Do you feel stuck? As if life offers you little options? Do you feel stagnant, unmotivated and lacking the energy to go on? Do you feel unhappy, dissatisfied and unable to move forward? Have you lost your sense of purpose or feel as if you are not living and working to the best of your potential? Do you suffer from unfounded extreme emotions of sadness, anger, anxiety or fear? Do you feel lost and confused and have a sense of wanting to give up?
If you answered yes to one or more of the above questions then it’s time to take action. I can work with you in order to bring about change.
Change can be scary. Change can be difficult and painful. However change is often necessary and always possible. Most importantly, change can bring about joy and fulfilment. I am passionate about working with people to help them achieve those changes that they want in their lives, whether personal or professional.
I started Recipes4Change in 2012. Here I assist clients in achieving the positive changes they want in their lives, personally and professionally. I employ what I have experienced on a personal level and what I have studied to support clients in dealing with various issues: learning to do away with or manage fears or anxieties; raising self-esteem and confidence; achieving goals; becoming aware and letting go of limiting beliefs; improving relationships and communication, improving parenting skills or generally adapting better to change and having a positive outlook on life.
“The only thing that is constant is Change.”
I was born in Accra, Ghana, to a Lebanese father and a Ghanaian mother. I grew up in Lebanon where I mastered the Arabic language and gained an understanding of Arabic culture. Some of my teenage years were spent in Ghana, providing me with a taste of the African way of life.
Following my graduation as a pharmacist from Liverpool School of Pharmacy, I took up a position as a hospital pharmacist at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London. Five years later, I left my job as a manageress in the outpatients department to accompany my husband on his various international postings around the world. I worked as a locum pharmacist in both Aberdeen (Scotland) and in Muscat (Oman).
On my return to The Hague, I took some time away from pharmacy to devote time to my two daughters. This period was also spent studying Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Since obtaining my Master certification in NLP, Time Line Therapy and Hypnosis, I have offered personal coaching and counselling. In the same period, I was also employed by The British School in The Hague, as a special needs learning support assistant. Prior to starting my coaching practice, I held a part-time position for 4 years at the International Health Centre, The Hague, as their in-house pharmacist.
“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”
— Jim Rohn
This mobile life brought me regularly face to face with change and that necessitated that I make changes in my life in order to adapt. It got me interested in human behaviour and personality. I wanted to learn more about the different ways with which people cope with change and about our differing abilities to change in the face of challenges.
I consider the years spent working in various countries and interacting with people of different cultural backgrounds enrichment to my life. Moreover, it has helped me gain invaluable insight into the challenges that face mobile families. What I have learnt and experienced through NLP and TA has had a huge positive impact on my life and I am passionate about sharing it with others in the hope that it will also impact their lives in the same way.