… I’ve always been fascinated by people. How they behave, how they interact, how actions trigger different responses and how our individuality can impact effectiveness, positively and negatively.
…I love exploring. I have worked all over the world, including Europe, China and Japan before settling in Dubai in 2008. I have worked with a vast range of people across all industries and types of organisations.
…I love potential. For me, the unique diversity of the Middle East, particularly within the workplace, is an opportunity for unrivalled potential. Diversity is all too often considered to be destructive to an organisation, in reality, when it is managed correctly it can be a highly successful tool for bottom line growth and company development.
…I love to talk. Whether it is at conferences, events, or even on Twitter, I thrive when given the opportunity to meet interesting people and especially when I have the opportunity to facilitate professional development. I have been lucky enough to speak at The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, CFO, Women in Leadership and the HR Summit. I also regularly contribute to regional radio, print and online platforms including Dubai Eye, Entrepreneur.com, Linkedin, Training Magazine and Arabian Business.
…I love to share. I am a regular contributor to regional radio, print and online platforms including Dubai Eye, Entrepreneur.com, Linkedin, Training Magazine and Arabian Business. In 2014 I authored ‘Managing the Matrix: The Secret to Surviving and Thriving in Your Organization’ (available in both Arabic and English) as a roadmap for individuals on how to advance their professional development. In 2018 I authored The HardTalk Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Having the Difficult Conversations that make a difference.
…I also love good food (prepared by others), diet coke and water-front bbqs in Sri Lanka.