About Dad

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 is currently Professor of Human Resources in the School of Leadership and Human Resources at Seneca College in Toronto. Here are some interesting things about Azhar.

He lives in beautiful Toronto. He is a published author. He always give people the benefit of the doubt.

Favourite Quote: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”

When not teaching Leadership and Human Resources, I watch sport, read and 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. Washington DC.

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 website:The Simple Dollar, Zen Habits,The Minimalists

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 childhood hero: Bruce Lee

Pet Peeve: People who chew gum loudly