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THE TRAILBLAZERS JOURNEY

THE TRAILBLAZERS JOURNEY

By Saima Majid
Do you have a curiosity about people, life and the world around you? Do you care about the issues that are affecting our world today? Are you passionate about self development? Does this adventure that we call life excite you?


Then this podcast is perfect for you. In each episode, I your host Saima Majid will be chatting to a guest who has carved out their unique path doing what they love.

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#41 Erin Keatch: Caravan and Company | The impact that fast fashion has had on smaller brands | How fast fashion takes advantage of people from poorer countries | The power of collaboration
In this episode, I am joined by Erin Keatch. Erin is the founder of Caravan and Company, an accessories brand that sources products made by women artisan-lead businesses globally. She has always believed in the importance of supporting women and celebrating their craftwork and business acumen. We talk about: · The impact that fast fashion has had on smaller brands · The power of collaboration and honouring the craft of women from indigenous communities. · How fast fashion takes advantage of people from poorer countries who have so little in the first place. I’ve been wanting to tackle this issue for a while, but it was a case of finding the right person. If you enjoy the episode pls share it with your friends and do leave a review and rating on Apple Podcasts. Also, don’t forget to subscribe. For more about Caravan and Company If you'd like to become a sponsor, email us here If you'd like to support this podcast by making a donation, pls follow this link. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk Click this link for your Free guided morning meditation and Free PDF For the seeker searching for more meaning Follow Saima on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/ Follow The Trailblazers Journey Page on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
39:23
November 08, 2021
#40 Ruby Renaut: WUKA | Period stigma | Young girls in West Nepal separated from families whilst on period | Why are sustainable products taxed?
In this episode, I’m joined by Ruby Renaut, founder of WUKA, an ethically and sustainably sourced brand that creates the most beautifully designed period products. WUKA stands for Wake-Up Kick-Ass and is on a mission to break down body and period taboos, emphasising that periods are not shameful. Ruby grew up in Nepal. She shares her experience of Nepalese culture where girls are seen to be untouchable whilst on their period and therefore separated from their families. She has also launched a campaign calling on the government to remove the tax on period pants which is still an ongoing battle. Both ruby’s story and mission is fascinating and I hope that you enjoy listening. If you do gain value from this episode, pls share it with your friends, loved ones and do leave a cheeky review and rating on Apple podcasts. Also, don’t forget to subscribe. Find out more about WUKA: https://wuka.co.uk/ If you'd like to become a sponsor, email us here If you'd like to support this podcast by making a donation, pls follow this link. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk Click this link for your Free guided morning meditation and Free PDF For the seeker searching for more meaning Follow Saima on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/ Follow The Trailblazers Journey Page on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
47:19
October 18, 2021
#39 Saqib Rizvi: Meditation Coach | The three types of spiritual ego | Non Attachment to stay present | Misconceptions about manifestation
In this episode, I am joined by Saqib Rizvi. Saqib is a Meditation Coach with training in the Mahayana tradition-based Tibetan meditations from the Tushita Meditation Centre in India. I invited Saqib on to the podcast because having meditated with him, I wanted to hear all about his journey, but I wanted to home in on managing our energy in current times considering what’s going on around us. In addition, though, we ended up delving into all sorts of juicy topics: The three types of spiritual ego-you’ll really want to hear this. Nonattachment in order to stay present Misconceptions around manifestation If you enjoy the episode, I’d love you to go and leave a review and rating on Apple Podcasts. Also, don’t forget to subscribe. More about Saqib: Saqib is a Meditation Coach with training in the Mahayana tradition-based Tibetan meditations from Tushita Meditation Centre in India. He offers meditations, live talks, courses, 1:1 mentoring sessions, and workshops on Insight Timer to about 20,000 students. His coaching sessions and workshops are meditation-based and he is currently working on developing a new form of therapy called "Meditotherapy". https://insighttimer.com/Saqib If you'd like to become a sponsor, email us here If you'd like to support this podcast by making a donation, pls follow this link. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk Click this link for your Free guided morning meditation and Free PDF For the seeker searching for more meaning Follow Saima on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/ Follow The Trailblazers Journey Page on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
01:05:26
October 04, 2021
#38 Georgio Savvides: The Hip Hop Orchestra | An artists vision: Going from concept to reality | Success in spite of Dyspraxia | Giving it all up to follow your dreams
Georgio Savvides is the founder of the hip-hop orchestra. Himself a classically trained pianist, composer, producer, teacher and host of the hip-hop orchestra podcast, The hip hop orchestra was born from Georgio’s mission to change the perceptions of both Classical and Hip-Hop. There is something so spiritual and intense about combining these two genres of music. I’d love to know what you think. Since its birth in 2012, the orchestra has worked with some of the UK’s biggest Grime and Rap Artists such as Lethal Bizzle, AJ Tracey, Jammer of BBK, Big Zuu and Jevon, They’ve performed at Maida Vale Studios for BBC 1Xtra and Sian Anderson, the 02, Ministry of Sound, The Jazz Café, Hackney Empire and The Palladium. Georgio is also a TED speaker. This episode is about vision. Having a vision and then making that vision your reality. Like pure alchemy, combining different ingredients and ending up with a pot of gold. If you enjoy the episode guys, I’d love you to go and leave a review and rating on Apple Podcasts. Also, don’t forget to subscribe. More about Georgio and The Hip Hop Orchestra  https://thehiphoporchestra.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/georgiosavvides/ Find out more about our sponsors WUKA and receive your 20% off by using discount code TRAILBLAZERS until November 20th. If you'd like to become a sponsor, email us here If you'd like to support this podcast by making a donation, pls follow this link. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk Click this link for your Free guided morning meditation and Free PDF For the seeker searching for more meaning Follow Saima on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/ Follow The Trailblazers Journey Page on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
50:19
September 20, 2021
#37 Esraa Warda: North African dancer, dance teacher and educator | Decolonising femme bodies| Patriarchy as a construction designed to dehumanise femmes who dance and move in public
In this final episode of season three I am joined by North African dancer, dance teacher and educator Esraa Warda. Esraa specialises in traditional Moroccan and Algerian dance. Esraa’s work challenges ideas around decolonising femme bodies. She talks about Patriarchy as a construction designed to dehumanise femmes who dance and move in public. Also, colonialism and it’s oppression of female sexuality yet at the same time, the sexualisation of femme bodies. An episode not to be missed. If you enjoy the episode, pls subscribe, rate and review. To find out more about Esraa, go to https://www.esraawarda.com/ If you'd like to support this podcast by making a donation, pls follow this link. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk Click this link for your Free guided morning meditation and Free PDF For the seeker searching for more meaning Follow Saima on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/ Follow The Trailblazers Journey Page on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
