Manal can be described as an Ollin, Illuminator, and Cross-Pollinator. Her list can also include connector, influencer, scientist, philanthropist, inspirational speaker, coach and mentor. Her aspiration is to add value to others. An accomplished toastmaster, storyteller, humorous speaker and activist.
Manal represents confidence, leadership, success, and is an example of the power of action. Her cross-pollination methods and approaches allow her to apply lessons in a unique fashion, allowing youth and adults to achieve greater breakthroughs in personal development.
As an elevating speaker, Manal continues to challenge her students, clients and audiences to think and ask good questions. Through her speaking and vast experience, Manal inspires us all to reach our full potential by making decisions and taking action. Her mantra is Make it Happen! Manal leaves her audiences informed, empowered and ready to take action. She has a straight forward approach that you won’t soon forget.
Manal graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S., and from the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy with a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree. She completed a clinical residency at Shands Hospital. After completing her residency, she accepted a position as the Clinical Coordinator at ORMC where she is currently working. She earned her MBA degree from Webster University and earned the Most Outstanding Business Student Award. She launched Fakhoury Leadership International, a multi-generational personal development company, in 2013 with a mission to uplift people. She is married to Dr. Riadh Fakhoury, a Chiropractic Physician, and has five beautiful children.
Manal’s civic engagement and a large part of her identity includes serving on several boards: United Way of Marion County, YMCA Executive Board, President of Marion United Toastmasters and Founder of Toasting Ocala Toastmasters, Suntrust Bank Board of Directors, Co-Director of CDI, IFBP, USCEO, ING Trustee, Rotary, HUGS Charities Inc., BNI and Chairwoman of United Voices for America, a civic engagement organization working to increase the participation of people of color, minorities and youth in the political process.
What others are saying about her:
“Modest and soft spoken, Manal is known for her energy, enthusiasm, thoughtful intelligence, humility, devotion to God and family, focus and determination; all qualities that took her to the top of one of the highest vistas in the world: Mount Kilimanjaro in 2014.”
Kim Sandstrom - Theatre Coach
“Dr. Fakhoury is an impactful and inspirational speaker. Her message on the importance of investing in personal development had a remarkable influence on me. Her combination of insight, motivation and humor had the audience on the edge of their seat. I can only hope that I have half of the impact on my local community that she has on hers. She is truly an inspiration.”
Troy Ismir, MS - Wellness Coach and Motivational Speaker
“It warms my heart and inspires my soul to hear you speak. Always a treasure.”
“Your speeches always have an uplifting and eye opening message. I always like to listen to your speeches.”
Deana Lindsay - Toastmaster
In a Nutshell:
Manal is an inspirational speaker, storyteller, executive coach, certified hypnotherapist, mentor, philanthropist, investor and pharmacist. She enjoys traveling, exercising and personal development.
Person of the Year
Pharmacist of the Year
Women of Distinction
Women of Influence
FPRA Communicator of the Year Award
District 84 the JC (Joseph Calvin) Williams Spirit Award