What I love most about sharing my life experiences with people is seeing the comfort in their eyes knowing that they are not alone, them knowing that someone else understands their pain and what they have been through. I promised myself to keep the introduction you will be reading below a short one and heartfelt one.
I'm Lebanese, I was born in Dubai, the city I call home. What I love most about living here are the many different cultures I am exposed to daily, which is incredible!
I've always been passionate about understanding how others think, react, and view things. I create a safe place for everyone to talk about the BIG things, topics that we all think about/cross our minds.
Helping others is what I have been destined to do from a young age.
My life has not been easy, I faced many hardships throughout my childhood and adolescence.
To start, being the only child and living with a single mother was not as blissful as it may sound! I always had to measure up to unrealistic expectations and I had to mother my own mother, which is no way a role a child should have to take on. I defiantly took on a lot more than I should, did I think it's not fair? of course I didn't. I had to learn to accept what was happening, and believe that it shouldn't be that way, that I deserved better.
I faced years of mistreatment, not having any family members support, going through that rough phase of figuring out what I want and who I really am despite all that pressure to fit in, starting my life on my own, and the list goes on.
All my challenges and hardships have opened my eyes to many different perspectives and allowed me to have a greater vision of everything around me. It also made me aware of how extremely essential it is to ask for help, and there is nothing to be ashamed of.
Being true to my values and principles is what I live by daily, which is not always easy in a society that wants you to conform.
Just like everyone else, I have felt helpless at times, I needed guidance and support. My experiences are what drove me further into my passion for helping others.
What is life coaching and why it's important for you?
Your mind is a powerful tool, giving us the ability to think, be creative, change, learn and so on.
As much good as it has to offer, it also holds a destructive space in our lives.
Your mind can allow you to live in a constant loop of negative cycles. What you feed your mind, the power you give it, is how you will lead your life.
You can expose different types of people to the exact same thing, yet every single one will handle the same situation differently, some will panic, some will try to see what they can learn from it or try to analyze what caused it, and some might not be aware of it.
Life coaching & NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) are powerful tools aimed to train your mind to work with you rather than against you.
4 main purposes behind life coaching & NLP
Break free from old patterns and peel off layers of limitations that have held you back in the past.
Identify your strengths, personal and professional goals & develop them further.
Provide you with personalized development tools & skill sets to empower you every single day.
Gain the power of choice & experience the emotional dimensions of your being.
Identifying how you became stuck, and how you can move forward to live a life worth living
Breaking free from cultural/family/society expectations
Interpersonal and relationship difficulties, helping you heal from toxic relationships
Living a life genuine to your internal world
Career related challenges, including improving effectiveness in the workplace
Fine-tuning your internal language to improve your self-esteem
Improving the quality of your communication with your surrounding
Frequently asked questions
Difference between life coaching and therapy?
They both understand human behavior and aim to create a harmonious relationship between them and their client’s in order to help achieve their set goals and improve their lives. However, the methods and tools used are different.
No diagnosis or medical treatment
Coach is the specialist in correct tools and skills
The client is the specialist in their life and what they want for themselves
Focuses on “how” to work towards goals
Explore client’s subconscious to focus on an individual’s actions and results
It is a "do-with" process
Determine illness and pathology for patient to be clinically treated
Therapist is the expert. The client is the receiver.
Focuses on “why” certain behaviors occur
Explore patient’s subconscious to understand their behavioral patterns
It is a "do-to" process
What is a life coach & what is my role in during our coaching relationship
As a life coach and a trained professional my aim is to help and guide you to make, meet and exceed your personal and professional goals.
Support you on a journey to rediscover your own strength and abilities: this can include excelling in the workplace, becoming happy and fulfilled at home, exploring your potential, managing health conditions and achieving life ambitions.
By harnessing techniques based on core psychological principles and intuition, as a life coach my purpose is to empower you and provide you with a toolkit to confidently face challenges and overcome barriers.
As a life coach I won’t tell you what to do, instead resort to questioning techniques to help you uncover the answers yourself. Also, provide an objective and empowering environment for you to explore any challenges you're facing.
