Farhad is a graduate of Cornell University and speaks English, French, Arabic, Hindi and some Spanish and Italian. He is certified to deliver and facilitate the Hogan Assessment System, and Human Synergistics Inventories (LSI, OCI). Additionally, Farhad has earned his credentials as a Stakeholder Centered Coach from Marshall Goldsmith.
In his role as a senior communications specialist and coach over the past twenty years, Farhad has provided strategic communication counsel, executive coaching, pitch consulting, and communication skills development for various business leaders and companies ranging widely in size, market, and geography.
Farhad’s primary focus is in helping senior-most executives lead, grow, and manage their organizations through complexities; navigate change and support them in the execution of the strategy; tackle critical business issues while challenging their approach; assist them to clearly think through intended (& unintended) consequences; and to develop their brand as authentic leaders, leading in complex times. Additionally, he is a masterful coach in the areas of negotiation, business development, ethical decision-making, and persuasive communication skills for a variety of high stake situations.
Farhad operates from the perspective that communication is as much about effectively expressing your thoughts as it is about ensuring that others hear precisely what you mean. He facilitates and coaches from the approach that people are innately capable storytellers and focuses on ensuring that the story you mean to tell is the one being heard. He believes that the future of work is based on leaders effectively creating clear and open cultures for the teams that they manage.
Clients value Farhad’s insightful style and his ability to inspire and execute dramatic change in their presence, leadership role and organization culture. Using powerful and progressive coaching techniques, Farhad is consistently able to transform the way a leadership team thinks about every aspect of its business. With over twenty years of experience, he brings a critical focus on measurable outcomes, ensuring that key resources and activities needed to achieve breakthrough results are identified and supported. Farhad is passionate about his clients’ and their successes.
Residing in the New York Metro Area with his two children, Farhad is also a well-regarded coaching faculty member for Harvard University’s Advance Management Program within the Harvard Business School.