Hello, Lisa! Thank you for talking to us. First of all, how are you doing?
I’m doing great thanks.
For those that are unfamiliar with you, do you mind sharing who you are and what you do for a living?
My name is Lisa Ibrahim and I am from Brunei. I have been in business for about 27 years starting straight out of University working in my late father’s Architectural firm. Over the last 27 years I have run my late father’s Architectural Firm, Arkitek Ibrahim. I have also set up the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Brunei. I have also set up multiple small businesses doing various things from corporate secretarial services to event management. I have also represented Brunei’s private sector on regional platforms such as APEC & ASEAN. I am currently focusing on my latest business as a Business & Executive Coach. I am a credentialed ACC (Associate Certified Coach) with the International Coach Federation and a Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). With my coaching I help Business owners and corporate leaders / employees to achieve their goals with confidence while creating a Life – Work balance.
The reason we wanted to talk to you is that we know ‘Clarity’ plays a significant role in your life and work. So as a start, we’re curious: what does having ‘Clarity’ mean to you?
The simple explanation of Clarity for me means – to be clear. Clear on who you are & what you want to achieve. For me Clarity has played a huge role in my life and work. I realized that when I was clear on who I was and what I wanted to achieve and why, then it was so much easier to create the plan of action to achieve those things.
When did you find your ‘clarity’? What prompted it and was there a ‘moment’?
I was going through a very hard time in my life when my son passed away in 2011 and I was struggling to find my way back to normalcy. One of the things I did during that time was I hired myself a Life coach. Coaching with her helped me to find the Clarity I needed about who I was and what was important to me and what I actually wanted to achieve in my life & work. This Clarity actually started me on my journey to where I am now as a Business & Executive Coach.
What made you want to help others find their clarity?
Finding Clarity for myself changed my life and helped me move from a place that I didn’t want to be to a place that I wanted to be in. I moved from a life dictated by others to a life dictated by me. I want to help others gain that clarity and empower themselves to do the same. I believe that with Clarity you can achieve anything, I also believe that everyone has within them all that they need to achieve what they want.
What can you tell someone who feels like they haven’t found their clarity yet?
I would tell them not to give up on it, with some tools and reflection and maybe even the help of a coach like me, you will be able to find what you’re looking for and with that Clarity the planning and doing after that becomes a whole lot easier.
Thank you for talking to us but before we go, where can people find your work and specifically your work involving ‘clarity’?
You can find me and my work through here:
Book a Clarity Call: lisaibby.com/coffee
LinkedIn: Lisa Ibrahim
You can also take my online course ‘Empower You’ under Mavensdotlive that includes several exercises to help you towards gaining more Clarity about yourself and will also help you to set those important goals to move you towards achieving what it is that you want.