Empower your team to achieve greatness and find your inner voice with Najwa Zebian, author, minority empowerer, and inspiring female trailblazer.
's Featured Sessions
Welcome Home: The Importance Of Building A Home Within Yourself
Too many of us build our homes in other people in the hope that they will deem us worthy of being welcomed inside, and then we feel abandoned and empty when those people leave. Building your home inside yourself–and never experiencing inner homelessness again–begins here.
Break down of each room:
The powerful metaphor of home provides a structure for personal transformation as Najwa shows your attendees how to construct the following rooms:
Self-Love – See yourself as worthy of whatever it is you would give others. Practical applications of self love are very important outside of the workplace so that you can bring your best self to work. Putting effort into your self.
Forgiveness – Letting go of what is holding you back, of who you’ve thought you’ve needed to be and become who you truly are. Give yourself the power to redefine yourself and your life. Forgive your failures.
Compassion – You set the bar for how people treat you by the way that you treat yourself. Give yourself the empathy you would give your best friend. Set boundaries.
Clarity – Find your purpose. Who are you? What do you stand for? Practical strategies to help with this (Mirror example). This will also help you find/build your community.
Surrender – When emotion knocks on your door, you need to welcome it in. Be intentional in tending to your emotions and this will help you build resilience. More practical strategies (reacting constructively example).
The Dream Garden – Live your dream, don’t chase it. Don’t work towards another position, work toward your actual motivations. Be present with your work, don’t see everything as stepping stone. Be authentic with the work that you do.
With practical tools and prompts for self-understanding, Najwa will show attendees how to build each room in their house, which forms a firm basis for self-worth, sense of belonging, and happiness.
Facilitating A High-Performing Workplace: Creating Workplaces On The Foundation Of Diversity And Inclusion
Challenging, Life-changing and Revolutionary – This keynote presentation aims to change the culture of the organization from the root upwards instead of the conventional top-down approach to significantly impact a team’s performance, productivity, and results.
Instead of creating space for diversity and inclusion, the organization must be built on a foundation that combines the two. These buzzwords often end up as posters on a wall or as a newsletter highlight, when they should be seamlessly incorporated into every aspect of the organization, from policy to practice. Instead of perpetuating the perception of these two words as a burden, a trend or a band-aid, this presentation offers the organization practical ways to authentically implement practices that, at their core, serve the true holistic meanings of diversity and inclusion.
Packed with knowledge from years of experience in the educational field and planning for a differentiated approach that caters to the needs of employees at every level of the organization regardless of their background, this presentation promises to infiltrate the organizational structure in a way that enhances productivity, creates a positive work culture, and encourages equity.
Keynote Presentation Goals: Empowering every employee to reach their potential Unleashing untapped prowess by removing barriers Implementing practical techniques that serve all Changing the perception of differences as divisive to inclusive Creating a culture that authentically celebrates diversity and inclusion
Added Benefits: Detaching the stigma and challenging the status quo surrounding diversity Encouraging acceptance and respect Reconciling employee attitude, mental health, and retention Enticing employees to invest in the vision of the company Positioning the organization at the forefront of its industry
Authentic Influence – Moving A Million People With A Message
Real, Raw and Authentic – This keynote presentation aims to open the eyes of participants to the dangers of falling into influencer culture with no vision or purpose. Real impact begins with real, hard work.
In a world where recycled content is used to increase views just for numbers, how do you succeed and stand out with original content?
This presentation is designed for entrepreneurs, influencers, brand-builders, social media managers, and anyone who wants to create impact through social media. Participants will engage in activities geared towards them reflecting on their real purpose and intentions behind seeking growth and recognition on these platforms. They will also be guided through an analysis of profiles of current influencers who are effecting real change and ones who are only seeking recognition. As someone who’s paved her way in this field through authentic, real and intentional content creation, Najwa will share her secrets on effecting impact that ripples through millions.
Organizations as a whole can learn to strategically position themselves to create long-lasting influence that creates brand loyalty, increases conversions, and makes them stand out amongst the crowd.
Keynote Presentation Goals: Dissecting the meaning of authentic influence Creating an assessment framework for goal setting Highlighting the importance of credibility and originality Emphasizing mindfulness in content creation and decision making Planning a social media strategy that aligns with the end goal of the organization
Added Benefits: Embracing originality over numbers Relieving the pressure of competition Fostering a sense of community Removing the fear of risk taking Increasing engagement and reach
Najwa Zebian | Speaker Biography
Najwa is the best-selling author of Mind Platter, The Nectar of Pain, and Sparks of Phoenix. She is also a creator, activist, and educator. Drawing on her own experiences of displacement, discrimination, and abuse, Najwa uses her words to encourage others to build a home within themselves; to live, love, and create fearlessly. She began writing as a means to heal her first students, a group of young refugees.
Since self-publishing her first collection of poetry and prose in 2016, Najwa has become an inspiration to millions of people worldwide – many of whom have chosen to have her words tattooed on their bodies. Her ability to articulate soul-deep feelings sets her apart from the rest of the world and has led to collaborations with Google, RBC, Kohl's, and Cirque du Soleil. Her uniqueness, coupled with her extensive knowledge of educational pedagogy and effective teaching methods, makes her a powerhouse in the field.
Through her three books, her podcast 'Stories of the Soul,' and 'Soul Academy,' her own digital school, she continues to give a voice to countless souls out there who are aching to be heard. Najwa is a trailblazing voice for women everywhere and is frequently mentioned by the New York Times, The Huffington Post, and CBS News, among others. If you are looking to find your voice from within or empower your team to achieve greatness, then it's time to live fearlessly with Najwa.