Re-Ignite Your Purpose: Conversations with Munira - Part 1: Self Awareness | The Ismaili Canada

Re-Ignite Your Purpose: Conversations with Munira - Part 1: Self Awareness

November 5, 2020 | Canada

What drives you to live a life that is satisfying and meaningful? Do others see you the way you see yourself? This session focuses on the process of self-discovery and bringing your best self forward.

Join us for a six-part series on maximizing your potential, hosted by Munira Premji. Munira is a three-time cancer survivor, HR practitioner, and an accredited coach. Weaving her personal stories with professional best practices, Munira will discuss key concepts that are needed to define our purpose and bring our best self forward. This week, Munira will be in conversation with Leila Rahemtulla, an instructor, management consultant and author.

The topic for this week is “Self-Awareness".

Access a copy of the resources and the 3:15 homework assignment for this session here.

We would love to hear your experience with implementing the tools and strategies from the session. To share this information, please provide your email in the comments section of the post-webinar survey and Munira will be in touch with you.


Stay tuned for the remaining 5 sessions in this series:

  • Thursday, November 12 – Perception: How You See the World
  • Thursday, November 19 – Change and Resilience: How to Bounce Back When Things Get Tough
  • Thursday, November 26 – The Wheel of Life: What Will You Focus On?
  • Thursday, December 3 – Emotions: Getting Your Emotions to Work for You
  • Thursday, December 10 – Gratitude: The Power of Thankfulness


Munira Premji is a Human Resources Practitioner, Accredited Coach, as well as a Training and Development Expert. She has more than 25 years of experience in retail, financial services, and pharmaceutical industries, as well as in the public sector. Her superpower is supporting organizations in areas of leadership development, organizational effectiveness, talent planning, change, and culture.

On a personal note, Munira is a cancer warrior who battled 3 advanced cancers in a five-year period. She is the author of “Choosing Hope: 1 Woman. 3 Cancers”, previously listed by CBC as one of 40 works of Canadian nonfiction to watch for in the spring of 2020. She regularly shares her experiences on her blog and is the host of the podcast Choosing Hope: Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

Leila Rahemtulla has been an educator and management consultant for over 25 years. She currently teaches at Simon Fraser University and BCIT, with a focus on organizational behaviour, leadership, and instructor development. As a consultant, she works with public and private-sector organizations to help leaders and employees develop competency in leadership and soft skills. She is the author of: “Reignite the Passion in Your Work and Your Life”. Leila is an advocate for people with intellectual disabilities, and volunteers as a curriculum designer and facilitator for programs delivered to the Ismaili community, in both Canada and the US. In 2018, Leila was honoured with the YWCA’s Woman of Distinction Award in the area of Education and Training and Development for her contributions to education and volunteer work within the community.

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