Not many people can add being a former monk to their list of credentials but inspirational speaker Jay Shetty draws from that experience in his life as an award-winning host, storyteller, author, and viral content creator.
Jay began rethinking success after meeting a monk at 18 years old. The idea of a life of service struck him and he turned down lucrative job offers from high-ranking companies after graduating from college to move to India to live as a monk. His guru encouraged him to live the path in order to share what he learned. He moved back to London with his parents with a heavy debt. Friends struggling with pressure from high-end corporate jobs invited him to speak on wellbeing, mindfulness, and purpose. He began to share his wisdom with those in large corporations including Nasdaq and EY.
Jay then joined Accenture to help build their digital division and quickly became their top social media influencer. He has advised more than 150 executives on their personal brands and has since expanded his own brand to provide inspiration and knowledge to others.