WHY I JOINED TPP

As a real change agent and a person who is genuinely passionate about Human nature and culture, my aim is to assist professionals in defining their own professional path so that they can leave their own trail. Success can come in different shapes and forms, and it’s my job to support individuals as they achieve it!

My Story

I am a citizen of the world! This is how I’ve decided to describe myself. I am a French national with Italian and Caribbean origins, born and raised between Switzerland and the UK. With Dubai, hosting more than 200 nationalities, I really couldn’t have picked a better place to be! And so this is the place I’ve called home for the past 12 years and counting.

I speak fluent English and French and have over 17 years of experience as a Human Resources professional, People Manager and Internal Coach. I held various Regional roles such as Recruitment Manager, HR Business Partner and Talent Manager with several Fortune 500 companies in the UAE and Switzerland for both the private and public sector. The industries I have worked in include Pharmaceutical, Tobacco, Oil & Gas and Hospitality. My areas of expertise in HR lie primarily in Coaching, Recruitment, Employee Relations, Performance Management, People development, and Processes & Procedures.

Why did I decide to turn to a career in Executive coaching? Well, it’s pretty simple, during my career in HR and occupying roles in different functions, it became clear to me that the ‘Human’ element of an organization was at the heart of what really made me tick. Strategically guiding, developing and helping individuals and getting them to question themselves and reflect was always where I thought I could add value. Being a leader or a People Manager is not an easy task and, no, it doesn’t happen naturally. Everybody is different and the path leading to transformation might be challenging at times and so I see my role as being a catalyst triggering self-reflection and awareness. It is only once you become aware, that you can decide to change!

Doing What I Love

A few years ago, ‘Coaching’ was a word that started to become popular and my natural inquisitiveness pushed me to find out more about it. I took my first step into the Coaching world with the Coaches Training Institute in Dubai where I attended the Co-active Coaching fundamentals. This gave me a taste of what being Coach was all about and that’s when I thought ‘This is it! This is what I want to do” Engaging, motivating and assisting individuals at being better Leaders became my goal.

After a few years of reflection and shaping my career in the corporate world, I decided to specialize in Executive Coaching. Whilst searching for the most appropriate program, I discovered that The Teacher’s College/Columbia University in New York City was offering a certification. From this day onwards, there was no doubt in my mind that this was the road to follow. During my intensive course, I realized that a lot of what I was doing was ‘Coaching’ but it helped me put a frame around it and meet with many inspiring and talented individuals.

I finally decided to join forces with Salma at The Pathway Project as a partner in 2014! I believe that with a combined experience of over 20 years, we can make a real difference in a market that is competitive, dynamic and diverse just like us!

I hold the Internal Coach Intensive certification from the Teacher’s College/Columbia University in New York city, and I am a Co-Active Coach from the prestigious industry leader, Coaches Training Institute (CTI).  I’m qualified from the Chartered Institute in Personal Development (CIPD), Myers Briggs Type Indicator certified (MBTI), a Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner (NLP),  a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a Cultural Intelligence Certified Advanced Facilitator.  Additionally, I hold a Diploma of Commerce and Tourism from Lausanne, Switzerland.