About me

Award winning author, ARtist & Coach

My story

I’m a self taught artist and author with an insatiable desire for adventure and change. I believe that creativity is the remedy for 70% of the world’s problems, and good food, great friends and beautiful places solve the rest.
My itch for new experiences took me to Boston, Cape Cod, the South of France, Dubai, China, Bali and Mumbai. I worked my butt off, devoured books, traveled to every city I could find affordable tickets to and tried every sport I could (rock climbing, wake boarding, snow boarding, snow showing, roller hockey, cycling, swimming, rubgy... you name it!). Then motherhood changed everything for me. My life and my priorities were flipped on their heads and nothing made sense or carried meaning beyond nurturing my babies and spending time with them. All three of them. As I dusted off the rubble of motherhood and tried to make sense of who I had become, I realized that technology without humanity was no longer an option for me. By creating people I had discovered creativity and I was addicted. I did a full career about-face and while I learnt how to be a better parent, I wrote a book (that was a finalist in the International Book Awards and USA Best Book Awards) and dabbled in art, and got myself certified in all kinds of coaching and people things. In addition to coaching, I started teaching entrepreneurship, was nominated as one of 100 best coaches globally in 2017, and fell in love with everything creativity, innovation and social change.
I grew up in Lebanon hating school so much that I failed 10th grade because I was busy reading romance novels. Maybe civil war and strife had something to do with it too. When I realized that education was my ticket out of Lebanon and into a world of independence and adventure, I kicked myself in the butt and got into a U.S. college, where the magic of learning anything I was curious about took over. I was hooked on learning like I had never been before.

I found out that ‘discovery’ was my drug. I loved learning about new things and documenting what they meant to me.
I wanted to touch people’s lives and make them better so I expanded my skill set to include empathy, connection, deep listening and intuition (in addition to observation, reasoning, logic, and problem solving). I developed a framework on how creatives and entrepreneurs fail, and then decided that to live the life I wanted for myself and my kids, I needed to be in the U.S. Some people call me a jack of all trades, master of none, some people say I never get really exceptional at anything because I'm trying to do everything. Maybe they’re right. Maybe they’ve missed the point. I’m not trying to be exceptional. I'm milking life.

I’m a collector, not a master. I’m a collector of experiences and memories.