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Is it Possible to Overcome Trauma? Interview with Transformational Coach Rosalean Batool

Rosalean is a rapid transformational coach and thought leader who helps entrepreneurs overcome trauma without years of therapy to make more money in business. She has helped hundreds of people overcome childhood trauma, negative money beliefs, depression and anxiety. Rosalean is making it her mission to help others realise that every ill symptom, whether it’s physical or emotional, is rooted in trauma.

I’m excited to interview our sister Rosalean and hope you will enjoy reading and learn something useful.

Assalaam ‘alaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh Sister Rosalean. How are you doing?

Alhamdulilah really well.

It is my pleasure to do this interview with you. Would you please tell us a little more about yourself?

Certainly; I’m a Mum of 3 young kids. I love reading personal development books and read around 4 books a week. Right now I’m reading Wealth Warrior by Steve Chandler. 

I’m a coaching junkie and I’m always looking for ways to improve my skills so you’ll find me on YouTube watching Ted Talks and other high profile coaches such as Rich Litvin and Marisa Peer. 

What does it mean to be a rapid transformational coach?

It means to rapidly change someone’s perception of life. Whether it’s a trauma or an unfortunate event, the goal is to switch negative thinking to positive thinking, in less time. 

Usually people go to therapy for years and have a ton of unresolved issues. Rapid transformational therapy helps get to the root cause of problems such as depression and anxiety, and gets rid of them in less than 2 hours. 

How long have you been coaching and what inspired you to specifically become a transformational coach?

I’ve been coaching for 7ish years. I started as a health coach and created Umm Natural. I helped women lose weight and get healthy. But I wasn’t passionate about it. I’ve loved mindset and psychology for as long as a I can remember. Actually my Mum rahimullah bought me this book when I turned 13 called “Maximise your Mental Power by David Schwartz” and I was hooked on success principles, mindset and psychology ever since. 

Did you obtain any training for this career choice?

Yes I’ve studied Neuro Linguistic Programming, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Ho’oponono, Time line therapy and Rapid Transformational Therapy.

Did you face any challenges when you started out on this journey? If so, how did you overcome them?

Yes loads! And I still face them

  1. The Muslim community especially when I talk about money. A lot of people think Allah wants us to be poor or that the Sahabahs and The Prophet sallahu alayhi wasallam was poor. But he had multiple wives. I don’t know about you, but if he had multiple wives, housed them, clothed them and fed them, that means he was rich. Yes they went through bouts of poverty but they weren’t in continuous poverty like most people claim. 
  2. People say you can’t heal from trauma and that it takes years. I beg to differ. I was sexually abused as a child, witnessed horrific domestic violence, was severely bullied in school to the point of suicide, and I’ve healed all those painful memories without years of therapy or ever taking medication. The mind is powerful, this is why Allah blessed us with it. Because it literally creates your environment. If you don’t feel good enough, you’ll seek experiences to validate that feeling. And I find most people are doing this. 

Subhanallah, that’s amazing!

What are the areas you focus on when coaching?

  • Money
  • Childhood trauma 
  • Business

Are there certain areas you do not touch when it comes to coaching your clients? If so, what do you do when you’re unable to help someone who approaches you for help?

I don’t think so, usually my clients come to me with a specific problem and I help solve it. I’ve worked with a transgender Muslim before and we found the root cause of him wanting to transition was because as a child, he was bullied for looking different. So he thought if he changed into a woman, he wouldn’t get bullied anymore. He hasn’t transitioned alhamdulilah and is still a man. 

I understand that you’re a coach who helps others get things done. But do you sometimes find yourself stuck and unmotivated? What inspires you to keep doing what you do?

Yes, sometimes. In the beginning I self sabotaged a lot because I earned money really quickly in my business. My mind hadn’t caught up. 

Now when I feel stuck, I lean into it and figure out what’s really happening. Usually there’s a story running in my head such as “I’m not good enough,” “I’ll never succeed,” etc. Once I lean into it I say “thank you for trying to keep me safe but I don’t need you right now.” That always does the trick. 

I’m gonna start using that trick, in shaa Allah!

Do you believe that it’s possible to overcome trauma and reset one’s life? Have you seen it happen?

Yes. I had a client who went through severe sexual abuse as a child. It was horrific. She’d been in therapy for years and couldn’t cope with certain smells.

After one session she was able to put herself out there in her business, make money and didn’t get affected by certain smells anymore. 

I’ve had tons of cases where this has happened. 

What type of clients do you love working with the most?

Ambitious, all-in kinda clients. The ones who have no excuses and just do what I tell them. They’ve been my best clients and have gotten the best results. 

How does Islam influence the decisions you make as a coach?

In every single way. Islam is my way of life and I try my best to incorporate it in my business as much as possible. I refer everything back to Allah even when people compliment me or say I inspired them, I always say its from Allah, praise Him. 

How does a very brief productive day-in-the-life of a coach for Rosalean look like?

Wake up at 3am. Pray. Read Quran. Meditate. Visualise my goals. 

Go through what work I need to complete. Record some videos. 

Pray again. Read Quran. Get kids ready for school.

Have a few coaching calls during the day. Read a book. Do some more work on business. Pray. 

Get kids from school. Have a coaching call in the evening. Read a book. Pray. Read Quran. Bed.

What are your long-term goals for coaching?

My goal is to build a billion dollar coaching and therapy business where I infuse coaching with therapy, and teach people how to overcome trauma more efficiently. 

I also want to open up entrepreneurial schools and teach kids how to build a business, etc. I also want to create a charity for girls who are growing up without fathers and give them the skills, self love and coaching needed to help them navigate in the world. 

May Allah make all your goals become a reality!

What advice do you have for Muslim women who aspire to get into coaching?

If you can serve the world, do it. The world needs more givers and less takers. 

Who inspires you the most in life? Why?

Khadija RA, because she was a rich business woman, wife and mother. She was the most sought after business woman because of her expertise. And being a mother and wife didn’t stop her from her wealth.

And my Mum. She was my role model, never settled for excuses and taught me how to be the woman I am today. Rahimullah.

May Allah grant your mother Jannah.

What’s the biggest life lesson you’ve learned? How does it influence your everyday life?

If you want something, you’re going to have go for it yourself. No one is going to hand you a silver spoon on a platter. 

So now when I’m working, I realise that people don’t have to support me or help me, it’s all on me. As long as I keep asking Allah for help, it will come. 

The only validation and permission I need is from Allah. Not my friends, followers or family. 

Having this mentality I believe has put me ahead, because I’m not waiting around for someone to like me in order to pursue my goals and dreams. 

What’s the best personal or Islamic quote that comes to your mind right now?

Love for your sister what you love for yourself. It’s my fave quote of all time and I pray Allah allows me to live by it. 

Is there anything else you would like to share with our readers, in shaa Allah?

Just go for it. Your dreams and your goals, just go for it. Stop waiting for the right time. The time is now. 

For anyone who would like to know more about you, where can they find you?

Instagram @rosaleanbatool 

Jazak Allahu khayr for your time and for sharing your knowledge.

Umm Sumayyah
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