NoorWorks Coaching Program (2015 – 2019)

Posted by on December 29, 2015 in Testimonials | 0 comments

Aalia Ussmane “A course like none I’ve been on before in the self/personal development sector. It’s authentic, organic and soulful. The flow is amazing and the number of break throughs will surprise you” Nadeem Ahmad “Discovery of oneself” Olu “It changed my life and helped me through a journey of in-depth and subtle Self Discovery” Ionela Dumea “The whole program changed me in a way that I’m not aware of entirely. I Can’t explain myself what shifted but I know it was in a deep manner. I signed up for achieving a certificate and I got a lot more than that. Whatever expectation I had before the course, the facts and reality went far beyond it. I can only be deeply grateful for this course in people’s lives. It really makes a difference meeting people who are 100% for making a difference in anyones life” Huma Ghaffor “The course was effective, powerful, helpful, knowledgable. It is very powerful and practical which keeps you focused and in the moment.” Nahila Hussain “It is a life changing course, you discover so much more to yourself. At the end you are not the same person that entered the room on the first day. You discover your real self” Farah Bhatti “Life changing. I have realised that the solutions are simple and within us all” Nazra Zuhyle “This is just what I needed at this stage of my life. I no longer feel like I am at a crossroads and I have a clear idea of what I want to do going forward and what’s more is that I have a great set of tools to use. Met some pretty amazing people on this journey too. You don’t have to want to become a coach to do this course. It’s a course that will take you on a journey into yourself.” Emma Hammond “My experience was like receiving a gift that I didn’t know I wanted/needed. I have gained a great deal of peace and a more defined sense of self through participating. I am not sure where the journey will take me but where ever it does go, I know it will be an important addition to my understanding into human nature. ” Steph Davies “On the practical side, I’ve leant about awareness, listening, observing, questioning and confidence. Tapping into the centre of self. This course was like travelling to another country that you hadn’t researched – not knowing what to expect, trusting that what would come would be of the best and highest quality. Every corner you turn theres another gem that will take you to a special space. No expectations – Just turn up. See what comes. What an awesome journey with a special group of ladies – I couldn’t ask for more. I couldn’t have dreamt of a better outcome/journey/learnings, if you’d asked. ” Ghazala Hussain “My overall experience was like letting go of a balloon in the air and seeing it flying away. Coaching was not even on my radar. I didn’t know what it was, really. But I see this as something everyone should experience. There is so much to gain either as a client or a coach.” Asma Ahmad “I have taken part in other coaching programmes over the years during my time as a manager in...

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Age UK Islington (Motivational Interviewing & Coaching Workshop)

Posted by on July 3, 2015 in Testimonials | 0 comments

Dimitra Filippou “What I loved is that you created a safe and calm space for us to express ourselves.  The role play was great and I could see that people were engaging and feeling passionate and more like themselves” Anonymous “It was enlightening. But difficult working outside your comfort zone. But I guess that is the point. Very good to point out that we need to take a moment for ourselves to do the same for others ” Maxine “Mahnaz, very good, down to earth, understands our roles. Best training had in a long time. Not just power point presentation that you have to read over again. Enjoyed today” Anonymous “Very useful. Informative. Practical exercise were very good. Coach was organised. Good flow. Enjoyed the session ” Anonymous “I really enjoyed the session – good practise. I only wish it was a full day so we could go into more depth…. I would enjoy doing this again for longer! Thanks so much.” Anonymous “Very motivating and engaging. Liked the interaction with the trainer and the group. Good set of exercises. Engaging trainer.  ” Hattie “Excellent workshop. Enjoyed the exercises and learnt new techniques. Thank you. ” Jane Chambers “Thank you! Todays session has made me remember to be more mindful when talking to clients and to expect more of them and me. It was fun!” Michelle “It was useful looking more into the communication levels with our clients. I really enjoyed it and found it very useful. ” Shahida “It focused on some areas of work, to improve on communication with clients. I will be more aware of my personal skills, boundaries and ‘me’ time, within job delivery. Very pleasant and informative ” Polly “Useful to take time to consider my communication style and where I can improve. Both through feedback and just having time to reflect. Role play was effective. The difference for me will be to listen more patiently and allowing space.  ” Anonymous “Having the interactive session has provoked reflection on my own communication style. It was useful in becoming much more aware of how we all do our daily jobs and how we can do them better. The practical suggestions regarding Asset based questions were of use. Thank you.  ” Andrea “Being reminded to listen more and not to pre-empt questions. I liked the role playing and find I remembered better with it. I will be taking time to listen more, before coming back with  a solution. I feel more confident with conflict resolution now! ” Diane “Good to re-evaluate and be aware of questioning skills.  It was good, I enjoyed the interactive aspect of it. The Asset based questions were very useful. Thank you. ” Lauren “It helped me to think about listening skills. It was a good and practical session and helped me to realise people need to have a safe space to share. Asking questions in a different way will be useful!” Janet “This has helped me realise that most of the time I do ask the right questions to gain the information I need for a particular client. The session was enjoyable, fun and structured in a loose but positive way. I will probably listen more and not interrupt as I do sometimes. The coach was very good and...