At the heart of it all lies the idea that you must be given the power to help yourself. Offering advice, opinions and judgements would undermine some of the basic principles behind life coaching.
Part of my role is to be an active listener that can pick up from your voice what you are really thinking and will facilitate you to take actions to move yourself towards your goals. We will celebrate your successes, help you discover how to overcome obstacles, identify your strengths and weaknesses, and enable you to move forward at a far greater pace, with the ultimate aim of you achieving your goals and discovering a much happier life.
How do I choose a life coach?
Our coaching relationship is based on trust – it’s crucial that you feel able to express yourself openly and safely with your life coach. My advice is to have a quick phone chat, and then trust your intuition or gut feeling. Am I someone who you are comfortable talking to? Do you think I am the best fit to help you with your specific situation? What are the prices for coaching?
What happens during a coaching session?
Our life coaching sessions will typically be 60 mins session. Often, after an initial assessment, sessions can be conducted face-to-face or remotely, usually via video calls.
During the session, as your life coach I will ask you some questions, such as what you want to achieve in your life? what areas you're unhappy with and where you'd like to see yourself in the future? Although we will work together, it is often up to you to challenge or reflect upon certain ideas you have, to help you move forward with your life. You will never be forced to make any decisions you don't feel comfortable with, allowing you to explore your thoughts and feelings privately and in our safe space.
Where does the life coaching session take place?
Our sessions are typically conducted in-person, over the phone or video conference. This allows you the freedom to take sessions from your home, office or any location. It makes it easier to stay consistent with less of a time commitment. I’m happy to arrange in-person sessions, either at your location or in public (park, café, etc.). Please feel free to ask for more details.
How long does the life coaching process take?
The time frame can vary greatly and depends on a wide range of factors: your goal(s), your commitment and openness to change, your capacity for introspection, your circumstances, how quickly and thoughtfully you complete homework assignments, and other unique factors.
I have individuals who come in for a very brief engagement (e.g. one mock interview coaching session). I have others who come in focused on one goal, achieve that goal, and begin to work on another goal and then another. Those individuals who partner with me in multiple capacities and for multiple goals work with me for a year or more.
How often should I meet with my life coach?
We meet once a week or every 10 days. Through my experience and testing of different time frames, I’ve found that this frequency yields the greatest returns in terms of change. Meeting once a week or every 10 days offers time for reflection and application of learning between sessions, while maintaining the momentum of our work together.
What is expected of me?
Come as you are, with whatever it is you are going through, whether you are stuck in your life, feeling down, frustrated or unsure where to even start.
I promise I will give you 100% of me and in return I need you to also give me 100% effort. I believe that is a fair deal.
Think of me as your new friend who has tools and skill sets to guide you into achieving your goals.
Let us be totally open, trusting and honest with our coaching relationship, let us get in touch with our inner-child and set it free and also have the time and commitment to complete the fun tasks that we will set together after each session. These tasks are what will move you closer to your overall goal. Ultimately your level of commitment will directly influence the speed and extent to which your goals will be realized.
Remember you are not alone in this, we will be working side by side to provide you with boundless motivation, support and encouragement within a confidential and non-judgmental environment.
When can I expect to see results?
If you’re ready to start taking action today, you’ll notice immediate change. Bigger goals simply take longer. The reality you have today wasn’t created overnight, and the new reality you’re looking for will take a little more time. Coaching over a period of time, combined with consistent action is by far the best way to produce long term, sustainable results and incredible transformations.
Is our life coaching session confidential?
Yes. Of course. No one will know that we are working together unless you tell them. Details of our sessions are never discussed with anyone.
What if I want to end my coaching engagement?
You may choose to terminate our agreement at any time, although it is helpful for me as a coach to have a week’s notice in order to prepare a final session that focuses on review and closure. Ultimately, that decision is up to you.
Coaching packages are non refundable and none transferable.
When should a client be referred to a therapist?
The client has active mental illness (bipolar, borderline, major depression, etc.)
The client has substance abuse.
The client is in a situation of emotional and physical abuse or threats of abuse
Current thoughts are of suicide or attempted suicide
Coach feels that they are coaching outside their limits of competency