From Meditation Boot Camp:
"Zach, I just wanted to thank you for your help with my meditation practice. It is beautifully simple and it works. And now I know how to sit properly which makes a huge difference." - Belinda Sircombe-Jellett
From a mother's perspective of her son's attendance of RPG's In School:
"Hartley is more decisive as a result of taking part in D&D. The fact that that he is constantly strategizing has made him more confident in his ability to make decisions on the spot. Additionally, his writing abilities have greatly improved as he now develops his characters with great thought and clarity and uses much more description throughout his narratives.
Hartley receives a fantastic sense of adventure while playing D&D. He has a greater level of confidence in his skill to take initiative and control over his actions. He also notices that he has a more active and aware mind after the class since he is making choices constantly. All in all, D&D with Zach has been a great adventure for Hartley. The focus and effort that is put towards the development of his character has deepened his awareness of himself and his ability to articulate this in his writing and imaginative play both at home and at school. In an age where devices have taken over we have been privileged to find a program that both honors and endorses the deep reservoir of the human imagination." - Heidi Bassett Blair
From a one week private intensive live-in life coaching session in New York:
"I want so badly to find truth, to know and understand this world. I want to know! I need to know! I get impatient with my need to know. I take pride in my need to know. I lament my need to know. I feed my need to know. I challenge my need to know. I doubt my need to know. I look for answers, everywhere - from people, from signs, from books, from music, from movies, from stories, etc. And in this desperate searching I forget myself.
I realize now that the driving force in your work, in everything we explored and did together, in each picture, each conversation, each suggestion, each smoothie, each directive, each book, you sought to turn my attention inward. To help me see myself, to see my dirt and my lies so I could uncover my potential and my grace. So I can know myself. Because only then can I know the world. You have essentially shown me my home - the place to start and the place to come back to -- as I set forth on this journey. And a journey is no journey without a home.
There's much ahead of me. And I am disappointed in my inability to fully express my gratitude...the week we spent together was seminal, beautiful, and priceless.
And I thank you, Zach."
From an emergency session:
"Sensitive, emotionally fragile and with a low self-esteem, I sometimes have empty periods, especially in the springtime. This year, which was particularly touched by a personal story, I ended up in a real cul de sac, feeling that I was going to get sick if I did not do anything.
I know Zachary personally but never had any conversation around these topics with him. While he knew it was not going well, Zach suggested that we meet to discuss my condition. We spent two good hours together, where he listened to me without judgment taking the time to fully understand my situation and my feelings about it. Very calm and really listening, he reflected an image of me, yes, in crisis, but also of the blow in perspective of change and making me understand that I had a power over my life and in a way which I could look at. After this comforting exchange, Zach sent me two long letters, full of good advice and tracks to get me out of this more difficult moment.
I applied his advice and resumed my path with interesting tools which still guide me.
Zachary has a good understanding of the human condition and how the human being functions. You can feel that his approach is profound and that he works hard to know his subject! I think that he has all the skills to accompany and guide someone well and that he can help the person in steps towards her/his truth and her/his own resources.
It was my pleasure to write you this Zach, thank you for everything!"
From an initial session in personal reconciliation coaching:
Zach, I don't really know why I contacted you at first, but I did. I thought it could help and it did.
I didn't really talk to anyone before about my complicated situation. Never talked to anyone who could just sit, listen and talk with no intention of giving me the " you should do this or that" or " why have you done this or that?" You did.
I was almost afraid on my way to our meeting, afraid and anxious and shy... Didn't even know how far I wanted to go, how much I wanted to tell you.
It was so easy... I knew as soon as I started to talk that I could go all the way.
You're a good listener, I never felt you were judging me or my situation. You were very generous to share parts of your own life, parts of your own experiences.
I never felt I was being analyzed even though you do analyze everything.
You got me to look at my situation from another angle. It is still a really complicated situation, but it helped to look at it with a new eye.
Out of all that, I had a nice afternoon, I left with many new questions for myself and 10 000 pounds less on my shoulders...
I still have a long road ahead, we all do...