Spotlight

February 2021 Spotlight: Sajini Ayer Learning & Development Manager for Al Bukhatir Group

Tell us about you, your experience and time in the Middle East.The words that best describe me are passionate, creative and adventurous. I am from India and have been living in the UAE for about six years now. My expertise lies in learning and  development, organization development and employee engagement.…

December Spotlight: Priya Vijayakumar Credibiz Consultants

Tell us about you, your experience and time in the Middle East.Moving to the Middle East was never part of the plan but looking back I am glad it transpired that way. I arrived 22 years back, right at the cusp of an economic boom, to a region that was…

October Spotlight: Murad S. Mirza Global Thought Leader Dubai

1.Tell us about your professional journey in the Middle East and how has it enriched you professionally? My first engagement in the Middle East was as a tourist to Dubai in 2004.  I enjoyed the hospitality of a vibrant community that was in love with its nomadic past, captivated with…

July Spotlight Ron Thomas Strategy Focused Group Dubai

Tell us about your journey in the Middle East I have been living in the ME now for approximately 5-6 years.  I left New York City where I managed Xerox HR Talent Solution for the consulting side.  Arrived in Riyadh, SA as Chief Human Resources and Administrative Officer.  From there…

June Spotlight Debbie Nicol business en motion

The person behind ‘business en motion’ With formative years spent in my native Australia, adventure was in my DNA. Some would describe it as youthful stupidity yet I always yearned to push my limits. Being at one with nature was central to all that I achieved along the journey from…

May Spotlight: Wendy Shaw mBrain Dubai

Tell us about you, your experience and time in the Middle East?I arrived in Dubai in October 2000 from the UK.   I spent 6 years with InterContinental Hotels Group: Hotel Training Manager at Crowne Plaza Dubai, then Area Training Manager for UAE & Qatar.  I loved the role and then when…

April Spotlight: Ian Berry Possibility Activist & Co-creator Strategic Heartistry

This year I’m celebrating 30 years as a mentor for business leaders focusing on personal and leadership development. For 28 of those years I was also a professional speaker. My peak years in terms of activity were 2005 through 2015. In those years I spent a lot of my life…

How to Keep Sane During Corona Javier Bajer

Communication \ Be your own Editor-in-Chief, proactively deciding what type and source of information you are going to pay attention to. You already have unlimited supply of content, so it is your job now to focus on who you trust to tell you what you need to know. Obsession \ Once you…

March Spotlight: Andy Lopata Leading Business Networking Strategist

Tell us about you, your experience and time in the Middle East I've been working in the field of networking and professional relationships for over twenty years now. I originally joined the business network that my father had founded in 1998 and we then sold our interest a few years later…

Connect to Disconnect Daniel Goleman and Josh Freedman in discussion

In the chaos of contemporary life, how do we maintain connection to self and others?   Is it enough to “unplug” once in awhile?  We are constructing a “new normal” – what are the internal and relational skills needed to thrive in these times of disconnection and connection? Daniel Goleman and…

November Spotlight: Debbie Dowling Learning and Development Dubai

Tell us about you, your experience and time in the Middle East. 14 years ago, I left my home country; Ireland as I wanted to experience living and working within different cultures and diverse backgrounds. I have lived in 11 countries in total; Brazil, South Korea, Maldives, the US, and…

Spotlight October 2019 Colin Johansen Executive Coach Dubai

CJ you wrote for us some years ago re your experience in the UAE and described then your work in Saudi.Tell us about your experience and time in working in Saudi Arabia all those years? Having worked in the UAE as an Executive Coach since 2006, I was approached in…