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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Natasha Advani - Internationally certified Trainer and Coach

Q1. How did my Career journey start?What inspired you to start business/entrepreneurship?

When I was 7 years old I lost my Mom of cancer .I used to feel very low and was an introvert.

I guess I was too young to understand that that life is immortal we never die and it’s just the body dies.

Life went on as usual school college and then working also I had lot many problems people are there just to put you down and also . I lost someone recently very close of cancer again. I had gone through a turmoil personally and professionally then someone told me just attend a workshop maybe u will feel better.

That workshop had certain techniques that’s the first time I experienced my journey within I felt as if a lot of emotional baggage of the past I was carrying was removed. I felt peace of mind after so many years.I wanted to explore more with the techniques.

I realized finally happiness is within and you have to be happy first with yourself.

From that day I decided i will learn various techniques to make people happy through my workshop help them overcome their problems issues health business.

Q2. Kindly share some information about your business, products and services here.

I’am Natasha Advani Internationally certified Trainer and Coach. I am an NLP Practitioner, Access bar facilitator, Access body processor. It is important for me that my participants explore various techniques and indulge in their journey within and be high on energy.

It is important to be balanced in mind body soul .

For this we conduct various experimental activities due to which we explore their inner thoughts and evolve on their own .We create an awareness level to the participants as ensure that they learn from each other and make them also realize nothing is impossible they can overcome and discover their own weaknesses and improvise on them by certain tools and techniques given to them.

Inner techniques and experimental learning being my expertise and saying any form of mantra that stops negativity of the mind  (since childhood my interest has been in it )We offer dedicated seminars Access bars, Communication, time management and many more.

We ensure giving simple examples of sports, psychology, spiritual quotes how they can improve their life.

Our workshop Mission is to THINK EXTRAORDINARY and Achieve the Impossible .

Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting and doing business?

The biggest challenge I face was to convince people around me my family members.

It was a challenge to take the first step over as a salaried person there is a constant income In business its different . Also I had lost someone very close to me of cancer.

Both personally and professionally I was devastated as it was a big decision to make. There was a lot of struggle from within with what I was doing what my heart wanted to do?It was a fight between what I was doing (mind) and what I wanted to do (heart)  But once I took a decision there was no looking back No one really supported me as I had found the strength through my mantras and meditation and belief in myself.

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business.

When I started I got immediate assignments as a Trainer I got good feedback for my work.
But assignment were not on regular basis .I was not ready to work for peanuts .As I wanted to become a billionaire you have to be paid what you are worth  and I knew my work was awesome I had to paid  accordingly to what I deliver.

Also emotionally I was very broken from inside I started listening lot of audios from various trainer and also did meditations and inner work to cope with it .I also did various kinds of Meditations dance meditation natraj. I realized mediation is being in present not thinking of the present or future Meditation can also be what you like it could be painting, dancing, reading.

I found a lot of peace within myself. I realized if I can overcome such a turmoil in my life I realized I wanted to help other people overcome their problems and issues  by using my tools and techniques.

Then I prepared modules attended various training programs how to deliver my training in a simple and fun way in which people could understand and apply in their life.

Then I also started learning the Art of facilitation where I realized experimental learning people learn a lot more than training and started putting that in my workshops.This is changed my delivery style and I started getting more workshops.

After this entire experience of self introspection I used my network to get me some training appointments by the grace of god and the person who has passed away who I was so close to I am sure his blessings have also helped me to get more work.

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after discovery period?

Once I discovered my USP my facilitation,Access bars few inner techniques the journey was then easy for me.I used my network to get me introduced to companies and their companies and L&D Department “I Practice SGI sensei says a change in a single individual can change the destiny of mankind. A girl who felt so helpless void in her life literally felt life had come to an end for me after losing 2 of the closest people in my life has come back in full force and will help as many people as possible thorough my workshops coaching .

I also got rejected by Corporate companies before I started regular work but didn’t get disheartened as whenever i am faced with a challenging situation in my life I just look back my life and say Natasha you have overcome so much pain this is nothing and I give myself a boost and get back with fresh determination.

Many people told me to get back to a job its better its constant income and I said nope determine to be the best trainer in the World and help people that was my determination.

Q6. What are your future plan  plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years.

I visualize my self global speaker next 2 years.

Q7. How would you advice suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start sustain in business?

Introspect, plan execute, perseverance, consistency, ethics, dream, hardwork, humility, determination, desire, passion.

