About our Founder

Ashalia Maharajh is a speaker, facilitator and the founder and Director of Sivuka Consulting. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science and Honours Degrees in Psychology, and is a certified BYCA Life Coach. As an L&D professional, she has 15 years of experience within HR and Executive Education and is extremely passionate about a purpose driven life, neuroscience and mindful living. 


Ashalia uses her energetic nature, love for learning and motivation, her solid experience and knowledge to enable and motivate young minds and nurture an individual’s drive for deeper purpose and motivation.


At Sivuka, she takes an introspective approach to fundamental topics to develop SA's youth and tackle unemployment. Her primary aim is to equip the graduates and young employees with the tools they need to succeed in the business world in a way that leads to definitive change in their outlook and behaviour.


With South Africa’s high strategic focus on Equity for Youth and Black Empowerment, Ashalia is driven to provide companies with the in depth training needed for their young talent at this critical stage of their careers. 


Her positive, enthusiastic nature and innate ability to discover the strengths within others, helps her unleash potential and purpose within others. Beyond her career, she is a wife to a wonderful husband and mom to 3 young girls in Gauteng.