Kristen Coakley

Hi, I’m Kristen

I am an HR Consultant and Professional Coach who uses coaching as a foundation to challenge, energize and motivate my clients. My passion is to work with people to design their lives strategically so that it is built around what is truly important to them.

I believe that learning and development is ongoing and can happen at any stage of life if we chose. I personally am a dedicated life-long learner both through academics and through a love of travelling and exploring the world. I have a BA in Psychology from York University, Canada, a Certificate in Professional Coaching from Full Circle Global, UK, and am a BPS certified psychometric test user. I am currently researching my dissertation for a MSc in Psychology through the University of Liverpool, UK which focuses on UAE-based working mothers perceptions of work-life balance.

I am a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), British Psychological Society (BPS), and an associate member of the CIPD.

I have always known that I wanted to work with people and developed the core of my experience from over 11 years in the Middle East in Human Resources Management. I have worked across banking, professional services, real estate, FMCG, consulting, telecommunications, and retail. I love start-up projects and change management and have been part of two Islamic banking startups as well as supporting SME businesses in the region.


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Professional Qualifications

(Ongoing) MSc in Psychology, University of Liverpool, UK

(Ongoing) Diploma in Professional Coaching, Full Circle Global, UK

(Ongoing) Advanced Diploma in HRM, ICS Learn, UK (CIPD)

2018 CPCP, Full Circle Global, UK

2018 BPS Occupational & Personality Test User (RQTU: 463987)

2016 Certified Psychometric Test Professional, CAMI/Middle Earth, UAE

2013 Certified NLP Practitioner, Matrix Training, UAE

2013 Certified NLP Coach, Matrix Training, UAE

2010 HR Practices; HR: Foundations of Employee Relations; HR: Staffing & Selection Certificates; HR Management, Cornell University, USA

2004  BA Hons. Double Major in Psychology & English, York University, Canada

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