Aug 28 2009
Beauty with brains, this thought comes across your mind when you meet Murshidah Said!
Murshidah Said is an independent speaker and adviser of grooming, corporate image and personal empowerment and transformation for individuals and corporations. A graduate of the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and Sociology in 1993, Murshidah runs successful businesses for more than 10 years expanding throughout Asia that teaches entrepreneurship to teenagers and adults. She has over 5 years of personal grooming and personal image training experience to teenagers, corporate executives and government level executives. She also owns a convention organising and event management company and has organised over 150 projects spanning the Asia Pacific region (including Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing, Sydney) since 1993.
Murshidah’s passion is to help people look great and feel great by gaining more self-confidence and attraction through motivation, inspiration and proper advice on inner and outer personal image. She is often invited to speak at conferences and be an emcee at events. Murshidah’s courses address the importance of education for the WHOLE BEING, ie incorporating the interconnection of body, mind, heart and spirit. Even the skills based programmes she conducts include the emphasis on the spirit which is hardly addressed in most corporate and management trainings. She emphasizes on principles-based practices in her courses. Murshidah is a regular speaker at conferences and is currently working on her first book. When working in a multinational exhibitions organizing company in 1995, Murshidah was the youngest appointed Conference Manager heading the Asia Pacific Conference Department team in less than a year.
After 13 years in the events and conference organizing industry, Murshidah went on to discover her passion of empowering people and helping them to excel in their life. After overcoming major financial and emotional challenges during business difficulties in 2002-2005, Murshidah started working with individuals as a personal coach to coach and empower them to take personal action to transform themselves and their lives.
In 2005, Murshidah was trained and certified to be a beauty workshop specialist and since then has been conducting grooming, skincare, personal care and makeup programmes to many corporations, institutions and individuals alike.. Some of her clients for personal grooming and makeup include Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Westin Hotel, Pan Pacific Hotel, Marina Mandarin Hotel, Damansara Specialist Hospital, National University Hospital of Singapore, Tawakal Hospital. Between the years 2005-2007, she has also trained teenagers from the Secondary Schools in Singapore on proper grooming and etiquette, how to gain confidence and public speaking skills as well as given talks of having a healthy lifestyle.
Murshidah plays role of businesswoman, and many more with such perfection that you are forced to admire her. It’s her passion to create a niche for herself, which keeps her going on forward on the success trail. When asked about the source of her motivation she says that “My Daughter is my source of motivation and I want to give her the best.I want to leave a legacy and empower one person everyday in my life”.She further shares “Its not necessary you are always on the success path only. Your real test comes when there is a down phase in your life and if you pass out that phase successfully then only you are the winner in real term. So never loose hope in life and whatever you do, do it with passion. Success will always follow you!”
An avid traveller and adventurer, she has explored Europe, Middle East, South Africa, USA, Asia Pacific and Australia alone on a backpack as well as with a small group of like-minded friends. Murshidah is resourceful and jovial and participants of her workshops are guaranteed of lively and fun sessions where they learn to expand their social skills and perform beauty and life makeovers. Her love for learning, colours, music, dance and movies are brought into the workshops that she conducts.
Womenlines hats off to Murshidah for celebrating womanhood in real terms in life!