Az’s coaching is truly unique. She finds a way to interweave meditation, confidence exercises, and visualization techniques that help let go of fear and the past which in turn helped me moved towards my dream. She supports your best self and always reminds you that you can access that self at anytime. Thanks to Az I’m in a happier place in my life and don’t hold in my feelings any longer. Love her! This is my shouting recommendation to the world to hire her as your coach. You will be forever changed!
When I first started working with Az I wanted to write better. She didn’t just fix my grammar and give it back to me. She taught me why she was making changes and gave a myriad of tips for me to become a better writer. Look — I just used a fancy word! Prior to working with Az I was very hesitant about writing proposals and grants for work. Now, i access my voice and my writing has been recognized by higher ups in the company. Yay to progress! I thank Az with everything I have because she never gives up on you.
Azadeh was my teacher for ASL 1. Learning a new language is challenging but she really made me feel comfortable while we were working on my communication skills.
I’ve had Azadeh for many different ASL classes, all of which I’ve learned so much from. Not only is she an excellent teacher but she has a gift to make learning fun and I usually can’t wait to return to the next class!
Azadeh is a gifted educator who is passionate about ASL. She is able to meet learners wherever they are in terms of skills and maximize their language learning. She does this effortlessly using fun, informal methods tailored to her learners needs.
As an introvert all my life, I’ve always had challenges confronting others. I met Az and she immediately saw that I had an inner fire that needed to be honored and not surpassed. With patience ( she is the most patient person I have met in my life) we were able to work on this. Fast forward two years later and I am confidently expressing my feelings when needed. I have a new lease on life and I owe it all to Az’s coaching. She just started working with my daughter and I see her being happier around kids at school. A miracle worker Az is. We appreciate her help with our family.
Az helped me edit various resumes and cover letters. She highlighted my strong suits and helped me overcome my weaknesses. I owe my writing skills to Az. With her help I landed a job in Google. Beyond my wildest dreams!
Not only is Azadeh passionate about teaching ASL, but she truly cares about the Deaf community and culture and sharing it with the world. Simply the best!
Azadeh was wonderful at adapting her teaching to my specific learning needs.
AZ, your love of ASL & gift of teaching is a rare and amazing combination. You have opened my heart & mind to teaching me, not only a second language but a renewed joy for life & communication.
I consider myself so lucky to have studied and entered my ASL teaching career alongside Azadeh. She readily shares her ideas and wishes for your success even more than her own.; I always felt bolstered by her earnest support and encouragement. “Sincere” is a word I’d use to describe her. Azadeh treats everyone she meets with kindness and benevolence; she establishes such strong connections with her friends, colleagues, and students. She’s a natural teacher, empowering her students to develop advanced skill levels, but it takes someone truly special like Az to not only teach well but also touch lives.
Azadeh is one of those rare individuals that has mastered the art of teaching. Her compassion and knowledge brings forth opportunities to learn and grow with each class. I am honored to have had such opportunities and can not express with words how gratifying this past year has been as her student. As my mentor she has motivated me to excel and reach goals I had once thought unattainable. With Azadeh on your side, truly anything is possible.
Az is a combination of no-bullshit and delivering the truth with compassion. Her empathy towards others and gentle hearted nature make her the BEST of the BEST. She doesn’t tell you what you want to hear rather she tells you what you need to hear. Az taught me so many lesson just by our coaching work together. She taught me the value of bliss and following my happiness through communication strategies and practice. I can’t begin to thank her for all of her support throughout my journey. My world is a bit brighter these days thanks to our coaching sessions.
It’s difficult for me to think about my ASL journeys without thinking about Azadeh Malekan. She taught me for ASL 2 and 4, but even beyond the classroom she is still instructing me. “Az” reignited my passion for American Sign Language through her own love for this beautiful language and culture. With continual support, fun games, and a wealth of knowledge, Az created a learning environment free of judgment or criticism, where putting yourself out there doesn’t seem so nerve-racking because all she wants her students to do it try.