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Specialist Topics Wellbeing
Nutrition
Gender Equality
Ending Violence against Women
Social Impact
Emotional & Psychological Wellness
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HALA SABBAH Health & Wellness
Social Development
Gender Equality


biography

I am Palestinian, born in Dubai, raised in Algiers and London and lived in Amman. After graduating with a finance degree, I worked in media and public relations in Dubai for a year and then moved to Amman to work for a non-profit. During my time in Amman, I worked in a team to create a multi-faceted curriculum on social innovation in both Arabic and English. I then spent five months teaching and implementing the curriculum with a co-teacher in the American University of Madaba and Zarqa University. Afterwards, I moved back to Dubai and landed a job in technology and strategy consulting at IBM. I spent 3.5 years working at IBM until I became a senior consultant. In parallel, I was doing my master’s part-time in International Studies with a focus on the Middle East and Feminism.

Currently, I live in London and I am pursing my passion in health coaching. I work with women from all over the world to deconstruct and dig deep to find the root causes of their stress and then we work together to explore frameworks and techniques to lower or eliminate the stress. Aside from health coaching, I teach Arabic and I do freelance consulting and research projects. I have also started a chapter of Shams, a Jordanian concept that gathers people with different backgrounds to express and exchange their thoughts on complex issues. The aim is to provide individuals with non-judgmental spaces that encourage personal stories and critical thinking. I started Shams in London in May 2019 and it has been very successful.

I am extremely passionate about health, refugee rights, the Palestinian cause and feminism. In my free time, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cities with my husband (and spending time with my two cats: Cassy and Fufu).




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