As a community builder expert , speaker and founder of “ The Bright Side of Life” women gatherings, Sahar Kordahi made a promise to devote her business assisting in the discovery of community building for women all over the world; As a leader and a visionary, Sahar knows that the wiser use of our capacity as women is to come together in Community to help one another thrive in our personal and business lives.
We join together not just to grow our community but to be a part of the grater shift of human history, and be a part of this global shifting and to belong to a community that is worldwide..
Sahar assists women to create powerful communities that foster personal and business growth and leadership. A Palestinian woman, Sahar lived in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan before immigrating to the Bay Area. Her life work is inspired by her late mother, Nuha Nafal, a widely respected Palestinian poet and peace activist.
In 2001, Sahar co-founded Castro Valley Citizens for Middle Eastern Awareness, a group of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish women who educated their local community about the cultures of the Middle East through personal stories and human connection. In 2008, Sahar founded the Bright Side of Life Women’s Gatherings, which bring together women of diverse backgrounds in a nurturing and supportive environment. As a speaker, Sahar shares her signature message, “I Belong.”
Sahar’s story is one of conviction, survival and strength. She is now bringing these messages to the Palestinian and Israeli communities in northern California to facilitate dialogue and encourage forgiveness and acceptance. Her goal is to help Arabs and Jews begin a process of “translating judgment into love.”
Though life had its challenges in 2007 for Sahar, she overcame all obstacles, and leapt over hurdles to educate and improve herself to a point where she lives in a constant state of gratitude. The journey to enlightenment forced her to find her true path and her life-purpose ... Sahar combined her energy and dedication towards her aspiration to awaken others. Over time, it became clearly visible to Sahar that her direction was to specialize in the support and illumination of other women.
Sahar has delivered her powerful message of “ I Belong” to women's conferences, organizations, groups, and just to name a few.
In February 2008, Sahar co-founded “The Bright Side of Life” women's gathering. "The Bright Side of Life" women's gathering is a place where women meet once a month to be celebrated, motivated and inspired....a place where they celebrate their beauty and strength as women, in all of their diversity and backgrounds.
October 2008, brought Sahar the privilege of being a participant at the Governor and First Lady’s Women's Conference headed by California's First Lady, Maria Shriver in Long Beach.
Sahar is also a proud graduate of the Simple Steps program provided by women's initiative for self employment. Her energetic presentation continues to educate her-self and motivate others to pursue their truth with zeal. Nov 17th of 2009 Sahar received an award by women’s Initiative for self employment as Women-owned business of the year for the San Ramon, Danville and Alamo Region.
2011 Sahar Participated in Global telesumits featuring Global visionaries such as Deepak Chopra, Marian Williamson, Andorra Gandy and many others and was featured in the wall street journal.
June 0f 2012 Sahar will be presenting "The Gift of Acceptance" at The Summer of Peace 2012 OPENING FESTIVAL"VOICES FOR PEACE" In Oakland, California with Marianne Williamson, Barbara Marx and many others
She spends influential time with her two daughters; enjoys walking and connecting with nature, photography, reading, traveling the world, and sharing inspirational messages at her monthly women’s gathering, “The Bright Side of Life.”