Azhar Laher

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 tidbits about Azhar.

Favourite Quote: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”
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, The Little Prince
Favourite websites: Zen Habits, Marc and Angel, Side Hustle School, My Modern Met, The School of Life, The Daily Maverick
Favourite Magazines: The Atlantic, Toronto Life 
Favourite Podcasts: Revisionist History with Malcolm Gladwell, Guy Kawasaki’s Remarkable People, The Tim Ferris Show, 
Last vacation. Copenhagen, Denmark
Music when I travel: Hip-hop and 70s mix
Songs that make me happy: Brown Eyed Girl, When Doves Cry, Budapest, Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head, You can call me Al, Imagine, What a Wonderful World
Favourite Restaurant: Pai, Piano Piano
If I had a year with no commitments: 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, Roger Federer, Lebron James
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, Animal Kingdom
Favourite childhood hero: Bruce Lee
Pet Peeve: People who do not respect seniors