A Learning & Talent Development Specialist, assistant professor of psychology and the owner of Life Clubs UAE, residing with her family in Dubai.
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem (a featured author 2 years running at the prestigious Emirates International Literature Festival) between 1998-2013, lectured at university on a wide range of courses such as Introduction to Psychology, Cross Cultural Psychology, Social Psychology, Pathologies and Business Psychology. She has studied and worked in different parts of the world, including the USA, Canada, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates and the UK. Dr. Shaheem appreciates the importance of cultural relativity and tries to find both similarities as well as significant cultural variations in human cognition, emotions and behavior. After all differences should not be deficiencies.
Currently, Dr. Shaheem is an enthusiastic learning and development professional, both as a psychology lecturer and corporate consultant, with a successful track record in the design, development and delivery of culturally relevant, innovative courses and business/leadership training programs. Main areas of expertise include training needs analysis, mentoring, assessments, devising and implement coherent developmental strategies whilst improving internal processes and procedures within a demanding environment. Has a theoretical and practical understanding of employee’s psychological needs, highlighting areas needing improvement and creatively arriving at solutions. Meets deadlines consistently and works well individually and as part of a team. Appreciative of organizational diversity and would like to contribute to a dynamic and growing establishment to inspire, improve and assist employees to preform more successfully.