For Arjan, generating positive change and inspiring people to move forward is not a profession; it is a way of life. The goal is to Inspire a positive Shift, not only with clients, but also on a larger scale by contributing to the community and to the world and by motivating others to do the same.

InspireShift Coaching Scholarships

InspireShift offers scholarship programs for people in need to receive a series of coaching sessions on a complimentary or reduced rate basis. Please contact InspireShift if you are interested in participating as a scholarship recipient or if you would like to nominate someone for a scholarship.

Stanford University Clayman Institute for Gender Research and its Center for the Advancement of Women’s Leadership

Arjan serves on the Advisory Council for the Stanford University Clayman Institute for Gender Research and its Center for the Advancement of Women’s Leadership. The Clayman Institute creates knowledge and seeks to implement change to promote gender equality. The Institute brings together an intellectually diverse group of scholars to provide new insights into the barriers to women’s advancement. The organization also proposes innovative solutions to progress gender equality. For more information on the Clayman Institute, visit their website: http://gender.stanford.edu/


"Arjan is a phenomenal executive coach. She has profound expertise in leadership development, communication and emotional intelligence. Arjan helped me create successful frameworks for solving the most complex strategic and human resource challenges. She is insightful, articulate and has a deep commitment to excellence. I have become a better leader as a direct result of our work together."

James Gomez - Division President, CalAtlantic Homes
"Arjan combines business knowledge with people insight. She possesses profound positive intelligence and superb communication skills. She walks the talk and lives by her principles. Arjan helped me evolve my thinking to successfully navigate complex situations presented by a rapidly growing and transforming business, leadership changes and a take-over. My team and I delivered superior results and I thank Arjan for her guidance."

Terry Stack - VP Treasurer, Harman International
"I engaged Arjan to help refocus my professional goals. In less than 5 months, with Arjan's expert guidance, I realized a very positive career move I initially doubted would even be possible. Arjan stretched my thinking, kept me accountable and ensured I lived up to the goals I set for myself. She possesses a unique combination of intelligence, care, commitment, humor, insight, and persistence."

Joris van Roijen - Senior Manager, Ernst & Young Advisory
"Arjan is an extremely skilled executive coach and organizational strategist. She presents to hundreds of attendees at our iRelaunch Return to Work Conferences and consistently gets top ratings. She has also been a popular and well-regarded coach of our group coaching program. More recently she has taken on an important role with our corporate initiatives. Arjan demonstrates integrity, excellence and an energy level matched by few."

Carol Fishman Cohen - CEO, iRelaunch
"Arjan combines a high measure of gravitas, a refreshing straightforward approach and a deep level of compassion with an acute business sense. She provides sharp insights, practical advice and honest feedback, which was pivotal to rethinking and improving my communication style. Through her expert guidance, I evolved my leadership style and executive presence. Arjan is brilliant, but humble; visionary, but grounded; logical, but intuitive."

Neil Hampshire - CIO, ModusLink
"Arjan’s guidance is direct, insightful and clear. She has a wealth of experience and provides great wisdom navigating complex strategic situations. I was originally hired as CFO and within a year promoted to also take on the COO position. I can’t imagine being where I am today in my career without her guidance."

Jennifer Solomon - COO & CFO, Arts Students League of New York

Women Entrepreneur Network

Arjan is Co-Chair of the Women’s Entrepreneur Network in Westchester and Connecticut. WEN was founded in 2010 with the goal of providing a place for female entrepreneurs to connect and contribute to each other’s professional growth. WEN has expanded its membership to more than 300 women who are passionate about their business, share knowledge and network with each other. WEN offers further education for women entrepreneurs through its lecture series. For more information on WEN, visit the website at: http://wedwestchester.org/

Lives in Transition – For People in Career Transition

Arjan is the co-founder of Lives in Transition, a highly successful career networking and support group in the New York metropolitan area, established in response to the economic downturn in May, 2009. The organization, initially scheduled to operate for a few months, was active for over three years and more than 1,000 people benefited from the Lives in Transition sessions and workshops focused on career assessment and career strategies.

CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children in Foster Care

CASA is a national organization with a mission to move foster children out of foster care and into stable, permanent homes where they can thrive. Arjan served for eleven years as a Board Member on the New York Chapter, which works in close co-operation with New York City judges, who assign some of the most difficult foster care cases to CASA. For more information on CASA, visit their website at http://www.casa-nyc.org.

Bereavement Center of Westchester

The Bereavement Center of Westchester offers a range of support services for people dealing with grief. Arjan has facilitated many groups helping people of all ages move through the pain of grief toward hope and healing. She has also worked with those who lost loved ones in the World Trade Center. For more information on the Bereavement Center of Westchester, and to direct people who may benefit, visit http://www.thebereavementcenter.org.