Salima Hemani

Salima Hemani is a dynamic leader and expert in Organizational Effectiveness and Talent Management, and is an ICF Certified Executive Coach. She has over two decades of experience providing leadership coaching, and consulting services in the areas of organizational development, human capital management, and leadership development.

Salima is the Founder and President of SZH Consulting LLC, a boutique management consulting and executive coaching firm based in the Washington D.C. Metro area. Prior to that, Salima held senior leadership positions at global, Fortune 500 companies including Accenture, Northrop Grumman, Marriott International and BAE Systems. In those roles, she was instrumental in helping inform the strategic direction of Talent Management and Organizational Development functions, while delivering highly effective and impactful coaching, leadership and organizational effectiveness programs to internal & external clients. Her clients include global companies from consumer products, technology, telecommunications, media & entertainment, professional services, utilities, non-profit, and government industries. Salima has served on the board of directors for the International Coaching Federation DC, and is the Coach/Advisor for the Virginia Tech Executive MBA program.


Salima brings a wealth of expertise to help organizations and leaders enhance their potential and implement lasting change. She is a results-driven strategist and practitioner, who has a deep understanding of human & organizational effectiveness based on years of experience creating programs that enable companies to embrace the changing business landscape, enhance their effectiveness and achieve long term goals. Drawing upon her technology background, Salima takes a deeply analytical approach and systems thinking to design and deliver strategic programs and human capital solutions to improve individual and organizational performance. She uses robust leadership and organizational development, employee engagement & coaching methods to successfully guide organizational transformation efforts.


Salima has an MBA from the George Washington University, and a B.S. Honors in Management Sciences & Information Systems from the University of Maryland, College Park. She got her leadership coaching training at the prestigious Georgetown University’s Institute for Transformational Leadership. Salima has coaching certification from the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and is certified in a number of assessments including Leadership Circle 360 and Organizational Culture Assessment, DiSC Behavior Assessment, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Wiley’s Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team (5B). In addition, Salima is experienced with StrengthsFinder 2.0, TKI Conflict Mode Assessment, True Colors, and EQ 360. Salima is also a Society for Human Resources Management Certified Senior HR Professional (SHRM-SCP), and is certified in Designing Organizations from Beeson Consulting, and The New Change Equation from Case Western University Weatherhead School of Management.