And belief that everyone will be successful

Q8. Linkedln profile url Link – https://www.linkedin.com/in/advaninatasha

Q9. Facebook profile URL Link http://www.facebook.com/natashaadvanilifecoach

Q10. Twitter profile URL LINK http://twitter.com@NatashaAdvani

Q11. Personal blog url www.natashaadvani.co.in


Q12. Company website www.natashaadvani.com


Dr. Shweta Singh - Professional in Nutrition and Fitness

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship? 

As a child I was always into exercise so being fit was an essential part of my life, but the inspiration behind making this passion into a full fledged career was the misinformation that people were being given through the internet or other sources and that people were going to extreme lengths just to lose some weight. They needed to be educated on the Science of Nutrition and Exercise.

Q2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here. 

As a professional in Nutrition and Fitness I do Diet and Fitness consultation. I also hold awareness workshops and Mass Consultation on Nutrition and Fitness. I also write a blog on Nutrition and Exercise.

Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business? 

The challenges that I faced initially in starting up my venture was that people were so used to following fads that it was difficult to convince them to eat normal foods ( ghar ka khana as we call it).Secondly there were already so many ‘Dieticians’ available in the market who promised certain kilos of weight loss, but as time passed and people understood my philosophy on Fitness, I started getting loyal clients and from there it was only and uphill journey.

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business? 

My Discovery period. I was consulting a friend who wanted to lose weight and fortunately had faith in me and my knowledge. She and her near and dear ones started seeing changes in her health and appearance in a very short time and were very happy with what they saw.

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period? 

Once I discovered my calling I started giving health tips in the form of Eye openers so that people saw my knowledge. I started small consultations free of cost to friends. Once they started seeing a difference they recommended my name to others also.

Q6. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years? 

In the next 5 years I want to be known as the Brand Ambassador for Health. My organisation should will be actively involved in health and fitness awareness and helping people. I envisage a healthier and fitter India and will work towards getting people back to their roots atleast as far as food is concerned. We will be having Nutrition and Fitness centres even in small cities of India.

Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business? 

For new entrepreneurs I would suggest that if it’s your passion then please don’t leave it. It may take some time but will be worth the effort. Don’t hesitate to give some service or consultation free of cost. It pays off in the end. And most of all, your faith in your product/service is of utmost importance.

Q8. LinkedIn profile URL link 

Q9. Facebook profile URL link https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007869540331 

Q10 Twitter profile URL link 

Q11. Personal blog URL link http://shwetasinghonwellness.blogspot.in 

Q12. Company website & Company blog URL link

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Falguni Shah - Entrepreneur from Mumbai, India

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship?

Ans: As a child I was a very shy person. Did BSc in Microbiology & then DMLT ( pathology ).
But didn't work after completing internship in Nanavati Hospital.

Always had in mind to start something of my own, & then came an opportunity of looking into my husband's & brother's financial investments.

That was a turn around for me & started learning & liking it. That's how the seeds were sown.

Also the cause of environment is very  dear to me. Together with my husband , we have planted close to 4000 trees. Lots of people expressed their wish to join this noble cause.

Therefore we started a no- profit organization : www.wishatree.org 

This is led by a team of dedicated individuals from diverse fields -       a CA, a Pharma MBA, an Actuary, a Pharma entrepreneur & myself.

It's been less than a year & we have got phenomenal response from like minded people - Indians around the world.



Q2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here.

Ans. Me being a financial advisor run a firm of Goal , risk & need based financial portfolio making & reviewing ,by the name  FuSec Asset Management Co.

We suggest our clients on different  available avenues of investment according to their needs & risk taking appetite.

The products range from Life insurance, Medical insurance, General insurance, Bonds, Company Fixed deposits, Mutual Funds, Loans, Tax Consulting , Property advice, Will making etc.

Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business?

Ans. Remember, I am from a medical field. Completely different from what I am doing now. Initially it was a complete hands on experience with lots of inputs from my hubby n brother as both of them being from commerce field. I became more hungry and wanted to learn more in depth about the intricacies of wealth management. Many courses and exams later I jumped into this noble profession of wealth creation.

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business?

Ans. Initially it was just convincing, convincing and convincing. There are many misconceptions associated with wealth creation and that is so ingrained that it was difficult to explain investors correct method of wealth creation. Mind you, Earning is easy, creating wealth and growing financially is more difficult.

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period?

