Khalid Al Ameri

Shining a spotlight on the UAE’s society
ByAhlan! Live ReporterThursday , 19 March 2015
Khalid Al Ameri
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I am a social columnist, a motivational speaker and a youth coach. Aside from drawing attention to local issues, I host youth development and career planning sessions across the UAE.
Getting an MBA from Stanford was a huge personal achievement. I’m now supporting high school students begin to realize their dreams by arranging internships and placements at organizations across the UAE.
It’s a wonderful opportunity to be able to speak at events or host workshops. Whether I can impact a 200 person-filled hall or have a one-on-one session with a student trying to figure things out, it’s an achievement.
Training at Cobra Fitness in Bandar is a regular routine. You can work-out in a great atmosphere with awesome coaches; it allows me to burn off steam, and fat.
Make time to catch up with friends and mentors. I try to assign at least one night a week for dinner and a meet-up so I can stay in touch and updated with their news, business, health and everything in between.
Don’t get too comfortable in a certain career or role. Once you get comfortable your personal growth starts to slow down, but the world around you keeps moving, and most of the time and a constantly faster pace.
I plan on pushing myself in 2015; I want to teach at a UAE University, take my workshops UAE-and Gulf-wide and finish my book.

I FOLLOW...
WEBSITE: ZenHabits.com
A simple blog that shows you how to make life better.
WEBSITE: TheNewYorker.com
Always offers up a broad range of articles
WEBSITE: MMAFighting.com
I’m into mixed martial arts; this is a must-check site for updates.
TWITTER: @SultanAlQassemi
An Emirati I admire who keeps me informed about what’s going on in the world.
TWITTER:@ABZayed
Our Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed has used social media to deepen the connection between leadership and the people. I enjoy hearing his thoughts on local and international issues.
TWITTER: @DanielPink
This American best-selling author’s articles are awesome- Driver was a fantastic book.
TWITTER: @rmdrk
Snippets of deep, inspirational writing.
TWITTER: @AzizBader
A talented, young, Kuwaiti comic who posts hilarious clips.
TWITTER:@9gag
Makes me laugh out loud.

FOLLOW ME...
WEBSITE: khalidalameri.com
TWITTER: @KhalidAlAmeri
INSTAGRAM @KhalidAlAmeri
FACEBOOK: Khalid.S.Alameri