About

Azhar is a father and husband, social entrepreneur, sports nut, teacher and business coach. He has worked in the Human Resources industry for over 25 years and held senior human resources positions in both South Africa and Canada, focusing on strategic planning, total rewards, employee relations and diversity. He lives in beautiful Toronto and is a published author.  He is currently a Professor of Leadership and Human Resources at Seneca College in Toronto. Here are some interesting things about Azhar.

​Favourite Quote: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”
When not teaching Leadership and Human Resources, I try to understand the “meaning of life”
Favourite food: Biryani, masala chicken, tiramisu, sticky toffee pudding
Comfort foods: Mac & cheese and poutine
Favourite sports teams: Liverpool FC, Toronto Raptors, Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto FC.
Favourite books: Everything that Remains, The Sufi Book of Life
Last vacation. Copenhagen, Denmark
Soundtrack when I travel: Hip-hop and 70s mix
Songs that make you happy: Brown Eyed Girl-Van Morrison, When Doves Cry-Prince, Budapest-George Ezra
Favourite Restaurant: PaiPiano Piano
Favourite websites: Zen Habits, The Minimalists, Marc and Angel, Side Hustle School, Medium, My Modern Met Favourite Magazines: The Atlantic, Toronto Life
If I had the year off, I would visit every baseball stadium in the MLB
Favourite drink: Strawberry milkshake in the summer and lemon tea with honey in winter
Sports personalities you admire: Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson, Bjorn Borg
Favourite movies: Shawshank Redemption, 12 Angry Men, Toy Story, Straight Outta Compton, Baby Driver, Enter the Dragon, Crash
Favourite TV Shows: Kim’s Convenience, After Life, The Office, The Wonder Years, Breaking Bad, Cheers, Friends, Frasier, Newhart Favourite childhood hero: Bruce Lee
Pet Peeve: People who do not respect seniors