"I have worked with Dennis during my previous job transition and have the pleasure to continue benefitting from his coaching to plan my career effectively. Dennis has the unique ability to translate his broad experience to valuable insights for executives who need practical advise in navigating their career transitions. He is able to understand quickly and very resourceful to help build the right approach to address the challenges. I would strongly recommend Dennis knowing that he will be very helpful by providing key insights and guidance to your career journey." O.K. Cisco Systems
"Dennis' coaching was instrumental in the acceptance process for the MBA programs at both Harvard and INSEAD. His clarity of purpose and actionable advice helped me to navigate the entire process successfully." M.F. Boston Consulting Group
"University admissions was probably my most stressful ‘adventure’ to date, especially because it had to be done as I was juggling the challenges of school work. Having someone to coach me on how to paint my four years of high school in a light that universities would appreciate made me stand out from the competition. I aced the interview portion of the admissions process at IE because of Dennis' coaching in this area too. He removed a lot of my stress, and allowed me to focus on my studies, and helped me get into my dream school!" M.G.K. IE University
it works! coaching framework
strategy and leadership advisory
Dennis Kight, Executive Coach
Former Board Member, ICF UAE Chapter, Associate Certified Coach ICF, Board Certified Executive Coach, Ken Blanchard Executive Coach, LHH Gulf Coach
who we are
it works! is a strategy and leadership advisory firm focused on executives, senior business leaders and high potential individuals working in fast-paced agile environments. Located in Dubai, it works! offers advisory services to clients locally and abroad. Our philosophy is that any actions identified or taken should be measurable and results focused. To achieve that, we use highly validated assessment tools and robust coaching frameworks, to create a solution that delivers results.
We leverage a portfolio of business tested and proven toolkits to address a wide range of leadership challenges. Toolkit examples include: engaging and mobilizing employees, resolving conflict, developing leaders/succession planning, communicating with impact, influencing effectively, setting strategic direction, developing strong relationships throughout the organization, leading change, creating a high-performance culture, managing time effectively, and shifting limiting perceptions. it works! coaching provides clients with a clear strategy resulting in improved leadership capabilities and increased performance.
what our clients are saying
it works! approach
Dennisis an ACC level ICF coach as well as a Board Certified Executive Coach with more than 25 years of global experience working with executives, business leaders, and high potential individuals, primarily in the technology industry. He is a former Member of the Board of Directors for the ICF UAE Chapter. Dennis has worked with clients based in the US, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, South America, Asia, Japan and Australia. He is certified in ProfileXT®, Genos Emotional Intelligence, and the Strong® Interest Inventory assessment tools. He utilizes a portfolio of business relevant frameworks to build a personalized program that addresses the client's specific needs and goals. Dennis holds a Master's Degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University. He is a Certified Executive Coach through the Center for Executive Coaching (CEC),and is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF). Dennis is also a Ken Blanchard Executive Coach as well as a LHH (Lee Hecht Harrison) Executive Coach.