QL Exclusive: An interview with Qatar-based empowerment and mindset coach, Anahi Brown
Qatar Living speaks to trained chef, motivational speaker and writer, Anahi Brown, to learn more about her story dealing with depression and how she started to help other women by coaching them.
35-year-old Venezuelan-Argentinean, Anahi is a mother of two boys and is a trained chef and certified nutrition consultant living in Qatar.
She works in podcasting, motivational speaking, writing, and event hosting.
Her focus is on coaching by using self-care, nutrition to support millennial mothers and giving empowering messages to women from all over the world.
She also happens to be a certified brainwork recursive therapy practitioner and certified mindfulness based relational coach, bestselling author, and award-winning speaker.
Anahi started blogging on social media four years ago.
“First it was so personal to share my life as a mom and as a coach. However, what helped me is my background as a journalist as I love writing and I have co-authored a couple of books,” Anahi said.
“I love my followers and I get so much comments and messages saying that what I do is helping them a lot and this gives me joy, but I do not even consider myself as an influencer, I am so lucky to have a platform that allows me to support businesses and people, and to be able to help others and reach out to more people,” she added.
Anahi was influenced by every single challenge she has been through.
“Everything in my life influenced me to be the person I am today, and what we go through every day has affected us,” she said.
Anahi lost her father after he was murdered in Venezuela and for her this was the biggest turning point in her life.
“The feeling of losing him was the worst I have ever felt. You move on but you never forget. Then going back to Venezuela after ten years which happened three years ago and I had to live in my country in such a bad situation,” she mentioned.
“That was a major shift in my life that made me suddenly realize that I had so many blessings that I needed to do something with my life and I needed to use these beautiful things that I have to be able to educate myself more and to start a new beginning,” she added.
She suffered from depression before she delivered her first son, then she had to deal with the responsibilities of being a mother beside her depression.
“I was not only dealing with motherhood that influenced me a lot, but also started being a mother with a depression, struggling with my weight for many years and when I delivered my first son I was diagnosed with depression,” she added.
After that I started to see my career more as something to help all the women who had failed to their own fear and insecurities.
She came to Qatar to have a better life, and this is one of the things that influenced her to grow bigger and to be stronger.
COVID-19 affected Anahi both personally and professionally.
Personally, as everyone struggled with the quarantine. Professionally, as it has affected her business plan.
“It has taken a lot of our mental health and our emotions; I have seen how people struggled a lot with isolation. It shifted our life, my children started home schooling and it affected my business as I do a lot of events and all the events were canceled, also coaching which is what I do became something impossible. A lot of people lost their jobs,” she said.
Anahi believes that COVID-19 has had a major impact on the entire world. However, she feels, she underwent a lot of growth during this period.
“It has been hard and tough, and I do not wish to go through it again. But I think I won’t delete it from my history because I have seen a lot of people discovered their heart and their nature and this turned their life because they are not numb anymore,” she described.
Depending on her life experiences and on what she has been through, Anahi is trying to use her platform to help other people, especially women.
“The thing I hope to do whenever I post something on social media is to open someone’s eyes, even if it is only a photo with a caption that can inspire anyone, to tell them there is a way out of this pain,” she said.
Anahi ended with a message for the youth: “Reclaim your life and you have more tools so make it count.”
To know more about Anahi and her project, you can check her on her Instagram: @anahi.theselfworthcoach or you can visit her website
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