Team

We are a professional, experienced, culturally diverse and multi-lingual team who support employees as well as management, in order to help your business remain productive, committed and focused.

Our team of qualified consultants led by managing director, Karen Oliver, deliver consistent, tailored programs, workshops and consultation that facilitate careers, develop leaders & strengthen business.

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Karen Oliver

An Executive Coach with 25 years experience working with senior managers and leadership teams in international and local organisations in the UK, Asia Pacific and for 16 years in the Middle East. Karen is the Managing Director of LHH|Gulf and has extensive experience in executive coaching, leadership and talent development, and change management.

As an experienced facilitator she has supported senior teams in managing the change process following mergers, acquisitions and organisational realignment. The former HR Manager for international retailer Marks & Spencer, she was responsible for leadership and talent development in Asia Pacific. The founder of the LHH|Gulf office she has built a team of professional coaches who partner with organisations to meet specific needs e.g. developing senior leaders to creating a coaching culture.

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Helen Beesley

Helen has over 25 years’ experience delivering a range of tailored occupational assessment solutions to clients across the UK, Middle East & Asia. Sectors include; Retail, FMCG, Government institutions, Banking & Finance, Aviation, Education.

She is an International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited Executive Coach with over 30 years professional background in the fields of Human Resources and Leadership Development. Helen is Level A & Level B Certified and is an experienced feedback coach for a broad range of assessment and development psychometric tools. She provides a one to one collaborative and solutions focused approach to coaching.

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John Bentley

John has over 25 years management experience working for multinational organizations including IBM, Hitachi Data Systems & Hewlett Packard in Europe, Middle East and Africa. As a Leadership and Executive Coach/Consultant, International facilitator and Speaker, John specializes in Brain-Based Coaching and Emotional Intelligence to facilitate positive change in Leadership, Teams and Organisations.

John believes that an effective leader must be able to set a context where people can excel – this requires balancing organizational and individual needs, strategy and operations. Great leaders have a remarkable mix of vision and practical skill; they have unique insight, but perhaps even more important – they facilitate others to be effective at achieving their aligned goals, aspirations and objectives.

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Safa Zok

Safa is an experienced PCC Coach, certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as a committed qualified coach with over 600 hours of coaching. She is also trained in ORSC (Organizational Relationship Systems Coaching) which provides her an array of tools to help her clients deal with corporate relationships and team challenges. Her coaching addresses personal and professional performance through improving self-awareness, creating focus and managing change. Safa is passionate about working with people on heightening their self-awareness so that they create traction in moving forward and overcoming what is standing in their way in order to achieve their professional/personal goals.

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Ernest Hosking

Ernest Hosking is a highly experienced Board Level CEO and Executive Coach. He has 40 years of successful experience providing, fiscal, strategic and operations leadership in unique, varied and challenging situations and, is a qualified Chartered Accountant by training. His demonstrated experience working in Investment Banking saw him hold numerous Non-Executive Director positions as well as Management Consulting to Private Equity Investments. His extensive Career, Coaching and Mentoring experience enables him to expertly guide individuals on their path of growth and development.

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Martin Braddock

Martin is an experienced, executive, leadership and change management consultant, who works with senior executives and their teams in achieving inspiring performance individually, collectively and organizationally. He achieves this through helping executives and their teams recognize, assess and build upon their core strengths and adopt approaches to achieve high standards of personal and professional success.

He has a 25-year career history of operating at senior level in HR, Business Development and CEO / MD positions with international blue-chip organizations. Martin speaks at leadership & coaching seminars across the EMEA and is a regular contributor to the Entrepreneur Middle East Magazine, who included him in the ‘Top 100 Shapers of Government, Industry & Commerce in the Region in 2015.’

Catherine Bentley

Catherine is a Senior Consultant with LHH Gulf and has 14 years’ experience in the Gulf region. She has a proven track record in Business Management, Marketing Strategy and Training & Development to Executive and Senior Management levels within Multinational, Enterprise and SME organizations. A results-driven and energetic achiever, she is committed to wide-ranging challenges and is adept at achieving results through engaging and motivating teams and individuals.

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Paul White

Paul is an executive coach and chartered accountant with 20+ year track record in personal & organizational change, sales, leadership, social competence, conflict management, financial planning & analysis, system implementation and project management.

He works with clients ranging from Chief Executives to high potential talent, entrepreneurs and high achievers. He excels in assisting clients drive strategic alignment, remove operational roadblocks and engage high performance teams. He is especially adept at assisting individuals realise their potential and find clarity in their decision making.

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Khaldoun Aboulsaoud

Khaldoun is a Technology and Innovation Professional with over 20 years broad-based experience in multinational corporations and startups across Europe, Middle East, and Africa. His extensive corporate background provides a solid depth of experience which enables him to expertly deliver Career Transition Consulting services and Coaching to individuals and leaders. His ability to motivate individuals and assist in setting direction facilitates rapid progression personally and professionally for those he works with.

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Diane Stewart

As a team we manage and coordinate the streamlined delivery of all Projects and Programs from end to end. From Finances to Client Relationships, Operations, Engagement, Program Delivery and Business Development, we ensure that the Managing Director and Consultants are supported and that Clients and Candidates receive excellent service and support.

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Magdalena Tyburcy

As a team we manage and coordinate the streamlined delivery of all Projects and Programs from end to end. From Finances to Client Relationships, Operations, Engagement, Program Delivery and Business Development, we ensure that the Managing Director and Consultants are supported and that Clients and Candidates receive excellent service and support.

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Tarryn Pienaar

As a team we manage and coordinate the streamlined delivery of all Projects and Programs from end to end. From Finances to Client Relationships, Operations, Engagement, Program Delivery and Business Development, we ensure that the Managing Director and Consultants are supported and that Clients and Candidates receive excellent service and support.