Payal Shah

Life Coach, Financial Coach, Transition Coach


ICF Accredited Coach Training Program: I’ve received expert coach training from iPEC, one of the largest coaching programs globally that is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Financial Planning Education & Experience: I’ve gained extensive financial planning knowledge through the completion of the UC Berkeley Extension Personal Financial Planning program, and through hands-on experience having worked at a small Bay Area financial planning firm in 2019.

300+ Hours Coach Training: Through iPEC, I’ve obtained over 300+ hours of coach training and have coached others on a range of topics, from life transitions, to making decisions on what’s next for one’s career, to relationships and personal empowerment.

Energy Leadership Index® Master Practitioner: I’m trained in iPEC’s proprietary Energy Leadership Index® (E.L.I.) to review E.L.I. assessment results and conduct E.L.I. debriefs as an Energy Leadership Index® Master Practitioner.

Compassionate & Service-Minded: Service and giving to others has been a big part of my life’s mission, and it’s what had me take on life coaching: I want to empower others to live their best lives, and bring love, joy, compassion and generosity to each conversation that I have with clients so that they can obtain a positive experience with each interaction.

Valuable Perspectives from Own Life Experience: As a career-changer, I’ve navigated the journey from discovering my life’s passions, to actually going about and making them a reality in my own life, and can offer empathy and perspectives from my own experiences here.

How I can help

I'm an IPEC-certified Life and Financial Empowerment Coach who works with you to get you 'unstuck' from ways of being that are not serving you and connected to your calling, empowering you to to go confidently in the direction of their dreams, and enabling you to create the life that you truly desire for yourself.


Payal is upbeat, insightful, and committed. She strikes the perfect balance between helping you define goals and guiding you closer to them. Payal cares and that infuses each talk with a clarity of purpose and service.

- AF, Tech

Payal is an amazing coach. She has the ability to listen deeply and was able to really understand some of the challenges I was facing as I was transitioning into a new and unfamiliar situation in my life. She is caring, compassionate and has a wonderful sense of intuition. Payal used all of these qualities and more to help me become aware of many things that were causing me to feel stuck, confused, and overwhelmed in my life and unable to make progress within my new normal.

- Michelle Eberhart, Life Coach

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San Francisco, California, US

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