Saima Riaz asghar, Solutions To Enhance Professional Skills (steps), a specialist Business Trainer from Dubai | Expertbase

Saima R.'s Profile

Professional Development Trainer & Mentor
Mrs Saima Asghar Riaz is the CEO of Solutions to Enhance Professional Skills (StEPS), and an international English Language trainer and trained mentor actively involved with the British Council for standardised language assessment within the Middle East and South Asia regions as per the standards of Cambridge University. She has developed and delivered extensive language and soft skills enhancement trainings for the Lahore High Court’s Punjab Judicial Academy in Pakistan for whom she designed and delivered customised programmes for judicial and ministerial staff between 2012 and 2018.

Saima has extensive English teaching and training experience at Kinnaird College for Women, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), and her alma mater, The University of Warwick in the UK. Her video lectures are currently part of the Virtual University syllabus televised for VU students nationwide and internationally. She has also conducted trainings for Aga Khan University, Sharif Educational Complex, Kashf Foundation, Saif Group of Industries, The Resource Group (TRG, USA) and the British Council’s Education UK and IELTS teams.

She has been the Founding Director of Directorate of Faculty Development & Internationalisation at Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), where she worked closely with the Vice Chancellor and relevant Deans/Directors to guide on improvements in curricula, assessment techniques and implementation of international standards in the respective faculty/institute by successfully setting up a Faculty Development Centre, an International Resource Centre, and Pakistan’s first university level mandatory Active Citizenship Programme (ACP) in collaboration with the British Council.

Saima: Overview

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Saima's Elevator Pitch

Bespoke trainings based on your specific needs to help develop English language competence across all professions. With over 20 years of experience as a consultant for professional development of individuals and organisations, I can hep you identify factors hindering communication and optimum performance to find practical and doable solutions.

Industry / Sector Experience

Education Management
Higher Education
Social Entrepreneurship

Saima's Clients

Aga Khan University
Align Technology
Kashif Foundation
Kinnaird College for Women
Lahore College for Women University
Lahore High Court
Lancaster University
Middlesex University
Monash University
Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham University
Punjab Judicial Academy
The British Council
Virtual University of Pakistan
Warwick University

Fluent Languages


Career Highlights

Warwick University MA in TESOL


English Language Training
Communication Skills
English For Professional Purposes
Language Assessment
Educational Leadership
TIme Management
Trainer As Mentor
Guidance Counselling
Faculty Development
Internationalisation Of Higher Education
Career Counselling
English Grammar

Saima's Work Experience

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Saima's International Experience Visualised
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom

Saima: Insights

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Delivery Styles

In Person

Expert Category

Business Trainers

Travels from

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Citizen of





51 to 55

Saima's Fees

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Social Activism
Child Development

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Saima's Expertise

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Train the Trainer

8 Years of Experience
Facilitating teachers and managers on how to transform their knowledge and experience into training segments by helping them identify client needs, design training modules and develop activities based on the audience profile.

Saima can assist you with ...

Needs Analysis
Designing Course Objectives
Work Relationships
Lesson Planning


23 Years of Experience
A TESOL qualified trainer with extensive experience of training and teaching students and professionals across multiple regions including UK, South Asia and the Middle East.

Saima can assist you with ...

English For Specific Purposes
Communication Training
Research Writing
IELTS Writing And Speaking
Editing And Proofreading
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Adult Learning

23 Years of Experience
Guidance Counselling and mentoring for adult learners looking to grow in their careers, or struggling to change careers.

Saima can assist you with ...

Higher Education Guidance
Coaching and Counselling
Mentoring Skills
Recruitment, Interviewing, Selection
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