Leadership & Talent Development

Consulting | Coaching | Facilitating | Speaking

“The world is transformed by authentic leaders and I’m here to support leaders at all levels to grow and maximize their potential so they can produce meaningful results for their organizations and communities.” – Zahi Abdein

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I provide consultants, organizations, and end users with world-class services to help them produce meaningful results. I am a passionate leadership and talent development strategist. In this capacity, I facilitate bespoke solutions to support executives and organizations reach their leadership goals. I have worked for the past 15 years as consultant for organizations, and as a mentor and coach to rising entrepreneurs and established executives across the world.

Talent development involves a systematic approach to nurture, encourage and retain highly productive employees to ensure they contribute effectively to the process of achieving the organizational goals. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to talent development. Learning professionals need to analyze corporate strategy as well as employees’ performance gaps in order to design and deliver the most effective mix of development tools.

“Zahi has an incredible ability to think strategically and see the bigger picture even when everyone else is having trouble seeing through the trees. Always thinking about the business impact, he encourages new ideas, innovation, and strategies from his teams that help drive change throughout the organization.”

-Dr. Jennifer Shepard – Industrial  Organizational Psychologist

ABOUT

With over 20 years of experience working with startups and Fortune 500 companies, I have served in different leadership capacities that made me build up skills that will catalyze your business growth and boost your leadership performance.

I have started my first business while in college at the age of 19. Since then, I have created 6 startups between the US and the Middle East. My education and experience as an entrepreneur and in the corporate world have allowed me to understand what matters the most to leaders and organizations. It helped me understand that producing results that matter should be at the forefront of every talent and leadership developmental efforts.

I am able to do this by working with your team and using my skills and strategic training to help them attain their best performance level which in turn leads to an exponential growth for organizations.

Expertise

  • Executive & Leadership Transformation
  • Learning & Development
  • Culture Change & Transformation
  • Performance Management
  • Talent Assessments Evaluation
  • Psychometric / Behavioral / Traits Assessments
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Business Startups & Entrepreneurship
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Change Management
  • Integrated Talent Management
  • Virtual & eLearning Design & Development
  • Corporate Academies

Experience & Career Milestones

Cool Timeline

2020
May 1

Cranfield Executive Education

Faculty
April 1

Association for Talent Development

Global Trainer/Facilitaor
March 30

360° Consulting

Independent Consultant, Coach, & Facilitator
2019
December 27

Workplace Big 5 / FIRO / Saville

Certified Assessor & Consultant
2018
March 30

Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)

Leadership Solutions Provider / Faculty
2016
March 30

Aramco

Learning Programs Supervisor
2015
December 12

Strengths Strategy

Executive Coach
March 30

Association for Talent Development (ATD)

CPTD/CPLP Certification
2012
March 30

Saudi Telecom Co. (STC)

L&D Expert
2010
March 30

Mowgli Foundation

Mentor Volunteer
2006
March 30

Cube Establishment & Cube Trading

VP of Sales & Marketing / Partner
2005
March 30

Leadership & Sales Trainer

Freelance
2003
March 30

Protech Co.

VP of Sales & Marketing / Board Member
2000
March 30

Network Telephone Co.

Area Sales Manager
1999
March 30

The University of Birmingham at Alabama

MBA – International Marketing

Philosophy

Leaders build business and they create a better world for everyone. However, leadership is broken, especially in the last few years. As learning and development experts, we have succeeded in reaching new levels in understanding the science and art of leadership. However, our efforts were diminished by those who confuse leadership with individual powers.

My leadership philosophy is clear and straightforward, it’s based on putting the wellbeing of the group ahead of the individual. Working with one another interdependently, will lead to everyone’s advancement and growth.

1. Leaders are those who proactively put an effort to develop themselves and others for the wellbeing of their organization and community.
2. Whether you lead people or tasks, formal or informal leader, you can make a difference.
3. You lead with your values. That’s how you differentiate yourself from others.
4. You are unique and should have your own leadership style using your strengths.
5. Your happiness leads to your success. Not the other way around.
6. Analyze, evaluate and measure. Using analytics is what ultimately prove your success or failure.

“He is creative and honest with great expertise and a deep understanding of business solutions. He is a detail oriented, target oriented, and ambitious. He has extensive knowledge of learning and development and I would recommend him for any project in this area. He is always capable of adapting to new working environments and operational styles. Zahi has a positive attitude towards work and is very inclusive of people.”

-Michael Bromby – Learning and Development Expert

SERVICES

“When upward of 500 executives were asked to rank their top three human-capital priorities, leadership development was included as both a current and a future priority. Almost two-thirds of the respondents identified leadership development as their number-one concern.” – McKinsey & Company

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to talent development. Learning professionals need to analyze corporate strategy as well as employees’ performance gaps in order to design and deliver the most effective mix of development tools.
Most talent and leadership development efforts fail. Companies and individuals are not getting their return on investment and you as my client should not suffer the same fate.

My Services:

  • Consulting
  • Training & Facilitation
  • Coaching
  • Speaking

Methodology

  1.  First off, I get a clear understanding of the relationship between organization’s strategy, employees’ performance, and talent development.
  2. Clearly assess and analyze the gaps between actual and desired performance of employees.
  3. Design and deliver interventions that target those gaps using the 70-20-10 approach.
  4. Empower leaders and managers within the organization to grow, develop, and challenge themselves and their employees.

Developing people and help them maximize their potential to produce results that matter for their organizations is my passion. Beyond organizations, I believe that the first step to effectively develop executives and talent is to create a safe space and establish trust where both parties can discuss issues freely. Nothing is better than having people maximizing their own potential through and interdependent relationship.

I’m only a facilitator of learning. I help people dig deep inside themselves and use their own strengths to find the best outcomes for themselves and their company. This is where the magic happens.

“I have worked with Zahi in various HR initiatives where he played diverse roles. In his role of project Manager, Zahi proved to be a driver of result. In leadership mood, his maximizer strength comes alive. During brainstorming he brings to live his ideation strength, while analytical strength blossoms during decision making. The combination of his wealth of experience and mix of strengths is a strong asset to any organization.”

-Dr Dickson Ojukwu – HR Expert

Associations & Partnerships

Associate Since 2018

Associate Since 2020

Associate Since 2015

Consultant Since 2019

Consultant Since 2019

Consultant Since 2019

Consultant Since 2019

Consultant Since 2019

Member Since 2016

Associate Since 2020

Zahi is a great trainer, he has charisma with a full bag of knowledge to deliver with ease and has the ability to support theory with real life case studies. I recommend him for all type of training, workshops, coaching & in-house.”

-Khaled Elahmad – Growth Marketing and Social Media Consultant

Credentials & Certifications

Executive Coach & Facilitator

Member Since 2015

Global Facilitator & Speaker

Facilitator

ICF Associate Coach

360 Assessment Consultant

Strengths Strategy Coach

Certified Professional in Learning & Performance

WB5 Consultant

Change Management Simulation Facilitator

DiSC Practitioner

Saville Wave & Aptitude Assessments Facilitator

ISA Facilitator

FIRO-B & FIRO Business Consultant

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