Soulaima Gourani


Soulaima Gourani the CEO and co-founder of Happioh, a Silicon Valley-based software company disrupting the virtual and hybrid meeting industry.

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One-on-one Sparring

“If you are in the market for a sparring partner who will pat you on the back and tell you what you like to hear, then I am afraid that I can’t help you” – Soulaima Gourani.

“Don’t be defined by what you didn’t know or didn’t do. You’re deciding your life right now.”

Soulaima Gourani can help you to figure out what matters. She is known as “The Silicon Valley Life Coach” with The Scandinavian heart. Soulaima has been rewarded as one of the most significant leaders in the world several times. She is sharp as a knife and not do not sugarcoat anything. In 2020 she was even recognized as one of the 30 people to watch by Thinkers50. 

Having her as your coach can help you see and leverage strengths that you already have but that you may be underestimating. And she can help you get clearer about your goals and dreams, and about what you’re capable of doing in order to achieve them. 

Soulaima Gourani cuts through the crap!

Good sparring is about getting qualified input, new inspiration, and specific tools. A sparring process can have a long or short duration—it is about enabling you to perform at your best as a leader no matter what challenges you are facing. A right sparring partner is necessary for you to develop optimally.

Soulaima Gourani can help you live your life with integrity and get the best out of all situations you are in – even if they are painful. 

You need someone who can surprise you with unexpected and different views on your situation, someone who can make you leave habitual thinking and daily operations behind to turn your focus toward the more important long-term strategic goals—for you as a leader and for the company as a whole.

“In the process, we will take a closer look at your self-image and deal with bad habits, self-sabotage, bias, values, and your missions. I will ask all the annoying, relevant, provocative, and politically incorrect questions that you have gotten used to not asking yourself anymore. 

You don’t pay me to get a pat on the back. Therefore, you will get a down-to-earth, crystal clear, and sometimes quite a harsh description of how to move the company to the desired future situation, which likely will require a bit of digestion and legwork in the organization.”

“I take off the kid gloves when I am sparring with a business leader to quickly move beyond your reflex-based objections and get into the heart of the problems—where you really can push yourself and the company to a higher level. In this process, I am your online coach, mentor, provocateur, anarchist, and initiator. 

Afterward, you will feel more free, inspired, and energetic. You will be a more reliable and more trustworthy leader. You will have gained new knowledge, new angles, and contagious energy that you can transform into real changes and measurable results!”

—Soulaima Gourani

How the individual sparring is structured

The role of a sparring partner requires excellent personal involvement and focus. Therefore, Soulaima only offers to act as the private sparring partner for three leaders per year. This way, you will be guaranteed to receive her full attention and the best-qualified sparring. A sparring process is individually designed to match your needs and your company’s current and desired future situation. We start with a personal conversation where the form and scope of the process are laid out. 

Soulaima helps you analyze and better understand your challenges, and together, you find the right way to get you where you want to be both personally and professionally.

See examples of cases and one-on-one sparring testimonials.

Structure and investment

A process typically takes between three and nine months.

The process includes the following:

  • An intro meeting (20 min)
  • Specific assignments (ten)
  • Online phone meetings with Soulaima Gourani (approx. ten hours)

Make your investment in yourself today: Buy 1:1 coaching here

Any questions? contact Soulaima to book an intro meeting (free).

See references from clients who had sparring sessions with Soulaima Gourani

Listen to Harvard University Podcast with Soulaima Gourani to find out how YOU can archive your highest potential.

We look forward to hearing from you. Only buy this sparring if you’re willing to set aside all excuses! 

Do you think it is too late for you to “peak”? Read her interview with NY Daily News; 

Any questions? contact Soulaima at to book an intro meeting.

See references from clients who had sparring sessions with Soulaima Gourani

We look forward to hearing from you. Only buy this sparring if you’re willing to set aside all excuses! 

NB; extra fees for strategy work, tests, meetings with staff, etc.

Clients: DONG Energy, News Corp, Diageo, Fiducure, FLSmidth, Experian, and TED.


“Our last sparring session was great, although I’m sure you know that. You’re amazing. I can’t imagine there’s a Danish (or American) lecturer – or manager, for that sake – who wouldn’t gain a lot from sparring with you.”
Lone Thier
Lecturer, Denmark

“I wholeheartedly recommend sparring with Soulaima. She has an impeccably ability to see where you are in your process and help you take the next step from there. Soulaima’s main strengths are her energy and her ability to think big on behalf of her clients. I’ve made a lot of progress, both in terms of my personal life, but also in terms of what I thought was professionally possible. She isn’t scared to scare her network either, which is a gesture that goes much further than the traditional coach-client relationship. A session with her will leave you happy and full of energy. And thank you for our last sparring session! It made it much easier for me to find the energy and start in the right place.”
Many more testimonials