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Why I became a Life Coach
Date : 15/ 10/ 2012
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Sayeda Habib's story......

My name is Sayeda Habib and I established a coaching practice eight years ago ( I’ve been coaching Muslim women from all over the UK, as well as other parts of the globe. It has been my privilege to empower my clients to overcome obstacles, and make really important changes in their lives. I became a coach because I really want to make a difference, and I feel truly blessed to do the work that I do. I appear on television and radio, and at community events to provide motivational tips. In addition to coaching clients, I’ve been writing about coaching for a number of years. I am a regular contributor to Sisters Magazine ( where I write for the SELF section. I find that writing gives me the opportunity to present coaching to the Muslim sisters in a way that is practical, and easy to implement. I feel that writing is both challenging and rewarding at the same time.
Writing articles always left me wanting to contribute more. A few years ago, I realised that I really want to make a lasting contribution to my community, and my profession. I had a dream that I wanted to write a book, and I am very happy to announce that my dream has come to fruition. Discover the best in you! Life coaching for Muslims ( is the first coaching book aimed specifically for Muslims. There are several self-help books in the mainstream, but nothing that kept the Islamic framework in mind. This book provides information on coaching, coaching exercises, and practical tips, while drawing from the Quran and hadith to demonstrate the relevance of coaching within Islamic life. Readers can use this book to create an empowering life vision, learn to reduce stress, improve communication skills, establish a better work-life balance and enhance confidence.

I have always enjoyed being a part of community initiatives. I am a founding member, of a group called Elevate1 ( Through Elevate1, we endeavour to empower Muslim businesswomen by providing networking opportunities, training and business development, as well as opportunities to socialise and meet other like-minded women. I provide training for Elevate members, and we are currently working on various initiatives to encourage and support our members towards taking their personal development, and their businesses to the next level.

Alongside community and work endeavours, I am continually challenging myself to learn new skills, so that I can be the best person, and coach, that I can be. I am studying organisational development, Arabic, and I plan to embark on a degree in nutritional therapy as well. I feel that I need to continue building on my skills so that I can support my clients in a variety of ways. I also enjoy spending time with friends and family, reading, and take opportunities to travel as well.

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