We had the good fortune of connecting with Nora Alwah and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nora, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
That the more congruent I am, the more successful business I have.

Every time I’ve not fully listened to my intuition, there has always been some type of backlash. Something became suddenly more complicated, or I perhaps started feeling resentful at someone as I was not honoring myself.

On the other hand, every time I have dared to fully listen and maybe invest in myself in ways that I didn’t think were possible, my business has always grown tenfold.

So my practice is to ask myself the question: “Is this truly in congruence with me?”, and pay attention to the ways my body speaks, and honor the response.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I provide psychotherapy, coaching and education services for marginalized beings, particularly the BIPOC, queer and immigrant communities.

My clients are n’betweeners, meaning they don’t belong here nor there. As n’betweeners we manage multiple identities at the same time, and are constantly told that we’re not enough. We belong in the spaces in between.

My mission is to support n’betweeners see their worth by reclaiming their innate power. I believe that when we fully acknowledge our worth, we can create radical change. It’s our gift.

Clients find me because they see a part of themselves reflected back by me. They often find relief in being seeing in their complex multiple identities.

I am the only therapist in the area that holds these intersecting identities: queer cis-woman of color and immigrant, that speaks French, Danish, English and Spanish with a Muslim background.

One of my most recent achievements was to speak at TEDxCU on “Reclaiming Our Power. Making Ourselves Seen.”

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Start the day with breakfast at Alpine Modern, or make brunch at home, eat on the balcony overlooking the mountains and go get coffee at Trident. Drive up to the mountains, and go on a hike one of the trails upFlagstaff. And if we have a lot time bring them to my favorite spots in Crestone and enjoy a dip at Valley View Hot Springs.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Lisa Dion, without a doubt.

Lisa is my clinical supervisor and mentor. She is also an author and the founder of the Synergetic Play Therapy Institute.

If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t have the business I have today.

One of my favorite quotes from her is “Nothing is in the way. Everything is on the way”. This helps me redefine the inevitable challenges that come along as an entrepreneur.

I am forever grateful for Lisa’s wisdom.

Website: www.noraalwah.com

Instagram: @noraalwah

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-3Zh2MeA3IPncyGGXSnGgg

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