Ben Dobbs is leadership and communications trainer and executive coach originally from York in the UK; with a vast international exposure and experience.
During his career so far, he has 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 Lebara, Siemens, Mobily, Société Générale, Nestle, GE, Statoil, BP, Premier Farnell, GDF Suez, Schneider Electric, Commercial Bank of Kuwait and Dolphin Energy), universities, business schools, hospitals and the military services of several countries (including the UAE Army and the Royal Air Force of Oman).
Academically, Ben is educated to MA level. He is a member of the professional associations Dublin Chamber of Commerce, the ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) and IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language). Ben has also completed his training as an executive coach with the ILM (level 7 diploma).
Ben is also a frequent conference presenter, talking recently in the Czech Republic, Poland, Malta, the UAE, Ireland and the UK on issues of business, communication, coaching and training. Ben has previously worked with the University of Birmingham (UK), being responsible for development of case study materials, and Saint Petersburg State University (Russian Federation) where he ran a programme of training and coaching for academic writers.
Ben has also written a number of published articles on matters of communication, teams, leadership and training.
Moreover, Ben specializes in intensive training courses and is particularly interested in communications (interpersonal and intercultural), business functions (including presenting, negotiating and working virtually), coaching and leadership and teams in diverse environments, real and virtual teams, and working in often ambiguous global contexts. He has recently delivered leadership, team, interpersonal and intercultural skills training in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Oman, Russia, China and Switzerland.
Professionally, Ben enjoys creating and devising engaging and practical intensive courses to meet the differing needs of participants and seeing his trainees and find their own unique paths to success through training and coaching.