EPISODE 140 – Flex Your Resilience Reflex with Zaheen Nanji

Zaheen Nanji is a resilience champion and an entrepreneur. She teaches people and
organizations how to embrace change effortlessly and create resilient leaders and tenacious employees. Zaheen owns Shanti Wellness and Laser Centre in Alberta and is the author of four books of which two are co-authored. People who don’t know Zaheen’s background sometimes assume that achieving success was easy for her. That couldn’t be further from the truth. She grew up in Kenya, East Africa, where good-quality higher education was not available and there was very little opportunity for economic advancement at the time. When she was 15, her parents bought her and her 17-year-old sister passage to Canada so they could pursue their dreams of knowledge and success.

Zaheen stuttered up until her twenties, but she learned how to embrace fear. For many
people who stutter, simply being able to stop stuttering is a dream come true. But Zaheen
has run with the dream and is now a sought-after motivational speaker. She transformed
her life by overcoming her speech impediment, overcoming her struggles with weight
embraced her journey with breast cancer and creating opportunities for her life in Canada.
She was recently nominated for RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur 2014, and has
completed her fourth book,The Resilience Reflex.

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