Get to Know Ayesha
Ayesha is Biz Mentor, Creator of Courses and Products, an Amazon Bestselling Author, Book Lover, Mother of Two, Spiritual Adventurer & Avid Learner.
Thank you for being curious about my story. We all have a purpose and I long ago realised that mine was to inspire others to believe in themselves, to dare to dream, and to take inspired action.
The Short Version
I am passionate about supporting women to have success in business. I desire to be an inspirational leader to other women in creating a business that is profitable, has an impact, and fulfills them. I am all about creating a business around your lifestyle.
I am also an avid learner and I have harnessed this love of learning, personal development and spirituality into my Practical Wisdom Academy.
Aside from my love of all things business, personal growth, and inspiration, I am author and speaker.
The More Personal Story...
I used to be a farmer's wife and I wrote a book with my then husband, Nick Shady, called Who Gets the Farm - A Practical Guide for Farm Succession Planning. Nick is a successful farm and mental health advocate and we wrote this book to inspire farming families to take practical action to create a succession plan. Nick and I are great friends and happily co-parent our lovely son, Spencer.
Since 2015, I have had the opportunity to be a contributing author to a number of anthology books. Participating in these books has been interesting and lots of fun!
I have worked, consulted and volunteered around the world raising awareness for various causes for both corporate and community groups. With a love of travel that started at an early age, I have traveled, trained and worked in seven countries including places such as the United State of America, Nepal, Laos, Burma, and Papua New Guinea.
As a young teenager, I dreamed of being an Aid Worker in third world countries. So after I finished my degree, I applied for a posting with Australian Volunteers International. I was sent to the northern city of Chiang Mai, where I worked with Thai sex workers running an education program. I then worked with young Burmese refugees.
At that time, I met an amazing man, Htoo Ler, who was a refugee from Burma and of the Karen people. We fell in love and soon moved in with each other. I saw firsthand how difficult it is to be a stateless person. Htoo Ler was illegally in Thailand, so whenever we’d see the Thai police, we would feel nervous – and we saw them a lot.
I returned to Australia and we applied for a fiancé via for Htoo Ler. It took almost two years and finally he was able to come here. Sadly, our relationship didn’t last in Australia, however, Htoo Ler, now has an Australian citizenship and is able to work and live in Thailand with his new partner and beautiful children back in Chiang Mai.
After returning to Australia, I worked for Sausage Software and then Accenture. I also continued to work for a number of non-profit organizations. I have been working for myself since the birth of my first child in 2006 and have made many pivots during this time.
As a child growing up in suburban Australia, I was always the odd one out. My mother was a single parent of four children to three different fathers. This was well before it was acceptable to be an unmarried mother, let alone a single parent with multiple fathers.
My mother became a Buddhist around the time I was born and we were bought up with Buddhism as a way of life. My mother was the house keeper and cook for Geshe Dawa in Melbourne and we lived with him and his assistant, Kelsang.
When I was about nine, we went to live in the northern Indian town of Dharamsala so my mother could study with his Holiness the Dalai Lama. This was back in the early 1980s, well before the Dalai Lama was so well known. My little brother, Louie, even became a monk and lived in the Dalai Lama’s compound (I’m not sure what else to call it).
I loved my life in India and I was sad to return back to Australia. Living in India suited me at the time and I was happy that people could pronounce my name. My family is still Buddhist, but I have added my own beliefs in with my Buddhist philosophy of life.
I have long been interested in matters of the spirit and consciousness. I was reading Louise Hay's book, You Can Heal Your Life, when I was in my early teens. Since then I have studied pranic healing, reiki, kinesiology, spontaneous transformation, and other modalities for fun. I am also a qualified Spontaneous Transformation Technique (STT) practitioner, EFT/Tapping therapist, birth doula, and end of life consultant/death doula.
Gratitude is the most powerful force in my life. I know that I am blessed. I live in a safe and clean country, I have money, car, house. But most importantly, I have family, friends and clients that I love and who love me back.
Thank you for reading about my story.
Interested in my Qualifications?
As committed life-long learner, I am always studying something. I am more focused on learning that certifications. I am particularly interested in personal development and growth.
My Qualifications and Training include:
- Moonolger (currently doing the Moonology Certification)
- Therapeutic Journal Coaching
- Women's Circle Facilitation
- Art of Feminine Presence Facilitator
- Spontaneous Transformation Technique Facilitator (Level 2)
- EFT/Meridian Tapping Therapist
- Doula/Birth Attendant
- Death Doula/End of Life Consulting
- Understanding Men with Alison Armstrong
- Certificate in Weightloss Consulting
- Bachelor’s Degree in Communications (Professional Writing)
- Graduate Certificate in Virtual Communication
- Certificate in Workplace Training & Assessment