CEO Today - Executive Coaching Awards 2022

CEO Today Executive Coaching Awards 2022 - UAE - - 125 - Coach Kassar, thanks a lot for your time. How did you get into coaching? The way I got into coaching was largely accidental. I came across coaching when I was reading an educational advertisement for a professional executive coaching program at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) in 2015. It was a unique program, and a new concept in the GCC region. AUS was the first university in the UAE to introduce a professional coach development program for experienced executives, HR professionals, and aspiring professional coaches. The program gave me the oportunity to experience, explore, learn, and be trained under the supervision of Mrs. Linda McLoughlin, the Program Director, and a credentialed ICF Professionally Certified Coach with extensive experience in leadership coaching with executives worldwide; and in training coaches. The program was a rich source of personal development. Nowadays, companies are striving to build coaching cultures to boost performance and coaching is a stepping stone in this process. My interest and passion for coaching grew. So, I embarked on a formal educational journey in coaching and mentoring. I graduated in 2019 with an MA Ed. (Coaching & Mentoring) degree with Distinction from Middlesex University (U.K). I was also awarded the “Top Graduate Award” on November, 2019 during the graduation ceremony. Since then, I’ve been on a continuous learning journey. I have acquired various professional certifications such as: Emotional Intelligence (EI), Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Executive Coaching, and Team Coaching to name a few. As a leadership coach, I put the learning into practice as a manager, a coach, mentor, and trainer. What type of coaching do you do? There are many different types of coaching, each with its own focus. I specialize in behavioural coaching for successful executives. This type of coaching helps leaders change their behavior in order to achieve their goals. Please explain behavioral coaching? We initially come to an agreement with our coaching clients and their managers on two key variables: 1) Which key behaviors will make the most significant positive change in increased leadership effectiveness? 2) Who are the key stakeholders who can (six to eighteen months later) assess if this change has actually occurred? Do executives have the ability to change their behaviour? The answer is a resounding yes. Without the capacity for change, We would never get paid. Even a small positive shift in behaviour from executives at the top of major organizations can have a big impact. From an organizational perspective, the fact that the executive is trying to change anything - and is being a role model for personal development - may be even more important than what the executive is trying to change. Do you have any advice for young people? My advice to young people who are just entering the workforce is simple: In an era of uncertainty, nothing can be taken for granted. Young people are going to have to develop skills and talents that make them globally competitive. And they are going to need to keep upgrading, changing their skills, and talents to fit the needs of an ever changing marketplace. Dr. Moe T. El Kassar Kassar International Coaching & Consulting Ltd House Of Francis, Room 303, Ile Du Port, Mahe, Seychelles Contact: T: +971-50-5946406 E: Instagram: coach.kassar LinkedIn: Facebook:

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