Ruqaya Ibrahim

Ruqaya Ibrahim

Location: Oakley, CA


Ruqaya is a Certified Leadership Coach who enjoys working with individuals and teams who are longing to get unstuck and create extraordinary results.

As a Professional Certified Coach and an Organizational Psychologist, she has a deep understanding of many challenges in organizational settings. She enjoys transformation in all its forms, from having impactful 1:1 sessions with clients to facilitating experiential workshops for teams in organizations in ways that create self-awareness and take their performance and productivity to the next level.

As a coach and facilitator, Ruqaya challenges her clients and supports them at the same time through honest conversations and her warm presence. She enjoys adding an experiential learning element to her coaching, where she works with clients on cultivating a mind-body connection that shifts how they show up, the experience that they create for others, and in turn, their results.

Ruqaya started off her career as an architect at a well-established firm in the Middle East. During her experience, she was fascinated by the team and organizational dynamics in the workplace beyond the day-to-day architectural tasks. That inspired the shift in her career to Organizational Psychology and ignited her passion for coaching. She brings a global perspective to her practice, having lived and worked in the UAE, the US, and Sudan. She speaks Arabic, English, and basic French.

As a professional, Ruqaya’s experience includes 8+ years of roles in architecture, project management, consulting (Diversity & Inclusion), and organizational development, in addition to working independently as an Executive Coach and Facilitator.

Niche Areas of Expertise

  • Career Development
  • Intercultural Communications
  • Leaders in Transition
  • Women & Leadership

Industry Experience

  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • High Tech
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Nonprofit


  • English
  • Arabic


  • Columbia University - MA, Social-Organizational Psychology
  • University of Khartoum - BS, Architecture


  • AIIR Coaching Mindset Index
  • AIIR Team Effectiveness Survey
  • AIIR Dynamics 360

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