WHO WE ARE

THE TEAM

 

Dr. Farah Ahmed

Founder

Post nominals: OEUK, MScOccMed (UK), MRCGP [INT], PGDipFamMed (UWI), MBBS (UWI)


 

Dr. Farah Ahmed is the founder of Noor Corporate Health and is the Corporate Wellness Consultant for Medi Sense Clinic, Dubai. With 15 years of experience in clinical and corporate medicine, working with industries ranging from Hotels to Industrial Plants, Dr. Farah aims to bridge the existing gaps in health and wellbeing in the workplace.

 

She holds an MSc in Occupational Medicine from the University of Manchester, a Postgrad Diploma in Family Medicine and MBBS degree from the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago and is an International Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in London, UK.

 

She is the creative mind behind the bespoke Doctor-Led Wellness Solutions that Noor Corporate Health provides to both individual and corporate clients. She enjoys conducting workshops, webinars and writing articles to increase the awareness of a more holistic and economical approach to healthcare.

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Ms. Tina Balachandran

Psychologist

Founder & Clinical Director, Flourishing Minds Clinic, Qatar

Founder & CEO, Flourishing Minds Consultants, Qatar

 

A licensed clinical psychologist with over 18 years of experience, Tina’s expertise spans across clinical, aviation, and organizational psychology. The first aviation psychologist in Qatar, she set up the psychology clinic within the medical division of Qatar Airways, working with a diverse global workforce bringing mental health awareness to the forefront.

 

Driven by her vision to create a safe space for those dealing with mental health challenges and improve access to therapeutic care, she left the corporate world to set up a community care clinic - Flourishing Minds Clinic. She remains connected to the corporate world as she is passionate about creating healthy and safe workplaces.

 

She founded Flourishing Minds Consultants which is focused on bringing about systemic change solutions to health and wellness; transforming communities, organizations, and educational institutions.

 

As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, she works with adults, couples, and consults internationally following critical incidents. Tina believes in inspiring resilience to help individuals, systems, and organizations heal and flourish.

 

Andrew Walls

Physical Trainer

Qualifications:

  • BSc Sport and Exercise.

  • BSc Business Management & Strategy.

  • ACE Behaviour Change Specialist.

  • Lv3 GP Referral (special health conditions).

  • Lv3 Personal Trainer.

  • Various coaching qualifications in football, multi-sports.

 

Andrew founded FLOW — Find a Life of Wellbeing — after more than 15 years building a career in fitness and health that has taken him from his native Scotland to Dubai via a variety of training, coaching, and management roles.

 

It was while working as fitness and leisure director at a prestigious wellness retreat in Thailand that he first encountered the concept of holistic wellness coaching, and behaviour and habit coaching in particular. This resonated but coming from a background in science-focused exercise, Andrew was looking for long-term results driven more by data than spirituality. Originally moving to Dubai in 2008, Andrew lived there for 10 years before returning to the UK in 2018. After two years, Andrew felt the Dubai was his true home and moved back in 2020. It was then that he began developing the unique wellbeing approach that has become FLOW’s hallmark.

 

He now leads a team of fellow practitioners who are all experts in their field and — equally important — share his passion to ensure that individual needs and goals are met. Andrew has degrees in sport and exercise science and business management, and further qualifications in sports coaching, personal training, and nutrition. He is an accredited American College of Exercise (ACE) behavioural change specialist, and a UAE Register of Exercise Professionals member.

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Dr. Kathryn Murray

Workplace Environment Design

Dr Kathryn Murray is the founder of Future Strong Education Consultancy.

 

She is an environment design expert using her original Brain-SET© Environment Design Formula. Kathryn is an award-winning early childhood education specialist, highly sought-after public speaker, workshop facilitator and coach.

 

She has written numerous articles on productive environments, teaching practices and parenting. Kathryn works globally and uses her 40+ years of experience, research and intuition to support children, educators, teams, leaders and parents to be the best they can be.  

Kathryn’s qualifications include Doctor of Education, Master of Education, Bachelor of Education, Diploma of Teaching (Preschool/Primary), Certificate IV in Training and Assessing and numerous certificates and awards. 

 

Ana Caragea

IAPPC Certified Positive Psychology Coach® from the International Association of Positive Psychology Coaches

Ana is the Founder of Strategic Discovery. She is a leadership advisor and coach for introvert managers, helping them lead with courage and self-awareness.

 

Ana has been coaching for eight years, having a University degree in Psychology and Sociology, a GC Index® accreditation and a Hogan Personality Assessments certification.

 

Her clients range from Managing Directors, CEOs to Sales Representatives and HR Managers. Some of the conducted corporate workshops: Mental Resilience Workshops, Negotiation & Conflict Resolution, Boosting Work Productivity, Happiness at Work, The A, B, C of Inner Peace at Work, Positive Soul, Creating an Engaging Company Culture, Customer Service Excellence, Business Alignment for Women in Leadership and Leading with Courage.

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Sophia Bhatti

Finance

Attentive and analytic, with an exceptional understanding of the full spectrum of financial markets, Sophia has received several industry recognitions.

 

The International Society of Female Professionals featured Sophia and recognised her as an Honoured Member in May 2020. In May 2019, Sophia was featured in Which Financial Adviser UAE, a website dedicated to qualified financial advisors from regulated businesses within the United Arab Emirates.

With a postgraduate qualification from Brunel University in Finance & Investment and UK regulated operations, Sophia brings practical understanding and acumen to her sound investment and insurance advice that is 100% compliant with British industry standards.

 

Along with her multiple Certifications and awards, she brings knowledge, expertise, and ethics, sometimes rare in the UAE’s financial advisory industry.

 
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Irfan Walji

Corporate Medical and Occupational Health Doctor

Dr Irfan Walji has 10 years of experience in medicine with special focus on occupational health and occupational medicine over the last 5 years in Tanzania.

He also has a Master of Science in Occupational Medicine (University of Manchester).

Our collaboration with HWE Consultants adds a different perspective on Covid-19 related issues.