Author of Immigrant: Courage Required

About the Author

Golara Haghtalab is a multidisciplinary creative, business coach,​ and author of​ the book​ Immigrant: Courage Required. As part of her creative engagements, Golara has facilitated several community art workshops and given speeches at Creative Mornings and local design gatherings. Haghtalab holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia and a Master’s in organization development from American University.

In the midst of the ​2020 social justice movements that were filled with voices wishing to be heard, Golara was inspired to share her own voice in her memoir Immigrant: Courage Required. As an immigrant from Iran, Golara wanted to share her story of change and adaptation because she thinks everyone can learn something from immigrants about accepting what is, letting go of what isn’t working, and starting anew.