Tamakkan Ushers the New Year with Entrepreneurial Inspiration

SMEs Urged to Embrace Innovative and Strategic Goal-setting.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, January 27, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Tamakkan launched its 2015 seminar season with a bold challenge to entrepreneurs to become inspired, to plan intelligently, and to set goals higher this year. The entrepreneurship and innovation platform, now in its sixth year, focused on inspirational guidance and success stories, to motivate business owners towards greater success.

Tamakkan, a knowledge-sharing platform established by BrandMoxie, a leading advertising agency in the UAE operates under the patronage of Fatima bint Hazza Cultural Foundation (FHCB), and is supported by Aldar and AmCham Abu Dhabi.

Empowerment coach Randa Al Zein started the seminar with a presentation that “Resolutions Don't Work, Commitments to Yourself Do!” in which she debunked prevailing assumptions about resolutions and goal keeping.

"Knowing what you want to do in life is not enough. You have to have a strong reason - one that resonates with you emotionally. That is the only way that you will move forward and take real action towards achieving your goals,” said Al Zein, who is founder of the Be You International Educational Consultancy. “Few are aware of this and that is why the old fashioned resolutions does not work."

Jules Lewis, a motivational speaker specializing in leadership, adventure and wellness, outlined “The Four Keys to Peak Performance How to THINK, EAT, MOVE, and SLEEP like a Winner.”

“The ability to manage your personal energy is the key to success in business, sports and life. You can do this through tips, tools and strategies that can be effective for enhancing peak performance," said the founder of Jules Lewis Consulting.

Tamakkan’s monthly seminars offer guidance to entrepreneurs on topics ranging from financing, marketing and product development, all the way to international business expansion, integrating new technologies and the importance of maintaining health and balance.

“Each January Tamakkan always focuses on kicking-off the year to a terrific start, and getting excited entrepreneurs focused on goal-setting, innovating and also on achieving a healthy balance between work and family,” said Sana Bagersh, Founder of Tamakkan, and CEO of BrandMoxie.

Maysoon Barber, Business Director at Fatima bint Hazza Cultural Foundation, added, “At the foundation, we believe that spiritual and personal well-being go hand-in-hand with sustained entrepreneurial performance and commercial success. Entrepreneurs thrive in a community such as Tamakkan that not only covers business matters, but also acknowledges fears, hopes and aspirations.”

At the seminar, Tamakkan also shared the stories of inspiring initiatives kicking off in 2015. Emirati inspirational coach Omar Al Busaidy spoke about the launch of his book “Just Read It,” which is a collection of insights about emotional and social intelligence. Award winning poet Dorian Rogers introduced “The Abu Dhabi International Poetry Festival,” an event organized by his Rooftop Rhythms poetry platform together with BrandMoxie. In addition wellness coach Jody Ballard shared the inspiring challenge she is leading called the Women’s Heritage Walk, which is a six-day desert trek from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi that celebrates heritage and women’s achievement.

About Tamakkan
Tamakkan is an initiative aimed at nurturing entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation. Established in June 2009 by BrandMoxie, a leading advertising and marketing company in the UAE, Tamakkan support s the growth of SMEs and startups by providing access to information and networking, as well as promoting innovation, best practices and corporate social responsibility to corporations and institutions . The initiative has steadily grown into a powerful knowledge sharing and training platform that has contributed to the development of the local economy. Tamakkan's parent company, BrandMoxie, provides integrated marketing services including advertising, PR, strategy, research, publishing and production services. For more information, visit: www.tamakkan.com

About Fatima Bint Hazza Cultural Foundation
Fatima bint Hazza Cultural Foundation was founded by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan to promote intellectual, creative and cultural endeavors and support cultural interaction that empowers people. The foundation aims to enrich the cultural scene in Abu Dhabi and the UAE in particular and the region in general through organizing open to the public colloquia and seminars, exploring further means of art and music, introducing more awards for illustration and art, and collaborating on a local and international level with similar entities, while keeping children literature and education at its very heart. The foundation is a realization of a bigger dream that started with Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza Arab Child Prize in 1997. Visit: www.fatimabinthazzafoundation.com

About AmCham
AmCham Abu Dhabi (the trademark of the American Business Group of Abu Dhabi) is a member of the global network of American Chambers of Commerce. Through the support of its members, AmCham Abu Dhabi has become the recognized voice of U.S. business in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. Visit: www.amchamabudhabi.org

About Aldar
Abu Dhabi based Properties PJSC is one of the largest developers in the Middle East and North Africa with over US$ 12 billion of assets. The company has developed some of Abu Dhabi’s most iconic and complex projects, from the
Formula 1 facilities on Yas Island to the thriving new Shams Abu Dhabi community
on Reem Island. Visit: www.aldar.com
Neil Bie