Welcome and hello! I am so pleased you are here.
My name is Naomi Arnold and I dream for others.
I dream of a world:
- Where people are kind and compassionate to themselves, others and the planet.
- Where business owners, entrepreneurs and public figures courageously speak out, advocate for change, and campaign against political and social injustices.
- Where those who have a platform, privilege or wealth use these advantages to be of use to those who don’t have such luxuries.
I ultimately dream of a world where people not only think of themselves, but consciously think of others…
A world where we try to make it possible for all people (regardless of gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation or wealth) to realise their unique value and live safe, fulfilling lives.
Why have such an aspirational dream, some might say?
Because most positive changes, no matter how big or small, start as a dream. But you know that already…
Who am I?
I am an award-winning business and life passion coach, entrepreneur, writer, speaker, Engaging Women Ambassador and human rights activist. Most importantly, I’m a human who cares for other humans, just like you.
It is my mission to help big-hearted, socially conscious and purpose-driven people (aka you!) use their platform, passions and uniqueness to live and work in alignment with their values, speak up about issues and causes that matter to them, and contribute to progressing social change.
Through my Dream For Others® podcast, award-winning coaching services and programs, speaking gigs, award-nominated free resources, and academic research in human rights – I endeavour to live a life of use to others and to help you do the same.
Let’s unite in our efforts to dream for others.
My personal story
In all honesty, I won the ‘life privilege’ lottery. I was born into a middle class white family in a safe neighbourhood with access to quality education and healthcare.
My biggest worry as a child and young adult was that I couldn’t figure out ‘my purpose’. The fact that this was my chief ‘worry’ in life, I believe, is evidence of my privilege.
You see, I was, and still am, safe and happy. I married a wonderful husband, completed a psychology degree, and had a secure job with the Australian Government with friendly colleagues and a paycheck that many would envy. I also had a loving family, supportive friends, and free time for holidays and personal hobbies. Despite all these blessings though, there was a part of me that felt unfulfilled or incomplete…
I couldn’t shake this feeling. I knew I wanted to do more to make a difference in the world, but I just didn’t know how to go about it. When I went on maternity leave following the birth of my son Daniel, I remember telling myself that it was time to figure it out. I enrolled in a life coaching course, started my online business, and found myself feeling more ‘on purpose’ than ever before. This inner satisfaction was matched with outer ‘success’ too. I won awards, attracted significant media attention, received glowing client testimonials and referrals, and became booked out over six-months in advance for my coaching services.
But then a deep tension began to build within me again….
I couldn’t ‘put my finger’ on why I felt so uncomfortable (especially when attending entrepreneurial events). I was finally in a career that I loved, was witnessing my clients create lives and businesses they loved too, and was surrounded by compassionate and like-minded women who also wanted to make a difference in the world.
I once again recognised how such ‘worries’ were an indication of my privilege. I knew that many people born on the exact same day and at the exact same moment as me did not have the luxury of ‘finding their purpose’ or creating a ‘successful online business’. They were instead born into hardship and disadvantage. Some have tasted the freedoms of food, shelter and safety – freedoms I have previously taken for granted – before becoming victims of violence, discrimination, tragedy, ill health, or an injustice. And then there are those who are yet to be born into this world we are creating through both our action and our inaction.
These observations led to me pursuing my interest in human rights, attending humanitarian events, researching social justice issues, and questioning my beliefs and the status quo of our societies, including our entrepreneurial and online communities.
My experience of the human rights world was so different to the coaching and online business world! In the entrepreneurial world, there was always so much focus on ‘self’ with an assumption that this would then flow on to benefit ‘others’. In the humanitarian world, the focus first and foremost was on others, not the self. I could not help but think the entrepreneurial world had a lot to learn from the human rights world.
This is when I realised the source of my discomfort…
Sure, I was helping others – I was making a conscious effort to be of use to my loved ones, my one-on-one clients and readers of my blog. But I could do more. In fact, because of my privilege, I believed I had a responsibility to do more. I had to use my life, platform, passions, resources and strengths to be of use to those who would never have the luxury of worrying about ‘finding their purpose’ like me.
