Meet 2 of Our
Most Recent Jay
Shetty Certified
Coaches

Our students are the pride and backbone of the Jay Shetty Certification School – without their dedication and enthusiasm, we would not be able to fulfill our vision to transform one billion lives. Meet some of our most recent graduates and find out what lights the fire inside them.

GRADUATE INTERVIEWS

Want to find out more about Jay Shetty's accredited life and success coach training program?

Tell us your story.

My name is Jordan Harris. I am 26 years old and I am now a Jay Shetty Certified Life and Success Coach! I live in Denver, Colorado. I have a beautiful and amazing 9-year-old daughter! I am an alcoholic and I have extreme gratitude for life!


When and why did you decide to become a coach?

My story goes back to a little over three years ago. I got sober. I am an alcoholic, which basically means when I start drinking, I cannot stop until I drop. I would wake up in the mornings (or even evenings), look in the mirror, and I hated the person I saw. I finally broke through the darkness into the light on March 18, 2017. That is the date I got sober. I fell in love with everything in the personal development realm. I began listening to motivational audio and podcasts from people such as: Jim Rohn, Les Brown, Tony Robbins, Brendon Burchard, and Jay Shetty! The way I would feel when I listened to their audios and applied their messages into my life was incredible! I wanted to help others to feel the way I was feeling! Although I got promoted, and materialistically, had it all, coaching was on my heart and I followed through, quitting my job in October 2019.


JORDAN HARRIS

Why did you choose the Jay Shetty Certification School?

Jay Shetty is one of the people I had mentioned earlier who motivated me to become a coach and a speaker. I have been following Jay for years and his messages, content, and meditations have always hit me in the heart and have changed my life. When I saw that he had a coaching school to become a certified life coach, I knew that if I wanted to be the best coach I possibly can be, I would have to learn from one of the best! I saw an overview of the school and I was extremely impressed and immediately decided that I needed to jump on board!


How did Jay’s ABCs of Coaching help you personally, and with your first practice client during the program?

I believe that one should go through a process before they take another through it. It helped me immensely with my first practice client because it gave me a clear starting point of where to begin with my client. If I didn’t have the ABC coaching structure, the call would not have been nearly as effective or organized. I was equipped with the tools to be able to help my client have powerful insights, begin new habits and create big goals.


Describe your first experience coaching a client during the program. What is your most important takeaway from this experience?

Oh my goodness! My first experience having a practice coaching client was quite the experience! I was a little nervous and I did not know exactly what to expect. I was trying a new process! It went well, but I was not entirely confident about how the result of the call was. That is why it was so beneficial and amazing to have a supervisor who listened to my recorded coaching call and who was able to provide me with amazing feedback that allowed me to grow and become a more successful coach.


What were your biggest challenges during the program and how did you overcome them?

I would say that the only challenge I really experienced during the program was finding practice clients to coach! This was an obstacle for me but it tested my thinking. I got creative and posted my transformational story online. People were inspired by my message and it gave me an opportunity to connect with many and offer coaching to those who were moved by my message. It was a challenge, but a healthy challenge that pushed me outside of my comfort zone, expanded my thinking, and made me a better coach!


How would you now describe your coaching style, or approach?

Having completed this certification, I now would describe my coaching style and approach as being highly effective and professional. I am a coach who is not afraid to go deep with my clients to get down to their core issues or desires they have. I am not afraid to sit in the silence with my clients so they can have their powerful breakthroughs through the questions I ask them. I am not afraid to offer a healthy challenge to my clients. I owe many thanks to all I have learned in the Jay Shetty Certification School!


Tell us about your future plans. Where do you see yourself 12 months from now?

12 months from now, I see 100+ messages from my clients with exciting news of how much their lives have changed (saved marriages, career transitions, better relationships with family, increased productivity, physically healthier than they have ever been). I see myself on many stages in front of large crowds, sharing my message and inspiring the world not to take the blessing of life for granted!


What is your own definition of coaching at this stage?

A coach is the ultimate guide in unlocking your full potential. We all have amazing talent and qualities within ourselves that sometimes is tucked away. A coach helps an individual extract that greatness out of themselves and effectively utilize it in their lives to get from where they are, to where they want to go, much more efficiently than they would if they had tried on their own.

Jordan Harris
Sober Success Coach

Tell us your story. 

I was born and raised in Pakistan but moved to Canada when I was 16. I did my undergraduate studies in Accounting and Finance at the University of Waterloo and worked in the same field until 2019.


When and why did you decide to become a coach?

Growing up, I had a strong desire to be needed by others. Moving to Canada disturbed that, triggering depression. I didn’t think it can be healed until anxiety physically paralyzed me and forced me to take action. During this time, I found Jay Shetty on the Internet. Soon after, I hired a life coach and joined Genius. Fixated on understanding my pain and its roots, I embarked on a journey of self-discovery. It was during this period that I discovered my beliefs and traumas. I realized that my need to be needed disappeared when I started building a relationship with myself, and I wanted to share this with others. So, I knew my next step was to become a coach.


Why did you choose the Jay Shetty Certification School?

