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Mira Raley

Mira RileyBackground & Coaching Experience

Mira is a bilingual trainer and consultant based in the Middle East, with over ten years of experience developing training and assessment programmes. She trains in a range of programmes which include, but are not limited to, teambuilding, communications, conflict resolution, and coaching for performance. Her expertise ranges from assessing leadership capabilities, designing assessment frameworks, recommending training needs and delivering leadership development programmes to help build sustainable behavioural change.

Mira has a BSc degree from California State University, Chico and an MA in Quality Management at Wollongong University in the UAE. She is qualified with BPS Level A and B and uses a number of psychometric tools including SDI.

Client history and assignments include: Abu Dhabi Civil Service | Bahraini Crown Prince International Scholarship Programme | Graduate Development Programme for ALDAR | Jordan Civil Service | Saudi Arabia Ministry of Labour | Saudi General Investment Authority (SAGIA) | Barclays Bank | HSBC | Abu Dhabi Civil Service | Marriott | PWC | Road Transport Authority (RTA).

Approach & Benefits

Most of Mira’s programmes focus on leadership and team development, through a combination of theory sessions, practical activities and assessment tasks.  Mira will initially consult with her clients to fully understand their requirements and once programmes start she uses a facilitative approach to enable her participants to gain a better understanding on the subject.

The benefits of Mira’s approach include:

  • allowing increased collaboration and participation
  • giving participants the confidence to challenge their capabilities and improve on them
  • ensuring that programmes are aligned to the organizational culture and values
  • developing individual skills through communication and self-actualisation.


Selected Testimonials

“Mira created with us a first class development programme for our young talent. What we value most from her is the open and flexible approach to react to the developing needs of the participants on the programme and to the dynamic requirements of the business.” HR Director ALDAR

“There was a real focus on creating a positive learning experience where people wanted to develop and grow as leaders. This has led to sustained improvements and individuals continuing to focus on their leadership journeys. Mira has certainly helped the team discover its leadership potential.” Senior KAFD Representative


Other Activities & Professional contributions

Mira has delivered training for Emirates Passenger Services for Dubai and Outstation EKAS employees, development programmes and assessment centres for Abu Dhabi Civil Service, and worked with the first female soldiers to be selected for the Qatari Military.

In addition she was involved in the outsourcing of an assessment centre for the Abu Dhabi Department of Civil Service, and the Ministry of Interior, assessed senior female leaders on their leadership skills for Abu Dhabi Department of Civil Service and completed 1000 hours in customer service, empowerment, leadership training for five Marriott.

With her husband Mira raised over 63,000 AED on an African Road Trip including Zanzibar’s Teaching & Community Project, Zimbabwe’s Lion Rehabilitation Project, Midlands Children’s Hope Project and Zambia’s Chimpanzee Orphan Care Project and voluntarily taught English to children and adults.