Shirin Ariff is a gifted speaker whose wisdom, insight and knowledge serve to not only enlighten but also inspire her audiences to create the right mindset as well as take the best action in any circumstance. She embodies both courage and integrity.
- Cathleen Fillmore, Speakers Gold Bureau
I love Shirin because of how honest she was in the delivery of her story. She captivated me as she described each moment. Shirin is one of the most humble individuals I know. She has a great ability and skill of being able to take ideas and break them down into very simple thoughts that everyone can relate to. She is a wonderful speaker because she's relatable. When Shirin gets up on stage, she has a wonderful presence.
- Manu Swish Goswami - CEO & Founder, Trufan, TEDx Speaker, UN Youth Ambassador, Venture Capitalist
Shirin shared her story of resilience, fighting with challenges and her journey from fear to courage in a very inspiring manner. Bravo
- Zeina Darwich, Coach, Inspire Your Core
I have one word for Shirin Ariff and that word is POWERFUL. Through her wisdom of life experiences, charming personality and hypnotizing smile, she will move any audience, any size, anywhere on any stage. It has been an honour working with her as a speaker
- Armin Shafee - Lead Trainer and Founder, Elite Speakers Academy
You were phenomenal. There were moments I thought you might have been the number one winner! And you were definitely number one in your story. Way to go!!
- Unstoppable Tracy Schmitt
Shirin was incredible. Her poise, cadence, and storytelling were all masterful and so authentic. I was captivated and she deserves every accolade that comes her way.
-Codi Shewan, Professional Speaker, Author of Everyday Legacy
Shirin won our hearts from the moment she took the stage in that beautiful sari. Her story was captivating and I held on to every word she spoke. Shirin's incredible courage and determination to succeed propelled her out of darkness and into the light. I'm so proud of her for all she is doing to help all of us be our own North Star!
Congratulations on a phenomenal speech! You'll always be a winner in my heart.
-Preeti Chopra, Thought Leader, Passionate Impacts
Speaker Slaaaaaaaam! Rina and Dan, you never disappoint and always draw my favourite people! I hugged so many amazing souls! The love was off the hook! So wonderful to be back at Lula! Ohhh the memories one year ago! Sniff! Congratulations to all the speakers and especially Shirin...she won my heart!
- Gina Hatzis, Founder-The Too Much Woman Movement, Author and International Speaker
Phenomenal job at Speaker Slam: Overcoming Adversity! Shirin rocked it...so incredible!
-Victoria Lorient-Faibish, MEd, RP, CCC, Keynote Speaker, Author, Life Coach, Psychotherapist
Shirin is truly remarkable. It is rare to find such a beautiful blend of passion and perseverance....the storms she weathered and the obstacles she overcame are nothing short of remarkable and riveting. It was an honour to have her one our platform. I highly recommend Shirin to any and all who are seeking wisdom, strength, and inspiration. Her power has created, transformed, and risen above that which sought to defeat her. Much can be learned from her journey, her vision, her courage.
- Cynthia Stone, International Actress and Host - The Disability Channel
The moment Shirin stepped out on stage I knew I was in for something special. Her story captivated the whole audience, drew us in emotionally and taught us something about her world, which so many of us will never experience. I really felt I was right there with her, every step of her journey - a universal message we all need to hear.
As a professional speaker who teaches others how to speak and share their Soul Story, I know the "it" factor when I hear it.
Shirin is compelling, creative, funny, inspiring and just so damn good!
- Odette Peek, Founder - OdettePeek.com
Shirin made a fantastic performance at the Dynamo Speaker Talent Search. Her speech was extraordinary and she demonstrated a professional stage presence.
