Omar has over 27 years of people and organisational development experience. He is a published author of "Leading Cats & Dogs in the Workplace" and specialises in developing leaders, their teams, and organisations.
During his career, he has held several senior positions, such as Head of Learning & Development, Director of People Development, and HR Director, and has been a faculty member for Imperial Business School and Cass Executive Education
Omar started his coaching career as a personal health & well-being coach before moving into executive coaching. As a result, his coaching has been described as unconventional, challenging, insightful and life-changing. Over his coaching career, Omar has had the opportunity to provide coaching to:
- All positions within the C-suite
- Within leading business schools' programmes
- To government officials
- Existing & future leaders
- Competing athletes
Some of his most recent coaching assignments include.
- Providing senior executive-level coaching for serval global technology corporations based in India, Singapore, and the UK.
- Providing MD & C-Suite level coaching within global banking institutions in the UK, Saudi Arabia & the UAE
- Providing coaching to the 15 global HR VPs within a global pharmaceutical corporation in the USA, China, UK & South America.
All the coaching assignments focused on assisting leaders in developing & transitioning into more senior & global roles and/or as part of their global leadership transformation strategy.
Omar’s coaching is grounded in three decades of personal & professional development experience. Thus, it can navigate difficult coaching conversations aimed at those coachees wanting both personal & professional breakthroughs in their personal and work lives. Having spent a great deal of time working with the HR & operational senior leaders, Omar is well equipped to coach and challenge his coaches in these areas and assist them in achieving their team and organisational objectives.
As a seasoned trainer for the CIPD & PWC training academy, combined with being a master practitioner of NLP and having a gained a master’s degree in strategic training & development, Omar's strengths lie in his ability to create the right communication and development interventions and strategies that deliver high-performance leaders and organisational cultures.
Omar's coaching style blends an inquisitive and direct approach that enables his clients to develop practical personal and professional solutions. He firmly believes that there is no set coaching model to use with his clients and thus will constantly adapt his coaching style to meet the needs of everyone he coaches. Omar uses a highly engaging and interactive approach that quickly establishes rapport, leading to practical and valuable discussions about what's possible or not... Ultimately Omar is passionate about inspiring and assisting his clients to achieve optimum performance by unleashing their potential and enhancing their existing talents.
Omar's coaching philosophy is centred on life-changing conversations with the aim to enlighten, simplify and inspire coachees to be more, do more and confidentially achieve their personal & professional goals and desires. He firmly believes that before you build a skillset, you must first create a mindset and develop the ability to focus on the art of knowing what to ignore.