I couldn’t have not chosen the Jay Shetty Certification School! Jay has been my primary teacher and my Genius family has helped me get through a lot of pain. I am a huge believer in the universe having a bigger plan, and the school couldn’t have launched at a more perfect time. It aligns perfectly with my vision and goals.

SHAFAQ TIRMIZI

How did Jay’s ABCs of Coaching help you personally, and with your first practice client during the program?

Personally, I couldn’t believe how similar my path had been in my own self-discovery. In terms of coaching clients, it gives me the structure and awareness I need to know what the client needs at the time of that session so I can mold the session according to the client’s needs to ensure constant progress.

 

Describe your first experience coaching a client during the program. What is your most important takeaway from this experience?

It was exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time! My takeaways are that I am truly meant to do this, and that being my authentic self is the only way to connect. Also, it is not over after graduation. I’m continuously thinking of how to use new knowledge in my practice for a better client experience.

 

What were your biggest challenges during the program and how did you overcome them?

My biggest struggle has been shifting my mindset to look at my reflections as a coach, not just my own self. I have been studying myself for so long that it was hard for me to stretch my process to think as a coach. Another one was to detach myself from the client’s journey, but still care enough to create the environment for the client to come up with their best solution. The way I overcame both is to keep reminding myself of the ultimate priority – my client’s growth.

 

How would you now describe your coaching style, or approach?

My strength lies in being authentic. I am open, and that encourages the other person to be open as well. The structure in my practice starts with building a great rapport with the client, taking a bird’s eye view of everything going on and then zooming in on one specific goal for at least three months, reflecting on progress at regular intervals, establishing self-accountability, and most importantly, knowing more about the self in each session without judgement. We can’t change something we don’t know enough about. Expecting to solve our problems without acknowledging their roots is like finding needle in a haystack blindfolded. I don’t doubt our ability to find the needle. However, we need to be able to look at the haystack to begin our search.


Tell us about your future plans. Where do you see yourself 12 months from now?

I see myself loving every day, guiding professionals to be self-aware, authentic, and growing in their lives. My vision is to bring that awareness to the masses at an early stage, so they don’t have to go through pain in later years when something feels disconnected. I wish for them to be aligned with their true selves from the very beginning.

Personally, I see myself travelling, dancing, and exploring different cultures!


What is your own definition of coaching at this stage?

Coaching is empowering each person to be self-sufficient. That doesn’t mean not having social connections – that is a human need. But, with my coaching, I hope to shine a light on their relationship with themselves and making it their top priority because everything else is driven by how healthy or toxic you are for yourself.

Shafaq Tirmizi
Mindset Transformation Coach

Our students are the pride and backbone of the Jay Shetty Certification School – without their dedication and enthusiasm, we would not be able to fulfill our vision to transform one billion lives. Meet some of our most recent graduates and find out what lights the fire inside them.

Meet 2 of Our
Most Recent Jay
Shetty Certified
Coaches

Find out more about Jay Shetty's accredited life and success coach training program.

GRADUATE INTERVIEWS

JORDAN HARRIS

Tell us your story.

My name is Jordan Harris. I am 26 years old and I am now a Jay Shetty Certified Life and Success Coach! I live in Denver, Colorado. I have a beautiful and amazing 9-year-old daughter! I am an alcoholic and I have extreme gratitude for life!


When and why did you decide to become a coach?

My story goes back to a little over three years ago. I got sober. I am an alcoholic, which basically means when I start drinking, I cannot stop until I drop. I would wake up in the mornings (or even evenings), look in the mirror, and I hated the person I saw. I finally broke through the darkness into the light on March 18, 2017. That is the date I got sober. I fell in love with everything in the personal development realm. I began listening to motivational audio and podcasts from people such as: Jim Rohn, Les Brown, Tony Robbins, Brendon Burchard, and Jay Shetty! The way I would feel when I listened to their audios and applied their messages into my life was incredible! I wanted to help others to feel the way I was feeling! Although I got promoted, and materialistically, had it all, coaching was on my heart and I followed through, quitting my job in October 2019.


Why did you choose the Jay Shetty Certification School?

Jay Shetty is one of the people I had mentioned earlier who motivated me to become a coach and a speaker. I have been following Jay for years and his messages, content, and meditations have always hit me in the heart and have changed my life. When I saw that he had a coaching school to become a certified life coach, I knew that if I wanted to be the best coach I possibly can be, I would have to learn from one of the best! I saw an overview of the school and I was extremely impressed and immediately decided that I needed to jump on board!


How did Jay’s ABCs of Coaching help you personally, and with your first practice client during the program?

I believe that one should go through a process before they take another through it. It helped me immensely with my first practice client because it gave me a clear starting point of where to begin with my client. If I didn’t have the ABC coaching structure, the call would not have been nearly as effective or organized. I was equipped with the tools to be able to help my client have powerful insights, begin new habits and create big goals.


Describe your first experience coaching a client during the program. What is your most important takeaway from this experience?

Oh my goodness! My first experience having a practice coaching client was quite the experience! I was a little nervous and I did not know exactly what to expect. I was trying a new process! It went well, but I was not entirely confident about how the result of the call was. That is why it was so beneficial and amazing to have a supervisor who listened to my recorded coaching call and who was able to provide me with amazing feedback that allowed me to grow and become a more successful coach.


