Tony Fahkry is an author, speaker and coach. He graduated with a B.A. in Fashion and worked in the fashion industry for several years, before discovering his genuine passion for writing and speaking. Over the past decade, he has been on a quest to empower others to discover their highest potential. His comprehensive self-empowerment program titled: The Power to Navigate Life, teaches people how to achieve mental, emotional and physical well-being using easy to follow principles. He has published 3 books on topics about mind, body and soul and is deeply interested in the mind-body connection and personal growth.
Tell us about your life before the venture/ leading up to your venture?
I graduated with a B.A. in Fashion and worked in the fashion industry for several years, before discovering my real passion for writing and speaking. Hailing from a family of artisans, my father was a tailor and mother a dressmaker, so creativity is sewn into my destiny.
Tell us something about your organization. What is it about and how is it helpful for people?
In my work as an author, professional speaker and life coach, I help people overcome the restrictions that hold them back from living their best life. I believe everyone has great potential within them. It is a matter of awakening it to reach their most efficient level. By focusing on what is meaningful to people, I bring value to their life by helping them think clearly and make decisions in alignment with whom they are. I delight in helping people discover their genius, talents and gifts and awakening their highest potential. I do this through my writing, books, speaking engagements, workshops, and individual coaching sessions because I believe everyone has dormant faculties waiting to come alive. My passion is bringing to life these gifts and help you become whom you are destined to be.
What has been the response of the consumers towards your venture?
There has been an overwhelming response to my writing, speaking engagements, and coaching over the years. My work has resonated with people because it helps them overcome restrictions that once held them back. They discover the spark of passion and enthusiasm within their soul, so they can bring to life the best version of their life and live their dreams. In that regard, I see myself as the person germinating the seed within their potential to awaken their greatest power. We all possess great powers but somewhere along the way, we lose our way to the grind of daily living and forget our true calling. My work is to awaken people to their living greatness, so they can live masterful lives and renew their passion within their soul.
How has your life changed because of your venture?
By following my passion and purpose, I awakened the passion and enthusiasm to live my highest potential. Previously, I thought my calling was to follow in the footsteps of my parents and become a celebrated clothing designer. I achieved success in that field and had my work seen in Italy and New York, but I lost my passion to be a designer after losing my father to illness decades ago. Not long after, I succumbed to a life-threatening illness myself and thankfully overcame it and survived. Therefore, I experienced a gradual awakening after these events and I have been on a quest to help others discover the same purpose within them, without having to face the same experiences I did.
Give a motivational message for the audience/women who are reading this.
What if our greatest superpower is self-love, and not adding more layers to protect ourselves from getting hurt? How do you feel about this? Could you entertain the idea that self-love is your true protector, your guardian and safe keeper? If you consider the metaphysical relationship of armour, it is thick, strong, rigid and impenetrable. Whilst it protects and defends us from getting hurt, it prevents us from truly healing because the armour stops us taking risks and leaning into life, with an open and courageous heart. Therefore, self-love is the superpower we need to heal our life and transform our wounds. Self-love is the essence of who we are. Love is the spirit of our core nature as human beings. Therefore, by drawing on self-love, we bathe ourselves in our superpower, which is self-giving and self-serving. This superpower never runs out, no matter whether we experience trauma, pain, or guilt. It is always available, even during our darkest hour or hour of uncertainty.