Ms. Shafi, you have had a long career in Education. What gave you the impulse to found your own company? My aim of life is based on Jim Rohn’s quote “The way to enjoy life best is to wrap up one goal and start right on the next one.”
My passion towards the education field and working with students from all around the world motivated me to start my own educational institute.
Have you ever been tempted to turn back and choose a different specialization than education? No, Never. Education is such a vast field that no matter how much knowledge you have gained, it still seems as if there is a whole big ocean of knowledge ahead of you to explore. You can never have enough.
What has been the most rewarding moment of your career? The most rewarding moment of my career was establishing my own learning centre. Coming here everyday excites me, seeing hundreds of kids who we are able to assist academically is a feeling like no other. These students are the future of our country.
The teaching profession is very demanding mentally. How can one stay on top of things and not burn out? Its true that the teaching profession is very demanding and at times of the most stressful professionals because as an educator you suffer from stress at a higher than average rate.
That being said few significant things keep me away from burning out. First is my love towards my profession, secondly being efficiently organized and being able to share the workload with our team of educators. Finally the love of my students and their success keeps me going and going.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years businesswise? “The drive to close the gap between near perfect and perfect is the difference between the great and the unstoppable.” Tim Grover.
I want to be the unstoppable from this quote, the aim is to provide academic assistance to students all over. My goal in the next 5 years is to expand Shafi Education into a house hold name by establishing atleast 3 more centres within our city and then expanding further out going forward.
Thank you for an inspiring interview.