Nada Samman - Isle of Innovation
Coach & Facilitator

Nada Samman

MSc in Information Systems Management – University of Liverpool
Everything DiSC® Workplace Certified Facilitator
The Five Behaviours™ Accredited Facilitator
Translator, Content Writer, Blogger

Solution driven, results-oriented, able to lead and motivate others to achieve individual targets as well as the collective objective.

Raised in Kuwait, with a career spanning 20+ years in several roles and industries, multinational large organizations as well as startups. Working in the UK, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan, and Syria, has helped Nada develop excellent GCC regional knowledge and awareness of cultural sensitivities, a sizeable professional network and a wealth of experience working with colleagues from different backgrounds. Fluent in Arabic and English, Nada is able to draw on her extensive experience to support companies improve team and work dynamics, increase efficiencies and expand operations.  Adapting the concepts of the internationally acclaimed Wiley HR development programs to fit the locale.

Her key motivators are a strong desire to positively impact people’s lives and empower them, assist others to improve their lives and career paths, transfer the knowledge, and all that is ethical, humane, and compassionate.  She does so utilizing her excellent communication and interpersonal skills, exceptional ability to manage relationships with clients, as well as being highly motivated, dedicated, a great team- as well as independent- player, very organized with a deep understanding and respect for what motivates others, supporting them to realize their potential.  Always willing and eager to tread on new grounds admirably succeeding in all past endeavors, garnering great appraisal and commendations from employers and peers.

The positive energy, working with passion and an uncompromising desire for delivering excellent performance, ability to analyze objectively and drive change, as well as a unique talent in connecting with people of different ages and delivering ideas and concepts are what she brings to clients.

Key Roles:

–           Director, Business Consultancy; 2018 – present  (Dubai)

–           Business Owner – Language Services, Content Writer, Blogger; 2017 – present (Dubai)

–           Coach, Mentor & Facilitator; 2017 – present (various)

–           Senior Project Manager, Head of Quality Control & Editorial; 2012 – 2017 (Dubai)

–           Business & ICT Officer; 2010 – 2012 (Damascus)

–           IT & Math IB World Teacher + Trainer; 2003 – 2010 (Riyadh)

–           Freelance translator & tutor; 1997 – 2003 (London)

–           Information Systems Management Assistant; 1991 – 1995 (US EMB Damascus)