With the responsibility of fatherhood on the horizon, Karim felt like he was drowning. Experiencing anxiety, and feeling overwhelmed and disconnected, he could sense himself burning out and felt compelled to seek support to become the best role model, father, and husband possible. Karim enlisted the support of a life coach who recognised a pattern of limiting beliefs was holding him back from his full potential.
As Karim delved back into his childhood, he realised the tremendous impact his family's escape from extremists in Egypt at age two, had had on him. Experiencing struggles with speech and language processing through school saw him repeatedly segregated from his classmates and labelled by teachers. Feeling unheard, misunderstood, and undeserving of love, these notions bound together with sadness and scarcity and embedded into his belief system from an early age.
It suddenly all made sense! Karim could notice how this had influenced many life choices and dictated the way he felt about himself. With his coach guiding him through strategies for change, Karim addressed destructive habits and let go of the repressed emotions that were weighing him down. "All the baggage I had been carrying for all those years was totally gone. I was like a new person!" He finally felt a sense of calm, peace, and love.
Creating such impactful change in someone's life this way captivated Karim's curiosity. He studied through to Master Trainer level in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Hypnotherapy, and Time Line Therapy, and is a facilitator of the Demartini Method. Today, Karim is a 'holistic business coach', combining these skills with his own business experience, an MBA, and Sales Executive background to work with individuals or work through whole-business change management. He is passionate about supporting professionals to "ease your mind and thrive in your business" and also, encouraging others to arm themselves with the same tools to create powerful changes in their life and with others, through studying with The Collective Coaching Academy.