Reflection on my journey – and an invitation to you too

✈️Have you ever been to Norway? In the winter? I was so pleasantly surprised by how multicultural my experience was- well it was indeed an international conference .. yet even the locals included Indonesians and Africans and a Pakistani lady who had lived there over 18 years!

❄️The other thing that surprised everyone was how cold I did NOT feel – the -3 temperature was actually refreshing.. and no I am not having hot flashes 🤣not yet anyway!

🙏🏽I am grateful for the opportunity to have met and facilitated a leadership workshop for 103 professionals and senior staff of various organisations and companies across the globe. Very humbled and after 25 years of doing this work I can say I do love my work and can finally really be ME.. even when in front of large groups. It has been a journey.

👩🏽And none of this ever came naturally. I was a shy child until encouraged to dance in stage and express myself non-verbally.. being a highly sensitive person I set myself up for lots of possibility for “feedback – including criticism and continual evaluations by strangers”

🦋Why oh why? I could have hidden as a Librarian or behind a desk. Yet my soul called me out into the public repeatedly. And I grew..

And I am thankful for the journey to date..

🐾What’s your journey?

🐾What stretched you out of your comfort zone?

🐾How did you handle criticism?

🐾What can you now be proud of?

🐾What dreams are still remaining to be fulfilled?

I invite you to take a moment and reflect, process your journey.

And I congratulate you for all that you have survived and achieved no matter how humble or great.

You are YOU and life will keep inviting you to grow..

👍🏽Take a bold step today! You will be thankful later that you braved it!

Do you have a dream team? Isn’t that just for celebrities? No way!

My dear client Maryanne Karanja mentions here a “dream team”. And she’s right.. everyone needs a dream team .. to support them through the crazy moments and cheer them on when they are back in their path again.

Who is your dream team? And if you are unsure or feel you don’t have one, have you asked anyone to become your dream team buddy? Sometimes we don’t ask?

I once had a client who told me when her mum dies she had no support. And guess what? We reframed that, shed some limiting beliefs. She now has the most supportive boss, her husband kicked into supportive action and she told me she now sees her beloved late mum’s supportive energy in so many people.

Nothing is lost, it’s all within us.. it’s just how we see it! Just a perspective. That can be shifted and licked into place like Tupperware 😉💕

Time to find that dream team, become a buddy for someone, be your own dream team to YOU! See dream teams rather than bullies, critics. Where your focus goes energy flows. (Says one of my dream team, Brett Ellis)

No one does it alone -so why even try! If you need help GET it, it may be costly, date to invest in a good teacher, mentor, coach or give to your buddies and ask when you need sth. Learn to receive!

Thank you Maryanne – you just joined my dream team coz you taught me sth! 🤗

My client who went from panic to becoming a “dare-devil”

Message from my client who came to me in a hot mess of tears and fear.. in overwhelm and anxiety. She has now pronounced herself a “dare devil” woo hoo!!

This makes my day!!

How cool is that?!

This process I used is called Time Line Therapy TM and it’s not just my business, not just my passion – it’s what saved me from taking anti – depressants and going into depression myself. I had list my job, been bullied, has an ex husband who manipulated me and cheated on me 9 times, I didn’t know WHO I was..

And yet know, hell yeah I can say I took charge of myself and changed from the inside out. Not by “luck” not by meeting the right people, not by magic but through a simple and most powerful proven science of the mind. HOW to learn and change the mechanics of your mind, therefore your thoughts, actions and reality.

I spent the last 13 or so years dedicated to improving my skills and knowledge in this field. I went to Australia and the USA and learnt from the best teachers from Germany and Holland. Not that these countries are superior .. but because it’s not widespread in Ke ya. It’s not easily available.

Let’s learn it in Kenya let’s share it in Kenya. Let our communities and country learn how to think our if the box and make things better ..

I love what I do which is coaching. However I am one human being. So my dream is to teach YOU the skills and the “secrets” so that you too can empower your life and others lives.. one beautiful mind at a time!

Story of the fisherman – my thoughts on growth vs comfort

I love this story. We get into a rat race and forget that all we ever wanted to have the life we have or had previously. The simple life, before we complicated it. However this is actually part of our evolution because we also need to go beyond the comfort zone, to strive and achieve … and we gain skills and wisdom along the way from our success and from our failure – from our heartbreaks and disappointments and from our stretching of ourselves and experiences that are beyond  the grey, comfort zone. 

This fisherman guy with his pipe may already know what he wants but he may also not know what he is missing – it depends on if he has a dream to follow or not, if he’s doing things out of fear or out of following his heart and if he’s really congruent with his current way of life. 

