Hala Kazim is a counsellor, artist, author and founder of Journey Through Change, a positive transformation program. She is a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. Kazim studied counselling and coaching in City University, London, UK, and has also received her certificate in Neuro- Linguistic Programming – Coach and Practitioner from the American Board NLP, London UK.
In early 2010, Kazim established Journey Through Change, a company dedicated to guiding people to improve their lives in positive ways through different activities such as counselling, coaching, workshops, lectures and team-building hiking trips and activities. This combined concept of self-discovery is unique and involves not only discovering one’s self but also visiting some of the most breath-taking sceneries around the world. She was the first Emirati and Arab to devise a transformational program for women.
She holds a number of awards including the Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Best Businesswoman in the UAE in 2013. In addition, she was Criterion Winner – Innovation Emirates Women Award 2014, a tribute from several government agencies and the private sector for her role in community service.
She published her first book Hala and Change in early 2015.