About Dr. Mensimah Shabazz

Dr. Mensimah Shabazz, PhD is a Transformational Coach, Teacher and Author. She embodies wisdom from different traditions and is committed to helping women own their power in their relationships and life.

A native of Ghana, Dr. Mensimah Shabazz holds a master’s degree in Transpersonal Studies from Sophia University and a doctorate in philosophy and religion (Women’s Spirituality) from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She is also an adjunct professor at a local community college. She believes in creating a safe environment for individuals and groups to cultivate a soul-based practice that is empowering and authentic.

Mensimah brings a wealth of knowledge–life experiences, cultural background, education, and professional expertise, and teaches clients how to balance life issues that lead to self-healing, self-understanding and self-transformation. Mensimah uses a non-traditional approach, which allows clients to de-story and bear witness to the stories they tell others about themselves, consequently revealing their true potential as women of power and grace.

Mensimah Shabazz believes in a world where women live authentic, impassioned lives—where each woman is able to leverage power in their personal leadership choices. Mensimah calls this “the dignity of being.”


Societal norms have taught and set expectations on what women need to do to be “good,” and “successful.” In our worldview, we often see men being given a platform to generate power by default. Women, on the other hand, experience challenges when they attempt to transcend their personal leadership and power. This is so, because the structure in place blocks that advancement, and therein lays the inability to leverage our power easily and fluidly. The premise for women’s empowerment lies with our ability to define our personal leadership values. We leverage power by balancing being a leader with being in partnership with others and self.

Mensimah believes that to transform, we (women) must engage fully the four levels of our existence—spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical levels, integrate with outer, cultural and societal experiences in order to balance and leverage power in all our relationships and experiences.

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