What is SEA? 

SEA stands for Self Empowerment Academy. This academy provides life coaching to Iranian women  who are refugees in the USA, Canada Europe or another country want to empower themselves, clarify their new life, and to become the best version of themselves, learn and practice self-awareness, become more confident, and create a successful future for themselves and their family.   

My Story

Hello, my name is Dr. Fariba Parsa, I am the founder and CEO of Self- Empowerment Academy especially designed to empower Iranian women refugees.


I was born in Iran but I left the country when I was 17 years old. I became a refuge in Denmark, learned Danish and studied at university, got my Master Degree in political science and a PhD in sociology. I was elected to several Danish national organizations as board member worked with human/ women rights, and democracy.

I was honored to be accepted as visiting post-doctoral fellow at Harvard university in the USA, worked at George Mason University in Virginia as assistant research professor, be Farsi instructor, become the founder and president of nonprofit organization, Women’s E-Learning in Leadership, and work as nonresident scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington DC.




It is difficult to change the country, learn a new language and become an active citizen in the new country. I know you, who read this text , can also be successful in your life. I believe the first step for empowerment is when we have the courage to know ourselves, our values, and be responsible, and committed to win over circumstances.

All my life I focused and still focus on learning and growing, empower myself and helping other women to empower themselves to make a positive change in their own life, their families, and in their community.


Your friend,

Fariba Parsa


Our Academy

Online Course

  1. Introducing and Practicing Mindfulnessand meditation
  2. Discover Your Values
  3. Discover Your Strength & Talent
  4. Clarify Your Vision and Your Goals
  5. Cultivate Self-Compassion
  6. Mastering Your Thoughts/ Self-Talk
  7. Your Personal Strategic Plan of Action

Self Empowerment guided book for the online course

The guided book include chapter for each session, questions and links to more studies

Book: Wise Quotes and Questions

You read less and think more: Only one quota each day and think how it resonate to your life. Here is a link to the book on Amazon:

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My Journey in America

Some people are not kind to themselves. They focus to their mistakes and faults and use their time to criticize and judge themselves. “How to love yourself” is the title of a chapter written by Louise Hay’ book, The Power Is Within You. She has developed step list to begin loving yourself. Here is a summary of the list:

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Every road is sometimes filled with obstactes and defeat but those are just stepping stones to enable you to go a little further. Stay patient. Your way may be hard right now but don’t give up or let go. Hold on, and travel that road to your dream.

( Esther Ouellette)

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“First organize the inner, then organize the outer…. First organize yourself, then organize others.” Zhuge Lian

The Conscious Mind is the Editor, and the Subconscious Mind is the Writer.”

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