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

Our team of qualified consultants deliver tailored coaching programs, workshops and consultation that facilitate careers, develop leaders and strengthen business.


Nic Beesley

An experienced HR leader with 20 years living and working in the Gulf Region, Nic is very much aligned with the dominant sectors and corporations that make up the Middle East employment market. He is an intuitive CHRO who shares his functional experience with client organisations and advises on Leadership Succession, Organisational Design, HR efficiency and Strategic HR Business Partnering.

As the Managing Partner of LHH Gulf, Nic continues to build and maintain a team of the highest quality Executive Coaches, Consultants and Facilitators for our clients. Here are a few……


Karen Oliver

An Executive Coach with over 30 years’ experience working with senior managers and leadership teams in international and local organisations in the Middle East, as well as Asia Pacific and the UK. Karen is the Founding Partner of LHH Gulf with 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.


Helen Beesley

Helen has over 30 years’ experience working with Senior Executives, HiPo’s and aspiring leaders in multi-national organisations and government institutions across the Middle East, UK and Asia. She is certified in using and interpreting a range of psychometric assessment tools to increase awareness and focus for clients.

Helen is an ICF certified PCC Coach, an accredited Coaching Supervisor (CSA) and a Coach Mentor. She specialises in the areas of Psychological and Reflective Leadership Coaching, Career Coaching, and Performance Coaching as well as Mental Fitness and Wellbeing Coaching.

Her approach involves partnering with clients to identify enhanced behaviours and approaches to effectively navigate change and increase their potential.


Dennis Kight

Dennis is an ICF certified PCC Coach, former Board Member of the UAE chapter of the ICF and founding member of Coaches4Good. Holding a Masters in Organizational Psychology, he has more than 25 years of global experience working with executives, business leaders, and high potential individuals.  Dennis has worked with leaders based in the US, Canada, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia.  His unique approach leverages assessment data and coaching frameworks to provide clients with new insights, thus establishing clear roadmaps to success.
Prior to transitioning to executive coaching full-time, Dennis established and led the MEA HR divisions for Motorola and Cisco Systems


Safa Zok

Safa has over 10 years of Personal and Leadership Coaching experience, following a corporate marketing career within the technology sector. As an ICF certified PCC Coach, her coaching addresses personal and professional performance through improving self-awareness, creating focus and managing change.
She is also Certified and experienced in ORSC (Organizational Relationship Systems Coaching), and has an array of tools to help clients deal with corporate relationships and team challenges.


Ernest Hosking

Ernest Hosking is a highly experienced Board Level CEO and ICF certified Executive Coach. A Chartered Accountant by background, he has 40 years of experience, half of that within the Middle East, providing fiscal, strategic and operational leadership mentoring in varied and challenging situations. His experience working in Investment Banking has seen him hold numerous Non-Executive Director positions and be retained  as an advisor by private clients.


Paul White

Paul is an ICF certified PCC Coach and Chartered Accountant with a corporate background in the consumer goods and IT sectors. His 15 year Executive and Career Coaching career has seen him focus on personal and organizational change, leadership, social competence and conflict management.
Paul works with clients at all levels including Senior Executives, new managers, entrepreneurs and aspiring leaders. He excels in assisting clients drive strategic alignment, removing operational roadblocks and engaging high performance teams. He is especially adept at assisting individuals realise their potential and find clarity in their decision making.


John Bentley

John has over 25 years senior management experience in the Middle East, working for multinational organizations including IBM, Hitachi Data Systems & Hewlett Packard in Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is an ICF certified ACC Coach, International facilitator and Speaker, and specializes in Brain-Based Coaching and Emotional Intelligence to facilitate positive change in individuals, leadership teams and organisations.


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 has a long career history of operating at a senior level within 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 and Group Facilitator with LHH Gulf and has almost 20 years’ experience in the region. She has a proven track record in delivering Leadership and Personal Development to Executives and all levels of management. She is a specialist in Communications and Marketing, a results-driven and energetic trainer and coach, and accomplished at achieving results through engaging and motivating teams.


Khaldoun Aboulsaoud

Khaldoun is a Technology and Innovation Professional with over 20 years broad-based experience in multinational corporations and start-ups across Europe, Middle East, and Africa. His extensive corporate background provides a solid depth of experience which enables him to expertly deliver Career Transition support 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.


Nicola Sangster

Nicola is an HR and Career Transition Coach, with over 25 years of international HR experience across the Middle East, Europe and Asia, within the Consumer Goods, Chemicals, Energy and Water sectors. As a motivational Career Coach and Trainer, she combines her business experience, active listening skills, recruitment experience and knowledge of the employment market to give every individual the head start they need when faced with an unexpected career change.



Vineetha Nair

Vineetha is an ICF certified ACC Coach. She is an expert in the areas of Communication, Behavior and Performance. Vineetha works with HiPo’s, new leaders and existing managers to build on their leadership potential and to support them through important transition journeys and leadership challenges. Her goal is to maximize their potential, whilst aligning their objectives with their organization’s strategic goals.


Magdalena Tyburcy

Magda is an experienced LHH Career Transition Coach who provides coaching, advice and direction to individuals impacted through organisational change. As well as working with clients on a one-to-one basis, she delivers job search webinars on topics ranging from Online Job Research Skills, to CV writing.

 Cristina Rodriguez

Cristina is often the first point of contact with client organisations, providing an overview of our services and expertise. Developing solutions and interventions which meet both Career Transition and Leadership Development needs, she is able to draw on LHH Gulf’s 20 years of experience in the region and propose pragmatic and effective ways forward.

 Kami Mikhaela

Managing and coordinating the streamlined delivery of all projects and programs from end-to-end, Kami sits centrally between client organisations, coachees and our consultants. She is the person who connects with individual Career Transition candidates, explaining programs and assisting them along their journey.


Diane Stewart

As Finance Manager at LHH Gulf, Diane ensures that contractual and procurement matters don’t get in the way of productive client relationships. Over many years she has refined our smooth work-flows, program evaluations and insightful client reports, ensuring smooth business operations.


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.