Hazel has built an impressive reputation and successful multi-million dollar business – biz-group FZ LLC- during the past 20 years based in Dubai. Nearly two decades ago, and with just US$700 in her pocket, Hazel founded biz-group, which she has developed from a small training company into an organisation of 42 professionals servicing the Middle East’s corporate training, team building and business strategy needs. Passionate about impacting performance, biz-group’s success is a testament to Hazel’s entrepreneurial spirit. A strong believer in the multiplying effect of exceptional leadership, Hazel conducts strategic workshops for executives, is a regular commentator on business leadership issues and a keynote speaker at HR conferences throughout the region and internationally.
Renowned for her high-energy business savvy, Hazel is the Past President of the UAE Chapter of the global Entrepreneur’s Organisation (EO), and the business was rated #16 in Dubai’s SME Top 100 in 2011. The business has grown to include three successful divisions – biz-ability, increasing people performance through training and development; biz-events, the number one team building company in the region; and biz-strategy, helping companies leverage business performance through strategic alignment and execution.
As an accredited ‘Gazelles’ business leadership coach, Hazel works closely with renowned business author and international speaker (coined ‘The Growth Guy’), Verne Harnish, author of famed Mastering the Rockefeller Habits.
In 2010 she read the book Multipliers, how the best leaders make everyone smarter, engaged with the author Liz Wiseman and bought the license rights for the Middle East and subsequently emerging markets, China, India and Africa. A Multipliers keynote speaker and certified workshop leader, Hazel focuses on how Multipliers enables Business Leaders to maximize the intelligence in their workforce, ultimately let go and hold others accountable.
A dynamic and commercially minded CEO and consultant, she has worked with diverse cultures and across all industries, from banking to manufacturing, FMCG to retail, professional services to Automotive, Oil & Gas to Hospitality, in family businesses, multi-nationals and government entities.
Hazel’s exceptional entrepreneurial skills, her incredible leadership and passion for impacting performance have transcended throughout biz-group, its people, culture and results making it the successful organisation it is today.