It is a dream for every C-Suite Executive to have an exceptional assistant who can be strategic in their thinking. Rather than having a mere secretary who can answer phones and do the expense reports, today’s Executives look for an assistant who can connect the dots and connect the people.
Today’s Assistant is an extension of their Executive. The 11th Global Executive Assistant Summit creates a knowledge platform for Assistants across the globe to accelerate their skills and learn from the best Executive Coaches, thought leaders, and iconic assistants.
Expand your knowledge on June 8th and 9th, 2023, at the 11th Global Executive Assistant’s Summit in DubaiRead more
After delivering 10 successful editions, this congress will focus on addressing the paradigm shift of the new-age assistants and their rise as strategic contributors.
With 15-plus global speakers, delegates will experience a power-packed agenda consisting of knowledge-enhancement sessions, panel discussions, skill development activities, and engaging workshops that will dramatically boost their professional journey.
This is a unique opportunity to learn insights from talented minds and exemplary assistants and engage with them in a solution-oriented environment.
We recommend this conference for aspiring assistants as well as working assistants who are determined to reach their professional goals.
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For nearly 25 years, learning and development have been the main focus of Dr. Samineh Shaheem's career in a deep and deliberate manner, through the application of psychological and adult educational principles and practices.
As Dean and Executive Director of Graduate Programs at an international business school, Samineh merged and managed the kaleidoscope of her experiences in order to inspire, educate, and transform countless lives by helping both staff and students progress toward their potential.
Furthermore, Samineh's reach and impact extend across multiple continents through different dimensions. For close to seven years, she was a co-host on a talk radio show called “Voices of Diversity” and had a monthly column in the largest circulating newspaper in the Gulf region, called “Psyched Sundays”. She has published several books and articles, is a senior research fellow, and regular keynote presenter at conferences and Tedx speaker.
Sabine Karunanithy has a bachelor’s degree in international business and management, a master’s degree in human resource management and she completed a master’s program for change management and business coaching. Furthermore, she completed NLP training and emotional intelligence certifications.
Sabine has 11 years of experience working in the field of human resources. She was based in Gibraltar and Berlin, with studies in South Korea and China. Her focus areas are organisational structures in the early stages and the development of leadership and staff. She is a business coach and a Master NLP Practitioner.
Sabine built up HR processes and structures in four startups in Berlin. Starting from scratch, she shaped all relevant HR processes, policies, and internal communication guidelines.
Sabine led teams across countries up to sizes of 20 people. Throughout her career, she worked closely with C-Level members, founders, and other senior management, and she was a member of the management team in each company.
Now with TransformHCM, Sabine specialises in team structuring, internal communications, and development programs.
Faten Kalloub is a panelist and speaker at summits and the winner of the Best HR Director Awards in the Middle East.
Faten is a certified HR member as Regional HR Head in the Middle East Region with more than 15 years of experience covering HR operations, HR strategy, organisational business partner, performance management, HR planning and analysis, diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, resilience and change management, HR policies and procedures,
compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, talent development, and leadership role in developing culture.
She has worked in different industries, including engineering consultancy, hospitality, real estate, investment, FMCG, construction, architecture, and higher education.
Faten has a master's degree in business administration and HR management with a deep concentration in HR.
Jude Barak is the founder of Excel Leader and co-founder of NonDataPeeps.com. For almost a decade, Jude has worked with C-levels and entrepreneurs in creating businesses and data-based presentations.
She uses her skills in business data analysis, her expertise in presentation design, and her passion to find insights into complex data. She especially likes to teach and speak in front of “data people” that need to present to “non-data people” – and vice versa.
"As an expert with broad experience in data collection and analysis, I understand that presenting data is like the art of mosaic, a kind of story that the viewer must decipher and understand quickly. Summarizing and Big Data seem to be opposites. How is it possible to present so much in such a short slide? Finding the best answer to this question is what I like to do, and presenting the outcome is my passion." - Jude Barak
Shaimaa Shaltoot has been in the NLP coaching field since 2018 and has coached so many clients with different issues. She has helped people suffering from social anxiety, phobias, negative sexual habits, relationship issues, bulimia, low self-esteem, childhood traumas, hash smoking habit, marriage challenges, parents' challenges with teenagers, and other problems. She loves to help and guide people who really want to develop themselves, get clarity about what they want, overcome any conflict in their lives, get rid of negative emotions attached to old memories that aren’t serving them, and improve their lives in different areas; personal, professional, relationship and spiritual.
