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Hira Ali      

Author of "Her Way to The Top" & "Her Allies"; Leadership Development Specialist & Executive Career Coach

An inspiring leadership development specialist, executive career coach, and acclaimed writer and speaker, Ali has been committed to helping others achieve their inherent potential throughout her award-winning career. Her work has been published in The Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Telegraph, B.B.C., Harper's Bazaar, Independent, C.B.C., Huff Post, and Entrepreneur, among hundreds of other print, radio and television outlets, and has earned Ali several prestigious honor's, titles and awards. She serves as The Senior Advisory Team member at The Benedictine University Illinois L.E.A.D.S. leadership program for undergraduate women and has joined W.L.G.'S Conversations with Men Advisory Council. In 2022, Ali was named one of the top 100 influential Muslims in the U.K.

Ali was also included in a list by Diverse In of global D&I voices to follow on LinkedIn and made it to a list of top women breaking the bias globally. In addition, she features as a role model in the book "Girls Who Do You Want To Be alongside phenomenal world changers". Founder of Advancing Your Potential and champion of allyship programs and inclusive talent management initiatives, she is also the award-winning author of two transformational books: "Her Way To The Top": A Guide to Smashing the Glass Ceiling and "Her Allies": A Practical Toolkit to Help Men Lead Through Advocacy. You can follow her on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or Facebook.

Speech Topics

Her Way To The Top (Women Leadership Series)

Hira Ali's women leadership series comprises various sessions covering skills and lessons based on Hira's book, talks and women-specific workshops she has been conducting for years. Each session will be 40 mins long, followed by a Q&A. This coaching program provides women with strategies to overcome internal and external barriers impeding their career climb, acquire visibility, achieve balance in their personal and professional lives and advance their careers. Backed by principles of psychology and neuroscience, this program combines coaching, training and professional experience with the latest research. Topics Covered:

  • Top Internal Career 'Derailers' Women Experience at Work
  • Overcoming I am not Good Enough/Impostor Syndrome
  • Mastering Self-Leadership & Deriving Purpose in Life
  • Building Your Leadership Brand & Maximizing Personal Impact
  • Surviving & Thriving in Male-Dominated Industries or when in Minority
  • Building Self-Esteem and Assertiveness Skills
  • Using Effective Body Language to communicate Authority and Confidence
  • Had to Shout it Out -Strategies For SelfPromotion & Self-Advocacy
  • Getting organised for Peak Performance
  • Dealing with Difficult People & Managing Emotions
  • Self-Coaching Yourself Using NLP tools
  • Managing Microaggressions/ Bullying
  • Workplace Harassment and Bullying-What You Need to Know and Do
  • Building your Board of Directors
  • Fearless Communication Strategies
  • Public Speaking & Presenting with Confidence
  • Managing Stress And Anxiety


Self-Coaching For New Managers
Dec 9, 2022 ... If you're ever in the inward mindset, you can flip it outward as well. The brain flip is an interesting cognitive tool from my colleague Hira Ali, a coach and ...
Memorial Day Reading List: Books On How To Be An Ally ...
May 27, 2022 ... Author Hira Ali writes, “We need men to help us navigate a system and world primarily designed for them—a world where they largely remain a dominant force ...

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