Published on How to Reach Your Potential
By Alex Rascanu
Toota Nihal Hassanien, program manager for CivicAction’s Emerging Leaders Network, took part in the “How to Reach Your Potential” initiative, a series of 100 interviews with leaders who inspire Alex Rascanu and whose insights can help you reach your potential.
Toota Nihal Hassanien is currently the Program Manager for CivicAction’s Emerging Leaders Network. Combining her unique skills of project management, facilitation and her lived experiences, Toota works to support diverse leaders cultivate their potential and to create meaningful community impact.
Alex: What are the three things you’re most passionate about?
Toota: To me, something that you’re passionate about is something that you invest in consistently.
I am deeply passionate about writing. I write when I’m overwhelmed, overjoyed, when I feel hurt, when I’m sad, if I need to reflect, and when I’m proud. When I put pen to paper, it creates this beautiful opportunity to make sense of all the blessings happening around me, while creating something timeless.
I’m passionate about my family. I have a very large family – I’m one of 8 kids, and have a handful of nieces and nephews. Over the years, I’ve come to realize that they are the greatest gift I’ve been given. We laugh together, grow together, and support one another. I learn so much just through watching them grow.
I am also passionate about learning. There is nothing more fulfilling then trying a new activity, learning a new skill, learning from the experiences of others, or reading a book and having your mind blown. One of my goals is to learn something new every day. In order to do this, you have to be open to it and be present
Read the full interview here.