Professional & Creative Arts Résumé

My Life So Far

As-Salâmu ‘Alaykum wa Raĥmatullâhi wa Barakâtuhu,

I’m in the intriguing field of Human Behaviour, Growth and Potential, and fortunate to work as a Consultant, Facilitator and Speaker.

My previous work experience was in TV media focussing on broadcast journalism, programme producing and training. I wrote articles for various newspapers and websites. In addition, I proofread, edited and copy-edited written works for others whose books have been published and are in the process of being published.

I specialised in filmmaking (screenwriting and directing) and published a book entitled, Biased Pictures: On Prejudice in Filmmaking in 2011.

I write plays, scripts, poetry (in standard Arabic and, to a lesser degree, in the Qatari dialect) and lyrics. Both my lyrics and some of my poetry were sung by various artists in the GCC. I published my second book, Poems in Time of Siege in 2018.

I reside in Qatar, my homeland, where I was born and bred, with my wife Rabab, the daughter of the late Maher Abdullah, an AromArtisan™, a Visual Artist & Designer, and Writer & Poet.


Training

2016

2015

2004

• Certified Corporate TRAINER (CCT)

• Certified PRACTITIONER of Neuro Conditioning Dynamics (NCD)

• Certified PRACTITIONER of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)

  • DIPLOMA in Arabic Graphology

2003

1997

  • DIPLOMA in Strategic Planning

Work History

2002–2019

  • Bespoke Self-Growth CONSULTANCY and COACHING
  • MEDIA SPECIALIST

1998–2011

  • ALJAZEERA NETWORK:

• Broadcast journalist, correspondent and programme producer

• Designed a training diploma course The Complete Journalist (co-created with the late Maher Abdullah) – Aljazeera Media Training and Development Centre

• Trained several news anchors, programme presenters, field correspondents and in-house broadcast journalists

2008–2010

  • WEEKLY COLUMNIST: Al-Arab newspaper
  • WEEKLY COLUMNIST: Aljazeera Talk website

2006

2004

  • EDITOR: A Guide to Field-Filming for Aljazeera Channel by Riyad Mohammed

1996

  • EDITOR: Insights in the Art of Leadership by Ahmad Ali El-Emadi

1991–1998

  • MAJORED in English Literature and Applied Linguistics (Qatar University)

Creative Arts

 

Author and Poet

2018

  • Poems in Time of Siege

2011

  • Biased Pictures: On Prejudice in Filmmaking
 

Playwright

2012

  • WROTE The Last [Defence] Line: Awarded best PLAYSCRIPT in the Youth Festival for Theatre

2010

  • WROTE In the Darkness of the Well: Won first prize in a Theatrical Writing Contest organised by Doha – The Capital of Arab Culture 2010

2003

  • WROTE second play, At the Bottom of the Well

1998

  • WROTE first play, Waiting for Godot – An Arab Perspective for a New Godot: Performed at the International Day Theatre celebration
 

Lyricist for Theatre

2012

  • LYRICS: The Whispers of Chairs play

2001

  • LYRICS: Emergency Meeting play

2000

  • LYRICS: The Captured play

1999

  • LYRICS: Check Mate play
 

Filmmaker

2009

  • FIRST AD and CO-PRODUCER of Doha–Montreal–Doha documentary for Qatar’s National Day Celebration Committee (Director: Khairy Besharah)
  • DIRECTED and PRODUCED an introductory/orientation film for Qatar University Faculty of Shari’a Law

2008

2006

  • FIRST AD and POST-PRODUCTION COORDINATOR of short film Needlewood Antiques
  • SOUND RECORDIST and POST-PRODUCTION COORDINATOR of short film Purgatory

 

 

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Testimonials 

Valuable words from people who knew me in my career and creative life: personalities I cherish and I’m honoured by their testimonials as well as satisfied clients regarding my training, consultation and facilitation. I pray to The All-Mighty ﷻ to make me better than what they think of me and not hold me accountable for their words and forgive what they don’t know [about me].

Valuable Appreciations


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