My teaching method is based around one on one telephonic based coaching sessions - usually running for 90 day programs around specific areas from health to career, bullying to relationships. My services are provided to both adults and young people. My teaching services also are based around group sessions with a full based curriculum and physical activity.
I am an anti-bullying consultant and specialist; life and health coach; public speaker; author; fitness professional and adjunct professor of Sociology and Fitness, Exercise and Sports. I have my own small anti-bullying organization and coaching business. I have published 3 books and several articles in my area of practice.
Sairah Qureshi, PhD
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With over twelve years’ experience as an academic and over eight years as consultant and specialist dedicated to improving lives of individuals through mind and body empowerment, I have established myself as viable and credible wellness and physical fitness instructor, health expert and Anti-Bullying consultant and specialist. My key objective is to provide expert coaching to help individuals cure and/or cope with their relationship to food/outlook due to stress; anxiety; personal; work; career & finance; bullying; relationships and poor management issues.
Life and Health Coach Certification Health Coach Institute
Continued Coach Education accredited from International Coach Federation
Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
PhD Sociology and Criminology (Oct 2004 – Nov 2011)
MSc Social Sciences (1997 – 1998)
BA Hons Government and Public Policy (1994 – 1996)
Teesside University, Middlesbrough, UK
HND Public Administration (1992 – 1994)
Thesis title: 'Perceptions of School Bullying and Racist Bullying in a Northern City’.
CURRENT COACHING EXPERIENCE
Health Coach Institute; 2017 – present: Health and mind empowering coaching, Total Energy Transformation Program (90 day program) one on one clientele ranging from US and the UK. Diet and nutrition coaching, developing fitness program tailored to individual client needs;
Adjunct Professor, New Jersey City University, Fitness Education and Sports Dept, 2016 – present: Consulted and coached several students suffering from social, personal and health needs and learning disabilities affecting academic performance through nutritional advice, homework adjustment and additional physical fitness instruction;
Action Against Bullying, LLC: 2015 – present: Consultancy, advising and coaching clients suffering from school and workplace bullying, developed strategies to cope with various health and confidence issues related to bullying experience;
“Embrace this program! Sairah demonstrated to me that she has the expertise to uncover areas where you can make significant improvements to your life and over all wellbeing. I give her five stars. It was well worth the time for the results I achieved” Susan, M. (NJ, USA)
“Sairah’s coaching skills are truly exceptional. I needed guidance in more than just one area in my life and with her support I was able to overcome obstacles that were stopping me from progressing and moving forward. Her upbeat and friendly manner found me looking forward to our weekly sessions and her ability to really listen and understand my problems made me feel that she was genuinely there to help me.
With a structured plan, small weekly targets and dedicated/ encouraging support Sairah has been able to get me back on track. My outlook for the future is now very positive and I will continue to have coaching sessions with her!” Amber, S. (London, UK)
CURRENT ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
Adjunct Professor: New Jersey City University, Fitness Education and Sports Dept, September 2016-present: Exercise Sports Science Major, Professor of Fitness, Exercise and Sports, 3 credit course undergraduate modules, Bokwa Dance, Bokwa Punch and Strike; BollyX and PLYOGA. Written, and designed course curriculum and to execute fitness programs blending theory and practical teaching and assessments.
Adjunct Faculty: Strayer University: October 2012-2015: Sociology Professor; undergraduate level. Teaching; faculty-student engagement; monitoring, evaluating and marking all assignments and assessments.
PUBLIC OUTREACH EXPERIENCE
President of Action Against Bullying, LLC ((concealed information) January 2015 – present: organization consisting of published research, anti-bullying training modules facilitated to school educators, parents, children and young people as workshops. Workshop and presentations conducted in NYC public and NJ schools.
Chairperson to USA for Warsi International Organization: June 2017 – present: Non-profit humanitarian based organization in Karachi, Pakistan; bullying prevention consultation to the public, advisor;
BollyX Ambassador to New Jersey: January 2018 – present: Community mentorship and brand awareness raising through events and social media. BollyX presentations, demonstrations and introductory classes;
Anti-Bullying Specialist & Consultant: NYC Teen Healthy Relationships Roundtable Network, June 2013-2015: Lead consultant in anti-bullying with intentions to contributing towards future conferences in teen abusive relationships and bullying as well as developing peer mentoring programs.
Residential Consultant Expert: Manhattan Community Board 1, NY, Youth & Education Committee, May 2010-2013: Developed various proposals, in which committee resolutions have passed and presented to the NY Department of Education.
