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Jihada Garrett is leading women to their truest version of themselves through her executive and life coaching services.

“…I have to tell you the woman has brought me to tears in the most beautiful ways. A lot of epiphanies and breakthroughs, and I just think she is a light worker through and through. She has a god given gift, and I’m just happy to be on the receiving end of that,” said Kelly Wines, one of Garrett’s clients.

Garrett offers one-on-one professional and life coaching and group coaching through her company Hello Me! Companies and organizations send their employees to her to receive executive and leadership coaching. Her clients are usually focused on their career, but Garrett says what impacts you personally impacts you professionally, so she takes a blended approach to her coaching.

Her personal life experiences and education helped form her curriculum. She is helping women do something she did for herself, but she also has extensive education and training in this field. 

She started her company when she realized she was not walking on her true path. As a very successful businesswoman with a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in business administration, she said she realized she never really asked herself if the work she was doing was what she wanted for her life, and it felt like she was checking the boxes off her life. 

“A lot of times, I feel like we’ve done all the right things, but then it’s like you’re sitting on the sidelines watching your life happen, but you’re not feeling anything, and I think that’s tragic,” Garrett said.

That led her to ask questions about herself: What were her talents and her values; What calling did she have to offer the world? Her contemplation led her to begin business and life coaching to help women do the same for their lives.

Wines, who leads a large team with many clients, started working with Garrett through her employer. Wines’ company provides support to strengthen her as a leader, and Garrett’s coaching was part of that support. At first, she had some doubts about how effective the coaching would be. 

“After we met, her demeanor and just her expertise and breadth of knowledge were just something impressive. I was affected in ways that I never thought I would have been by something like this.” 

Garrett helped Wines by questioning a lot of her beliefs and allowing her to change from a limited to an abundant way of thinking. While working with her, Wines felt like she was with someone who truly saw her for who she was and listened not to reply but to understand.

“She’s just so wonderful, so empowering, especially to women, and as a woman, you don’t always get that a lot. Her success is our success, and if she’s doing this type of work, we’re all better for it.”

To connect With Garrett visit her website, www.jihadagarrett.com or her LinkedIn @Jihada Garrett

Contact Racial Justice Reporter Garrett Simms at 317-762-7847

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