Here at Transformation Academy we are excited to announce our February’s Transformation Academy Rising Star – Jabeen Qadri!
Our goal with this initiative is to recognize and celebrate group membership who demonstrate the heart and service of a coach. Each monthly recipient of this recognition will be selected for a unique reason. Some will be seasoned coaches who serve as valuable mentors within the group. Others may be just starting their coach-training journey and exude a contagious attitude or passion. Others may be actively supporting other group members, whether by providing resources, answering common questions, or providing moral support. Regardless of each of our wonderful group members’ background or experience, we all benefit from the mutual support and varied perspectives offered within this diverse group!
The Rising Star initiative is a way to give a special THANK YOU to those who go above and beyond to share of themselves within this community.
Jabeen Qadri, Pakistan indirim kuponu
The Wishing Well Co
“Healing through creativity and consciousness”
Jabeen is an artist, writer, speaker, creative healer and coach. She works with empathic artists, creative solopreneurs and visionaries and empowers them in their life and business so they can find meaning, authenticity and spread the healing they are meant to in this world through soul-aligned visibility. After overcoming her own health struggles with chronic illnesses, she focuses on slow, conscious living, embracing all emotions, and transfers her teachings of intuitive creative processes into the world. She has a podcast called Creative Epiphanies and shares her intuitive art and poetry on her Instagram. Visit www.thewishingwellco.com
Below is an interview we conducted with Jabeen.
WHAT IS YOUR NICHE (COACHING FOCUS) AND HOW DID YOU CHOOSE IT?
My title keeps changing because my work keeps evolving or expanding. For now, I’m a creative healer and coach. I focus on bringing purpose, passion and happiness into people’s lives and work through different forms of self-expression. I help them embrace slow, conscious living that helps with their spiritual and emotional growth, as well develop a loving relationship with themselves and their body, and see the beauty in everyday life and relationships as they see the beauty within themselves. I also work on intuitive-marketing for soulful business owners and help them create ease in their work. I chose this niche because I struggled with lack of meaning and inability to manage my emotions, which not only effected my personal life and health but also my career choices. And so, I incorporated teachings of psychology and spirituality into my artistic processes and created my own healing methods. My methods today come from 10-plus years of lived experience and learning.
WHO IS YOUR IDEAL CLIENT?
I don’t have the typical ideal client statement. I work with business owners, moms, empathic artists—anyone who is ready to become their true self, become more visible and has a natural inclination towards any form of art. I work with those who feel disconnected from themselves or the world because they feel like they aren’t living authentically; they have been hiding parts of themselves out of guilt or fears. Now they believe creativity could help them and they are willing to change and embrace themselves fully. For my marketing and business coaching clients, I especially love working with entrepreneurs who have chronic illness.
WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A LIFE COACH?
I always had this thirst to do something and bring change to the world ever since I was a teenager. I’ve been following what fulfilled that thirst. I started my mental health blog as a hobby when I was 22, and I started getting recognition. I would collaborate with wellness organizations. I started seeing how people didn’t know what to do apart from private clinical therapy to help themselves. I realized I had a gift of creativity and other gifts that I could possibly share with people. I was already an artist and designer, and I was very happy because that itself was quite a journey for me. But I felt something was missing still. I started facilitating painting lessons and art circles at first. It gave me a lot of meaning when I was struggling myself with my illness. Then during the pandemic, my level of thirst and disconnection became very, very high, and I decided to take my facilitation work further by becoming a life coach.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN COACHING?
I officially started at the end of 2020.
HOW DID YOU GET YOUR FIRST CLIENT?
I honestly don’t know. She found me. I had been visible for about 6 to 7 years so you would assume getting a client would be very easy—but it was not. I had to a lot of work to do on my self-worth and confidence, and I continue to do it. After I entered coaching, I gave a lot of free coaching calls, consistently posted in Facebook groups and spoke on podcasts. I would always be doing something, connecting with people, collaborating with other new coaches or simply sharing my art or my life lessons because all these things bring me a lot of joy. I believe joy and confidence attracts aligned clients. One thing I’ve learned from making art is to let go and enjoy the process. And so that is how I believe how I got my first client and all my clients since.
