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It isn’t that often that you meet a person who sticks in your mind forever. It’s especially rare when you didn’t actually “meet” the person, but only saw her speaking on stage at a convention. That’s how I “met” Manal Fakoury. I knew instantly that she was a woman of influence and drive…that was 10 years ago, and I wasn’t wrong!

Dr. Manal Fakhoury is a pharmacist…and a Wife…and a Mother to 5 children…and an Entrepreneur…and a Leader.

Her Life story is much more than is captured in the podcast interview. She is dedicated to world peace and to teaching leadership to young people all over the world. Fakhoury Leadership Institute is the brain child of Manal and her children….they birthed the idea at a convention, walking from building to building, and carried the concept to fruition. All of Manal’s children are involved in their Mother’s vision.

A birthday gift to her husband turned in to a Journey for her and her daughter, Nawal. A Journey, you’re wondering? YEP! Trekking to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro!! And, as often happens in Manal’s life, the Mount Kilimanjaro experience took on even more meaning when she and Nawal became involved in “The Climb of Hope”.

Listen to this fantastic story of synchronicity and providence!

Manal Fakhoury shares with listeners the joys and disappointments she has experienced in living her Second 53 Years!

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