Sara is a member of Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), a qualifying registered psychotherapist by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of ontario (RP-Qualifying), a member of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS), author, professional certified life coach, and a grief recovery specialist.
Sara has overcome multiple life challenges on her personal development journey: moving halfway around the world to a new country with a different culture at age 35, losing both of her parents, going through a divorce, and risking it all to switch careers and start her own business.
Sara has been featured on Rogers TV, the Nikki Clarke Show, and in Shahrvand, IranStar and Tehranto Magazine. She has shared her life story in her memoir, Little Sara of Tehran, which was published on Mother’s Day in 2021. After years of working as a certified coach, helping individuals face their fears, rediscover their authentic selves, and build healthier relationships, Sara pursued her educational development to become a Counselling Psychotherapist. She has dedicated thousands of hours working with immigrants to help them integrate into their new culture and move forward with clarity and confidence.
Sara has a passion for adventure, her active lifestyle coming from her childhood as a competitive gymnast. She loves trying new things and exploring new places: skydiving, scuba-diving, snowboarding, swimming with sharks and stingrays, extreme ziplining, running a marathon and much more along with a few broken bones to go with her adventures…but that hasn’t stopped her!
When she’s not doing anything crazy, she reads, networks, hikes, works out at the gym, and plays tennis. Her love of travel and learning about different cultures has taken her to many countries around the world. From travelling to Mexico on her own to Nepal with a client and to Europe with friends, Sara has experienced the magic of human connection and the desire to have a sense of belonging.
She has combined her passion for travel with coaching, creating retreats where like-minded women gather and work to shed the masks they have allowed the world to place upon them and unveil their true selves. Sara believes it takes courage to be you, to be true to yourself and to live a life you love!
When Sara Rahimi was a teenager living in Iran’s capital, she dreamed of a life where she could do or be whatever she wanted to. She longed to become like Oprah and Ellen: free, powerful, and inspiring. Instead, she lived in an atmosphere characterized by fear and terror – one where Morality Police monitored her every move, and gendered cultural norms determined her life’s path. She once begged a male friend to jump out of her family’s second story window in order to avoid harsh punishment from the police for an unauthorized co-ed after-school hang-out.
Flash forward to today, and Sara lives in a new country and finds herself voluntarily jumping– out of a plane rather than a building. From skydiving to a career change, Sara has finally become everything she’s ever dreamed of in her new homeland in Canada. Still, Sara can’t shake the feeling that she does not fully belong in her new world and that something is missing.
In Little Sara of Tehran, she learns to overcome her past, and move forward by trusting her instincts, following her gut, and transforming her deepest grief into her life’s greatest purpose.
Co-author of Who’s Going to Stop Us Now?, inspiring stories written by 15 unstoppable women.
In her chapter, Flight of Courage, Sara Rahimi chronicles her road to independence, as she copes with losing both her parents, moving to a new country and putting herself through school. Today, Sara is a certified Life Coach who uses her own experiences and trained expertise to empower her fellow woman.