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Tune in to the 14th episode of the Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation's series "Consulting Without Borders LIVE - Perspectives," featuring international consultants and experts dedicated to addressing global challenges, promoting professional excellence, and fostering a sustainable future.

On June 1 we were delighted to welcome Valeria Della Rosa (Italy), Founder and CEO of Oli help. Valeria has built an impressive career in both the private and public sector leveraging her expertise in delivering creative solutions and building high performing teams. Her passion for technology led her to Thoughtworks, where she gained extensive hands-on experience in product management and digital transformation. During her time at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, she held key leadership positions, working with consultants and businesses in the EBRD’s countries of operation, with a focus on driving social and economic change. However, it was her personal experience of behavioral change necessary to support her son that inspired her to create Oli help.

Valeria was a valued colleague of Gabriel Al-Salem at EBRD, and she played an instrumental role in establishing the Gabriel Al-Salem International Award for Excellence in Consulting after Gabriel’s passing. She was also an avid supporter and participant of the “Consulting Without Borders” conferences in Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Ukraine and Turkey.

During the live broadcast, Valeria shared her inspiring story of transformation from being a corporate executive to building her own business, which has a mission to empower parents of children with diverse minds. Valeria offered valuable insights on:

  • Unleashing personal potential: Harnessing your own struggles to inspire and empower others.
  • Finding purpose through lived experiences: supporting parents in navigating challenges related to their child’s diverse behavioral traits.
  • Building a purpose-driven business: Practical strategies and overcoming obstacles along the way.

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Tune in to the 13th episode of the Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation's series "Consulting Without Borders LIVE - Perspectives," which highlights international consultants and experts working to address global challenges, promote professional excellence, and build a sustainable future.

On May 1 we were delighted to welcome David Norman (USA), a Certified Management Consultant® (CMC®) and Certified Business Manager (CBM), who has nearly 50 years of consulting experience, including 11 years in executive coaching. Since 1995 his company David Norman & Associates has been offering results-oriented services to small and mid-sized companies, non-profit organizations, and governmental agencies with a focus on financial, operational, and general management consulting services tailored to the clients’ specific needs.

David served on the Institute of Management Consulting USA (IMC USA) Carolinas Chapter Board, the National Board of Directors and as CEO and Chairman of the Board. He is currently Chair of the Board of the IMC USA Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that focuses on ethics education.

In 2017, David was rewarded for his consulting achievements with the CMC®-AF (Academic Fellow by ICMCI) and in 2018, he was recognized as a Fellow of IMC USA (FCMC).

During the live broadcast, David focused on the following topics:

  • Reputational damage for consultants: causes and fixes;
  • How to differentiate you and your practice;
  • The path forward.

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Tune in to the 12th episode of the Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation's series "Consulting Without Borders LIVE - Perspectives," in which we spotlight international consultants, experts and leaders working to address global challenges, promote professional excellence, and build a sustainable future.

On April 1 we were delighted to welcome Dr. Stephen Tupper (UK), an international development consultant, who has been living and working in Ukraine for many years. After the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 Stephen spent a year there managing funds for small scale renovation and reconstruction projects.

During the live broadcast, Stephen focused on the following topics:

  • International and local consultants’ role in supporting Ukraine’s victory in the war and preparing the country for recovery;
  • The likely long-term social effects of the war;
  • The key stages in EU accession and the obstacles to this process.

Stephen has in-depth knowledge of donor instruments and processes based on more than 30 years of working experience with the EU, USAID, World Bank, EBRD and other institutions, including the private sector. He has played a key role in program and project cycle management in over 50 countries. Stephen has an extensive background in capacity building, working with key state institutions in the fields of economic policy, budget support, public finance, national and regional development planning, and team management for complex projects, often in challenging environments.

Since 2017 Stephen has been serving on the Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation’s Board of Directors.

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Tune in to the replay of thе 11th episode of the Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation's series "Consulting Without Borders LIVE - Perspectives," in which we engage with international consultants and experts working to address global challenges, promote professional excellence, and build a sustainable future.

On March 1, 2023, at 13:00 GMT, we were delighted to welcome Anya Al-Salem, Master's of Science student of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University (the Netherlands), specializing in Energy and Materials. During her studies, Anya has developed a particular interest in the academic sub-discipline and movement of degrowth, and she is currently writing her master’s thesis about degrowth of the European aviation industry.

Anya is a member of the Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation’s Board of Directors and leads the Foundation’s activities related to sustainability.

