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My name is Negar Tayyar and my life purpose is to enable others to love, and live life fully. I am living out my life purpose through my work as a co-active coach and as a philanthropic advisor. I have been coaching individuals from all walks of life in 13 countries over the last 12 years. I am currently finishing my professional development program at the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), the most established in-person coaches training institute worldwide. 

My life purpose extends to my work as the philanthropic advisor to ‘The Global Whole Being Fund – Caring for People on the Move.’ The Fund is a global grantmaking body funding work across 14 countries supporting refugees, asylum seekers and internally displaced people across the globe to find meaning, connection, and belonging. This work is very close to my heart due to my own experience as someone who was forcibly displaced. I was a refugee, born in post-Islamic Revolution Iran, grew up in Germany, lived in 7 countries, speak 7 languages and now live in Oakland, California. 

“What you seek is seeking you.” 
― Rumi



      My other passions involves my role in the following initiatives: 

      • Co-founder of Two Ravens Trust, an initiative that supports interdisciplinary projects linking art, culture and wellbeing.
      • Co-founder of Judo Journeys, a global initiative improving the wellbeing of youth through the art of Judo.
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      The butterfly is most emblematic of my work. My work as a co-active coach is centered on personal transformation. Through my work, I enable my clients to pay attention to the areas of their life they desire to change or transform. In co-active coaching, we say that you never 'coach the problem but the person.' This philosophy lies at the heart of my work.

      My work is grounded in the Co-Active Coaching Model embodying the following four cornerstones:

      • People are naturally creative, resourceful and whole. 
      • Dance in the moment.
      • Focus on the whole person. 
      • Evoke transformation.  


      As humans, we have the innate ability to address the challenges we face throughout our lives. I acknowledge the inner wisdom and strength of my clients and enable them to connect to their inner voice. 


      Life is impermanent. My work engages with changes and sees the potential to transform into change. My coaching aims to co-create and mutually transform one another.

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        (c) Photo by Melissa Chabot on Unsplash


        Grounded in the Co-Active model, I engage the whole person and pay attention to every aspect of being human: mind, body, spirit, and emotion. 


        I engage my clients in a fluid and creative process. By being present, curious, and courageous, I work with whatever arises. I view whatever surfaces at the moment as a learning opportunity and invitation for playful discovery.

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        My clients prefer to connect once a week or biweekly mostly via phone. We usually adjust the frequency to my client's needs and schedules. Most of my clients reside in Northern America and Europe. I would also love to work with clients in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The majority prefers to connect via phone; some like to communicate via Skype or Zoom. Our sessions are 30min in length.





        I work with individuals from all walks of life working in different sectors from philanthropists, lawyers, social entrepreneurs, visual and performance artists, therapists, entrepreneurs and individuals seeking for their professional calling. 

        Some clients get reimbursed by their employers; others use their budget. Depending on the sector and the stage you are at in your life, the fees will differ. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you are experiencing financial hardship, reach out, and we can discuss our financial arrangements as necessary. Times of hardship is when you need a personal and professional coach the most.

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          (c)Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

          BE CURIOUS!


          Are you curious about co-active coaching? Schedule a complimentary sample session! I encourage curiosity, one of my core values, and hence offer a free 30-minute session on the phone or any communication app for free.


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          I feel utterly grateful for my clients and the richness they add to my life. Due to respect for their privacy, I am adding the following testimonials with their initials. 

          Negar has been a valuable presence in my life. I greatly appreciate her intuition, perspective, reinforcement, and all of her recommendations (books, poems, audiobooks, journal articles, etc.) that have led me to go deeper, ultimately strengthening my core being. Working with Negar has been a wonderful, organic process. I’ve appreciated that our sessions are not super structured, but a rare opportunity for me to share what I need at that moment the most. What a gift it is to have someone who truly listens to you, understands you, and challenges /supports you to keep growing. 

          A.A. international development expert working on global issues


          Working with Negar has been a deep, adventurous, joyful and challenging process. She has held me accountable and is a reliable partner as I am exploring my journey. Her presence, attention, eye for detail has helped me to access my intuition and allow it to have space. Since we embarked on our journey, I feel that I am finally following my bliss.

          K.D., artist, performer and interior designer


          Negar is committed to co-create whatever I need. I enjoy the flow of our sessions and the depth, which is sometimes bringing me to my edge. 

          V.K., lawyer and philanthropist


          Negar lead me to a huge personal unlock!

          K.L., Co-active coach

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            (c)Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash

            I was introduced to Negar by natural causes.  I was not actively searching for a Life Coach, but when I called her up to try to sell her an advertising program, her energy spoke to me, and we ended up chatting for about 25 minutes. 2 of them were about advertising.  A man from Iran once told me, "You can feel decency even over the phone."  It's funny how life works - I called her up to sell her something, but I ended up getting sold by her! We then began working together, and she helped me get into a new mindset where I could power through life's obstacles and frustrations with ease.  For me, I always let red tape frustrate me, but Negar helped me develop tools to power through red tape and get what I want from life. I learned that this was not hard with Negar's support--it is only hard when I let the saboteurs run my life. Her help with setting intentions allowed me to unleash my inner power and get this done. Negar helped me hear and see success before it happens to me.  How do I feel?  Light, like Aladdin when he and Abu are riding the Magic Carpet.  I also see a swirling storm--somewhat like a dust storm--but rather than sand swirling; I see lots and lots of money swirling. Negar helped me see that believe it or not; I can achieve the best life possible by using these tools.  She also taught me how to be friends with myself, or my other self- the inner being who is the real powerhouse.  His name is Lanky.  He walks around solo and treats each day as a gift.  The ability to even write this review is a miracle I am grateful for.  Thanks, Negar!

            B.A., author, marketing/sales expert



            If you are intrigued to work with me and want to experience Co-Active Coaching through, just reach out. Schedule a free sample session. Send me an email negar(at) or fill in the form!

            I am looking forward to hearing from you. 

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