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the shock of my life
The shock of my life
In my early 20s, I was happy and healthy, ready to take on the world. Young and care-free, I had an active social life and a job I loved counseling high school students. I was even lucky enough to satisfy my itch for traveling to exotic locales during school holidays. I didn’t have a care in the world!

But life has a way of throwing curveballs at us. In the spring of 2018, after a string of doctor’s visits to inquire about some minor chest pain and a constant flu, I received the shock of my life: I was diagnosed with advanced Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I was stunned. Cancer? But I was 24 years old. There had to be some mistake…
the shock of my life
Finding new truths
Finding new truths
Despite my disbelief, it was true. Within days, my idyllic life turned completely upside down. I began undergoing aggressive sessions of chemotherapy. Instead of the gym and dinner with friends, I spent long, painful days at home. Because of the treatment, I wasn’t allowed out, and within weeks, I began losing my hair. My 25th birthday was spent in the chemotherapy ward at the hospital.

Yes, cancer took a lot away from me. But healing from it gave me more than I ever could have imagined. Trapped indoors, my body attacked by this violent disease, I was forced to look inwards and, after much reflection and soul-searching, I found new truths.
Finding new truths
Befriending the beast
Befriending the beast
It was around this time that I realized just how much power we have over our own lives, our own destinies, just from our mindsets.

I learned firsthand that change truly starts from within; from the way we perceive things. I started by changing my words, and my thoughts soon followed. Instead of viewing cancer as an unwelcome beast, and myself as a “warrior” who needed to “fight” it, I befriended cancer, and it was through this mindset that I was able to not only overcome it, but to get the best out of it as well.

I was working on my emotional fitness before even knowing what it was! With time, I began seeing cancer as a blessing instead of a disease. A blessing that allowed me to find my inner strength, and to heal. To have my life back, and learn what I needed to do to make the most of it.
Befriending the beast
Turning the bitter into better
Turning the bitter into better
Today, cancer-free and stronger than ever, I want nothing more than to share this experience with others. To let people know that they too can let challenges work for them instead of against them, so that they can move forward towards their best life.

I aim to help others develop healthy habits of the mind to become mentally and emotionally strong, so that they may overcome their own struggles and unlock their true potential. Mark Twain said, “Find a job you enjoy, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I couldn’t agree more!
Turning the bitter into better
What about your story?
What about your story?
I am passionate about inspiring and helping people focus on their personal priorities and identify the obstacles that block them from achieving their goals. I enjoy meeting new people, hearing their perspectives and showing them how their mind can work for them rather than against them during difficult life challenges.

When I am not coaching, I enjoy sunset walks, playing squash, dancing salsa, listening to my international music playlist and exploring new destinations!

But I would love to hear more about you. Are you living the life you want? Or could you use some emotional fitness as well? For more about what I do, be sure to check out my Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) tab. If you’re ready for a session or would just like to explore (or even chat about your love for music!), please reach out using the form below. I would love to hear from you!
What about your story?

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More About Me

I find additional joy in coaching the youth. My latest charitable project, Bloom, is a self-development program tailored to the young athletes at The Champ Camp in Al-Baq’aa Refugee Camp in Jordan. This program is designed to motivate, train, and inspire the young athletes through a series of interactive workshops that aim to unlock their full potential.

Over the past year, I conducted several motivational and inspirational talks including a TEDx Talk, “An Unforeseen Friendship with Cancer”. Having personally overcome severe life challenges, I am impassioned to raise awareness, hope, and positivity through my superb public speaking and communication skills.

I graduated with honors in Biomedical Sciences from King’s College London, after which I earned a master’s degree in Management from Imperial College London. In 2020, I completed my training as a life coach from Adler Graduate Professional School in Toronto, Canada. A lifelong learner, I keep up to date and continually seek to enhance my knowledge with online courses and other activities. I am currently a member of the International Coach Federation.

My Certifications

Certificates from global organizations

Adler Trained Coach

Adler Graduate Professional School (2020)

Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential​

McMaster University (2020)

Positive Psychology: Resilience Skills

University of Pennsylvania (2019)

Moving Towards Artful Coaching

Adler Graduate Professional School (2019)

Coaching Conversations in the Context of Work

Adler Graduate Professional School (2019)

Foundations of Professional Coaching

Adler Graduate Professional School (2019)

My Personal Beliefs

Sharing some thoughts

We all have different values and areas that
we cultivate to lead better and more fulfilling lives.

Some of My Values:

Balance
Discipline
Family
Gratitude
Honesty
Improvement
Organization
Punctuality
Personal growth
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