HOW HAS YOUR COACHING JOURNEY CHANGED YOUR LIFE?
My life has changed immensely. As I entered coaching, I learned there were a lot of parts of my life that still hadn’t been healed. I think all wellness-based entrepreneurs can relate. These were deep-rooted beliefs around money, visibility, self-love and relationships that only starting your coaching business could bring into light. I strongly believe in integrity and, ever since I became a coach, I’ve been doing my own inner work as well. I saw that we can never be completely healed. I embraced myself as an imperfect human being who doesn’t have all the answers. I have slowly redesigned my entire life, my look, friend circles, belief systems, etc. I see my clients and fellow coaches as my teachers, too. I have witnessed that the more inner work I do, the more capacity I have to help my clients. Above all, it has helped me develop a very deep, trustful connection with God. I’m all the more grateful now that I entered this work because I not only help transform people, but it has completely transformed me. I feel brand new. I would have never known this would be one of the outcomes of choosing this line of work.
WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF BEING A LIFE COACH?
There are a lot of things. The coaching industry has some difficult parts. Personally, the biggest challenge is that people around you will not understand the work you do, unless they are a coach themselves. However, sometimes even coaches will not. When you struggle, they tell you to go back to 9-to-5 or judge you for struggling in life when you are a coach yourself. It was painful for me in the beginning, but I saw it as a healing process. Being intrinsically motivated is a very important part of being a coach.
WHAT IS THE MOST FULFILLING PART OF BEING A LIFE COACH?
Helping my clients feel so safe that they share very vulnerable things from their life and even cry in sessions. And especially after the session if they message me and tell me how good they feel with their pain, and they don’t hate their pain. Apart from my clients, I feel so incredibly happy when my followers find so much solace in my posts and listening to my podcast and they take crazy leaps in their life. It is very overwhelming for me that my art and words carry so much power.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST INSPIRATIONAL COACHING MOMENT, WITH A CLIENT?
This is such a difficult question. Every session feels so inspirational because all my clients feel like a version of me from my past. It’s like coaching myself. But if I must pick one, I think when I was helping one client with procrastination around her marketing and we were working on emotional health in a session. In the next session she told me how much her relationship with her husband is improving by working with me. I don’t have a husband so I never saw this side of my work before. I was amazed at how holistic this work is and how connected all parts of our lives are.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COACHING ACTIVITY OR EXERCISE TO DO WITH CLIENTS?
The visualization meditations. I get my clients to feel the music and form imagery in their head. I do this on-the-spot to help them access their soul or intuition when they find themselves stuck or unable to speak up about what they truly want. I love the look on their face when they tell me how good and easy it was, especially those who find it hard to meditate.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST EFFECTIVE STRATEGY FOR FINDING CLIENTS AND/OR GROWING YOUR BUSINESS?
Having clarity, confidence and integrity has been the biggest strategy for me. I believe in following my intuition and carry out marketing methods that feel most satisfying. Sometimes I get clients when I take time off and rest and pay attention to self-love. I also meet people in person and attend events because I love meeting inspiring people. I get invited to podcasts and speaking opportunities when I’m not pitching but I’m in my flow. It’s very magical how that works out. With my business processes, I do as much as I can and limit burnout. I celebrate what I have now rather than getting more. I do this from a grounded place and not forced gratefulness. To sum it up, I follow my heart and then I let go and let God and the universe handle the rest.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOURSELF BACK WHEN YOU FIRST DREAMED OF BECOMING A COACH?
Don’t lose faith and trust that the upcoming hardships will bring a lot of lessons that you really need to help you become an amazing coach, artist and leader. You need this more than the certificates and courses and money you think you need. The universe is always working in your favor.
WHAT IS THE IMPACT YOU WANT TO MAKE IN THIS WORLD?
I want to bring art, flow, play and expansiveness into people’s life again. I want people to not hide and embrace all parts of themselves: the sadness, the anger and the happiness. I want to do this not only through coaching or my art but also by living it myself.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH TRANSFORMATION COACHING MAGAZINE READERS?
I would like to share that happiness comes with pain. So embrace all parts of yourself and enjoy the journey of life.