And the industrialist guy.. is he is simply a projection? Maybe is he not simply reflecting a part of the fisherman calling him to launch into entrepreneurship? ..  or it it the devil testing him .. to see if what he wants and has is still just that.. what he wants … hmmmm… 

My conclusion? 

Change and evolution doesn’t happen in a straight line 

Choose a direction & Follow your heart – first get to know yourself, clear up unresolved stuff and keep following one day at a time! 




How do I harvest the year that just flew past and create that elusive”happy” new year?


Dear Friends,

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to you all!

And I know this is EASIER said than done – the “happy” part!!!

A week ago I realised the year had raced past. December already?? what? how? I was a little under the weather and felt I couldn’t digest it all. Within just over a year two dear sweet friends had tragically lost their spouses. I was beginning to question a lot about the meaning of all these life changes.. and started to feel quite depressed.

It was overwhelming, I thought about the things I hadn’t yet done, I felt unsure if my choices were the right ones,  I couldn’t even remember the good stuff or nor recognise my own achievements. I certainly didn’t want to “celebrate” JUST because its supposed to be the festive season! I became skeptical and self-doubting – and dreaded what would be looming ahead… because I was absolutely unable to see the big picture of the past 12 months, let alone “make goals” for 2019! Yikes!

Then I remembered that I have the most amazing tool, which I use annually.

So i I took myself into the garden with my big coloured markers and lots of flipchart paper and the magic began!

Through this beautiful coaching process I began to see all the miracles that I have encountered.. all the events and people that I needed to let go of and forgive. I allowed myself to come out of the numb state I was in and with compassion for myself I felt all the joy and all the sorrow that I had stuffed inside. I admired all the skills I had gained even if aquired through challenging uncomfortable situations – and I saw clearly all the pleasant and unplanned surprises.. I even heard the voices of all the amazing people who have encouraged and supported me directly and indirectly.

This is truly a gift and a skill worth having… I am so happy to have it… in NLP we call it “reframing”, other people call it “harvesting” .. and by using various coaching techniques we can permanently resolve the unfathomable, we can clean up our negative thoughts and feelings,  we can clearly set our vision in the part of our minds that control 90% of our behaviour.. we can become still, present, connected and whole again – even when everything around us has been chaotic.. YES!

This is indeed a gift worth sharing with others and who best to facilitate it than someone called a Life Coach?!! Aha! I can show you the HOW of having a “Happy” New Year… for last year and this year!!

So, from my own gloomy miserable day arose my latest offer direct from my heart to yours…

I am offering to SEVEN  people only: individual coaching sessions online at $299 only!

The special session includes a reflection worksheet and a personalised 60 minute session to work on whatever we find is your first step towards a more peaceful, happy, healthy and amazing year ahead.

Available to the first 7 people to enrol only.

Applications by email only:
🌈 Shilpa 0722756606

Shilpa Shah
Certified NLP Trainer, Master NLP & Quantum Life Coach, Facilitator & Management Trainer
Inside Out Consultancy, Nairobi, Kenya  Mobile: +254 722 756606 

Taking responsibility and creating the life you want to lead – the “Small but Mighty” way by Shilpa – June 2018


we are all explorers trying to find ourselves

Dear Friends,

  • Do you find it hard to stay consistently positive and happy?
  • Do some events or people upset, irritate or hurt you?
  • Do you ever wonder why life is not going the way you want it to?

How many minds do we have?

Well some of you may know that we really are creating our reality.. whether we like it or not! Actually we are by default on “automatic pilot” mode and we are NOT in the drivers seat of our lives.

They say we have two minds, a conscious one and an unconscious one. The one we use most to make decisions, set goals and decide our future is the conscious one. eg. I will get fit, stop eating junk, meditate every morning or quit my job. The unconscious mind is a minefield of empowering resources as well as limitations and negative emotions such as fear and doubt etc

Now should the two minds we have engage in battle – have you ever experienced that inner conflict, a dilemma or simple indecisiveness? Well should they conflict.. guess which mind will win hands down? Thats right.. its the unconscious mind.. it wins 9 times out of 10!

So the question I kept asking myself is “Why didn’t they teach us this at school?” and “how come they never taught us how to handle our two minds, our strong emotions, our thought patterns? I still ask and I am still wondering…

Whats an empowering mindset?

Wondering is actually a key principle – when we get very curious about ourselves, our behaviours, about why we do what we do and HOW we can get into that driver’s seat of ours and take control so that WE can win the battle, we can walk our talk and we can get what we want in our career, finance, relationship, health and personal life!

Why am I writing this to you?

