A while back, as I begun my journey as a professional Muslimah, I was searching for something that would help me understand what I really wanted from work life and how to balance my career with the demands of family life. That’s when I came across the Chocolate Centred course by Sr. Saiyyidah Zaidi, and it was like opening a box of chocolate centred goodness in a sweet package!
The online course (which looks like lots of lovely chocolate in its layout!) is a guide for a professional Muslimah looking to succeed in every other aspect of life, and it helped me to clarify my goals as a Muslimah at a time when I was making the big transition from leaving university to finding a career that was fulfilling and rewarding at the same time.
If you’re wondering what the next steps should be in your life, or how to find a balance as a professional mother juggling multiple roles – then this course is for you.
Here are just five things I loved about the Chocolate Centred course which I believe you will also enjoy and can savour just as any woman loves a box of chocolates without regrets!
Learn from an expert
What I loved about the course was that it was a safe space to discuss my concerns and aspirations whilst also giving me the chance to learn from sisters around me who were much more experienced at life than me. Sr. Saiyyidah has been able to achieve a great deal and reached the top of the career ladder whilst being a busy mother of two, which makes it an invaluable course to gain from her life experience.
Supportive community of sisters
If you thought all you needed was some support and guidance from other sisters to set your goals, you’ll definitely find that in Chocolate Centred! What was particularly useful about the course was the excellent environment and support community of sisters who all shared their aspirations together. There was also an egroup forum where you could ask Sr. Saiyyidah questions directly, making it a very valuable element of the programme.
Unique Islamic course
This may sound cliche, but I honestly haven’t come across another course like ProMuslimah, which is aimed at working Muslim women who are trying to achieve a rewarding balance between work and family life. Finding out my motivation and setting targets for my life goals helped me decide my career path in the international development sector and helped me set my personal goals. In many ways it was also inspiring and uplifting because it showed the ambition of Muslim women.
The personalised feedback through emails and learning from the other participants who are all on the same pursuit to make the best out of their lives as a professional Muslimah was a great resource as it made me realise I wasn’t the only Muslimah facing these challenges. You’ll have additional valuable resources to access such as recommended books and worksheets to get you really thinking about your goals. It’s a real bonus on top of the course content, egroup and videos to boost your motivation in making the changes you want.
Neat and sweet style!
I’m a sucker for anything that looks good and sweet, so Chocolate Centred definitely lives up to its name in both style and layout. The module content was easy to navigate and it was simple, neat and very much like how any woman would want her home to look – filled with sweet advice! So, would I take the course again I hear you ask? Absolutely! If anything it would certainly help me now that I’ve established myself in a career I love and in deciding how to succeed in taking my career to the next level.
So, those are my top five reasons for any professional Muslimah to join the Chocolate Centred course.
If you want to make 2014 the year where you set and get to your goals, look no further because Chocolate Centred is packed with useful advice and resources to help you get there, as it has helped many others. Here’s a glimpse into a case study of Humaira’s story on how taking the course has changed her life for the better:
Humaira said being in the corporate environment is not easy. Humaira started to feel frustrated at the lack of progress she was making in her career and wanted a change. She was either going to get married and quit work or go and work for her dad. None of these options appealed to her. Humaira found out about Chocolate Centred accidently and decided to give it a shot. What could she lose? Within 6 months of completing the course Humaira got a promotion at work and then a year later started a Masters course. Every 6 months Humaira repeats the course by listening to the audios just to review her goals and targets to keep achieving mashaAllah.
Click here to sign up for Chocolate Centred today and get your sweet package of goodness!