Interview with Azita Abdollahian
Azita Abdollahian was born in 1973 in IRAN, and now calls Australia home. Azita is a mother, refugee, student, businesswoman, author, speaker and the story of a miracle.
Her book ‘Breaking Free’ is her life story from when she married a stranger at 17 years old with barely a high school education in post revolution Iran. She was the target of domestic violence yet survived to become the woman she is today. Azita is a true testament to the power of woman. She has not only transformed her life and achieved the impossible but has helped countless people along her journey.
She was told “no”, she was told her dreams were impossible. Yet despite adversity, against all odds, she never gave up. Azita is the founder of Azita Academy, mind transformation and character-building school, where her student from crosses the world learn the art of living of how to be happy, successful, confident and living a life with purpose and fulfilment. She is also the founder of Shining Light Foundation a non- for-profit organization which help the homeless, vulnerable and those women who their lives have been impacted by violence against women.
Azita has received multiple awards for her achievements and contribution to the community including Citizen of the year – Mayoral Commendation Award In 2018, Women of the West: Business Category Award from Western Sydney University 2019, Woman of the Year Award: Regional 2019 and has been Nominated to receive NSW Woman of the year Award, 2019, Westfield local Hero 2020.
As a highly sought-after speaker, Azita shares her powerful and inspiring story “Breaking Free” to inspire others who face similar battles and for audiences who are in a position to create change. She brings her passion and expertise on stage on the areas of mental toughness and leadership, resilience, meditation and mindfulness.