Coach FEATURE: Meet Osama Al-Mosa, MCC

Osama Al Mosa HeadshotWe continue to meet our fellow coaches, get inspired and build coach community with these "Meet the Coach" features! This month we meet Osama Al-Mosa, MCC an Executive & Leadership Coach from Jordan. 

Read on to learn more about Osama...

About Osama Al-Mosa, MCC:

From: Amman, Jordan

Business name: Accompleash

Describe your coaching business in one sentence: Accompleash is a highly specialized firm that provides world class Executive and Leadership Coaching, Team and Group Coaching, Coach Development Programs, Organization Coaching Culture solutions and customized leadership development interventions.

Meet Osama:

Osama is a Leadership Development Specialist, Senior Executive and Leadership Coach and an ICF (International Coach Federation) accredited Master Certified Coach (MCC). He is trained in the Brain Based, Co-Active, Organization Relationship Systems, Groups and CCL (Center for Creative Leadership) coaching modalities.

Through Accompleash, Osama provides coaching in the Middle East and the Arab World and he's qualified in conducting leadership competency assessments, psychometric evaluations, facilitation, training and both one-on-one and group coaching sessions.

Osama is also bilingual (Arabic/English), owns an ICF ACSTH approved coach training program (Coach - Pro), is a coach mentor, an ICF coach assessor and one of the most senior ICF recognized coaches in the Levant and the Middle East regions. He has a wide breadth of coaching experience and global corporate exposure.

QUESTION 1: What one book should every coach read - and why?

  1. Coaching for Performance by John Whitmore.
  2. The Inner Game of Tennis by Timothy Gallwey

Much of the fundamental aspects of coaching, especially what's come to be known as professional business coaching, have been brought to us by Timothy Gallwey and John Whitmore. As such, both books provide a simple foundation for coaching. Gallwey focuses on awareness, responsibility and the very core competencies while Whitmore focuses on performance and how to excel.

QUESTION 2: Which website do you visit the most?

LinkedIn is an imperative platform for professionals and the ICF (International Coach Federation) website is an imperative platform for professional coaches.

QUESTION 3: Whom do you admire most?

From the human side I am highly inspired by those who have contributed and made their utmost efforts to help us in purifying our souls and our deeds, the most important of which is Prophet Muhammad (PBUH - Peace Be Upon Him).

I also greatly respect and appreciate scientists who, through their research, help professional practitioners like us to adopt an evidence based approach into coaching and enhancing performance. Two of these whom I admire are Richard Boyatzis and David Rock. In addition, Neuroscience findings are adding a wealth of substance to leadership development.

QUESTION 4: What's your vision for your life? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I see myself continuing a journey I started earlier in my career and in my life; aspiring to further strengthen my capabilities to support leaders in developing their potential, and grooming their capabilities.

I'm going to continue in this direction. My specific intention is of supporting the Middle East and the North Africa Regions with evidence based world class leadership development solutions, while taking into consideration the blend of the Middle East and Arab World cultures.

QUESTION 5: What is your top goal at the moment?

In addition to day-to-day tasks, since 2012 I have allocated a significant portion of my time to volunteering and supporting the profession of coaching.

This started with establishing an ICF Chapter and the Society of Self-Development and coaching locally. This was followed by further support in a more regional and global initiative, including building the ICF Middle East Prism Award in the region and the current process to translate certain ICF content into the Arabic language. The latter is to support the coaching profession in the Arab world and to help our colleagues obtain professional credentialing in their mother tongue.

One of my current major offerings is a fully fledged solution to transform an organization's culture into a coaching culture; it's a comprehensive and accredited program that supports organizations and their leaders to navigate and lead into the future.

Another important goal is my own personal development. To keep upgrading my capabilities is an endless journey and I work on three different axes; the first axis is academic through universities; the second axis is improving my skills through world leading research based schools; and the third axis is maintaining an intact value system with the ambition one day to be able to do research on leadership in the Muslim and the Arab World.

QUESTION 6: What has been your most powerful moment in coaching so far?

I remember when I coached a leader at a leading corporation who was a part of a talent development program. His organization generously sponsored his future development through offering him an accelerated leadership development intervention, to be done over 18 months.
After a few coaching sessions, the coaching relationship ended as the client submitted his resignation to his employer. Now this outcome might look unfavorable and appear to be a negative 'return on investment' to the sponsor. However, a couple of months later I heard from both the sponsor and the participant that they were both very satisfied with his decision to resign. Ultimately it was an extremely favorable outcome for them both, and ended up being seen as a valued investment and 'return on coaching' for the sponsor.

QUESTION 7: What are your Top 3 favourite coaching tools and/or resources?

I believe coaching is not about tools, as the use of tools might come out of context for the client, and jeopardise the coaching session especially if over-used or forced on the client. And I am also convinced that mastery level in coaching will usually tend to the using of coaching tools.

Along my coaching development journey I have used tools like the Wheel of Life and Values cards modestly. Also, the use of research based psychometric and leadership benchmarking tools are routine parts of my coaching interventions, as they're very helpful in increasing a client's self-awareness.

QUESTION 8: What do you love most about being a coach?

Eleven years ago when I stepped out of a senior managerial position in the corporate industry, I realized that coaching is the best available learning and developing tool for me to adopt. It helps me in fulfillng my passion of developing, inspiring and helping leaders. I start with highlighting the importance of strength-based learning and its beautiful approach to be adopted our current times. And I also appreciate the level of human consciousness we've currently reached due to technological advancements and access to knowledge.

The non-directive and non-judgmental ways of coaching are also extremely powerful and impactful in supporting the growth of leaders and high potential employees. It gives me a great feeling when I get into a coaching conversation, and the superstar in it is the participant! He/she deserves all the credit, and I fade out of any self-egocentricity to empower the leader.

QUESTION 9: Tell us a secret about you...

Well, it's not a secret anymore... But in my attempt to get rid of my fear of cockroaches I was very vulnerable and shared it publicly in my facilitation and during my speeches.

Another thing I did to overcome my fear was also to sketch and draw cockroaches hoping that I will have less tension when I see a cockroach.

QUESTION 10: If you could change one thing in our world, what would it be? And how would you go about it?

The beauty of our existence remains in the collective approach to diversity, while misery comes from conflicts based on our differences.

The psychology and drive behind 'domination' do not resonate with me. No matter what the reason or outcome of trying to change and influence others, I believe this is driven by egocentricity and selfishness.

The 'universal citizen' is another attempt at domination as it forces us all to change and adopt one style that disconnects us from our roots and culture. We cannot paint a beautiful picture with only one colour!

What I look forward to is natural diversity, like the human body which is made up of many diverse and different organs but together they are 'in sync'. I aspire to create a co-operative society full of collaborative individuals without erasing their unique identity. These individuals are humane and understanding of each other's differences, yet they remain rooted to their own cultural identity. I want to keep this very rich cultural diversity, and at the same time succeed in creating a blended mixture instead of the current polarity and intercultural conflicts.

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