Meet Zaheen:
Resilience isn’t an inherent trait - it’s an earned one.

I jumped one grade as a precocious child, and so developed a stutter by the age of seven. I grew up with it, travelled alone at fifteen from Kenya to Canada with it, tried keeping it secret through university by dodging class activities that would reveal my repetitive sounds, drawn out syllables, and pained silences.

Avoidance IS the best way to never move forward. 

But failing college wasn’t an option, so I did inevitably get speech therapy. I just didn’t improve because nothing changes when we passively wait for problems to fix themselves.

It was a therapist that presented me with the only two choices we ever really have: Stay where you are in life. Or use the resources you’ve been given to face your fear...and practice doing life differently.

I practiced asking strangers the time even if I knew it.

I practiced ordering food with my broken words - not by pointing at the menu.

Implementation is the enemy of stagnation.

Today, I’m a professional speaker, I teach online, and I coach private clients as a Resilience Champion, training others to overcome their stutter, because false starts, hopeless redundancy, failed attempts...those aren’t just problems that show up in the voice.

They’re problems that live in the mind.

When we’re stalling from overwhelm at our jobs. Prolonging issues like weight gain or burnout by resisting change. Repeating our relationship mistakes as we avoid the real issue with ourselves.

Resiliency isn’t the endgame that forever ends our challenges. Resiliency is the practice of courageously working our way through them. This is how we master our life. This is how we thrive. 

And though I haven’t always been prepared for what I’ve had to face:

  • ‍The gut churning lessons of running my own business, brick and mortar or online.
  • Postpartum depression.
  • The moment my hair fell out in my hands hours before giving a speech, even though I knew the side effects of chemo.

I’m stronger for these experiences. Resiliency is a practice - the practice
of handling change in the workplace and in your own life by acknowledging
your fears...and deciding to move forward anyway. Resiliency is about
adapting and being flexible in the process.

Let me help you build resiliency in the workplace and in life...

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"Very relevant tools to learn during times of change"

Maura Sutherland
Program Director

I had the pleasure of hearing Zaheen deliver a keynote address to a group of government lawyers. Her tips to build resilience were easy to understand and inspiring. Very relevant tools to learn during times of change.

"Very relevant tools to learn during times of change"

I had the pleasure of hearing Zaheen deliver a keynote address to a group of government lawyers. Her tips to build resilience were easy to understand and inspiring. Very relevant tools to learn during times of change.

Maura Sutherland
Program Director

Zaheen Nanji is a Resilience Champion and trains people and organizations on how to build their resilience muscle so it becomes a first reflex in times of change and challenge.

You were very easy to deal with. Pleasant manner, tone of voice and easy to speak to.  You kind of have the voice and demeanor that make people "want" to talk with you. Once people know your story, they want to talk to you more, perhaps to grab a bit of your strength and positive attitude in their own lives.  I find you to have a caring way about you. Concerned for others and how you can help them be better at being them.

Leanne Carpenter

Office of the Chief Administrative Officer - Town of Stony Plain

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You were very easy to deal with. Pleasant manner, tone of voice and easy to speak to.  You kind of have the voice and demeanor that make people "want" to talk with you. Once people know your story, they want to talk to you more, perhaps to grab a bit of your strength and positive attitude in their own lives.  I find you to have a caring way about you. Concerned for others and how you can help them be better at being them.

Leanne Carpenter

Office of the Chief Administrative Officer - Town of Stony Plain

Zaheen Nanji is a Resilience Champion and trains people and organizations on how to build their resilience muscle so it becomes a first reflex in times of change and challenge.

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