Sahar Hashemi is a lawyer turned entrepreneur and most recognised as the Founder of the UK’s first US Coffee Republic
Sahar studied law but later realised that her niche and true calling was in business. Sahar and her brother founded Coffee Republic the UK’s first coffee chain taking it to 110 outlets. Her book ‘Anyone Can Do It’ was a best seller.
Sahar was disillusioned with her practice and it was a trip to New York that consequently changed her life. She immediately fell in love with coffee bar concepts and worked closely with her brother, instilling the discipline that came with putting up a now successful coffee chain. She believes that it’s all in the attitude. As long as you can develop the habit for entrepreneurial skills, then you can definitely become a success. And as the world changes, you need to keep up with the trends. Her secret weapon: creativity.
Sahar is truly an original and innovative thinker. Companies from all four corners of the globe seek her advice. And as a business speaker, she has transformed the life of hundreds of individuals. Her two bestselling books, ‘Anyone Can Do It – Building Coffee Republic from Our Kitchen Table‘ and ‘Switched On‘, teach how to celebrate failure and transform people into valued employees.
When you run into problems. What do you do? Competitors seem way ahead of the race. This is what makes Sahar Hashemi a strong business speaker. Truly inspirational and revolutionary, Sahar has proven to everyone just how much you can achieve with a can-do attitude.
Sahar speaks at conferences, companies and at business schools across Europe.
"Sahar’s passion for encouraging innovation energises rooms. It’s the verbal equivalent of a double espresso from the Coffee Republic chain she co-founded."