What were your biggest challenges during the program and how did you overcome them?

I would say that the only challenge I really experienced during the program was finding practice clients to coach! This was an obstacle for me but it tested my thinking. I got creative and posted my transformational story online. People were inspired by my message and it gave me an opportunity to connect with many and offer coaching to those who were moved by my message. It was a challenge, but a healthy challenge that pushed me outside of my comfort zone, expanded my thinking, and made me a better coach!


How would you now describe your coaching style, or approach?

Having completed this certification, I now would describe my coaching style and approach as being highly effective and professional. I am a coach who is not afraid to go deep with my clients to get down to their core issues or desires they have. I am not afraid to sit in the silence with my clients so they can have their powerful breakthroughs through the questions I ask them. I am not afraid to offer a healthy challenge to my clients. I owe many thanks to all I have learned in the Jay Shetty Certification School!


Tell us about your future plans. Where do you see yourself 12 months from now?

12 months from now, I see 100+ messages from my clients with exciting news of how much their lives have changed (saved marriages, career transitions, better relationships with family, increased productivity, physically healthier than they have ever been). I see myself on many stages in front of large crowds, sharing my message and inspiring the world not to take the blessing of life for granted!


What is your own definition of coaching at this stage?

A coach is the ultimate guide in unlocking your full potential. We all have amazing talent and qualities within ourselves that sometimes is tucked away. A coach helps an individual extract that greatness out of themselves and effectively utilize it in their lives to get from where they are, to where they want to go, much more efficiently than they would if they had tried on their own.

Jordan Harris
Sober Success Coach

SHAFAQ TIRMIZI

Tell us your story. 

I was born and raised in Pakistan but moved to Canada when I was 16. I did my undergraduate studies in Accounting and Finance at the University of Waterloo and worked in the same field until 2019.


When and why did you decide to become a coach?

Growing up, I had a strong desire to be needed by others. Moving to Canada disturbed that, triggering depression. I didn’t think it can be healed until anxiety physically paralyzed me and forced me to take action. During this time, I found Jay Shetty on the Internet. Soon after, I hired a life coach and joined Genius. Fixated on understanding my pain and its roots, I embarked on a journey of self-discovery. It was during this period that I discovered my beliefs and traumas. I realized that my need to be needed disappeared when I started building a relationship with myself, and I wanted to share this with others. So, I knew my next step was to become a coach.


Why did you choose the Jay Shetty Certification School?

I couldn’t have not chosen the Jay Shetty Certification School! Jay has been my primary teacher and my Genius family has helped me get through a lot of pain. I am a huge believer in the universe having a bigger plan, and the school couldn’t have launched at a more perfect time. It aligns perfectly with my vision and goals.

How did Jay’s ABCs of Coaching help you personally, and with your first practice client during the program?

Personally, I couldn’t believe how similar my path had been in my own self-discovery. In terms of coaching clients, it gives me the structure and awareness I need to know what the client needs at the time of that session so I can mold the session according to the client’s needs to ensure constant progress.

 

Describe your first experience coaching a client during the program. What is your most important takeaway from this experience?

It was exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time! My takeaways are that I am truly meant to do this, and that being my authentic self is the only way to connect. Also, it is not over after graduation. I’m continuously thinking of how to use new knowledge in my practice for a better client experience.

 

What were your biggest challenges during the program and how did you overcome them?

My biggest struggle has been shifting my mindset to look at my reflections as a coach, not just my own self. I have been studying myself for so long that it was hard for me to stretch my process to think as a coach. Another one was to detach myself from the client’s journey, but still care enough to create the environment for the client to come up with their best solution. The way I overcame both is to keep reminding myself of the ultimate priority – my client’s growth.

 

How would you now describe your coaching style, or approach?

My strength lies in being authentic. I am open, and that encourages the other person to be open as well. The structure in my practice starts with building a great rapport with the client, taking a bird’s eye view of everything going on and then zooming in on one specific goal for at least three months, reflecting on progress at regular intervals, establishing self-accountability, and most importantly, knowing more about the self in each session without judgement. We can’t change something we don’t know enough about. Expecting to solve our problems without acknowledging their roots is like finding needle in a haystack blindfolded. I don’t doubt our ability to find the needle. However, we need to be able to look at the haystack to begin our search.


Tell us about your future plans. Where do you see yourself 12 months from now?

I see myself loving every day, guiding professionals to be self-aware, authentic, and growing in their lives. My vision is to bring that awareness to the masses at an early stage, so they don’t have to go through pain in later years when something feels disconnected. I wish for them to be aligned with their true selves from the very beginning.

Personally, I see myself travelling, dancing, and exploring different cultures!


What is your own definition of coaching at this stage?

Coaching is empowering each person to be self-sufficient. That doesn’t mean not having social connections – that is a human need. But, with my coaching, I hope to shine a light on their relationship with themselves and making it their top priority because everything else is driven by how healthy or toxic you are for yourself.

Shafaq Tirmizi
Mindset Transformation Coach

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