In her coaching sessions, she uses NLP techniques that guarantee fast and effective results for her precious clients, which impresses them. With her clients, she starts the session with questions that allow the clients to think more deeply and help him/her identify the real problem and maybe see things from a different angle. After identifying the problem, they work on it together with a commitment from both sides, find the root cause of the problem, and solve it after solving the root cause, setting SMART goals, if needed, and follow-ups. Shaimaa is so passionate about her job as helping people to develop, overcome life problems or lifetime burdens, and live a happy and healthy life is her ultimate fulfillment.
Sally Alsweilem is an ICF-certified professional coach and Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner, with more than 17 years of experience in the field of HR and IT, working in different industries including oil and gas, EPC, and telecommunication. Sally has solid experience and strong knowledge as a Strategic HR Business Partner and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lead in a business-driven operational and multinational corporate environment. She's an expert in talent review, succession planning, and conducting training sessions.
Sally has a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from Sharjah University and a master's degree in Strategic Human Resources Management from the University of Wollongong.
Soha Chahine specialises in emotional intelligence, leadership, and career coaching backed up by extensive experience in corporate HR management. An HR expert for Fortune 500 companies in industries including oil and gas, financial services, background screening, and HR consultancy.
Amongst many prestigious certifications (CHRMP & 6 Sigma GB) Soha also holds a master’s degree in HR management and training and is qualified through the Chartered Institute of Personal Development (CIPD). She is also certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming, a certified Team Coach, a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® facilitator, and is also a certified practitioner of many psychometric analysis tools such as EQ-I 2.0, EQ 360, and MBTI Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®).
A multiple awards winner, Soha received the Leadership Global Award as the best Corporate Coach & Trainer in 2023 as well as the Excellence Award as the best Career & Emotional Intelligence Coach in 2022. In addition, she has been recognised as one of the Top HR Leaders in the Middle East in 2021.
Barbara Stickland MSc, MCIPD, ACC, is a highly accomplished coach, mentor, and facilitator who specialises in helping specialists and managers become confident leaders and high performers. With over 15 years of experience in human resources across a variety of multinational organisations, Barbara has gained a deep understanding of the importance of great leadership. Throughout her career, she has seen first-hand how a single great leader can have a tremendous impact, regardless of whether they are a line manager of a small team or the CEO of an organisation.
Her coaching brings together her extensive experience of supporting clients at all stages of their careers on their journey to outstanding performance and leadership growth. She incorporates the latest trends in neuroscience, positive psychology, and a somatic approach to her coaching, and her approach is designed to help clients achieve their full potential while maintaining balance and well-being. Barbara is an accredited member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (MCIPD), an International Coach Federation (ICF) certified coach, as well as a complete user of multiple psychometric tools. Through her work at Coachieved LLC, Barbara is dedicated to helping leaders and teams reach their full potential, achieve their goals, and deliver great results for their organisations.
As a highly experienced Chief Communications Officer with a background in public relations, marketing, and corporate communications, coaching, training, digital marketing and corporate reputation management, Dr. Soha Emam has a deep understanding of the role that communication plays in driving business success. She’s skilled in developing and executing communication strategies that align with business goals and effectively engage key stakeholders. She has a proven track record of building and maintaining strong relationships with the media, customers, employees, and investors, and is committed to transparent and authentic communication.
Soha has a strong track record of developing and executing communication campaigns that drive brand awareness and engagement. She has a deep understanding of the role of communication and is skilled at using a range of tools and tactics to reach and engage audiences. She’s a results-driven leader who is passionate about building and maintaining a positive public image for organisations.
She is currently responsible for leading the company's global communications strategy and overseeing all external and internal communications, including media relations, employee communications, and public relations. She works closely with the CEO and other senior leaders to ensure that the company's communication efforts are aligned with its business goals and values. She also plays a key role in building and maintaining the company's reputation as a leader in technology and innovation.
Soha has a PhD in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Human Resources from the UK and a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. She has worked with various private, public, government, and international companies across the years in different sectors in the MEA region for the past 25 years.
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Global Executive Assistant Summit was an unforgettable experience. I came away with new ideas, new connections, and a renewed sense of purpose in my role as an executive assistant. I highly recommend it to anyone in the field.
The Global Executive Assistant Summit was a truly transformative experience for me. As an executive assistant, I was looking for new ways to improve my skills and advance in my career, and this conference exceeded all of my expectations.
One of the things that stood out to me was the diverse range of speakers on the agenda. From industry veterans to up-and-coming thought leaders, the lineup was truly impressive. Each presentation was packed with valuable insights and actionable tips that I know I'll be able to put into practice in my own work as an executive assistant.
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