01:03:38
June 14, 2021
#36 Danny McManus: Digital Suicide Co | Hobbyist to successful businessperson | Growing your side hustle | Creating a business from your love of movies
In this episode, I chat to Danny McManus, founder of Digital suicide company. Digital suicide company is a pin badge company inspired by Danny’s love of movies. Danny is a keen movie collector and started digital suicide company as a side hustle alongside his nine to five job. Little did he know that it would grow into a fully-fledged business. I can’t wait for Danny to share his story with you and hope that any of you aspiring entrepreneurs will find it really inspiring. To find out more about Digital Suicide Co, go to https://www.etsy.com/shop/digitalsuicideco/ If you'd like to support this podcast by making a donation, pls follow this link. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk Click this link for your FREE GUIDED MORNING MEDITATION Follow Saima on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/ Follow The Trailblazers Journey Page on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
34:07
May 31, 2021
#35 Bryony Farrar | Body comparison | Judging other women | Managing anxiety and mental health awareness | Tackling white privilege
In this episode, I am joined by Bryony Farrar. Bryony is the founder of the B movement, which runs classes in flexibility, pole dance, acrobatics and aerial hoop. I invited Bryony onto the podcast to dive deep into our relationship with the body as women. This is actually something that came up for me last year. As a woman born into a Muslim family, I was confronted by some deep truths last year around my own relationship with my body and also how I perceive other women and their relationship with theirs. I did a lot of work around my own judgments and projections. Having reached a place where I feel I’ve reconciled with my own limiting beliefs around the body, I felt that it was a great time to invite Bryony here as all of her work centres around taking ownership of your body and therefore yourself. We also chat about the work she has been doing in the diversity and inclusion space as a white woman who once feared external judgement from others. To find out more about Bryony, go to www.thebmovement.com If you'd like to support this podcast by making a donation, pls follow this link. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk Click this link for your FREE GUIDED MORNING MEDITATION Follow Saima on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/ Follow The Trailblazers Journey Page on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
01:05:27
May 10, 2021
#34 Davin Youngs | The healing power of singing, the voice and sound
In this episode, I am joined by Davin Youngs. Davin is a singer, sound guide and voice coach based in Chicago. Davin uses his own voice as a tool for healing, transformation and artistic expression. His musical style is really unique as he combines improvisational singing with looping devices giving it a beautiful mystical quality and transcendental impact on your being. Here’s some of what we covered: · The somatic healing power of singing, the voice and sound. · Honoring and reconciling with your past through creativity. · How to maintain balance as a creator when consumption is so high. If you’ve ever had a deep desire to explore your own singing potential, then Davin and this episode will be a huge inspiration to you. To find out more about Davin https://www.davinyoungs.com/ If you'd like to support this podcast by making a donation, pls follow this link. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk Click this link for your FREE GUIDED MORNING MEDITATION Follow Saima on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/ Follow The Trailblazers Journey Page on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
37:40
April 26, 2021
#33 Alex Buta | The five elements of your multidimensional self | Cosmic lineages, early humanoid experiences and the soul’s journey through the beginning of time
I am joined by Alex Buta who is an integration and ascension coach. We are going to be diving way deeper into spirituality and consciousness then we have ever done before. Here’s an overview of the topics discussed. · The five elements of your multidimensional self. · Overcoming resistance with the physical body so you can truly love yourself externally and internally. · Cosmic lineages, early humanoid experiences and the soul’s journey through the beginning of time. · The astral realm and life beyond the physical human experience. · 5D senses which include telepathic communications, clairvoyance, quantum healing and learning. · Living in integrity. · The coronavirus frequency versus the frequency of love. · Overcoming the hustle mentality and manifesting from a feeling of abundance. To find out more about Alex, please go to https://www.alexbuta.com/ If you'd like to support this podcast by making a donation, pls follow this link. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk FREE GUIDED MORNING MEDITATION Follow Saima on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/ Follow The Trailblazers Journey Page on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
01:18:21
April 12, 2021
#32 Saima Majid | Making the leap into a completely different career | Overcoming depression | Navigating through the world as a heart sensitive and woman of colour
Today’s guest is actually me. Yes, that’s right, today's guest is yours truly and I’ll tell you why. At the beginning of the year, a few of my followers on Instagram reached out to ask what my journey had been and how I made such a huge leap from a fourteen year career in fashion to the coaching world so I thought why not, as it's usually me asking the questions, why not share my own journey as a trailblazer. So in my place as the host is my beautiful friends and energy healer India Majury. If you would like to support this podcast, you can make a donation using this link. Your donations allow me to continue creating this beautiful work to support us both in our souls evolutionary journey. To find out more, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk Follow Saima on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/ Follow The Trailblazers Journey Page on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
47:35
March 29, 2021
#31 Egemen Sanli | Finding your own musical voice | Embodying divinity through music
In this episode, I am joined by Egemen Sanli. Egemen is a California based world musician who refers to himself as 'a modern dervish traveling to find his own voice within world music, carrying the flag of his Turkish roots as a musician'.  Extremely talented, Ege plays a diverse range of instruments which include the sitar, native American and Turkish flutes, the hand pan and the guitar. In this conversation we explored Ege’s Turkish roots in Southern Turkey and the impact of Rumi; the Sufi mystic, poet and philosopher on Ege’s life. Ege’s musical journey began with heavy metal, both as a fan and an artist. This then led to exploring different spiritual styles and playing for thousands of yogis in the bay area of San Francisco. We also discuss why world music has not infiltrated the masses when it has so much meaning and depth? More about Ege https://egemensanli.com/ https://www.instagram.com/egesan/ More about me, Saima. I help 'Creative Entrepreneurial and BAME women step out of their own shadows and into their POWER!' I do this as a Personal Transformation and Wellbeing coach. I believe that every human being was sent to earth to carve out their own masterpiece. Life being the canvas on which to do this. How you choose to create your masterpiece depends on what you're willing to let go of and what you're willing to embrace. My role as a coach is to inspire and help you ignite that burning desire within, which wants to embrace life in its entirety. Which wants to play, create, thrive and shine. Which wants to live the life you were sent here to live. To find out more about me, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk Sign up for my Ten Days Of Meditation Course here Follow me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/ Follow The Trailblazers Journey Page on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
