Hi, I'm Anwar
Personal & Professional Development Coach
How I Started
About 16 years ago, I received a call from my boss, who asked me a straightforward question. "Do you want your job?" I stood still, frozen by the reality of the situation. I was about to lose my job.
See, let me give you a little background. I had just gotten my first management position in the rail industry, and I might have let it go to my head. I was the boss, and it was my way or the highway.
Let me give you a little background. One day my professional immaturity collided with a team member's bad day. Unfortunately, that created a very uncomfortable and unprofessional impasse. We got into a verbal altercation in the middle of the break room. In 30 seconds, I completely lost the respect of that team member. In 3 minutes, I lost the respect of everyone else in the room, and in 30 minutes to lost the respect of everyone else on the property.
Shortly after, I got the call that literally changed my life. When my boss asked me whether or not I wanted my job, it took me a moment to gather myself and respond with a sincere "yes, Sir, I want my job." So with his guidance, I got to work. He sent me to the bookstore on a Monday to buy my first self-development book: How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie. He told me he would be in my office Friday morning at eight o'clock. His exact words were, "if I'm not impressed, you're not employed. No Pressure!!!
Friday came, and I spent the next hour rattling off information. Anything I could remember. I'm still trying to figure out whether I did a half-decent job or if he just took pity on me. Either way, I kept my job. Then came the unexpected. He reached into his bag and pulled out my next assignment: The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell. We spent the next 21 days together. Each day a different law, and each day a new insight. At the end of the 21 days, I wasn't just a better manager. I was a better person. I was no longer full of answers but questions.
From there, my passion for leadership and self-development continued to grow. I wanted to help people show up better in life and business and positively impact their circle of influence.
So that's what I do. I inspire, coach, train, and mentor people ready to be great leaders in their homes, marriages, jobs, and lives.