Thanks to her extensive experience and perfect preparation, Safiyeh knows how to moderate complex conversations with charisma, attentiveness and flair, always with a solution-oriented approach - regardless of the complexity of any of the topics she is dealing with. Under her inclusive leadership, we were able to have a constructive conversations between groups with opposite positions and interests. Something that would not have happened without her presence. As far as I am concerned, every conversation and every organisation or individual would benefit from involving an excellent facilitator like her.
Safiyeh is wonderful in linking people with different points of views and backgrounds. Safiyeh prepares herself extremely well to host a day as she did. I experienced this in how she as grasping the thoughts, mindset and language of both the client and of ‘my design world’. Safiyeh did set our stage in a marvelous way. Brought in our expertise, knowledge and experience and explained that we were the experts to facilitate concrete steps. It felt as being lifted to the highest level being positioned as she did.
Through these preparations and the way how she connects the different ‘worlds/ people with different points of view’, she is able to link people in such a way that people actually want to work together on difficult issues.
Safiyeh is one of the female leaders who I take as an example. She is strong and authentic in the sense that she knows and feels in what kind of world she wants live. She is living by example. Her approach to cosmopolite inclusive leadership (in all aspects of her live) helps me to understand how it can (also) be seen as something you do – it is natural - instead of an issue to think/talk extensively about (even though if needed she has the expertise).
In my eyes she is able to connect high end and stays extremely approachable.
Safiyeh has the unique ability to connect with people from various socio-economic backgrounds, religious beliefs, ethnicities, age-demographics and/or educational backgrounds. At one hand I’ve seen her work on complex problems together with government ministers, business executives and/or ambassadors, using her curiosity, charm and professionalism to build public-private alliances for the better. On the other hand, I see her working passionately with young talents and teach them how to embrace, care for and accept themselves unapologetically in a rapid-changing world. Her views on how to combine (feminine) leadership, ancestral wisdom and tribal anthropology to become the best version of yourself, or truly inspirational and have the ability to actively impact society as a whole.
As a sharpener for the mind, Safiyeh has awakened our law firm. During our internal strategy day about Diversity & Inclusion, she acted as keynote speaker and moderator. Since she was also among us the day before, she had already connected on a human level with our team members before the programme started. Safiyeh has a natural gift of challenging your beliefs and convictions based on experience, personal stories and vision of the future. Safiyeh demonstrated the ability to flawlessly detect and identify the full spectrum of opinions within a group context. She uncovered and addressed these sentiments whilst creating a safe space for all participants to share and learn, allowing vulnerability to be shown. All of that is very powerful.
Als slijpsteen voor de geest heeft Safiyeh ons advocatenkantoor scherp gesteld. Op onze interne dag over o.a. Diversiteit & Inclusie was zij keynote spreker en dagvoorzitter. Omdat zij de avond ervoor ook al onder ons was, had ze verbinding voordat ze begon. Safiyeh heeft een natuurlijke gave om vanuit ervaring, persoonlijke verhalen en toekomstbeeld je aan het denken te zetten. Ook omdat Safiyeh feilloos aanvoelt welke andersluidende gedachten er ook zijn. Door juiste deze podium te geven, toont kwetsbaarheid zijn gezicht. Dat alles is heel krachtig.
As a moderator, Safiyeh is wonderful linking people with different points of views and backgrounds. Safiyeh prepares herself extremely well to host a day as she did when we collaborated for a Diversity & Inclusion session. I experienced this in how she as grasping the thoughts, mindset and language of both the client and of ‘my design world’. Through these preparations and the way how she connects the different ‘worlds/ people with different points of view’, she is able to link people in such a way that people actually want to work together on difficult issues. It is again making people understand each other’s points of views and making them curious about what doing something together could bring. In my eyes she is able to connect high end and stays extremely approachable.
Over 2 years ago I founded the Board of Advisory for the Museum of Art in The Hague. I was delighted to see that Safiyeh was amongst one of the selected candidates (from almost 200 applicants). I have experienced her to be a valuable addition to our discussions based on her expertise in various fields. She brings in her own thinking, her own networks and experiences. I have observed that in particular when she dares to challenge a thought process of the group and can invite a group of (also experienced) professionals to rethink their point of view. Safiyeh has been a valuable person in my social impact network. She is a force for positive change and can easily create value based on her experience in NGO work, her networks of experts and her project management skills.
It is with pleasure that I write this recommendation for Safiyeh as a moderator. During my time working with her, I was consistently impressed by her dedication, professionalism and skill.
Safiyeh is an extremely driven individual who comes to every moderating opportunity well-prepared and ready to tackle any topic. She has a great ability to make sensitive subjects approachable and discussable, and is able to navigate complex and potentially contentious issues with ease.
One of Safiyeh's greatest strengths is her ability to manage panel discussions with respect for everyone's expertise, while maintaining the dynamic and keeping the conversation flowing. She is able to steer the discussion in a productive direction without ever disrupting the flow or causing discomfort among the participants.
In addition to her moderating skills, Safiyeh is also a gifted communicator with a great sense of humor. She knows when to add humor to keep the audience engaged and put speakers at ease. Her ability to connect with the participants and create a comfortable atmosphere is truly remarkable.
In my experience as founder of Vrouw&Wow, I have had the pleasure to work with many public speakers. Safiyeh Salehi Mobarakeh ranks among the very best speakers I’ve encountered. She is able to provide a good perspective on the subject but above all; she is well connected with the audience and a trusted partner to get things done.
For our annual Women in Energy Seminar (Society of Petroleum Engineers, SPE), Safiyeh acted as our trusted conference moderator and debate leader. She confidently led the seminar whilst establishing unique interaction with the audience. The multi-disciplinary debate featuring industry leaders was a great success due to her competent guidance and thorough questions. She succesfully conducted an elaborate, in-depth interview with Shell NL CEO, Marjan van Loon, thanks to her diligent preparation and insightful questioning. I would highly recommend Safiyeh for any professional conference moderator role or seminar presentation.