Every once in a awhile, if you’re lucky, you get a chance to work with a mentor who is able to not only identify opportunities in your organization, but also knows how to make those opportunities blossom and grow. Sam has done this and much more several times for me in my career. He is an amazing leader and mentor, and knows how to lead and motivate individuals as well as groups into becoming high performing achievers.
In Dubai, India, Egypt or anywhere else I have ever worked with Sam, he has always delivered on his promises. Employees get involved and discover how to unlock their full potential. They also get excited about what they are doing and produce amazing results. When it comes to coaching me on an individual basis, Sam always is able to cut to the chase and get me to discover within myself even greater potential.
When times are tough, the intuitive reaction for most is to cut back. When it comes to Sam, this is when you need him most! He can unlock potential within yourself, your employees or your Senior Management team that you did not know even existed and they haven't used yet to solve business issues. This leads to break-through results, which are exactly what we need in both good times and not so good times.
I obviously recommend Sam highly, and look forward to the next time I get to work with him."
Managing Director, FedEx
Sam has helped me in my work over the last 10 years. He has helped to develop a great company culture enabling the organization to become a global leader in its field. He has facilitated change, developed talent and coached individuals at all levels of the organization. He builds trust and is 100% loyal to his clients. He is honest and forthcoming and will give you his opinion honestly. Sam is also very knowledgeable, an excellent presenter/story teller, and a confident and successful trainer who captivates and engages his audience."
Managing Director, International Tanker Management
I have known Sam for over ten years and my first encounter with him was in Dubai, UAE where Sam was presenting to the leadership team of 3M Middle East Operations on "opportunity"..... First thing that appealed to me about Sam was his knowledge in matters/observations of direct relevance to our company and how current he actually was. I have developed a professional relationship with him over the years and have in a number of occasions found my self “selling” his capabilities…. One more thing he is great at, developing relationships! I look forward to the opportunity to work with Sam again or to be a part of one of his presentations…. Got to hear it!!!"
Strategic Planning, 3M
Sam was a great help to us as we developed and codified our Vision, Values and Mission. His practical approach and advice prompted us to broaden our thinking and the end result has been a great success and extremely well received by customers and our staff."
CEO, International Bank of Qatar
I have been associated with Sam in some projects which he did for our company. Sam, known as Storyteller, is a master in organization innovation and strategy. He is brutally honest and works best at making companies world class. Sam also comes up with simple implementable ideas to complex problems. A session with Sam will leave the listener fully energized and able to think out of the box."
CIO, Mazrui Holdings