“My time working with Nayla was transformational. Through her coaching, I was able to identify my strengths, own them, and amplify them. She also helped me to recognize the areas I wanted to improve, and coached in such a way that I felt like every struggle was an opportunity to grow. Professionally, my organization has benefited from my rapidly-advancing leadership skill development; personally, I have gained confidence, patience, situational awareness, and a “tool kit” that I can access to help address a wide array of leadership challenges. If you are seeking a partner that will help you live up to your leadership potential, I would very highly recommend working with Nayla.”

Catherine M, University Fundraising Leader

“I just wanted to say how insightful it has been to have Nayla as a coaching partner in our leadership development.  Having her insight in helping me understand how I can be more impactful in my role, as well as helping me better articulate and communicate with my manager, both have been extremely helpful.

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, delicate in delivery yet direct, compassionate and approachable as Nayla. That is truly what can help our leaders in their development.”

Linda, VP Global Customer Service


“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.”

Casey C., Group Director, Advertising Agency

“I hired Nayla to help me make a transition to a new job. I wanted to make the best out of my new opportunity, break poor habits I adopted in my previous role, and create clear expectations with my new colleagues that would capitalize on my strengths. I am so grateful to Nayla’s keen perception, reliability, intuition, expertise, breadth of knowledge and care. She was my champion, always in my corner, helping me bring my best self to our coaching conversations and to my new job. I still feel a great sense of calm and satisfaction that with her help I actually achieved what I’d set out to achieve. (And I don’t like setting goals!) I hope that anyone who chooses to work with Nayla will have as positive an experience as I had.“

Caitlin M, Senior Consultant

“Nayla ‎has a rare gift that she shares with her audience- impact.  She makes an impression and leaves people ready and willing to act. Nayla is a master of her subject matter who shares her wisdom with wit, and real life experiences, making her a powerhouse of a speaker. ‎Seldom have I encountered a speaker who is as approachable, knowledgeable and likeable as Nayla. I am a better woman because of Dr. Nayla Bahri.”

Arielle L., Director, Public Relations


“I worked with Nayla last year through a major career transition, having left a large enterprise software company to work for a small but popular b2c mobile app for teens.

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 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!!”

Barrie S, Global Head of Content, Digital Media

“I just wanted to thank you, sincerely, for doing such a wonderful job teaching us! …I feel that you taught in a way that made so much sense, that was applicable, and that was empowering… I have tremendous respect for your boldness, grace, and skill at what you do; I thank you for sharing it all with me!”

Sarah K, Public Health Advocate

“Nayla Bahri has an extraordinary ability to connect in a meaningful way with people of all kinds. She is an intellectual with deep expertise in her field and tireless passion for what she does and what she believes. She is also an empathetic and skillful listener who seeks to truly understand people. It is this unique and powerful combination of knowledge, authenticity, strength, and compassion that makes her the exceptional teacher, coach and advocate that she is.”

Kelley B, University Dean

“I worked with Dr. Nayla Bahri after relocating my family back to the US after 22 years, as I was looking to transition into a new professional role. It was an invaluable experience. Nayla helped me clarify my vision, and together we developed concise strategies to execute my goals, never losing sight of the big picture. From our very first conversation, I found Nayla to be the perfect partner to do this. She is extremely intelligent, knowledgeable, caring and resourceful. At the end of the process, I felt her support had been instrumental in helping me become more resilient and effective, successfully navigating a crucial period in my life. I wholeheartedly recommend her.”

Juan VM, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief

“We recently invited Dr. Nayla Bahri to speak at NEXT, a group of 150 senior women transitioning to the next phase of their careers. Nayla gave us practical, actionable tips and tools to help us navigate career transition, was clear, compelling and kind in her presentation, and shared just enough data to demonstrate that her findings are deeply steeped in facts.  Nayla spoke with us for just a short while, but in that time she managed to create deep connections -- we are Nayla fans!”

Rosa S, Founder and Consultant