Updated: Jan 26, 2021
Dallas Professional Women celebrates women professionals that also focus on improving the community. Today we're introducing you to Nida Jawed; a Certified Life Coach, lover of humanity, mom, wife, entrepreneur, panelist, and diversity & inclusion advocate. In addition to her many hats, she also serves as a DPW Ambassador!
DPW Ambassadors are committed to helping guide, mentor, connect, and help members gain the access they need to meet their goals - and Nida does exactly that! Not only do DPW Ambassadors ensure our members feel supported, but they also cheer on and celebrate our members along the way!
So let's get to know more about Nida in this fun conversation with (me)!
Zara: Nida, you're someone with such great balance. What is one thing you wish people were more careful of?
Nida: I feel one who is talented, works hard and qualifies on all levels of merit should have equal opportunities as others who are given privilege based on race, relations, and financial
statements. I often notice that, though we speak about inclusion, there is still discrepancy when it comes to race, unspoken judgments and bias are also present. As I am getting to know more and more of the professional world, I am realizing it isn’t about merit or talent all the time. There is a certain word that has been making circulation around, nepotism, easier access to a seat on the table compare to someone who is more qualified, on the basis of being a relative to someone in the position. The point being, I wish the leaders or those in positions to give others opportunities would open the table to more deserving than more privileged.
Zara: What are some of the awards & recognitions you've received that others do not know about?
Nida: I've received an honor for my service and creativity by Houston Methodist West
Hospital for my poetry recognized as an official poem for the hospital’s volunteer
I've presented in many symposiums at the collegiate level like Northeastern Illinois University, and Florida International University. I do have a history with North Carolina State
University; I have anthropological coursework with National Geographic archeologist, the author, and presenter, Dr. S Thomas Parker.
Additionally, the global online speakers’ summit rated me as the "Most Impactful Leader"
in Dubai and Pakistan.
I'm also a published poet in the tabletop book of a poetry collection by Nobel House, London. U.K., I have received an Editor’s Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry presented by the International Library of Poetry, Maryland, USA.
Professionally, Nida Jawed Life Coaching, my practice, is one of my biggest achievements.
Zara: That's so inspiring and a great creative outlet! What other hidden talents do you have or maybe something others don't know about you?
Nida: What no one knows for sure about me is that I was nominated to present at the teen beauty pageant by my High School teachers and I was approached by recruiters by a global beauty & cosmetics company, in addition to Seventeen magazine to present their brands. Of course, I didn't pursue it.... but it sure did boost my confidence! I have always been an individual who wanted to be recognized for my intelligence rather than my appearance. I am glad this is exactly what I am recognized for in the present, my intelligence, skills, and talents.
Zara: Wow! I can totally relate! Being a Spokesperson & Brand Ambassador is a exciting, but also takes up a lot of time! Balancing those roles and attending high school at the same time requires a lot of time management! I know I couldn't do it without great mentors around me. What do you look for in a mentor?
Nida: When seeking advice or mentorship, I look for individuals who have mastered the problem or circumstances I am struggling with. Those who have achieved in areas of your struggle can help you.
Zara: What’s the road ahead look like for your company?
Nida: Nida Jawed Life Coaching (NJLC) is more than my company, it is my life’s achievement. NJLC’s future is very bright as there is consistency, compassion, and integrity rooted in its framework. We are serving many individuals from different walks of life and background from around the globe.
My clients feel included and worthy, and that is a goal. In a world very exclusive, with NJLC every client is building their own life without the worry of “fitting in.” I aim to continue with this mission and develop bigger and better projects to serve all diverse communities in better and effective ways.