- James K. Erdt
Host & Producer Dynamo Show
When I hear Shirin speak, I am encapsulated by her level of resilience and strength. She is one of those rare speakers that can connect with her audience through her heart-centered genuine storytelling abilities. I met Shirin in a speaking competition and invited her to speak at one of my Diversity & Inclusion workshops. She did a fabulous job – the audience was moved by her ability to overcome adversity. I personally have gained clarity simply by speaking with Shirin as she offers strategic objectives in acceptance and reclaiming your life. It’s no surprise why her storytelling abilities are so strong onstage as Shirin is also a talented and passionate writer. I have optimistic predictions for her career trajectory – she is judicious with being a powerful female entrepreneur and inspiring others. Shirin is an incredible leader and is a great woman of integrity, not only with entrepreneurship, but also with an obvious love for her family and friends - Gaby Mamone, Associate Producer, The Social Movement, Social Entrepreneur, Career & Speaking Coach, Podcast Co-host, Founder of Be Aware Be Kind
Shirin is an "All Star" Coach, a charismatic speaker, and a person of great warmth and generosity. Her passion for helping others, is an inspiration!! - Svetlana Ratnikova, Immigrant Women in Business (IWB) CEO, RTG Group Inc. Co-Founder, Social Entrepreneur, Mentor, Impact Investor
I met Shirin through my Immigrant women In Business where I am one of the founding member...Shirin caught my attention with her book, which I read resiliency, courage and patience, those 3 words described Shirin. She is a woman of honor, I 100% recommend her- Assiatou Diallo, Political Candidate, Liberal Party
Shirin Ariff, thank you for your example! Shirin re-defines legacy. She makes me think of N. Rivera's quote: "Butterflies can't see their wings. They can't see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can." What we put on paper never dies. I am grateful for Shirin's books. She helped me become my own North Star.
Shirin, I wish for you to keep being your North Star and to shine your light on us, forever and ever! - Alma Botcharova, Court Interpreter at Ministry of the Attorney General
Shirin is a dynamic and passionate speaker who captivates her audience with her well crafted stories and her delightful sense of humour. Her positive message empowers you to Be Your Own North Star - Marlon Shaw, Speak and Grow Your Business, Award winning Speaker, Certified Speaking Coach, TEDx Coach
Shirin is an authentic speaker who captivates the audience with her truth, vulnerability and strength. He passion for helping others through her story is inspiring! - Jessica Santonato, TEDx Speaker, Author, Founder of Flip The Script
Shirin is an extraordinary personality. She went through so many life challenges and became much stronger than she could ever imagine many years ago. When Shirin speaks everyone in the auditorium becomes a very attentive listener. Her speeches are full of compassion wisdom. - Kate Kopylova, Healthy Living Expert
I love Shirin. Her strength, willpower and tenacity if world class. She is resilient and beautiful. A loving mother, inspirational speaker and compassionate coach. I highly recommend her - Fatima Omar Khamissa, Master Coach Trainer, Publisher, Speaker
Shirin was a speaker at the Sheen for She Foundation's Women in Leadership Conference at the Glen Gould Campus, York University. Sheen for She is a non-profit organization offering self-care services to women of all ages and backgrounds, free of charge to those who cannot afford them. We are grateful to Shirin for sharing her story and coming to our event. She is a very good speaker, and we highly recommend her - Mary Hawk, CEO Sheen For She Foundation, Writer, Programmer, Activist and Innovator
It is with much delight that I attended the CRA Lunch and Learn Session and I found your story inspiring. You made a great intro by creating an interaction with your audience by asking who like or watch Bollywood movie. This automatically created the feeling; be prepared to hear some drama and as in many movies you will hear a happy ending. In your case, it was an astonishing ending. You projected the image of the movie and for those who may not be familiar with the movie, you provided a small description of the movie to ensure that everybody in the room was on the same line and understood what was your journey. Awesome!
Your journey was segmented in multiple sections and I felt the pains and obstacles faced. With the help of PowerPoint, where specific images were used, I was able to picture, visualize each scene and stages of your life. I felt as if I was literally in a movie. Life was hard on you once, but still you didn’t lose hope. You capitalized on your strength, on things you do well, like going back to school to rebuild yourself. Life came back a second, but still you didn’t let the flame of hope vanish. You came back even stronger and wrote a whole new page of your life. Like you said; “You are the author of your own life”.
You used a good pace throughout the story and you hooked your audience from the beginning to the end.
There are definitely a lot of lessons to retain from your story and each and everyone will draw their own conclusions.
What struck me the most was, how you listened to your inner voice (the true voice) to find your way, to overcome all the tough situations and to marvelously re-build your life and be a model to your kids and for your surrounding.
On hearing your story, I realized that we need to surround ourselves with the right people (find your tribe, as you said). The way you built your network to help you in life is not an easy thing but you did it!
Don’t hesitate to walk, to be closer with your audience. We would love that!
Shirin, you story is good for a Grammy Award. Fighting to break a vicious cycle and making sure your kids or anybody else don’t experience the same situation is honourable. It is a story that needs to be heard. - Harsley Laval, Toastmaster, Web Developer at Government of Canada
Thanks for inspiring others!