Shayamal Vallabhjee

Sports Scientist | Psychologist | Performance Coach


Shayamal Vallabhjee, who is considered amongst South Africa's finest strength and mental trainers, is the force behind Mahesh Bhupathi, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna's winning personalities.

Shayamal spent four years living as a monk in the ISKCON Temple in South Africa. It was there where he studied mindfulness, meditation, and Vedic sciences, which inspired him to bring together world psychology with spirituality.

Shayamlal  has worked with various sports teams and high profile athletes to enhance those invisible parameters that help give them a competitive advantage in a high-performing environment. He has also authored five books on sports science and motivation. 

An avid ultra-marathon runner, cyclist and mountaineer, his aim is to run marathons on every continent and summit the seven highest peaks on each continent.

He is the founder of HEAL Institute, a healthcare startup in Mumbai and the Founder of QSV Inspiration Media, a digital media startup that creates non-fiction content  backed by evidence-based science.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

He holds a BSc in Sports Science, MSc in Psychology, and an MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. 

He is a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Fitness Advisory Board.

He is an author of four books on sports science and motivation and a four-time TEDx speaker. Among his accolades include the ‘INK and Australia India Youth Dialogue Fellowship’, ‘Men’s Health Trainer of the Year 2014’ and ‘Asia Spas Wellness Guru of 2019’.

Why Shayamal Vallabhjee ?

He is an EQ consultant and motivational speaker who dreams of touching the lives of millions of children by making sport an equal opportunity platform, devoid of politics, religion, race, gender or socio-economic basis. He often motivates people to strengthen their inner capabilities and become a champion. As an academic, he has been lecturing at colleges, universities, and institutes for more than 15 years.

Two decades of on-field experience, his keen observations have enabled him to present valuable lessons not only to sports persons but also to corporate houses. Some of his key focus areas include: Team Building, Leadership, Creating A Culture Of Excellence, Developing A Team Vision, and Handling Pressure.

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