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“A New Year Health Break – Malta” Jan 5th-11th 2014

Posted by on March 11, 2014 in Testimonials | 0 comments

F Bhatti “A week that will change your health and vitality forever” Anonymous “Mahnaz created a space to be yourself and easily participate in workshops, the juices were delicious and really something i could take back home with me. Although i found it difficult to cope with the healthy food during the week, i came back feeling re-energised and fresh…I would recommend it to people who want to re-educate their palate, get out of unhealthy eating habits and get a sharper focus.” B Arshad “Very surprising results at this detox retreat, as I arrived from the UK with a basic concept of what was to happen. Instead I was hugely impressed as a participant and many opportunities were offered for me to indulge in being kind to myself, my body and my soul.  Also had the opportunity to let go of some nagging issues in my life.  This was coupled with an amazing scenery and ambience to the surrounding environment which allowed for the shifts in my thinking to take place. The detoxing aspects, especially the raw juicing, raw food, yoga, colonic, exercise, massage, coaching. Lots of opportunity for my body to experience something so beneficial yet unusual. I 100% recommend this retreat to...

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“Creating Your Vision” September 14-15th 2013

Posted by on February 23, 2014 in Testimonials | 0 comments

Basil Arshad “I got a sense of acceptance of myself, that I occupy a space on this earth with a divine right to do so, no matter what anyone says or rejects about me. Also I gained a daring and radical idea that I can smile through life, and to also feel genuinely excited about my vision for the future. I am completing my vision board and its turning out to be very smart and attractive and I’m mostly proud of it as I’ve used the Love versus Fear-based decisions distinction, and am creating something I truly want and love. I can’t wait for it to manifest! The coaching with Mike turned out to be very powerful, which distinguished my internal anger, and diminished it. I keep thinking about it and am practising what changed for me in that moment. I’ve already since met the people I’ve been angry with (as part of a habit, for years) and I feel different and loving in my approach. Having a breakthrough in this area has been incredibly valuable for me. Right now I’m feeling very powerful and like as if anything and everything is possible, given that my long-stuck situation has experienced a movement.” Saema Shaikh “I really enjoyed the Sept Noorworks event and got so much out of it. A long time ago my friend and teacher told me to make sure I didn’t lose my sparkle as I travelled the road of life. Over the years the sparkle became tarnished and dull but coming to the NoorWorks event in September helped me polish up my sparkle! Mike helped me to flick a switch to return to myself. You helped me realise that I had focused on the arriving and not living in the moment, because that is all that we have. The past is a distant land which we should only glance back at now and again; the future is shrouded in a mist. But by living in the moment is what creates the future that we want. I came to understand that life is never going to be perfect, I don’t have to be perfect; I don’t have to have all the answers and I don’t have to juggle all the balls, I can put some down and life won’t come tumbling down. Alex taught me how to hug, a warm and genuine embrace, freely given from the heart. Mike and Alex were 2 wonderful and the most genuine people I have ever met. Their ability to really see a person is astounding. Thank you for including them in your team. The whole group was awesome; I am in awe of all the others who attended; I learnt so much from them. You were absolutely correct when you said that you get what you wish for. I have through out my life got some of the things I really wanted only to realise that some of those things I didn’t really want. I never ever realised this until your words made the penny drop. Your words have made me reflect and make sense of what I thought I knew and how I viewed others and life. You are an amazing person and thank you. Both Nabila (daughter) and Mehreen (Niece) also got a lot out of it. Both...

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“Creating Your Vision” April 13th 2013

