Soulaima Gourani: Speaker & Author

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Soulaima Gourani is a sought after speaker, author, board member and special adviser to ministers, task forces, government think tanks and demanding private companies all over the World. One2Speak elected Gourani to be one of the best Danish keynote speakers in 2010. In 2012 she was announced as one of the Young Global Leaders by World Economic Forum and later that year named to be the chairwoman of the non-profit organisation Global Dignity. In 2013 she was announced as one of the greatest thinkers in the Nordic by Nordic Business Forum and in 2014 chosen as one of the "40 under 40" European young leaders.She was elected as a TED mentor in 2016 and was later that same year announced as one of the "Inspiring 50 Nordics" women in the tech-sector. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and their two kids.

My Goal of the Day: Is to write 10 pages of my next book, which is due Feb 15.

My Thought of the Day: Accomplishments starts with thoughts. We become what we think. I try to monitor my thoughts just like a doctor monitors your pulse/ heartbeat. My thoughts become my attitude. So, I try to think positive as often as I could.

My Action of the Day: Without self-care, nothing productive comes out of me ( or anybody for that matter). So, I start my day by meditating and being around nature.

My Deed of the Day: Typically, my daily deed consists of helping foundations / charities find new sponsors.

My Tip of the Day: Call a friend. Be close to people you love even if they live far away. Give 10 min every day to a friend or a family member.

My Pic of the Day:


The picture above are copies of a new book I am featured in.

A powerful collection of essays from actors, activists, athletes, politicians, musicians & writers. 

A Day in My Life:

What do you love most about Your City?

The weather and the people. I live in Palo Alto, California, and the community here is very welcoming and friendly.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

I am fasting every day till 10am. So my late breakfast is my favorite meal is typically something vegetarian.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – I come home from my fitness class

10:00 AM - I eat my breakfast

12:00 PM - Favorite Lunch spot/meal?

I typically have lunch at an Asian restaurant.

7:00 PM - I am out for dinner with clients, or home with my kids for dinner or on a long haul flight.

11:00 PM - I’m in bed

What drink do you need to get through the day and the end (and how many)?

I drink 2-3 coffees a day, and also a lot of water throughout the day. Sometimes, I end my day with a glass of Wine.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

I follow my friends on Instagram. I love how I can follow their Work and Passions. Instagram is my favorite app simply because it makes me feel closer to my friends.

What should everyone try at least once?

Fall in love. For real. I cannot live without love.

Where do you enjoy getting lost? I

love getting lost in Tokyo; it is my favorite City in The World.