About The Teacher

Shahnaz is passionate about helping people optimize and thrive in their lives, personally and professionally. Through her own life and her clients in her role as an executive coach, she has experienced and witnessed the challenges of managing multiple responsibilities and giving without renewal, both personally and professionally, which led her to discovery of mindfulness. She is currently enrolled in Teacher Certification at the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, a mindfulness program founded at Google that is proven to reduce stress, improve focus, raise peak performance, and improve interpersonal relationships.

Shahnaz brings over 30 years of leadership experience across multiple industries to her work as an executive coach. Her coaching approach is founded in mindful engagement and other positive business best practices, the latest research in applied neuroscience and emotional intelligence. She is certified as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation. Shahnaz teaches Coaching and Mentoring in Organizations for MBA students at Ross and was awarded a University of Michigan’s Provost Teaching Innovation Prize (2018). She is passionate about helping people optimize their lives personally and professionally.

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