Nazim Rashid is a Life Coach, Professional Motivational Speaker, Radio Talk-Show Host, Author and Personal Development Specialist
Nazim Rashid has been helping communities, organizations and individuals regain their sense of power, control and self-esteem since 1978. His emphasis has been to raise the self-esteem, self-image, self-confidence and optimism levels so their goals can be realized. His particular interests have covered a wide array of fields. He has served the community as a Counselor in the fields of mental health, substance abuse and the previously incarcerated. He has served as a Youth Trainer in the areas of Conflict Resolution, Listening & Communication Skills, Drug Recovery, and Peer Counseling. Nazim has also served as a Teacher for the severely emotionally disturbed adolescents, autistic children and adults. He has additionally served as an Educational Consultant, working with organizations and schools, empowering staff, students and community members to realize their higher potential. Nazim went from a childhood of suicidal fantasies from emotional neglect and emotional bullying from family members to drug abuse in his adolescent years to drug dealing to suicide attempt to drug addiction to homelessness, transitioning to becoming a (Healthy, Practicing, Universally Loving) Muslim, completing a 12 Step Program, to Conflict Resolution Mediator, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselor, to Program Director of Adult and Youth programs, to Community Activist, to Educational Consultant and Workshop Facilitator, to Teacher, Personal Development Specialist, to Author, Life Coach and Talk Show Host.
Youth, who have completed their program with Mr. Rashid, have continued with their newly established educational goals to finish College and work in some capacity of community service. They have testified that because of what they have experienced, their life will never be the same and they must live a life of service to others.
The site Author's Den has my book included at this link:
I am a contributing writer for a very popular online personal improvement website, Selfgrowth.com. I have published articles there. Go here: - Find Articles. After you read them, click the Like button and leave a comment.
This is an inspiring book (Reconnected), about how we can reconnect with our past, our personal growth, self esteem, and how we can overcome our inner voices that stops us from self-realization of achieving our potentials. Well written, organized, and easy to follow. One of the best books I’ve read in this area. –SSK
I host an internet radio talk show every Saturday morning called the Reconnected Show. - I interview guests every week addressing the various themes which mirror the chapters in my book. My guests are various professionals in the mental health, parenting, drug abuse, personal development, child development, relationship, and motivational fields. All the themes are positive, thought provoking, insightful and life building. Join us and listen and/or contribute with comments and questions by calling at the time of the show 1-347-994-2524. You can listen live online, participate in the chat line and post questions to the guest. When you go to my show page link below you will see the correct time for your area. All shows are archived on the show site so they can be listened to at any time and downloaded to anybody's hard drive, at no cost. Donations are encouraged for this Global Ministry, spreading the message of hope and promise to those who thought it wasn't possible for them. Please help this effort by clicking the DONATION button below as I provide FREE THERAPY to our global community. If you would like to one of my sponsors relieving some of the financial burden of producing this show, please contact me.
I am also a professional jazz saxophonist since 1967. I have worked with some of the world's greatest jazz masters such as:
Eddie Harris, Eddie Henderson, Hank Jones, Arthur Prysock, Richard "Groove" Holmes, Carl Burnett, Billy Higgins, Pharoah Sanders, Richard "Muhal" Abrams, Odean Pope, Jimmy Smith, John Handy, Mary Stallings and many others.
I have an extensive history mainly in the San Francisco Bay Area. I played with the San Francisco Big Band for 13 years; performed with my own group (The Nazim Rashid Sextet) and is currently performing with my quartet (The New Renaissance Quartet aka Nazim Rashid & New Renaissance) in the Phoenix, AZ area.
I recorded a new age CD release -Erin Jacobsen's "Hour of the Pearl" on Ursa Minor Records and a CD Released under my name in 2002 entitled "REMEMBRANCE" on Presto Records which can be purcashed on my jazz link mentioned below.
I also toured with the Coasters and the Drifters in the late 70's - Here is my jazz link: