Inspiring Leaders Who Drive Change

Marya Leadership Academy is an internationally recognised coaching and leadership development firm. Our methods are proven to unshackle entrepreneurs, helping them to become the Change Leaders who will drive the innovation within their organisation, communities, and personal lives.

As a leading provider of scalable leadership solutions, we work with entrepreneurs to create sustainable and scalable solutions which empower entrepreneurs and drives change. Rather than a “coach,” we like to think of ourselves as your partner, guiding you on your path to becoming the best you possible!

Our Foundation

Our team of business coaches are committed to helping you become a successful unshackled entrepreneur who loves their business and their life! We are passionate about your success, and pride ourselves on empowering our clients beyond their wildest expectations. Additionally, we believe in cultivating relations that are built on mutual respect. Our team respects your vision, and we are here to help you achieve new levels of greatness.

Our team of experienced business coaches understands how personal your goals, aspirations, and fears are. We are committed to helping you achieve positive changes in a safe, and judgement free environment.

Our Mission

To provide coaching, training and mentoring to entrepreneurs and Change Agents to drive positive personal and professional changes.

Our Vision

To create powerful communities of empowered change makers who are brave enough to soar the skies.

Meet Our Team

Neeru Sharma

Founder, Managing Director,
Executive Coach

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Neeru Sharma

Founder, Managing Director,
Executive Coach

As the Founder and Managing Director of the Marya Leadership Academy, Neeru leverages her passion, entrepreneurial experience, and effective business coaching skills to help her clients achieve organizational, personal, and professional growth. With over 13 years experience as an entrepreneurial coach, she leverages thousands of hours of Mindset Coaching to facilitate entrepreneurs and executives on their path to their unshackled potential.

From startups to established businesses, Neeru's straight forward coaching approach is designed to empower business leaders to grow their organizational frameworks and business processes, as well as personal and professional skills. Throughout their individual and group coaching sessions, Neeru's clients learn to build and run scalable, sustainable businesses. In fact, she has successfully helped several clients transition from the early stages of their business to reaching their next levels of growth and development. Additionally, Neeru has provided many of her clients with the mindset, skills, tools, insight, and decision making processes needed to secure capital funding (debt and equity).

Neeru is passionate about social impact, and has coached dozens of social entrepreneurs to develop systems to scale their businesses. Her clients have included Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, World bank, Local and International foundations, government agencies, and everything in between. She has worked with universities (to include SP Jain School of Global Management) and development agencies (such as UNDP) to establish women's leadership development programs with great success.

Additionally, Neeru successfully bridges the gap between the landscape of academia and the business world through her teachings as an adjunct faculty for various business schools. She is particularly proud of her work facilitating Executive MBA students Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation. Through her work, Neeru has successfully implemented entrepreneurship programs within two of the regions leading business schools – University of Dubai and Murdoch University, Dubai. These programs help young entrepreneurs to develop innovative scalable business plans, with a roadmap for accountability and execution.

Neeru is a natural networker and is a member of the Business Network International (BNI) Local Leadership team in the UAE. As a member of the local training team, she helps business owners learn how to grow their businesses through successful referral marketing.

Neeru is a certified Co-Active Coach, and is recognised as a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) by the International Coaches Federation. She is a lifelong learner and completes a new training/ certification every year to enhance her work.

Virender Mohan

Chairman,
CEO Coach

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Virender Mohan

Chairman,
CEO Coach

Virender is the Chairman and CEO of LECO Botswana Pty. Ltd, one of the largest steel fabrication and Mining components manufacturers in Botswana. He is also the Chairman of Marya Holdings group of companies, a serial entrepreneur who has run a number of successful businesses in Africa, and a serial investor. He has been a mentor and coach to a large number of entrepreneurs starting and scaling their businesses.

Over the years, Virender has held various leadership positions in the Mining and Manufacturing industries in Southern Africa.

Additionally, Virender has held various leadership positions with international Social Sector organizations. At present, he is the Assistant District Governor of Rotary Club District 9400 Southern Africa.

