Our Mentors

DSO Toastmasters Club is blessed with 2 stalwarts as our Club Mentors.


Valsakumar P. Menon

DTM VP Menon or VP as he is popularly known has been a Toastmaster since 2002 and his home club is Dubai Toastmasters Club. He is also dual member with few other clubs. VP has mentored many Toastmasters and Toastmaster Clubs in the region. He has also been instrumental in starting many new Toastmasters clubs in our District including DSO Toastmasters Club. He is currently the “Club Growth Director” for District 105 comprising UAE, Oman, Jordan & Lebanon. Previously he has been the Division B Governor and also been the Vice-Chairman of Speakers Bureau Dubai. With 20+ years of experience in the corporate world he is now passionately engaged in running his own training venture UV Consultants. He spends a lot of time coaching and mentoring people in the community to help improve their communication and leadership skills and helping them to be the best version of themselves.


Saira Ranj

Saira Ranj is an Educator, NLP Coach and Artist.

With over a decade of experience of working with children in the fields of education, communication and leadership, she is the Founder of Swiguhls- a platform that allows children to discover their latent talents helping them to nurture and forge their own paths in life.

A certified Communicator and Leader from Toastmasters USA, she launched the Gavel club in Dubai Silicon Oasis to help children unearth their leadership qualities via this worldwide recognised program.

Wearing several hats this free spirited Artist cum Writer has published articles in children’s magazines, newsletters, exhibited her oil portraits at the Dubai International Art Centre and has been featured in 101 Artistic Toastmasters.

A native of India yet raised locally, Dubai is her first home and first love. She resides here with three generations of her family.

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