Faisal Khan is the founder of 1ExtraordinaryLife, LLC an executive coaching and organizational well-being consultancy whose mission is to help people thrive at work and beyond by utilizing the tools available from the science of human flourishing, positive psychology.
In addition to his substantial experience as a finance and technology executive in corporate America and the UK, Faisal is a subject matter expert on the topic of human flourishing; he has helped many people begin their journeys to realize their potential and become extraordinary both professionally and personally.
Since 2008, he has helped people flourish in life through coaching, consulting and training at the individual and organizational level. By focusing on areas that need improvement, in addition to strengths that can be nurtured, Faisal uses his unique blend of corporate, academic, and professional expertise to help people thrive in life.
Faisal holds a master’s degree from The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and a Master in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, the birth place of Positive Psychology. In addition, he is a member of the International Coach Federation, a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, a Certified Applied Positive Psychology Practitioner, and a Certified Applied Positive Psychology Coach.
Having spent many years working in some of the world’s largest consulting and pharmaceutical companies, Faisal recognized how success in large organizations happens when they manage to optimize their resources towards the organization's mission. Companies who are able unleash the potential in their human capital not only succeed, but thrive. Such companies have systems, processes and programs in place to ensure that the company stays on track to deliver its mission. Faisal believes that it is a similar garnering of resources at the individual level, physically, psychologically, socially, and intellectually that can be harnessed to help individuals thrive in life, making one more productive, more efficient and a step closer to extraordinary.
Faisal is a graduate assistant instructor in the Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the founder of the Penn Program for Flourishing at the University of Pennsylvania, a program to help students gain the skills to flourish in school life and beyond. He is a guest lecturer and executive coach for Wharton Executive Education, an occasional guest lecturer at the Wharton Business School, an executive coach in the Wharton McNulty Leadership program and in the Leadership at Penn initiative. He is also a member of the Forbes Coaching Council.
Coaching and training is delivered through a unique blend of the following that provides an advantage over traditional approaches:
"Working with Faisal as a coach has been a positive, heart-warming and empowering experience. Faisal provides a safe space in his sessions, I feel supported and heard. When setting goals, he helps me to tap into and remember that I have the answers within myself. I have all that I need to accomplish what I wish." D. Arizola, Reiki Master & Teacher, Massage Therapist, Enterpreneur
"I appreciated Faisal as a coach. Our sessions allowed for a free flow of communication. Faisal helped provide clarity on my thought process, allowing me to focus on key actions that I needed to move forward with my life. I ended up creating an action plan that set me in motion and now I am on my way to obtaining my PhD." C. Amaro, Entrepreneur
"I loved having Faisal coach me. He matched my energy and really helped me fully live my life purpose. Faisal still inspires me every day to follow my dreams, knowing that it is possible to have everything I want out of life." L. Hill, Marketer