Ramadan is more than a fasting month. It's a month to reflect and learn more about your strenghts, about your skills, about your views of yourself and the world around you.
Do I need a Coach?
what coaching is and why in these fast-changing days we need a coach!How to find the best coach for you, and what you will achieve by having a coach
The Bag of Beliefs
review your beliefs about yourself, sort them to what serves you and
what limits you from growing and Learn how to break from the false
beliefs to live up to your potential
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.– Marcus Garvey
I told my younger sister when she became a mother; the best gifts you can give your child are love and confidence. I truly believe that there is a massive correlation between our success in life and our confidence. Confidence is fuel to our behaviors, actions, decisions and most importantly, happy living.
When we lack confidence or have low self-esteem for one reason or another, we settle for less. We accept realities that we don’t like. We do things because someone else wants us to not, because we believe in them. We fail exams, we get sick, we stay in abusive relationships, we don’t follow our dreams. We settle for less and become miserable.
Having confidence is having the fire within that ignites our talents, our intellects and our actions. The way we view ourselves decides if we will be victims or victors. In this workshop, together we will light that fire, show you the magnificence within you, and you will learn how to keep it and use it to stay radiant.
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.– Benjamin Franklin
Habits, are part of us. We consciously or not, develop them from early age. They are changeable, replaceable and obtainable which is the good news.
We all habits that we wish if we can get rid of or habits we would like to attain. In this workshop you will learn how to do that.
In life, we will always encounter difficult people. Don't allow them to frustrate you or steal your joy.– Victoria Osteen
We have all had that one difficult person we can’t deal with. We think the easiest solution is to walk away from them. But what if that person is a family member, partner, boss, employee or colleague? You can’t always walk away from people, especially if they play a crucial role in your life.
We need to learn how to deal with such characters. We need to be equipped with tools that help us break the wall of ice their behavior creates, and protect ourselves from the emotional and mental exhaustion they can cause.
In this workshop we will shed light on different personalities and how to deal with them while still being true to our values.
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.– William Penn
We all have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, what we choose to do with our time differs from person to person due to many factors.
We often hear ourselves say, I don’t have time to exercise, or get a degree, or finish that book I started and so on. We often blame our shortcomings on lack of time.
But do we really not have enough time? I doubt it. What most of us are unable to do is use time properly. In this workshop we will understand time, our need for it, and how to make the most of it.
You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.– Martin Luther King, Jr
We all have 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. However, what we choose to do with our time differs from person to person due to many factors.
Procrastination is a bitter sweet frenemy. It doesn’t mean we are not working or doing something, it just means we postpone urgent matters for less urgent and more enjoyable ones. We all, at one point, will chose to go out with friends rather than do our assignments, or push our deadlines because we have something more interesting to do than finishing that one boring project, or live with that painful tooth until we lose sleep over it and finally drag ourselves to a dentist.
We all procrastinate, some more than the others. In this workshop, we will shed light on this topic and how to deal with it.
Getting stress out of your life takes more than prayer alone. You must take action to make changes and stop doing whatever is causing the stress. You can learn to calm down in the way you handle things.– Joyce Meyer
Here comes one of our very close frenemies, one that’s called stress. As much as we misunderstand it, stress can actually become a friend if we manage it well.
Like everything in life, it’s all about balance. It’s about how we manage the right level of stress in this busy world so we can be motivated to achieve without compromising our health and wellbeing. It’s also about taking care of oneself when the stress levels are too high. Some people perform better under pressure and some just collapse. There are many psychological and physiological reasons behind this, which you will learn about.
In this workshop you will learn about stress, how to identify it, measure it, manage it and live with it.
You can look for external sources of motivation and that can catalyse a change, but it won't sustain one. It has to be from an internal desire.– Jillian Michaelsr
Let's be honest, we have all had that moment when we said “Goodness me, I have no energy or desire to do this”, we have all had that one report or one assignment when we said “Ugh I can’t get myself to do it”, and we have all had that one housekeeping task we resent (personally, I hate ironing with passion) but yet we have to do it.
It is easy to motivate ourselves to do things we love, because we already love them and find joy in doing them. These usually make-up 20% of what we do on daily basis. If you have a higher percentage of the things you do and love, then you are one of the lucky ones, the ones who have cracked the code of cheering life. But how about the rest of us who are left with the big chunks of undesired, unenjoyable, boring tasks that we have to do? That’s what you learn to do in this workshop.
