Leaders in Conversation with Anni Townend

Anni Townend in Conversation with Hind Farag, Executive Coach and Strategy Consultant

March 17, 2021 Anni Townend
Leaders in Conversation with Anni Townend
Anni Townend in Conversation with Hind Farag, Executive Coach and Strategy Consultant
Show Notes

The power of diversity of mentality with Hind Farag

In this Leaders in Conversation episode Anni talks to the amazing Hind Farag, a US-based Executive Coach and Strategy Consultant who is passionate about empowering senior leaders as well as underprivileged communities.

As a Muslim woman born in Egypt and raised in Sudan before having lived in the UK, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and now in Houston, Texas, Hind has been shaped by the different cultures and communities that she has encountered along the way.

“I was around students from all over the world, different cultures, different races, different religions. And I had to prove myself every time as a human being, that definitely had a lot to do with who I became today,” she reveals. 

However, through her own leadership journey, Hind realises that the impression and the impact she makes on people is not because of or limited to her religion or appearance, which to an extent has set her apart in European and US settings. Instead, she recognises how she learned to show up and present herself as a confident and capable woman leader.

The encouragement of her father and family has played a key part in that development and recognition of self-value. However, Hind also reveals how other role models and leaders have helped to shape her as a leadership consultant. She talks about how “meeting Anni in Scotland was a pivotal moment in my life and career” which led to Hind “making a much larger impact across many, many larger communities.” 

Listen to the full episode to discover Hind’s journey and learn:

  • How growing up in a community-led environment, particularly one that did not focus on individual gains, helped her to be a compassionate leader 
  • The inspiration and motivation behind Hind’s work in leadership development
  • The importance of of enabling and empowering people on both their individual and collective paths to help unlock a better future for everyone
  • Why great leadership is about vision and intent and not about titles and accolades 
  • Breaking free from convention to be true to yourself and a truly powerful leader
  • Why you should be ready to fail but not held back from the fear of failure
  • How ‘diversity of mentality’ makes leaders and organisations stronger

Finally, Hind talks about her charity work. She co-founded the first non-profit organisation to support the refugee community in Houston. In collaboration with her son and a friend, she has also recently launched Gaps, a charity supporting underprivileged communities in Sudan and also Houston. The name Gaps came from the intention to find gaps in empowering the underprivileged, that were not being fulfilled by larger organisations or governments. 


Discover more and connect with Hind

You can find out more on the website https://transformcnc.com or via Hind’s LinkedIn page. 

 Gaps Charity is currently on Facebook www.facebook.com/gapscharity