Testimonials

What do others say about working with me?

“Iris brings deep empathy and compassion to her coaching practice. She offers insightful, strategic counsel for overcoming workplace challenges and reaching personal career goals. Iris is always the first person I call when I need a thought partner to talk through difficult work-related issues and develop an action plan to reach new milestones. She is truly one of the best professionals in her field.”

Jenny Ng, Vice President, Zeno Group

 

“Prior to working with Iris, I was unhappy and tired of what I had been doing for almost 30 years. I was thinking about retirement but had no idea what I would do next. Iris coached me through her Corporate Exit Strategy program that got me to think of possibilities outside the box and create a plan. Since then, I have moved across the country to the beautiful desert of New Mexico, where I happily volunteer as a guide at a Conservation Trust. Something I could never have even imagined before!”

Elizabeth Hanson, Frm. Senior Director, Johnson & Johnson

 

“Iris has a clear and compelling vision of how best to mine the talents and potential of women managers and leaders. Her wealth of insights into the challenges faced by women in the workplace, and her creative, engaging programs, all demonstrate her considerable proficiency in successfully creating world-class women’s initiatives which get results.”

John Thomas, Vice President, The Regis Company

 

“Iris is a fantastic leadership coach and truly one of the most amazing women I know! She helped me through a major career transition and I continue to connect with her regularly when I need some strategic support and mentoring. Her professionalism is matched only by her sincerity and passion in helping women to be the best they can be on all levels. I highly recommend Iris to anyone looking to make a career change or who is ready to take their game to the next level.”

Regina Burgio, Owner, RB Design Co.

 

“Coaching with Iris, I saw through my self-limiting and self-negating mindset to a place of genuinely connecting to, “I can do this!” I really came to see that I always had that nagging sense of ‘not good enough’ and the ways in which I would sabotage myself. I’m extremely grateful to Iris for helping me make this journey such a liberating one!”

S.B.M., Successful Business Owner

 

“Unlike other coaches who wear the title of leadership coach, Iris Newalu truly is a leadership expert. As someone who has worked with her for many years, I have watched her transform women into powerful confident leaders. She has a warm authentic style, is easy to relate to and provides realistic practical advice that help others stay true to themselves.”

Karen Friedman, Communications Expert, Karen Friedman Enterprises

 

“After years of professional administration in healthcare, I had reached a point in my life where I was quite stuck. I wanted to change what I was doing to reflect the person I was now. Coaching with Iris helped cut through months of agonizing and resistance to change. She helped me think through what it was I really wanted to do at this point in my life. Once a direction became clear, Iris gave me concrete strategies to take and was very supportive throughout the whole process. Within a short time, I found my ideal position. Iris was an essential part of this successful process.”

Rene Theberge, Frm. Assoc. Director, UMass Medical Center for Mindfulness

 

“Working with a coach is something that I’ve never experienced before. I had the great fortune to work with Iris Newalu for several months. It’s difficult to contain the joy I feel now having done the work I needed to do to reach my goals. I’ve already started to take big steps to create the life I want. And I feel more confident that I will get there!”

Donna O’Sullivan, Professional Photography Business