Outreach Coordinator: Atkinson Primary School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, July 2008 – July 2009: Conducted anti-bullying and anti-racist outreach work as a volunteer with pupils’, key stage 2. Included meetings and consultations with school's parent support advisor, pastoral staff and teaching assistants. Instituted various pilot workshops
Lead workshop facilitator: Anti-bullying Alliance regional conference ‘Tackling Bullying in the Community’ - ‘Equalities and Discrimination workshop’, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, October 2009: Conducted to an audience of local authorities, organizations educational practitioners and youth community workers.
Advisor: ‘Taking Action against Cyber bullying’ - Cyber training, May – June 2009: Commissioned by EU Projects, participated in online focus group as adviser for development of training manual for European schools and families. Evaluated draft chapters of training manual (2010)
Consultant: Department for Education, UK, December 2009: Participated in National (Federal) online government consultation leading to policy change in school recording and reporting process.
Advisor: East Sussex County Council, Sussex, UK, March 2009: Reviewed and advised on Anti-bullying Strategies early draft
Outreach Coordinator: Save the Children, Brighter Futures, Middlesbrough, UK, November 2008: Conducted anti-bullying/racist outreach workshop during 2008 Anti-bullying week. Reviewed anti-racist resource toolkit for Brighter Futures, Jan 2009
• Qureshi, S.S., Ph.D. (March 2018) ‘Becoming Socially Fit; Using Group Physical Fitness to Combat Bullying Behavior’ Amazon: Create Space Independent Publishing Platform
• Qureshi, S.S., Ph.D. (April 2016) ‘Bullying and Racist Bullying in Schools; What ARE we missing?’ 2nd edition. Amazon: Create Space Independent Publishing Platform
• Qureshi, S.S., Ph.D. (April 2013) ‘Bullying and Racist Bullying in Schools; What ARE we missing?’ Bloomington, IN: Xlibris Corporation, April 2013.
Refereed Journal Publications
• Qureshi, S.S., Ph.D. (2016) The increasing vulnerability of students with special needs and disabilities who are bullied in schools! Forest of the rain productions; an educational affairs organization. Living education eMagazine. (concealed information) Spring ed.
• Qureshi, S.S., Ph.D.(2015) It’s cool to bully!! Understanding and changing the social ethos of US middle schools. Forest of the rain productions; an educational affairs organization. Living education eMagazine. (concealed information) Fall ed. XIV: 26-28 & 36.
• Qureshi, S.S., Ph.D (2015) Understanding bullying from a multidisciplinary bullying perspective and what to do next! Paper taken from International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research Studies. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Global University (Pending publication).
• Qureshi,S.S.,Ph.D. (2010) School bullying and racist bullying, who are the victims? Critical issues, bullying and the abuse of power. (concealed information) 1: 18-26.
Qureshi, S. How can teachers, guidance counselors and educators encourage the longevity of Upstander behavior in schools? Network roundtable, 2015 International Bullying Prevention Association Annual Conference, Reaching new heights in bullying prevention through empathy and kindness. Denver, CO. (Nov. 8 – 10 2015)
Qureshi, S. Understanding bullying from a multidisciplinary bullying perspective & what to do next! Paper presentation. Summer 2015, International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research Studies. Baltimore, MD. (Aug 8 – 9 2015)
Qureshi, S Understanding bullying from a multidisciplinary perspective & what to do next! Paper presentation. Social & emotional learning; teaching against ethnic difference & diversity. A guide for teachers & educators in the classroom. Workshop presentation. 2015 Annual New York Anti-bullying Leadership Network Conference. Bronx, NY (Mar 7 2015)
