Discovering Your Leadership Style: Unleashing Your Superpowers with Shimona Mehta

Discovering Your Leadership Style: Unleashing Your Superpowers with Shimona Mehta


I believe that success is not only measured by the highs but also by how we navigate through the lows. Whenever something is hard, it often means it’s the right thing to do. During my toughest times, my leadership superpower was my empathy, team connection skills, and willingness to step out of my comfort zone. I have learned that it’s not just about doing, but also about being. And for those who may be facing additional challenges as minorities, my advice is to remain resilient, trust in your unique perspective, and always strive towards your dreams. – Shimona Mehta

In this thought-provoking episode, we delve into the remarkable life and career of Shimona, an inspiring leader who has achieved great success through her authentic leadership. This two-part series takes a comprehensive look at Shimona’s journey from her childhood to her current professional accomplishments, examining her experiences in various corporate jobs and the obstacles she faced in toxic work environments. We also explore the brave choices Shimona made to take control of her career and pave her own path to success.

Shimona shares her journey through the highs and lows of her career at Shopify. We learn about her hardest times building a sales team and the lessons she learned from those challenges. Shimona shares her experience transitioning to a new role in a hybrid virtual work environment and how she uses her leadership superpower to navigate that space. She offers valuable insights into hiring the right people and building team connections, as well as her own definition of leadership.

Shimona encourages us to get out of our comfort zones and to focus on both doing and being in achieving success. Finally, she shares tips for minorities in the workplace and reflects on life after Shopify. This episode is filled with valuable lessons and inspiring stories that will resonate with anyone looking to grow and thrive in their career.

Who is Shimona Mehta?

Shimona Mehta is the former Managing Director EMEA at Shopify. She has been recognised as one of the UK’s most influential retail leaders, and her expertise in the industry has made her a sought-after speaker and thought leader.

She is a pioneer in tech where she’s built Shopify’s European presence nearly from scratch. Shopify is the top eCommerce platform that enables high-growth and high-volume brands, such as Gymshark, Emma Bridgewater, AllBirds and Heinz, as well as independent businesses.

Before Shopify, Shimona held senior roles at various software, FMCG, and consumer research companies in Canada and Europe

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