Once upon a time, a child was born. He was born to stand tall with his head up and his feet on the ground, no matter what life threw at him.
Every chapter in our life starts with once upon a time and we are the authors and creators of our stories. So my story is: I’m Lina and for 10 years I’ve worked in Public Relations, telling the stories of the corporates I’ve worked for. In 2012, I went on a mission of living a purposeful life and to me that meant creating leaders, one child at a time. I want children to tell their life stories with pride, knowing that they have made choices based on their values and concentrating on their strengths and talents rather than their weaknesses; celebrate their mistakes and learn from them. I would love to help children adopt a positive mindset and dream of the wonderful things they can be.
Throughout my coaching sessions, I aim to build their self esteem, set positive goals and deal with difficult issues such as bullying, anxiety and poor body image.
I believe bed time is a great opportunity for children to practice gratitude and mindfulness and I will show them the tools to do so. It is also a special time to put a child’s mind at ease and send him on a mind holiday for a peaceful sleep. I do so with my daughter by reading her the bed time story “One the Night you were Born” and it goes:
“On the night you were born
The moon smiled with such wonder
And the stars peeked in to see you
and the night wind whispered
life will never be the same
Because there had never been anyone like you… ever in the world.” – Nancy Tillman
I want all children who I coach to know that whenever they doubt how special they are and wonder who loves them, to remember that “never before in story or rhyme (not even in once upon a time) has the world ever known a YOU, my friend, and it never will, not ever again” – Nancy Tillman
Once upon time, a parent living in the UAE, read my profile and decided to contact me to help their child become the leader of his own life.
My Special Interests: Self Esteem, Confidence, Leadership, Bullying, Happiness
My Training: Certified Kids Life Studio® Coach, Bachelor Degree in Marketing & Advertising from the American University in Dubai