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Past Events

personal
18
Feb
Building Your Personal Brand
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Awesome workshop at Murdoch University on importance of personal branding for university students. Personal branding is key to getting a new job, starting a business, or even starting the next phase of life.
personal-brand
03
Mar
How to start a Business and secure Capital Funding
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
Workshop on how to make a business scalable and attract investors and customers.
Dream of Plans
29
Mar
Dream of Plans
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
A workshop conducted in Gems Modern High for teachers and other members of the staff.
parents-workshop
01
Apr
A one day informative workshop for parents on communicating with their teenager.
leadership-development
08
Apr
University of Wollongong Leadership Development Program
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
Invited to work with the Leadership Development (LEAD) program at University of Wollongong in Dubai.
samitha
18
Apr
NRI Woman Podcast
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
Got stuff you want to do and don't know where to start? You're stuck or struggling with something and you need help? Your life by all accounts Groundhog day, all day, every day?
3
29
Apr
Career Development Conference, American University
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
Neeru was a key-note speaker at a career development conference hosted by iLead, Dubai, a youth empowerment platform that brings together youngsters from all around the UAE to engage in leadership exercises, workshops and activities...
The She Dares Leadership Challenge Workshop
02
May
The She Dares Leadership Challenge Workshop
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
A two-day event aimed at empowering women in their early careers by helping them lead not just in their profession but in every walk of life.
coaching-power
10
May
HR Summit and Expo
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
The power of coaching for CEOs of start-ups by Neeru Sharma.
discover-passion
13
May
Discover your Passion and Move Up in your Career, Dubai
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
Invited by ICAI to address their female members of ICAI. In this inspirational workshop, participants explored their individual leadership stories and understood the importance of being passionate about their careers.
10
21
May
The Aspire Leadership Program, Zambia
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
A unique Leadership Program, launched in January 2014, and sponsored by UNDP, for emerging leaders in Zambia. It consists of a series of three-day workshops designed & led by Neeru Marya Sharma, hosted by the...
event-27feb-17
27
May
Dare to Dream for Teachers
12:00 am - 12:00 am
We are excited to kick off our Dare to Dream workshop for school teachers in DPS Silicon Oasis. The session was a fun, authentic session to renew, re-energize and re-focus for teachers and academic...
the-rise-of-entrepreneurship
31
May
Murdoch Open Night
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
Industry Talk on "The Rise of Entrepreneurship in the UAE".
hogan-assessment-banner
03
Jun
Unshackled Entrepreneur
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
The Unshackled Entrepreneur is a unique mastermind for very early stage entrepreneurs. Monthly meetings keep entrepreneurs on track and motivated.
Alchemy Women in Leadership
15
Jun
Alchemy Women in Leadership
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
An initiative dedicated to supporting a higher representation of female leadership in the workplace and the broader Zambian community.

Past Events

personal
18
Feb
Building Your Personal Brand
12:00 am - 12:00 am
Awesome workshop at Murdoch University on importance of personal branding for university students. Personal branding is key to getting a new job, starting a business, or even starting the next phase of life.
personal-brand
03
Mar
How to start a Business and secure Capital Funding
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
Workshop on how to make a business scalable and attract investors and customers.
Dream of Plans
29
Mar
Dream of Plans
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
A workshop conducted in Gems Modern High for teachers and other members of the staff.
parents-workshop
01
Apr
A one day informative workshop for parents on communicating with their teenager.
leadership-development
08
Apr
University of Wollongong Leadership Development Program
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
Invited to work with the Leadership Development (LEAD) program at University of Wollongong in Dubai.
samitha
18
Apr
NRI Woman Podcast
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
Got stuff you want to do and don't know where to start? You're stuck or struggling with something and you need help? Your life by all accounts Groundhog day, all day, every day?
3
29
Apr
Career Development Conference, American University
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
Neeru was a key-note speaker at a career development conference hosted by iLead, Dubai, a youth empowerment platform that brings together youngsters from all around the UAE to engage in leadership exercises, workshops and activities...
The She Dares Leadership Challenge Workshop
02
May
The She Dares Leadership Challenge Workshop
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
A two-day event aimed at empowering women in their early careers by helping them lead not just in their profession but in every walk of life.
coaching-power
10
May
HR Summit and Expo
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
The power of coaching for CEOs of start-ups by Neeru Sharma.
discover-passion
13
May
Discover your Passion and Move Up in your Career, Dubai
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
Invited by ICAI to address their female members of ICAI. In this inspirational workshop, participants explored their individual leadership stories and understood the importance of being passionate about their careers.
10
21
May
The Aspire Leadership Program, Zambia
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
A unique Leadership Program, launched in January 2014, and sponsored by UNDP, for emerging leaders in Zambia. It consists of a series of three-day workshops designed & led by Neeru Marya Sharma, hosted by the...
event-27feb-17
27
May
Dare to Dream for Teachers
12:00 am - 12:00 am
We are excited to kick off our Dare to Dream workshop for school teachers in DPS Silicon Oasis. The session was a fun, authentic session to renew, re-energize and re-focus for teachers and academic...
the-rise-of-entrepreneurship
31
May
Murdoch Open Night
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
Industry Talk on "The Rise of Entrepreneurship in the UAE".
hogan-assessment-banner
03
Jun
Unshackled Entrepreneur
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
The Unshackled Entrepreneur is a unique mastermind for very early stage entrepreneurs. Monthly meetings keep entrepreneurs on track and motivated.
Alchemy Women in Leadership
15
Jun
Alchemy Women in Leadership
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
IN5 Tech, Knowledge Village, Dubai
An initiative dedicated to supporting a higher representation of female leadership in the workplace and the broader Zambian community.

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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