11 Revitalizing Stress-Busters for Working Women

This post of mine was originally published in The Huffington Post

Stress has been dubbed as the “Health Epidemic of the 21st Century” by the World Health Organization. Being a Leadership Trainer at a multinational pharmaceutical, I first developed a program to address this epidemic, eight years ago. I called it ‘De-stress & Revitalize Your Soul’ and exclusively dedicated it to women in my company. The program went on to become an annual flagship program and to date remains one of my most popular training sessions amongst clients. However, I was asked the question then and am still asked the same many question years later; ‘Why only women?’ Well firstly, being a woman myself, I relate more. And secondly, I firmly believe that women juggle multiple responsibilities in hand, much more than men do and are hence more susceptible to stress. It’s not only about multi- tasking; in any given day working women are required to run a ‘multi-track mind’ as well, rapidly switching between tasks that are often varied and quite different from each other. Managing both work and home is a responsibility traditionally passed on to us and there is usually an unsaid expectation to flex our schedule and realign commitments more than our partner needs to or is required to do. According to HBR, women experience more stress at work because, on top of domestic responsibilities, we must also contend with stereotype threat at work-a phenomenon unknown to men.

The right kind of stress also known as positive stress/ eustress can be beneficial as it can challenge and motivate us. However, it is usually bad stress/ distress that we fall victim to. As debilitating as it may sound, the good news is that there are many simple ways through which we can minimize the negative impact of stress. Listened below are 11 revitalizing, stress-busters which, if practiced regularly can make bad stress, a thing of the past! Here they go:

  1. Train your brain to think ‘I CAN’: The brain will always do as it’s told. If you keep telling yourself that you can achieve something, you will be amazed to see how well your brain cooperates in reaching that goal.
  2. Stay positive: Negative feelings sap energy and set up a self-perpetuating cycle of disappointment, worry, and regret. Enhance your self-worth by affirming your positive characteristics and repeating positive statements about yourself.
  3. Set attainable life goals: Break long-term goals into small attainable sub-goals or steps. Reward yourself after each step to stay motivated and on track. Breaking down your journey into smaller milestones and celebrating them will give you a sense of purpose too and, who doesn’t like celebrating, every now and then anyway!
  4. Laugh heartily, very often: Laughter is the best therapy out there! Moreover, it’s free! It gives your heart and lungs a good workout and research indicates that laughter releases feel-good brain chemicals which in turn lower the blood pressure, relax the muscles as well as reduce pain and stress hormones.
  5. Start a gratitude journal. Remember the deprived ones and wake up each day thanking God for even the less obvious blessings. Pain easily overshadows joy; we are quick to point out what didn’t work. What went good, however, takes time, because most likely it is something we commonly take for granted.
  6. Spend time with loved ones. Spending time with loved ones and bonding with them over coffee/ dinner or even a Skype call gives you emotional support and distracts the mind from the daily grind. Take time to enjoy with children, play with them, and act silly; their enthusiasm and vitality will rub off on you. Plan nights out with your spouse/ friends or order in, snuggle and watch a movie. You will never feel more relaxed!
  7. Nurture a hobby: Invest time in doing something you enjoy such as painting, cooking or anything that excites you. When you spend some time of the day or even week, doing something you are passionate about, your soul is invigorated and you feel an inner sense of satisfaction and contentment which no other therapy can substitute.
  8. Meditate and/ or practice Mindfulness: Take 10 to 15 minutes each day to just sit by yourself and let your mind float. Meditation de-clutters the mind, helps you unwind & boosts mood and immunity. Mindfulness helps you focus on the present moment rather than worrying about the past or dwelling on regrets. Indulge yourself with a luxurious warm bath or light up some scented candles, close your eyes and allow your mind and body to drift.
  9. Treat yourself once in a while: Retail therapy is overrated. I would opt for the spa therapy any day. Go to the salon and pamper yourself with a good massage, or even a makeover. If the spa doesn’t fancy you much, treat yourself to anything else that stimulates you. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Travelling & going to new places is another great option which promotes self-awareness and personal development and overall, makes you a happier person.
  10. Exercise: Any form of exercise, be it, dancing, yoga, walking or even daily stretches at work will certainly make you healthier. It doesn’t have to be an hour or forty-five minutes. Even twenty minutes of being active and following a fun exercise regimen are enough to improve circulation and kick start your metabolism in the right direction.
  11. Just feel good; Anytime, Anywhere, ALWAYS: Do not let the weather or anything else, influence your mood. Be in charge of your own happiness & always look forward to the good, which is yet to come.

