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Wisdom Weaver

Ismail-Wey, Afsheen FOW

Afsheen Ismail-Wey



Afsheen is an Executive Leadership Advisor and Coach focusing on amplifying leadership impact among leaders and leadership teams primarily in the Pharma, FMCG, and Beverages sectors across the Leadership Lifecycle. She is also a Forbes Coaches Council member, leadership development faculty with Cranfield University and host of the popular bite-sized leadership development podcast, Getting Real. She has created and copyrighted a Leadership Life Cycle model that offers tailored solutions for specific milestones in the leadership journey. This model has been validated by HR leaders in organizations such as Novartis, General Mills, Takeda, Western Union, and Renk Group. Afsheen has prior corporate experience in multinational organizations such as KPMG, Mondelez International and Abbott Laboratories as an HR leader for 18+ years. Afsheen is a passionate advocate for DEIB in the workplace and is currently ICF’s Global DEIB ambassador, having previously co-led ICF’s Leadership and Executive Coaching Community of Practice of 8,000 members. She has also been a Board Member of ICF Switzerland and ICF United Arab Emirates. Afsheen received an M.B.A. from Baylor University, Texas. She holds an ICF PCC certification. She is also a certified HBDI Whole Brain® Thinking, Meyers Briggs MBTI I and II Practitioner, and Korn Ferry VOICES® 360 practitioner as well as trained in the use of PROSCI Change Management tools and the AQai Adaptability assessment. Originally from Pakistan, she has lived and worked in 8 countries across 3 continents in the last 20 years. Afsheen is currently based in Switzerland with her husband and son.

What inspires you?

My son, and his endless curiousity. Our conversations invite me to look at old things and ideas with new perspectives. And they provide me the impetus to continue evolving and exploring on my professional and personal path.

What’s on your bookshelf?

It Was Said podcast

A New Earth – Eckhart Tolle

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