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Rabia touches the hearts of all that hear her speak and leaves a lasting impression, inspiring her audience to want to be the best version of themselves. Rabia’s experiences as a former terrorist and war crimes prosecutor, international humanitarian, retired British Army officer, hostage survivor and mother of triplets have given her valuable insights on how to make the most of our lives and our businesses. Her commitment to equality, justice and authentic leadership defines her and sets her apart as a sincere, charismatic and remarkable individual. Having battled abuse, discrimination, chronic health problems and trauma, Rabia is more than just a survivor. Rabia leads by example and lives what she teaches.
EMBRACE YOUR POWER TO CREATE RIPPLES … AND BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE!
Rabia uses her personal story of resilience, courage, strength and forgiveness, in addition to her psychology, military and legal training, to speak on topics including authentic leadership, resilience and equality & diversity.
EQUAL JUSTICE – (VALUE-BASED LEADERSHIP)
Rabia relates her very personal story of battling with discrimination, abuse, chronic illness and PTSD after her involvement in a hostage crisis in Iraq, and then being written out of history. She explores what it means to display moral courage and lead by example, to stand up for one’s principles in the face of criticism, adversity and sacrifice, to fight for equality and to live what she teaches.
COURAGE UNDER FIRE – (LEADING UNDER PRESSURE)
Rabia uses her unique and powerful story as a starting point, and by sharing her truths and vulnerabilities with the audience, Rabia explores what it means to be a truly great and authentic leader. She addresses what she believes are the essential qualities and key roles for a great and effective leader. She calls her audience to a higher purpose, challenging them to practice and live great, authentic leadership, to lead by example and be agents of change.
WHAT’S HOLDING YOU HOSTAGE? – (RESILIENCE AND LIVING A LIFE IN HARMONY)
This keynote addresses the topic of resilience – what it means, how one can learn to be resilient and recognising the warning signs in order to prevent future unnecessary hardship, and to plan ahead in order to predict and overcome future obstacles. It is in the context of this keynote that Rabia asks her audience a key question – what is holding them hostage? It could be a boss, a colleague, a bully, a friend, a partner, a fear or even a memory. She explores with the audience the need to be self aware and insightful to recognise those things that prevent them from realising their full potential, the steps needed to overcome that which is holding them captive, and the warning signs to watch out for in order to prevent being trapped in the same way again.
FINDING YOUR VOICE – (DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND HOW TO ACHIEVE IT)
This presentation focusses on the common challenges faced by many people, particularly women – trying to achieve that mythical work/life balance, tackling unconscious bias and prejudice, the realities of being a working parent and the desire to truly have it all. Rabia uses her own life lessons and discusses the way feminism has evolved and been viewed over the generations (from baby boomer, Gen X, Gen Y and Milennials). She explores the subversive as well as the real impediments to true equality in the community and in the workplace, and Rabia discusses the communication and negotiation skills required to find your voice, address and overcome these impediments.
Rabia delivers tailored half and full day leadership and resilience workshops that expand on the themes of courage under fire, what’s holding you hostage and finding your voice.
As one of Australia’s most successful international speakers Rabia also delights in sharing the tips and techniques that have made her such a powerful and unforgettable inspirational speaker and story teller in her half and full day speaker training workshops.
COACHING AND MENTORING
As a qualified life and executive coach, Rabia also provides individual and group executive, professional and life coaching and mentoring to senior professionals, aspiring leaders and budding change agents.
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Rabia’s husband, Anthony is also an expert in dealing with high pressure environments.