01:11:02
March 15, 2021
#30 Sadie Marquardt | Becoming an expert in your craft | Quashing the 'starving artist' mindset | Self love and body confidence
In this episode, I talk to professional belly dancer, dance teacher and founder of world dance platform Raqs online, Sadie Marquardt. This is a woman I’ve admired for over ten years. A woman who has built an empire doing what she loves. A woman who has really honed her craft and not taken any shortcuts whilst doing so.  So here’s some of the juicy topics we covered: · Body confidence and self-love · Honing your skill over years and years in order to become an expert and a voice · Quashing the starving artist mindset · Failure and how to move forward. For someone who I see as a master of their art, I felt no ego from her. This was probably one of the most beautiful takeaways from this episode. More about Sadie https://sadiebellydancer.com/ https://raqsonline.com/catalog More about me, Saima. More about me, Saima. I help 'Creative Entrepreneurial and BAME women step out of their own shadows and into their POWER!' I do this as a Personal Transformation and Wellbeing coach. I believe that every human being was sent to earth to carve out their own masterpiece. Life being the canvas on which to do this. How you choose to create your masterpiece depends on what you're willing to let go of and what you're willing to embrace. My role as a coach is to inspire and help you ignite that burning desire within, which wants to embrace life in its entirety. Which wants to play, create, thrive and shine. Which wants to live the life you were sent here to live. To find out more about me, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk Sign up for my Ten Days Of Meditation Course here Follow me on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/ Follow The Trailblazers Journey Page on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
01:19:43
March 01, 2021
#29 Lebo Grand: Part 2 | As a masculine, how to heal your feminine | Meeting yourself deeply
After episode 26 with Lebo Grand, I felt this urge to get him back on and take our conversation on sensuality further and how we bring this into a romantic relationship. The episode was intended to be about meeting and loving a romantic partner but we ended up going much deeper and essentially covering how to set yourself up emotionally, mentally and spiritually so that you can get to a place of deep love within yourself and with another. What we covered: How to heal your feminine. Meeting yourself deeply. The ultimate desire of every man is to serve the feminine. Balancing your masculine and feminine energy. If you enjoy the episode, pls subscribe, rate and review. More about Lebo Lebo Grand is a thought leader on sensual empowerment for women. He is a women's sensuality coach and author of Sensual lifestyle, a book he wrote to help and support women who are on their journey to discovering and learning how to fully embrace their sensuality https://www.lebogrand.com/ https://www.instagram.com/lebo_grand/ More about Saima Saima Majid helps professionals and entrepreneurs from BAME communities find their voices, build confidence and standout. She does this through her Wellbeing and Life Coaching practise, dance and movement. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk Follow Saima on https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/ Follow The Trailblazers Journey on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
54:27
December 14, 2020
#28 Saima Majid | 2020; the year I embraced my sensuality and my divine feminine.
In this episode, it’s just me on my own and rather than the journeys of my guests, you are going to hear about my own personal transformation this year. Just as I get to a point where I feel as though I’ve learnt all I need, life seems to throw yet another challenge. Although I mock, I will always be a lifelong student hungry to learn as much as I can about myself and the world around me. A lifelong student and therefore hopefully, a lifelong teacher so that I can pass this knowledge and wisdom on for the benefit others. As the title says 2020, has been the year of sensuality and learning about and embracing my divine feminine and so I share what I have learnt as a woman. If you enjoy the episode feel free to leave any comments on our Instagram page @thetrailblazersjourney and also subscribe, rate and review. More about Saima Saima Majid helps professionals and entrepreneurs from BAME communities find their voices, build confidence and standout. She does this through her Wellbeing and Life Coaching practise, dance and movement. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk Follow Saima on https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/  Follow The Trailblazers Journey on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
18:30
November 30, 2020
#27 Rani Circle | Growing up as a British South Asian woman and third culture kid | Denying a part of your identity to fit into your working and social environment
In today’s episode, I will be talking to my guests about growing up as third culture kid here in the UK. By third culture kid, I mean when your parents are from one land and you were born into another.  We will be delving deep into how this impacts your life.  For many of us growing up as second generation Asians, I would say that we lead a double life, one within the home environment and a very different one outside of the home. Because of the polarity between the two, the home life often got hidden from the world in order to survive.  Having to deny such a huge part of your identity has come at a price for many of us South Asians and so in today’s episode I am joined by two amazing women and dear friends of mine, who are founders of a tech startup which looks to tackle some of these issues head on.  Jas and Bally are the brains behind the digital app Rani Circle which aims to provide a safe space in which South Asian women can come together to connect, share and support each other.  As a result, combating loneliness and isolation. The sister duo want to create a supportive environment in which women can feel a sense of belonging and be their authentic selves.  More about Rani Circle  https://www.ranicircle.com/  https://www.instagram.com/ranicircle/  More about Saima  Saima Majid helps professionals and entrepreneurs from BAME communities find their voices, build confidence and standout. She does this through her Wellbeing and Life Coaching practise, dance and movement.  Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness.  In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development.  To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk  Follow Saima on https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/  Follow The Trailblazers Journey on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
41:48
November 16, 2020
#26 Lebo Grand: Part 1 | The Sensuality Episode | Pornography and it's damaging impact on intimacy | Sexuality versus sensuality | Religion, sin and sensuality