When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.– Roy E. Disney
Our behavior, decisions, priorities and principles are heavily impacted by our values. We have these deep beliefs that consciously or subconsciously become major contributing factors in how we live, work and have relationships.
Being aware of the values we live by and hold dear can help us make better decisions about every aspect of our lives. By honoring certain values, you may make your life happier and the world a better place, while honoring other values may make you miss out on opportunities and experiences. Does this mean values can be good or bad? Yes, and no, because its relative. A value that is extremely important to you might not be important to me.
So let’s find out more about your values, how to make them clear and how you can use them to transform your life.
Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.– Pete Carroll
We all, without exception, have that leader within us, the wise voice that guide us, the calm voice that says its ok, the cheerful voice that says you can do it. I have no doubt that you have heard these voices at least once in your life. Some of us call them (gut feeling) or (spiritual enlightenment) or (God-given guidance). Whatever you call them, they are there, they are your crew if you learn how to be their captain. You can lead these intuitive powers within you and allow them to help you achieve anything you want to. With few simple techniques, you can find them, recruit them, and lead them to achieving the positive life you want to create.
You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.– Joyce Meyer
Saboteurs? You know them very well, you hear them sometimes, especially when you are about to do something good or different. They are small voices that can mask their intention by making it sound like they are looking after your wellbeing. They are the background noise that drain your energy and make it more difficult for you to focus and achieve what you want. They sound like something like this (you can’t, but what if, you are not good enough, why bother! Maybe later, they will laugh at you, they will hate you, you will humiliate yourself)
Do you recognize them yet? Yes, exactly. These are your saboteurs.
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.– Albert Einstein
Much like we can’t live without oxygen; our dreams, purpose and visions can’t survive or be reached without goals. Knowing what we want is very important, but not enough. Goals are the engine of our actions, driving us to move forward with our plans, keeping us on a path and focusing us on reaching our destination.
The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.– Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Like everything in this universe, we serve a purpose, we are here to contribute to the world in one way or another. As soon as we realize our purpose, our goals become clearer, and our actions become more focused. We start living from and for our purpose. We will start living instead of making a living because with purpose, comes passion, and with passion, comes motivation and the eagerness to wake up in the morning and dance with the music of life.
If you can’t find any joy in life, perhaps you have a vision problem. – Tim Fargo
From learning how to start a fire to landing a man on the moon, humans always had vision even if they didn’t know it.
So what is vision and why is it important that we have it? That’s what this workshop will answer. Moreover, it will get you started in creating your own vision and give you the knowledge you need to bring your vision to life.
If you are on the verge of choosing or changing your career, this
workshop will help you align your passion and your skills to find the best option for you
Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.– Henry Ford
Regardless if you are leading a team or member of a team, you have a big role in building a successful achieving team.
The collective of a team knowledge and skills will always outweigh the individual. More and better results can be produced and deadlines are most likely to be met. In this workshop you will learn about how build effective teams, how to lead them to success regardless of your position within the team, how to embed your skills into the team work and bring the most out of others, and how to resolve conflicts with other team mates.
Some people want it to happen. Some wish it would happen. Others make it happen.– Michael Jordan
You want that promotion, or build your dream company. Maybe you want to make more money, or finish that degree. Whatever that is you want, only you can go get it. No one else.
I understand there are many challenges and show stoppers between us and what we desire, however, when there is a will there is a way. No Boss, competitive colleague, or circumstance can stop between you and what you want if you really want it.
In this workshop you will learn about the powers within you, the tactics and strategies of winners, how to influence people and get them to say yes to what you want, and you will take the first step to win what you desire.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.– John Quincy Adams
Leadership in the modern day became one of the most abused words in business. There is still huge gap between being a leader and being a manager. That said, leadership is a quality we all have. We don’t need to gain it, it’s there. And We definitely don’t need to have a big title to demonstrate it.
What we need to do is to recognize it, bring it to life, nurture it, and learn how to inspire others with it. In this workshop you will learn how to be more of an inspiring leader at your job and community.
It's all about quality of life and finding a happy balance between work and friends and family.– Philip Green
We all seek that magic formula, the secret of all secrets, the invaluable key to the door of balanced life. Especially when we have a partner, children, a full time job, and social responsibilities.
