My motivation is to see people living fulfilled lives by raising their personal vision and witnessing a shift in their attitudes and actions.

paul white, executive development coach

Paul is a Chartered Accountant who specialises in coaching senior executives, business owners and high potential individuals who wish to realise their career dreams. He has more than 20 years of international experience in finance, systems implementation, sales and coaching in Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. He has held operational management positions, overseeing multi-ethnic teams in FMCG, IT and private accounting companies. Paul holds a business degree, communications diploma and chartered accountancy certification from the Australia New Zealand Chartered Accountants society.

An Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation and career transition specialist, Paul has been actively involved in personal executive and career coaching in Dubai since 2009. He is the Director of Free2grow International.

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I love working with people from all walks of life at all stages of their careers; from schools and colleges to corporate teams and CEOs.

daniel ough, executive and career coach

Daniel is a Chartered Engineer and has worked in over 20 countries in senior engineering positions in the private and public sector. Daniel is a hands-on executive and career coach who thrives on helping people at all levels succeed. He draws from a career that spans 40 years and from his multicultural experience as an expat in the Far East, West Indies and the Middle East.

Daniel was actively involved in career coaching in Dubai for seven years and founded Sandpiper Coaching. While in Dubai he was the careers columnist and feature writer for the Gulf News’ 'Friday Magazine' for five years and was a regular guest presenter on career-related issues for Dubai Eye and Radio 2 call-in shows and on City 7 TV. He was featured on 'Quest Means Business' on the CNN television network. To hear radio podcasts click here.

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I can help you make the most out of times of transition and change.

brad penner, EXECUTIVE AND career coach

Brad has 10 years of international experience designing and implementing projects in North America, the Middle East and Africa. He has directed multi-ethnic teams of several hundred people. Brad has completed a Bachelor in Business Administration from Canada and a Masters in Business Administration from the United States.

Brad has been involved in training and coaching in Oman and in the United Arab Emirates since 2012. Having transitioned across industries and continents, he has the experience, complemented by Sandpiper Coaching tools, to help individuals navigate diverse business environments. 

I thrive on helping people live their passion, unlock their potential, and achieve higher performance.

heather erbele, EXECUTIVE AND career coach

Heather graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Business with a concentration in International Business and Finance. After working for a management consulting for a boutique consulting firm, she earned her MBA from Thunderbird School of Management and was hired by a top-tier consulting firm where she worked until moving to Asia to lead the regional office of a private equity firm.

Heather transitioned into coaching after informally mentoring and coaching within her previous roles has coached middle managers and executives in privately held and publicly traded companies in a wide variety of cross-cultural settings. 

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jeanie ough, career coach

Jeanie Ough practiced law in the USA for over 25 years. Since 2003 Jeanie has worked for the Dubai office of a global law firm where her responsibilities included recruitment, appraisals, support staff management and supervision, and facilities management.

In 2007 Jeanie joined Sandpiper Coaching, where she served as a career coach. With her husband Daniel, Jeanie has written a book, "Working in the Gulf," published by Explorer Publishing.

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As a mother of four, I know what it takes to maintain a work/life balance and can help you bring harmony to your life.

Anna White, Career Coach

Anna joined Sandpiper as CV Coach, desiring to enable individuals as they seek gratifying careers. Anna brings with her 13 years of experience living in the Arabian Gulf and enjoys relating to the diversity of clients present in the area.

Holding a Bachelor of Applied Science in occupational therapy, Anna has used her professional expertise to enable rehabilitating individuals to develop functional life and job skills in Australia, the United Kingdom and in the United Arab Emirates.

In addition to her role as CV Coach, Anna works as an executive assistant to a school principal.