In today’s episode I talk about sensuality, a topic i'm hugely passionate about and something which is not talked about enough. I’m joined by women’s sensuality coach Lebo Grand. Lebo works with women helping them to cultivate their own sensuality. If you are someone that only associates sensuality with sex, then you may be quite surprised to learn the full breadth of what sensuality actually is. I love this quote by the great writer James Baldwin who said ‘To be sensual, I think, is to respect and rejoice in the force of life, of life itself, and to be present in all that one does, from the effort of loving to the breaking of bread'. if you are in touch with your own sensuality then you may find a lot of comfort in this episode. Something that Lebo said which really resonated was that, the sensual path is a lonely path and so as a sensual person, if you’ve ever felt that loneliness, pls know that you are not alone. I’ve also noticed that it’s often the sensual people that are the biggest change makers because they are able to access parts of themselves that maybe others cannot and therefore share their beauty with the world. I’m also going to do something I’ve never done before. The day after recording this, I went onto Instagram and the first thing I saw was an India Arie song that Lebo had posted on his feed. I literally felt myself melting into a heap of gushiness so to kick off this episode, I’m going to begin with the queen of sensuality herself. So get those scented candles lit, take some nice deep full breaths, kick off your shoes, leave that to do list exactly where it is and enjoy the episode. More about Lebo Lebo Grand is a thought leader on sensual empowerment for women. He is a women's sensuality coach and author of Sensual lifestyle, a book he wrote to help and support women who are on their journey to discovering and learning how to fully embrace their sensuality https://www.lebogrand.com/ https://www.instagram.com/lebo_grand/ More about Saima Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk Follow Saima on https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/ Follow The Trailblazers Journey on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
01:11:53
November 02, 2020
#25 Dr. kaur | Trauma, what is it? | How does it impact our lives? | How can we heal trauma?
In this episode I speak to Dr. Kaur, Dr. Kaur is a clinical psychologist who specialises in trauma. What I wanted to really get to the bottom of is, what trauma actually is, because as a society we don’t generally have a good understanding of trauma and how it impacts our lives. Gurpreet gives us an insight to the different types of trauma that one can face in their life, how to recognise it and how to deal with it. She also shares how culture can play a part in poor mental health particularly in the south Asian community and how one manage their own wellbeing whilst being empathetic and supportive to another. This is a conversation that needs to be continuously had because it’s only if we keep talking about it that we can actually change it. If you enjoy the episode, pls subscribe, rate and review. More about Dr. Kaur Dr Gurpreet Kaur is an experienced clinical psychologist who is based in Surrey. She works with both adults and young people in her private practice and focuses specifically on trauma related difficulties using a range of therapeutic approaches. Dr Kaur believes that experiences related to trauma, self-doubt and self-criticism are widespread and advocates normalising therapy and mental health, especially in minority communities. She supervises other therapists and has a role within the NHS supervising Genetic Counsellors. Dr Kaur is passionate about helping people to work through difficult life experiences which have led to emotional pain and self-sabotaging coping strategies. She aims to help her clients reach a place of healing, optimism and renewed strength. https://drkaurtherapy.com/ More about Saima Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk Follow Saima on https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/ Follow The Trailblazers Journey on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
01:02:47
October 20, 2020
#24 Saima Majid | Happiness, what even is it? | How do we cultivate it?
In this solo episode I’m going to talk about happiness and what even is it? Happiness I would say is the single most chased emotion by people but what do we actually know about happiness? We grow up being told, mainly by the media, our family's and wider society, that if we get X+Y, we will achieve happiness. Sadly, the more we experience life, the more we learn how false this perception really is. It took me a lot of self-enquiry, digging really deep and actually facing my own shadows to finally come to a realisation of what happiness means for me. So, what is it then? Well, certainly not what I used to think it was. I am going to share my own findings on happiness with you and what I have learnt along the way on whether it’s possible to be happy or not? More about Saima Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviors. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk Follow Saima on https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/ Follow The Trailblazers Journey on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
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October 05, 2020
#23 Dr. kavya | Ayurveda: The science of life
In episode 23 I chat to Ayurveda practitioner Dr. kavya. Ayurveda is an Indian system of medicine which comes from the Sanskrit term meaning the science of life. Ayurveda is a holistic approach to wellbeing which gets to the root cause of disease in the body as opposed to just treating the symptoms. Dr. Kavya is a specialist in Ayurveda Panchakarma, and received her degree from one of the most renowned universities in India, RGUHS (Rajiv Gandhi university of health sciences). She is one of few individuals who is trained in clinical as well as experimental research on the pathology called Hypothyroidism.  She has published articles on diseases treated by Ayurveda panchakarma. Also, attended multiple seminars and presented scientific papers on Ayurveda. On 22nd Dec 2017, she won the best paper presenter award in an “International conference on Ayurveda and medicinal plants” held in Colombo, Sri lanka.  On 26th March 2019, she received a gold medal and certificate from the governor of Karnataka for acquiring the highest marks in the field of Ayurveda panchakarma. In her own words “The Power of Healing lies within everyone, but very few of them are aware of this power & when you know, it’s you, your mind, your willpower that has the potential to raise this power and make it work for you to start your healing journey." Dr. kavya gives us so much insight into Ayurveda and like me you may be tempted to jump on the next plane to India to find out more after listening to the episode. More about Dr. kavya https://ayuhvarevival.com/ If you enjoy the episode, pls do subscribe, rate and review. More about Saima Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk Follow Saima on https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/ Follow The Trailblazers Journey on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
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September 14, 2020
#22 Gian Power | De-stigmatising therapy and support for men | Finding a way up from rock bottom | The self love journey
To kick off season two, I am joined by the incredible Gian Power. Gian is the founder of TLC Lions and The Unwind Experience and is passionate about igniting emotion in the workplace, encouraging others to share and be themselves at work. Gian started his career at Deutsche Bank and PwC and witnessed first-hand some of the Inclusion and Wellbeing issues that need to be tackled in the corporate world. In 2015, an unexpected family tragedy changed Gian’s life forever. Whilst working in the city, Gian found out his father had been murdered on a business trip in India. His experiences and inner resilience sparked his passion for prioritising wellbeing and inclusion in the workplace. TLC Lions has reached over 57 countries, 30,000 individuals and Gian's work has been featured in global media including Business Insider and BBC Documentaries. In this episode we talk about: · De-stigmatising therapy and support for men. · Finding a way up from rock bottom. · The self-love journey for men. Find out more about Gian: https://www.tlclions.com/ If you enjoy the episode, pls subscribe rate and review. More about Saima Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk Follow Saima on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/ Follow The Trailblazers Journey on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
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September 01, 2020
#21 Ingrid Marsh: Soulful Living with Ingrid | The impact of institutional and systemic racism in the UK | How do we overcome our personal unconscious biases?
