About Us

Since 2002, Z.A.ZEN Consulting (Pty) Ltd has been providing strategic solutions for international corporations, government organisations and non-profits, among others.

Our service is backed by more than twenty-five years' international experience in adapting to different fields, cultures and issues. – By listening and understanding, we help clients identify their own solutions.

Our consulting approach is highly interactive and based on intuitive questions and active listening. As a result, many of our original clients are still working with us today.

Z.A.ZEN works with expert consultants and service providers for the handling of larger scale projects. Through a close-knit team tailored to a client's needs, we can provide:

We listen to our clients

Z.A.ZEN is known for frequent and responsive personal contact with clients, listening to client's needs, creative and unusual approaches, understanding complex, multi-level issues, doing as we say, saying as we do, and creating strategic solutions that work. We tailor project teams with specialised independent consultants, researchers, graphic designers, writers and other creative individuals and companies to meet the specific needs of our clients.

We provide solutions-based approaches

One of Z.A.ZEN's key strengths is the ability and flexibility to assist in the development of strategic business plans for all sizes of organisations. Our approach to strategy is that it must make sense, be simple and be executable within an individual or organisation's capabilities and circumstances.

We have an entrepreneurial way of doing things

Z.A.ZEN's approach is non-traditional, and resonates with a business coaching and mentoring model, which often translates to workshop facilitation. By assisting groups in clearly identifying their own objectives and ways to meet those goals, Z.A.ZEN provides strong strategic planning facilitation.

Z.A.ZEN Consulting (Pty) Ltd is a private corporation based in Johannesburg, South Africa, originally known as Z.A.ZEN Marketing & Consulting CC.


"What I appreciate most about Tamiko Sher at Z.A.ZEN is her ability to deliver on any number of initiatives, from strategy to marketing materials to government tenders. I know I can rely on Z.A.ZEN to understand my issues and come up with creative solutions."

Shaun O'Shea, Assistant Director, Region F Citizen Relationship and Urban Management, City of Johannesburg

"We have worked with Z.A.ZEN on Innovation and Knowledge Management products and services for SALGA and appreciate the energy, passion and commitment Tamiko and the Z.A.ZEN team bring to the work they do. Their professionalism in delivering the projects is commendable. It is a pleasure working with Z.A.ZEN"

Mapule Letshweni, Director Knowledge Management & Innovation, South Africa Local Government Association (SALGA)

"Sozosha Co, Pty has been working with Tamiko Sher of Z.A.ZEN since 2006 in promoting South African hand-made arts and crafts to Japan. Over time we have come to share Tamiko's passion for creating jobs and income for many people in South Africa, and appreciate her service which allows us to bring beautiful hand-made products to gladden the hearts of Japanese people."

Seiko Mihara, Sozosha Co, Pty Planning Manager

"I enjoy working as a member and Team Leader with Tamiko Sher and the team at Z.A.ZEN. The projects are exciting and Tamiko is committed to giving team members opportunities and the freedom to try new things. We are put into positions of responsibility and get to be really stretched and learn with the projects."

Phozisa Mkele, Managing Director, Khazimla Communications (Pty) Ltd