The tools and tips I will be offering you are not intended to give you a full overhaul or a detox of the past.. nor are they intended to fully resolve your biggest issues.. I usually offer full breakthrough coaching programs in person for that kind of work as some of you know!

However these exercises that i suggest may indeed give you a drip drip effect.. they may just inspire you to think differently about a situation, they might give you an insight, or remind you that the problem isn’t as big as you have made it.

I call this update Small but Mighty” because sometimes these small exercises or actions or break in a thought pattern can actually have a huge effect. You see we often use 80% effort and it brings 20% results, yet a smaller 20% of new, insightful, different activity and effort could actually bring 80% of the results! Confused?.. thats perfect.. confusion and curiosity are the first steps to accessing your biggest “lean mean learning machine” ie your unconcious mind – the awareness of which and communication with allows us to access all our unlimited sources of help, our inner manual to life and our inner wisdom.

Are you ready to get into the driver’s seat of your life?

If you are unsure of where to start with your journey of self-discovery and empowerment here’s a clue:

First Child: “How do you eat an elephant?”

Second Child: “One bite at a time!”

First Child: “But where do i start?”

Second Child: “You can start anywhere.. just START!”

Where can I start?

In coaching the first thing we often do is set a SMART goal ….Smart goals and GROW model I am attaching a worksheet – just click on the orange/underlined phrases to access this exercise is one you can easily go through by yourself or with a buddy. It could be in response to an area of your life where you would like to improve things – pick something easy and within your control. Let me know how that goes..If you feel overwhelmed, here is a cute video that shows you how to break things down to manageable more chunks

If you are already a frequent goal setter and once you are familiar with the SMART goal setting method you can also program this into your unconscious mind.. if you send me a whatsapp message +254 722 756606 I will send you an audio with a guided recording of my voice. That way you can plant your goal into your future…

I have had several clients and students asking me questions recently about success, prosperity, inner conflict and failure. I highly recommend you watch these inspiring free online video links.. perhaps they will inspire you to set some goals and start taking action. See you at the next update! IF you have specific questions that you would like me to answer please do email me at

List of inspiring videos/audios online about Success and Prosperity:

Will Smith talking about success – listen to how he handles his unconscious mind and what empowering beliefs he holds about himself

Audio by Louise Hay on Prosperity – many women tell me they are looking for more financial prosperity

Journalling Tasks:

Do you feel like some self-discovery about people that annoy, irritate you or stress you out? I often use the Work by Byron Katie to help clients loosen up their strong judgements.. these are again just limiting you from achieving fulfilling relationships in your life.. so isn’t it worth a try…?

Do other people trigger you? Here’s a free Book by Byron Katie – there are journalling exercises which will help you discover what is unresolved in yourself.. and how to loosen up your judgements that cause you stress.. try it out!

Tools for letting go of negative emotions or doubts

Do you have a lot of negative emotions or doubts? Try tapping them out with Nick Ortner

My personal experience 

Now for the juicy and controversial part about goal setting… and my personal story… I used to think life “happened to me”, I was in a difficult relationship and marriage for nearly 10 years. I thought my husband would change but realised he wouldn’t and it took me a long time to find the strength to leave him. What helped me actually was Neuro Linguistic Programming and Life Coaching – that allowed me to re-build my life and move on from post divorce separation.

I was very actively setting goals especially as I was learning the art and became a life coach myself … so once i got very fluent with setting and achieving goals my life was all ship shape and in order and i became successful at creating my future.

There was a lot of other work apart from goal setting and thats where the other 101 tools of life coaching, NLP and Time Line Therapy (R) Techniques were super handy.

However, despite the success i experienced I actually got BORED.. yes can you imagine.. bored. Because yes, reality would arrive exactly how i had shaped it.. but there was no magic, no surprise and no delight…

No doubt the journey has been truly wonderful as I unravel and integrate the obstacles that any dynamic person or seeker tends to find… i have learnt so much about myself that it has become more exciting than international travel.. seriiously!!

But i still was left wondering.. isn’t there more to life than just designing it? and how come i still feel a little “flat”?  I researched further,  I managed to have a really magical and enlightening bucket list trip to Japan and I also attended some magical workshops and as I continuted this journey I had some HUGE insights… and I will share these in my update NEXT MONTH!!!

I will also share more tools and answer any questions that you have…

With love and all my best wishes for your personal evolution,


PS: if this update is not interesting to you please do feel free to unsubscribe – there should be a link at the bottom of the email. I won’t take offence at all, promise! The inner work of self-discovery and empowerment is not for everyone and my style also may not apply to your needs. Thank you in advance.