What can you do if you are surrounded by health issues - including your own - and when someone you've worked closely with and admired has suddenly passed away from heart failure? Find out how Nicole Van Hattem - health and wellness personal and corporate warrior - took matters into her own hands by firstly leading the wellness shift in her own life to inspire others to make the change in themselves.
What does feeling like a ram versus a sheep have in common with talent development and leadership? Find out what it means to Rachel Petero, talent transformation expert and coach, and how she has utilised this understanding to shape her unique and successful offering to blue chip and entrepreneurial organisations across her native New Zealand, as well as Qatar and the UK.
How does cartoon character Rin Tin Tin and finding a chick egg shell as a child shape a highly successful journalistic career? Find out more about award winning Al Jazeera International news anchor and correspondent Nick Clarke, whose role has taken him on many world-wide adventures to places not many would go. Find out how he has lived according to what he is passionate about, creating much awareness about environmental issues to support positive and sustainable change on a global level.
How do expeditions to wild and far-flung places in the world contribute to our health and leadership development? Julie Lewis proved how it supports our well-being, especially after leading over 50 expeditions in over 20 countries, including journeys to the Arctic and Antarctica, most notably with groups of female cancer survivors. Find out more about how she has taken men and women on life-changing challenges and transformation.
Rachel Anastasi started a number of successful businesses and established a wellness centre well before the age of 30 whilst also significantly contributing to charitable organisations as a founder, event manager and provider of services. Find out what drives Rachel to live a courageous and purposeful life as a coach, trainer, author, mentor, speaker and trailblazer on a mission.
Ben Croft is the president of the World Business and Executive Coach Summit and co-founder of the Coach Master toolkit as well as the CEO of the Executive Coach MBA. He is also an award-winning marketer. Ben has over 4,000 coaches as clients from 149 countries and his annual event in 2014 attracted over 14,500 business and executive coaches. Ben works firsthand with the world’s leading experts in the coaching industry including Marshall Goldsmith, Seth Goden, John C. Maxwell, Brian Tracey, David Allen, Karen Kimsi-House, Vern Harnish, Sir John Whitmore, Michael E. Gerber and heads of the largest coaching organisations in the world.
Ann De Villiers is an experienced human resource leader with a successful track record of over 20 years in the HR business particularly with KEO International Consultants. Ann currently leads KEO’s global human resource enterprise and is responsible for driving workforce strategy across KEO’s diverse human capital including talent acquisition, development, rewards, and HR governance for over 2,500 employees. Ann is a passionate, inspirational leader having years of experience successfully implementing centers of excellence within KEO.
Rama Chakaki is the co-founder and CEO of Dubai based Baraka Ventures. Rama’s passion is to promote a collaborative approach, invest in social enterprise, use technology for social development and nurture a generation of social entrepreneurs among youth and women in the Arab world. Find out more about her inspiring story focused on creating significant positive change in this week's podcast episode.
Arul Subramaniam is the co founder of Brainobrain Kids Academy. Brainobrain is an organization that started in Chennai over 12 years ago and now has a presence in over 25 countries with more than 2,000 teachers and over a 100,000 children go through its programmes. Brainobrain was created to nurture and support children to sharpen their mind skills. Arul heads the research and development as well as designs its syllabus and curriculum for the children. He also facilitates mind training programmes and public workshops for teachers, students, parents, managers and business leaders around the world. He is passionate about enabling and empowering people.
Maeve Galvin is the co-founder and managing director of Apple Tree Nursery, with a reputation for delivering excellence in child care standards in Qatar. As a parent of three children, Maeve recognized that a child’s nursery environment is a huge stepping-stone for both parents and the child. So Apple Tree Nursery was born out of this thought as she recognises the need for a different standard of nursery within Qatar.
Sonia Choquette, is a celebrated author, teacher, and transformational visionary guide. She’s an enchanting storyteller known for her humor and skill and quickly shifting people out of their difficulties into a healthier energy flow. She’s the author of 19 internationally bestselling books about intuitive awakening, personal and creative growth and the transformational leadership capabilities that reside within us all. Sonia is inspiring a global consciousness movement around her belief that as human beings, we are divine beings endowed with powerful senses to guide us through life. She was awarded the Leader of the Year by a Global Holistic Psychology Association.
