience of working with Nayla could have been any more valuable to me.  With her support, I learned how to focus on more strategic, rather than tactical objectives, and how to communicate more effectively with my leaders and team. 

Nayla is someone I have immense respect for, and I greatly appreciate her investment in me. 

Nayla provided exactly the type of coaching experience I had hoped to receive, and

I would highly recommend her as an executive coach. I’m so appreciative of our work together.


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