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'Hi Saima, I hope you don't mind me privately messaging you! I was in the talk with Nottingham Trent! I just really wanted to say thank you, and genuinely thank you. It's so inspiring to see another person of colour in the creative industry and delve into a range of careers.

If I'm honest, it's very overwhelming when you're in a white-dominated space in both university and career life and sometimes it feels like you need to hide your culture.

After listening to you speak about your identity so passionately it's just encouraged me to continue to embrace my own and continue to use it to fuel my work exactly and be unapologetic about it.

Thank you!'

-Student feedback, Nottingham Trent University

I speak at universities, conferences and organisations about topics including mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing, harnessing the courage to live a truthful and authentic life, crossing divides in communities and the importance of meaning and purpose in your life. Through coaching, I get first-hand access to the daily struggles which many people face. I see how inner torment, lack of confidence and poor lifestyle choices can affect how an individual shows up in the world. They have so much to offer yet no idea how to access their true authentic self.

 

As someone with lived experience of mental illness, I also speak truthfully about my experience of poor mental health at work and in relationships. By sharing my own adversity and road to recovery I have helped many people recognise their own struggles and find a way through.

 

I feel strongly about helping people to build self-belief and courage so they can honour who they are and live a life that is authentic to them. 

 

Organisations I have worked with

Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP)


 

Topics that I speak about:

 

Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace

and at University

  • Recognising a mental health problem
  • Creating a supportive environment
  • How to have a conversation around mental health
  • Creating a mental health toolkit

How your differences will help you stand out in the world

  • Celebrating your differences
  • Building inner confidence and self-belief
  • Facing fears
  • Adopting an abundance and growth mindset
  • Positive self-talk and being your own cheerleader
  • Daring greatly and courageously
  • Failure and the lessons we can learn from it
  • The world’s greatest thought leaders and visionaries

 

How your differences will help you stand out in the world

  • Celebrating your differences
  • Building inner confidence and self-belief
  • Facing fears
  • Adopting an abundance and growth mindset
  • Positive self-talk and being your own cheerleader
  • Daring greatly and courageously
  • Failure and the lessons we can learn from it
  • The world’s greatest thought leaders and visionaries

 

 

Community cohesion and crossing divides

  • Living with an open mind and heart
  • Looking beyond labels; religion, gender, race, sexuality, class
  • Cultivating meaningful relationships in communities
  • Overcoming fear around the 'other'
  • Finding common ground

 

Embrace your whole unique self

  • What are the barriers that hold us back from embracing who we truly are?
  • How do these barriers derive in our lives?
  • What is the impact of these barriers on our physical, emotional and spiritual life?
  • How can we start realigning to the truth of who we are?
  • What does life look like when we embrace ourselves fully?

Finding your purpose and living your truth

  • Establishing your core values and what you stand for
  • Self-love and showing up authentically
  • Finding your passion and what motivates you
  • Visualisation, belief and manifestation
  • Nurturing and preserving your energy for productivity and growth

Self-empowerment, confidence and authenticity

  • Transforming darkness into light
  • Finding and honouring your 'true' authentic self
  • Learning to use your inner and outer voice
  • Overcoming the fear of judgement in order to show up authentically
  • Implementing lifestyles choices to nurture and fulfil you

 

'I wanted to send you a warm thank-you. Despite not being able to join you live, I found your talk incredibly inspirational! Your words really resonated with me, as I have been going through a bit of a mental/creative slump lately.

Today is a new day and I've applied your nuggets of knowledge - I now feel empowered to move forward and to be kind to myself, to take each day as it comes and to be present.

Wishing you all the best Saima, I'm delighted to have crossed paths with you.'

-Student feedback, Nottingham Trent University

If you would like me to speak at your organisation, please

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