HI I'M ARIF
AND MY MISSION IS DEVELOP PURPOSE-DRIVEN LEADERS AT EVERY LEVEL OF THE ORGANIZATION. I WANT TO SUPPORT YOU TO BE SUCCESSFUL, AND TO USE THAT SUCCESS TO HELP OTHERS.
Prior to starting an executive coaching company, I was the Global CFO and Corporate Sr. Vice President for Benesse Holdings Inc., a USD 5B public Japanese company covering approx. 40 group companies. In this capacity, I was one of three non-Japanese CFO’s in a Top Tier Japanese Public Company.
Over the course of my career, I was promoted many times and moved across industries and job functions. I held financial leadership positions at Ford and Delphi (Automotive), Avon (Cosmetics/Direct Selling), Becton Dickinson (Medical Equipment), and at McCann Worldgroup (Advertising). I have also served as a Board member in over 15 public and private companies across Japan, China, and the United States.
I am also developing the next generation of leaders as a Professor of Leadership and Management at KansaiGaidai University in Osaka, Japan. In 2020, I was the recipient of the President’s Award for Outstanding Teaching (Best Professor).
I want to share all my lessons learned about life and career management and help you share your unique voice and gift to be of service to others.READ MORE ABOUT ARIF
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THE AMAZING RESULTS OUR CLIENTS ARE GETTING
Arif’s magic is he balances art and science to bring light to your situation and open your mind to what alternatives could be. His deep corporate experience means he can give very practical, structured advice to work situations but he’s also an incredibly insightful and perceptive coach. He speaks to your whole self, not just yourself at work. I’ve been often surprised over the last 3 years I’ve worked with him with the revelations I’ve arrived at. It’s led me to taking a much overdue sabbatical and changing industries after almost two decades. I highly recommend him as a coach. I’ve worked with him remotely the whole time as we’re based in different countries, and it’s not taken anything away from the experience.
Brenda Han, Director Brand & Innovation , RPI
I highly recommend Arif as a coach not only to CFO’s but also CEO’s and other senior professionals. I first met Arif during a coaching course and was immediately drawn to his wisdom, authenticity and remarkable lack of ego. Arif has coached me in my capacity as a CEO of a large Asian multinational, and his guidance and insightful queries and curiosity have helped me navigate a complex organisation. Arif has gently questioned my attitudes and beliefs toward work and encouraged me to think about broader missions and callings and to explore how I can leverage my unique and diverse skills for greater service. He has built my resilience, supported me in my journey and been an advocate for my personal growth and transformation. I would recommend Arif to anyone who is looking for deep insight, mentorship and personal and professional growth.
Alexis Fosler, CEO Asia, Allfunds
Arif is the first coach that I worked with. The three-month coaching journey with Arif turned out to be a truly inspiring experience for me.The most valuable gain for me is the recognition of the aspects that I should put more effort on. Among these aspects, I was not aware of some, and reluctant to admit the others. I owe it to Arif, who has not only the expertise to spot these aspects, but also the toughness to confront me with them. I could not have achieved this from reading or self-reflection.
I really appreciate Arif’s patience and kindness. Arif is sharp in observing and analyzing, but never judgmental or pushing when giving recommendations. I quickly became comfortable discussing my personal challenges and frustrations with him, and our weekly coaching sessions became more and more enjoyable, like catching up with a good friend.
There is an old saying in Chinese: “With good men as a mirror, one can distinguish right from wrong (以人为鉴，可明得失).” Arif is a “magic mirror” that I would continue to cherish and recommend to everyone.
Na Wei, Senior Director, Simon-Kucher & Partners