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Yasmin Ariff

Yasmin Ariff

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Coaching Bio

Yasmin is a certified career and leadership Coach who specialises in working with aspiring and current women leaders to help them thrive in their careers. She has worked as a teacher and leader in education for over sixteen years across a range of different school settings from single sex, co-ed, state funded, international and private. She is proud to be able to combine her love of both education and coaching in her current role co-leading a training provider, specialising in Coaching training. As well, she continues to coach women in her private practice to help them claim their authority and advance in their careers. Through these projects she is working towards her mission to bring coaching to as many people as possible because she believes coaching can change the world.

Coaching Experience

Yasmin has coached teachers and leaders within the education sector throughout her whole career. She has developed her practice through the PGCert in Coaching and Mentoring as well as completing a Diploma in Transformational Coaching with Animas. Yasmin has also gained her ACC credential from the International Coaching Federation which means she has met the ICF core competencies for coaching and adheres to the ICF ethical framework when coaching her clients and working with sponsors. Yasmin works closely with WomenEd to identify and understand common themes in coaching women. She has developed various coaching tools and techniques that are bespoke to coaching women in education. With these tools, she has helped women in education overcome limiting beliefs, imposter syndrome and develop their own confident and authentic leadership style.

Career Experience

Yasmin has spent over sixteen years working in the education sector, starting as an English teacher in inner city Leeds and working up to senior leadership level in the North West. She has lead at middle leader level as Head of English as well as whole school level overseeing rewards, attendance and whole school literacy. Working within a large MAT gave Yasmin experience of working across different schools within a trust and supporting cohesion and sharing of best practice. She now co-leads a training provider with her brother overseeing and delivering the coaching training provision across a range of sectors including school MATs and LEAs.

Coaching Qualifications

ICF ACC, Transformational Coach

Cognitive Behavioural Coaching


PGCert Coaching and Mentoring

Diploma in Coaching from Animas

Yasmin has been utterly reliable and supportive. She has gone above and beyond to guide me through this challenging time. It has been so reassuring to know that there is someone there to talk to, completely confidentially and without judgement. Without Yasmin, I would not have made some pretty important steps this year to balance my well-being, workload and ambitions.

Rachel, Middle Leader

After every session, I felt unburdened, invigorated and inspired. Yasmin ‘ s coaching style is the perfect balance of being reassuring and enabling. Through her coaching, it has become even more apparent that women supporting women in education is a huge force for good. As a result, I have more self-belief, I focus on what is within my control and I can handle challenging situations with a measured sensitivity. I am so lucky to have had the chance to work with, and learn from, Yasmin; she has made a lasting impression on my career and I have so much to thank her for.

Rosie, Assistant Head Teaching and Learning

I began the coaching journey at a time when I was unsure about my next steps in leadership, having just given back my TLR in a bid to secure part time hours following maternity leave. Having space to speak to someone and reflect on a regular basis allowed me to really grow as a leader. We rarely get that time to talk or reflect on our own leadership but coaching showed me how important it is to seek out those spaces. It has helped me grow in confidence and helped me to realise the true meaning of leadership. Everybody should have a coach – the impact has been profound. Having taught for nearly 14 years and taken part in a range of CPD opportunities, I can honestly say that coaching with Yasmin has had the biggest impact on my leadership skills.

Emily, Middle Leader, Head of Year