Elham Mottahed-Asdaghi brings to the Diafora team her expertise in interpersonal communication and intercultural coaching. She helps leaders and multicultural teams maximize their performance and stakeholder value through more effective collaboration, communication and alignment. She customizes her approach to a range of needs and profiles, drawing on her own multicultural background as a UK-born, US-educated, France-based Canadian citizen of Persian descent.

Prior to launching Cardinal Coaching, Elham spent two decades working with the executives of multinational companies on their communication, strategy, and change management projects as Director of Internal Communications and Employee Engagement. She also co-founded a professional women leaders’ network in 2016.

Accredited in team and individual coaching by the EMCC (European Mentoring & Coaching Council), Elham is certified as a Global Executive Coach by HEC Paris, a PQ Coach by Positive Intelligence, and a Systemic Team Coach by the Global Team Coaching Institute. She has also been trained as an instructional facilitator, an organization & relationship systems coach practitioner, and holds master’s degrees in Communication from both Stanford University and ESCP Europe.

Based in the Paris area, Elham is a native-English speaker and bilingual in French.