It’s important to understand that it’s okay to fret and panic. It’s okay to vent out too. It’s also okay to sometimes get your super-heroic cape tangled in the stress trap but when it does, just take a break to untangle and step back. Breathe in deeply, lift your chin and continue marching forward with your cape flying nice and high. PS: don’t forget to breathe out! 😉

Hira Ali is Founder of ‘Advancing Your Potential’ & ‘Revitalize & Rise. She is a Leadership Trainer, Motivational Speaker, Writer, Professional Coach & NLP Practitioner.

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Dear Girls, We Have Got Your Back

A lot is being said to support and empower young girls these days and the importance of establishing the concept of female mentors for female students. After all, when you empower girls, they say, you are raising the quality of life for everyone. It is these very girls that will lead children by example, lead businesses, lead communities and even lead the country one day. The World over, females are feeling increasingly disillusioned owing to the turn of events on the political front but I believe this is the time to stay positive, all the more. Here is a self- written note to these very girls who look up to us for guidance and motivation. (Some snippets have been taken from my recent speech at an all-girls school assembly)

Dear Girls,

Don’t worry. We have got your back. We are there for you! We are there to provide you clarity when all seems ambiguous; we are there to encourage your ambition when success seems improbable. We are there to empower your confidence when unsurety and insecurity surrounds you. And, we will always be there for you.

Whether you cover your head or not, whether you belong to this side of the wall or the other, whether you are a native or an immigrant, whether your skin color is different from ours or not, it doesn’t matter to us and we promise, it never will. We hope to inspire you and motivate you just the way you are. We want to be your role models and, your mentors. We believe that you girls are beautiful, yes, each one of you. You are smarter, more globally aware and more techno-savvy than we ever were. You are compassionate. You are capable. No matter how negative, the situation seems today there will always be hope for a brighter tomorrow. Never stop hoping. Never stop trying. The world needs you to keep trying. We need you to keep trying Good things have happened before and there is no reason why good things cannot happen again. They will. Let no one tell you what you can and cannot do. You have the power to rise above all challenges and crush all stereo- types and biases that rise against you and against us. You have the power to change the world. And when you do all this, you will find us smiling cheering for you & inwardly feeling proud, knowing that we had something to do with it!’

Yours truly,

Your Mentor

 

What exactly is Coaching?

Before I was introduced to coaching, I had been a Management Trainer and HR professional for many years and yet I was unaware of what coaching actually entailed! I always visualized a coach as a grey-haired, super enlightened, highly sophisticated, all knowing, subject matter expert with possibly an imaginary halo hovering over his head. Little did I know that all these characteristics weren’t even essential to be considered as a competent coach!

So who exactly is a coach? There are many definitions and interpretations for coaches these days. Quite literally a ‘Coach’ is a railway carriage or medium of commute which transports a person from one place to another. Figuratively too that’s exactly what a coach does; he enables you to move from one point to another which you may have otherwise found difficult to do on your own. I recently attended a two-day coaching event and in that event one of the participants described the coach as some one who will stand alongside as you unlock one door of potential and move on to open another. This one of the most fascinating and visual descriptions I have ever heard to depict what I do!  In the HBR Guide to Coaching Employees, an executive coach defines coaching as a style of management characterized by asking questions, questions which will make you progress from command and control style of leadership to a dynamic one in which the person being coached grows through self-reflection and self-discovery. Asking the right questions, however, is the key to setting the right foot and good questions are as important to a coach as is a light saber to a Jedi. We shall be covering that in more detail in our next few publications.

