Teach ~ Inspire ~ Empower

Kathryn Jones is the author of “Step Up. Embrace The Leader Within” a book dedicated to supporting Muslim women discover their inner leader and step up in every aspect of their lives.  

I have just finished 'Step Up'. I feel humbled, hopeful and connected. It is beautiful.  

It is everything the universities don't have and more. It's stunning, radiant, exhilerating, profound, and contains so much of what I've been searching for all my life.  

May Allah help more women to tap into their inner wisdom, intuition and strength that God has blessed us all with, with this insightful, vulnerable, and truly compassionate book.  

Janine Allison Hood, Australia  

Her Mission

Kathryn’s mission in life is to make a difference in the world of Muslim women and lead them from oppression to success and purpose in life. She is particularly passionate about addressing the ‘tough’ subjects such as depression, child abuse, domestic violence, bullying, abusive parenting and other topics that are often swept under the carpet. Although she would love to change the lives of every individual touched by these experiences, she realises that to fulfil this mission she needs other Muslim women to be successfully doing this work. To build a revolution of Muslim women coaching Muslim women she established the annual ME First Summit and her own online marketing program especially to fast track their success.  

She loves to bust the stereotypes people have about Muslim women just by being herself and supporting other Muslim women to follow suit. It is possible for every Muslim woman to be a part of the solution by embracing the leader within them. Kathryn’s program Step Up: Leadership For Muslim Women helps Muslim women take charge of their lives and live purposefully. 

Kathryn is a sought after speaker on the following topics:

Embracing The Leader Within

Inspiration for Muslim women to step up into the best life they can lead with passion and purpose despite the oppression and challenges they face.

Entrepreneurial-ship For Muslim Women

As the workplace becomes harder for Muslim women, more are seeking to work from home. This key talk is to inspire and encourage Muslim women to be strong & influential leaders in business.

Parenting For Paradise

We are all shepherds of our flock and the most important flock are our children. Understanding what is required to have our important work as parents accepted by Allah is critical to Parenting For Paradise.

A Message From Kathryn

I am a white, Anglo Saxon, 7th generation Australian woman. And I am a Muslim!  

I often burst peoples misconceptions about Muslim women and Islam just by being present and engaged in the community like anyone else. I have the unique perspective of having lived on both sides of the fence, as a white Aussie and as the 'other', a Muslim woman.  

Putting a simple piece of cloth around my head as a part of following the value of modesty required in my faith totally changed the perceptions of the people around me. This simple piece of cloth, a scarf bought for $10 from K Mart perhaps, changes everything. Apparently I now no longer speak English, have a brain or belong in Australia. Comments like 'go back to your country', 'you speak good English dear' and 'terrorist' become a regular conversation with complete strangers. Suddenly I am required to justify my existence in my own country in order to console and comfort the fears of the Australian public, when once I could get on with my own business, I am now required to be 'at service' to 'please explain' at every corner.  

As an entrepreneur, I have participated in many business related workshops across Australia and at the conclusion of the event had other participants tell me how eye opening and relieving it had been to meet me and see Islam and Muslims from a 'real' perspective. It is my hope through being more engaged with the greater Australian community by speaking at events and through the media, that this relief can be extended to more people to counter the message of fear that is being constantly propagated globally.  

The theme of the work I do online with Muslim women is "Embrace The Leader Within" - Ending the Oppression of Muslim Women. Everything is focussed on helping Muslim women step up as leaders in their life, to end the oppression they experience because they are a woman, and Muslim.  

The other side of ending the oppression of Muslim women is the education, stereotype-busting message to the general public about who we really are. What better way to do that than have a true blue, dinky die Aussie woman, who happens to be a Muslim woman wearing her scarf from KMart, speaking up and blowing those stereotypes out the window?

About Kathryn

Kathryn Jones is the author of Step Up. Embrace TheLeader Within, a book dedicated to supporting Muslim women discover their inner leader and step up in every aspect of their lives.  

She is the founder of the Beautiful Muslimah Academy, the annual ME First Summit and the Great Ramadan Giveaway. She is known internationally as the Peaceful Parenting Coach, as well as a Business Performance Coach for Muslim women who wish to build a six-figure business in twelve months. Her primary focus is on supporting Muslim women to step up and embrace the leader within themselves so they can take charge of their lives, rather than have life take charge of them.  

Kathryn’s mission in life is to make a difference in the world of Muslim women and lead them from oppression to success and purpose in life. She is particularly passionate about addressing the ‘tough’ subjects, such as depression, child abuse, domestic violence, bullying, abusive parenting and other topics that are often swept under the carpet. Although she would love to change the lives of every individual touched by these experiences, she realises that to fulfil this mission she needs other Muslim women to be successfully doing this work. To build a revolution of Muslim women coaching Muslim women, she established the annual ME First Summit and her own online marketing program especially to fast track their success.  

She loves to bust the stereotypes people have about Muslim women just by being herself and supporting other Muslim women to follow suit. It is possible for every Muslim woman to be a part of the solution by embracing the leader within themselves. Kathryn’s program Step Up: Leadership For Muslim Women helps Muslim women take charge of their lives and live purposefully.  

She also has a vision to build a Muslim parenting revolution where children are brought up with loving connection to their parents so that they meet their full emotional and intellectual potential to be strong and resilient leaders of the future. She established the Peaceful Parenting Inner Circle to support sisters in parenting their children. 

Rayesa Gheewala

"Working with Kathryn has transformed my life with profound shifts in my thinking. I have been able to be so present, calm and connected to Allah that it feels it's just Him and me. So I can conquer any challenge that comes my way. I feel His guidance in every step I take with full confidence. That means not having the fears I did before of people and circumstances and that there are no limits except the ones I put on myself. Kathryn's leadership and dynamics of the support group have brought me closer than I ever imagined to my Creator. I've been her student for over two years and am so grateful Allah brought us together."

 – Rayesa Gheewala, High Performance Coach, USA

Robina Kauser

"Such valuable information every woman needs to hear to master their emotions."