Metamorphosis Coaching was founded in November 2020 with a mission to close the mentoring gap in the Muslim Youth Community.

As children and adolescents navigate their journey to adulthood, those with mentors are more likely to engage, volunteer, and lead. But, with one in three young people reaching age 19 without ever having a mentor of any kind, more must be done to meet the needs of young people.

This mentoring gap has consequences to young people, their communities, and our country. The presence or absence of a consistent, caring adult could mean the difference between a young person thriving as a student or dropping out, contributing as a citizen or engaging in unproductive behaviour, pursuing one’s dreams or disengaging from society.

Fatherlessness is also a growing problem in Australia and the Western world. Compared to 40 years ago, two and a half times as many children live without the presence of a father at home, which puts more children at risk for having fewer adult, male role models in their lives.

The benefits of mentoring can be seen across many facets of an individual’s life, including better attendance and attitude toward school, less use of drugs and alcohol, improved social skills and interactions with peers, more trusting relationships, better communication with parents, and an increased chance of continuing on to higher education.

The team at Metamorphosis Coaching comprises of both a male and female mentor, Faz Rana and Jahida El-Assaad. They are a team of husband and wife, two teachers, a father and mother who are passionate about supporting both teenagers and their parents to form strong, positive relationships.

Jahida aims to coach and mentor young girls and women about the importance of self-love, self-worth, self-forgiveness, self-awareness and to break the toxic generational cycles and to support mothers in raising children from a conscious parenting perspective.

She endeavours to educate females on setting healthy boundaries, unlearn toxic patterns of thinking and behaving and empower them to break free from any limiting beliefs to live a fulfilling, purposeful life.

Faz aims to be the mentor and role model to hold young people accountable, boost their self-esteem and to give them a sense of purpose and direction. Most of his work will involve addressing ‘toxic masculinity’ and the gender stereotypes of being ‘masculine’.

By helping young men and boys understand that they don’t need to conform to archaic, aggressive stereotypes of masculinity, we can reduce antisocial behaviour, mental health struggles, suicides, gender-based crimes and domestic violence.

Through a unique and inspirational process Faz intends to equip boys with the tools and opportunities needed to prepare them to become great men.


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