The Market-Leading Masterclass For Women Executives

Participants will develop leadership and coaching skills, confidence, self-awareness and understanding of their core competencies and strengths.


I attended Rowena's training on Woman in Leadership in Vienna last week and must say that it was amazing for many reasons:
1. It made me realize how important it is to have and show female role models, who have not changed to "better men" but kept their feminine approach so that other women are encouraged to follow
Rowena provided a lot of insights and useful, simple models not only from her professional career as a leader but also from her experience in psychotherapy which was adding an important dimension.
Eventually it all came together for me in the questions of "Do I know my self well enough to lead myself?" and "Would I want to be lead by me?" which build a great foundation of constant self reflection. After all this is what makes us grow.
Thank you Rowena for this two days which were over far to soon!
Silvia Imre
Head of HR Slovakia & Western Europe, EMEA Partner CorSo - Swiss Re



Rowena Khanna


Rowena Khanna an ICF ACC Accredited Coach and NLP Business Practitioner, an Integrative Psychotherapist Member of UKCP Group Process Facilitation, a World of Learning Awards Finalist and a Selected Coach at the London Business School with over 25 years of experience working with leadership teams and managers in both public and private sector organisations across the UK, the Gulf and worldwide.

Her global experience and qualification as a psychotherapist means that she has extensive knowledge of the human condition from a clinical point of view, as well as understanding the nuances of cultural context, setting her far apart from other trainers in this field.

She has worked globally running inspirational events and specialises in working with diverse audiences and particularly with groups of women.  

Her trainings are fully participative with psychological depth and lots of practical examples and according to clients, are completely life changing.

Program Overview

♦This event explores the current situation for women in leadership and provides a space for women to speak openly about the challenges they face and identify strategies to overcome them.

♦The programme will take the group on a journey of self-discovery and self-mastery. 

♦It will enable participants to understand and leverage their core strengths to become authentic leaders and role- models who empower others. 

♦Participants will develop leadership and coaching skills, confidence, self-awareness and understanding of their core competencies and strengths. 

♦The interactive sessions will provide practical tools to increase self-confidence.


♦Understand yourself as an empowered leader and identify strategies for overcoming the challenges facing women as leaders in the workplace

♦Explore leadership attributes and their associated behaviours that need to be demonstrated within your work environment

♦Identify your communication preferences and how to communicate effectively in all directions using the appropriate language, tone and levels of assertion

♦To know how to develop self-awareness, charisma and energy from the inside-out in yourself and others and inspire a high-performing culture through being a great role-model and motivator

♦Practice delivering impactful proposals to get results and a clear action plan

♦Develop your emotional intelligence when dealing with challenging behaviours in meetings and across departments

♦Experience the value and power of coaching as a change management intervention forunlocking the potential and creating a culture of learning throughout your organisation

Learning Outcomes As a consequence of attending this programme you will:

♦Be empowered and know how to empower others around you

♦Understand your leadership style, capacity and attributes so that you can return to the workplace and discuss your future progression within the organisation

♦Refine your ability to communicate in a variety of styles in all directions across the organization

♦Gain the skills to influence and sell ideas in meetings

♦Understand your emotional competencies and how to demonstrate emotional intelligence

♦Know how to deliver structured and professional positive and negative feedback to get results

♦Believe in yourself, your abilities and your potential as a current or future leader

You will complete two psychometric tests to strengthen your skills in a management or leadership role

About the psychometric tests:

1. Social Styles: This is a communication styles questionnaire which we will use to explore relationship dynamics and how to adapt your communication style in various challenging situations with internal and external customers or colleagues.

2. EQ Competencies: These questionnaires will help you look at your strengths and weaknesses in terms of your emotional intelligence.

Tailor-made to be culturally relevant for the GCC


I truly enjoyed the Women in Leadership event.

For me it was exactly the right mix of discussions, self-reflection and observations in little try-outs and a great opportunity to share experiences with other female leaders from different industries. It was inspiring to witness Rowena's capabilities in attuning to the audience, creating a warm and safe atmosphere while setting clear boundaries and targets.

A warm recommendation from my side for every female leader interested in strengthening their leadership skills and in digging deeper on gender related aspects.”
Alexandra Langmann
Director Packaging Operations - Fresenius Kabi


  •  Rowena Khanna 9.00 - 10.30
    Rowena Khanna

    Session 1 - The Global Picture and Your Vision of yourself as a Leader

    This will be an interactive opportunity to set the scene with your fellow course participants with an engaging activity to explore your personal leadership style and your vision of yourself as a leader.



    • Explore the changing role of women in the workplace
    • Develop a vision of yourself as a leader
    • Raise awareness of the challenges within the workplace for aspiring female leaders


    Method: PowerPoint presentation, group discussion and self-reflection

  • 10.30 - 10.45


  •  Rowena Khanna 10.45 - 12.30
    Rowena Khanna

    Session 2 – Learning to Lead


    • Explore the specific leadership attributes and their associated behaviours that need to be demonstrated within your work environment
    • Discover how can you win credibility both within and beyond your organization through being accountable
    • Consider the kind of role-model you are when faced with challenges


    Method: PowerPoint presentation, group discussion and self-reflection

  • 12.30 - 13.30 LUNCH



  •  Rowena Khanna 13.30 - 15.00
    Rowena Khanna

    Session 3 – Authentic Leadership


    • Consider how to create a culture of safety and trust using Covey’s 13 Trust behaviours
    • Discover your communication style using the Social Styles questionnaire
    • Reflect on your communication style and the challenges of working with difference and diversity

  • 15.00 - 15.15


  •  Rowena Khanna 15.15 - 17.00
    Rowena Khanna

    Session 4 – Authentic listening


    • Gain an insight into the importance of listening on a deeper level to oneself and others to truly understand
    • Practice listening on three different levels
    • Learn how to facilitate honest and meaningful dialogue with colleagues to influence and persuade


    Method: PowerPoint presentation, group discussion, syndicate exercise

  •  Rowena Khanna 09.00 - 10.30
    Rowena Khanna

    Session 5 – Nurturing Self-Esteem


    • Understand the importance of self-awareness when developing confidence
    • Reflect on the difference between self-confidence and self-esteem
    • Consider your presence and personal impact in front of an audience


    Method: PowerPoint presentation, group discussion and small group discussion, self-reflection

  • 10.30 - 10.45


  •  Rowena Khanna 10.45 - 12.30
    Rowena Khanna

    Session 6 – PROVE IT! – Sell your business idea


    • Explore your presence and know how to develop confidence, charisma and energy from the inside-out
    • Practice structuring a business proposal and selling an idea to your team
    • Gain specific feedback on your vocal ability, presence and influencing skills
    • Experience the power of authentic communication and the importance of self-belief


    Method: PowerPoint presentation, proposal delivery in small groups with feedback from the trainer

  • 12.30 - 13.30 LUNCH



  •  Rowena Khanna 13.30 - 14.30
    Rowena Khanna

    Session 7 – Understanding your motivational style and managing conflict


    • Understand your motivational style and what drives you to be successful
    • Identify areas for development and develop a personal formula for coping with challenging relationships
    • Explore the role of a manager in facing and resolving personality clashes and conflict
    • Discover your personal conflict resolution style as a woman in the workplace
    • Discuss strategies and approaches to handling conflict at work


    Method: Small group discussion, PowerPoint slides and trainer presentation/summary slides, open theatre-forum dialogue

  •  Rowena Khanna 14.30 - 15.30
    Rowena Khanna

    Session 8 – What is EQ?


    • Understand the key concepts of emotional intelligence for women in the workplace
    • Recognise the need to identify and respond to your emotions
    • Reflect on the emotional ‘charge’ in your current working relationships
    • Practice delivering challenging feedback with EQ


    Method: Small group discussion, PowerPoint slides and trainer presentation/summary slides, open theatre-forum dialogue

  • 15.30 - 15.45


  •  Rowena Khanna 15.45 - 17.00
    Rowena Khanna

    Session 9 – Coaching and Learning Review


    • Practice 3-way coaching and action planning based on this event
    • Reflect on personal competencies and create well-formed outcomes for personal EQ challenges
    • Review the learning from the 2 days
    • Create an action plan for return to the workplace


    Method: Small group discussion, PowerPoint slides and trainer presentation/summary slides, individual presentations



“The Authentic Leader – Power and Responsibility” – Rowena Khanna

There’s a memorable line in Spiderman – ‘With great power comes great responsibility’ and yet the film doesn’t overtly state what responsibility means to Peter Parker on a personal level.  They say you teach what you need to learn and early in my career I was delegated the task of delivering hundreds (yes hundreds) of Assertiveness programmes.  I remember listening to many stories of workplace bullying, abuse and power games and at the time (20 years ago) I was really quite shocked that those things were still going on.  Whilst things have become more transparent these days with the internet the stories of power-play are still being shared in my 1-2-1 coaching sessions as frequently as they were 20 years ago.

Read the full article on Linkedin here:

Women in Leadership – Exciting times” – Rowena Khanna

I just want to take a moment to celebrate the inspirational women who I have had the privilege to meet in my recent ‘Women in Leadership’ events and personal coaching sessions.  Women are living very difficult questions – how can they be unashamedly themselves in what is still a male-dominated environment?  How can they be great mothers to their children and yet still fulfil their dreams and ambitions?  How can they role-model the kind of leadership behaviours that they would want younger women to be inspired by?  How can they feel better about themselves even though they’ve made it to the peak of their professional lives and yet still feel they aren’t good enough?

Read the full article on Linkedin here:

Creative Training Design – A Breath of Fresh air in your Business?” – Rowena Khanna

I’ve been in L&D now for over 20 years and it’s refreshing to see now that organisations are realising the importance of investing in the quality of their training materials. For years I was frustrated by outdated and theoretical content that really didn’t resonate with the people in the room and wasn’t what they actually needed in order to get better at what they do day to day. Often training design is considered a luxury and not a necessity but thankfully things are changing.

Read the full article on Linkedin here:

Leaders face your wounds – Hurt people hurt people” – Rowena Khanna

Recently in my leadership events I’ve noticed one session has people literally on the edge of their seats hanging onto my every word. No it’s not about gender equality, resilience or agile learning…….it is when I start talking about self-esteem. How can it be that people who are at the top of their career ladder who have achieved things beyond their wildest dreams are still struggling with feeling worthy, enough and good about themselves?

Read the full article on Linkedin here:

Women Economic Empowerment Global Summit 2019
Dec 10 & 11, 2019 – Sharjah, UAE

The Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS) is a significant collaboration between NAMA and UN Women, addressing women participation in the economy and the advancement of women in professional paths, and promoting equal opportunities for women entrepreneurs locally and globally. It also aims to contribute to advancing the women’s economic agenda of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Read more here:

The Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS) 2019 – Sharjah

The Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS) is a significant collaboration between NAMA and UN Women, addressing equal opportunities for women entrepreneurs locally and globally. It also aims to fulfil the women’s economic empowerment dimensions of the 2030 Sustainable Development goals (SDGs).

The Summit, which is held every two years, promotes women’s achievements in various economic sectors, gives women access to the market and emerging economic sectors, as well as provides a platform to share best practices and commitment to action to create an enabling economy for women.

Read more here:

The UAE’s Empowerment Of Women Is An Example For The World To Follow –

Manar Al Hinai, GUEST WRITER, Managing Director, Move Consultancy
March 7, 2019

50 years ago, the role of women of the region in the economy was very limited. We did not have world renowned businesswomen or ministers of states, and none of our women made it to a Forbes list. Fast forward to the present day, the UAE has made noteworthy progress on the women empowerment front, which has rivalled developed nations worldwide and become a role model for other countries to follow.

According to the World Economic Forum 2016 Global Gender Gap Report, the UAE is ranked as a leading country when it comes to gender equality in the region. In 2015, the UAE established the Gender Balance Council- a federal entity that enhances and increases women’s role in leadership positions. Other organizations such as Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) are actively promoting gender equality not only in the UAE, but within the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Among their many initiatives is the UAE Women Leadership Program, which provides leadership training programs for Emirati women.

Read the full article at here:

Women in leadership: beyond policy to progress – Grant Thornton

08 Mar 2018

In this annual report released to coincide with International Women’s Day on 8 March 2018, we share the views of private-sector professionals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as well as the comparative global position from results accumulated over the past 14 years from Grant Thornton’s International Business Report.

Significantly, this year’s report finds that whilst businesses globally may have more women in senior management than in previous years, gender diversity gaps remain at a leadership level. The research suggests that organisations are ‘complying’ with the need for diversity to avoid an all-male leadership team, rather than creating an authentic and inclusive culture which leads to a genuinely diverse senior management team.

Read the full report from Grant Thornton here:



Sharjah – United Arab Emirates

Contact for more info:

Name: Laszlo Peter – Head of Business Development

Phone: +3620 522 2194



March 25, 2020


March 26, 2020


18 km from Dubai World Trade Centre

15 km from Dubai Airport

Getting to Sharjah from Dubai is very easy.

The Khalid Lake area is about 15-20 km from downtown Dubai and only 15km from Dubai Airport.

Traffic is not a problem either, as the congestion happens going from Sharjah to Dubai in the morning and coming from Dubai to Sharjah in the evening.  You will be going the opposite way, with little traffic.

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