On March 1, Anya discussed ‘greenwashing,’ which refers to the deceptive messaging disseminated by organizations to misleadingly portray themselves as environmentally responsible and thereby improve their public image. Such disinformation is particularly dangerous because it can stall effective and urgently needed action on climate change. Anya will specifically discuss the results of a research project she worked on in 2022, which analyses the changes in public communications of the top five oil and gas ‘supermajor’ companies – BP, Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil, and TotalEnergies – since the onset of the war in Ukraine and provides recommendations for strategies to effectively combat greenwashing.

The research was conducted in a team of six Utrecht University master’s students in collaboration with Solid Sustainability Research, InfluenceMap , and Reclame Fossielvrij (Fossil Free Advertising). The research builds on InfluenceMap’s 2022 report Big Oil's Real Agenda on Climate Change, which compares and contrasts the public communications, business operations, and policy engagement of the top five oil and gas ‘supermajors.’

Anya focusеd on the following questions during the livestream:

  • What is ‘greenwashing,’ and why is it dangerous?
  • How did the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 affect the public communications of oil and gas ‘supermajors’?
  • What are the best strategies to fight greenwashing and hold polluting companies accountable for their detrimental impact on the environment?

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Watch the replay of the 10th episode of the Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation's series "Consulting Without Borders LIVE - Perspectives," in which we feature prominent international consultants and experts working to address global challenges, promote professional excellence, and build a sustainable future.

On December 1, 2022 at 13:00 GMT, we were delighted to welcome Nick Shepherd (Canada), who is an activist at Responsible Business 2030, director at EduVision Inc., thinker, author and futurist. He is a Fellow Certified Management Consultant (FCMC) and served as one of Canada’s trustees at the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI), where he led the development of the globally recognized competency framework. Nick has been involved in both the Canadian CMC organization holding several roles, and worked with other developing consulting institutes in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and the Caribbean Institute of Management Consultants.

For over 25 years, Nick has also been running his own consulting and professional development company, where his work gradually evolved to focus on the human dimensions of business. While Nick is officially retired now after a career spanning over fifty years, he continues to be active in this area, particularly in corporate culture, which brought him to his present role in the “responsible business” movement.

Business plays an important role within any society. Yet in recent years, business has been criticized for fraudulent and illegal activity, unethical conduct, greed and acting for the sole benefit of shareholders while neglecting its negative impact on society. Can business change its ways and re-invent itself to become more responsible?

With a goal to build awareness of the challenges of transforming businesses and the various initiatives underway that are seeking to change the way “business does business,” Nick focused on the following questions during the livestream:

  1. What evidence do we have that change is needed?
  2. Can business truly change, and what are the barriers to making this happen?
  3. What is responsible business, and what must be part of the solution?

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Tune in to the replay of the 9th episode of the Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation's series "Consulting Without Borders LIVE - Perspectives," in which we feature prominent international consultants and experts working to address global challenges, promote professional excellence, and build a sustainable future.

On November 1, 2022 at 13:00 GMT, we were delighted to welcome Bat-Orshikh Erdenebat (Mongolia), Certified Management Consultant and Chief Advisor at Development Solutions NGO, where he has been working on sustainable tourism and local community development programs, as well as projects targeting Mongolian youth and women, specifically youth employment and entrepreneurship, and women business incubators. This work has been funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB), World Bank, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Swiss Development Cooperation, The Asia Foundation, and other multilateral donor organizations.

For its outstanding achievements and professional excellence, Development Solutions NGO became the winner of the Gabriel Al-Salem International Award for Excellence in Consulting in 2012 and 2013.

Bat-Orshikh is a member of the Management Consultants’ Institute and Mentoring Institute of Mongolia and Youth Business International in the UK. He is also a DBA candidate in Management and Leadership at the Business Institute in Prague, Czech Republic.

During the livestream we discussed::

  1. Current economic, social and environmental challenges and opportunities in Mongolia;
  2. The “New Recovery Policy” and its aim to address key economic constraints in Mongolia and increase the livelihood of Mongolian people;
  3. The role of Mongolian youth in the country’s stability and sustainable development.

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Tune in to the replay of the 8th episode of the Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation's series "Consulting Without Borders LIVE - Perspectives," in which we feature prominent international consultants and experts promoting professional excellence and building a sustainable future.

On October 1, 2022 at 13:00 GMT, we were delighted to welcome Valentina Grigoryeva (Kazakhstan), Certified Management Consultant specializing in organizational development, corporate strategy, and management and personnel growth. Valentina is also a highly acclaimed business trainer with a focus on leadership and management skills; specifically, she is an accredited trainer of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and International Council for Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI).

Valentina has worked as a management consultant since 2003 and implemented over 60 consulting projects and hundreds of business trainings in Central Asia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Romania, Macedonia and Russia.

