Cosmic Centaurs

Who We Are

Cosmic Centaurs is a consultancy, training, technology, and insights company helping executives, leaders, managers, and teams, creating happier and more flexible workplaces. 

 

We focus on improving the collective intelligence of teams, by improving collaboration, resilience and innovation.

 

We help leaders, HR Professionals, and managers, structure teams, invest in the appropriate technology and training, nurture an organizational culture that is location independent, and make distributed work a competitive advantage.

 

We strategize and implement programs to help our clients adapt to the new ‘where’ and ‘how’ of work and learning.

Digital Work Life

How We Work

Using our tried and tested models and concepts, we help individuals and organizations outline a working model for productivity and engagement, identify and manage digital solutions to propel learning, organizational effectiveness, and professional development.

 

Our team works with a network of consultants, executives, educators, industry specialists and talent managers to guide clients through this transformation. We oversee all elements of this journey, upskilling teams, nurturing collaboration, advising on the relevant digital investments, and creating a culture to embrace change.

Our agility allows us to quickly and effectively future - proof our clients while solving for the challenges of tomorrow.

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Meet The Team
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Marilyn Zakhour, Founder & CEO

Cosmic Centaurs Founder Marilyn Zakhour, has experience in organisations of all sizes and knows how to bring the agility of small startups to big corporations.

Previously Chief Marketing Officer of EMAAR, and Head of Dubai Opera, Marilyn holds an executive MBA from INSEAD. She has also spent 10 years in the startup world, building and running digital native companies.

Marilyn is a strong believer that regardless of industry, country, profession, and context, value creation is about creating a safe space and a clear process for teams to collaborate and create freely.

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Tala Odeh, Consultant

Tala Odeh is a Consultant at Cosmic Centaurs bringing her storytelling, team-building and strategic planning experience to the company. 

Before joining, she worked at EMAAR managing external communications and reputation risk for the group. Previously Tala was a Strategic Planner at Ogilvy, developing insight-driven marketing solutions for Fortune 500 clients. 
In 2019, she completed her graduate degree at Columbia University in the City of New York. 

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Marie Nakhle, Consultant

Marie is an accomplished Digital Marketing professional with 10 years of extensive experience building and executing digital marketing strategies and managing e-commerce platforms, as well as 5 years of experience lecturing students and professionals in Lebanon's top institutions.
Previously the Head of Digital at Antoine Library, Lebanon's number one bookstore.
Holds a Masters Degree in Information Systems and Digital Transformation from Paris Dauphine University.

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Benny Chan, Consultant

Benny joined Cosmic Centaurs as a Consultant after having spent almost 20 years in the airline industry. During his tenure at British Airways, he worked in several countries across the Sub Saharan Africa and Middle East regions where he managed the airport operations and customer experience. He has been instrumental in implementing changes to various operation processes involving risk management and safety compliance.

Benny holds a BA Management and Business Studies from Leeds Beckett University and is a Certified Scrum Master.

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Anwar Choucair, Product Manager

Prior to joining Cosmic Centaurs as AION’s Product Manager, Anwar built experience in digital transformation projects within the banking industry, corporate finance, and product management in a new and upcoming FinTech. He holds an MBA from Newcastle University.

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Karma Hibri, Marketing Executive

Karma joined Cosmic Centaurs after obtaining her BA in Psychology at the American University of Beirut. She has an interest in organizational and behavioral psychology, and manages our marketing, content, and events. 

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Maya Tannous, Junior Consultant

Maya is a Junior Consultant at Cosmic Centaurs, and Marketing student minoring in Data Analytics at the Lebanese American University.

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Who We Serve

Executive Leadership

We offer consultancy and advisory for c-suite leaders looking to future-proof their strategy.
From restructuring the organization, to advising
on digital investments, to developing and maintaining a healthy culture, we will walk leaders through their journey of digital transcendence.  

Managers

We support managers in building teams and implementing processes to deliver high-impact results and unlock the potential of the technology they use.  We share tips, tools,
and training  to help them perform  and offer
one-on-one coaching for clear communication, efficient operations and results measurement.

HR & Talent Managers

We help HR & talent managers upskill their people, create more collaborative teams and recruit the best talent in the industry. From operational support to  learning and development training,
we offer new processes and templates to build and nurture high-impact teams. 

Students, Employees & Freelancers

We offer training, coaching and tools for individuals and employees to improve efficiency, increase productivity and drive digital transcendence. You can start by exploring our resources and insights sections  for tools and tips. 

Our Frameworks

The exponential rate of technological innovation is surpassing human capability to absorb and apply it effectively. To keep up, organizations around the world have adopted digital transformation initiatives, a trend that was further accelerated by the global pandemic. This forced the rapid creation and adoption of  new ways of working and learning. 

Not everyone is gaining the most value of these technologies and to solve for this, we rely on these  frameworks:

The Omnichannel Organization™️ 

Omnichannel experiences are used to drive rich and engaging user experiences across industries.  

 

The Omnichannel Organization designs a coherent experience for employees that extends across all touchpoints, physical and virtual, allowing them to seamlessly connect and align with the organization’s goals and add meaningful value wherever they are. 

Design  Thinking

Across all our work, we apply Human-Centered Design to keep people at the core of our approach. Design thinking allows us to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements of business success to help individuals and companies adapt to the new ways of work and learning. 

Painted Space

As more and more people started to work from home after the 2020 global pandemic, Marilyn our founder began to imagine everyone sat at home,  wearing a work shirt with pyjama bottoms, like corporate centaurs: half office, half couch. 


At the time, Zoom became the primary conferencing tool, and people started changing their backgrounds.

Our Founder particularly loved the outer space background; and that's how Cosmic Centaurs was born

Behind the Name

Contact Us

Book your free online consultation.  Send us a message with your preferred date and time and we'll get right back to you.

 

Insights

We have developed resources & insights to support individuals, teams and companies in understanding, analysing and improving their remote work processes. 

Ritual Bank

Rituals are any activities or habits your team employs to foster culture, collaboration and connectivity. Click through to see our favourite rituals developed by Cosmic Centaurs and our community.