Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together

16th Century British Priest


Tanya Kabalin


Tanya is an accomplished and inspiring leader with 20 years international experience in sales, marketing, strategy, portfolio, and supply chain gained from the operational ‘front line’ to Board level.

She is recognised for her ability to lead major turnarounds in challenging environments, most recently as Managing Director for Shell South Africa.

She has an exceptional ability to simplify and resolve complex issues, making her a creative strategist with a pragmatic and entrepreneurial flair for delivering results.

She is an outstanding communicator and motivational speaker. She has a highly collaborative and inclusive style yet provides necessary challenge to provoke constructive debate, stimulate new thinking and drive clarity of outcomes. She has a particular sensitivity to the behavioural aspects of change, and a passion and clear track record of developing others.

Olakira collaborates with a network of experts to provide a unique combination of outstanding content, proven application and world class facilitation.

"Your patient engagement, detailed preparation, instructions, and quiet authority has ensured that the process has been sublime""
— Andrew Sturrock
"Tanya's ability to build a cohesive team while at the same time getting a focused business strategy defined is remarkable"
— Mark Kerrigan
GM Group Services
“Tanya, you are a great facilitator, thought provoking with the ability to set the tone, remain “in charge” yet connecting or striking a cord on a personal level"
— Jaco Esterhuizen
Chief Operating Officer