42 year old Sukhi Wahiwala took over a family business whilst still in his teens, becoming a millionaire at the age of 21, and a Multi-Millionaire by the age of 25. He humbly credits his parents as his greatest teachers and Mentors. Sukhi was schooled in business by his father, a Phenomenally Successful Entrepreneur, who ensured that a privileged background would not provide a shortcut to his son learning business at grass roots level. From getting up at five in the morning to load a van for the warehouse, putting in a full day’s manual labour, to applying himself to his studies; Sukhi was taught the discipline of hard work on every level. A solid grounding that invariably shaped a refreshingly Modest Multi-Millionaire, whose down to earth qualities and exceptional interpersonal skills drove a business empire that had grown into a formidable dynasty.
With an extensive property portfolio, and commisioning single developments of over 23 properties along with his other diverse businesses; internet online e-tailing business, retail outlets, importing, manufacturing and retirement homes, make up just a few of Sukhi’s multiple businesses & experiences; all of which he has transformed into stunningly Successful Business Ventures by rapidly establishing himself as one of the Top achievers in his chosen sectors. Earning a reputation as “The Man with the Midas Touch & Vision, he was riding high when disaster struck with his Health in 2006 at the tender age of 31years old;
Two days after returning from a family holiday Sukhi collapsed contracting Hepatitis A. Despite being a strict non-drinker, his condition dramatically deteriorated with the onset of liver failure, bringing him perilously close to death. It took over eleven months of intensive medication and rehabilitation away from his business both physically and in mind, before he was recovered enough to be able to pick up the reins of his business once again. Whilst still equipped with his amazing business acumen, he became aware that something had changed. No longer feeling the same fulfilment or satisfaction he previously felt taking a Business from Zero to a Multi Million Pound Turnover, he reassessed his life and sense of purpose. He also learned the valuable lesson; you have to build a business around a Team and not make yourself the key player. Some of his business ventures suffered a loss during his illness and unpredicted absence.
His father had always told him ‘Son always try to work with people who have lost money themselves, as they will value money correctly.’ Following his return he folded two companies and re-established them. During a twelve month transition period he put in place a highly skilled management team to ensure he could work both in the business and also out of the business, without being reliant on as the key man. His father had always told him ‘Son always try to work with people who have lost money themselves, as they will value money correctly.’ Experiencing his first ever financial business loss and cash flow challenges taught Sukhi the importance of building a business around a team, giving him the knowledge and experience to also recover companies.
By freeing up his time, Sukhi was able to pursue an overwhelming purpose and desire to inspire and create change on any level, and helping other people by Coaching and Mentoring individuals & companies to success and prosperity. As with every other venture, he succeeded at break-neck speed, establishing himself as a premier coach and must-have Invitation only Business Consultant. After a short period in this new sector of personal & business development he has Already been recognised as The UK’s AWARD WINNING “Small Business Coach Of The Year 2011”, by the Association Of Professional Coaches Trainers & Consultants. He has also earned the reputation of being a tenacious trouble-shooter. Gemma Daniel of www.LIFEUKfinancial.com Ltd said of Sukhi “Hiring Sukhi is like bringing a guided missile into your business; he has an unbelievable knack of being bang on target, identifying a problem, locking onto it, then eliminating it with his amazing Knowledge!” Whilst his no nonsense approach to business isn’t for the faint hearted, his suggested shake-ups and restructuring has rescued numerous companies that have experienced a down turn, and got them back on track.
As a firm believer in; “Think Globally, Act Locally”; Sukhi provides an invaluable contribution to his local community, actively campaigning to change people’s lives for the better, tackling issues such as homelessness, better resources for adult education, equipping people with essential skills in numeracy and literacy.
Sukhi’s business motto is – Sukhi makes business SIMPLE, the word ‘ S I M P L E ‘ being an acronym for what he brings to business:
* Strategy * Insight * Marketing * Positioning * Logic * Experience