The Passionate Professional is a Leadership Incubator borne out of a passion for developing people and grooming a new generation of leaders through Mentorship. Hema Vallabh, the Founder of The Passionate Professional, who attests much of her success to her being a product of Mentorship, started the incubator to address the need for sound and impactful Mentorship and Leadership Development programs.


Using Mentorship as a Leadership Development tool, The Passionate Professional aims to create a paradigm shift in the approach to Mentorship within the people and professional development industry. The Passionate Professional offers game-changing Mentorship offerings through a multitude of Events, Training, Consulting Solutions and Mentorship Communities.  


About the Founder

With over 10 years of experience in designing, building and successfully operating leadership development, mentorship and coaching programs, Hema Vallabh, Founder of The Passionate Professional, has become a mentorship specialist, developing key content and interventions which she now hosts under her Leadership Incubator.


Being a chemical engineer by profession, with sound technical experience with a global corporate, Hema has a first-hand understanding of the structure and culture that exists in the corporate world. Complemented with the international exposure of living and working abroad; building and continually expanding her global non-profit organisation WomEng (Women in Engineering), an international organisation developing the next generation of women engineers in Africa; her BSc Chemical Engineering (Hons) and MSc Engineering degrees; and a Diploma as a Certified Ontological Coach; Hema draws from this a wealth of experience and a powerful combination of expertise. She is also the Program Director and Founder of the School of Mentorship with the IDM Business School.


Hema is an alumna of the FORTUNE/U.S. State Department Global Women's Mentoring program. She was named as a finalist for the CEO Africa’s Most Influential Woman Award, in the Education & Training category, and is a member of the African Leadership Network, a community of dynamic and influential leaders in Africa.

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