Amal Alhuwayshil

Top 40 Under 40, TEDx speaker, Leadership Coach, featured on Nasdaq as a Woman Leader to Watch in 2022.

Born and raised in Saudi Arabia, Amal moved to Canada in 2013, 24 years old and fully covered from head to toes. This woman's courageous journey of overcoming a series of events; from societal and political oppression, being in a fixed marriage at the age of 18, to filing for divorce and moving to Canada, to re-writing her story, leveraging the pain from the past, to finding her passion in advocacy, empowerment and human potential.

Amal was elected as the first female President of UBCO Students’ Union and as the Campaigns Coordinator for the BC Federation of Students. Through those roles, she was working with both the Provincial and Federal Governments on behalf of BC post-secondary students. Today, as the CEO and Founder of I'm All Courage, she uniquely combines storytelling, the teachings of neuroscience, her leadership expertise and the 650+ hours of trauma-informed somatic coaching training into her transformative programs and keynotes.

On any given day, you can find Amal practicing yoga, reading, dancing and most likely going on long walks in the forest.

Defining Moments: A Call To Authenticity
This keynote is a call to courage, embracing our uniqueness and wholehearted living, Life is full of defining moments that always bring us back into discovery, curiosity and authentic expression.
Somewhere along the way, consciously or unconsciously, we have created associations with what keeps us loved and belonging, what gives us success, attention and recognition. We’re embracing the qualities of our pears, the ideologies of our parents, society and race. All in an attempt to fit in, belong, prove our value, prove that we're enough, that we're worthy of love and success. While your true and authentic self hides away and is kept small. Amal shares riveting stories, powerful practical tools for deeper authentic self-discovery, untamed self-expression, and the keys to wholehearted leadership.

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome
For many of us, imposter syndrome has become an impossibility syndrome. Keeping us playing small, self-sabotaging, feeling like a fraud in our careers, afraid to speak up and be seen, and undervaluing our skills, experiences, and accomplishments. Then, at the end of the day, we sit and judge ourselves for not being more “successful”, “creative”, or “further ahead”.
You know in your bones there’s more to you, to your life, and to your career. You have dreams and visions for yourself, your community and our humanity. Yet, you are feeling overpowered by imposter syndrome and self-doubts. In this keynote learn how to recognize impostor syndrome in yourself and others, understand your brain and nervous system, and explore ways to triumph over your impossibility syndrome. Amal will teach you to embody a more empowering mindset so that you can fully show up and flourish in your life and your career.

Resiliency, Audacity and Hope
This keynote is a call to vulnerability and audacity to show up no matter what. We want certainty. We want certainty that our attempts at success would guarantee no failures, that our love would be met by love, our honesty would be met by honesty, and our devotion, our hard work, our dedication, would be seen, acknowledged and celebrated. Here’s the thing, there’s no certainty ahead, only raw vulnerability. While we can shelter ourselves from failure, heartbreak and hard things happening to us and those we care about, we all know that never works. Amal uses the power of storytelling to inspire and empower her audience with tools to get to know their edges, their nervous system, cultivate trust, peace, courage, and have the audacity to take action, colour outside the lines and show up hopeful for themselves and our humanity.

​Amal custom-designs her keynotes based on your needs, event theme and audience.

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