Qureshi, S. School Bullying and Racist Bullying, who are the Victims? Second Annual Global Anti-Bullying Conference ‘Bullying and the Abuse of Power’, Prague, Czech Republic, (Nov 5-7 2010)
SEMINAR AND WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS
Qureshi, S. Parent Guest Speaker: Your Child and You!!! How AWARE IS the Awareness of Bullying?? Edison, YMCA, Edison, NJ (June 17th 2017)
Qureshi, S. Workshop Facilitator: Prejudices, Discrimination and Racism in Schools; Are Challenges Being Met? Association of Student Assistance Professionals of New Jersey Annual Conference; Long Branch, NJ (Feb 8 – 10 2017)
Qureshi, S. Guest Speaker: Turning Your Passion into Your Career!! Rahway High School, Rahway, NJ (Sept 2016)
Qureshi, S. Guest Speaker: Why Difference Should Be Celebrated; Pascack Hills High School, NJ (Oct 10th 2016)
Qureshi, S.S., PhD Panel Speaker: BRAVE Annual Anti-Bullying Conference; United Federation of Teachers Organization HQ, New York, NY (May 13th 2016)
Qureshi, S.S., PhD and Rady, A., PhD Workshop facilitators: Bokwa Dance, Bokwa Punch & Strike and Bolly X 97th Annual Convention. New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Long Branch, NJ (Feb 21-23 2016)
Qureshi, S.S., PhD Conference Organizer and Workshop Facilitator: NYC Teen Healthy Relationships Roundtable Network, Second Annual Anti-Bullying Conference; (May 2014)
Qureshi, S. Workshop facilitator: Racism Sunderland university conference. Sunderland, UK (Oct 2009)
Qureshi, S. School bullying and racism Northumbria university student led seminar presentations; Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK (Mar 2009)
Qureshi, S. Understanding the Perpetrator Northumbria university student led seminar presentations; Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK (Mar 2009)
Qureshi, S. Racist bullying and ethics of working with young people. Guest seminar presentation: Sunderland University, UK (Mar 2009)
Qureshi, S. Bullying and racist bullying in schools Guest speaker: North East Anti-bullying Alliance, term meetings. Durham, UK (Sept 2008)
Qureshi, S. Life as PhD researcher Guest speaker: Sunderland University, UK (Oct 2007)
Qureshi, S. Racist Bullying, Guest lecture: Northumbria University, (Mar 2007)
INTERVIEWS AND PRESENTATIONS:
Guest Speaker: Anti-Bullying “Where no dreams are left behind” Polk Publishing Magazine launch, Baltimore, MD (Oct. 18th 2015) During 2015 National Anti-Bullying month.
Interview by MSPY with Dr. Sairah Qureshi, President of Action Against Bullying, LLC; June 2017;
Rockland World Radio, NMS Youthology Hour (Rockland County, NY): March 18th 2015;
Bradford Asian Radio, “From Bradford to Bollywood” with Saby Khan October 2017, December 2017, Bradford, UK; April & May 2017 via Satellite;
Forest of the Rain Produtions; An Educational Affairs Organization. “Interviewing Dr. Jennifer Fraser”; March 2017
Awareness Week with DJ Cisco on The DJ Cisco Radio Network, LLC – “Bullying”; March 2017
Forest of the Rain Productions; An Educational Affairs Organization. Living Academic Research, “Perceptions of School Bullying and Racist Bullying in a Northern City” July 2016;
Forest of the Rain Productions; An Educational Affairs Organization. 3 Questions, “The Culture of Bullying” September 2015;
Rockstar Parents and Teens (New Westminster, Canada): April 7th 2015;
Lead Emcee: Amneal Pharmaceutical. July 23rd 2016, Metropolitan Club, NY, NY;
Roshni Media Groups “The Inspirational Achievers Awards” May 29th 2015, Taj Pierre, NY, NY;
Term meetings with North East Anti-bullying Alliance Organization, September 2008 – 2011
Monthly meetings with NY Manhattan Community Board 1, NY, Youth & Education Committee, May 2010-present
Quarterly meetings with NYC Teen Healthy Relationships Network, June 2013-present
Attended, advised and organized conference (Graduate School Committee) for NE and Yorkshire Hub, UK Ph.D Grad. Programme Poster competition, Northumbria University, UK, March 2006.
