Khalid Aziz

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For the Pakistani cricket umpire, see Khalid Aziz (umpire).

Khalid Aziz, LVO, DL, FRSA (born 1953, Lahore, Pakistan) is a British writer and television presenter. He started his career as a journalist, becoming the youngest producer in the BBC at Radio Leicester. At age 24, he became the youngest presenter of a 6 o'clock BBC TV regional news programme, Look North from Leeds.

In his 12-year career with the BBC, he worked on many BBC News and Current Affairs programmes including Newsbeat. In 1982, he moved to the then ITV company TVS and became the first main anchor for the South edition of the regional news programme, Coast to Coast. Aziz later concentrated on business programming for the station, presenting and producing the award-winning series, Enterprise South.[citation needed]

He is a visiting professor of Business Communications at the Southampton University and Visiting Professor of Journalistic Ethics at the University of Winchester. Between 2000 and 2006, he wrote Speaking Out, a regular monthly column for Management Today. His tenth book, Presenting to Win, was published on 1 January 2000. His latest book, Managing Communications in a Crisis, was published in February 2004.[citation needed]

Affiliations/Honours[edit]

He is an International Ambassador for the Prince's Trust, and in 1997 was a member of the Advisory Committee of the Office for National Statistics. He chaired the Wessex Children's Hospice Trust (1992–97 and 1998-2013) when he was appointed Life President having led the charity in the building of Naomi House and jacksplace and leading a team that raised during the period of his chairmanship £75m.In 2013 he was elected Chairman of Trustees of Enham Trust, a national charity that looks after the interests of more than 7,000 disabled adults.

He was appointed a Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order (LVO) in the 1997 Queen’s Birthday Honours and in March 1998 he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant (DL) of Hampshire. In August 2002, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).[citation needed]

The Aziz Corporation[edit]

He founded The Aziz Corporation[1] in 1983 originally to help business to communicate more effectively with the media and he is chairman of the Naomi House Hospice in Hampshire.[2]

Today over 30 years later he is evolved into a business of well over 60 people, both staff and associates. Their clients span both the private and public sectors – typically FTSE 250 and Fortune 500. They are best known for our tailored work with executive boards, senior executives and senior leadership teams.

The company offers tailored 1:1 programmes, bespoke group workshops, as well as individual and team coaching. They have an excellent reputation for coaching that is challenging, delivering direct and detailed feedback, offering a unique approach to ‘polishing’ communication skills and successfully coaching senior leaders.

Expertise

Leadership Communications

High impact skills based coaching programmes for individuals or workshops for small groups. Most of their clients are already experienced speakers and successful leaders but need to “step up a gear”. Often they have been promoted on the basis of their technical abilities but have now risen through the ranks and face the challenges of having to network and influence both within their organisation and externally.

Executive Coaching

Senior level Executive Coaching that leaders can trust to provide effective personal coaching support. Their international cadre of coaches have been cherry picked to offer the credibility and gravitas needed when coaching C-Suite executives, a track record of successfully coaching leaders and a broad business understanding and appreciation of specific business context.

The company offers both individual and team coaching.

Media

Media training to help you get the attention of and handle the media more successfully, and crisis media training and consultancy to protect a company’s reputation. The Aziz Corporation's bespoke 1:1 and group workshops ensure that clients have the media skills to enable them to present their corporate story succinctly and consistently. The company's coaching will help clients to react quickly and effectively to the demands of the media, handle difficult media encounters and grow in confidence so that they are ready to deal with any situation.

The firm also produces short corporate videos, Podcasts and Video Magazines.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contributors - Management Today". Retrieved 14 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Winchester's Naomi House hospice gets government grant". 30 March 2010. Retrieved 14 April 2010.