It is not often that you come across someone who is so widely loved, respected and renowned for personal and professional credibility. With a Pakistani-German family heritage, Shireen Naqvi has been gifted with the ability to connect with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and social strata. Her patience, wisdom and visible sincerity make her the mentor that many go to for advice and guidance. She is an individual who defines the contours of ZIKR – the Carnelian Values of Zeal, Integrity, Kudos and Renewal.
Working with organizations in the corporate, social, public and academic sectors, Shireen strives to stir core beliefs, leading to innovative outcomes. Shireen’s focus areas include personal development, visionary leadership and emotional intelligence. A participant of the Global Diversity and Inclusion Benchmark Standards, she has also worked extensively in the area of diversity and inclusion.
Shireen works with people in a variety of formats: at large conferences as a keynote speaker and panelist, in hands-on workshops, and through one-on-one coaching interactions. Her methodology focuses on experiential learning backed by concepts rooted in management sciences. She has worked with over 300 organizations and institutions—in Pakistan and abroad—written articles on numerous topics, and earned several awards.
Besides the corporate sector, Shireen works with bureaucrats and parliamentarians in the public sector; foreign delegates, expats of donor organizations and NGOs/CBOs in the social sector; vice chancellors, university/college faculty, heads of schools and teachers and with officers of the Pakistan Navy and Air Force.
Shireen is the founder of the School of Leadership and Amwaj and Trustee of the School of Leadership Foundation. She is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Hashoo School of Hospitality and Taskeen. After over two decades of investing herself in the L&D industry, she is privileged to continue to contribute to this vital segment of our national economy.
Shireen holds an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. She loves traveling and experiencing different cultures of the world.