Assalam alaykom! I'm Fatima Alshameya, a certified Life + Busines Coach. I help Muslim women who want to balance all of their responsibilities, who feel stressed out and exhausted, find a more peaceful way of living, working, and parenting--all while serving Allah.

......so basically those who want to "have their cake and eat it too.".... Because cake is delicious. 

About this website's name:
Back in my college days, I attended a huge conference. I bought a shirt that had this message printed:

One God. One Ummah. One Love. Today, 16 years later, those words still deeply resonate with me. So One Muslimah connected me back to that message. And because One Muslimah can make a HUGE difference. You. Me. All of us....especially together.  (to be noted: I wore the living daylights out of that shirt)

About Life + Business coaching:
I've wanted to be a life coach before I ever knew what it was. Life coaching is similar to counseling. I worked at a counseling agency when I graduated college. Even though I loved it, I felt like something was missing for me + the clients. I didn't realize what it was until 6 years later when I finally discovered what life coaching was (not to mention 200 jobs and a diverse portfolio later). Life coaching is about deeply listening and then helping your client achieve their goals, keeping them accountable, and of course cheering them on along the way. (the best parts are the celebrations at the end looking back at how far they've come)

I offer life (including relationship) & business coaching. Because it's ALL connected. How we do one thing ...is... often how we do other things.

If your personal life, relationship or business isn't doing well, it affects everything else. They all go hand in hand. How you live your life, impacts your business and your relationships. So when we work together, we work on it all. Life goals, business, relationships, you name it. We will create a plan together.

Your thoughts, values, and beliefs shape the life you have. Let's use them to give you a life you LOVE while serving Allah. Being angry and stressed is far from the amazing Muslimah you want to be.

My sessions are judgement free zones. None of us are perfect. I don't claim to be. I help you see what's amazing about you then use that to get what you want. And also, coaching is not what a good friend does. Some of my best friends are my clients, because a trained coach is different than what your friend offers. I'm not here to be your friend, although my clients are my homies. I'm here to help you grow and hold you accountable to make sure you stop hoping and start becoming.

My training:
I am trained by two life coaching schools accredited by the ICF (International Coach Federation). I went to two schools because I want to offer my clients two different sets of skills. My clients get results because I'm a one stop shop. I specialize in coaching Muslim women who are struggling to balance all of their responsibilities, who feel stressed out and exhausted, and who want to find a more peaceful way of living, working, parenting and showing up in the world--all while serving Allah.

A bit more personal:
I love tea. Sometimes I get out of bed earlier so I can spend time sipping tea before I start my day. I'm drinking tea now writing this! I'm married to a ridiculously funny husband and we have two beautiful daughters who light up my days.

I run an international volunteer Islamic nonprofit organization. It was created 8 years ago and gives me the blessing of working with some amazing sisters. 

At my core, I'm a teacher and an international speaker. I've been teaching for 13 years. Speaking at events for the past 8 years. Some for small gatherings. Others where the audience was so huge, everyone looked like little ants while I was in the spotlight. Good times.

I hope that visiting this site feels like having tea with a dear friend—the kind of friend who always greets you with a hug, who always makes you feel comforted, and who gives you that extra boost of encouragement to get through the rest of your day. I want you to define and achieve success & happiness on your terms …while using this journey to become closer to Allah.

Ready? Grab a cup of tea and call me, hire me or get on my newsletter. I can't wait to meet you on other side.

{All of the pictures of me, including the one above, are by the amazingly talented Adeela with Honey and Dates.}