Hi, I’m Jahida, a Female Youth Mentor and Personal Development Coach. I am also the Founder and CEO of Metamorphosis Coaching, a school teacher, mother, a certified life coach and a woman devoted to personal development. Growing up, I was an ambitious, teenage girl but I felt there were many cultural barriers limiting me from pursuing my dreams. Since meeting my husband Faz, I challenged the traditional cultural beliefs and stereotypes that a Muslim woman is not capable of having a successful career while being married, staying true to her principles, faith and committed to raising a family. I wore my hijab at the age of 13 in a time where racism in AU was at it’s peak and the September 11 attacks magnified the traumatic effects of Islamophobia.
I faced many challenges as a teenager with my identity, feeling like I didn’t belong in this country, I tackled bullying in a school where I was the only scarfed girl and had to form new friendships every couple of years as I moved from school to school. I am very grateful for the two mentors (my father and math’s teacher) that I had in my life and the challenges I experienced as they were valuable lessons which have inspired me to make a difference in the lives of many. As times have progressed, attitudes about women working, studying, accomplishing their dreams and becoming leaders has changed. I have facilitated many workshops that inspire, educate and empower young girls and women to build their self-esteem, self-confidence, form healthy relationships and friendships, build their businesses, set boundaries and overcome their limiting beliefs. I have coached over 100 clients ranging from 8 to 65 years old and I am very passionate about helping women find their voice, understand their worth and believe in themselves. The saying, “It takes a village to raise a child” couldn’t be more true. I’m here to offer you help and support in whichever way I can. I’m excited to tap into my teaching and business background, my coaching and mentor training plus my many lived-experiences to cheer on, coach and guide your child to improve their overall sense of wellbeing, self-belief, and outlook on life – and I’m here for parents too.