Leela Setty: enLITEning her clients…

September 28, 2009 Tony Hurst
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leelaSetty01I met Leela Setty at a San Rafael Chamber of Commerce function for women in business. I was impressed at how friendly and approachable Leela was and how easily and artfully she marketed her business. Leela’s story goes far beyond that, however, and connecting with the why’s, how’s and wherefore’s of her start in business will lead us down the path of understanding that being in business does not have to be a superficial endeavor.

For twenty years Leela cared for her ailing husband; learning how to make healthy foods and gaining a personal understanding of the dietary needs of people who suffer from illnesses. Then, in her early forties, Leela was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease.

“While undergoing standard medical treatments I decided to combine the healing benefits of cooking and eating life-sustaining foods, along with meditative aspects of daily worship, to become a ‘cancer survivor.’”

“I educated myself on the benefits of healthy cooking and I wanted to use this knowledge to help others with health concerns. Suddenly I saw this niche opportunity to provide adults and children suffering with Autism, ADHD, Cancer, Diabetes and Obesity with healthy and delicious foods presented in beautiful gift baskets as a healthier, lighter alternative to traditional gift baskets overloaded with sugary, cholesterol-clogging fatty foods.”

“Customer response was so great that this has now blossomed into www.EnLITEnedGifts.com, a website that offers healthier lifestyle gifting choices through hand-created designer gift baskets that present both nutritional and educational ‘enLITEnment’ to our customers.  I strive hard each and every day to fulfill my vision of being the #1 go-to-site for providing gift baskets for folks who are actively pursuing a healthier lifestyle and for those dealing with serious health issues. I am honored to be an entrepreneur in my golden years.”

Leela is proof that there is reason to bring your heart to the world by getting into a business that helps people and supports your personal cause; she makes her community a happier and healthier place to live because of her personal and professional contributions to it.

Leela is a very active and highly regarded business member of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce. She takes part in the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life in her home town of Tiburon and has been featured in her local Tiburon Newspaper, The Ark.

I am personally inspired to enrich the lives of those around me because of my connection with Leela and I encourage you to get connected with her as well at www.EnLITEnedGifts.com.

-Love, Tony

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18 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Margaret  |  December 8, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Love your site Leela.
    I am not with the chiropractic clinic any longer time to move on.
    Have a wonderful holiday season with you and yours
    Blessings Sister
    Margaret

  • 2. Freda Jackson  |  December 8, 2009 at 3:13 am

    Very nice Leela. Much success to you and your company. What a great example!

  • 3. Christy  |  December 2, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Leela,

    What a wonderful article about your thoughtful and joyous approach to life and business.

    Happy Holidays!

    Christy

  • 4. Marilyn Kessler  |  November 13, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    HI Leela,
    What a nice blog. Thanks for pointing it out. I really enjoyed reading it. Good luck and happy living!
    Marilyn

  • 5. Candace Davenport  |  October 26, 2009 at 12:47 am

    Love this Leela! I think they captured the essence of you. Energic loving!

    Candace

  • 6. Freda Jackson  |  October 20, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Leela is a truely remarkable young lady. She has shared with us her knowledge, passion and energy, and we are blessed. You will enjoy Leela’s products and will want to share them with all of your friends. Nice work Leela!

  • 7. Ganga  |  October 20, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Your baskets and your energy are truly inspirational! Thank you for bringing these delightful, thoughtful gifts into the world.

    love,
    Ganga

  • 8. Sree Raja  |  October 20, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    I am Leela Setty’s cousin sister. I feel so good to read all the blogs, regarding her and her business. I am proud of her. I wish her well and a great success in the business that she is doing to provide healthy food.

  • 9. Neena  |  October 20, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    This is truly inspiring! So many people have been touched by the beautiful baskets that are not only healthy, but made with love and a personal touch!

  • 10. Amber Bowden  |  October 18, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Leela was referred to me by a mutual friend. When I first read Leela’s story and viewed her website; “Enlitened Gifts” I was very intrigued by her creativity, uniqueness and the compassion she shows for people that have been affected by an illness such as Diabetes, Autism and Cancer. I reached out to Leela in the hopes we could form a partnership by linking our two websites. Leela and I had the opportunity to speak and I found her to be a lovely woman that sincerely cares about people. I myself have a unique niche’ where I was also inspired out of a personal experience. I created MedTrakker-A Cancer Medical Organizer for patients to track every aspect of there treatment journey.
    In Health and Gratitude!
    Amber Bowden

  • 11. DM  |  October 16, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Amazing story of creativity and passion to help the world.

  • 12. Charu  |  October 14, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Leela is an exemplary woman! She is so full of positive energy that everyone around her can feel it.

    Good luck!

    Charu

  • 13. Harry  |  October 14, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    To be able to combine service to others with worship and business – what a truly delightful combination! Keep up the great work!

    Harry

  • 14. Dipanjan  |  October 14, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Truly inspiring!

  • 15. John  |  October 14, 2009 at 6:16 am

    What a great idea, and an inspiring story too!

  • 16. Lata  |  October 14, 2009 at 4:51 am

    A beautifully narrated blog, enhanced with a beaming picture to match Leela’s radiant spirit!

    And your timing is perfect–with Halloween just around the corner and Christmas & Channukah not too far behind–to show one’s love with healthier and lighter gift-giving this holiday season.

    Delicious treats that leave you feeling “Lite”!

    Very yummy…

  • 17. beautyculturemag  |  September 29, 2009 at 2:13 am

    I have two kids with Autism. Nice to know there are retailers who are looking to include them (along with others who have special dietary needs) in their demographic.

    Keep up the good work! 🙂

    Bette

    • 18. Leela Setty  |  October 14, 2009 at 12:59 am

      Hi Bette,
      Thanks for your concern and comforting EXPRESSION!

      I really appreciate it very much!

      Please share this information with your Family, Friends, your Autism Support Group and also you think that whoever will be benefited from our Beautiful, Health-Empowering Gift Baskets!

      May God Bless Your Children with Good Health!

      Love, Leela Setty


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