“Painting with music calms my mind when I feel stressed.”
Please introduce yourself to our readers.
I am Fatemah Alothman, fitness instructor and founder of We Rebel Society concept. The brand includes active wear, products and a lifestyle.
Tell us about your education.
I completed my degree in computer science and programming then switched to sport science from Global Council of Sport Science.
Tell us about your career journey.
I started my professional career and became a specialized sports trainer in the year 2012 from studying, attending sports conferences, training workshops and expanding my intellectual and practical work for this aspect. I chose this field to develop the idea of society in terms of health and sports in an innovative and motivational way and to change people’s lives for the best.
How do you manage your time? Describe your average day.
Time is precious, particularly when it comes to running a small business and I am making sure to engage in activities that support my business goals, both short- and long-term.
I usually start my work at 10 am, and plan it very well to make sure I complete the most urgent work. First of all, I do everything relating to my clients from the appointments, dates and times of training and my group classes. Then I use allocated time to hold important meetings of interest to my work. Finally, I spend the evening doing something I love, including study and reading.
What is your biggest strength?
My biggest strength is my creativity and personality skills and the flexibility to handle life changes.
Do you have any weaknesses?
My weaknesses is over-thinking how I can be successful in my field and the difficulty of absorbing the amount of information, especially as I want to work in something very good and of a high quality. But, over time and with experience, my thoughts have changed and my confidence has increased.
Have you made any mistakes that have made you stronger?
Yes, I made a lot of mistakes in my life and I lived in a cycle of reprimand. In the end, I accepted those mistakes and I sought to reform myself. I found many beautiful solutions and it was a wonderful move for me because I learned the meaning of tolerance and acceptance.
What have been the biggest challenges you’ve faced during your career?
My resignation from a government job and a steady salary for a freelance job was fraught with risks. Of the few opportunities I have had, self-reliance and income instability have been a big challenge. I have learned how to seize opportunities to maximize my success.
How do you stay motivated during challenging times?
I always remind myself to stay happy no matter what I go through because we all struggle sometimes.
What do you do to relax?
Painting with music calms my mind when I feel stressed. Travel always renews my thoughts and my soul.
What has been your proudest moment so far?
My resignation and work on my company. Every charity event I do for children or charities makes me happy and grateful of the achievements that help people to develop their lives for the best.
What is your biggest fear?
My biggest fear is disease. I also stress over everything and lack of creativity. To care for health and quality of life, body and soul is my priority.
What is your favourite quote?
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” – Muhammad Ali
Name one item in life you can’t do without.
Love for me is the most precious thing in the world. Do everything in love.
Best advice you have ever taken?
“Follow your heart, Dear.”
Share three books on your nightstand.
– Hippie, Paulo Coelho
– Rage Becomes Her by Soraya Chemaly
– The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
In your opinion, what are the three keys to success?
1- Invest in yourself
2- Work smart
3- Never give up
What is next for you? What would you still like to achieve?
The next step will be full of success and achievements. There will be a huge jump in my business. I am currently working on highlighting my brand and developing my business with the opening of my sports company.
I intend to complete my studies in sports nutrition and business to develop my work skills. My ambition is to reach global and spread the best services ever.
What advice would you give to young women starting out in their career?
Trust your vision, ambition and your family. Family is everything and they will be your biggest supporter when you convince them about your career vision. Find the people who will support you in each stage of your career and will respect you. They will be your guide when you suddenly feel confused about the path you’re taking.
How does it feel to be a CP Woman of Substance?
I am honored to be part of a team that works for such great events. I’m grateful for the selection, thanks for this wonderful opportunity.