I hear you, the demands are rising daily, and we are in constant dilemma of fulfilling our responsibilities and looking after ourselves and loved ones. In this workshop we will hack some of the most common problems in finding the balance and provide different techniques on how to make it possible.
The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.– Charles Kettering
I’ve always believed that change is the only constant in life, beside death of course which I think we will find cure for it one day. As humans it’s in our nature to create change and resist it. Without change, there is no progress, and without progress, there is no civilizations. We have always find a way to create and lead changes. As scary as some changes are, we need to embrace them and get the most out of them. Another thing I always say: Change is always good, even if it was a bad change.
It’s crucial for our growth and development in all life aspects. In this workshop we will learn about change in the work place, how to create it, lead it, embrace it, and most importantly get the best results out of it.
Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.– Paul J. Meyer
Planning is one of the most natural skills a human has. Regardless of the size of your plan, you already have one. You plan to have dinner with your friends, you decide when and where and what you will wear and how you will get there. You plan on buying a new car, so you think of how much you can afford, the color, the features, the brand etc.
We plan more than we realize. We do it every day. So how can we build on this natural skill in business and build effective and efficient plans to achieve our goals. That’s what you will learn in this workshop.
No matter how much experience you have, how many degrees you have, or how well known you have become — there is always something new to learn. Don’t rest on your past experiences. If you do nothing to improve your skills, you won’t stay where you are.– Laura Spencer
As important it is to know our weaknesses, it is crucially important to know our strengths. As Sun Tzu explained in his famous book the art of war; our weakness can turn to strength and our strength can turn to weakness.
We need to be fully aware of our capabilities regardless if we think of them as positive or negative. They all serve a purpose in our journey depends on where, when and how we use them.
It is important to spend more time on building on our strengths than on developing our weaknesses. I know this is different from what we are used to in the business world, but in this workshop you will discover many methods to make the most out of your traits and reach your awesomeness.
The expert in anything was once a beginner.– Helen Heyes
When I first joined my job 12 years ago, I was a 21 years old graduate who is full of life, ambition, curiosity and eagerness to learn and produce results.
Over my career I met many people who felt the same way when they joined the organization as a new graduate or relocated from another job or department. Regardless of how different our skill sets and backgrounds were, we shared the same challenges! The challenge of integrating to the work environment, understanding the politics, clarifying our responsibilities, and most importantly making sure we are in the right place to produce the best results. In this workshop you will learn how to deal with the challenges of being new to a team, a department or a company.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.– Steve Jobs
Throughout my career, I’ve always looked for what I enjoy doing, learned it inside out, and moved to the next enjoyable thing. That’s why project management was a perfect fit for me. Not only because it was far from boring with the different projects I ran, I also was able to do the thing I enjoy the most, working with people. From team members to peers and stakeholders, I was able to learn and apply my people skills. As my career progressed and my skills grew, I found new means to do what I enjoy the most and I took the natural course of moving to a new direction equipped with the skills, knowledge, and experiences I gained over the past 12 years.
In this workshop, we will find out what do you enjoy the most, and how can you choose a career that makes you looking forward every morning to it. And how your current career or situation can be the stepping stone to your next level.
The power within
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age – Sophia Loren
Although a lot of what this workshop will cover is already covered in the confidence radiator workshop, this is more tailored towards the youth. With focus on how to discover the strengths and talents early on and use them to make better decisions on the school you will go to or the career path you will follow.
It will also cover the techniques you need to understand your personality type and how you can use it to have better relationships with your family and colleague. Moreover, you will learn how you can utilize these talents outside of school and how to put them in service to your community and country.
It’s a perception
Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own? – Brigham Young
We live in a world where sadly a lot of people link their self-worth with the worth of the brands they wear and the cars they drive. Unfortunately, it starts early in schools. Children, teenagers and even adults face a numerous pressure to appear and look certain way. With the influence of the media and social pressure, self-esteem is in decrease and the need to please others is climbing. I meet a lot of people who hates their bodies, the color of their eyes, the way they smile, and their sense of fashion for no reason but because it doesn’t match the latest image of a famous model on a magazine or the latest summer lines trends.
Self-image and self-esteem are very important for us to achieve and reach our potentials. In this workshop, you will learn about how to appreciate yourself and become resilient towards the peer, social, and media pressure, and how to be authentic.
