Born with an innate passion for personal growth, Bello Group Founder Ruqaya Ali Merza is a motivational speaker, a life and energy coach, and a women’s rights advocate. She developed her passion and love for coaching through the traumatic experiences she went through, starting from a childhood with divorced parents, the death of her parents, her divorce, and losing custody of her daughter.
Ruqaya chose to help people gain clarity of their goals and values by creating an open and safe space for people to clarify intentions, explore possibilities, and clear obstacles, making impossible dreams a reality in their careers and in their lives. With a desire to expand her reach and impact, Ruqaya Ali Merza founded the Bello Group, a platform aimed at promoting personal growth, holistic wellness, and transformation. Through her group, she offers a wide range of resources, including online courses, coaching programs, and workshops, all designed to guide individuals towards realizing their full potential and living authentically.
Ruqaya’s message of self-empowerment resonates with people from all walks of life. Through her captivating speeches and seminars, she has touched the hearts of thousands, igniting a spark of motivation and self-belief within them. Her ability to connect with individuals on a deep level, empathize with their struggles, and provide practical guidance has made her a trusted confidant and mentor to many. And her influence extends beyond the stage and coaching sessions. Through various charitable initiatives, she has supported causes that align with her mission of empowering individuals, fostering education, and uplifting disadvantaged communities.
Ruqaya has also become a vocal advocate for women’s rights and empowerment in Bahrain and the Gulf region. She has served on the board of directors of the Bahrain Businesswomen’s Society, the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Supreme Council for Women, which advises the government on policies related to women’s issues. In addition, she has been recognized for her work by numerous organizations and institutions. In 2012, she was named one of the 100 most powerful Arab women by Arabian Business magazine; in 2016, she received the Women’s Leadership Award from the World Women’s Leadership Congress; and in 2019, she was honored with the Bahrain Award for Entrepreneurship.
Moreover, one of Ruqaya’s most notable initiatives is the Women Power Summit, which she founded in 2018. The summit brings together women from Bahrain and the Gulf region to discuss issues related to women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship. The inaugural summit featured Queen Rania of Jordan, as well as other notable speakers, and was attended by over 500 women.
Her profound commitment to empowering individuals is driven by a genuine desire to make the world a better place. Through her wisdom, guidance, and unwavering belief in the human spirit, she stands as an embodiment of resilience, hope, and personal transformation.
In a recent interview, Ruqaya said, “I believe that my success is not only mine, but also belongs to all the women who have supported and encouraged me along the way. I hope to inspire the next generation of women to believe in themselves and their abilities, and to never give up on their dreams”. And indeed, Ruqaya’s work has inspired many women in Bahrain and beyond to pursue their dreams and break gender barriers.
Her coaching sessions are often described as inspiring, energetic, and transformative. Life coaching fulfills her purpose of helping others become empowered in their lives, see their light, and listen to their inner voice. To know more about Ruqaya visit her website www.ruqayaalimerza.com