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Open Masterclass with Soraya Karimi-Ghovanlou: Building Mental Resilience

July 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tuesday 12th July 2022, 10:00am – 11:00 GMT, 9.00pm – 10.00pm ACT

*Open Masterclass to all members and non-members

Mental Resilience in Action

My aim is to inspire others on their journey to greatness and understand that being able to build a resilient and strong mindset you can and will achieve whatever you set your mind to. No matter what crosses your path with a strong mind and a true belief in yourself you can overcome the worst situations and become the best, using your negative experiences to drive you forward.

I am looking to cover a few personal situations that I have experienced and the techniques I have used to make sure I keep moving forward no matter what life throws at you. I will draw on my journey from factory floor to Director in under 4 years as well as how I made it through the most difficult time of my personal life with a divorce from an abusive man to becoming a single mum to a disabled child which made me realise I had to do more in life and it’s where my journey kick started. I’d also love to share the books and self-development tools I used to get where I am today.


In this session you will:

Be given the tools to build your own resilience as well as self-belief and understanding of your potential. There is only a ceiling if you put one in place and limit yourself so I want to try to open peoples mindsets on how they think and try to change their paradigm so they all believe how great every single one of them truly is.


About Soraya…

I’m the youngest of three children brought up in an Iranian, German and English mixed home, celebrating all cultures and being able to experience many different countries as our family holidays when we grew up. As I was the only girl I found myself having to be independent in a lot of things and I would enjoy getting a little bit dirty at times, pulling apart bikes and working on car’s with my dad when I got older and taking on any project that came my way.

I started my career at Britvic Soft Drinks, working on the factory floor helping fill Robinson’s squash bottles being the only female on my team. When I then had my son, who was born with Cerebral Palsy and his father left us after his diagnosis I decided I couldn’t just be a normal working mum any more, I had to be something exceptional for him and me to have a better life and I knew I could do more.

Within 4 years of leaving my factory floor job and at only 31 years old I became the youngest and only female Director for Smithfield Foods UK. I went through some very difficult times in life and career but have never given up, I found ways to stand back up again and prove I am worth it. I said to myself years ago I awoke my inner lioness and she has shown me that I am good enough, strong enough when needed and also supportive and kind enough when required. It’s not been an easy journey and I have struggled with physical and mental health as well as Imposter Syndrome but at 35 I am showing others that you can achieve anything you want and inspire others to go out and smash their goals.

I am a believer in being empowered in all areas of life and if you do not take control someone else will take the control for you. I advocate for women to shine and show exactly how strong and capable they are in all areas on business, especially the industries that are male dominated.

Personal development is the greatest gift you can ever give yourself, education should not stop when you leave school and I am an advocate for this. I read as much as possible, have completed a degree in Criminology and Phycological studies through the Open University I then went on to complete Law 101 and am now studying a Masters in Supply Chain Management all whilst working full-time and being a mum.


July 12, 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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United Kingdom