Jasdeep is also an advocate of meditation, sustainability, a vegetarian and a charismatic speaker.
Born to a working-class family, Jasdeep and his siblings grew up with very little in terms of wealth but that taught them the ethic of working hard in order to achieve. As a result, Jasdeep excelled in all his subjects at school, but took a particular interest in business, technology, philosophy and religion. Outside of school, Jasdeep would get involved in various charitable and enterprising projects to help serve others and his local community.
From the age of 18, whilst a student at Aston University, Jasdeep underwent a process of intense self development through the practice of Kundalini Yoga and meditation, considered to be the most powerful of all yoga practices, and originally taught secretly only to Kings and Queens of royal descent. This caused his way of thinking and seeing the world to change dramatically.
His personal transformation was compounded by formidable teachers and mentors who guided him at each stage of his personal growth, numerous personal development courses which he went on (see the full list of Jasdeep’s recommended courses here), and various spiritual masters he went to see.
Jasdeep also trained as a hypnotherapist & psychotherapeutic counsellor, earning a professional qualification from Chrysalis Courses.
His experiences and insights from this process form the basis of several books available via Amazon.
Jasdeep now believes that mastering one’s own mind, thoughts and feelings is the best foundation for a successful life, relationship and business:
“Personal development and meditation can often be a wishy washy subject, so I decided to only share techniques which work instantly, are very easy to apply and make a measurable, long-lasting impact to the quality of one’s life. Life can be a challenge, but if you have the correct tools and support, you can rise to the challenge and transcend it”.
Meditation is scientifically proven to also help improve levels of concentration and objectivity which are keys to success in both programming, which often involves long periods of focus, and in making sound business investments and decisions without getting emotionally attached.
Now Jasdeep regularly gives his time and money to help a number of charitable causes including The Trussell Trust, Guide Dogs For The Blind, Woodland Trust, RSPB, Save the Children, Operation Underground Railroad & Nirvana School in Pondicherry, India to name a few.
“What’s important is not to chase money, but to chase creating value in the world, serving the world by solving its problems. Those who serve, money tends to follow them.”
“I still consider myself a beginner and every day I love to learn something new. I also keep myself down-to-earth and approachable, as you never know who may need your help”.
“Jas was an incredible mentor. He never just gave me the right answer but taught me how to think about the problem without letting me get frustrated. I learned a ton about how to build my designs and my coding skills were at the heart of how I was able to get started as a UX designer [web developer]”
“…Jasdeep was an invaluable mentor to have on my side. Jasdeep was exceptional at breaking down large concepts into small, achievable pieces to help me learn, and at imparting the problem solving skills required for me to step past my own blockers….his mentorship opened the doors for me to continue growing in the field, and nowadays I am a senior software engineer [web developer] in the New York City fintech industry, with an annual salary north of $150,000 [£115,000]”.
— Daisy, Senior Software Engineer at a Fintech, USA
“Thank you very much for all your efforts for us! It has been fantastic to work with you [Jasdeep]. I’ve really appreciated all your insights into Agile from working with other teams and your friendly and professional approach has made working remotely a success. I felt like we were a close and very productive team, and ended up with a really great product.”.
— James J, Principal Engineer at Sparx, UK
“Jasdeep is a friendly individual who inspires others to achieve their highest potential. This unique quality combined with Jasdeep’s ‘can do’ attitude and positive outlook truly compliment his hardworking nature.”.
— Salma S, Marketing Director at Worldpay, UK
“Jasdeep is one of the most optimistic people I have met. He has a passion and energy for life which is infectious. He is supportive, encouraging and grounded. He is able to simplify complicated matters into easy to understand process. He is a leader through and through and I have no hesitation in recommending his services as they are based on integrity, care and support.”.
— Mamta S, Director of Think Spa, UK
“Jasdeep is a bright, friendly and caring person…He puts others’ needs before himself and with a real passion for enhancing other people’s lives, I have no doubt he will be helpful to many people in need”
— Peter Kwok, Chairman at The UK Federation of Chinese Professionals (UKFCP), UK
“In my experience of working with Jasdeep I found him to be an extremely dignified individual who possesses profound expertise in his subject area and is alway\s able to convey information in the most coherent manner possible. He is an individual who invests greatly in his ability to understand, connect and establish rapport with his clients/colleagues and all in all I found my experience of working with Jasdeep a very enjoyable one. I would always recommend his services to anyone that wishes to develop and excel.”.
— Raj Kumar Bhardwaj, Data Quality Manager at Nomura, UK
“Jasdeep Khalsa is a very inspirational and enthusiastic individual. Jasdeep is a creative individual who is a pleasure to be around. His humble personality and great sense of humour make him a very special team player.”
— Bal Rai, Director at Cyber Management Alliance, UK
“Jasdeep is one of the most inspirational and goal orientated individuals that I have had the pleasure of meeting. He is always happy to help and goes out of his way for others. A great presenter full of witty charisma and talent.”
— Anita R, Business Analyst at Intel, UK