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This Is Qatar

This is Qatar is hosted by Simon Joss; Entrepreneur, CEO, and Property Investor. TIQ brings you interviews with Simon's clients, colleagues, coaches and contacts, discussing current affairs, business life in Qatar and taking you on a journey of discovery about the place Simon has called home for over 12 years...

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TIQ - Ep7 with Rudi Scheepers - Country Manager of FUGRO

He's only just landed in D-Town and loving life already. Having spend several years in the UAE and Oman, Rudi Scheepers has found even more comfort having landed the role of Country Manager of FUGRO.  A proud South African, Rudi and his family hope to make a life for themselves in Qatar and we hear more about his story from before his FUGRO adventure started to his initial impressions of his new home. 


15 Apr 2021

Rank #1

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TIQ Podcast Ep6 - Sean Sibley, Principal od DESS ( Doha English Speaking School )

Settled in Doha for over 5 years, Sean Sibley has seen the growth and success of DESA flourish. Continuing the community presence that surrounds the school, which is steeped in history over the years. The School eve had a famous student in the past, none other than HE Sheikh Tamim himself.


10 Apr 2021

Rank #2

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TIQ: Ep5 - How to Make Networking Your Passion in Business (with Robert Cats)

Robert Cats has a career spanning several successful sectors including Business Consultancy & Facilities Management. Working with Qatar Embassies and Partners, Robert has turned his passion for networking into a way of life and his core business.  Host, Simon Joss discusses the new world of maintaining a long term contact network, from anywhere in the World and we learn how Robert uses this strategy during his time of lockdown. 


12 Mar 2021

Rank #3

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TIQ: Ep4 - Taking The First Steps into Property & Coaching (With Michael Bowen)

An experience IT Specialist and having lived in the Middle East for many years, we welcome Michael Bowen. Currently back home in his native South Africa, Michael gives us an insight into his long term strategies aside from his IT & Technology Career. 


12 Mar 2021

Rank #4

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TIQ-TV Episode 3 - Johanna Handley, Research Director, Intelligence Qatar

A devoted expat to the Qatar cause, Johanna Handley takes us on a journey of research and market analysis. Johanna give us insight into her love for Doha and passion for writing, albeit to starkly contrasting genres...


10 Mar 2021

Rank #5

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TIQ: How to have fun while you work with BD Superstar Ann Williams

ARC Business Networking Superstar and Happy People Founder, Ann Williams shows us how to kick back and have fun while working..  Ann came to Qatar following her love and fell in love with Qatar.... and we are sure you will fall in love with her after listening to this.  Enjoy the show


4 Mar 2021

Rank #6

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This is Qatar Season 1 Highlights

I can't believe we have completed our first season. Huge thanks to all out guests who took the time to give us their insight into business in Qatar and what they love about their adopted home.


11 Jul 2020

Rank #7

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This is Qatar, Episode 11 with former Footballer now, Co-Presenter at Al Kass TV, Nicky Summerbee

Join us on TIQ Episode 11 with your Host Simon Joss as he interviews Nicky Summerbee, an English former professional footballer, sports television pundit and commentator. He notably played in the Premier League for Swindon Town, Manchester City and Sunderland, as well as in the Football League for Bolton Wanderers and Nottingham Forest. Nicky and his family have called Doha their home for over 8 years and he tells us what makes Doha so social.

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24 Jun 2020

Rank #8

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This is Qatar - Ep 10 with Natalie Clark, Country Manager of REZA Hygiene

Join us on #TIQ with your Host Simon Joss as he interviews Natalie Clark, Country Manager for Reza Hygiene. Having spent 14 years in Qatar, Natalie has spent her career working across the construction and hygiene sectors, bringing drive and determination to her roles. Her success has been based on honesty, straight talking and her ability to get the maximum out of her team. Her journey is now set to continue back in the United Kingdom, where her creativity and speak for ideas are sure to see her success continue.

1hr 12mins

16 Jun 2020

Rank #9

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Ep9 TIQ with Warrior Fit Co-founders, Charlotte Harris and Koorosh Zarezadeh

Warriorfit aim to disrupt an already tough market by offering clients combined classes focusing on endurance, flexibility and strength, all while tailored to the individual. Host Simon Joss discuss the impact COVID has had on their plans and how they aim to diversify and adapt.


9 Jun 2020

Rank #10