He is the Chairman of Indian Association, Selebi Phikwe and has been President of Lions Club and Chairman of Golf Club.

Through these various roles, he has conceived and implemented hundreds of social impact projects across Southern Africa. In addition to this, he has been actively involved with HIV/AIDS prevention program in the country

At Marya Leadership Academy, Virender mentors and coaches entrepreneurs, CEOs and leaders of businesses either in the start up or scale up phase. He also coaches business leaders that are setting up or entering the African subcontinent.

Samhita Borpujari

Life Coach
Coach

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Samhita Borpujari

Life Coach

As the head of Marya Leadership Academy’s Youth Coaching program, Samhita leads career coaching and leadership development programs designed for emerging entrepreneurs and Change Leaders. Samhita brings with her over 100 coaching hours with both BBA and MBA students in Dubai, focusing on impactful communication and cross-cultural communication. Additionally, she has worked one-on-one with teenagers and young adults through our Academic Life Coaching program empowering them to achieve their academic goals, as well as personal fluency.

With a career that spans a wide range of interests from teaching to developing future leaders, Samhita leverages her training in ESL (English as a Second Language) for a unique approach to communication connecting with her clients. In particular, Samhita specializes in working with students with low self-esteem, lack of clarity in life goals, international students who are in transition as well as students who have personal challenges.

As an entrepreneurial and leadership coach, Samhita stands outs for her authenticity, creativity, eye for detail and aesthetic sense. Her compassionate nature coupled with her drive to make a difference allow her to build authentic relationships with her clients. She takes great pride in helping her clients to reach their ultimate personal professional success.

Reena Desai

Leadership Development
Coach

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Reena Desai

Leadership Development Coach

As our Leadership Development Coach, Reena works with Marya Leadership Academy’s clients to drive leadership, transformation, and growth. Reena has deep exposure in formulating and delivering talent agenda, building a high-performance culture, and developing talent pipeline, strong sales teams, and leading large-scale transformation initiatives.

Prior to joining the Marya Leadership Coaching team, Reena consulted for DDI India specializing in financial services, consumer products, technology, and diversified industries. Reena leverages over 15 years of experience as change and transformation facilitator, talent strategist, trusted advisor, and coaching to the Marya Leadership Academy.

Reena combines her strengths-based approach, active listening, and empathy with her deep functional experience to create a visible positive behavior change for leaders and their organizations.

Testimonials

"As part of my career progression, I moved from a one-country territory in India to a much larger geographical. During my transition, I struggled with communicating efficiently across 14 different countries. When i started to work with Neeru, I instantly noticed she approached my unique situation holistically. She always connected with my personality, ensuring my ideas and experiments were authentic. Together, we created a roadmap for my success. Working with Neeru has resulted in an adaptable communication style, which in turn resulted in visible and tangible improvement in my work. Communication is key at all levels, especially in a matrix organization, and having a coach like Neeru at my side through this journey has played a valuable role in evaluating my performance and my success."

Nishchint Bhatia Senior Director Agriculture (Asia, Middle East, and Africa at PepsiCo International) March 11, 2019

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Samhita Borpujari

Life Coach

As the head of Marya Leadership Academy’s Youth Coaching program, Samhita leads career coaching and leadership development programs designed for emerging entrepreneurs and Change Leaders. Samhita brings with her over 100 coaching hours with both BBA and MBA students in Dubai, focusing on impactful communication and cross-cultural communication. Additionally, she has worked one-on-one with teenagers and young adults through our Academic Life Coaching program empowering them to achieve their academic goals, as well as personal fluency.

With a career that spans a wide range of interests from teaching to developing future leaders, Samhita leverages her training in ESL (English as a Second Language) for a unique approach to communication connecting with her clients. In particular, Samhita specializes in working with students with low self-esteem, lack of clarity in life goals, international students who are in transition as well as students who have personal challenges.

As an entrepreneurial and leadership coach, Samhita stands outs for her authenticity, creativity, eye for detail and aesthetic sense. Her compassionate nature coupled with her drive to make a difference allow her to build authentic relationships with her clients. She takes great pride in helping her clients to reach their ultimate personal professional success.

