Grace and Beauty of Egyptian Dance
March 17, 2014
Hosted by Shahmeen Sadiq, PCC
You might be familiar with the art of Egyptian Dance. Perhaps you've been to a restaurant where a belly dancer performed, maybe you travelled to Egypt or other Middle Eastern countries and saw it there, or you might be a dancer yourself. What you might not know, is that this beautiful art form has also been what Shahmeen calls "complementary cross training" for her professional career as a leadership consultant and executive coach! Join Shahmeen and her inspiring dance teacher, Nada El Masriya, for an illuminating conversation about this graceful dance: its history, its roots, how Nada has brought her passion for Egyptian Dance to Canadian dancers and how Shahmeen continues to integrate it to bring a new aliveness to her professional and personal life. Nada El Masriya Nada El Masriya is an international level performer and instructor of Egyptian and Middle Eastern Dance, trained by the world-renowned Reda Troupe. She has received awards and accolades from some of the greatest living Belly Dancers. “Nada El Masriya is the Ambassador of Egyptian Dance in Canada.” - Fifi Abdou Egyptian born and raised, Nada El Masriya has been featured in many national and international festivals, including Dance Ontario, Luminato, The International Council for Traditional Music, Salamat Masr in Cairo and the World Belly Dance Convention in Seoul Korea. Nada has appeared on Egyptian television and appears regularly in Canadian television, radio and media. You can see many of Nada's performances on Youtube, just search for Nada El Masriya. Also go towww.discoverbellydance.com
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Over my years as a leadership consultant and executive coach, I’ve been fascinated by the stories that lie underneath the surface of our human façade. I’m noticing a theme: We think we are alone in our experience and we have learned that it’s not OK to talk about it.
Things happen in life: wonderful, terrible and sad things. It appears safer, especially at work, to put a neutral face on it all and carry on. Better to look like we have it all together than to let them see the joy, shame or dread we might be feeling on the inside.
My hope is for us to become more resilient and effective by connecting at the level of our shared humanity. When someone courageously gives voice to their yearning, fear or uncertainty, the potential for creating extraordinary results at work, at home and elsewhere is exponentially increased.
Learn more about this, how it works and how you can put it into service in your life.
Shahmeen Sadiq, PCC
Shahmeen Sadiq is the CEO of Anjali Leadership Inc., a company that has been serving organizational leaders since 2005. She serves as Executive Education Program Faculty and Executive Coach for the University of Notre Dame and as a Senior Consultant and Executive Coach with The Full Circle Group. As a Master Facilitator with The Leadership Circle(tm), she teaches and mentors leadership development professionals.
Shahmeen is passionate about supporting her clients to create sustainable business performance with ease, grace and elegance. She engages them in deeper conversations about what really matters and the passion that underlies their commitment. She is renowned for her fiercely loving authenticity and her ability to help leaders uncover and, if required, change the stories they are telling about themselves, others and how things work, so they can become more purposeful, inspiring and effective.
A graduate of the coach certification program of the Coaches Training Institute and the ORSC program of CRR Global, Shahmeen was honored in 2009 by the International Coach Federation with a Prism Award for leadership culture change with a not-for-profit organization.
Shahmeen is committed to raising her two children mindfully and intentionally. She has an adventurous spirit and spent a good part of her life enjoying and teaching the sport of skydiving, is passionate about the art of Egyptian dance, and enjoys running in her hometown of Toronto, Canada.