Nigel Risner is a respected author, television presenter and prolific speaker. As one of the youngest CEOs of the financial services company in the city of London, Nigel knows business and more importantly, he knows what it takes to lead a successful business. He is also the author of The Impact Code and It’s a Zoo Around Here: The New Rules for Better Communication which literally transforming lives around the world.
Kasia Wezowski is co-founder of the Center for Body Language, one of the world’s leading body language training centers, for businesses with 50 representatives across 15 countries. She is the executive producer of the award-winning documentary, Destressed, which won two best documentary awards in 2011. Currently Kasia is working as co producers and creator of the soon to be released movie entitled, Coaching.
Sue Knight is author of bestselling book and winner of Business book of the Year award ‘NLP at Work’. Sue is a consultant to leaders in business around the globe. She is a renowned NLP trainer, author, coach and speaker.
Sue’s mission is to support leaders in business to make a difference, not only in their business, but also in the world at large by living out values such as truth, integrity, learning, commitment, fun and love. She is passionate about enabling people in all parts of the world understand and learn from the differences that make each culture so very special.
Dr Sepehr Tarverdian, has brought some of the world’s foremost successful international speakers such as Dr John Demartini, Brian Tracey, Jack Canfield, Allan Pease to the Middle East, and namely Iran where he is based. He is passionate about the development of people and making a difference in the world through his own international speaking business based on bringing out the best in people and organisations. Be inspired by his story in this podcast.
Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al–Khalifa is CEO of Qatar Development Bank, a leading investment and financing body driving the growth of Qatar’s private sector. He has been a long-term supporter of entrepreneurship and the advancement of leadership, which he believes is critical to ensure the successful achievement of Qatar’s 2030 ambitious national vision. Abdulaziz shares his experiences in relation to the opportunities and challenges in relation to these areas in this week’s podcast.
In this episode we interview Joe Pane, a hugely successful trainer, coach and facilitator based in Australia working with the renown Coaching Institute of Australia who works with leaders, business owners, consultants and coaches. He is also a human behavioural specialist and shares his insights into what drives both positive and fearful human behaviour and how we can become incredibly empowered in all areas of our life.
In this episode we speak with Ghada Zakaria was the first Emirati to gain both accreditation and certification as a Professional Co-Active Coach from the well renowned Coaches Training Institute. Ghada’s mission is to connect people, to always find the common link and bridge cultures, thinking and ideologies.
In this episode we speak with Dr. John Gray, author of the number one bestselling book of the last decade “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus”. Dr Gray shares how leading with an “open heart” can create honest, intimate and powerful relationships built on trust and authenticity.
In today’s episode we speak with Mark Leppard, long time educator, leader and Principle of Doha College, Qatar. He shares his beliefs about leading with mind heart and soul and how Doha College encourages leadership development in young people and the people who are responsible for educating them.
Today is the start of International Coaching Week 2015 and past president of ICF Dubai Nic Woodthorpe Wright shares his insights about the power of coaching and the importance of accreditation. If you are already a coach or you are an aspiring coach you won't want to miss this episode.
We interview Sharoq Al Malki, Chief Human Capital Officer of the Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQ) who is certainly making a difference in Qatar and beyond in a number of major influential organisations as an employee engagement expert empowering teams to go from not performing so well to becoming star performers by tapping into their strengths. Sharoq has been acknowledged for her efforts globally and is also a speaker and author of A Piece of Peace with the intent of creating an everlasting legacy that's good for all.
UP! Your Service Founder and Chairman Ron Kaufman has helped companies in every continent of the world for over two decades to build a culture of uplifting service that delivers better business results year after year. Ron is a sought-after educator, consultant, thought-leader and customer service speaker on the topic of achieving superior customer service. We talk to Ron about making the most of our unique talents, skills and capabilities is a must if we want to live a fulfilling life. He also shares the challenges he and his family have overcome to create an inspirational life. Enjoy!
In this interview with Gautam Ganglani, the Co-Founder of Right Selection - a leadership training and learning based organisation in Dubai - speaks candidly about his difficulties at school as a young child and how he turned the challenges around with the key support of his father. Gautam also shares how he was inspired to support others to also turn around their challenges through the work and leadership roles he does in his organisation. Enjoy!
Empower World speaks with Aysha Al Mudahka, who is the CEO of the Qatar Business Incubation Center. As a Qatari woman, balancing a demanding career alongside raising her young family, Aysha understands a thing or two about self leadership. Listen in to hear more about the inspiring work she is part of and influencing, as well as find out more about her role models who have shaped her leadership style. Enjoy!