Shaun Ghulam, CEO of DMINDED shares his inspirational story on CTV News Toronto. Discussing his struggles with stuttering, constant failures and business success. Note video credit goes to Bell Media.Watch Interview
Meet Shaun Ghulam is - one man who turned his stutter into his success. the This “2018 Small & Mighty Young Professional of the Year”. He is an influential and inspirational entrepreneur, with extensive experience in the digital media world. Today, he is the CEO and Creative Director of DMINDED, located Downtown Brampton. However, the road to success was far from smooth for Shaun - as he is part of just 1% of the population who stutters.
Shaun’s story is one of a true zero to hero. Shaun’s past was peppered with bullying, negativity, and constant failure. He always saw his stutter as a hurdle in his path. Yet, in the face of adversity, Shaun rose from the ashes -transforming from a struggling young man, equipped with nothing but a dream, to quickly climbing the ladder of entrepreneurial success. He is story was featured on CTV News Toronto on August 31, 2018 with Michelle Dubé. Shaun appeared Friday's “What’s Your Story” segment.
Through sheer hard work and determination, Shaun did what few people with stutters do - fulfilled his dreams. By embracing his stutter, instead of trying to “cure” it, Shaun has created a life of great prosperity for himself and his family. Today, he wants to pay it forward continuing to help others do the same. Shaun has mentored hundreds of entrepreneurs in the GTA area, and has been volunteering his time with the City of Brampton conducting business seminars since 2014.
In 2006, Shaun founded Digital-Minded Inc. at Seneca College, also known as DMINDED. Shaun has been working alongside highly-esteemed start-ups, small businesses, and large corporate brands. Shaun’s mission is to provide a personalized experience and collaborative approach in solving business issues, while proving to others that, with the right “DMIND-set,” anything is possible.
Shaun is well-recognized across the region being an award recipient for the Brampton Board of Trade - Top 40 Under 40. He was also a, 2018 nominee for the Toronto Region Board of Trade Young Professional of the Year and, in 2017, was nominated for a Brampton Board of Trade – Business Excellence Award for Mentorship to name a few.
Beyond all this, Shaun is a proud dad, loving husband, and a die-hard Raptors fan.
Shaun's here to inspire, empower and move the audience through his life experiences.
Ready to be inspired? Shaun Ghulam will move, empower and inspire the crowd. His story is second to none and is guaranteed to motivate the crowd in ways you never experienced before.
Building a business from the ground up is tough as nails. Shaun Ghulam has the formula and is ready to speak on it. Experience the winner's mentality to build up a profitable business.
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The City of Brampton has proudly asked me to be part of their panelist of talent entrepreneurs to share my story. The event's focus is to celebrate the youth of Brampton and to bring the community together.Learn More
The Canadian Stuttering Association has selected me to give a speech on how to cope with your stutter to be successful in business. Providing 10 tips on how to win despite the every day struggle in life.Learn More
Returning for my 3rd time, participating in mentoring students at George Brown College. Providing valuable insight and knowledge on how to be successful after graduation.Learn More
Shaun Ghulam is returning to his old college after graduating a decade ago. This is a special moment for Shaun as he discusses his journey in the real world. Providing students with authentic advice on how to live a successful life.Learn More
TriOS College welcomes Shaun Ghulam to engage with the students about employment, business, and technology. Sharing insider tips on how to live a successful life in a competitive marketplace.Learn More
Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre chose Shaun Ghulam to speak and empower the youth during their pre-employment toolkit launch. Discussing my inspiring story and inspiring the crowd that in life anything is possible.Learn More
Participating in the Mastermind series for the second time in 16 months. Discussing my CTV News interview and business success in front of a sell out crowd at the Rose Theatre.Learn More
Great job Shaun, you’re a great person, your passion for people shows in you. Keep it up!!! – Gary H.
Shaun recently came to speak to my students about employment and networking. Shaun was extremely professional in his presentation which was very motivational and encouraging. The student’s left feeling positive and encouraged. I would highly recommend Shaun as a career motivational speaker. – Steven S.
I am really pleased to have made your acquaintance. We were really motivated by your speech at TriOS College it was inspiring – Anju G.
It’s amazing how you overcame all your struggles, as I know someone who stutters and they are a heroin addict. I give you so much respect for everything you do, keep up the good work – Farheen A.
I’m so happy you were able to speak at our event, a lot of youth were touched by your story and success. You did a really good job sharing and relating to the youth – Hanaa A.
Your story is so inspirational, not from a business perspective but from a personal health point of view. I always knew there was something special about you, congrats on all your success – Carmela C.
What an inspiring story, this is so awesome! I actually stuttered my entire life and know how the struggle is. Kudos to you for learning how to overcome it and taking the initiative to help others – Cameron D.
Thanks for all your help and inspiring me to fight for my dreams. Continue to spread vibes and help others see their full potential – Trish S.
Wow, your story is inspirational it shows when there is a will there is always a way God will bless you – Avail D.
Amazing story I had no clue you been through this! I’m extremely proud to know you as we need more people like you in the world – Aktar S.
This is an incredible story, thanks for having the courage to tell it. You’ve come a long way and have a bright future ahead of you – Jamohl R.
It’s amazing for you to open up the way you did and hopefully that inspires others to come forward with their own struggles – Matt B.
I want to apologize for the role in bullying you and wish you the best in your business – Joel K.
Way to go Shaun Ghulam, sharing your story is a brave but welcome act. You will motivate many others to overcome obstacles they face – Paul M.
Very touching interview, took a lot of courage and perseverance to ensure and succeed. Best of luck with all your future endeavours we’re all rooting for you! – Dr. Paul M.
Congrats on all your success this makes me unbelievably happy and makes me smile from easy to way to witness your accomplishments – Charlene L.
Your work ethic and passion is infectious, it will take you to far and great places – Mario R.
Wow Shaun! So impressive and admirable, I knew there was something special about you – Martina
I smell a future Ted talk from you, keep inspiring – Bruce M.
Your interview was good I enjoyed the story, I see much potential in you – Bobby U.
Wow!!! Most amazing and touching story ever. Love you and again so very proud of your accomplishments – Anne K.