Success Stories

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Success Story - Cynthia Haddad Abou Khater (Technica)

Cynthia
Haddad Abou Khater
Technica
Lebanon
Technica is an innovative automation solutions provider for the Middle East, GCC, Europe, Asia & Africa, founded in 1982. Technica works in various different industries, including: dairy, beverages, water, food, paper & carton, chemicals, plastic & glass.

Motivation

  • To gain an understanding of how to move business onto the next growth stage
  • To set business on the right track for second generation management
  • To develop strong leadership and management skills
  • To embrace life and make the right choices

Action

  • Participated and completed the Mowgli Mentoring Experience (MME) program from 2011 to 2012
  • Commited to the program and has remained in contact with her Mowgli mentor, Mohammed

Achievement

  • Addressed personal doubts about the direction the business was taking
  • Gained practical and emotional support to realise her goals
  • Expanded business' product line/product offering
  • Entered into new markets
  • Employed 11 new members of staff
  • Awards: All World Arabia 500 finalist in 2011 and 2012, Lebanese Excellence Award (LEA) in 2010 and 2013 and Global Healthy Workplace Award (GHWA) 2012 and 2013

Success Story - Fady Karam (Karam Design)

Fady
Karam
Karam Design
Lebanon
Karam Design is a family-owned medium-sized woodworking business responsible for the design and manufacture of furniture for some of the largest institutional accounts in Lebanon.

Motivation

  • To reform the family business and bring it to its full potential
  • To improve the business performance and margins

Action

  • Participated and completed the 1-year Mowgli Mentoring Experience (MME) program
  • Continues the mentoring relationship with his Mowgli Mentor, Derek Thomas 

Achievement

  • Developed a 12-month plan complete with quarterly milestones, risk assessments, opportunity identifications and personal growth objectives to ensure tangible improvements in business growth; new contracts, diversified supply chains with flexible payment terms, new market identification and higher turnover
  • Increased confidence in business acumen and decision-making 

Success Story - Lorna Perks (Loulou Ltd)

Lorna
Perks
Loulou Ltd
UK
LornaLou Ltd is a company which offers a number of innovative products including Smatta®, a watertight collapsible food container and her award winning Pillpod, an intelligent pill dispenser for managing multiple medications.

Motivation

  • To work with and learn from someone who had ‘been there and done it’
  • To establish LornaLou as a company which provides innovative products
  • To take the necessary decisions to achieve growth

Action

  • Participated and completed the 1-year Mowgli Mentoring Experience (MME) program
  • Continues the mentoring relationship with her Mowgli Mentor, Jon Penn 

Achievement

  • Tangible improvements in business growth/maturity: winning of an award which provided substantial cash injection, patenting of product and establishment of plan to take the business forward
  • Increased confidence in business acumen and decision-making 

Success Story - Ramzi Qaqish (TEKLABZ)

Ramzi
Qaqish
TEKLABZ
Jordan
TEKLABZ develops and implements Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for businesses. Their vision is to empower the GIS technologies within Service Providers, with a mission to enable GIS for better information management, flow-through, and visualization

Motivation

  • To develop a long-term business strategy and grow the business
  • Increase his confidence in business acumen and decision-making 

Action

  • Participated and completed the 1-year Mowgli Mentoring Experience (MME) program
  • Committed to the program and continued the mentoring relationship with his Mowgli Mentor, Phil ingle through regular contact and stayed in touch after the program

Achievement

  • Addressed personal doubts about the direction the business was taking
  • Gained practical and emotional support to realise his goals
  • Expanded the business' product line/product offering
  • Business is more financially secure
  • Business has expanded into 5 new countries
  • Employed 4 more members of staff
  • Awards: All World - Arabia 500 Finalist in 2011 and 2012, Jordan Fast Growth 30 Finalist in 2011

Success Story - Eva Turk (Sport Evasion)

Eva
Turk
Sport Evasion
Lebanon
Sport Evasion is a sports events management company, handling everything from conception to activation in addition to organizing events upon request.

Motivation

  • To achieve a better work/life balance
  • To strengthen and establish Sport Evasion as a regional company
  • To take the necessary decisions to achieve growth
  • To encourage entrepreneurship amongst women

Action

  • Participated and completed the 1-year Mowgli Mentoring Experience (MME) program
  • Continues the mentoring relationship with her Mowgli Mentor, Ali Borhani

Achievement

  • Tangible improvements in business growth metrics: Higher turnover, new contracts, regional growth
  • Improvement in work/life balance 
  • Increased confidence in business acumen and decision-making 
  • Wants to become a Mowgli Mentor and give back to another entrepreneur

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