I am Shireen Motara
"I want to be a lawyer like my mom so that I can help women". This is what my 12-year-old daughter wrote in her English essay. Isn't it amazing when our children show how they learn from what we do? What my daughter said reflects my life philosophy so aptly, and I feel honoured that she shares my values.
I am deeply passionate about the potential of Africa and committed to advocating for and supporting women’s leadership. Women Leading with Courage should be the norm, not the exception.
I have over 20 years’ experience working in the non-profit sector as an advisor researcher, manager, executive director, board member and consultant.
As a Coach (and Mentor), I work with women leaders who seek to influence decisions at the highest levels of society, business and community.
SupportiveI provide hands on support incorporating mentoring and coaching with access to resources and networks; while harnessing your existing strengths.
Open to PossibilityI emphasise a fresh approach that opens up new possibilities. Doing the same thing over and over will keep you stuck. Let’s disrupt stuck ways of being and doing.
Goal OrientatedWe agree on the specific outcomes you want to achieve, and focus on making these a reality.
TransformativeWe work together to achieve lasting positive change in the personal and professional spheres of your life.
I have found Shireen’s demeanour to be calm but firm and insightful. Indirectly, our monthly meetings have served as coaching sessions, which helped me and the organisation move to a better phase in our growth.
As an innovative coach, Shireen has changed my understanding and knowledge of social entrepreneurship. She is committed to connecting women entrepreneurs through her extensive networks. She continues to inspire and has armed me with practical tools to build my business.
Ms Motara distinguishes herself by consistently delivering high quality outputs. Her performance is remarkable and all interactions were smooth and effective. There is no doubt we will seek future co-operation with her.
I have had the pleasure of working with Shireen when she served as Vice-Chairperson of the Board at St. Anthony’s Education Centre. She is a visionary and deeply committed leader, always willing to offer guidance and advice guided by the principles of good governance.
Shireen joined TLAC when the organisation was on the verge of closing down. She stabilised operations, increased the funding pool, helped boost staff morale and established key stakeholder relations, in a short period.
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