Azhar Syed, CPA, PCC

Influence, Stakeholder Management, Strategic Thinking/Planning, Global Perspective, Emotional Intelligence

Executive Coach / Facilitator

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Azhar is an experienced executive coach with over 30 years of leadership experience as CEO, CFO, CPO, and board member, setting strategic objectives and making significant decisions at global companies. Azhar’s superpower lies in his ability to empathize with his clients and understand the complexities of top leadership, having been in their shoes and faced similar challenges.

Coaching Philosophy

Azhar’s coaching approach is client-centered leveraging clients’ unique strengths and values to help them create transformational and sustainable change that aligns with their personal and professional goals. By developing a growth mindset and embracing new perspectives, clients can navigate complex challenges and achieve their desired outcomes.

Results Achieved

Clients appreciate Azhar for his curiosity, presence, and insightful observations. A couple of client testimonials:
“Working with Azhar was a game-changer. He helped me gain new insights into my strengths and potential, specifically in leading change, prioritization, and team-building which I could leverage to achieve success in my change program”, Senior Executive, Technology Company.
“Our coaching conversations have given me valuable space to think, reflect, and correct in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment. The insights and strategies gained through coaching have empowered me to make better decisions, take bold actions, and achieve greater success” CIO, a food processing & packaging company.

Professional/Corporate Experience

  • Leadership Coach, The Doerr Institute at Rice, and Tetra Pak Group
  • Executive Coach, LHH

Education, Certifications & Awards

  • Graduate, Executive & Professional Coaching, University of Texas
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • ICF PCC Certified Coach
  • EQi & Hogan certified
  • Authorized Partner, Willey & Sons –DiSC; Five Behaviors of a cohesive team
    Directorship Certified™, National Association of Corporate Directors

Areas Of Coaching Expertise

  • Strategy and decision-making
  • Leading change and resilience
  • Team building and collaboration
  • Prioritization and work-life balance

Industry Experience

  • Food and Beverage
  • FMCG
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • E-commerce
  • Financial Services
  • Health Care

Functional Experience

  • Supply Chain Operations
  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Business Development & Sales
  • Governance, Risk & Compliance
  • Business Transformation
  • Finance & Control

Languages & International Experience

  • Lived and worked in the Middle East, Europe, and North America
  • Travelled to +100 countries engaging employees, customers & suppliers

Levels Coached

  • CEO / C Suite
  • Founders & Owners

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