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“Marwa is a friend and I had heard much about coaching from her and actually at the beginning I wasn’t keen even to try it out, but what she was explaining about the power of hiring a coach raised my curiosity to see if it would help me get through a really messy life. The process of discovering my own values and actually understanding how it can differ from those of the people around me was invaluable, I realized that I could simply manage any conflict positively and no doubt the effects of that will positively affect both my future...

By Ms. P. K, Marketing Manager, Stockhol…

“It felt great to have someone listen without passing judgment on what I was saying… I had a trust issue and I used not to trust any one around. I signed up for a 3 month package and was surprised that after just the first four weeks I feel like I’m really becoming a new person – it’s as though the process makes something simply ‘click’ inside you.” Ms. P. K, Marketing Manager, Stockholm, Sweden.

By Mr. A. H, entrepreneur, London-UK.

“ Simply she is the best thing that could ever happen to you, just go and hire her” Mr. A. H, entrepreneur, London-UK.

By Mr. H. L, Vice President, Cairo-Egypt…

“Marwa has changed my life. Having just gone through a particularly difficult crossroad, it really helped me to know that there was someone that could actually listen. All who was around gave his version of what was right and what was wrong; Marwa helped me actually to see what is my right and my wrong. Marwa helped me to understand and realize that choices are mine and choosing not to chooses was my choice, which actually made hell of a difference to my whole understanding on how to take my next steps, thank you Marwa for being there” Mr. H. L,...

By Mrs. Y.A, Director, Dubai-UAE.

“I initially didn’t really understand or comprehend the need for an executive coach. I was forced on it by our HR. Marwa gave me a total different point of view. With her help, I was able to recognize where I could improve myself. I found balance in my work and home life. During my time with Marwa, I was required to make a very difficult decision on my career and family. With her help, it became the easiest transition I have ever had in my career. My only regret is, I wish I had found Marwa earlier in my career." Mrs....

By Mrs. L. R, Wife, Abu Dhabi – UAE

“I met Marwa on a social gathering and when she said she works as a coach I never thought life coaching was that important, thank you Marwa for being there. Your work is brilliant, wise, insightful and practically fitting within our local culture. Somehow revealing to my true self and getting in harmony with who I am instead of who I should be was all what I ever really needed. I truly enjoyed your help and admire your passion for growth, by far, one of the best decisions I have ever made.” Mrs. L. R, Wife, Abu Dhabi – UAE.

By Ms. H. T, entrepreneur, Abu Dhabi- UA…

“I went to Marwa for help to acquire a happy life. After only 4 sessions I can truly say that her coachmanship is one of the best things that I have ever done for myself. Her full understanding to our culture combined with her knowledge, great listening skills and just genuine care really helped me realize where my happiness lays.” Ms. H. T, entrepreneur, Abu Dhabi- UAE.

By S. K, CFO, Dubai- UAE

“Hiring Marwa as a coach has been really one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Her passionate, loving and caring nature make her a truly unique and inspiring mentor. In the short time I’ve worked with Marwa, I’ve become in harmony with myself and started to truly live life on purpose. In short, if you want clarity; inspiration; motivation; guidance – or all of the above – you’d be mad not to give Marwa a call. There’s a reason she’s regarded as one of the top Life Coaches around.” Ms. S. K, CFO, Dubai- UAE.

The Power of Acknowledgement

  • Wednesday, 02 January 2013 07:12

Acknowledgement is an art on it self, it gives a level of self fulfillment that no other tool could ever give to a human being, the twinkling in the eyes, the blast of blood through the veins, the heart pounding in the chest, the pleasant nipping in the stomach, the rush of air through the lungs are all symptoms of proper acknowledgement and the beauty of it that both parties enjoys the same marvelous feelings when it is genuine and real.  

When I first introduced this term in one of the workshops KTalk was running for UAE nationals they were sardonic, sarcastic as well as mocking. They came to me with a local proverb saying, “ The acknowledgement in the face is an insult”!!!! Despite the fierce resistance I have insisted that we should at least try, they either prove me wrong or I would prove them wrong.

And, it was majestically done; every single one had relished receiving acknowledgements but more over they have treasured giving acknowledgements. It was as if there was in each of the participants’ hands a magical wand that sprinkles its magical dust all over the air, with simply it falling all over the place tinting it with passion, pleasure, pride, love, respect, appreciation, content and laughter.   

And the secret of that magic is:

  1. Say it when you really mean it.
    When you feel an honest real urge to acknowledge some one with no inner interests, no targeted out come and no evil intentions. Do it out of actual belief rather than it being out of obligation.  Do it because you are the one in need of doing it not the person in front of you. 

  2. Use the full existing power
    True and genuine acknowledgements create this magical internal status, with massive emotional power that rushes through the heart up to the brain and out through the mouth, with passionate voice, twinkling eyes, sparkling face, pondering heart and a full body sensational excitement.  Don’t try to standardize, adjust or normalize this outstanding status just burp it out, it comes way more truthful.  

  3. Chose a word or a metaphor
    Just one true genuine from the heart quality word -and not a function or a job -would do all the magic, if your vocabulary failed you- as it does with most of us – just use a metaphor.  

  4. Leave it there
    Trying to justify or explain why the acknowledgement is said makes it loos all the charm, just give it as you feel it and leave the rest for the receiver. When we explain, clarify or justify we simply add our own understanding, our own meaning and our inner thought which in majority of the cases not the same as that of the receiver. Say it and leave it for the receiver to own and relate, let them do the math.

  5. Enjoy
    Acknowledgement is not only fulfilling for the receiver it is equally fulfilling for the sender as well, just enjoy your emotional status whatever it is. Just love it that you were able to make some one happy.


Editor: Marwa Karoura