Moving on to the Coachee, let’s see what this one is all about. Typically a coachee is someone who drives the coach and in reality, too, it is the coachee who determines the coaching agreement through self-inspection which in turn leads to envisioning of new solutions to old problems. Thereby a coachee is someone who is being coached.

Last but not the least Coaching itself is a powerful interactive process between two or more people that helps individuals to develop personally and professionally more rapidly and with more satisfying and fulfilling results than would have been possible if working alone.

And now that we have discovered the basic terminologies of Coaching let’s move on, shall we?

If you hate some one right now, read this post.2 NLP presuppositions which will dramatically alter how you think and react!

I decided to take up a formal NLP qualification last year. Other than the obvious intention of adding more credibility to my training and HR consultancy as a licensed practitioner, I had personal reasons for joining the class, too. Two years ago I had experienced a sudden loss of a loved one and ever since then, I  had felt, I was being engulfed by a strong sense of unresolved grief which I thought NLP might help me with! I had heard raving reviews about the positive changes the latter brings about and while I was eager to learn about it, I must confess, I was still quite skeptical about the impact it would have on me, in the long run!

However, the first day in the training and I already knew why people claimed it to be a life transforming experience! There are many NLP presuppositions that form the foundation of Neuro Linguistic Programming and are fantastic but in this post, I shall only be sharing the ones I found to be most helpful to me. Here they go:
1. Everyone has a unique map of the world and each one responds to it differently: This is such a powerful concept and explains why some people react so differently from you even when you are faced with similar situations. Do you often feel frustrated with someone for what he/she does or does not do? Well, that’s because, simply put, he is not you! His map is different from yours. His perceptions, his perspectives and his model of the world and hence his way of acting or reacting will not necessarily be the same as yours,  in fact, he could possibly be way different from what you believe in or expect! Think of any objection, concern or even complain you have had with someone in the recent past: Why is she so aggressive? Why is he so submissive? Why can’t’ she take a stand for herself? Why doesn’t she reciprocate love and kindness, the same way I do? Why can’t they be more genuine? Why does he always compare? Why is he always so negative? Why can’t she be more realistic? Why is she so cold and expressionless? Why are they so thankless? Why can’t she be warmer? Why is he so hyper and over excited all the time? Why can’t she move on and get over it? What! he has already moved on, but why?  These and many more similar queries will often come up when you are encountering various people in your life, every day. It is but natural to be affected by what people you care about, do or do not do. However when you start acknowledging ‘the difference of maps’ in various individuals in your life, you will start being more empathetic and understanding of how and why the react, the way they do.Now, I am definitely not suggesting that  after reading this presupposition, you will transcend to an extraordinary, ethereal level where you will start viewing each and every person positively and favorably irrespective of what they do, but yes, after reading this belief, you may already be looking at different situations & people with a new light in  your eyes!
2.The meaning of communication is the response you get! At work or even at home we often feel exasperated for not being understood. Why doesn’t she listen? Why is it so difficult for him to understand? Why she always, misunderstands? This is where this NLP assumption comes in handy! In every communication, our purpose is to influence the receiver. It could either be an emotion, advice, instruction, statement or a combination of all these. Now, this communication will only be meaningful and will serve the purpose, if the recipient responds in a way, that you have intended him to respond. I once had a helper who habitually misunderstood every instruction I gave her which annoyed me profusely and even though I had promised myself not to react vehemently, I did end up being thoroughly frustrated. After reading this presupposition I belatedly realized that my communication failure with her was more my fault than hers! You see,  before asking her to do anything I  had already made up my mind that this instruction would have to be reiterated several times before I could expect it to be executed smoothly. The result being an unconducive, irked tone of voice combined with vague details of what had to be done, shared rather half-heartedly. If I had varied my communication style the very first time until I had elicited the desired response, then I probably would have saved, both of us, more time and energy! Some communication variations include adjusting the tone of your voice, the volume, facial expressions, eye contact as well the words themselves. It would be a good idea to ask yourself the following questions: Are you using any jargons? Have you given too many instructions in one go or did you leave out some important details? Is your tone too gentle or too firm? Are you squinting your eyes or furrowing your brows? Is there eye contact? Is the eye contact too intimidating? Do you look interested or bored or tired? The best way to know if you are on the same page as the recipient is to gauge his reactions and response; if they seem satisfactory then go ahead, if not then go back to the previous questions and reassess your communication style! To summarize,  in any communiation initiated by you, much of responsibility to impact it positively lies with you and not the other party. Once you believe this premise to be true and start taking responsibility for what you want to exchange, trust me you will be an even better communicator than you already are!

