Shajen Joy Aziz, MEd, MA, is an award winning international best-selling author, filmmaker, and motivational trainer and speaker. She is most passionate about creating a world where our children can thrive in powerful and positive ways. She is first author and cocreator of the international best-selling book and film Discover the Gift: It's Why We're Here (www.discoverthegift.com). Her book is currently published in twenty-two countries and eleven languages, and her film, which is in five languages and ten countries, is now digitally distributed by Gaiam TV throughout the United States and Canada (Discover the Gift on Gaiam TV).
Shajen's groundwork for over twenty years as a progressive educator, school administrator, teacher, and counselor paved the way for her to become a leader within the transformational and peace building communities. In a very short time, Shajen's global life-coaching and training program based on Discover the Gift has amassed a dedicated community of over 250 ambassadors, coaches, and trainers from around the globe, actively engaged in sharing their passions and gifts while inspiring others to do the same.
Shajen has been a guest faculty member for the Shift Network and has been featured alongside Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Desmond Tutu, Barbara Marx Hubbard, and Eckhart Tolle, to name a few. As a leading expert in self-actualization and personal development, she has had the pleasure of sharing the speaking stage with other influential new-thought leaders and colleagues, such as Jack Canfield, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Dr. Barbara De Angelis, Sir Ken Robinson, Dr. Sue Morter, Janet and Chris Attwood, David Wolfe, and many more. Shajen's work has been featured in the Huffington Post, ABC, NBC, CNN, Spirit and Destiny magazine, the Shift Network, Examiner.com, Catalyst, Spiritual Networks, Life Connection magazine, and Vision magazine, amongst numerous others internationally. Her work regularly appears around the globe through multiple media outlets and within the international unity and religious sciences and interfaith communities.
Along with being a founding member of the Southern California Association of Transformational Leaders (Assoc. of Transformational Leaders) and the Women's Speakers Assoc., Shajen is an active trailblazer for children, education, and healthcare reform. A few of her recognitions include the 2014 Woman of Outstanding Leadership Award from the International Women's Leadership Assoc., the 2012 Peace and Creativity Award presented by Congresswoman Karen Bass, and the 2011 and 2012 Woman of the Year Award from the National Association of Professional Women for her dedication and excellence in her field of education. In 2011 Shajen was also awarded the Global Humanitarian Award presented by Dr. Barbara De Angelis and Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith.
Shajen's primary philosophy is based on creating a conscious, compassionate world one person, one family, one community at a time, and it begins with you.