About Focus

Focus was first formed in 2001. In the early days, the company operated from the kitchen table. It was there that the dreams and plans were made to create a training institute in Abu Dhabi that gave the highest quality training courses, backed with outstanding customer service and the highest levels of integrity.

Today Focus Training Centre LLC and Focus Management Consultancy are leading providers of training, assessment, recruitment and consulting. Based in Abu Dhabi since 2001, we provide high-quality training courses and HRD consultancy in Abu Dhabi, across the UAE, the Middle East and Asia.

We also offer human resource consulting that focuses on development integrated talent solutions across the talent life-cycle. Our services are at three levels (strategic, enablement and delivery) and can be directed at planning, recruitment and selection, engagement, performance management or talent management and development.

Our training solutions are always designed around client needs, aligned to their strategy, and include case studies specific to the company or industry. Clients love our best-fit solutions for leadership, Emiratisation, graduate development, soft and business skills training and our many assessment options.

Our vision

A world where people are driving organisational results, success and growth because of the solutions we provide.

Our mission

Through our dynamic, quality solutions covering the talent life-cycle, backed by our service promise, we unlock the potential of people and organisations to drive results and achieve excellence aligned with global best practice.  

Focus values

All parts of our service planning, delivery and follow-up are deeply embedded in our values:

  • First the customer: listen, commit, deliver
  • Outstanding quality: 100%, every time
  • Care: for our work, each other and the wider world
  • Unending integrity: in all we do, think and say
  • Success that matters: solutions, not products

Certified professional development

Focus offers practical, certified, professional development courses with its institute partners, for example the Institute of Leadership & Management in the UK.

Focus is approved by the Abu Dhabi Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ACTVET License Number 0530/2012) and ISO 9001:2015 certified.

Service Promise

We are driven by quality in everything we do.   Our clients comment on our constant ability to   deliver quality every time we consult, assess or   train employees. This inspires us to always look   for ways to lift our game.

Quality. Every time.

Many just have the words on the wall, but   we actually do it. Good enough is never   enough for us. We provide exemplary   service and no request is too small or   expectation too great.

The extra mile. We mean it.

We love the opportunity to design novel   solutions for our clients. In fact, our solutions   have won awards for us and for our clients.  While our solutions are creative, they have a   serious edge and work practically.

Creative solutions. Practical application.

We want best practice, but only as it applies   locally. We carefully choose those with the right   mix of global education and exposure, coupled   with regional experience and awareness.

Global consultants, local knowledge.

Our organisational DNA is open, direct,   transparent and honest. We will only accept   work if we can give 100%, and we will say no   if we can’t. We are accountable, we don’t   copy/paste solutions and we always check   that we have delivered what we pr

Professional integrity. Always.

We are only interested in solutions that meet  your actual needs because that’s what drives   the results that matter most to you. We take   the time to listen and build solutions match   your business context.

Your needs. Our solutions.


Our Leaders

They bring a mix of international qualifications and experience, joined with over 60 years of experience in the Middle East, creating the ideal blend of global experience with local focus.

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Our Partners


Our consulting stars

Focus has always prided itself on the quality, education and experience of our consultants.

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  • Keeping the team on track in challenging times: grief and change management

    21 03 2016 Monday UAE

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  • Focus Training Centre LLC &
    Focus Management Consultancy
  • Al Salmein Golden Tower, Suite 602
  • Electra Street, PO Box 322
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates