Ben Dobbs is an independent leadership and communications trainer and executive coach originally from York in the UK.
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 Nestle, GE, Statoil, BP, Premier Farnell, GDF Suez, Schneider Electric and Sberbank), universities, business schools 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, during which time his study focused on culture and training people to communicate and work intercultural; other qualifications include the ILM Level 7 Diploma in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring and the Cambridge CELTA. He is also a frequent conference presenter, talking recently in the Czech Republic, Poland and the UK on issues of business communication and culture. 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).
Ben specializes in intensive courses of two to five days and is particularly interested in communications (interpersonal and intercultural), coaching and leadership in diverse environments, real and virtual teams, and working in often ambiguous global contexts. He has recently delivered leadership, interpersonal and intercultural skills training in the UAE, Russia, China and Switzerland.
Professionally, Ben enjoys creating and devising courses to meet the differing needs of participants and seeing his trainees and coaches find unique paths to success through training and coaching.