Reena Desai

Leadership Development Coach

As our Leadership Development Coach, Reena works with Marya Leadership Academy’s clients to drive leadership, transformation, and growth. Reena has deep exposure in formulating and delivering talent agenda, building a high-performance culture, and developing talent pipeline, strong sales teams, and leading large-scale transformation initiatives.

Prior to joining the Marya Leadership Coaching team, Reena consulted for DDI India specializing in financial services, consumer products, technology, and diversified industries. Reena leverages over 15 years of experience as change and transformation facilitator, talent strategist, trusted advisor, and coaching to the Marya Leadership Academy.

Reena combines her strengths-based approach, active listening, and empathy with her deep functional experience to create a visible positive behavior change for leaders and their organizations.

Virender Mohan

Chairman,
CEO Coach

Virender is the Chairman and CEO of LECO Botswana Pty. Ltd, one of the largest steel fabrication and Mining components manufacturers in Botswana. He is also the Chairman of Marya Holdings group of companies, a serial entrepreneur who has run a number of successful businesses in Africa, and a serial investor. He has been a mentor and coach to a large number of entrepreneurs starting and scaling their businesses.

Over the years, Virender has held various leadership positions in the Mining and Manufacturing industries in Southern Africa.

Additionally, Virender has held various leadership positions with international Social Sector organizations. At present, he is the Assistant District Governor of Rotary Club District 9400 Southern Africa.

He is the Chairman of Indian Association, Selebi Phikwe and has been President of Lions Club and Chairman of Golf Club.

Through these various roles, he has conceived and implemented hundreds of social impact projects across Southern Africa. In addition to this, he has been actively involved with HIV/AIDS prevention program in the country

At Marya Leadership Academy, Virender mentors and coaches entrepreneurs, CEOs and leaders of businesses either in the start up or scale up phase. He also coaches business leaders that are setting up or entering the African subcontinent.

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Neeru Sharma

Founder, Managing Director,
Executive Coach

As the Founder and Managing Director of the Marya Leadership Academy, Neeru leverages her passion, entrepreneurial experience, and effective business coaching skills to help her clients achieve organizational, personal, and professional growth. With over 13 years experience as an entrepreneurial coach, she leverages thousands of hours of Mindset Coaching to facilitate entrepreneurs and executives on their path to their unshackled potential.

From startups to established businesses, Neeru's straight forward coaching approach is designed to empower business leaders to grow their organizational frameworks and business processes, as well as personal and professional skills. Throughout their individual and group coaching sessions, Neeru's clients learn to build and run scalable, sustainable businesses. In fact, she has successfully helped several clients transition from the early stages of their business to reaching their next levels of growth and development. Additionally, Neeru has provided many of her clients with the mindset, skills, tools, insight, and decision making processes needed to secure capital funding (debt and equity).

Neeru is passionate about social impact, and has coached dozens of social entrepreneurs to develop systems to scale their businesses. Her clients have included Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, World bank, Local and International foundations, government agencies, and everything in between. She has worked with universities (to include SP Jain School of Global Management) and development agencies (such as UNDP) to establish women's leadership development programs with great success.

Additionally, Neeru successfully bridges the gap between the landscape of academia and the business world through her teachings as an adjunct faculty for various business schools. She is particularly proud of her work facilitating Executive MBA students Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation. Through her work, Neeru has successfully implemented entrepreneurship programs within two of the regions leading business schools – University of Dubai and Murdoch University, Dubai. These programs help young entrepreneurs to develop innovative scalable business plans, with a roadmap for accountability and execution.

Neeru is a natural networker and is a member of the Business Network International (BNI) Local Leadership team in the UAE. As a member of the local training team, she helps business owners learn how to grow their businesses through successful referral marketing.

Neeru is a certified Co-Active Coach, and is recognised as a PCC (Professional Certified Coach) by the International Coaches Federation. She is a lifelong learner and completes a new training/ certification every year to enhance her work.

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