These two founding principals or presuppositions really helped me in reevaluating my relationships with several people and changed the way  I looked at them and to be honest, it was quite liberating. After all harboring grievances and holding on to grudges can be quite draining, isn’t it? It’s okay to feel vengeful and resentful in some situations but when you are lingering on it for too long and more than necessary, remind yourself; her map is different from yours and move on. Neuro Linguistic Programming is indeed a very interesting study. The presuppositions are just the beginning of your NLP journey with me and you already seem quite fascinated, aren’t you? Well, imagine what the rest of it will be like! Stay tuned for more blogs on this topic and be ready to learn many more interesting concepts behind this amazing science. I love NLP and by the end of it, I am positive, you will too!

Until next time,

Cheers

10 powerful questions which can help you overcome negativity when dealing with others

Hello there. I am part of many face book forums and one thing I regularly notice is how many women (since these are mostly women only groups and forums) often put up questions, seeking relationship advice from fellow members. While venting out may seem like a good idea, unfortunately the downside is a plethora of opinions pouring in, most of which are negative. Now if a positive person had put the question forward, he or she may find hope and solace in the opinions positively expressed, however, drowning in a sea of negative comments will eventually taint the perspective of even the most positive ones amongst us. I am going to write below, what I posted on many groups and received an overwhelming response on how helpful the post has been. So thought, why not make it into a bog. This is what I wrote:

I do not undermine the benefits of such groups & I love how they serve many purposes; as a sounding board for expression of ideas and opinions, as a venting out ground for common issues and grievances impacting us, as an advisory mechanism for seeking opinions and ideas and moreover, to share light hearted humor and a good laugh quite often. On these very forums/ groups, I have frequently come across many posts seeking suggestions and opinions and while I would love to comment on each one of them, being a mompreneur (juggling multiple responsibilities in hand) makes it difficult to do so. Now many of you must be thinking especially those who are reading this post for the first time, who on earth is she and why would she want to comment, anyway. Well, simply because since a young age I have had an innate desire to help people. As a trainer and coach who helps people overcoming stress especially women who I believe, I help to Revitalize and Rise, I have this irresistible urge to offer free and often unsolicited advice and coaching!

However, this post is not to advertise about me but rather to help you! Venting out and asking for advice definitely makes us feels better, however, sometimes when we get too many opinions we often become confused. So I thought why not share a process which will help people in finding their own answers. And so here it is… a proven, self- vetted and endorsed by a hundreds others- process of self-coaching yourself to get answers to problems/ negativity in relationships, you may be facing at any given point in time.

