The Story of
Limitless Dreams. Limitless Possibilities.
Meet The Chahal Foundation’s founder, Gurbaksh Chahal.
A successful-four-time entrepreneur, philanthropist, author, and a man with a committed passion for giving back, Gurbaksh Chahal founded The Chahal Foundation in 2012, creating a long-lasting legacy to inspire worldwide positive change.
One life, many dreams
Gurbaksh Chahal’s start to life was very different from the one he is blessed to live today. Four years after he was born in Punjab, India in 1982, Gurbaksh and his family made the move from the small rural village in Tarn Taran to start a new life in San Jose, California.
The family endured struggles, as many immigrants do, but the escape from poverty opened the first door to a lifetime of hope, dreams, and opportunities for Gurbaksh and his family.
Growing up was tough and came with immense challenges. For the first 18 years of his life, Gurbaksh experienced relentless racism and bullying for the way he looked.
Despite the emotional, and physical abuse, his courage and strength came from the support of his family, and in particular his Grandmother who used to tell him:
“you’re my special grandson — just hold on, things will get better.”.
This support and positivity gave him hope, but most importantly, the ability to embrace what makes him different and celebrate what makes him who he is.
Learning this lesson at such a young age has played an important role in making Gurbaksh the man he is today, and scaffolds the dreams he continues to have about celebrating diversity, giving hope to others, improving education, and changing the world for the better.
THE START OF SOMETHING SPECIAL
Entering the entrepreneurial world
His raw passion and relentless pursuit for creating new business led him to the world of digital advertising.
Gurbaksh has never been afraid to break the mold and follow his intuition to find the path to success. After dropping out of high school at just 16, he channeled his entrepreneurial passion and jumped straight into starting his own company, ClickAgents.
Just two years later, at 18 years old, the company was sold for an incredible $40million. This was the first of Gurbaksh’s 4 successful entrepreneurial ventures.
ClickAgents, BlueLithium, RadiumOne, and now Chairman & CEO of ProcureNet, Medriva, and RedLotus, he’s founded each of these companies from scratch, grown them and employed thousands of people worldwide.
Gurbaksh strives to use technology and his vast network to create businesses that make the world a better place, by creating better health, fuelling business growth, and improving lives.
CREATING THE FOUNDATION
A time and place to give back
Gurbaksh Chahal has a strong belief that giving back is an essential part of life. After all, we’ve all been given opportunities in life that have led us to experience great achievements and success. For that, we all have someone to thank.
The Chahal Foundation is all about giving back those opportunities, and positively impacting the lives of others, as others have done for us. It’s the balance of life.
He’s on a mission to give as many people as possible the chance to live the life they deserve to live – to re-inject the world with love, positivity, and hope.
Founded by Gurbaksh in 2012, the Foundation is something he holds close to his heart.
Over the past 10 years, it’s continued to grow, positively impacting and changing the lives of people from all walks of life.
His commitment to driving change, spurred on by an infectious passion and heartfelt enthusiasm for helping people, has meant The Chahal Foundation has worked to support thousands of communities, families, and individuals to achieve limitless dreams and limitless possibilities.
“I’ve always wanted to make a meaningful impact on the lives of people in different ways. People across the globe. Maybe you think that’s a grandiose statement. But, again, I’ve always believed in thinking big and acting big. It’s the only way to go. It’s the only way I know how to conduct myself.” Gurbaksh Chahal
LOVE IS TO BE SHARED
Gurbaksh Chahal has said giving has always been the best gift of life. One way he’s committed to doing this is through mentoring on a vast scale.
He is a big thinker, and someone who frequently reflects on the lessons and wisdom he’s learned to pass the message on to others in the hope that it will guide and assist them in their own pursuit to follow their dreams.
Being an avid entrepreneur, and a well-informed leader, Gurbaksh Chahal is also an inspiring author. He has written an international bestseller autobiography, “The Dream”, which has now become required reading in universities across the globe.
Given his successful entrepreneurial journey, Gurbaksh was invited to the Oprah Winfrey Show, an honor only so few Indian-Americans have had.
He frequently updates his motivational blogging platform, BeLimitless, where he is the author of a wide range of blogs that explore philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and thought leadership as well as motivational pieces.
Gurbaksh has proven yet again, that love is to be shared. His insights are profound and his strength has a clear sense of direction and purpose.
Gurbaksh Chahal’s most inspiring quote has been:
“If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it – teach yourself to be impatient”.
He has a strong sense of purpose in life and continues to take a lead to forge a path ahead –not only for himself but to rally the community behind and inspire others to uplift for a positive change. For Gurbaksh Chahal, his response is simple:
“I am not only blessed to be in a position to help the community I live in, but the Chahal Foundation also gives me an enormous sense of purpose. It is rewarding to see us overcome our greatest challenge – to ensure our future generation is safe and educated.”