September Spotlight: Heyam Farrington

  • Tell us about you, your experience and time in the Middle East.

I am an accomplished, versatile HR Strategic Professional and Educator with a passion for both innovation and education to bring impactful change. With a broad range of international “C” level contacts across Industries, I am collaborative, open and transparent in my approach, with a results driven focus. Building on an experience spanning over the past 20 years, I am hands-on experienced in HR Strategy and Organisational Development, and passionate about Talent Development, in particular, ensuring that organisations and individuals get real insights into best practice. I bring a unique global perspective on many industries having worked in the UAE, AMMAN and IRAQ in both private and public sector.

  • How would you describe the culture of your business?

My business is mainly based on coaching and training the leadership level, as well as one to one professional and career coaching, focused on emotional intelligence

  • How easy is it for you to get direct access to the decision makers in your company? Companies here?

Currently I am based in the UK and work virtually with the middle East, specifically my clients in the UAE, KSA and Amman. I maintain a great professional relationship with many government entities as well as semi government in Banking and Educational sectors.

  • What are your biggest challenges in the next 5 years?

To ensure keeping up with the latest trend in virtual training programmes, and educating Arabs educators on the benefits of emotional intelligence and mindfulness in schools and universities.  

  • What are the skills and competencies that you would need to train in order to meet the regions talent requirements?

Prior my move last year to the UK, I have been focusing my 3 years of work at the Emirates Diplomatic on the 21st Century Skills, which mainly covers; Resilience, Emotional Intelligence, Soft Power, Critical Thinking etc.

I am working on a new approach to mental health teaching in schools in the UAE and KSA by the beginning of 2021.

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