So I’ve taken the steps, one by one. I enrolled in a Master of Human Rights (which I am loving by the way!), became a certified B-Corporation, and have created a formal Give Back Policy for my business to ensure I am doing what I can to use my business for social good. I also launched a podcast where I interview people who use their platforms as a force for good to educate myself and others on how we can do the same.
Whilst undertaking research for the podcast, I watched a video where Angelina Jolie said:
When I heard these words, everything clicked into place for me. Angelina had perfectly articulated what I was feeling in my heart.
It was time to dream for others. Together, through dreaming for others, we could create this “change for the better”.
My central mission
I believe that we can use our platforms, passions and uniqueness to be of use to others and help create a better, fairer and safer world for all.
Don’t get me wrong, I still have dreams for myself – and I know you probably do too. But I also have BIG dreams for others.
For me, this involves using my life lottery, personal experience and expertise as a multi-passionate coach, entrepreneur, writer, speaker and human rights activist (and human!), to contribute to progressing social change – and to helping you do the same.
Since your platform, passions and uniqueness is different to mine, your dream for others and the way that you can help create a better world, will likely be different too.
If we look at our own individual capacity to make a difference and take action – again, no matter how big or small – it will contribute to something grander than ourselves. And I know, that together, we are stronger. Together, we can make our dream for others become a reality and see “things change for the better”.
Because at the end of the day, as CEO of the Malala Fund, Shiza Shahid says:
My professional background + experience
- A Bachelor of Psychology with Honours, a life coaching qualification and am currently undertaking a Master of Human Rights.
- Previously worked for the Australian Government Department of Health for eight years in mental health and healthy lifestyle areas. I have also briefly worked as an intern psychologist at an occupational rehabilitation firm.
- Been awarded International Coach of the Year for most outstanding certified coach with a thriving business, growing profile and leadership role in the coaching industry.
- Been named as one of the Best Sites for Solopreneurs, was a finalist for an AusMumpreneur Award, and was a semi-finalist in the Regional Achievement and Community Awards.
- Become certified as a B-Corporation – meaning that my business has been assessed against “rigorous standards of performance, accountability and transparency”, and demonstrated to be “using the power of business to alleviate poverty, address climate changes, and build strong local communities and great places to work.”
- Founded and hosted the popular Dream For Others® podcast featuring inspiring conversations with people who use their platform, passions and uniqueness to progress social change. Interviews have included multi ARIA award winning musician Ben Lee, actress and musician Bethany Joy Lenz, barrister and refugee advocate Julian Burnside, Emmy-Award winning entrepreneur Natalie MacNeil, and film producer Komal Minhas.
- Been named the first Engaging Women Ambassador For Good to help spark change for women and children in crisis.
- Been featured in copious print, digital and radio media sources including ABC News, Cleo magazine, Inspired Coach magazine, The Coaching Institute, The Huffington Post, Leaders In Heels, Success Story, Tiny Buddha and Engaging Women.
- Featured on the cover of inspired COACH magazine as International Coach of the Year.
- Coached over 70 big hearted and gifted women with glowing reviews and results on: using their passions and uniqueness to create a life of purpose; building successful and passion-fuelled businesses and platforms; and being of use to others.
- Created an award-nominated Freebies Library full of resources that helps readers create a purposeful life and business.
My professional bio
Naomi Arnold is an award-winning business and life passion coach, entrepreneur, writer, speaker, Engaging Women Ambassador and human rights activist.
She helps big-hearted, socially conscious and purpose-driven people use their platform, passions and uniqueness to live and work in alignment with their values, speak up about issues and causes that matter to them, and contribute to progressing social change.
Through her Dream For Others® podcast, award-winning coaching services and programs, speaking gigs, award-nominated free resources, and academic research in human rights – Naomi endeavours to live a life of use to others and to help you do the same.
Naomi has a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours, a life coaching qualification, is currently completing a Master of Human Rights, and is certified as a B-Corporation. She has featured in multiple print and digital media sources including ABC News, Cleo magazine, Inspired Coach magazine, The Huffington Post, Leaders In Heels, and Success Story.
You can find Naomi and her award-nominated free resources at www.naomiarnold.com or connect with her on social media via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. The Dream For Others® podcast is available via her website, iTunes, or Youtube.