Abby Hussein is one of the coaches we found and we did a little interview with her. She impressed us with her brave and direct approach to coaching. She doesn’t want to create a dependent clients. Her way of coaching is more about creating a community of people that have the tools to help themselves, rather than clients dependent on a certain practice. Here is what she said.
Meet Life Coach Abby Hussein:
Name: Abby Hussein
Pillar: The Mind
Who is this coach for: Mainly for women who want feel stuck in life and want to update a better mindset.
How they can help: By using plethora of NLP techniques and lots of coaching exercises, questions.
First of all, how are you and your family doing in these Pandemic times?
We are all good thank you. Hope you and yours are too. It’s been a tough one seeing as we are all on the vulnerable list so the risks are higher, but we keep a positive mindset and do what we can to stay safe.
How does the coronavirus pandemic affect your clients? Did it affect you at all?
As I mainly work with women, the pandemic has been really tough for them.
Working from home, home schooling and sustaining a career in an uncertain climate has been a challenge, but with the right mindset, all obstacles can be overcome and we can still thrive instead of just surviving.
What are the biggest lessons that you learned in this pandemic?
We must make up our minds and to do that, we need knowledge.
Gather the right people around that lift your spirits.
Life is not guaranteed, so do what makes you happy and peace will come.
Most importantly, be genuinely kind to others, you never know what they are facing.
Tell us about you, your career, how you started with your coaching career?
I have always worked in a customer service industry, and used to sell services.
I started coaching when I had my baby boy. As a single mum, I realized that I need to do more than just provide the basics.
I wanted to raise a decent and thriving human being and knew that to accomplish that I had to start with me and set the example. I believe in “do what I do not do as I say”.
I started on my self improvement journey in 2008, and my life changed dramatically for the better.
I took a foundation course in psychosynthesis counseling before discovering that coaching is my calling.
I am also a master NLP practitioner as my passion is understanding how the human brain functions and how to shift beliefs and mindset to improve perspective and enhance lives.
What was your biggest obstacle that you had to overcome in your life that made you who you are today?
Growing up in a Muslim household, ruled by a narcissistic father, I had to deal and heal from a lot of trauma and work really hard to create an empowering belief system.
Un-learning destructive coping mechanisms and re-learning a new way of being centered in self love wasn’t easy, but it has taught me a lot and this helps me help my clients achieve their goals.
We are all a continuous work in progress and as some of us are just further along our journey than others. I believe it is our job to make it easier for others along the way, a guide if you like.
The Coaching Style:
How do you innovate with coaching your clients?
I use a fusion of techniques with my clients as no two people are the same so it’s really important to me to create a tailored program specifically for each client, a really in depth and detailed discovery session where we hash out all their ideas and dreams and get really clear on their ultimate goal.
It’s surprising what people think they want as opposed to what they really need.
This is where the magic begins.
What’s unique about your coaching approach?
My coaching is tailor made to fit each client.
We are all unique should be treated and celebrated that way. I build a community, not a practice.
What benefits do your clients get after working with you?
Tools and techniques that they can use over and over again by themselves.
I teach them to help themselves as I don’t believe in creating codependent relationships, which are draining to both the client and the coach.
Do you use any specific tools to be efficient with your clients?
A plethora of NLP techniques and lots of coaching exercises and questions to really get deep and uncover the magic within.
We have all the answers, we just need to be asked the right questions and guided a little to find them.
If you had a super megaphone that, when you speak into, the whole world will hear your message, what would you say?
Forget everything you think you’ve been told you ‘should’ be and find out who you really are and what you want to be.
Stop chasing dreams that are forced upon you and start chasing your own.
What is the greatest lesson you have learned in your life?
No one is coming to save you. You have to be your own hero.
If you wait on others to do the right thing by you, you will be waiting forever. People do the right thing for themselves, even if they think otherwise.
It’s important to put your needs first so that you can then take care of the needs of others. Protect your energy and protect your peace. Become selffull not selfish.
Your final thoughts?
We can have it all, but we need to define what ‘all’ is for each one of us as individuals, not as a group.
We were not created the same, so to strive for the same things is insane.
Where Can You Find Abby Hussein?
If you liked this interview and you would like to get to know more about Abby Hussein’s coaching go to https://www.flowabilitycoaching.com/ and you will find all you need.
Or, you can follow her Facebook page where she shares updates, news and valuable pieces from her coaching. It was an honor having this interview with her.