Designing Your Life Certified Coaches

MIDDLE EAST

David Desplaces

David Desplaces

Charleston, South Carolina & Dubai

I’m fortunate to have served in various roles from consultant, board member, to tenured faculty member. I have almost 20 years of experience as an educator, I’m a published academic author, I have extensive executive and entrepreneurial experience, an active community volunteer, but more importantly I consider myself a change agent. Coaching is an act of service. My personal coaching approach allows my clients to explore both the heart and the mind in their personal and work lives. I enjoy exploring the genius in each of them.

Stella Mandehou

Stella Mandehou

Europe (France), Middle East (Dubai), Asia (Singapore)

Stella is an international career and executive coach, with over 17 years of global experience gained in the UK, Middle East, Asia, EU and the US. She has coached countless diverse candidates on their professional development goals from undergraduate to executive level and has helped many with international career transitions. In the past 5 years she had set up the Executive Career Development office at INSEAD and founded “Inspiration Ride”, an education and career consulting business.

Stella is a certified INSEAD Executive Coach and a Design Your Life Coach, while she also holds an MBA, an MSc in International Management and a BBA. She has continually brought her knowledge from global markets and employer recruitment practices into developing future leaders who achieve successful personal transitions. In her practice, she combines different coaching approaches and offers the tools needed by her clients to navigate their professional journeys, towards fulfilling their dreams. Stella advises ed-tech companies and serves as the Director of Communications at the MBACSWP Alliance. She was also the initiator and curator of a regional “think tank” in 2012, the Middle East Career Development Conference, that run for 4 consecutive years and was among the 50 top career thought leaders that were invited at the Career Summit organized by Google in 2013 at their HQs in Ireland.

Selma Serger

Selma Serger

Istanbul, Turkey

I am a coach for management teams and executives, a facilitator and a leadership mentor who is keen to help professionals realize their goals, live their dreams, and thrive in not just their careers but also lives. My coaching niche has evolved by combining my extensive executive experience with a fast paced but rich coaching education. My coaching approach blends various coaching principles with the latest research data on neuroscience, emotional intelligence and human evolution behavior and as such is a unique combination of science and creativity based Designing Your Life methodology.

Sinem Bahadirli

Sinem Bahadirli

Ireland, Turkey

She began her professional career in Google, Ireland. From customer experience to sales, she worked in different roles and managed various projects for Google's digital marketing and advertising products, mainly in the UK, Ireland and Turkey. During her time in Google, she designed mentoring programs, worked in building the coaching culture in EMEA sales organisation and mentored Irish startups. After leaving Google, she founded Positive Coaching Center, offering coaching, mentoring and facilitating workshops for businesses, young professionals and entrepreneurs. In her coaching approach, respecting the authenticity of every individual, by applying positive coaching tools and methods, she helps her clients to discover and build on their personal strengths, broadens access to the person’s intellectual and psychological resources, resulting in improved performance. Her field of work includes, but not limited to, changing perceptions, dysfunctional beliefs & behaviours that are limiting to reach one’s potential, optimising work performance, improving communication skills, increasing productivity, expanding career opportunities, increasing self-confidence, managing work/life balance.

Dina Al-Alami

Dina Al-Alami

London, UK and Amman, Jordan

Dina is a certified coach from the University of Cambridge. She focuses on empowering clients to live the life they want, driven by their values and aspirations. She works with students, recent graduates and beyond. She believes that ``you can't be what you can't see`` and therefore, iteration and curiosity are at the core of her coaching.

Rachel Lewin

Rachel Lewin

Global Remote and In Real Life: United States and Israel

Rachel is an executive leadership guide, certified Teacher of Mindfulness Facilitation from UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center and Design Your Life Coach. She guides corporate leadership teams and organizations to realize strategic goals through design thinking methods sand collaborative action. Using dynamic processes of exploration, experimentation and discovery, individual clients learn to spark and navigate change and reach their personal goals. Through these journeys teams and individuals develop authentic and integrated cultures and lives.

Aalia Thobani

Aalia Thobani

UAE

Aalia Thobani is a Senior Speech-Language Pathologist, Learning Development Specialist, an AoEC Certified Life/Executive Coach, and NLP practitioner. Her professional career in health care and education has seen her amass over 15 years of international experience in the USA, and local UAE experience, in multiple settings and across a variety of age groups.

Aalia passionately believes in inclusivity and maximizing the potential of each of her clients. She is up-to-date on recent research and intelligence and uses the latest technologies to help develop the most relevant and effective interventions. Aalia is particularly interested in brain research and ways of changing brain patterns to enhance efficiency and effectiveness in communication, connection, and confidence. Other focus areas use her coaching certification in conjunction with her Speech-Language-Learning background to work with adolescents, and youth individually and in groups to promote connection, friendship, life preparation, well-being, coping strategies. She also sees adults and has dabbled in corporate training as a communications coach. In short, Aalia is passionate about helping individuals to connect and find their voice.