Since 2002, Z.A.ZEN Consulting (Pty) Ltd has been providing strategic solutions for government organizations and international organizations and corporates, and non-profits, among others.

Our service is backed by more than 25 years’ international experience in adapting to different fields, cultures and issues. By listening and understanding, we help clients identify their own solutions.

Our consulting approach is highly interactive and based on intuitive questions and active listening. As a result, many of our original clients are still working with us today.

Z.A.ZEN works with expert consultants and service providers for the handling of larger scale projects. Through a close-knit team of in-house team members, associates and partners tailored to a client’s needs, we can provide:


Airport Retail Concession
Big Game Parks
BirdLife South Africa
City of Johannesburg
Coca-Cola Africa
Cost Plus World Market
Hector Pieterson Museum
Johannesburg City Parks
LHD Africa Pty Ltd
Madelief & Kaneels Co, Japan
Malitaba Sustainable Development
Marula Natural Products Pty Ltd
Mjita Trading Company
Mvula Trust
Phumani Paper
Press Alternative (3rd World Shop, Japan)
Small Enterprise Funding Agency (SEFA)
South African Local Government Association
Sozosha Pty Ltd, Japan
The British Museum
The Public Health Agency
Tourvest Retail

We listen to our clients

Z.A.ZEN is known for frequent and responsive personal contact with clients, listening to client’s needs, creative and unusual approaches, understanding complex, multi-level issues, doing as we say, saying as we do, and creating strategic solutions that work. We tailor project teams with specialized independent consultants, researchers, graphic designers, writers and other creative individuals and companies to meet the specific needs of our clients.

“Energy, passion and commitment are what Tamiko and the Z.A.ZEN bring to the work they do. We appreciate their professionalism in ensuring that we get the best deliverable, and their flexibility in meeting our standards and requirements. We are happy to work with the Z.A.ZEN team anytime, and appreciate the work in Innovation and Knowledge Management that they have provided.”

Mapule Letshweni, Director
Innovation Knowledge Management, South African Local Government Association (SALGA)

We provide solutions-based approaches

One of Z.A.ZEN’s key strengths is the ability and flexibility to assist in the development of strategic business plans for all sizes of organizations. Our approach to strategy is that it must make sense, be simple and be executable within an individual or organization’s capabilities and circumstances.

“Sozosha Co, Pty has been working with Tamiko Sher of Z.A.ZEN since 2006 in promoting South African hand-made arts and crafts to Japan. Over time we have come to share Tamiko’s passion for creating jobs and income for many people in South Africa, and appreciate her service which allows us to bring beautiful hand-made products to gladden the hearts of Japanese people.”

Seiko Mihara, Sozosha Co, Pty Planning Manager

We have an entrepreneurial way of doing things

Z.A.ZEN’s approach is non-traditional, and resonates with a business coaching and mentoring model, which often translates to workshop facilitation. By assisting groups in clearly identifying their own objectives and ways to meet those goals, Z.A.ZEN provides strong strategic planning facilitation.

””I enjoy working as a Team Leader and member of the team at Z.A.ZEN. The projects are exciting and Tamiko is committed to giving team members opportunities and the freedom to try new things. We are put into positions of responsibility and get to be really stretched and learn with the projects.”

Phozisa Mkele, Managing Director, Khazimla Communications (Pty) Ltd

What our clients and teams are saying

“Z.A.ZEN was the City 
of Johannesburg’s key partner in rolling out the
 City’s Entrepreneurship Ecosystems Regional Summits and Symposium in one of the largest economic development projects to date. Tamiko Sher and her team were committed and never hesitated to go the extra mile. The events were
 a resounding success, and the recommendations have been implemented into Joburg’s long-term SMME actions and strategy. It was a pleasure to work with Z.A.ZEN and I appreciated their commitment to our success.”

Collen Masango, previous Strategic Director, Member of Mayoral Committee (MMC) for Economic Development’s office, City of Johannesburg