We Talk is an initiative by Westford University College to bring together the doers, the talkers and the dreamers of the world to explore and share their thoughts and ideas. The main objective of this initiative is to enable anyone, anywhere to learn by effectively presenting their ideas and stories and to help students draw inspiration through open conversations. Westford invites speakers and hear their cutting-edge ideas and inspiring stories and witness how creative leaders are made. We Talk welcomes speakers from diverse backgrounds representing business leaders, analysts, managers, teachers, programmers, scientists, comedians, designers, musicians, writers and activists. We come together to create a space that is brimming with curiosity, excitement and connection. In the heart of WE Talk, this is what we aim for, people walking in with thoughts, doubts, and ideas and walking out with a new perspective and a new outlook. This is our part is creating an environment that nurtures growth, mindfulness and happiness.
“WE TALK” speakers :
Khalid Al Ameri
Westford inaugurated the ‘WE TALK’ on 4th November 2017 with Mr. Khalid Al Ameri, as our first speaker. He is an Emirati writer and presenter, he was named by Arabian Business as one of the 100 most influential young Arabs in the world. He shared with us his experience of transitioning between full time corporate communications professional to a full time self-employed social media influencer. It was an inspirational afternoon with stories of success, failure and perseverance. He quotes, “You only fail when you stop, as long as you have momentum you are succeeding”!
Mr. Rohit Bassi
Mr. Rohit Bassi, is a motivational speaker popularly known as ROI, as he delivers return on investment. He uses ancient wisdom from Asia and fuses it with modern day living to assist us from disruption to transformation. Thus stopping the unnecessary fear of disruption. He explained that ancient wisdom known as “JIGRA” is the missing link to success. It is the ability to integrate one’s heart, brain and mind, thus allowing us to communicate, negotiate and lead with greater success. The session was a master
class on enhancing personal image and being impressive by tapping into your own JIGRA, ‘your executive presence’.
Dr. Natalia Wiechowski
Dr. Natalia Wiechowski is Middle East’s leading Edutainer. She is a Motivational Speaker and Personal Branding Strategist who combines profound knowledge and diverse experiences with a big portion of humor. As a German Social Scientist and Doctor of Philosophy Dr. Natalia empowers and inspires Executives and Solopreneurs to stand out both- online and offline. With a social media following of over 127,000 individuals worldwide, Dr. Natalia surely walks the talk. She has won excellence awards across the MENA region and has been featured in leading industry magazines.
Dr.Sara Al Madani
Dr. Sara Al Madani was the distinguished speaker at the WE Talk event on 21 st September 2019, held at Westford University College. We Talk is an initiative by WUC to bring together the doers, the talkers and the dreamers of the world to explore and share their thoughts and ideas. Westford invites speakers and hear their cutting-edge ideas and inspiring stories and witness how creative leaders are made.
Dr. Sara Al Madani is a well-known entrepreneur and keynote speaker. In 2014, she was selected by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi as a board member at Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, making her the youngest on the board. In 2017 Sara was selected to be on the board of the UAE SME Council in the ministry of economy of Dubai. Dr. Sara was inspired to start her own business at the age of 15..
Dr. Sara shared her inspiring story of motivation and determination with the audience. Her talk can be considered as a master class in entrepreneurship, it inspired many young minds to think out of the box and never take “No” for an answer. Her energy was contagious filling the auditorium with cheers and support. Her delivery was exemplary, she combined humor, anecdotes and gracefully shared her story of success and failure. True learning to take place on this day, some of her statements stand testimony to that; “If you are starting a business, failure is inevitable, hence you should fail fast and fail cheap”. Another statement that stood out, “always put your heart in what you do, if you don’t like it then leave it, and if you cannot leave then find a way to like it”! Inspiring the audience to never give up and to put self-respect and happiness above everything else.
The inspiring talk ended with the question and answer session with the audience, followed by the photograph session where everyone wanted to be in a frame with Dr. Sara Al Madani. It was a day that truly transformed minds and motivated people to do better and to be better.