Meet Jahida El Assaad
Hi, I’m Jahida, a Female Youth Mentor and Personal Development Coach. I am also the Founder and CEO of Metamorphosis Coaching, a school teacher, mother, a certified life coach and a woman devoted to personal development. Growing up, I was an ambitious, teenage girl but I felt there were many cultural barriers limiting me from pursuing my dreams. Since meeting my husband Faz, I challenged the traditional cultural beliefs and stereotypes that a Muslim woman is not capable of having a successful career while being married, staying true to her principles, faith and committed to raising a family. I wore my hijab at the age of 13 in a time where racism in AU was at it’s peak and the September 11 attacks magnified the traumatic effects of Islamophobia.
I faced many challenges as a teenager with my identity, feeling like I didn’t belong in this country, I tackled bullying in a school where I was the only scarfed girl and had to form new friendships every couple of years as I moved from school to school. I am very grateful for the two mentors (my father and math's teacher) that I had in my life and the challenges I experienced as they were valuable lessons which have inspired me to make a difference in the lives of many. As times have progressed, attitudes about women working, studying, accomplishing their dreams and becoming leaders has changed. I have facilitated many workshops that inspire, educate and empower young girls and women to build their self-esteem, self-confidence, form healthy relationships and friendships, build their businesses, set boundaries and overcome their limiting beliefs. I have coached over 100 clients ranging from 8 to 65 years old and I am very passionate about helping women find their voice, understand their worth and believe in themselves. The saying, “It takes a village to raise a child” couldn’t be more true. I'm here to offer you help and support in whichever way I can. I'm excited to tap into my teaching and business background, my coaching and mentor training plus my many lived-experiences to cheer on, coach and guide your child to improve their overall sense of wellbeing, self-belief, and outlook on life - and I'm here for parents too.
Meet Faz Rana
Hi, I’m Faz Rana, the Head Teacher of PDHPE at Unity Grammar College, a Youth Mentor and Personal Development Coach. I have been teaching for 11 years and taught both primary school and high school, working with a diverse range of students.
My passion for teaching has led me to becoming a youth coach. I feel just as the influence I have had with many young people in the classroom, I can have an even larger impact outside the school environment. We live in a world where challenges facing young people are increasing. As in my day-to-day dealings with young people, I see a huge lack of purpose, motivation, and direction from these young adolescents. In this day and age there is a crucial need for young people to have a mentor to hold them accountable, boost their self-esteem and to give them a sense of purpose and direction.
I have the enthusiasm and ability to teach the concepts of resilience, confidence, positivity, grit, and personal mastery.
I have completed a Bachelor of Education degree in Personal Development, Health and Physical Education in 2011 and I have many coaching certifications specialising in Rugby League, Cricket and Soccer.
I’m an avid traveller having visited over 10 countries and counting. I continue to live the lifestyle I preach and I am still actively participating in sport while being in my mid 30s. I play oztag and soccer at club level, I’m a gym enthusiast as I attend 6 days a week to take care of my physical health. I also love hiking and have hiked in New Zealand and most of Sydney and still looking to conquer many more challenges.
Most of my work will involve addressing ‘toxic masculinity’ and the gender stereotypes of being ‘masculine’. By helping young men and boys understand that they don’t need to conform to archaic, aggressive stereotypes of masculinity, we can reduce antisocial behaviour, mental health struggles, suicides, gender-based crimes and domestic violence. Through a unique and inspirational process I intend to equip boys with the tools and opportunities needed to prepare them to become great men.