Bijal Shah is one of the coaches that we found this month and we did a little interview with her. She impressed us with her passion and wisdom.
She emerges as a transformative force, blending traditional coaching with the potent insights of the Human Design system. Trained by The Coaching Academy in 2014, her journey began in education, coaching educators towards professional goals. As a Headteacher, she witnessed a surge in coaching demand during the pandemic, prompting her to develop personalized tools.
Her final piece of the puzzle was the discovery of Human Design. For her, Human Design became the pivotal element, offering clients a profound self discovery experience that aligns their goals with their intrinsic being.
She has a unique approach to coaching. For her, coaching is not just about achievement, it’s a journey towards authenticity and purpose, guided by the fusion of proven coaching methodologies and the transformative force of Human Design. Here is what she said.
Meet Life Coach Bijal Shah:
Name: Bijal Shah
Pillar: The Spirit, The Mind
Who is this coach for: Life leaders who want to discover and leverage their unique Human Design blueprint, guiding them to live a life of authenticity, in alignment, and with purpose.
How they can help: By using Human Design combined with her signature coaching solution called “The Think Link Lead Change Accelerator Model”.
First of all, how are you and your family doing after these Pandemic times?
During the pandemic, I was working in a school as the Headteacher.
I was in work everyday because school was open for vulnerable children.
It was a really stressful and eye opening time for me as a school leader.
Education was already in crises, and the pandemic just made things worse.
During the pandemic, I turned 40!
I was burnt out, stressed and had no time for loved ones.
A friend of mine asked me a life changing question, “how many more summers have you got left to live and how do you want to spend them?”
Immediately, I knew I had to change.
The pandemic was both an awful and exhilarating time for me.
Awful because of all the death and lack of human contact but exhilarating because it was an immense period of personal growth and evolvement for me.
I came across Human Design and it changed my life!
After the pandemic, I left my job and embarked on my new career as a Human Design Lifestyle Coach.
Today, I do the work that I love and live a flexible lifestyle.
More importantly, my work as a Human Design Lifestyle Coach positively impacts others to change and live a life of alignment, authenticity and purpose.
The more people that begin to shift into their aligned and authentic paradigm, the better the world will be.
The pandemic opened up my eyes and my mindset to a new way of living and being in this world.
For that, I am truly grateful.
How did the coronavirus pandemic affect your clients? Did it affect you at all?
The pandemic affected my clients in different ways.
However, as a Coach, I noticed that clients’ mental health started getting worse.
People began to really reflect upon their life and their life goals, and many embarked on coaching to help them carve out a new life.
So many of my clients began realising that life was short and wanted to create a life where they had time to do the things they love and spend more time with loved ones.
Many clients told me that they started thinking about money in a different way too.
They started thinking about how much money they actually need compared to how much they wanted with regards to finding work life balance.
What are the biggest lessons that you learned in this pandemic?
The biggest lessons that I learned during the pandemic:
1. Life is short and not guaranteed, so make the most of it.
2. No matter what your circumstance, there is so much to be grateful for. You are always living someone else’s dream.
3. If you have a desire deep within you to do something, it is your next natural step in life, so explore it.
4. Wellbeing is a priority.
Tell us about you, your career, how you started with your coaching career?
I completed my coaching training with The Coaching Academy in 2014.
At that time, it was something that naturally interested me.
I wanted to use it within my job as a senior teacher to help others reach their professional goals.
As I progressed in my career, I began coaching many educators both personally and professionally.
I began to delve into group coaching too.
When I became a Headteacher, I began to coach other leaders in education and some leaders in other industries.
During the pandemic, the need for coaching drastically increased, and I began to develop my own systems, tools and techniques to support my clients.
Eventually, I realised it was my true calling and started incorporating Human Design into my coaching practice.
Human Design is the missing piece of the coaching jigsaw puzzle.
It is my belief that the Human Design system is the most effective tool to support clients to understand themselves on a deeper level and therefore, the changes that they are able to make are more successful because they learn how to align their goals with their innate way of being in this world.
What was your biggest obstacle that you had to overcome in your life that made you who you are today?
The biggest obstacle I had to overcome in my life was living a conditioned life.
My parents are immigrants and re mortgaged their house and did everything they could financially to give me the best education and life chances.
The expectation on me to succeed in life was a given.
I strived to reach high levels of professional success, which I achieved.
However, I never felt truly happy.
I was trapped in a success bubble that that was impacting my health.
When I discovered Human Design, it gave me the confidence to step into my power and make changes in my life to leave my professional employed job to start my own business.
My life is totally different now, and I do work that totally lights me up and purposefully serves others.
Human Design helped me to shift my mindset and start living in alignment with my inner self.
The Coaching Style:
How do you innovate with coaching your clients?
I empower LIFE LEADERS to discover and leverage their unique Human Design blueprint, guiding them to live a life of authenticity, in alignment, and with purpose through the power of a game changing self discovery system called Human Design and coaching.
When you combine Human Design with the power of coaching, the results are epic!
Human Design is a powerful self discovery tool that takes your exact birth information to reveal your unique energetic blueprint.
Your Human Design blueprint shows you your inherent: strengths, weaknesses, challenges, potential, gifts, purpose, where you are prone to conditioning from others and the environment, role in life, decision making strategy, your operating system.
Once you know how you are innately wired, you embark on a journey to re connect with your true self and your potential.
You begin to establish a deep appreciation for yourself as a human who matters on this earth.
You raise your vibration and enjoy doing the inner work that can lead to profound transformations taking place in your life.
What’s unique about your coaching approach?
My signature coaching process is called “The Think Link Lead Change Accelerator Model”.
It is unique because I combine traditional coaching with the Human Design system.
Human Design itself is compelling.
However, when you combine it with a coaching process, you can truly transform your life.
What benefits do your clients get after working with you?
Through the Human Design system, clients will gain deep levels of self awareness that can lead them to set highly aligned goals and compel them to take action towards achieving their goals.
When clients embark on a coaching process with me, they are taken through 6 easy steps to help them to create a life of alignment, authenticity, and purpose.
The top benefits that my clients get when working with me:
- Self awareness and appreciation of self.
- Mindset shift from having a lack mindset to an expansive mindset.
- Spiritual connection and understanding of why their exitance matters.
- Understanding of their gifts and purpose in life.
- A deep level of what it means to ‘do the inner work’’ and how to live a life of continuous self development.
- Development of a range of tools and techniques to stay high vibe and become the master of their own destiny.
Do you use any specific tools to be efficient with your clients?
Yes, I use a powerful self discovery system called Human Design combined with my signature coaching solution called “The Think Link Lead Change Accelerator Model”.
If you had a super megaphone that, when you speak into, the whole world will hear your message, what would you say?
Life is short.
It matters or it doesn’t, you choose…
What is the greatest lesson you have learned in your life?
Step into your power everyday, and do not compare yourself to others because you are not on their life path, you are on your own unique journey.
Your final thoughts?
Tomorrow is not guaranteed.
If you want to change your life, take action now because each day you sit on your dream, is a day wasted.
Where Can You Find Bijal Shah?
If you liked this interview and you would love to unlock and align to your true path in life, go to www.thinklinklead.com and see how coach Bijal can help you.