At BrilliantRead Media, it is our constant endeavour to identify and share some of the unique and compelling stories from the startup ecosystem. As part of this, we invited Hina Ambareen for an interview with BrilliantRead Media. Hina is a Wellness Coach, Life Coach, Ex-Soil Scientist (IISc), Entrepreneur, Leader, Motivational Speaker, Author, Mentor, Influencer & Change Enabler. Let’s learn more about her background, her inspiring journey so far and her advice for our growing community!
Excerpts from our exclusive interview with Hina:
Could you please talk us through your background and your journey?
I was born into a family with a wealthy business tycoon as my father and a loving, caring mother who instilled in me values of kindness, empathy, and resilience. Growing up, my mother always referred to me as ‘Jhansi ki Rani’ and ‘Razia Sultan,’ emphasizing her desire for me to be courageous, confident, and a role model for others.
However, destiny had different plans for us. Tragically, I lost my mother due to incorrect medication, which led to kidney failure and her reliance on dialysis. Being deeply dependent on my mother, her illness and suffering took a toll on me emotionally. I masked my fear and offered her courage, even though we both knew the inevitable outcome. The fear of seeing her in the ICU, surrounded by beeping equipment, struggling with her health, and shedding tears for her became overwhelming.
Despite her critical condition, my mother continued to encourage me, even in her final days. Holding her freezing hands, she called me ‘Meri Bitiya Jhansi ki Rani.’ Her passing left me devastated and pushed me into a state of depression, with doctors even declaring that I would not survive. Taking care of my unconscious father, deeply attached to my mother, further added to my struggles.
In the midst of this chaos, I realized that these challenges were meant to bring out the best in me and inspire others who were suffering. This realization marked the beginning of my journey towards wellness. Despite my deteriorating health, weight gain, and paralyzed body, it was by the powerful grit & determination after Almighties help, I started to get back into the powerful & being of mine..”
These challenges became the building blocks of my transformation. I learned the power of empathy and self-kindness, which I now extend to the world. Today, I am fortunate to be helping over 4200 individuals in their own transformative journeys. Becoming an inspiration to others has fulfilled my lifelong dream of making a positive impact.
My story serves as a reminder that challenges are opportunities for growth and change. We must believe in ourselves, become our own source of strength, and strive to make each day better than the last. The heavy burdens we carry can be transformed into valuable life experiences that shape us into resilient individuals.
In summary, my background is rooted in a privileged upbringing, but my journey has been defined by the loss of my beloved mother and subsequent personal struggles. Through resilience, empathy, and self-transformation, I have found my purpose in helping others and spreading positivity & impeccable confidence in the world.”
How did you discover your passion ‘Coach’?
The discovery of my passion for coaching came as a result of the challenges and transformative experiences I went through in my life. After losing my mother and facing my own struggles, I found myself in a state of deep reflection and self-discovery.
During this time, I realized the power of empathy, kindness, and resilience in overcoming adversity. I recognized that my own journey of transformation could serve as an inspiration to others who were going through similar challenges. The lessons I learned from my mother’s teachings and the strength I found within myself became the foundation of my passion.
As I navigated through my own healing process, I developed a strong desire to help others transform their lives and overcome their own obstacles. I realized that coaching could be a powerful vehicle for this purpose. Through coaching, I could provide guidance, support, and encouragement to individuals who were seeking positive change in their lives.”
Witnessing the impact of my own journey and the transformations I experienced, I became inspired to share my knowledge, insights, and strategies with others. I wanted to help people tap into their own inner strength, embrace their resilience, and live their lives to the fullest.
I embarked on a path of learning and honing my coaching skills, acquiring knowledge in areas such as personal development, mindset, and wellness. As I began working with individuals, witnessing their growth and witnessing the positive changes they were making in their lives, my passion for coaching deepened further. Today, I am dedicated to helping over 4200 individuals transform their lives. The satisfaction and joy I derive from seeing them flourish, overcome their challenges, and achieve their goals reaffirm my passion for coaching.
In summary, my passion for coaching was born out of my own transformative journey and the desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others. The challenges I faced and the strength I discovered within myself propelled me towards coaching as a means to guide and support individuals on their own paths of transformation.
How do you manage to keep going despite the challenges? What drives you?
Despite the challenges I have faced, my determination and resilience have been the driving forces behind my ability to keep going. The memory of my late mother’s love and encouragement continues to inspire me every day. I believe that every challenge is an opportunity for growth and transformation and that mindset fuels my perseverance.
Additionally, the support and love I receive from the people I have helped in my coaching journey serve as constant reminders of the positive impact I can make in the world.
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Who do you believe has been the biggest source of motivation in your daily life?
The biggest source of motivation in my daily life has been my late Mother. She instilled in me a strong sense of purpose, courage, and empathy.
Her belief in my potential and her constant encouragement to become a role model and help others have shaped my journey.
Even though she is no longer physically with me, her love and teachings continue to guide me and serve as a constant reminder of the impact I can have on people’s lives.
What are some of the strategies that you believe have helped you grow as a person?
Several strategies have contributed to my personal growth. Firstly, practicing self-compassion and self-kindness has allowed me to heal from the pain and challenges I have faced. Secondly, continuous learning and self-improvement have played a vital role in expanding my knowledge and skills as a wellness coach.
Thirdly, surrounding myself with a supportive and positive community has been instrumental in providing encouragement and guidance. Finally, embracing gratitude and maintaining a positive mindset has helped me stay focused on the present moment and appreciate the journey.
In your opinion what are the keys to success?
In my opinion, the keys to success include:
> Passion and Purpose: Having a clear sense of passion and purpose fuels motivation and determination.
> Resilience and Perseverance: Embracing challenges, learning from failures, and persisting in the face of adversity.
> Continuous Learning: A commitment to lifelong learning and personal growth enables adaptation and improvement.
> Positive Mindset: Cultivating a positive attitude and mindset helps overcome obstacles and maintain focus.
> Supportive Network: Surrounding oneself with a supportive and inspiring community provides encouragement and guidance.
> Taking Action: Setting clear goals, planning, and taking consistent action towards achieving those goals.
> Adaptability: Being open to change and adapting to new circumstances is crucial in a rapidly changing world.
What advice would you give to our readers?
My advice to the readers would be to embrace every challenge as an opportunity for growth. Believe in yourself, cultivate self-compassion, and practice self-care. Surround yourself with positive and supportive people who uplift and inspire you. Continuously seek knowledge and never stop learning.
Embrace gratitude and maintain a positive mindset, even in the face of adversity. And most importantly, follow your passion and purpose, and let that guide your actions.
Last but not least, what about your journey makes it satisfying/exciting?
The most satisfying and exciting aspect of my journey is witnessing the positive transformation in the lives of the people I have been able to help. Seeing individuals overcome their challenges, regain their health, and embrace a joyful and fulfilling life fills me with immense satisfaction and excitement.
Knowing that I am making a positive impact, inspiring others, and being a catalyst for their growth is deeply rewarding. It fuels my passion and motivates me to continue on this path of helping and serving others.
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