The death of George Floyds death in Minneapolis on May 25th has awakened the whole world up to this disease called racism which is so present in our societies today. We now find ourselves speaking openly for the first time about something which has been hidden or not talked about for millennia. I feel that this is one of the most important discussions to be had of our time and in todays episode I have invited my good friend Ingrid Marsh who has personally been fighting against racism for many years of her life. By bringing these issues up to the fore, there's a feeling of hope that change may be possible. If you enjoy this episode, pls subscribe, rate and review and if you have any feedback or comments, do share on our trailblazer’s journey page on Instagram. About Ingrid Ingrid Marsh is a Motivational Speaker, Holistic Empowerment and Transformational Life Coach, Broadcaster and Growth Mindset Guru.  Her poem, The Blind Side, has been published in a Collection of Poems called 'Words by' funded by Unicef. With her work on unconscious bias prevalent in the tech we create, she is also a member of the @IEEE AI ethics committee. Described by Google as a fantastic public speaker. She's a serial entrepreneur who has owned everything from a lifestyle shop in Islington to a tech online food marketplace. In her earlier career, she worked in Account Management for ICV serving financial institutions such as JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley. Her work includes voice-over radio ads on the BBC, Life Coach columnist for The South London Press and Asian Star Radio. She has appeared as an expert on Nick Ferrari's LBC show and joined panels on OH TV sky alongside MP Tessa Jowell and Olympian Will Bayley. Ingrid is on a mission to help women and people of colour elevate their consciousness above the stereotypes that research shows, unconsciously limits them. For them to be strong enough mentally, spiritually, physically and emotionally to power through the hurdles that come their way so that they can be all who they were meant to me. Website: IngridMarsh.com Insta: SoulfulLivingWithIngrid Facebook: SoulfulLivingWithIngrid More about Saima Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk Follow Saima on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/ Follow The Trailblazers Journey on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
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June 16, 2020
#20 Sukhi Sian: Enlight Counselling | How your masculine and feminine energy impacts your life and relationships
I am joined by Sukhi Sian from Enlight Counselling. I invited Sukhi onto the podcast to talk about a topic that I have been deeply curious about recently. This is the subject of the two energy systems within every human being, referred to as masculine and feminine energy. I wanted to learn what each of these means, how we can become aware of our own energy and how these play out in modern life and relationships. It’s a huge topic and I don’t even feel as though we touched the surface but what I did realise was that once you learn how it works, it enables you to know yourself better and move more harmoniously through the world and in romantic relationships. If you enjoy the episode pls do subscribe, rate and review. More about Sukhi Sukhi has been working in supporting roles since she left school.  As a young person she often sensed that there was more to what met the eye; something unseen and unexplained that played a significant role in people's emotions and behaviour. Sukhi qualified as a psychodynamic counsellor in 2006 and through her studies she explored the development of psychotherapy from a feminist perspective. She has since worked across the Midlands provided counselling to clients of all ages and genders  including children and young people on a range of difficulties such as stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, loss/bereavement, divorce/separation, family change, addictive behaviour, offending behaviour and all types of abuse experienced as a child or later on in life. Sukhi is also a Clinical Supervisor for Counsellors and more so recently in the last 4 years, through her own life experiences trained in Reiki, crystal healing and Numerology. She recognised the many benefits of such therapies and how they play an important role in healing of the mind, body and the soul - all need to be in harmony for overall well being as she believes one cannot function healthily without the other. Sukhi’s passion is to support people to heal and grow through self-love and self-care, no matter how little or big this may be, what matters is the difference it makes. Through her work she helps clients on their journey back to themselves; reconnecting with their lost parts, realising their 'true self', exploring who they are and who they want to become in order to live a more authentic life. Instagram: @enlightcounselling and also @numerologywithsukhi Website: Enlight Counselling More about Saima Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk Follow Saima on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/ Follow The Trailblazers Journey on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
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June 02, 2020
#19 Saima Majid | Spirituality & Success | Starting life over
In this solo episode I talk about the part that spirituality plays in cultivating a life filled with joy, meaning and purpose. Particularly how this has manifested in my own life. Many people think about spirituality as being woo woo. I actually think that spirituality is the foundation for success. It’s an anchor which allows you to practically work on your goals whilst remaining focussed and authentic and maintaining a sense of inner peace and wellbeing. This is a holistic approach to achieving goals and one which I feel if adopted, allows you to be much more resilient in the long run. More about Saima Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk Follow Saima on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/saimamajid.uk/ Follow The Trailblazers Journey on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetrailblazersjourney/
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May 19, 2020
#18 Jemma Andrew-Adiamah: Unconditionally Nourished | Entrepreneurship, motherhood, self care, how to do it all
In today’s episode, I speak to Jemma Andrew Adiamah. Jemma is a wellness coach, blogger and retreat host. I invited Jemma to the podcast today to support mums out there who really want to pursue their dream careers whilst managing the role of motherhood. I meet so many incredible women through my group coaching programme and one to one clients, who have big dreams and the potential to fulfil them. They just need that support with helping them to manage it all. I feel that Jemma is the perfect person to share how she has done it. Jemma has created a beautiful wellness business and blog, you just need to go to her Instagram feed to see this. She’s done it all, whilst being a mother to two beautiful children and a wife. She shares some really simple and practical tools that will help you if you are also looking to embark on this journey. If you enjoy the episode, pls subscribe, rate and review. More about Jemma Jemma is a certified holistic wellbeing coach, blogger, and retreat host based in Nottinghamshire with 10 years of experience in the wellness industry. Through tools and insights focused on self-care, mindfulness, and balance she's passionate about helping women feel unconditionally nourished in all areas of life. Website:  @unconditionallynourished.com More about Saima Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk
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May 04, 2020
#17 Simon Michaels: Mindful Work | What can we learn in business as a result of the Coronavirus? | What exactly is meditation and mindfulness and why is it so important?