Posted by on February 23, 2014 in Testimonials | 0 comments

Mark Wilson “My vision board process allowed me to touch into what is important to me in my life, what I want more of and what I want less of. Among the visions on my board was the quote ‘a professional performance’ – this was aimed at my dancing. Shortly after the visioning day,  I have been able to decide to attend a weekly dance class, learn a choreography and have perform it twice on stage. This part of my board has served as a regular reminder that being the best I can be in whatever I am doing is important to me and makes me feel good. I look forward to more visioning!” Olu Otudeko “Thank you so so much again – a fantastic group of people that truly gave me a renewed hope and inspired me! Just wanted to add, I just got the best night sleep I think I have had in nearly 1 year and TOTALLY unaided. I don’t think its a coincidence. Thanks so much for a magical day” Saema Shaikh “The most enduring change since April has been change to my mind set.   Although my journey has been 1 step forward and 2 steps back;  the constant is that I am going forward and it is that thought and vision I hold onto.  The vision board helps me maintain focus on the changes that I need to happen but also that if I want changes in my life then I need to do something different.  I now try to think outside of the ‘norm’ to find solutions to problems. The other biggest thing from the event for me was meeting  different people and learning and opening myself to the different possibilities that are out there.” Mandeep Rayat “I’m good,  better than I was in April at the last workshop – I was severely lethargic and since then i have made changes to my health and well being. I feel an internal shift, my focus on how I view relationships in my life has changed a lot. I have more faith seeing God bring me through one or two major break up’s with family this year and that has been a major part of where I am now. I realised with family a relationship only works when I give. I know more about how I want to be treated as a person and i am working on having it gravitate towards without me having to try.” Sam Fakir “I can only say that I had a great experience on the one day course and would recommend my family and friends to go.” Fahad Khalid “This has changed my perspective and perception about how can I be in control of my own life and be responsible of the decisions I make and sometimes life makes for me   .. it all boils down to “if you can dream it you can make it or create it” this workshop helps you in both i.e. how to dream it and how to make it happen” Farah Ahmed “Life has definitely gravitated to a more positive state for me and my vision board is coming to light. My main theme on my vision board was increasing knowledge both spiritually ( Getting closer to Allah SWT and his teaching’s) as...

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One to One Life Coaching

Posted by on February 23, 2014 in Testimonials | 0 comments

Cherry Mathys (Bath) “Mahnaz instinctively prompted my inner wisdom to secure a strong anchor, which I can use easily at any time” Gregorio Capra “I have used Mahnaz`s services for personal coaching and I have found her to be a committed and very skilled coach. She is flexible ,intuitive and experienced. During our coaching relationship I made concrete progress in the areas I choose to focus on and work with her.In particular her ability to ask original and powerful questions stand out vividly in my experience.I’m happy to recommend her coaching services” Hanif Rehman (Yorkshire) “I have had an excellent opportunity to be coached by Mahnaz who has inspired me to lead a life that is more rewarding and full of excitement. Her approach is warm, welcoming and allows an individual to reach their goals in life, whatever they may be. I would strongly recommend to anyone who wants to reach a positive difference in life, whether it is to attain success in love, career, finance or any other field, to attend a coaching session with Mahnaz. Commit yourself to the program and you are seriously changing your life for the good! Thank you Mahnaz for making the difference to my life and allowing me to touch the stars” Mohamed Kamara Bsc (London) “I have had the pleasure and privilege of being personally coached by Mahnaz. I have benefited from her loving demeanour, patience, listening skills, courage and commitment amongst many of her attributes which makes her a great human being. She brought out the best in me and was pivotal in supporting me to turn one of my dreams into a tangible community project in a London school. I still refer to her as ‘Coach’ as it is acknowledgement for her contribution to me and my life. Thank you Mahnaz for assisting me in making a difference.” O. Otudeko (London) “I can’t really put into words what impact my time spent with Mahnaz has had on my life – I can try but I might not do it justice.   My journey with Mahnaz started in a cafe with two cups of tea, a piece of paper and a pen. I was in a place in my life where I can honestly say I felt like there was not much point to anything anymore. I spoke to Mahnaz, laid all my cards on the table and explained to her my circumstances something I wouldn’t normally do after meeting someone for the first time in a coffee shop but I felt instantly at ease and able to confide in Mahnaz!   Our first session lasted an hour and with my feeling of hopelessness I laughed when Mahnaz told me what I could achieve because frankly I could not see beyond where I was at that point!   Mahnaz explained to me how we would work and reassured me that the structure of the session and what happened during it was entirely in my hands. At that point, I really felt that my hands could not do anymore – but so the journey began!   I can mention a few turning points but the truth is from where I was to where I am now although it was a journey and I was at the driving wheel I felt that...

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The Somatic Journey

Posted by on February 23, 2014 in Testimonials | 0 comments

Cory Cook “Thank you for this amazing experience – I had hoped to come away with some clarity, but had no idea how specific, meaningful and relevant the insights would be. A very profound journey, I highly recommend.” N.S “All I can say was I was so glad my friend invited me in the end. I had such fun, but more importantly the next day, I felt alive and was not procrastinating on my work for once. Something inside of me kept telling me, everything will be ok. Thank you Mahnaz, this is the beginning of a wonderful journey.” A.K. “Before I went on the program i was really quite unsure about what to expect. I knew I was with someone i trusted so I decided to go with it and just see what I found. At first I was a little apprehensive and wasn’t sure it was me (I’m not a ‘mover’) but despite the old routines I decided to give it a go. I was amazed to find that my body had been holding so much and it wasn’t just that i felt the release on the day but for many days afterwards. I cannot wait till the next...

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