Awards: Awarded first prize - NE and Yorkshire Hub, UK Ph.D Grad. Program Poster competition - (Leeds University) May 2005;
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND CERTIFICATIONS
November 2010 Project Management, Cosensa, Newcastle, UK
October 2012 Bokwa Fitness Dance Level 1, Long Island, NY
January 2013 Bokwa Fitness Dance Level 2, Manalapan, NJ
December 2013 Bokwa Fitness Dance Level 3, San Diego, CA
September 2014 Bokwa Punch and Strike (specialized certificate), Newcastle, UK
March 2014 Tabata Bootcamp, Saddlebrook, NJ
April 2014 RIPPED, Saddlebrook, NJ
February 2015 BollyX, New York, NY
April 2015 DASA Certified and Violence Prevention Training, Nanuet, NY 2015
August 2015 Bokwa Fitness Dance Level 4, Elmira, NY
April 2016 PLYOGA, Aston, PA
June 2016 BollyX LIT, New York, NY
April 2015/2017 CPR/AED Certification, Oradell, NJ & Online (Red Cross)
June 2017 Bokwa H20, Edison, NJ
August 2017 Bokwa Fitness Dance Level 5, Latham, NY
September 2017 AFAA Group Ex. Fitness Certification (Online)
FITNESS AND DANCE EXPERIENCE
• USA Palisadium Spa and Fitness, Cliffside Park, NJ: May 2017 – Present, BollyX
• USA Palisadium Spa and Fitness, Cliffside Park, NJ: September 10th 2017 Children’s Cancer Charity class BollyX
• YMCA Edison, NJ: May 2016 – Present BollyX; Bokwa Punch and Strike
• Curve Your Body, Emerson, NJ: November 5th 2016 BollyX
• Raritan River Festival, Boyd Park, New Brunswick, NJ: September 25th 2016, BollyX; September 24th 2017, BollyX
• Indo-American Festival, Boyd Park, New Brunswick, NJ: August 11th 2016, BollyX; August 12th 2017, BollyX
• American Woman Fitness Center, Westwood, NJ: February 2015 – present (co-teaching, subbing) BollyX
• Progressive Dance Studio, Engelwood, NJ: March 2015 – present (co-teaching) BollyX
• Feminine Fitness, Hackensack, NJ: April 2014-present (subbing) Bokwa DL 1, 2&3; BollyX; RIPPED
• Strive, Health and Fitness, Saddlebrook, NJ: September 2013-present (subbing) Bokwa DL 1&2
• Club Fit, Teaneck, NJ (sub): April – June 2013; Bokwa DL 1
• Nyemcheck’s Dance Centre, Pearl River, NY: April 2013; Bokwa DL 1
• Dance Education Unlimited, Tenafly, NJ: March-April 2013; Bokwa DL 1
• Hackensack Hospital, Hackensack, NJ (Introduction classes); March – April 2013; Bokwa DL 1
OTHER RESEARCH WORK EXPERIENCE
Director of Research and Management: Mona Shah and Associates (Law Practice), New York, NY, January 1999 – September 2004
Research Assistant: New York University, New York, NY, (Prof. Wolf Heydebrand) August 2003 – September 2004
Research Assistant: Princeton University/North-western University, (Prof. Bruce Western) New York, February 2004 – April 2004
Research Assistant: Center for Advanced Social Science Research: New York University, New York, (Prof. Dalton Conley) June 2003 – August 2003
ACTIVITIES AND SOCIETIES
US Consultant and Action Against Bullying in partnership with Bullying Intervention Group, UK;
Residential Consultant Expert to the Manhattan Community Board 1, NY, Youth & Education Committee;
Anti-Bullying Consultant and Specialist to the NYC Teen Healthy Relationships Roundtable Network;
Associate Member of Anti-Bullying Alliance Organization (ABA);
Member of Northumbria University Student/Staff Liaison Committee (2005-2007);
Member of Northumbria University Graduate Society (2005-2009);
Journalist, Northumbria University Magazine- "Nuff Said" (1992-1994).
Amy Meltzer Rady, Ed. D. (Supervisor)
Chair and Associate Professor
Fitness, Exercise & Sports Department
NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative
New Jersey City University,
Jersey City, NJ
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Dean Seda (Wellness Director)
1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison NJ 08820
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Professor Peter Francis (Principal Supervisor)
Associate Dean for Learning, Teaching and the Student Experience
School Executive, Arts and Social Sciences
Northumbria University, Lipman Building
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST, UK
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Dr. Jamie Harding (Second Supervisor)
Senior Lecturer in Research Methods
Dept of Arts & Social Sciences
Northumbria University, Lipman Building
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST
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Mehreen Shah, Esq. (Former employer)
Attorney at Law
Mona Shah and Associates Global
232 Madison Avenue. Suite 1001
New York, NY 10016
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Dr Sairah is a great coach!! She is highly professional with an accuracy and precision that will take you to the next level. She is highly recommended and super passionate about her work. I wish her all the very best.
Dr. Sairah is a powerful coach and an intuitive listener. She has a great knack for listening and understanding what you want from her coaching. She had a wonderful understanding of human nature and a fantastic philosophy on life. When working with people she helps you work through the process of getting to the source of your problems or worries in a thoughtful and encouraging way. I respect Dr. Sairah for her great empathy and action-oriented coaching, with a nice touch of humor.
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