Region Advisor Biography

Ali Shahbaz Shah, DTM

Ali Shahbaz Shah

Location: Busaiteen, Bahrain
Member Since: 2004
Region Number: 11
Home District: 20
Supporting Districts: 20, 79, 104, 105, 116P, 122-PTC

Toastmasters offices held and terms of service (international, region and district level):

  • 2017-2018 Immediate Past District Director
  • 2016-2017 District Director
  • 2015-2016 Program Quality Director
  • 2012-2013 Division Governor

Toastmasters honors and recognition:

  • 2016-2017 Distinguished District Director
  • 2015-2016 Excellence in Program Quality Award

How does your experience relate to Toastmasters and the region advisor role:

Region advisors always need to inculcate branding and the core values of Toastmasters International and encourage corporate visits or other forums during official district visits. They also help resolve conflicts when approached by the district leadership and support them in training.

What is your experience with coaching individuals and/or teams? What key strengths do you bring to the district leaders?

I have mentored members to compete in speech contests from club to convention level. Additionally, I have coached district leaders with an open-door policy. Club building, open houses, new club charter process, parliamentary procedure, branding, and club constitution have been major topics of discussion during my trainings as well.

Why are you interested in serving as region advisor?

This role will help me grow as a leader in the organization and allow me to share and support districts with wide area of knowledge and experience I earned during my tenure of different leadership roles. Being a citizen belonging to the region, I understand what works well when we talk about sustainability, growth, and resolution of conflicts or other matters.