Listed below are a list of questions which can facilitate all  of amazing men & women  (both) to come up with some answers. Nothing extra ordinary, probably most of these you are already doing or know about but just going over them once again can be helpful. While reading the questions please note XYZ is the given situation/grievance in hand whereas ABC is the person causing the grievance so here they go:
1) Has ABC always been like that? Or Has the situation XYZ always ben there? Or is it temporary?
2) Has there ever been a time ABC is not like that or actually acted differently or situation XYZ was different from what it is right now?
3) If the answer to the last question is YES what were the circumstances? If the answer is NO, go to question no 8
4) If ABC has been acting in a certain way, could it be that ABC is only reacting according to the best way known to them and they are unaware of any better way?
5) Could the timing be a factor in ABC acting that way ( certain triggers like stress period or new job, new role, transition, movement, new or budding relationships?
6) Could there be other factors affecting why ABC is or are acting in a certain way (loneliness, depression, boredom, old age, insecurity, fear of losing or missing out something, health issues etc) If that factor or trigger is removed, will ABC be/ act differently?
7) Is there anything you can do or you have done to improve the situation for ABC?
8) If yes, what have your tried and did it work and if not what you could do to make it work? What else can be done to improve situation XYZ? Have all efforts been exhausted?
9) Will the situation XYZ be different 5 years from now? Will it matter 5 years from now?
10) When you find yourself in XYZ situation, what will be the worst consequence and how  will it affect you? They say anything that doesn’t kill only makes you stronger!
Of course, I do know these questions are general and more specific ones will help you way better but for now most of them will help you see situations and relationships in a new light! However, each person is an expert in his or own life so you will be the best judge of your tolerance and acceptance level- What could be a norm for the rest is outrageous for you, hence factor that in as well.
Of course, I do know these questions are very general and more specific ones will help you way better but for now most of them will help you as they helped me and many others to see situations and relationships in a new light! Always remember one thing, each person will react in a given situation according to his or her perspective and according to what he or she deems appropriate at that particular moment and it’s likely that the response is quite different from you because he or she is simply not you!
Hope this helps and if even if one of you is positively impacted by this self coaching process I will be doing a happy dance
Sending lots of positive energy and light your way!

11 things you can start doing now to Revitalize & Rise

I first developed the program, ‘De-stress & Revitalize Your Soul’ for working women in my company, some eight years ago. I was asked the question then and am still asked the same question years later; ‘Why only women?’ Well simply because I am a woman myself and moreover; while I certainly do believe that men have their due share of stressors, women on the other hand find themselves juggling multiple responsibilities in hand, much more then men do and are hence much more vulnerable to stress. It’s not only about multi- tasking; in any given day women are required to run a multi-track mind  as well, switching rapidly between tasks that are varied and quite different from each other. My husband’s typical day involves, waking up, changing, showering, breakfasting, going to work, working at office the whole day, returning, playing with our son, having dinner, watching television, listening to music and then sleeping. My day involves getting dressed, packing a lunch for my kid, helping my kid get dressed up, dropping him off to school, tracking his progress, finding missing rain coats, hitting the gym (if time allows), coordinating with home contractors to fix or attend to things, returning for breakfast, writing my blog, coaching a client or attending a training/ workshop, networking, leaving in time to pick my child, feeding him lunch, taking him for his extra curricular activities, grocery shopping on the way back, staying in touch with family and friends , doing school homework, doing laundry, dish loading, preparing a meal (the latter three tasks are often performed simultaneously),preparing our son for bedtime, getting his bag and uniform in order, clean and pressed, preparing for my coaching or training session, spending time with hubs, reading a book and finally hitting the bed.Now am certainly not suggesting that my husband works less hard, in fact he works so hard that sometimes we hardly see him ; apart from extensive travelling and working late hours, he is engaged in dry and often boring number crunching assignments which are much more exhaustive than any task on my daily itinerary! And to be fair, he most certainly  helps around and occasionally swaps duties as well. However, given the wide range of duties I perform regularly, and so does any other lady of the house, mindfully  switching from one task to another, the constant time pressure we feel, coupled with the desire to do things perfectly (please note: the latter desire doesn’t concern men  at all) are all perfect ingredients to cook a big, fat, juicy stress pie! If unlike me, you are a full-time working mom as opposed to a part time one, you already have twice the work load and stress level. And last but definitely not the least, if you are not working and are a stay at home with  one or more than one kid, then my heart goes out to you, all the more.  It’s one motherly duty after another.You hardly ever get a break.

If you take out the mommy duties from this equation, life maybe simpler but not any less demanding. Whether you are a mom or not, as a working lady you are still burdened with expectations of what you’ ought to’ and ‘ought not to’ do. Managing work and home is still a responsibility, traditionally passed on to you and there is usually an unsaid, silent expectation for you to flex your schedule and realign commitments more than your partner needs to or is required to do.

