Sobia Zafar, Transformation and Leadership Expert

Sobia Zafar, Transformation and Leadership Expert

  • Sobia is a transformation and leadership expert.
  • She is the Change-Strategist at the UN and Fortune 100.
  • She is making a change by helping leaders build power with connection, communication, collaboration, and compassion.

 

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Overview

The trend of coaching has increased significantly in recent years and so does their need. A coach helps individuals uncover their potential, climb up the career ladder and improve their life overall by asking the right questions. Be it a Career coach, an executive coach, or a life coach, people are realizing the importance of hiring coaches and at the same time, people are showing interest in becoming a coach themselves to impact others’ lives positively.

Well, today we have invited Sobia Zafar, Transformation and Leadership Expert to share her insights with us.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

[00:31] About Sobia Zafar

  • Sobia is a transformation and leadership expert.
  • She is the Change-Strategist at the UN and Fortune 100.
  • She is making a change by helping leaders build power with connection, communication, collaboration, and compassion.
  • She is a TEDx speaker.

[00:50] How do you define transformation?

  • I feel the more I learn, the more I realize I do not know.
  • This is my learning journey, and I love that emptiness. Emptiness gives me perspective.
  • This does not allow me to keep myself in boxes and gets me out of fixed opinions and for me that is transformation.

[03:02] What kind of work are you doing?

  • It’s delivered in different formats.
  • We do an online program, a community of senior women leaders come together, and they go through an eight weeks transformation journey.
  • There are other corporate training standard programs like a two-hour training session that we go into cooperate and do with big teams.

[05:22] Issues and challenges of women at the top

  • They have made a lot of sacrifices in life.
  • The sacrifices mean compromises.
  • In COVID-19, leaders got time to reflect on their lives and decide what they really want.
  • They started moving to conscious living from compulsive living.

[10:30] What made you select coaching as a career?

  • I reached out for help. I have seen counselors, psychologists, and life coaches.
  • I saw results, I said, why couldn’t I have this for a career.
  • My corporate background is in organizational change management, so training and leadership development were a part of it.

[20:15] Three life lessons

  • Find positive role models for your children.
  • Charity, love, and kindness begin at home.
  • Take your time to enjoy.

Resources:

You can connect with Sobia Zafar- LinkedI

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Profile

Sobia Zafar is a transformation and leadership expert. She has served organisations like the United Nations and Fortune 100 companies on organisational change, innovation & top team effectiveness. She has spoken at forums like the CommonWealth People’s Forum (2009) and TEDx (2018) and contributes regularly to leading industry events. Sobia has delivered training programs for corporates, social enterprises and government officials across three continents

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