I’m Layan Mhanna, a life coach in Dubai. I work with clients from all walks of life and from all over the world.

But they have one thing in common – they’re looking for change, just like you are.

As a Positive Psychology Practitioner, I take a supportive approach to help you break through the clutter in your mind, and create the joyous and resilient life that you desire.

I live with my best friend, my husband and we dream of taking care of a Golden Retriever someday!

What You Can Expect From Me

As a life coach using evidence-based Positive Psychology interventions, I provide the space you need to explore and then get clarity on what you want. Together, we’ll chart your course, check in with your self-confidence, get connected to your inner strength and most importantly, I’ll serve as your accountability partner as you move forward to a happier life.


  • BA in Psychology
  • Certified Co-Active Life Coach from The Coaches Training Institute
  • Certified Applied Positive Psychology Practitioner from The Flourishing Center
  • Certified Confidence Coach from The American Confidence Institute

My Favorite Tip

I frequently ask myself the question “What is it that I need right now?”

Sometimes the answers are about fixing my posture, drinking more water, taking a small walk, shutting down my PC, or even watching something funny.

This question helps me get present and take care of myself better.

Try it for yourself and see what shows up for you!

Why life coaching in Dubai?

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.”  Marianne Williamson

The first time I read this quote, I cried. It was during one of my training courses. The facilitator looked at me and asked me to read this quote out loud to the whole group. As 30 faces turned around and looked at me, I gasped. Every word struck a chord in my soul. It was as if this quote was designed to wake me up from this fear I had of showing up as my best self.

I struggled with my self-confidence at a very young age, and it continued to impact my life. It was hard for me to connect with my strengths, values and my inner wisdom. It was as if my inner critic hijacked me for a really long time to the point I thought my inner critic really was me!

I used to prioritize meeting other people’s expectations before checking with myself and my priorities. I questioned my self-worth, rarely followed my heart, and made fear-based decisions or choices that pleased others. Even though I was confident in some areas, my whole confidence as a whole needed a reboot.

Reconnecting with my self-confidence was not an overnight miracle. It was much like signing up at the gym. The transformation did not happen overnight, and the moment I got lazy, I relapsed. It was as if I was training unused muscles. I got demotivated for not seeing instant results and inconsistent when I got tired.

However, stepping into my confidence came from questions I asked myself such as: Who am I not to be brilliant? Happy? Successful? Fabulous?

Claiming my confidence impacted my life tremendously. It affected my love life, my body, my career and my relationships.

This is why coaching work is so important to me. I love supporting my clients in their personal journeys in stepping into their joy, assertiveness, and professional & personal wellbeing.



Life Coach and Psychology Practitioner, Dubai.