Hi, I’m Shane McLeay, author, mentor, teacher, speaker, initiated shaman, a father and I believe in a brighter, better world for everyone. I'm grateful to be in a position where I can help others find their purpose.
I really appreciate you taking the time to visit my site where you can learn a little more about me and our amazing community. I would also love to invite you to join our thriving community - Team Thirsty!
I created the Thirst Within as a place where people who thirst for more can come without being judged, a place where they can grow, learn and share.
I love what I do and what I do very much involves helping others achieve their dreams and living life on purpose and in purpose, that's where I invest my time, energy and resources. That's my drug!
My Mission and My Values
I am here to live my life without envy, hate or greed, it is my desire to be the best possible version of myself that I can be. In fulfilling my purpose I get to help others be all that they came to be as well.
I desire to help others recognise, realise and fulfil their own unique purpose. I understand that I'm here for more, that I’m a sovereign being and I know that you are too!
My VISION is simple
My true passion is to help as many people as possible discover their unique purpose and to show them the keys to a life of freedom and purpose where they can live life on their terms, I am really passionate about this.
I know that within you is greatness and when that greatness is realised you can live an empowered life, achieving what many consider to be the unachievable, I know this because I have experienced it first hand.
Helping people discover their purpose, it is one of the greatest feelings I have ever known, as I've mentioned - it's my drug!
My Life Wasn't Always Like This, Let’s Start At The Beginning:
My earliest memories are of having a sense that I was here for more, more than just going to school, getting a job, getting married, going on holidays, retiring and eventually dying.
Like so many others I felt as though I never truly fi the mould, even with my family, I never felt that sense of belonging that I thought I was supposed to feel. Put simply - the world looked messed up to me and I knew there was a higher way of living.
School was no different, I was a terrible student, I just didn’t fit into the mould of what I was expected to be. I spent most of my schooling years looking out classroom windows thinking about other things.
After leaving school at the age of fifteen and being told by my high school principle that I would amount to nothing I embarked on my real education, in the real world.
After some terrible jobs and experiences I soon found my niche in the world of sales. I am so grateful to have be taken under the wings of some amazing entrepreneurs and mentors at such an early age and it was during my early twenties I saw the value of having mentors in my life, something I maintain in my life to this very day.
One of the driving forces in my life was my thirst for truth, this made for a very interesting journey.
And The Plot Thickens:
After continuing in my sales career I created my first business which was very successful. During this time I also studied theology and became a pastor. So many people wanted me to follow the path into ministry and so I tried to please them, all the while knowing this was not my path. This was so far from my purpose and the christian faith never truly resonated with me, but I did try. Even though I was in the "Christian" world I continued to learn about universal truth and other world religions, I had a thirst for knowledge.
I sold my very successful businesses and left the world of christianity to continue exploring spirituality on a more raw and real level. I wanted to rediscover what had been my earliest memories. I immersed myself in life and I surrounded myself with mentors who could help me expand my thinking and my awareness.
During this chapter of my life I studied neuro marketing before entering into a very successful career in television marketing. This move made a lot of sense to me because I had built my businesses through a series of clever marketing strategies.
After becoming disillusioned with the greed and control of the corporate media I left to create a lifestyle that would enable me to "walk the talk" and help as many people as possible to do the same.
I have invested so much into my own personal development, I have sat at the feet of Holy Men in thousand year old temples, and learned from their deep wisdom. I am an initiated Shaman and have worked with Indigenous leaders and elders from around the world in order that I might teach from a greater place of understanding, I learned a very long time ago that a teacher can only take you as far as they themselves have gone.
I bring all that I have learned from all of these teachers and experiences into practical and easy to understand programs and retreats to help people deal with issues from their past, to help them understand the power of the moment and to walk confidently on into their beautiful purpose.
In 2018 I wrote two books, Heart Marketing, a marketing book based on my ideas, philosophies and real experiences around marketing and the second book I released was called Thirsty, a spiritual book based on my understanding of life and the energetic universe we all live in.
Both of these books became number one best sellers, something I was really proud of as I remembered my high school principles parting words to me.
In life I have learned to follow my passion and purpose and now I teach others to do exactly the same. I have mentored an Academy Award Winner, CEO's, entrepreneurs, authors and people who just want to find out who they really are and why they are really here,
Thanks for visiting my site and I really look forward to engaging with you soon and helping you live the life you have come to live.