Speaker Shivana Khoza
After over 25 years in the oil and gas industry, Shivana recently started a new chapter as a coach, focusing on leadership and team development. She shares her firsthand lessons from leading teams, building strong cross functional working relationships and developing skills to stand out as a leader, regardless of …
After over 25 years in the oil and gas industry, Shivana recently started a new chapter as a coach, focusing on leadership and team development. She shares her firsthand lessons from leading teams, building strong cross functional working relationships and developing skills to stand out as a leader, regardless of what level you are in the organization. Shivana believes that leaders are in a privileged position to impact the lives of others and her goal is to help leaders have a positive, uplifting impact on their teams by making others feel valued. Shivana delivers practical steps that can be quickly and effectively applied to become a better leader and improve relationships - in the workplace and in other areas of life!
Originally from the Caribbean, where she started her oil and gas career with EOG Resources, Shivana moved to the USA in 2014. Her extensive experience with Production Sharing Contracts positioned her as a subject matter expert for the companies she worked with and their business partners, including state companies. With the heart of a teacher, Shivana enjoys condensing complex commercial agreements into practical, actionable steps that can be integrated into the business and increase the understanding of the wider teams.
As a person of faith, Shivana credits her successes to a diligent pursuit of developing and stewarding what she is blessed with. However, she does not shy away from sharing her failures because these were her greatest lessons after all. Even though what she does is serious stuff, Shivana knows how to not take herself too seriously and that comes across in her warm spirit and witty humor. She also credits her understanding and affinity for technical operations to being married to an engineer. Shivana and her husband, Mphatso, have two adult sons and a teenage daughter.
AUTHORITY & CREDENTIALS:
Leveraging the lessons learned through her 25+ years of her professional career, Shivana couples her experiences with world-class training and delivers practical insights that new leaders can easily apply. Shivana is a member of the Maxwell Leadership Certified Team; she is a Certified Affiliate with Take Flight Learning, and also an Authorized Partner with Wiley. She offers a suite of Everything DiSC® and The Five Behaviors® (developed through a partnership between Wiley Workplace Learning Solutions and best-selling author Patrick Lencioni) in addition to other development resources.
Shivana is also a Working Genius Certified Facilitator and is authorized to use Patrick Lencioni’s latest model, The Working Genius, to help individuals and teams be more innovative, strategic, and effective.