As a child, what did you want to become?
When I was kid, I wanted to be a lawyer up until I learned how lawyers actually spend their days and quickly realized that career might not be for me.
Your best experience as a leader:
I was in-house leading marketing for a wellness organization and the company was moving their HQ and laying off 90% of the workforce. I worked so hard to transition my team with grace and kindness—helping to ensure they all landed safely in new roles. It was a tough moment, but we did it with integrity and I have maintained those relationships to this day.
Nº1 Free time activity:
I’m OBSESSED with my plants. My oldest and biggest is named Herm and he is a gorgeous split-leaf philodendron. When he grows a new leaf I legit feel like a proud mom.
Amina AlTai is a holistic leadership and mindset coach. She is the first social entrepreneur to successfully create a methodology that supports the health of a business and its people at the same time. Prior to coaching, Amina worked in marketing and brand management both on the brand and agency side. She started her career at Cartier and then went on to co-found a marketing agency where she worked with emerging brands in beauty and wellness. Eventually, selling her share of the business, she went in-house to Spafinder and Bliss Spas, respectively, leading their marketing efforts. Over a decade in marketing and grappling with a fast-paced career and two autoimmune diseases lead Amina to burnout. In hopes of healing her own life, she sought training in nutrition, fitness, coaching and mindfulness and her goal became to teach others how to balance a thriving career, body and mind. She takes a mind, body and business approach to coaching—examining any blocks in the mindset, what our body needs for us to be successful in work and in life, along with the strategies and tactics we’re using in our work to help us and our bottom lines thrive. Progressive companies such as Deloitte, Y&R, Outdoor Voices, NYU and HUGE have partnered with Amina. She’s an Entrepreneur Magazine expert-in-residence and writes for Thrive Global, MindbodyGreen, Entrepreneur and more.