Friday, 28th April 2017
BRAVE SOUL - BINDI SHAH
Why did you leave your chosen career to become a therapist?
After completing my masters degree I went to Germany and worked in a telecommunications company. I discovered Ayurveda whilst on a trip to India and when I got back to Frankfurt I taught my colleagues the breathing techniques which I had learnt. It helped relax and de-stress everyone so much that I decided to study Ayurveda to bring it to the Western world and make a difference to people's lives.
Would you again work for a large organisation?
The capacity I would work for a large private or public company is on a contractual basis with the well-being of their staff. I enjoy working for myself so much that it would be difficult for me to go back into an employee relationship quickly.
You are clearly making a huge sacrifice to pursue your new career. How do you cope with the lack of financial security?
I do not in fact feel I am making a sacrifice at all as I am very passionate about helping people realise their full potential. I love giving people knowledge and awareness to live their best emotional and physical health. Being self-employed, there is the uncertainty of a fixed monthly income but having a career I love is more important to me and I am very good at planning my outgoings. I live within my means to pursue the purpose in life I was born to serve.
How can big organisations employ and retain people of your creative and inspiring calibre?
In order to attract dedicated people into organisations, employers can help the employee become a real part of the company and value their opinions and ideas, and not supressing their identity. I feel that the more motivated the employee is then the more likely they are to stay in the organisation.
To find out more about Bindi and her work, visit her Anamaya website where you can also subscribe to her email newsletter.
Article added on 26th January 2010 at 5:16pm
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