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Inspire To Empower – Exclusive Interview With Mahji Quadir

Mahji brings 20+ years of impactful Leadership and Transformational Change Experience. As a Certified Coach of Excellence, NLP practitioner, and Agile expert, she radiates empowerment, guiding individuals to break free from cycles, rewrite narratives, and reclaim personal power.


Fuelled by her own journey, Mahji's "Inspire to Empower" philosophy leads people towards an energized, fearless, and purposeful life, while her empathic and impactful coaching style, coupled with practical tools, achieves transformative positive change within weeks.


Through in-spirit teachings, she nurtures self-discovery, fostering growth, confidence, and resilience that balances your mindset, emotions, and overall existence. Whether navigating life's trials or seeking self-empowerment, Mahji's wisdom illuminates the path to personal liberation, authentic self-expression, and empowered living.

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Mahji Quadir, Holistic Empowerment Coach


Introduce yourself …


Hello there! In a world defined by its diversity and constant evolution, my name is Mahji, a Holistic Empowerment Coach and a Qualified Coach of Excellence.


Born in the UK with roots extending to East Africa and India, I am blessed with a rich heritage of diverse influences shaping my unique approach. My parents built a remarkable network when they immigrated to the UK, connecting my brother and I with Aunts and Uncles from various faiths, cultures, professions and backgrounds, creating a tapestry of experiences that shape who we are.


With over two decades of Leadership and Transformational Change Experience, my story is one of empowerment, deeply resonating with those who seek to navigate life's intricate pathways with courage, resilience, and authenticity.


Throughout my journey, I have collaborated with multitude of individuals, teams, and leaders across diverse industries. My expertise lies in catalysing behavioural change and achieving remarkable transformations within just twelve weeks. With a diverse range of qualifications it equips me comprehensive toolkit of techniques and strategies to guide individuals through life’s challenges and cultivate healthy productive perspectives.


I'm deeply involved in my community, serving as a School Governor and proudly associated with Copthall School, a place that holds a special place in my heart. During lockdown I created Conelicious – Cones for Every Occasion (@mconelicious on Instagram), a delightful venture aimed at infusing joy into any event.


What is my business name and how do you help your clients?


In 2021, I introduced Inspire to Empower, offering a holistic person-centred approach to help clients thrive in the modern world by transforming the way they think, feel, and be. My focus revolves around three pillars: Enhancing Confidence and Resilience, Reimagining Wellbeing, and Discovering Career Purpose.

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This is underpinned by the "Be You" Program, inspired by Dawn Breslin's teachings, guiding individuals through an enlightening journey of self-discovery focusing on four key elements.

  1. Awaken Passion: Ignite Inner Light Experience a shift from mind-centred goals to heart-centred living. Connect deeply with their true self, harness their passions, and infuse every corner of their life with fulfilment.

  2. Unlock Potential: Embrace Limitless Growth Nurture self-compassion, responsibility, and self-trust. Cultivate enduring habits that unlock true potential, unveiling new dimensions of themselves along the way.

  3. Discover Purpose: Align with Authentic Path Forge a profound connection with their innermost needs and desires. Realign choices with core values, embracing a life of purpose and significance.

  4. Embrace Prosperity: Thrive in Every Aspect of Life Elevate energy, motivation, health, career, relationships, wealth, and spirituality. This holistic transformation taps into their innate power, ushering abundance and success.


As a recognized Coach of Excellence, clients who complete my program can request a CPD Certificate of Attendance, a testament to their professional growth.


“I've been benchmarked against best practices across all areas of my business. I can guarantee that the coaching provision delivered will be the best that can be offered not only now but, in the future, too. This accreditation allows me to offer CPD points/certificates to those who need them and demonstrates my commitment to delivering a high-quality, reliable, and consistent learning experience.”


An African proverb wisely reminds us,

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

This resonates deeply with my commitment to guide you on this transformative journey toward lasting positive change.

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Read client’s experiences in full here.


What fuels your inspiration to be your best self?


I find inspiration in the delicate tapestry of connections, the depth of conversations, and the reflections that life offers.


Gandhi's timeless words,

"Be the change you want to see in the world," holds a deep truth. Yet, creating that change within us can be an intricate art.

From my perspective, challenges are potent catalysts for growth, leading us to embrace both adversity and triumph.


Each of us harbours facets that may lie dormant, awaiting the opportune moment for revelation. These instances prompt us to step back and take a look at ourselves, fostering not only growth but also the relentless drive to achieve our fullest potential.


