Not so long ago, just looking at me, anybody would have understood that I was depressed and in pain.
My looks and physical attitude were manifesting what I was feeling inside. All that suffering… That lack of self-esteem, self-love and self-confidence. I couldn’t even find anything good about myself and the compliments I would hear from others were just translated to pity. I couldn’t believe for a minute that I was worthy.
Actually, I wonder now how I came to this extreme point, since I grew up in a very loving family and people around me never stopped praising me. I was always an excellent student and many of my girlfriends were jealous of my looks but even then I never truly believed that I was smart, beautiful or interesting. Ever since I was a teenager, I felt I was just a meaningless witness of life. It wasn’t even MY life! I couldn’t define my identity, my taste, my passions, etc. All I knew was that I had some kind of potential (Thanks to my grades!) and that ONE DAY, this will be over… One day, these talents I was told I had would materialize into success, empowerment and happiness. Well, I waited… and nothing happened. Nothing!
Totally crazy! Graduating first of my Psychology major, I was truly convinced that my life would start to take another turn. This was my time! The time when I would show my talents to the world and become the incredibly successful and joyful woman I was meant to be. Well… I was wrong! Reality was more complicated than what I thought and I started struggling to find any possible job. Some part of me was still confident that I would eventually make my dreams come true, someday maybe… I found a fine, stable and secure full time job and was very content with it.
Time went by and I got bored to the point that I became nearly depressed and allowed negativity to take control of my life. All my life was affected because of it, my social life, my relationship with my family, my health, my love life and more importantly my inner self. Even years of conventional therapy didn’t really help me. I was feeling so worthless and couldn’t find any meaning to my life. I asked God to show me the way since I wasn’t able to understand what I was supposed to do. I knew deep inside that I was throwing all my gifts away.
Then…the shock, the wake up call.
I remember how lost and desperate I was when I read this book my aunt gave me. I read it just to show her that nothing could ever change my situation: I was a hopeless case! She told me it would transform my life… and it did!
It wasn’t that easy actually, but what I learned and discovered in this book was the first step in my quest towards healing and inner peace. I wasn’t able to stop reading everywhere about all related new concepts and methods. I was totally captivated by this precious finding. I took many seminars, courses, individual coaching sessions and I woke up one day HEALED! I had reached a fair level of inner peace.
This journey has been so inspiring and made me grow so much that I realized that my calling could actually be to share all what I learned and practiced with others. I, indeed, have always desired to help people overcome their issues and problems and heal the pain and sufferings destroying them. I was able now to do it MY WAY, using MY own experience and knowledge. This is what I was meant to do: I would be a Transformational Coach.
During the following months, I enrolled in Gina DeVee’s Academy in order to learn more about this new path and to get a certification. This experience taught me so much and having such an amazing mentor helped me clarify my vision and purpose. A year later, here I was, a Divine Living Certified Coach.
My mission was clear: supporting women becoming empowered, self-confident, grounded and ultimately in love with themselves. I desire to allow them to create the new positive and amazing version of themselves.
The more I started working on this new career, the more passionate and excited about it I became! I had found my purpose in life. This is what God had planned for me since the beginning. Ever since I came to that decision, I have never felt so much joy but also such a level of peace and freedom.
A bit more about me…
I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and I am also a Certified Addictologist. I worked as a psychotherapist for 8 years before becoming a coach.
I grew up in Ivory Coast before heading back to my country, Lebanon, and studied later in France. Therefore, I speak English, French and Arabic and I have a great knowledge of different cultures which helps me with my clients. I am able to understand their thoughts, beliefs and worries and to be very efficient while working on it.