Dr. Fatima Al-Balooshi

Explores Thriving in Government

Dr. Fatima Al-Balooshi invites you to explore thriving in the government sector, as she is the longest-serving female minister in the Kingdom of Bahrain. In this lesson, you will learn about how to negotiate, win allies, and build with a purposeful vision.

MAsterclass Details

About this Masterclass

Instructor Name

Dr. Fatima Al-Balooshi

Total Runtime

2 hrs 10 min 5 sec (10 lessons)

Dr. Fatima was the Kingdom of Bahrain’s longest-serving female minister, and the first minister to simultaneously oversee three portfolios – Social Development, Health and Human Rights. She was the Minister of Social Development and was the former acting Minister of Health of Bahrain. She was awarded the Bahrain Medal (First Degree) by HM the King of Bahrain. She presently serves as the CEO of White Palm and Chairman of Bahrain Trust Foundation. She is a passionate humanitarian and an active advocate for women’s rights and community empowerment. Forbes named her the fourth most influential woman in government in the Middle East.

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Meet Dr.Fatima Al-Balooshi

1:29

This class leads you through the Playbook of Dr. Fatima Al-Balooshi, as she explores how you can thrive in governmental roles. Dr. Fatima was the Kingdom of Bahrain’s longest-serving female minister, and the first minister to simultaneously oversee three portfolios – Social Development, Health and Human Rights. She was the Minister of Social Development and was the former acting Minister of Health of Bahrain. She was awarded the Bahrain Medal (First Degree) by HM the King of Bahrain. She presently serves as the CEO of White Palm and Chairman of Bahrain Trust Foundation. She is a passionate humanitarian and an active advocate for women’s rights and community empowerment. Forbes named her the fourth most influential woman in government in the Middle East. In this class, she shares her experiences with us to pass on advice to the future generations taking up roles in government with the intention to succeed and create value through their work.

1. The Journey

16:44

Step into the story of the longest serving female minister in the Kingdom of Bahrain - Dr. Fatima Al Balooshi. Education has been a central part of Dr. Fatima's story. Gain a deeper understanding of why she values education and her journey towards earning her PhD.

2. Finding your Calling: Serving Your Nation

14:42

Understand the roadmap of being recognized for a role in government and the process of getting nominated and transitioning into this public service role. Dr. Fatima shares her experience of being recognized as an educator and how the opportunity made its way to her as she focused on the work and contributions she wanted to make to the nation and its people.

3. Two Sides of the Same Coin: Leadership & Resilience

20:30

Breaking traditional moulds and leading with impact takes grit and fortitude. In this lesson, listen in to how Dr. Fatima stayed motivated and driven to achieve her goals and build a formidable career in Government managing 3 portfolios as she additionally took on Human Rights. She built resilient teams with a strong foundation to be able to do it all.

4. Aligning with your Team: Finding Purpose Working Together

22:19

Dr. Fatima Shares why it has always been important to her to get her team and colleagues (and even family) buy-in and align with them so that they champion initiatives together. Realise how you could do the same. By successfully leading multiple teams at the same time Dr Fatima discusses the building blocks for leading a team well, including honest communication, sharing credit, building trust, allowing for failure and paying attention to the needs of individual team members.

5. Navigating Crisis: Standing Tall Against Adversity

22:07

Dr. Fatima shares how to lean into a leadership role in a time of crisis and make decisions with a clear mind, how to heal divisions and focus on problem solving. In the time of crisis, Dr. Fatima was called upon to manage a second portfolio as Minister of Health.

6. Dealing with royalty, foreign Delegations, Ministers and Dignitaries

9:31

How do you walk, talk, charm, greet, guide Royalty? Here's a sneak peek into some important notes that you should take into consideration to make a lasting impression.

7. Budgeting and the Art of Lobbying

10:31

Dr Fatima discusses what you need to include in a comprehensive ministry  budget, how to figure out how much money you can have and how much you can spend and the different ways you can go about managing it efficiently. She also deep dives into the art of lobbying and how it can serve the goals you've outlined to be achieved. Hear of her successes in this space.

8. Renewal: Managing Well-being and Work-Life Balance

7:05

Duty to your nation, in a high-pressure environment, can be challenging. Recognize how you can be present for your family, your ministerial responsibilities and most importantly for yourself. Dr Fatima illustrates why recharging is essential for leadership, especially for solving complex problems and making high-stakes decisions with a clear mind.

9. The Legacy: Ending Your Term with a Lasting Impression

4:04

In this lesson, we take you through the final days leading up to the end of Dr. Fatima Al Balooshi's longest served term as a Minister. Take cue from how she left a lasting legacy

10. Dear Future Ministers...

6:28

For anyone who dreams of becoming a minister someday, Dr. Fatima provides words of wisdom and encouragement on the importance of civic leadership and how one can get involved. Dr. Fatima offers a call to action, encouraging you to get involved in politics and start making a difference.

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After this class you’ll be able to…

Recognize the key elements of dealing with royalty and other dignitaries.
Demystify ministerial roles & be motivated to serve in government.
Visualize a clear path to leadership and make your mark.
Find purpose within your governmental role to drive impact.
Navigate how to win allies & work with difficult colleagues/management.
Foster relationships and leverage them to network successfully.
Create an abundance mentality that supports physical, mental and emotional growth to establish better work-life balance.
Turn ‘no’(s) to ‘yes’ to manage obstacles in implementing new ideas and change.
Evaluate a blueprint or action plan for growth as you climb up the career ladder even when navigating motherhood.
Influence people while being humble and empathetic to rally team support and step up as a leader