I firmly believe that inspiration isn't limited to positive circumstances; adversity itself possesses the power to spark inspiration, often by illuminating paths to avoid.


As a coach, I'm entrusted with incredible narratives of triumph from clients who have overcome trials. The excitement in their voices when they say,

"Mahji, I just wanted to tell you..." is pure magic.

I'm right there in that moment with them, on the edge of my seat, fully immersed in their journey.


Those close to me often highlight my unwavering faith.


Faith is a wellspring of inspiration – believing in the greater good, even when logic wavers. This is where true magic resides.


In my world, it's not about a singular influence; it's the collective energy of many. This sentiment is encapsulated in the very essence of my business, Inspire To Empower.

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What is your work inspired by?


My work springs from life experiences, personal growth and the evolution of self-discovery.


Growing up as a Female Muslim Asian in the 90s, meant navigating a world marked by societal biases and assumptions. Looking back, I’ve gained transformative knowledge and wisdom that I’m eager to share.


Surrounded by individuals who saw potential in me even before I did, I’ve come to possess this unique gift: the ability to perceive the spark in others. This gift ignites my passion. It's reciprocal inspiration, a beautiful cycle of empowerment.


Throughout our lives, we are shaped by a mosaic of influences – culture, upbringing, education, religion, and experiences. This complex web can leave us feeling misaligned, battling structures that don't resonate, and disconnected from our essence, our true self leading to inner struggle.


In the pursuit of improvement, we encounter challenges like unmet expectations, rejections, personal losses, fractured relationships, health setbacks, and societal pressures. These experiences form a mosaic – a blend of The Past, The Present, and The Future – that fuels my work. From stories of success and resilience in the face of adversity to the dynamics of family, relationships to spiritual connection, embracing learning, and fostering authentic happiness.


In a world often fixated on mental well-being alone, we sometimes overlook our holistic nature. Intelligence threads through our mind, heart, and gut and surrounds us.


This journey guides us from unconsciousness to heightened awareness, from self-doubt to self-belief, from ourselves to our self and from darkness to light. This transformative journey is the very essence of my work.


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Tell us about your greatest achievement.


"From Agile Transformation to Coach of Excellence: A Journey of Resilience and Empowerment"

In early 2019, a new chapter opened before me. I embraced the role of an Agile Consultant in the dynamic realm of Digital and Transformation. Collaborating with 50+ stakeholders across 4 cross-functional teams, including one offshore, I embedded agile methodologies. The results were astounding. In just 3 months, we transformed end-to-end delivery from 37 to 25 weeks and within half a year, achieved an impressive 20-week timeline. This transformation brought swift value to our customers.


Concurrently, I took on the role of Multicultural Networks Global Communications Lead—an entirely fresh endeavour. My mission was to steer a communications and strategy team for one of the largest employee-led networks, fostering a positive and inclusive culture through collaborating with up to 3 Co-Global Chairs, 10 Regions, 7 Business Areas, and Faith Strands, comprising over 40 Chairs to orchestrate purpose-driven communications and events that deeply resonated with colleagues.


This journey wasn't confined to my professional corporate life alone. Amidst these roles, I concurrently embarked on a path of personal and professional growth. I pursued multiple certifications and licenses, expanding my horizons and achieved a Distinction in Personal Performance Coaching.


The journey pressed onward, culminating in September 2020, when I pursued independent external accreditation through the CPD Standards Office. This was a testament to the unwavering commitment to excellence not only in my coaching practice, Inspire To Empower, but also across my entire business domain.


The pinnacle of this effort was the prestigious Coach of Excellence accreditation from the Professional Development Consortium— a recognition which paved the way for me to successfully launch my practice.


However, behind every achievement lies a tale of perseverance, discipline, and resilience. Amidst the unprecedented times of covid, I experienced personal losses, organizational shifts, and unforeseen twists. Life's tests may catch us off guard, but they can also lead to remarkable growth.


My journey of accomplishment is a profound narrative of transforming challenges into stepping stones of - empowerment, transformation and resilience. Guided by a strong network, coupled with effective tools, techniques, and practices, I found my path illuminated.


Today, my purpose revolves around sharing this light, inspiring and empowering individuals to embrace their true potential along their unique path of growth and self-discovery. With my unwavering belief in the power of collaboration and personal growth, let's embark on a journey to "Be You," armed with wisdom to thrive and the resilience to conquer.


Remember, the steps you take today are the gifts your future self-will treasure.

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