In this episode I speak to Simon Michaels, founder of Mindful Work. Simon works with businesses using mindfulness to help resolve contemporary workplace issues such as stress reduction, improve creativity and innovation and better team working. Simon was led to meditation and mindfulness following a crisis point in his life. Deep reflection and questioning at this time led him to pursue another passion also, for good food and he ended up forming a social enterprise collaborating with seventeen other people.  Simon travelled all over the country and overseas advising on how to create sustainable food systems and help those on low incomes access good food. His interest in meditation ran alongside and fed into this work and remained a long life passion. Simons spiritual work is rooted in Buddhist teachings and in 2017 he was ordained in the lineage of Namgyal Rinpoche. This conversation is one I have been wanting to have for a long time and it did not disappoint. If you enjoy pls subscribe, rate and review. To find out more about Simon's work, pls go to: https://mindfulwork.co.uk https://mindfulwork.co.uk/covid-stressbuster/ youtube.com/channel/UCr8hRN5mKB-KB7Qeeyc_zDw or https://bit.ly/MWchannel https://www.facebook.com/groups/MWshare/ More about Saima Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk
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April 20, 2020
#16 Samantha Warren: Following your creative calling | Empowering local community using print and pattern
In this episode I speak with Samantha Warren. Sam is a Printed Textiles Designer and founder of accessories brand Samantha warren London. Sam’s vibrant prints inspired by nature have been stocked in Anthropologie, The Royal Academy of Arts, The British Museum and The Fashion Textile Museum in London. In recent years Sam has also worked with the local community of Croydon. Using pattern to stop people from fly tipping and engaging the community in the creative process to celebrate their local area and promote a sense of belonging. Being someone from an Asian background, Sam touches upon the nervousness of her parents when she chose a career in the arts, culturally seen as quite an unconventional and unsecure path to take. She also shares the will and passion required to stay in the game for the long haul. I love Sam's transparency around her career as a designer. As someone who’s had amazing success, she’s so humble and grounded. If you enjoy this episode, pls subscribe, rate and review. More about Sam Samantha Warren is a printed textiles designer based in London. The unique style echoes the duality of Samantha's heritage; the youthful and energetic city of London with the tropical cool and vibrancy of the Philippines. The designs are inspired by nature and made with natural fabrics including remnant leather from the fashion industry. Samantha combines her fresh use of colour with elegant designs to create cheerful, beautiful and practical accessories https://samanthawarren.co.uk/ More about Saima Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit https://www.saimamajid.uk/ and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk
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April 07, 2020
#15 India Majury: The Energy Coach | Remaining conscious amidst a global crisis | Managing your wellbeing for both those on the front line and not
India is an energy healer who uses methods including health kinesiology and Bioenergetics to reconnect her clients back in with their souls. She heals her clients from past pain and moves them through into a state of empowerment. As we’re in the throes of the corona pandemic right now, I couldn’t think of a more perfect person to have on the podcast. We discuss the current state of the world, how we can remain or become ‘awake’ amidst the pandemic, what are the key learnings we can take away from this global crisis and also how do we manage our wellbeing over the next few weeks? If you enjoy this episode, pls subscribe, rate and review. More about India India is the UK’s leading Energy Coach. She is an Energy Healer, Natural Bioenergetics practitioner, Health Kinesiologist, a spiritual coach, mentor and speaker. She is passionate about reconnecting her clients back in with their Soul by tuning them into their intuition. Combining her spiritual ‘tool kit’, she can heal her clients from past pain and move them through into a state of empowerment. Many clients feel stuck in their position, whether that is mentally or physically. India enables them to move through this time by healing the root cause of each issue. After each session, you will feel a huge weight lift from your shoulders. As we’re in the throes of the corona pandemic right now, I couldn’t think of a more perfect to have on the podcast to discuss the current state of the world, what are the keys learnings we can take away from this global crisis and also how do we manage our wellbeing over the next few weeks. Whether you are ready to heal at a deep level or learn, grow and develop your spiritual practices, India will be with you every step of the way. She offers a unique 1-2-1 healing and coaching program as well as her monthly membership Soul Subscription. Get ready to reconnect with your mind, body and Soul. Insta - @theenergycoach_ Website - https://the-energycoach.com Soul Subscription - https://the-energycoach.com/soul-subscription Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/theenergycoach1 Blog - https://the-energycoach.com/blog Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.co.uk/TheEnergyCoach/ More about Saima Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth.  Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development.  To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk
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March 24, 2020
#14 Ariana Sefre: Rapitation | Mindfulness for the harder to reach young male population | Turning big bold ideas into reality
Ariana is an activist and founder of Rapitation. She has a firm belief that creativity and curiosity is the key to good mental health. Rapitation is a hip hop and spoken word meditation app and movement. It is on a mission to engage more young people in mindfulness practice, removing the ‘yogi’ principles to make meditation more accessible, interesting and engaging. Ariana is also founder of sweat and sound, a live music wellness company providing a multi sensory experience for their guests. Imagine it, you rock up to your fitness class but instead of the sounds coming from regular speaker, it’s coming from a live orchestra. Instead of a standard fitness studio you are in an old gothic church with really high ceilings, amazing acoustics and decor. I wish I could go into Ariana’s brain and see how it works because I find her creativity so extraordinary, her vision so dynamic and her passion is truly infectious. I think you really are in for a treat with this episode. If you enjoy the episode, pls don’t forget to subscribe, rate and review. Find out more at https://www.rapitation.com/ Follow Ariana on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/arianasefre/ Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk
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March 09, 2020
#13 Saima Majid | Morning motivation | Practical tools to help you set yourself up for a positive and productive day
