We are a diverse collection of smart and talented people.
Together we have tons of experience, knowledge and international careers to draw from, which means we deliver top service to top clients. Read more about working with us here.
An experienced and qualified coach, trainer and facilitator, Dawn founded PDSi in 2010 and is delighted she did as she gets to work on interesting projects with interesting people. She’s currently working on her latest book which is about having HardTalk or difficult conversations.
Coach extraordinaire, Martin specializes in 1 to 1 coaching of senior executives and their teams, supporting them in the achievement of their business goals. Although he has over 25 years management experience and the stories to go with them, you’ll only get him talking when you ask him about football.
After an international career as a management consultant, Dearbhalla now focuses on helping organisations to retain and grow their female talent. Working with individuals on in group diversity programmes, Dearbhalla helps women navigate their career through the sometimes hard phase. With four children and running her own business, she knows what it is to juggle!
Hosam Al Yousof
Having completed his Bachelor degree in engineering from King Saud University, Hosam has spent most of his career in regional and international executive roles
A certified trainer, he also held a strategic role in delivering Leadership Coaching, Mentoring, Management, and Soft Skills training to senior and executive managers
Muhra Al Ali
With 20 years experience in HR, Muhra has experienced, first hand, all the manpower and leadership challenges lurking in organizations in the thriving GCC market. She believes the best investment an organization makes is in developing its employees and the best investment an employee can make is in understanding and contributing to the business as a whole and not just in his/ her area of work. Muhra also likes cats. A lot.
John holds an Advanced Certificate in Psychological Coaching and is an Accredited Executive Coach with the Association of Coaching. His particular focus is on leadership, emotional intelligence and resilience coaching. Often found watching sport, reading books and hiking up mountains – though not all at the same time!
Dina’s fascination with the brain lead her to spend over 20 years studying, training and researching this area. She is now pursuing her doctorate.
Internationally accredited to train and coach on a vast array of topics in both Arabic and English, her ability to link theory to the “real world” is her greatest strength. She is most passionate about travelling and her daughter Jude.
Olfat is a trilingual certified trainer & facilitator who has spent more than 16 years in well known multinational organizations in different regions. She is a hands-on professional in leadership; organizational development and coaching initiatives. Happiness for Olfat (beyond helping people achieve their business & personal targets) comes with exploring the world with her family and taking pictures of nature.
The consummate networker, Guy developed “Opening Doors & Building Relationships” as a seminar for top teams. He has led and developed teams in Europe, Asia-Pacific and worked over twenty years in the UAE (1979-1989 and 2004-2016). As the first employee and team leader of Dubai World Trade Centre (“DWTC”), he initiated their Arabic Language institute and The Management Development Centre programmes. In 2006, he founded the Capital Clubs.
Paul Pelletier is a corporate lawyer, executive, author, public speaker and trainer. He specialises in solutions for workplace respect, diversity and inclusion offering a full spectrum of public speaking, training, consulting and coaching. Paul’s work takes him all over the world, but in his spare time, you’ll find him in Serengeti National Park in Tanzania guiding animal photography safaris
Justin Featherstone, MC FRGS
Justin is a leadership consultant and expedition leader. He also is an occasional lecturer on leadership at the Universities of Llubljana and Exeter, where he is a Fellow.
Justin served in the British Army for eighteen years and spent his final two as the head of leadership at Sandhurst. He has led and participated in over thirty overseas expeditions, including time spent living with Cabecar Indians in Costa Rica.
Our team building expert, Lawrence has over 30 years experience in the business environment as a consultant, master facilitator, and soft-skills trainer. Lawrence has worked in the Middle East since 2005 and has delivered training programs for the retail, service, government, hospitality, financial, engineering, and entertainment industries. And he often does all this whilst using drums!
Jeanne-Marie is a leadership coach and talent management expert with more than 20 years of experience working within several highly regarded global companies including Novartis, Dell, Motorola and Al-Futtaim Group. Jeanne-Marie has been described as an insightful, trusted advisor with a strong bias for getting results. She enjoys hitting the golf ball around the desert in her spare time.
An experienced Learning & Development professional, Amandeep has worked as a trainer and coach with people and organizations from a wide array of sectors. He enjoys helping people improve their behavioral capabilities at the workplace. In his free time, he reads widely and plans his next vacation.
Dorota has 20 Years of international experience across Europe and Middle East in managerial positions with corporations such as Pepsi, Citibank, AD Council, and Hilti.
A genuine, confident, and passionate facilitator with the energy and enthusiasm to motivate people to accomplish results, Dorota likes to move fast but will slow down if you want to have a real “talent talk”.
After leading multinational operations and org development initiatives, Jonscott now focuses on developing C suite executives and growing organisations through a hands on and personal approach. He enjoys travel with his two college aged children and is an avid photographer
Hugo has spent over 25 years in getting the best out of people, formerly in the Army and now as an advisor, coach and mentor. Allowing people the space to make mistakes, helping them to learn from them and building confidence out of the experience are at the heart of his approach.
After holding senior management roles in the UK and Australia, Jane has spent the last 10 years working on executive coaching assignments and facilitating workshops. Jane enhances her clients coaching experience with a direct but empathic approach whether coaching one-to-one or working with teams. Although not interested in cricket Jane does fulfil the Australian stereotype by spending as much time as possible on the beach.
Susan is a certified facilitator who has spent her 35-year career in executive roles with leading organizations in Canada and the Middle East; and has worked with clients around the world. Her passion is helping organizations—in particular the leaders—to be the best versions of themselves. She does this by skilfully combining business acumen with leadership development, training and coaching, supported by a foundation of cultural competence. Susan is passionate about travel and has stories to tell from having visited every continent in this wonderful world.
Mohammad Safi is the Financial Controller for PDSi. Although he worked as a trainer on Accounting Software for a short time, his real career has been providing information to management to help them focus on the right things.