If public speaking has you shaking in your boots, you've got to meet this week's #wingwoman, Ghalia Aamer! Ghalia is the CEO and Founder of the company, TalkMaze, where they help people all over the world improve their public speaking skills through group and personal coaching. Fear of public speaking can cost you 10% of wages (say what?!), so Ghalia and her team are here to help. In our interview, Ghalia shares how she believes you need to surround yourself with people who support your audacious goals, how the key to successful friendships is to have values that align, and how it's courageous to be vulnerable. Continue reading to learn all about Ghalia!
1. What makes you happy?
Seeing people do nice things out of the goodness of their hearts, without expecting anything in return.
2. What advice would you give your younger self?
You are capable and deserving. Don’t get caught up worrying about what others think. Surround yourself with people who support your audacious goals. 3. If you could magically solve one problem in the world, what would that be?
Injustice. I feel like that’s a bunch of problems summarized in one word, but it’s pretty difficult to choose just one problem.
4. How did you find your purpose?
I’m still working on it. I believe it’s a lifelong journey. My personal experiences and people I surround myself with ultimately shape my values and purpose.
5. What is your biggest pain point in building relationships?
It takes a lot of courage to be vulnerable when building relationships with anyone. It’s a two-way effort and it can be difficult to find others who are willing to put in the same level of effort.
6. What have you learned from past friendships that didn't work out?
I’ve learned that what’s most important to me in friendships is that our values align. Friendships that don’t work out are an opportunity for me to reflect on the kind of friends I want to surround myself with and the kind of friend I am to others.
7. Who are your SHEros (AKA female heroes)?
My mom and sister are my biggest sources of inspiration. They are both prime examples of what it means to truly want to do good for the world and to actually make it happen.
8. What podcasts/books are you listening/reading right now?
I’ve recently started listening to CEO School and I love it!
9. Where can we find you?
Personal: @aamerghalia on Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter
Business: talkmaze.com | @talkmaze on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn