Catherine Bentley

Catherine Bentley


Catherine is a passionate, energetic coach, facilitator and assessor, whose curiosity about the potential of individuals and commitment to harnessing and nurturing talent shine through in all of her assignments.

Leadership Development & Consulting Experience

Currently a Senior Managing Partner within a leading UAE training and development organisation with 17 years’ experience in the Gulf region. Proven track record in Business Management, Marketing Strategy, Recruitment, Assessment and Training & Development for Executive and Senior Management levels within Multinational, Enterprise and SME organisations.

Representative Recent Client Engagements:

  • Coached Financial Services Executive Board Members in Business Planning and Communication Skills
  • Coached over 100 senior executives of a high profile Middle East bank in the development and application of Emotional Intelligence competencies to enhance leadership and team performance and reduce staff turnover
  • Developed and implemented Business Skills Development Programs for luxury retailer customer service teams
  • Coached Emirati professionals in Professional Presence to prepare for career fast-tracking
  • Designed and delivered tailored a range of soft skills development programmes for Hospitality and Healthcare Sector Clients
  • Coached a Leading Medical Practitioner Executive Team through significant business and operational change processes to develop recruitment, succession planning, leadership and team skills

Other relevant experience

Whilst in corporate life, Catherine acquired the following experience:

  • Senior Business Manager – UK Financial Services
  • Senior Consultant – Career Transition - LHH Gulf
  • Marketing Manager
  • Managing Partner
  • Director / Business Owner

Education, Qualifications & Certifications

  • MA Honours English Language – University of Edinburgh
  • Marketing Diploma
  • TESOL – Qualified
  • EQ Practitioner
  • Six Seconds Qualified Assessor: Vital Signs, EQ Plus Motivation Assessments



Contact Details

Linkedin: Catherine Bentley