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Faten Halabi: A Journey of Personal Growth and Global Exploration

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Faten Halabi: A Journey of Personal Growth and Global Exploration

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Faten Halabi
Executive Coach – Life Coach – EMCC Qualified
With over 20 years of corporate experience to her new role in coaching. With a background in commercial and consultancy positions, Faten’s coaching philosophy emphasizes empathy, ensuring satisfaction across all stakeholders. Having completed the “Masters program” at Meyer Campbell and obtaining certifications in team coaching and Diversity and Inclusion applications (ORSC), she is dedicated to enriching her knowledge to better serve her clients. Recognized as a leader breaking the glass ceiling for women in business, Faten has served as an in-house coach for various companies over the past five years, offering guidance to peers, directors, CEOs of startups, corporate leaders, and government employees. She finds immense joy in witnessing the positive transformations in their lives and careers. Beyond her professional endeavors, Faten is actively engaged with organizations such as the World Economic Women Forum and the Lestari Sayak Anak Orphanage in Indonesia, demonstrating her commitment to positive change and uplifting women in various spheres. As a proud mother of two, Faten has successfully balanced her thriving career with family life, adding depth to her story and showcasing her ability to excel both professionally and personally. Driven by her passion to empower individuals striving for success in the corporate world, she aims to make a positive impact on the lives of those she works with and contribute to creating a better world for everyone.


What motivated your decision to transition from the banking industry in Beirut to running a family business and pursuing further education in Canada?

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Faten Halabi: Transitioning from the banking industry in Beirut to running a family business and pursuing further education in Canada was motivated by my desire for personal growth and exploration. While my initial career in banking provided a solid foundation, I felt a strong calling to expand my knowledge through higher education and to embrace new opportunities abroad.

Joining the family business allowed me to deepen my understanding of entrepreneurship while immersing myself in a different cultural and business environment.

Could you share some key lessons or experiences from your time in Bahrain, both professionally and personally, that have had a significant impact on your career trajectory?

Faten Halabi: My time in Bahrain was transformative both professionally and personally. Contrary to misconceptions, Bahrain provided a supportive environment for women in leadership roles. However, it also required dedication and hard work to prove one’s capabilities. This experience taught me resilience, determination, and the importance of advocating for oneself in the face of challenges.

This experience taught me resilience, determination, and the importance of advocating for oneself in the face of challenges.

Faten Halabi
How did your role as a business consultant in Jakarta influence your perspective on entrepreneurship and social activism?

Faten Halabi: My experience as a business consultant in Jakarta exposed me to diverse working cultures and perspectives. It grounded me in the realities of entrepreneurship and highlighted the importance of adaptability and cultural sensitivity in business endeavors. Additionally, witnessing social issues firsthand fueled my passion for social activism and reinforced my commitment to making a positive impact wherever I go.

As a single mother balancing a successful career and raising two children, what strategies or support systems have been crucial for you in maintaining this balance?

Faten Halabi: Balancing a successful career and single motherhood requires continuous learning, patience, and support. I’ve been fortunate to have a network of supportive mentors and friends who provided guidance and encouragement. Additionally, prioritizing self-care and effective time management has been instrumental in maintaining harmony between my professional and personal responsibilities.

Your involvement in charity organizations and advocacy for women’s rights is commendable. What drives your passion for these causes, and how do you integrate them into your professional life?

Faten Halabi: My passion for advocating for women’s rights and contributing to charitable causes stems from a lifelong commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. I believe in the importance of giving back to society and empowering marginalized communities. Integrating these causes into my professional life allows me to align my values with my actions, fostering a sense of purpose and fulfillment in my career.

Could you elaborate on your experience as a Regional Sales Leader at Avaya in Dubai? How does this role align with your personal mission of making the world a better place?

Faten Halabi: My role as a Regional Sales Leader at Avaya in Dubai provided me with a platform to influence positive change within the organization and beyond. By leading with integrity, empathy, and a commitment to excellence, I strive to inspire my team to contribute to a more inclusive and sustainable world.

Whether through mentorship, ethical business practices, or community engagement initiatives, I believe that every action we take has the potential to make a difference.

Looking back on your journey so far, what advice would you give to other women who aspire to pursue careers in entrepreneurship and leadership roles while also advocating for social change?

Faten Halabi: My advice to women aspiring to pursue careers in entrepreneurship and leadership roles while advocating for social change is to embrace their uniqueness and never underestimate their potential to effect positive change.

Stay true to your values, seek mentorship and support networks, and never shy away from challenging the status quo. Remember that every step forward, no matter how small, contributes to a brighter and more equitable future for all.

Stay true to your values, seek mentorship and support networks, and never shy away from challenging the status quo. Remember that every step forward, no matter how small, contributes to a brighter and more equitable future for all.

Faten Halabi

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