On this edition of Behind-the-Show, we catch up with the host of Linazher ma3 Mouza (Grow with Mouza), Mouza Alhameli to unveil some exciting details about her, the podcast show and how it has helped her professionally and personally.

Linazher ma3 Mouza, which debuted in November 2019, is an Arabic podcast produced by the Amaeya Media Network that has achieved record-high listenership and love from its community. The show aims to help companies and individuals flourish in their day-to-day lives, discussing themes like wellness, mindfulness, positivity, and more.

If you could rename your show to anything else, what would you choose for your podcast?
I would keep the same name.

Your profession (aside from being a podcast host)
Life Coach, Trainer and Speaker

What was your motivation to start a podcast?
To share my journey of self-love and acceptance with the audience, to fulfil my dream of meeting inspirational people who motivated me during my journey, and to engage with them in an in-depth discussion about self-love.

How has having a podcast helped you or your business?
It introduced me to a bigger audience from all over the world, and this helped me in my coaching business. It also got me an offer from the recently opened Dubai-based New Media Academy as they liked my podcast and found it very professional and unique.

Top three things you love about doing a podcast?
Time spent during recording, preparing the subjects and the guests list, and my team.

What three words best describe your podcast host personality?
Spontaneous, authentic, genuine

Is your podcast host personality different in any way from your real life?
Yes! I’m maybe more serious in real life.

What are your current favourite podcasts?
Abajoora and Thartharaa

What would your #1 advice be for someone who is looking to start a podcast?
Come up with a theme and make a list of a variety of subjects you’d like to cover before starting to record. Think about your message and your audience. And then use social media channels to promote your podcast.

If you could have dinner with one person right now, who would it be? What would both of you eat?
Oprah Winfrey and I will eat salad and salmon.

What’s your most memorable facepalm moment?
When I laughed out loud in one of my episodes when I was speaking with Master Waleed Hashim.

What gets you out of bed each morning?
My work as a life coach, trainer and content creator.

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Cake :(

What is the first place you would travel to once the restrictions are lifted? Why?
The Maldives...I love this place as it calms my mind, inspires and recharges me. I love the ocean and its sound, fresh air and sunsets.

What’s your video meeting attire?
Very formal dress with long sleeves, and sometimes abaya and hijab.

What are you currently binge-watching on Netflix?
I don't watch Netflix! To be honest, I'm a movie-addict! If I get a Netflix account, I will not do anything else and watch movies all day. So on purpose, I haven't signed up for a Netflix account!

If you were to write a book about your life, what would its title be?
The Muzz Kingdom!