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Hazel Jackson - CEO of biz-group FZ LLC | Gazelles Accredited Coach

Hazel Jackson, CEO of biz-group and Strategy Coach

Hazel has built an impressive reputation and successful multi-million dollar business –  biz-group FZ LLC- during the past 18 years based in Dubai. Renowned for her high-energy business savvy, Hazel is the Past President of the UAE Chapter of the global Entrepreneur’s Organisation (EO), having founded her first training company in Dubai in 1993. This initial business has grown into a holding company with three successful divisions – biz-ability, increasing people performance through training and development, biz-events, the number one team building company in the region and biz-strategy, helping companies leverage business performance through strategic alignment and execution.

Each of the business divisions has been aligned with  top international partners.  This ensures the most up to date and relevant global thinking is bought to the region, whilst still being one of the few UAE grown businesses that truly understands the diverse workforce.

As an accredited ‘Gazelles’ business leadership coach, Hazel works closely with renowned business author and international speaker (coined ‘The Growth Guy’), Verne Harnish, author of famed Mastering the Rockefeller Habits. She has access to a global team of business coaches, attends Gazelles international summits and conferences to deliver global best practices for a Middle East business audience. Hazel is a certified Multipliers keynote speaker and presents this amazing insight on how leaders can maximize the intelligence in their workforce in a dynamic and thought provoking style.

A dynamic and commercially minded CEO and consultant, she has facilitated strategic workshops for a wide cross-section of organisations, working with senior management teams from such companies as Kraft EMEA, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Farah Leisure, Jumeirah Group, Abu Dhabi Finance, MGM Mirage Hospitality, THE One, EMAL, Proserv Technology, BMMI,  AECOM and Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council.

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Linda Berlot Sheffield - Consultant

Linda Berlot | Consultant

Linda is a Strategic Alignment specialist with more than 15 years experience in learning and development, has spent the last 9 years focusing on organizational culture and change and has been working in the UAE since 2004. In this role, she has been responsible for culture transformation and change management initiatives with particular emphasis on Organizational Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC, USA) and team coaching.

Linda’s experience in managing large scale culture and change projects brings skills which are well honed both in the GCC and internationally and delivers tangible results quickly and effectively across a wide range of sectors including hospitality, retail, travel, advertising, training and distribution. Prior to joining biz-ability, Linda provided her services to a large local retail company, first in the role of Group Learning and Development Officer and then in the role of Change Management expert responsible for creating the strategic direction for the change function and providing coaching and internal consulting services to the CEO and Executive Team, giving input and guidance on the people related issues during change initiatives.

Linda successfully assisted the company to transition from a family owned business to a corporate enterprise. Linda is an experienced HR professional with considerable international experience working in particular in the Southern African region – Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa; holding both operational and strategic Training and Development roles before forming her own consulting company in 1993 where the focus was on delivering cultural awareness and change programs to mid to large size organisations.

She brings this wealth of experience to biz-ability’s Strategic Alignment team by working with companies to focus on the key metrics, goals and business disciplines to help companies to get on track and stay on track in fast-moving environments. Linda is also a Co Active coach (Executive Coaching) and a certified (ICF accredited) Organizational Relationship Systems coach with a focus on coaching pairs, teams and groups to improve and maximize overall organizational performance.

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