"I was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States with a single entry dependent visa before I turned 20. An absence of family, financial difficulties, cultural differences, language barriers and lack of acceptance were my biggest challenges for many years after migration.
Instead of succumbing to challenges, I chose to thrive. A Decade later, I had a Masters degree in Biological Sciences and worked in academic and biotech institutions playing critical roles in drug development for life-threatening diseases. A happy ending? Right? Almost...
While I was fluent in English and very skilled in my field, I struggled to communicate my thoughts and ideas effectively.
I was stressed.
My growth was impacted tremendously.
After years of toleration, I left my well paid corporate job because I didn't see a future for myself.
I went back to school and immersed myself in books again! This time for a deeper passion.
I founded Empowering conversationZ to Inspire, Challenge and Empower misfits, minorities and culturally diverse employees to flourish. I inspire them to define their true success, challenge their beliefs, and empower them to speak with confidence and compassion feeling appreciated and energized by their career.
With a Podcast, coaching business and a second business emerging to support women and immigrant experts. I am internally happy!
Fun facts about me: outside of Empowering conversationZ, I am a mother, an artist, a blogger, environment and animal lover. I enjoy dancing, hiking, creative cooking, cake decorating, gardening, meditating, herbal tea... anything but sitting down to watch TV!