Few years back, I had a dream. I was helping a blind woman. She could not complete a task I’ve requested. I took her by the hand, showed her how and helped her complete it.

The next morning, I woke up thinking, ‘this is my calling in life!’ I am to help others, those who look but cannot see. I’m to show them their potential and lead them to their own purpose in life! Mine is to work with youth and young women and inspire them to live out passionate lives, to make them discover their maximum potentials and live with purpose.

Opening the Doors to Be You™ International: Powered by Passion

Some see things as they are and ask ‘Why?’ Others dream things that never were and ask ‘Why not?’- Unknown –

For the past few years, I was busy volunteering at several local non-profit organizations close to Toronto, in an attempt to get closer to achieving my dream of helping youth live their passion and full potential. I also completely quit my old career and started pursuing further education to give me the tools I needed.
In the summer of 2011, I knew without a shadow of doubt that I must take all the learning I went through back to my part of the world and share it with those who find my philosophy and approach to a happier and more fulfilled life refreshing and motivating. And that’s why I decided to move from Toronto to Abu Dhabi.
Today Randa is an empowerment coach. Her biggest goal this year is to introduce her workshops in several schools in Abu Dhabi. She is currently developing more workshops, starting several clubs (for women, teens and leaders) and writing her first book. Her vision is to offer youth with services and products that inspire them to live their best lives powered by passion.
Randa El Zein (empowerment coach and founder of Be You©) is:
  1. A certified ‘Passion Test’ facilitator for adults (USA)
  2. A certified ‘Passion Test’ facilitator for kids & teens (USA)
  3. Kids Coaching Connection Certified Coach (Canada)
  4. Byron Katie’s ‘The Work’ facilitator
  5. Certified Co-active life coach (The Coaches Training Institute based in California, USA)
  6. Student at Anthony Robbins Training and programs (Anthony Robbins is the father of coaching in North America and is recognized as a preeminent business thinker by American Express, Accenture, and Harvard Business School Press)
  7. Member of the International Coaches Federation
  8. Other: Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and minor in Fine Arts (Lebanon)- Master’s Diploma in Interior & Product Design( Italy)
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.—Harriet Tubman



What Women Want is a workshop designed especially for women and focuses on digging into past wounds to heal them so you can charge forward with your life powered by passion. This transformational, life changing experience will give you clarity, confidence and courage to take your next step. Author, Speaker, certified facilitator + empowerment coach Randa El Zein will take you through 2 days of this transformational life changing experience. The event will take place at Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana in Abudhabi For more information of the workshop, you can visit and register here.

1) Why is this inspiring workshop important for women?

Just like a caterpillar goes through being a cocoon before it becomes a butterfly, so is the process at these retreats that I offer. There is a transition that takes place from one stage to the next until full transformation has occurred.

We work on discovering our passions, then steps of how to align our lives with those passions. We also work on the ocean of emotions and what we can do to proactively keep our cups full so we can handle anything that life throws at us. We also work on how to get more quality in our relationships and a whole lot of other good stuff.

The format is all experiential learning. So you learn through experiencing, this is not your regular kind of workshop…far from it actually.

2) Why do women of Abu Dhabi need it?

We all play the many different roles that we do as women, and forget the most important role of Being A Woman. We forget about ourselves and there is no more ‘me time’. Stressful relationships. Lack of intimacy in a marriage. Lack of passion or motivation or feeling lost in the world with no purpose or goal that is fulfilling or meaningful…all this are but consequences when you are not in charge of the ocean of emotions that we go through all the time. And it’s not Abu Dhabi women, it’s all women everywhere!

3) What will a women learn in the two days?

In the words of one of the participants from the last retreat, ‘we came with the weight of the world on our shoulders and in 2 days I feel we can all fly.’

I have participants go through a comprehensive questionnaire before coming, so I have a good foundation to work with them during the one on one interactions that I have within the group. This way they feel as if the whole thing is customized to serve their own needs even in a group setting. It’s wonderful. And they measure their own progress. There’s a workbook that I give out so it is all for them in black and white. Some were in disbelief in how easy and fast it was to change their lives the way this weekend experience has done.4) Why did you decide to be a life coach? Tell us a little about your journey.

The message to guide women came to me in a dream while I was at a women’s retreat in Ontario, Canada. I was in a dark spot in my life at the time and I woke up in the middle of the night with my heart thumping out of my chest… knowing without a shadow of doubt, that the dream I just had was a message pointing my into the direction of my life purpose. Since that day, there was no turning back. This is what I will do until the end of time for me. It’s what makes my heart sing and what makes my life worthwhile.

5) Do you believe we all can have a fulfilling life? Is it not too late?

Absolutely, 100%. It’s never too late. Now is as good a time as any!

6)Tell us what inspires you most working with women?

The most beautiful thing about taking women through an experience like this is witnessing the transformations that occur. Little ones across the span of the weekend. It’s like magic and I feel honored and blessed to be a catalyst in making it happen for them. This is the whole philosophy behind my business name and logo…a butterfly made of butterflies. All in different shapes and colors and sizes… all you have to do is Be You and to play big and proud. That’s how you bring your best into your own life and into the world. And it is all of us being authentically ourselves… that will create the major shift much needed in the world and that will create the love generation that will make it happen.

7) Who is your mentor, inspiration?

Oprah, Angelina Jolie, MLK, Ashley Judd (her biography touched my heart), Tony Robbins, Byron Katie, Richard Branson, and a list of beautiful souls I have the honor to call friends who truly care about me and my success.

8) How can people contact you and join you?

You can call us at 02-4463766 or email info@BeYouInternational.com for any questions at all. You can also call me directly at 0503131497. You have the option of also registering online through the website at www.beyouinternational.com/