GUWAHATI, Aug 17: Dr Shaheel Rafique, an accomplished freelance consultant from Assam with a global reputation, has unveiled his book ‘Uplift Your Life’ at a Guwahati hotel on Wednesday. The event marked the introduction of an extensive manual that offers invaluable insights for those aiming to excel as freelance consultants in both public and private sectors. Dr Rafique’s book has garnered significant attention due to its unique approach, which combines professional success with a fulfilling personal life.
Known worldwide for his achievements in independent consulting, Dr Shaheel Rafique introduced ‘Uplift Your Life’ during the event in Guwahati. The book goes beyond the conventional boundaries of a typical career guide, aiming to provide aspiring freelance consultants with not just insights into the consulting world, but also a holistic approach to crafting a life according to their terms.
“Uplift Your Life serves as a compass for those aspiring to forge a global freelancing career,” Dr Shaheel Rafique commented during the book unveiling. “Designed to empower individuals seeking to traverse diverse landscapes and immerse in different cultures, this guide sheds light on the resilient path of freelancing. The journey demands unwavering determination, as one must navigate societal pressures, biases, and challenges with unwavering resolve. Through my book, I extend my experiential insights to illuminate the freelance consulting realm, offering a roadmap for aspirants to chart their course forward.”
The book is founded on the belief that the demand for consultants is poised to increase significantly, making freelancing a crucial component of the future job landscape. Drawing from his extensive experience in consulting across continents, Dr Shaheel Rafique imparts invaluable wisdom that transcends tools and techniques. The book delves into core principles, strategies, and frameworks required for a successful consulting career. It covers a wide range of topics, including essential knowledge and skills, effective business generation, and self-care while embarking on a global consulting journey.
Hailing from Nagaon, Dr Shaheel Rafique’s journey is an inspiring tale of academic excellence and professional accomplishments. Holding a PhD in Agricultural Economics from The University of Reading, he is also a certified PMP from the Project Management Institute, USA. His journey has taken him from the hills of Shillong for schooling to Assam University for graduation.
His remarkable career journey sets Dr Shaheel Rafique apart. With a trajectory spanning academia, the corporate world, and prestigious institutions like the UN World Food Program and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), he has made outstanding contributions in the consulting field. Over a quarter-century, he has navigated through 12 diverse countries across Asia, South East Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, showcasing his expertise as a distinguished freelance consultant.
Currently based in Bengaluru and Moscow, Dr Shaheel Rafique has not only built a flourishing consulting career but has also become a fount of knowledge for both aspiring and seasoned consultants. ‘Uplift Your Life’ is a testament to his expertise, offering readers a wealth of insights and recommended readings crucial for anyone entering the consulting realm.
Published by Notion Press, ‘Uplift Your Life’ is now available for purchase on Amazon and Flipkart. Additionally, the eBook is accessible on Google Play Books and Kobo platforms.