Bulling No More
Bullying is killing our kids. Being different is killing our kids and the kids who are bullying are dying inside. We have to save our kids whether they are bullied or they are bullying. They are all in pain. – Cat Cora
Bullying exists in schools, at work, at homes, and online. It’s a huge issue that impacts the mental, emotional, and physical health of both the bully and the bullied. Unfortunately, the problem of bullying is underestimated and not discussed and resolved as it should be.
Without resolving this problem our societies health will always be impacted. Growing up in such environment will create two type of people, abusers and abused. Both have insecurities, fears, victim mentalities, and number of personality and psychological issues.
In this workshop, regardless of how old you are, if you are bullying or being bullied, you will understand the reasons behind this behavior, how to face it, and how to change it.
First impressions matter. Experts say we size up new people in somewhere between 30 seconds and two minutes.– Elliott Abrams
First impressions are really important and the last longer than they should be in the receiver mind, sadly!
However, once you master your self-image and self-presentation, you will open many doors for yourself. In writing, verbally or in person, you can charm the others if you know how to choose your words, your body language and your fashion wisely. As well as dressing smartly for the occasion. Which means, you will need to work on your emotional intelligence.
If you are writing your CV, going for an interview, or preparing for a big presentation, this workshop will give you the hacks of marketing yourself properly.
Where to go from here
In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. – Theodore Roosevelt
What should we do when we are at a crossroad like deciding on what major to take or which career path to follow, or any other point where we find ourselves stuck and don’t know which way to go. How can we make the best decision, the right decision? How can we live with our decisions?
Whatever situation we go through, someone somewhere went through the same thing. If we learned the techniques early on and learned from other’s experiences, our decision making will become easier and more solid.
In this workshop, I will show you how at your early age can make better decisions.
believe that people make their own luck by great preparation and good strategy. – Jack Canfield
let’s be honest here! No one likes exams or homework. That’s coming from me who was a straight A student and always on top of her class. I loved reading and learning, but I hated taking exams (with passion). The stress, the preparation, the anticipation for the marks, were always things I couldn’t wait to graduate in order to get rid of. But guess what! It never ends, we go over the same cycles in life and career, maybe without written exams but the same emotions. I had to learn how to deal with the pressure and actually enjoy it. I learned how to prepare and work smarter not harder. In this workshop I will share with you all my learnings from the experiences I had, the trainings I went through, and the knowledge I gathered.
A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.– William Feather
Just like we plan our time, our meals, our events, and everything else, we must plan our money. Budgeting is nothing but planning your expenditure and savings. It gives us the facts we need in order to make financial decisions that may impact the quality of our lives. Budgeting if done right is simple. It doesn’t have to be complicated involving 100 spreadsheets.
In this workshop we will learn how to put the right budget.
Never spend your money before you have earned it– Thomas Jefferson
Have you watched a movie called Shopaholic? Remember the actress who is in the film plays a character of a woman who can’t stop buying things she doesn’t need and fell in a massive debt? Not a good example!
In purchase smart you will learn how to fight the impulse buying, and build a habit of saving. Your will learn as well how to distinguish between what you want and what you need so you can make a smarter purchasing decisions.
To get rich, you have to be making money while you're asleep.– David Bailey
In today’s economy its more apparent that we can’t depend only one pay check to stay secure financially and sustain our living. The old fashion way of getting a government job and stay until retirement is disappearing. More entrepreneurs are coming to light and new smart ways of making money is surfacing. It’s the age of innovation and doing things differently. In this workshop you will learn how to create different streams of income regardless if you are a full time employee or not.
Art of Saving
A penny saved is a penny earned– Benjamin Franklin
Saving is a common sense act that is not so common for so many reasons. It is surely easier to spend than to save and a lot of us these days confess that it’s getting harder every day with the inflation and cost of living. That is true, but it’s also an excuse to not save.
So how can we turn the notion of saving from being difficult to an art? This is what you will learn in this workshop.
Cultural Awareness Workshop and Expats Life UAEAre you new to the UAE, a veteran resident, or a visitor curious about UAE culture? Then you are in for a marvelous treat of first-hand tales and insider information.
The Emirati Coach, Deena Almansoori, will present you with authentic information and stories about the UAE in her cultural awareness workshop. You will receive candid answers to your questions that you have been wanting to know about life in the Emirates.