"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward"
Martin Luther King Jr.
I am a multilingual Human Resources Management expert, qualified as a Certified Consultant in both Cultural Transformation & Leadership and as a Certified User of Behavioral Assessments & Psychometric testing. Through my work, I help solve Organizations and Individuals' toughest HR challenges by customizing unique solutions to inspire change, positive thinking and transformation.
I convey my knowledge with passion and enthusiasm, as well as my extensive cross-cultural experience spanning 25 years with reputable companies in the MENA region, Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States. In 2014, I set up my own line of services to share my expertise with business entities. I advise my clients with a very flexible approach, using a variety of methods that fit every choice.
Maravilhosa’s aspiration is about development, growth and expansion within Companies, to enable individual fulfilments.
My plan of action always involves working with resilience and determination. My commitment to successfully finishing what I start is derived from being born in Lebanon and living through years of shattering war that failed to break my spirit. I earned my Master’s degree in Enterprise and Organizations Sociology in 1997 and a Diploma of Specialized Higher Studies (D.E.S.S.) in Human Resources Management in 2000, completed with a final project on work reorganization. During my studies and thereafter, I started building my career in Human Resources, by obtaining senior and managerial roles at Boutique du Monde, Sleep Comfort, Byblos Bank and ABC Group.
After gaining several years of experience in Lebanon, I decided to leave the country and embark on a new journey in pursuit of greater challenges. I was appointed Group Human Resources Manager at IBCS Trading & Distribution (2003-2007), Group Human Resources Manager at Nest Investments Holdings (2007-2011) and Lecturer / Modules Leader at the University of East London - Cyprus (2012-2013). I founded Maravilhosa in 2014, became a CTT Practitioner in 2015 and launched my Blog in 2017.
Although I travel extensively, my home base is Cyprus, the small island that conquered my heart and where I permanently moved at the end of 2003. Being already fluent in French, Arabic, English and Spanish upon arriving in Cyprus, I decided to go to school and learn to read, write and speak Greek.
Maravilhosa brings tailor-made services to our Clients, based on up-to-date and innovative solutions, best practices, leadership development and new paradigms.
I am a full member of Cyprus Human Resources Management Association CyHRMA which enables me to network with fellow colleagues. I joined the prominent and dynamic community of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association in Cyprus WISTAcy as an associate member. I am also a member of Cyprus Marine Club, a non-profit organisation that embraces and encourages a plethora of maritime industry stakeholders for friendly membership.
Customer Satisfaction, Quality, Strategic Alliances.
I have learned that there is no success without failures and no learning without mistakes. I believe that all people are capable of gaining useful experience from each challenge and obstacle that they face in their professional and personal lives. You can put this into effect to expand your own limits, be open to knowledge and growth, and enthusiastically make a positive difference!
I would be happy to hear from you and get to meet you!