About Sheela

Sheela MasandWelcome!  My name is Sheela Masand and I am truly grateful that you have taken the time to visit my site, thank you.  I am offering you an insight into my life and I look forward to the same opportunity with you soon.
 

Who I Am

I am someone you can totally trust and depend on to be there at all times.  I am calm, compassionate, giving, caring, honest, a very good listener, open minded and have developed a very positive attitude.  During the past few years I have learned the incredible power our thoughts, beliefs and emotions have on our lives and now strive to use that power to shape my own life and and the lives of others.

Where I’ve Been

I was born in Leicester, England to an English mum and an Indian dad, quite an unusual occurrence back in the 1960´s and I am the eldest of three children. At 17 I “fell in love”, and by 19 I had followed my boyfriend to the States.  Three years later I was back in the UK and unable to settle.  So I joined Thomson Holidays to see the world and ended up getting married and settling down in Benidorm on the Costa Blanca in Spain!  I´ve been here for 24 years now and have two beautiful daughters, ages 18 and 21.

My Passions

I am passionate about many things in life some of which include yoga, nutrition and health, non violence and personal development.  My biggest passion right now is to help healers, practitioners and all service based professionals that are struggling to bring in the clients they need to create a thriving business.

My Career History

As a school leaver I had little ambition, nobody ever told me I could do or be anything I wanted, if only they had!  I trained as a medical secretary for 2 years and then went to the States to be with my man, but things didn’t work out.  Back in the UK I wanted more excitement than my previous secretarial post could offer so I became a travel rep and found myself in Spain.  At this point my future husband entered my life and I found myself in love so settled down ahead of schedule!  Next step was babies and then out into the working world again where I met my soon to be business partner.

We both worked extremely hard and built a million euro food import business from a tiny investment of just 2000 euros.  Everything was great for a while and then I started to feel something was missing.  I had the money, the independence, the freedom to do what I wanted, but I wasn’t fulfilled.  I wanted to help people.  I wasn’t sure how, I just knew that was what I needed to do.

So I told my partner I was going to step out of the business and follow my heart, no problem there he said, go do it.  But then tragedy struck ….. at the tender age of just 48 he suddenly, and very unexpectedly, died.  I was thrown back at the helm and tried my best to maintain a 20 employee business I didn’t feel anything for any more.  It didn’t work, and with hindsight I can see that was because my heart wasn’t in it, I had no passion for the business any more.

I had employed the services of a business coach to get the support I needed both emotionally and practically to get me through that time, I was missing the support of my business partner big time.  That was when I understood the value a coach can add to someone’s life, and so when I was offered the chance to go on a local intensive training in NLP and life coach training, I jumped at it.

It was on that course that I met a lady who spoke of a book called You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay.  She told me how she had been confined to a wheelchair due to ME years before and that using the philosophies in this book she managed to get herself healthy again.  I was intrigued and so after reading the book decided to take the training course.  It was a magical time where I learned how to really help people go within and find their own healing and of course, I did my own healing.

So with my healing and trainings done, it was time to launch my new business. I was excited and scared, this was the first time I had run a business on my own and I knew nothing about selling services.  And that’s when I ran into lots of others in just the same boat as me, heart based professionals not really knowing how to promote themselves in a way that felt comfortable and many of them struggling to make ends meet.

After a while of trying to do it myself and getting very little interest, I decided to get support from someone who had already done it.  One of the most important things I learned was the importance of passion in a business.  A business owner is the heart of their business and so if that heart is not in alignment with the business, then the success is very limited.  That’s when I realised why I hadn’t been able to keep my previous business afloat.

And that’s when things started to turn around for me.  I learned step by step how to get the word out there, what I needed to do to bring the clients in, and my business began to grow.  I had private paying clients and started running group programmes too, a far cry from the one barter client I had a few months previously!  I am now following my heart and living my passion to help the helpers of this world make a difference.

If you are ready to make a difference in the world and need support, please contact me today at sheela@sheelamasand.com or learn about my One to One Mentoring.