Ben Dobbs: International Trainer and Coach

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I am a leadership and communications trainer and executive, leadership and academic coach, originally from York in the UK, with a vast international exposure and experience. I specialise in intensive training courses.


During my career so far, I have worked with around 70 different nationalities in the Middle East and Gulf region, and in Europe, with course participants from major high market capital companies (such as Siemens, Mobily, Société Générale, Nestle, GE, Henkel, Statoil, BP, GDF Suez, Schneider Electric, CBK, Sberbank and Dolphin Energy), universities, business schools, hospitals and the military services of several countries (including Oman and the UAE).


Academically, I am educated to MA level and hold an ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring, allowing me to coach at top level, and am certified as a Change Management Specialist (CMS) and Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB) by the MSI (Management and Strategy Institute).


I am a frequent conference presenter on matters linked to coaching, leadership and communication training. I have recently spoken at events in Ireland, Poland, the UK and Malta.


I have previously worked with the University of Birmingham in the UK, being responsible for development of case study materials, and a leading university in the Russian Federation where I ran a programme of training and coaching for academic writers. I have also written nearly 30 published articles on matters of communication, teams, leadership and trainer training in recent years and am a co-author of the book The A to Z of Coaching.


I ensure my courses are practical, engaging and motivational. I use my own tailor-made / bespoke materials and a range of approaches including simulations, roleplays, gamification and more.


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