Bottom line, we are hard working, efficient, organized, multitaskers with an invisible cape, but sometimes while playing the role of  this super heroic daughter, wife or mom we often fall victim to self-pity, anxiety, depression and fatigue. Don’t worry if you do. It is but natural. In fact sometimes stress can be positive and beneficial too. Ever heard of the term eustress? Eustress means beneficial stress—either psychological, physical (e.g. exercise), or biochemical/radiological (hormesis). The term was coined by endocrinologist Hans Selye, consisting of the Greek prefix eu- meaning “good”, and stress, literally meaning “good stress”.

But if negative stress/ distress is a trap you find yourself falling into more often than the positive one, then here is a To do list for you; nothing fancy, plain, old simple tips which you have probably heard before but believe me, when you start following these tried and tested methods regularly, negative stress will be a thing from the past! Here they go

  1. Train your brain to think ‘I CAN’: Always remember that the brain will do as it’s told. If you keep telling yourself that you can achieve something, you will be amazed to see how well your brain cooperates with you and obliges you to reach that goal  and vice versa
  2. Be positive about yourself:  Enhance your your self worth by affirming your positive characteristics and repeating positive statements about yourself. Negative feelings sap your energy and set up a self perpetuating cycle of disappointment worry and regret.
  3. Set yourself attainable life goals:  Break a long term goal into small attainable sub goals. Write out a plan or a series of steps that will keep you moving forward. Reward yourself after each step on the way to keep you motivated and on  track. Breaking down you journey into smaller mile stones and celebrating them will give you a sense of purpose too and who doesn’t like celebrating, every now and then  😉
  4.  Laugh heartily, very often:  Laughter is the best therapy out there and what’s more; its free! It  gives heart and lungs a good workout and research indicates that laughter releases feel good brain chemicals which in turn lower the blood pressure, relax the muscles, reduce pain and reduce stress hormones.
  5. Start a gratitude journal. Remember the deprived ones and thank God for even the less obvious blessings. Waking up each day and acknowledging even one blessing a day goes a long way in recuperating the most dampened spirits. Pain easily overshadows joy and  you are quick to point out what is going wrong in your life or in any given day. What went good, however takes time and contemplation  because most likely, a good thing which has happened to you or is happening to you,  is often constituted of unnoticeable things which we commonly take for granted.Free yourself from fear, superstition, negativity, bad omen, uncertainty and focus on the good things.
  6. Spend time with loved ones. Spending time with loved ones and bonding with them over coffee/ lunch or even a skype chat gives you emotional support and distracts the mind from the daily grind. Take time to enjoy with children, play with them, act silly; their enthusiasm and vitality will rub off on you. Plan nights out or lunch dates with your partner or friend. Hire a baby sitter and go out and have fun with your spouse or if you are like us; stay in, cook a lavish meal or better still order in, snuggle and watch a movie. You will never feel better.
  7. Nurture a hobby: Invest time in doing something you enjoy such as gardening, painting, cooking, writing and so on… When you spend some time of the day or even week, doing something you are passionate about, your soul is invigorated and you feel a natural sense of peace, inner satisfaction and contentment which no other therapy can substitute.
  8. Meditate and practice Mindfulness: Take 10 to 15 minutes each day to just sit by yourself and let your mind float. Meditation declutters the mind and helps you unwound & moreover boosts mood and immunity. Mindfulness helps you focus on the present moment rather than worrying about the past or dwelling on regrets. Practicing guided Meditative visualization or listening to meditative music relaxes the mind and body considerably. Indulge yourself in a luxurious warm bath, light up some scented candles, close your eyes and allow your mind and body to drift and see the difference.
  9. Treat yourself once in a while: Retail therapy is over rated. I would opt for the spa therapy any day. If you want to spend money, go to the salon and feel good about it.Manage your finances and treat yourself with a massage, facial, manicure, pedicure. Or if spa doesn’t fancy you much, treat yourself to something you enjoy. It doesn’t have to be expensive. It could be even cycling / walking /swimming/ canoeing in an exotic/ peaceful setting. Restaurants, Movie theatres, Spas & entertainment places frequently come out with amazing deals. Look out for them and book yourself in. Travelling & going to new places is another great option which promotes self awareness and personal development and over all makes you a happier person.
  10. Exercise: I have not been much of a regular gym girl myself but there is not denying any form of exercise, be it dancing, yoga or even walking, certainly makes you healthier and fit. It doesn’t have to be hour or forty five minutes every day. Even twenty minutes of being active and following a fun exercise regimen is enough to kick start your metabolism in the right direction.  And most of all
  11. Just feel good! Anytime….Anywhere, ALWAYS: Do not let the weather or for that matter anything else dictate your moods. Always cherish the good that has already happened,  relish the good that is happening and look forward to the good which is yet to come.

