Serena Sabala

Serena Sabala is a Certified Plant-Based Nutrition Consultant and Yoga Teacher. She has studied the subjects of wellness and nutrition for over ten years and has a unique holistic approach to health. Together with her husband Eugene, she runs Whole Shift Wellness: They have 20+ years of combined experience transforming the wellbeing of 500+ professionals across 5 countries. By working with them, you will become strong, fit, healthy, and satisfied, and will have an even greater impact on your organizations and the communities around you.

What were your initial years of growing up like? Tell us about your life before starting your corporate journey/venture/initiative. 

When I was only 8 years old my father, a very successful and busy entrepreneur, got really sick: unfortunately, he didn’t have the tools to take care of his own wellbeing and therefore crumbled under the pressure of owning a fast growing business. 

This led to him losing everything he had worked so hard for, with huge consequences to him and our whole family.

As a result of my childhood experiences, I have developed an interest in wellbeing practices which started at a very young age.

I worked in fashion for over ten years but after developing a passion for yoga, I decided to become a certified teacher and nutrition consultant which led to me turning my life long passion into a profession and life mission.  

Tell us something about your initiative/business. What is it about and how is it helpful for people?

Our shifters are always able to achieve results beyond their greatest expectations, which always has a great impact on all areas of their life beyond health and wellbeing. Also, by completing any of our programs you’ll have a direct positive impact on at least 10 of the 17 UN goals for sustainable development, so you’ll make the world and humanity better too!

While the global pandemic of COVID-19 is associated primarily with adversities, it has also brought about a true boom in startups, with successful entrepreneurship in many countries. The pandemic has impacted all of us in one way or another. Would you like to share your experience on a personal and professional level?

In spite of all the challenges, we were able to turn it into a great opportunity. We became more focused and did less but did it better. We were also very grateful to be healthy and therefore not too worried about that area of life.  We also became very present with how little we need to be happy, which allowed us to enjoy a simpler life for that period without stress or regrets.

What has been the response of the users/consumers towards your venture? 

I am really excited by the huge interest around my work on How To Rebalance Your Hormones with Food. It’s a topic that’s very on-demand and I am so excited to be able to deliver amazing results with our proven method. My book “Make The Shift” has received great reviews on Amazon, so that’s also very rewarding. Finally, our wellness retreats in Sicily-Italy are always incredibly popular and for good reason: it is one of our favorite jobs in a beautiful setting!

How has your life changed because of your initiative/venture?

What I do is more than a job, it is a passion and life long mission. I am so grateful to be able to do something I love so much every day and it also keeps me present and accountable with my own health and wellbeing.

Do you have anyone who is the biggest support system in your life? Please let us know.

I couldn’t do what I do without the support of my husband and co-founder Eugene. He’s a perfect complement to me and fulfills a fundamental role in my life and our company.

Would you like to share with our young budding women entrepreneurs the change you would like to see in the world if given an opportunity? OR Share a motivational message for the audience/women who are reading this.

I’d like to share our company values as they really encompass what we stand for. Be Selfish – take care of yourself as if you were the most important person in your life, because you are! Be Selfless – do it so you can contribute your very best to humanity and the world as a whole. Play Big – remember that you’re capable of way more than you think so don’t hold back. NOW is the time to get started.