Expertise: Consulting Services, Healthcare, Social Services, Non-Profit Sector, Management Consulting, Corporate Training, Leadership Development, Thought Partnership, Strategic Planning and Advisory, Recruitment, and Organizational Change
Zen Tharani is a seasoned leadership and executive coach with over 23 years of expertise working with organizations across Canada and internationally. His unique perspective and approach to coaching have made him a sought-after expert in his field. Through his coaching practice, Xenex Consulting, Zen has worked with a wide range of clients, from small businesses to large corporations and government agencies.
Zen is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award. This national title recognizes the achievements and contributions of Canadian immigrants who have made a significant impact on their communities and industries.
As a Board Member of Digital Health Canada, Zen is helping to shape the future of informatics and connect, inspire, and empower digital health professionals across the country. He is a strong advocate for education, collaboration, and communication across professional and geographical boundaries.
Zen has also co-authored the book "Corporate Time Theft - You Can't Afford to Ignore It,” which was published in 2012. The book offers practical advice for governments and businesses to eliminate non-essential activities that cause productive time loss within the organization.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Zen is an active volunteer and mentor. He currently mentors a dozen emerging professionals across Canada, helping them reach their full potential and excel in their professional pursuits. He is also involved in various initiatives, both local and international, that are in alignment with the United Nations Development Programme's number one Sustainable Goal of ending poverty in the world.
Zen and his family have the privilege of living, working, and playing on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen peoples and the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. He is committed to building strong relationships with Indigenous communities and promoting cultural awareness and understanding.