Zehhra Mirza is one of the coaches that we found this month and we did a little interview with her. She impressed us with her wisdom and expertise.
She is a Personal Development Coach based in India, Mumbai. Clients fondly refer to her as Coach Z. We are astonished with the depth of her understanding when it comes to the human psyche and its dynamics.
She is the founder of ZM International (formerly known as ZM Academy) and specializes in Energy Alignment, Genetic Trauma Healing, Breaking Repeated Patterns, Limiting Beliefs and Developing a Mindset on Service and Purpose.
Her approach focuses on removing the internal blocks we have like trauma, beliefs, blockages of energy, negative mindsets and suppressed emotions. These blocks hijack our decisions and through self sabotage prevent us from moving forward and reaching our goals. Here is what she said.
Meet Life Coach Zehhra Mirza:
Name: Zehhra Mirza
Pillar: The Spirit, The Mind, The Heart
Who is this coach for: Anyone who wants to remove negative beliefs, limiting blocks, heal traumas, gain clarity and upgrade their mindset so they can reach their desired goals in life.
How they can help: Through assesments and energy scanning in combination with a blend of modalities like Mindfulness, Ho’oponopono, Energy Healing, Removing Blocks, just to name a few.
First of all, how are you and your family doing in these Pandemic times?
We are doing great! Thank you!
We are blessed that we all are safe and have shined bright and evolved from all the life lessons learned during the pandemic.
We are 3 of us in our family: dad, mom, and me.
My parents are senior citizens. Dad is 79 years and mom is 68 years of age, a cancer survivor.
However, my dad encountered the coronavirus on 2nd of February 2021 and was critical with his lungs functioning only 20% but with the grace of Divine all’s well and he fought it out and is blessed with good health.
How does the coronavirus pandemic affect your clients? Did it affect you at all?
For my clients in India, they had to adjust and get comfortable by surrendering and accepting the situation.
However, once everyone understood the seriousness about the virus it was all ok.
I use to conduct a lot of Live Events and personal meeting for my clients in India before the pandemic but for my clients overseas, e.g. North America, it was always zoom, so it was all ok and taken care off.
What are the biggest lessons that you learned in this pandemic?
Have an Attitude of Gratitude instead of complaining and criticizing.
Being grateful for everything that we have been showered with.
Be Open minded instead of resisting.
Tell us about you, your career, how you started with your coaching career?
I started working as an intern when I was 19 years old in my first year of college on a project related to student counseling on teen issues in adolescence.
My target audience was my peer group while I was studying my degree in Applied Psychology.
I enjoyed the subject of personality assessment, behavior analysis, and more.
I decided to pursue my Masters in Counseling and Psychotherapy to explore the subject further.
I then became interested in studying how an individual’s behavior changes when exposed to an uncomfortable environment, what emotions trigger these changes, group dynamics, and the social environment.
Additionally, I explored topics related to self healing, life journeys, spirituality, and reading about sages as I was on my own journey of healing.
My journey started as an intern, moved to a role as a career counselor, and then up to the role of VP of Human Resources People Management.
While I was still in the corporate world, I felt a calling to serve people by helping them move forward by healing their patterns, blocks, fears, anxiety, panic attacks, fear of self worth, lack of self love, loneliness leading to depression, and suicide.
I began counseling, coaching, and healing clients on weekends, weekly offs, and holidays with different modalities, and I am still going strong with what the Divine guides me to do.
What was your biggest obstacle that you had to overcome in your life that made you who you are today?
I was a very introverted person who couldn’t even stand in front of two people and talk, presenting was a far cry.
As a child, I had faced a lot of comparison, rejection, mocking, insults in school, frustration from teachers, bullying by friends, a punching bag for mostly everyone I knew in my circle of influence (including family), two failed relationships, a case of nervous breakdown, hypertension, panic disorder, depression, anxiety, and even three suicide attempts, and a tagline of “Being a Loser and Fit for Nothing”.
I had to work on myself and my own healing because I couldn’t figure out what was actually happening to me.
There was a lot of internal conflict with no one to help.
I would feel alone, alienated, helpless, and lost even when I was around my family.
I was expected by all to be understanding, but no one was ready to understand or even listen to my problem, even when I approached for help.
