Maqsood is passionate about finding ways to assist leaders globally in quickly reaching their own ‘next phase’—using his varied background and cross-cultural experiences in Performance Management, particularly in Sales, Leadership, Marketing & Distribution. He is driven to help you find ways to identify and improve upon your skills and competencies in order to achieve your personal and professional Growth & Revenue goals. Whether you are a solo entrepreneur or managing a team of associates or even managers, Maqsood is committed to helping you find ways to enhance your practice, team, and/or company via 1:1 and/or team coaching—be it face-to-face or virtual.
Having lived and worked with clients in the Americas, Asia (including the Middle East), Africa, Europe, and speaking multiple languages, Maqsood has a unique awareness and sensitivity which allows him to effectively coach in multicultural business environments. In addition to coachees across the U.S., he has worked with clients in China, Cote de Ivoire, France, Germany, India, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Taiwan, the U. K., and Vietnam.
Maqsood’s clients hail from across a wide spectrum of companies, including Auditing, Automotive, Banking, Consumer & Wholesale businesses, Education, Engineering, Entertainment, Community Services, Insurance & Financial Services, Government, Healthcare, Investments, Marketing & Sales, Manufacturing, a variety of Non-Profits & NGOs, Operations, Research & Development, Technology, etc.
In his Executive, Leadership & Business Coaching practice, Maqsood particularly enjoys working with leaders who are either new to the role or are moving into broader responsibilities that require them to view their executive and leadership talents and challenges through a new/different lens. His coaching process draws on his keen understanding of leadership, organizational culture, business, diversity, teams, and individual change.
Maqsood uses a holistic approach to understand and learn about the many aspects of his clients’ professional life, including any challenges related to work-life balance. He focuses on identifying and enhancing their strengths while addressing gaps, helping them to create personalized strategies and tactics for success in the short and long-term, via the co-creation of their personalized development action plan. He further encourages and helps his clients to build metrics to measure their progress, including processes to follow-up and communicate with their managers and other key stakeholders, as well as how to celebrate successes
After a successful Sales and Management career, Maqsood moved into the world of training and development. His experience as a practitioner and leader has allowed him to create and facilitate meaningful and relevant programs for individuals, teams and groups of all sizes. Maqsood’s work with teams—both for in-person and virtual cohorts is focused on quickly assisting his clients to identify their key priorities and then helping them to define and coalesce around the critical success factors they want to focus on, to reach their goals. His facilitation and teambuilding style favors collaboration and sharing without judgement, to promote the full engagement and learning of all participants.
Maqsood has designed and received accolades for his ability to effectively facilitate 1:1 sessions, along with team and group audiences. He has presented leadership, business and even social and cultural-based workshops and programs to both small and large groups, using his varied skills and vast experiences on topics ranging from all aspects of Leadership, Performance Management and Development, Team Dynamics, Effective Presentation Skills to those related to improving Selling Skills and Recruiting, Selection & Retention processes and systems.
Certifications/qualifications include the following instruments/assessments:
Various 360s, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, WorkPlace Big 5 Profile™, DISC, and Strong Business & Learning Tactics Inventory tools. Maqsood is also qualified to deliver other psychometric instruments including the Change & Influence Style Indicators, FIRO-B®, FIRO Business, and FourSight Thinking Profile.
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