Since 2010, Valentina has been the Chairman of the Professional Development Committee in the Kazakhstan Chamber of Management Consultants (CMC Kazakhstan). She has also served as an expert assessor for CMC Certification. CMC Kazakhstan won the Gabriel Al-Salem International Award for Excellence in Consulting in 2013.

Valentina will share her personal story of becoming a consultant in Kazakhstan and how she grew to be one of the founders and leaders of CMC Kazakhstan.

You will learn:

  1. How the consulting industry in Kazakhstan progressed from a small group of scattered consultants (who didn’t even fully realize they were consultants), to a professional nationwide organization with deep international connections;
  2. How partnerships played an important role in CMC Kazakhstan’s ultimate success;;
  3. How challenges shaped CMC Kazakhstan into a highly valued consultants’ hub, which promotes professional excellence and provides outstanding support to its members and the Central Asia consulting community

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Welcome to the Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation's live series "Consulting Without Borders - Perspectives," in which we feature prominent international consultants and experts engaging in work related to global challenges.

On September 1, 2022, we were delighted to welcome Dr. Azamat Temirkulov, developer of the Green Economy Model of Kyrgyzstan. He is also Department Head at the President’s Administration, where he leads the development and implementation of the Model. In the past, Azamat worked as an analytical expert at the Security Council of the Kyrgyz Republic and as an Associate Professor at the American University of Central Asia. Azamat earned his PhD in Political Science from the Institute for Peace and Security Research (IFSH) at Hamburg University.

Azamat is a winner of the Gabriel Al-Salem International Award for Excellence in Consulting (2019) in the category "Green Economy."

Azamat shared the story of the Green Economy Model of Kyrgyzstan, specifically:

  1. How the Green Economy Model was created and its importance for the development of Kyrgyzstan;
  2. How the Green Economy Model was successfully promoted in the Kyrgyzstan government, the Parliament, mass media and the public, making it a national program;
  3. Current achievements in the Model’s implementation.

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Welcome to the 6th episode of the Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation's live series "Consulting Without Borders - Perspectives," in which we feature prominent international consultants and experts engaging in work related to global challenges.

On August 1, 2022, we were delighted to talk to Sanjay Saxena, Managing Director of Total Synergy Consulting based out of New Delhi India and providing consulting services for development sector projects worldwide.

Sanjay has worked on more than 150 development projects in 35 countries with ADB, World Bank, African Development Bank, UNDP, UNOPS, UNICEF, DFID, DFAT, JBIC, etc. He is a Fellow Cost and Management Accountant (ICWA), holds an international Post Graduate Diploma in Urban Management and Planning, and advanced Diplomas in Computer Software Applications. Sanjay has worked extensively in four areas – Governance, e-Governance, Public Financial Management (PFM) and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E). He has published over 170 books on e-governance, MIS and ICT, which are used by over 700 colleges and universities in India as course material for graduate and post graduate levels.During the broadcast on August 1, Sanjay will share insights into his 30-year consulting career managing multi-disciplinary international teams and engaging with a range of public, private, community and non-governmental stakeholders for the successful design and implementation of various projects and programs.

During the show Sanjay specifically addressed the issue of Resilience and why it matters in consulting practice and individual and societal life. The conversation focused on:

  1. How sudden shocks, intense events and calamities in our world disrupt the balance of life, both for individuals and for societies;
  2. How to plan for mitigating the risks and developing the ability to deal with adverse events for survival and well-being of all those who are impacted; and
  3. How to find ways to cope and accept what has happened, adapt, and move forward constructively.

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Welcome to the Gabriel Al-Salem Foundation's live series "Consulting Without Borders - Perspectives," in which we feature prominent international consultants and experts engaging in work related to global challenges.

On July 1, 2022 we were delighted to welcome Elena Yuzkova, who joined us from Kyiv, Ukraine in a conversation on consulting, leadership, business, and volunteering in Ukraine during the war.

Elena is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and Vice-President of the Institute of Management Consultants of Ukraine. She is also a business coach, facilitator, and mediator with over 20 years of experience. Elena teaches at MIM-Kyiv Business School and is the founder and CEO of “The Epoch of International Education.”

Under Nurzat’s leadership, the UNISON Group has implemented over 40 successful projects in Central Asia. In 2020, it won the Gabriel Al-Salem International Award for Excellence in Consulting in the category "Green Economy and Environmental Protection" for the project “Stimulating energy conservation and resource efficiency in the private residential and business sector in the Kyrgyz Republic by building national green finance capacities.”

During the broadcast on July 1, Elena talked about her consulting career, as well as:

  1. Insights into 100+ days of the 8-year war in Ukraine;
  2. Management consulting in Ukraine: challenges and unique opportunities;
  3. Volunteering and charitable initiatives by Ukrainian local businesses.

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