In fact, I was even mocked and made a joke of on the subject I had decided to graduate in: psychology.
So, I decided to become my own counsellor, psychologist, therapist, and healer at the age of 18.
The Coaching Style:
How do you innovate with coaching your clients?
I blend many modalities such as Mindfulness, Ho’oponopono, Energy Healing, Removing Genetic Trauma, Blocks, and Limiting Beliefs in my coaching sessions.
My coaching sessions are usually one to one sessions.
I am a certified coach trainer in the Law of Attraction and Breaking Limited Beliefs.
I have a Master’s degree in Counseling and Psychotherapy.
I believe in taking 100% responsibility for whatever shows up in my reality because ultimately, we belong to one consciousness, and each person we interact with is a reflection of us in some way or another.
So, if the person shows up as angry, for example, there is something inside of us that is unhealed which is showing up through the person displaying the anger, and the energy is asking for healing or a let go or transmutation.
What’s unique about your coaching approach?
It’s customized and personal and unique because it’s out of sheer experience of undergoing my own self healing when I was 18 years old.
The clients go through basic counselling and basic plus advanced level coaching and healing, and once they reach certain levels of healing, then they are put in a private group (group coaching) plus they have access to my personal mobile number, which has no restrictions of any timing unless it’s an overseas client, wherein there is a time difference, or if I am on leave.
We are all like family, wherein we share a very close bond with not only the client, but also their family members.
The program my clients undergo is very holistic in nature, because by healing themselves and their genetic trauma, they are not only healing themselves, but also healing their ancestors, as well as the coming generations.
What benefits do your clients get after working with you?
My clients understand the concept that “our internal world is a reflection of the outer world,” so if the outer world (in the form of people, situations, and events) is against the flow of whatever they wish to create, meaning there are obstacles and things are not working out, it’s a red flag that something is misaligned within (the internal world).
The mountain of muckiness that they have been carrying for years gets transmuted, allowing them to be open to receive and create their new story, their new reality.
They surrender rather than resist, they choose to become conscious about what they are creating by taking responsibility for themselves rather than blaming situations or people.
They become clear about their purpose.
Do you use any specific tools to be efficient with your clients?
Assessment questions just to help me understand their mindset and my internal energy scanning, which helps me to understand the energy alignment, which guides me on the root cause of the issue.
If you had a super megaphone that, when you speak into, the whole world will hear your message, what would you say?
You are a creator, God-consciousness, not a victim, so be careful of the story you narrate to yourself, the frequency and quality of it.
How many times you rehearse the same story to yourself, as well as narrate it to people or family members in the form of complaints and criticism, and how you say it.. you will create more of the same experience until you choose to break the pattern.
Only by being conscious, aware, and by healing the pain body can you end the suffering.
Otherwise, your mind is always ready to drive your life show.
Don’t wait until things get worse in the form of anxiety, depression, addiction, feeling worthless, and feeling stuck.
Seek help because these events or experiences have shown up to heal and release you from the bondage of toxic energy slavery.
What is the greatest lesson you have learned in your life?
Our thoughts and feelings play a very crucial role in creating our reality.
Be mindful about your energy, including the books you read, the movies you watch, and the songs you sing, because you never know what you are creating unknowingly.
There is amazing power in the present moment.
Surrender, acceptance, and awareness: the combination of the three ends suffering.
Your final thoughts?
Being aware and being in the present moment of “The Now,” ends all suffering because creation begins from there, which is “The Now,” the power of timelessness where there is no fear of the past nor worry about the future, as the essence of this emotion results in the exact outcome in your physical reality.
How you give is how you receive, for example, if you give anything with a feeling of lack, this energy will come back to you, maybe in a different form, but it will come back as a blocked energy.
Life is not happening to you, it is happening through you.
Where Can You Find Zehhra Mirza?
If you liked this interview and you would love to find out how to dissolve all the blockages from within that prevent you to reach your goals, contact Zehhra through her Email [email protected] or What’s App: +91 8889010161 (preferable)
Or, if you like to connect more personally with her, you can do that through LinkedIn.
If you like to see a glimpse of her coaching, watch her latest video on Facebook. It was an honor having this interview with her.