It’s okay to fret and panic my friend. It’s okay to vent out too. It’s also okay to get your cape tangled in the trap but when it does, take a moment and step back. Then breath in deeply, untangle yourself, lift your chin and continue marching forward with your cape flying nice and high. PS: don’t forget to breathe out  😉

Hello :)

My name is Hira Ali and I am a Management trainer, writer, professional coach and NLP Practitioner. My team and I help people especially women in de-stressing their souls and overcoming challenges. In other words we help them to Revitalize & Rise. I first developed the program, ‘De-stress & Revitalize Your Soul’ for working women in my company over a decade ago and have since then trained hundreds of women on various Management topics. The programs was founded on the belief that women find themselves juggling multiple responsibilities in hand, much more than men do and are hence much more vulnerable to stress. It’s not only about multi- tasking; in any given day women are required to run a multi-track mind as well, switching rapidly between tasks that are varied and quite different from each other. And whether you are working or not and are a mom or not, as a woman you are still always burdened with expectations of what you’ ought to’ and ‘ought not to, do. Managing work and home is still a responsibility, traditionally passed on to you and there is usually an unsaid, silent expectation for you to flex your schedule and realign commitments and manage everything! And we do! After all, we women- are hardworking, efficient and organized multi-taskers with an invisible cape, but sometimes it so happens that while playing the role of  this super heroic daughter, wife or mom we often fall victim to  anxiety,  indecisiveness, depression frustration,  and fatigue. Don’t worry if you do. It is but natural to occasionally feel that way, However, if negative stress/ distress is a trap you find yourself falling into much more than occasionally then here I am..- to help and guide you to overcome both personal or professional challenges. Whether you are looking to achieving work-life balance or career or job change is on your agenda. Whether its professional or personal relationships, sucking out the life out of you are simply desirous of Increasing self-confidence-Our life coaching process can address almost any area in your life, as long you are  able to commit to taking action to achieve positive change. .

  • You could be a student who is experiencing an existing gap in knowledge, skills, or resources or simply facing lack of clarity regarding choices
  • You could be a working professional who has something urgent, compelling or exciting is at stake or what’s more- you are just desirous of accelerating results.
  • You could even be a stay at home wife or mommy who is finding it problematic to deal with daily stressors. Life is out of balance, creating unwanted consequences and family responsibilities and relationships are draining you. Perhaps you looking to resume work or better still willing to start something of your own and merely need a push to get you going.
  • You could ne none of the above; just a woman seeking help, guidance and motivation to improvise your life and get rid of Limiting beliefs.

If the answer to any if these is yes, then get in touch and we will help you discover answers to the above simply because we honor you as the expert in your life and work and believe that you are  creative as well as resourceful! Standing on this foundation, our responsibility would be to: • Discover, clarify, and align with what you want to achieve • Encourage you towards self-discovery & elicit self-generated solutions and strategies • Hold you responsible and accountable by creating specific result oriented  action plans.

We are very excited to bring about positive changes in your life! But the question is are you prepared to Revitalize & Rise?