I am Hamid, 51 years old and living with Parissa and our son Arwin. I came to the Netherlands in 2001 to start a PhD program in physics at university of Groningen. I got to know ASML (a semiconductor machinery manufacturer) in 2006, via my network. That was the beginning of 11+ years of my career, which I deeply enjoyed and learned a lot there.
I started systematic study of soft skills and leadership since 2010. Since 2017, I have shifted my activities to coaching and training of soft skills. My broad experience as an engineer and manager in a multi-cultural / multi-disciplinary work environment, made me a different coach with direct knowledge of work environment. I have experienced that often quality, energy and eventually significant money for companies can be gained by improving the soft skills. Improving in those skills increases the engagement and motivations. I learned that often communication was affected by our background, expectations, assumptions or even judgement. That was the trigger to start following many leadership and soft skill courses. However, there was always something missing in those trainings. How those skills are affected by culture. Many people talk about cultural awarenesses that they have learned from theories or books. Often they don’t have a first hand experience at real work environment, as I do.
My highest point in all of those yers was when I got elected as member of the Work Council (O.R.) at ASML. In 2014, I stepped up for something that no other foreigner had done before (at least in ASML). I nominated myself for the election of Work Council. This is an honoured position because of two folds. First, your colleagues must recognise you as trustworthy to speak for them. Second, you could assist the highest management of the company in making the right decisions, which benefits both employees and company, as one.
All that experience and my personal care and interests for people brought me to the idea of training and coaching to share my experience. Being an expat, physicist, engineer, manager and even member of Work Council, brought me a unique experience. Now with The Perfect Combination, I would like to share it all with you and build together on your path to success!