- Results-oriented coaching
- Helping you create the life you deserve
- NLP Master Practitioner
- Passionate entrepreneur
Dris is a Moroccan-born entrepreneur, passionate explorer, and dedicated life coach. He grew up surrounded by his parents, two younger brothers, and a menagerie of pets. His childhood was filled with wonderful memories like summer trips to the family beach house where he first fell in love with the ocean.
Before his devotion to helping others through his coaching, Dris was an excellent Project Manager and a talented Art Director, working in top agencies over 10 years of his career. Known for his analytical approach and creative mind, Dris led the way in innovating new business solutions and product development, always delivering over and above any expectations.
As a competent specialist expert, Dris had a fantastic ability to plan and manage big projects with ease. He is a natural leader and is and was respected by both his colleagues and superiors. Known for his entrepreneurial spirit, his passion for exploration, eagerness to learn the tools to harness personal development, Dris’ natural progression flowed effortlessly into Life Coaching.
After studying advertising and design, Dris worked as an art director, designing brand identities and marketing campaigns for clients in the worlds of fashion, education, and entertainment. A few years into his career, he set out on a backpacking adventure that brought him to the next stop in his journey: Sweden. Dris explains what happened next:
“The move from Morocco to Sweden was one of the most interesting and challenging experiences I had ever faced. In a new city and a new job I was confronted with my expectations for myself, for others, and for this new country. I was forced to reconsider my life and start learning once again.
Settling into my new life proved difficult. I was chasing things that never seemed to come and somewhere along the way, I forgot to live in the present moment. I wanted to be successful, make a lot of money, and be popular among my friends and colleagues, but I neglected my mental health. I attached my sense of worth to material things, and I forgot about real relationships. I lost touch with myself and drowned in a sea of anxiety. I was stressed, unhappy, and always worried about what might go wrong. It’s not surprising that I became depressed.”
When Dris reflects on those years, he recognises that what helped him move through the pain was a strong will, a healthy mind, and a willingness to accept what was taking place. He began incorporating meditation and regular physical activity. He also sought professional help and guidance for personal development.
“I found that the only way to get past my situation was to keep moving forward, both mentally and physically. I had to continue with the objective of improving my self-awareness, developing my talent and potential, removing my limitations, and overcoming my fears.”
Sensing it was time for a change, Dris went back to school, seeking opportunities to learn and develop his career. He started a company called Surf&Yoga, dedicated to connecting aspiring surfers, yogis, and instructors around the word. Inspired by his own experience, he also decided to pursue his lifelong interests in personal development and human behaviour, and become a certified Life Coach.
To date, Dris has earned certificates from Global NLP Training for Life Coaching, Social & Emotional Intelligence Coaching, and Motivational Coaching. Combined with his natural talent for connecting with people and making them feel at ease, Dris provides an authentic and comprehensive approach to achieving a healthy, happy, and balanced life.
Psychiatrist Viktor E. Frankl said, “When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.” Individuals who work with Dris learn to change their patterns and re-teach their brain to focus on the good instead of the bad, to see opportunity where others see challenge. Dris has witnessed these changes firsthand, both in his clients and in himself, and he’s dedicated to sharing his knowledge to help people achieve a better life.
“Today I feel very balanced in my life. I’ve developed healthy routines and am loving my roles as both CEO of Surf&Yoga and as a professional Life Coach. I’m doing what I love, and the satisfaction I get is seeing tangible, positive results in my clients’ lives.”
“If your ship doesn’t come in,
Swim out to meet it.”