Motivation is a key factor in determining success or failure but in order to achieve long term goals it is important to focus on the present. Something which helps me do this and that I adopted a few years ago was a morning routine. Practices that I do each morning to set me up for the day, before facing the world. My morning practices have changed my life in many ways and in this episode I will be sharing these practices with you. If you enjoy the episode, pls subscribe, rate and review. Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk
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February 25, 2020
#12 Anisha Parmar London | Jewellery brand inspired by multi-cultural London; a hub for diversity and cultural cross overs with true British culture | The highs and lows of being a designer
In this episode I chat with Anisha Parmar from Anisha Parmar London.  Anisha Parmar London is a luxury fashion, jewellery & accessories brand that is inspired by the melting pot of multi-cultural London which she describes as a hub for diversity and cultural cross overs with true British culture.  Anisha’s jewellery is for the bold, confident & badass woman. Her designs have been featured  in Vogue Italia, Vogue India, Elle France, Elle India, Jungle Magazine, the  V&A museum, and even a Snoop Dog music video. Anisha transparently describes the highs and lows that go with having your own brand including the isolation and what happens when a collection is not successful. Something which we don’t hear often but most designers will face at some point in their journey. The minute I laid eyes on the brand, it was love at first sight and I instantly wanted to know more. I hope you enjoy the episode and if you could kindly subscribe, rate and review that would be awesome. Find out more about Anisha at https://www.anishaparmar.com/ Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk
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February 10, 2020
#11 Alex Smith: The Cares Family | Bringing older and younger neighbours together to reduce loneliness, generational divides, polarisation and build connection
Alex Smith is the Founder and CEO of The Cares Family, a group of charities bringing older and younger neighbours together to reduce loneliness, generational divides and polarisation and to build connection and community in a disconnected age. In 2018, Alex was appointed one of 20 inaugural Obama Foundation Fellows, selected from 21,000 applicants from around the world, and in 2019 he also became an Encore Public Voices Fellow in the United States. Alex is born and raised in London and was formerly an adviser to Ed Miliband when he was Leader of the Labour Party. https://thecaresfamily.org.uk/ Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk
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January 28, 2020
#10 Abi Adams: Intuitive Movement Coach | Processing trauma in the body through movement | Understanding your menstrual cycle and it's impact on mental, emotional and physical health
Abi Adams inspires women to feel, move and express themselves using the power of their body.  Using the last 20 years of various movement disciplines, holistic therapy and hormone intelligence, she is transforming the way women exercise to upgrade their relationship with their bodies.  Her mission is to make every woman realise the wisdom that rests under their skin so they can step into their power and live a vibrant life. www.abiadams.co.uk https://www.instagram.com/abiadams_mma/ https://twitter.com/AbiAdams_MMA https://www.facebook.com/AbiAdamsMMA/ Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk
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January 13, 2020
#9 Fab Giovanetti: Creative Impact Co | Making an impact in the Health & Wellness Industry | The disparity between the sparkly world of Wellness and the crisis on the ground | Diversity in Wellness
If you have a business in health and wellness or are looking to start one, Fab shares what it really takes to make an impact and have longevity in the industry. We also talk about bridging the gap between the sparkly world of wellness and that on grass roots level and finally, Diversity in Wellness, love this topic! There are some golden nuggets of advice and wisdom in this episode so if you enjoy, pls subscribe, rate and review. If you would like to find out more about Fab and Creative Impact Collective, pls go to: website: https://fabgiovanetti.com/ Social: @fabgiovanetti My book: https://amzn.to/2PA4ApM Creative Impact website: https://creativeimpact.group/ Creative Impact podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/make-an-impact-with-the-health-bloggers-community/id1477837786 Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk
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December 30, 2019
#8 Ali Jawad: Paralympian | Winning medals for Great Britain despite Crohn's disease | Anti-doping in sports
Born without legs, Ali Javad knew at the age of 6 that he wanted to become a world class athlete. His career as a power lifter had not yet started when he received the shocking diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. Despite the life challenges he faced, he went onto represent Great Britain at three Paralympic Games and won Silver at Rio 2016. Currently he faces one of his toughest battles with Crohn's yet is determined to get to Tokyo 2020 to fulfil his dream of winning gold. Ali is also very passionate about and campaigns for anti doping in sports and shares his views on whether the recent sanctions placed on Russia are acceptable. This story shows the sheer willpower, determination, inner strength and courage of one man and I hope you come away feeling inspired and hopeful. For more information about Ali, go to: https://alijawadgb.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/alijawad/ https://twitter.com/AliJawad12 If you enjoy the episode pls subscribe, rate and review. Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk
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December 16, 2019
#7 Saima Majid | Timeout before burnout | Self care | Realigning and centering yourself
In this episode, I share my personal experience of taking timeout before burnout including the methods I use to realign and centre myself when all feels out of balance.  If you enjoy this episode, please subscribe, rate and review. Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk
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December 02, 2019
#6 Anna Brightman: Upcircle Beauty | Body scrub from recycled coffee grounds | Pitching in the Den | Rejection in business
Launched in 2016 by siblings Anna and William Brightman, UpCircle are the pioneers of the circular skincare trend. All UpCircle products are natural, organic, vegan, cruelty-free, palm oil-free, sustainable, handmade in the UK and housed in 100% recyclable packaging. But their key point of difference from other beauty brands is that each of their products is made with a core repurposed ingredient. “Natural” is the new “normal” – UpCircle go a step further with their waste-fighting formulations. Nature gives us lots of wonderful ingredients that make our skin healthier and more radiant – like used coffee grounds, chai spices and fruit stones. But they often end up going to landfill. Why should all that good stuff go to waste? It shouldn’t. That’s why UpCircle elevate leftover natural ingredients, bringing them back to life as beauty products your skin will love. UpCircle have taken the beauty world by storm. Since their rebrand less than a year ago the sibling duo have launched their by-product beauty range with Boots, Sainsbury’s, Holland & Barrett, Ocado, Urban Outfitters, Beauty Bay, Whole Foods, As Nature Intended, House of Fraser, Feel Unique, Farmdrop, Revital and many more! They have just released a brand new range made from discarded fruit stones. To find out more pls visit www.upcirclebeauty.com Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk
