OUR TEAM

Z.A.ZEN works with over 30 consultants, coaches, mentors and other specialists, ranging from new graduates to seasoned 30-year veterans. We create custom teams in order to maximize our strengths according to each project. We are continuously working with our in-house Team, Associates and Partners to offer the best models in collaboration to meet each client’s needs.


The company offers teams focused on Strategic Facilitation, Strategy Workshop Planning, Data Capture, Research, Written High Level Reports, Mentorship and other. For more information, contact us.

Z.A.ZEN TEAM

Tamiko Sher
Tamiko is the managing director of Z.A.ZEN Consulting with more than 25 years of experience, including 15 years running several small businesses. She holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from San Diego State University; a multi-disciplinary Master of Arts, International A Affairs, University of California, San Diego; and Honours in Creative Writing, the University of the Witwatersrand. She is passionate about entrepreneurship and helping others succeed.

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Tshiamo Tshule
Tshiamo works at Z.A.ZEN as a research assistant. He has his Bachelor’s in Audiovisual Communication from the University of Johannesburg. Tshiamo was a researcher in the 2016 Entrepreneurship Research Study: Voices of Entrepreneurs in Johannesburg. and was actively involved in the 2017 City of Johannesburg Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Symposium and Regional Summits (2017 CoJ RS & EES).

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Babalwa Tom
Babalwa has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences from Monash University. She currently works at Z.A.ZEN as a research assistant. Babalwa was a researcher in the 2016 ERS and the 2017 CoJ RS & EES and is committed to working on social impact and projects that deliver to communities

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Z.A.ZEN ASSOCIATES

Z.A.ZEN Associates are individual entrepreneurs with their own businesses who have been working with Z.A.ZEN for more than one project and over a period of time ranging from 2 to 15 years. Associates are individuals with a strong commitment to collaboration and teamwork and have contributed to the overall projects and development of Z.A.ZEN’s business and its team members.


Orapeleng Moremong
Orapeleng holds a Bachelor’s in Information Science and Public Governance as well as a Diploma in Business Analysis from Faculty Training Institute. He has over 10 years of experience in Knowledge Management. Ora worked in the City of Johannesburg’s 2017 RS & EES and has worked on many projects with Z.A.ZEN.

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Phozisa Mkele – Khazimla Communications
Phozisa has a Corporate Communication degree from the University of Johannesburg and two Honours degrees from the University of Witswatersrand in Journalism and English Literature – Creative Writing. She specializes in communication strategy development, publicity campaigns, media profiling and social media strategy. Phozisa has collaborated with Z.A.ZEN as a Team Leader and Writer for numerous projects.

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Theshnee Govender – The Color Garage
A creative specialist in the graphic design industry for 15 years, Theshnee started her graphic design studio in 2010 and has built a portfolio of both local and global clients. She is focused on producing distinctive ideas and beautifully executed design. She has worked closely with Z.A.ZEN on various projects, including innovation publications.

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Dr Jabulile Galawe – JoyG Business Services
Jabulile is the director of JoyG Business Services, specializing in statistical analysis, research, writing and presentation skills. She also is a lecturer at the Wits Business School specializing in entrepreneurship and decision science. Jabulile has an MSc in Risk Analysis and a PHD in Entrepreneurship through the University of the Witwatersrand.

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Suzanne Jefferies – Just Write Communications
Suzanne is a freelance writer at Just Write Communications. She holds a Masters in Management specializing in Public Policy from the University of the Witwatersrand, as well as an Honours degree in Psychology from UNISA. Her specialties include written communication, research and communications strategy.

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Adelaide Fyffe – Fairexchange
Adelaide Fyffe specialises in relationship system coaching and facilitation. Adelaide has a Bachelor’s degree as well as a post graduate diploma from the University of the Witswatersrand. She has over 13 years worth of coaching experience. Her passion is to ensure sustainability and on-going growth for entrepreneurs.

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Nikki Vernon – The Business Beanie
Nikki provides business and management support to organizations and operates as a virtual CFO. She has over 25 years of experience in the financial industry and translates this experience into practical ways to help entrepreneurs. Nikki is a registered Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of Natal.

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Lebona Moleli – Lesaka Marketing
Lebona specializes in business development, marketing and market research. He has been the director of Lesaka Marketing since 2010 and has over 10 years’ entrepreneurship experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Lesotho, a Master of Science from Atlanta University and an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand.

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Kgomotso Motshidi – Zora Incorporated
Kgomotso Motshidi is the managing director of Zora Incorporated. She specialises in project management, change management and stakeholder engagement. Kgomotso holds an MBA from the MIB School of Management in Italy, as well as a Bachelor of Commerce in Informatics from UNISA.

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Jacqueline Flint – Writer, Editor, Curator
Jacqueline Flint operates as a writer, editor, curator and print specialist, engaging in both academic and popular culture projects. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, Art History and Visual Culture from Rhodes University. Jacqueline has worked with Z.A.ZEN editing and proofing many publications.

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