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Afzal Rahim Khan Yusufzai


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An enthusiastic individual from Swabi (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa) Afzal Rahim is a certified trainer. He is young motivating facilitator, somebody who people listen and respond to with great interest. A Human Resource graduate; Afzal brings with him a diverse background that has seen both sides of the training world (trainee and trainer) He obtained his MBA from Bahria University Islamabad 2007, where he majored in Human Resource Management.  Afzal is driven by passion and curiosity. He works with energy, joviality, passion, soul, integrity, humor, and flexibility.
His humble exterior and age doesn’t echo the crowds he has transformed. His maturity, complemented by his live heartedness and candor, enables him to reach out to people through his genuine interest in them. This capacity helps him create an environment of trust and respect – elements that is critical for any learning environment. As a facilitator he is able to excite peoples’ imagination and inspires them to strive for extraordinary achievements. He encourages participants to focus on their ability to become what they desire to be, by leveraging the power of human passion that is guided by a set of principles, values and ethics. He makes his audience believe in themselves with Allama Iqbal’s “Khudi” concept. Realistically! His aim is to develop inner discipline, greater resolve and empathy in people. Along with a trainer, he is a learner for life. Afzal enjoys learning new and improved methods of Training & Development and implements them to keep the HR Departments where he works, at par with the globalised world.
YLC (Young Leaders Conference) held in 2005 gave him a different perspective to experience life in his own way. He has attended a five day “Train the Trainer” by SoL, Navitus program and is an avid learner. He enjoys gaining knowledge from formal & informal sources to keep abreast of developments taking place in the field of Human Resource & Organisational Development. With a firm belief that experience is the best teacher, Afzal is forever ready to try new things.
He has been part of various training and workshop sessions conducted by Navitus, SoL (School of Leadership) and IPSS (Institute for Peace and Secular Studies). His diligent, empathetic and encouraging personality stimulates determination in others. He believes that it is very easy to bring Pakistan at par with any developed country, but only if there are enough people who believe the same. His quest is to find people with this belief; people who see their own growth in the nation’s growth. His aim is to works with youth to bring about positive change in the nation’s professional environment.
Afzal has 5+ years of experience in Human Resources, Training, Organization Development, counseling, and coaching.
He is a Peace Activist between India & Pakistan and has professional membership of Society for Human Resource Management and the American Society for Training and Development. He has been a high achiever throughout his academic career and same level of commitment and zeal is reflected in his professional life as well. His eagerness to learn & share knowledge is exemplary. He aspires to get MS Degree in Human Resource from abroad to help his dear motherland. He invests his time in reading personal development books, searching for inspiring stuff over the Internet and watching National & International News. He regularly writes articles on National & International issues in leading English newspapers.
Blending the business knowledge gained during his Masters with his background in Human Resource Management, Afzal is currently researching to explore new ways to infuse a stronger sense of work ethic in the corporate culture through continuous learning. He regularly attends courses and trainings both locally and abroad to enrich his own pool of knowledge. “Don't tell your God how big the storm is, Tell the storm how big your God is” says Afzal.
  • Continuous personal and professional development
  • Cooking
  • Net surfing
  • Long Drive
  • Long quiet walks
  • Current Affairs
  • Reading books on management, personal development and global politics
  • Meeting people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures; to see God Almighty beauty!
Favorite TV Shows:
  • Musafir Hoon Yaroon (Star Plus)
  • Koi Hai Jo Hamai Hassai (Geo TV)
  • Aik Din Geo Ke Saath (Geo News)
  • Hum Sub Umeed Se Hain (Geo News)
  • Late Night Show With Begum Nawazish Ali (AAJ TV)
  • Kal Tak (Express News)
  • Coffee with Karan (Star World)
  • Rendezvous with Simi Garewal (Star World)
Favorite Movies:
  • The Bridge on River Kwai,
  • 12 Angry Men, Rainman,
  • The Oregon Trial,
  • The Pursuit of Happiness,
  • Facing The Giants
  • Day After Tomorrow
  • Havana
  • Legends of the Fall
  • Lion of the Desert,
  • Home Alone,
  • Toy Story,
  • Life is Beautiful,
  • Dead Poet's Society,
  • Men IN Black,
  • XXX,
  • Men of Honour,
  • Cast Away,
  • Remember the Titans
  • Scent of a Woman,
  • To Sir With Love Parts 1 & 2 
  • An Inconvenient Truth;
  • Why We Fight;
  • A Wednesday
  • Blood Diamonds
  • Men Of Honor;
  • Kung Fu Panda;
  • The Great debaters
  • 3 Idiots (Hindi)
  • Slumdog Millionaire (Indian)
Favourite Books:
  • Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, and the West by Benazir Bhutto<
  • How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (Dale Carnegie)
  • Discovering Islam: Making Sense of Muslim History and Society; (Akbar S. Ahmed)
  • Islam, Globalization and Post modernity (Akbar S. Ahmed)
  • Jinnah, Pakistan and Islamic Identity (Akbar S. Ahmed)
  • Islam Today: A Short Introduction to The Muslim World
  • Islam Under Siege: Living Dangerously in a Post-Honor World (Akbar S. Ahmed) 
  • After Terror: Promoting Dialogue Among Civilizations (Akbar S. Ahmed)
  • Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization (Akbar S. Ahmed)
  • How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (Dale Carnegie),
  • HR from the Heart (Libby Sartain & Martha I.Finney),
  • Rules and Tools for Leaders (Libby Sartain & Martha I.Finney),
  • The Islamism Debate
  • Understanding Terror Networks
  • The Future of Political Islam
  • The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity
  • Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia
  • No God But God (by Reza Islan)
  • Fountainhead
  • Winning
  • Alchemist
  • The Kite Runner
  • Blue Ocean Stragtegy
  • Screw It, Let's Do It (Richard Branson)
  • Giving (Bill Clinton)
  • Unlimited Power by Anothony Robbins
  • The Corporate Mystic (Gay Hendricks)
  • The McKinsey Way (Etan M Rasiel)
  • A-Z of success
  • Change Guru
  • The age of speed;
  • Profiles in Courage (JFK)
  • Good to great;
  • Leadership Wheel; Results;
  • An Assault on Reason (Al Gore),
  • The rise and fall of Strategic Planning (Henry Mintzberg)
  • Where Have all The Leaders Gone (Lee Iacocca)
  • Built to Last (James Collins & Jerry Porras),
  • Crazy times call for crazy organizations
  • Measure of a Leader by Aubrey C. Daniels

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