I highly commend Khadija for her capacity to coach and support those around her to reach their goals. Barak Allahu feeki!
I first met Khadija 8 years ago. I was a uni student navigating through a tumultuous time and while there were many successes in my life, alhamdullilah, I was experiencing many difficulties. I struggled with my identity, with being a young adult, with just being me.
I sat in awe as Khadija introduced herself to all of us attendees at a leadership program we both attended and where we first met. She introduced herself with strength. Mother of 3 boys, and step mum to two. A very strong woman, mashaAllah. In her introduction, she expressed her passion for empowering others, helping them define their identity, showing them how to find their strengths, how to thrive through difficulty, how to be the best they can be. What was really new to me, as a uni student growing up in Australia, was how all of this was made in reference to her identity as a Muslim woman. She demonstrated that she had a strong foundation of connection and trust in Allah (SWT). I could see that she herself had been on quite a journey in life and it had strengthened her. I had a lot to learn!
With every meeting in that program, I got to learn more about Khadija, engage in deep discussions as a pair and in a group and listen as she shared her ideas and thoughts. I also always respected that she was never afraid to share her vulnerabilities. For her, difficulties were always a beacon of growth and closeness to our Creator.
Upon completion of the program and over the following two years, I had the absolute pleasure and privilege of attending a few other programs and workshops with Khadija, all recommended by her. Each one helped me in many ways, and I looked forward to them every time. Sadly, however, it was time for me to relocate interstate and one of the biggest losses I felt when I left Perth was the wonderful growth and insights I would have experienced through Khadija had I stayed.
Alhamdulillah, our friendship continued. I could call Khadija amidst a difficult situation I was experiencing and she would always listen. She would then compassionately acknowledge how I was feeling and then, with love, refocus my attention to my true purpose in this life, to please my Creator. From my discussions with her and watching her with others, I could see how Khadija could take any circumstance and flip it on its head. She can support anyone to take their circumstance and reframe it in a way that makes it a positive, empowering situation. Not only that, but she will support others (including myself) in defining their goals and taking steps to achieve them.
Despite being away I still got to witness Khadija walk the talk. I witnessed as she completes her Uni studies (all while raising her boys), facilitates workshops for school students, mothers and children, share her stories, and reach many milestones. I also witnessed as she faced challenging experiences and very rough times on her journey – all of which made her even stronger, tabarak Allah. I have learned so much from Khadija, both in our discussions and in just watching her resilience. Meeting her boys, May Allah (Swt) bless and protect them, speaks enough for her influence and ability to inspire. They are wonderful, well mannered, strong boys.
I still get to see Khadija when I am back in Perth and every time, every single time, I leave our meeting with clarity regarding my path, added perspectives and most importantly a reminder, a reminder of my purpose. In every single one of our discussions, Khadija will bring it back to this – pleasing Allah (SWT). Without a single compromise.
I highly recommend Khadija’s coaching. Go for it! And may Allah (swt) bless you to find what you seek and reach heights way beyond what you have imagined.
May Allah (SWT) bless you Khadija and jazaki Allahu khairan for everything!