Hey Guys, I'm Shaan Rais. I'm the author of the best selling book "The 7 Prerequisites to success; Pathways to Paramount Performance." I Also wrote "The Phenomenal Leader; Learn 31 styles of leadership in 31 days."
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I'm a Husband and I'm a Father. I grew up Harlem, New York in the late 80's and early 90's. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know what that era was it was the infamous War on Drugs, and my neighborhood was ground zero. Most of the people I grew up with did not make it out, but I'm one of the few who did, and I did it through God's grace and mercy, and because of my choices.
I'm evidence that your life is not dictated by your circumstances or your environment, but your life is a direct result of your choices and decisions. I chose to change the narrative for myself first, then my family, and now I hope to change some narratives for you.
Such as - you are the sum total of your education and economy - not true.
Such as - if you don't come from money, that's how it goes - not true.
Such as - your first 30 years in life dictate the next 50 - NOT TRUE!!
I have a story to tell you bear with me...
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At about 30 years old I realized that if I was going to be of any real impact and significance I had to go back and finish something I started decades ago... school. I also had a deep desire to serve people from the my background and demographic, so I went back to school and started a career in Human Services.
In early 2019 I was a Consultant in the state of New York, and I was speaking and training the workforce on the job and coaching in my business. By then I had a Master's degree in Organizational Development and Change and another Master's in Industrial and Organizational Psychology - both of my specializations are Evidence-based Coaching. I'm also 3/4's through a PhD in Organizational Development and Change and 1/2 way through an EdD for Leadership for Change (that's another story entirely!).
My plan is to fly the world speaking on stages and changing lives and then... Covid happens.
What did I do? I went live. On Facebook. To help people. I wasn't on stage but I had a platform, and when things go wrong I run to the front of the plane and not the back. So, I'm going live regularly to serve people and strengthen them through the pandemic, and they tell me they want more. That's when we started the Leadership Leverage Executive Coaching Community.
The people I serve are absolutely phenomenal, and they have the education, experience and expertise, but they don't have a brand or understand business development. When they told me they wanted to be able to do what I did (by now, I'm coaching, speaking and making a living safely from the comfort of my home) I created Branded Like a Leader, my first 8 week online course.