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November 18, 2019
#5 Dr. Tim Zijlstra | LGBTQ and acceptance | Libraries as safe havens and wellness spaces
Dr. Tim Zijlstra is an accidental Librarian, with extensive experience in public, school and academic libraries, and an accidental Academic. He is also a proud Ally and Role Model for the Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing group. Accidental librarian because he failed his first two attempts at obtaining a degree and was ‘offered out of pity’ a place at the Library Academy in Groningen, the Netherlands where he finally qualified in 2004. Accidental academic because, in 2008, after qualifying for a MSc in Information Management at the University of Sheffield, he found himself working as a Research Associate on a large European research project. In 2016 he obtained a PhD from Loughborough University, investigating the role of social media in professional development of librarians. Keen to get back into libraries he started at the University of Derby as Resource Centre Manager at the new St Helena campus in Chesterfield. He is passionate about engaging, connecting and stimulating people to achieve the best they can do in his current role as Library Experience and Skills Manager at the University of Derby, looking after both the Chesterfield Library and the Skills Team based at the main Library. Follow Tim on Twitter: @tzijlstra Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk
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November 04, 2019
#4 Tara Lee Oakley | Dance, body confidence and spirituality | Fear of female sexuality and sensuality | The forgotten 'older' woman
I speak to Tara Lee Oakley; Professional Dancer, Dance/Fitness Instructor and advocate of all things Wellbeing. Tara's career in the dance/ fitness industry has spanned 19 years, way before the age of social media. I love her perspective on the power of taking time to learn and hone a skill in an age where this has been replaced with chasing quick fixes. Having performed internationally and in London’s best know clubs and restaurants, Tara shares her thoughts on society’s fears around female sexuality and sensuality. We also talk about the deep connection between dance and spirituality as practised in Sufism, founded by the great philosopher and poet Rumi. To contact Tara, pls visit: https://www.tarawellbeing.com/ Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk
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October 23, 2019
#3 Elaine Denton | From poverty and drugs to a life filled with purpose, meaning and abundance | Confidence and what it truly looks like | The future of Health and Wellness in the digital world
From a career in Corporate to becoming a Coach, 42 Year old Elaine transformed her own life and is now on a mission to help people transform theirs. With a challenging upbringing that almost lead her to a darker path, Elaine spent many years trying to better herself through her career but didn’t realise she was trying to fill the void of her inner self. The one that felt unworthy and unloved. It took her getting to burnout stage 18 years into her corporate career for her to do a complete 360- heading back to teaching classes, a new found love for teaching yoga and mindfulness and now transformational life coaching, taking her back to her ‘why’ that she had when she embarked on her career path 20 years ago ‘to help people be the best version of themselves’ https://www.instagram.com/lifeyogafitness/ Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk
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October 08, 2019
#2 Simon Praxis Jones | Healing the mind, body and soul following loss and addiction | Establishing self sustained communities if we are to see a future tomorrow
Simon Praxis Jones is the founder of Praxis Probiotics and Thrive.  Also a passionate youth & community development worker, event organiser, spoken word artist and activist for social justice and sustainability. Alongside other members of a workers cooperative based in Derby, Simon organises workshops & community fundraising events to help promote holistic health and community empowerment. To find out more about Simon, please go to: praxisprobiotics.com https://www.instagram.com/simon_praxis_jones/ Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk
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September 23, 2019
#1 Sophia Khalid | Ugly Duckling to Swan | Being a Third Culture Kid | Confidence through Travel
In this first episode I chat with Sophia Khalid, founder of Girls Group Holiday. Travelling changed Sophia’s life and she’s now on a mission to empower other women to realise their potential through travel. As well as travel together, she aims to create a positive platform for women to connect, create friendships and support one another. Sophia is a dedicated Human Rights advocate, she has represented the UK as a Human Rights Ambassador nationally and internationally, most notably at the United Nations in New York, the House of Lords in London and Stormont - Northern Irish Parliament. She has been selected as a UK delegate for conferences and programmes by the World Democracy Forum, the British Council and the Anna Lindh Foundation. Sophia was short-listed at the British Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2018 in the Social and Humanitarian Category. Publications include: ‘How has torture been sanctioned in the ‘War on Terror’?’ – Human Rights Lawyers Journal 2015 ‘Toolkit for Best Practices for Intercultural Communication’ - (European commission, funded by the Anna Lindh Foundation 2017) Contact: Email: info@girlsgroupholiday.co.uk Website: www.GirlsGroupHoliday.co.uk Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sophi_kd/ Saima Majid is on a mission ‘to empower individuals to build self-belief and confidence in order to thrive in their lives’. She does this through her work as a Wellbeing and Transformational Life Coach and Speaker. Following Saima’s battle with mental illness in 2014, Saima realised she’d spent her life holding back so much unexplored potential due to limiting beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours. She spent the next years investing heavily in her own development and growth. Now she educates and shares the knowledge that she has learnt to transform the lives of others. Helping them live authentically and setting them off on the road to happiness. In 2019 she created the Event and Podcast ‘The Trailblazers Journey’. She was also shortlisted for an award for 'Mental Health Awareness' at The Health Bloggers Community in London and she has spoken in front of hundreds about Health, Wellness and Personal development. To find out more about Saima, pls visit www.saimamajid.uk and for 1:1 coaching, email info@saimamajid.uk
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September 06, 2019