Ans. For me the reward was, the result my clients could see exponential growth in their invested money and how the investment was well spread to secure their future financial needs. So earning their trust and word of mouth publicity helped me reach more families, now my clients.

Q6. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years?

Ans. We envisage to make use of all the available technology to enable our clients to make well informed and wise investments. This includes constantly updating investment portfolios digitally, web based / app based investments thereby avoiding paper work hassles. At a click of a button the necessary investment is made.

Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business?

Ans. There is absolutely no alternative to hard work. Understanding investors financial needs. Goal settings. Self up-gradation , understanding rules governing this field and being tech savvy.

Q8. LinkedIn profile URL link - https://in.linkedin.com/in/falguni-shah-9b569639

Q9. Facebook profile URL link - https://m.facebook.com/FuSec-Asset-Management-Co-1569596093361317/

Q10. Twitter profile link- 

Q11. Personal Blog link - 

Q12. Company website & Company blog URL link - www.fusec.co.in

Rishi Nanda - #Mythologist & Facilitator from #Mumbai, India

Q1    How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship?

After the birth of my daughter I started playing Bhagwad Geeta daily to her and I started listening to it too. My mind got lot of peace, and I realised I need to discover myself.

What am I supposed to do? Is the question I asked myself day in and day out, I started spending time with myself everyday and then one fine day I realised this is my calling, this is the purpose of my life and I took the plunge.

Q2    Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here.

I am a Mythologist and a Facilitator, it is important for me that my participants explore and evolve on the topic we discuss or conduct a workshop on.

For this we conduct personality assessments using psychometric tools (I am a certified MBTI practitioner), execute various facilitating tools (Member of IAF) and experiential activities due to which one will explore their inner thoughts and evolve on their own, we create a knowledge bank amongst the participants and ensure we all learn from each other.

Mythology being my expertise (since childhood my interest has been in it) we offer dedicated seminars on “Gyan ka Mahasagar – Secrets of Mythology”.

We ensure we give simple examples from day to day life, sports, mythology, psychology, politics, etc… which ensures our participants relate it to their life and explore options w.r.t. how they can improve from where they are?

Our workshop mission is to ensure our PARTICIPANTS THINK BIG and identify their potential.
In our HOT SEAT workshops we ensure the participants not only THINK BIG but also CHASE THEIR PLAN.

We have a network of excellent trainers and we can cater to large corporate requirements. 

Q3    What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business?

The biggest challenge I faced was to convince people around me in MY VISION. It was a challenge to take the first step as there was lot of things to be considered before quitting my high paying job. I had an internal struggle (read emotions) for 2 years (2012 - 2014), it was a fight between what I am doing (mind) v/s what I want to do (heart). But once I took the decision then there was no looking back. Mehak, my wife was and is my biggest strength, as she believes more than me in my vision.

Q4    Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business?

When I started I got immediate assignments as a Trainer, and I got good feedback for my work. But assignments were not there on regular basis and I was not interested in the ones that were offered to me. I was not ready to work for peanuts, I was advised if you want to earn a million a day ensure you are worth it. At this junction I was clueless.

At this stage of my life I started listening to Bhagwad Geeta daily due to which my mind got some peace and then I realised I need to discover myself.

Following this I made a 6 hours presentation to some of my friends and videotaped it and then converted that presentation into small videos and asked my relatives and friends (via various social media platforms) to let me know where I need to improve (basically criticize me) and after this exercise I understood what are my area of improvements and my strengths.

Then for one year (2014-2015) I did not take up any assignments and I started learning the art of facilitation and over a period of time changed my entire delivery style from a TRAINER to a FACILITATOR, sharpened my USP i.e. Mythology and designed 27 workshops.

After this entire experience of self introspection I used my network to get me some appointments and then grace of god everyday has been a better day.

Q5    Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period?

Once I discovered my USP and my facilitation style, the road became easy, I used my network to get me introduced to their companies L&D department. Steve Jobs said, “If you want to know who your real friends are start a business and ask for help”, I think I am blessed with some wonderful friends who went out of their way to get me those appointments.

I got rejected by few corporate managers before I started getting regular work; those rejections were my biggest learning. I learned from each rejection and bettered myself. I used to analysis what I said wrong and right. Self introspection was the key.

Many told me it is not what I should focus on and get back to a job, but I kept talking to myself day in and day out with all positive thoughts, for the first time in my life I was clear in my mind w.r.t. WHAT I WANT. I believe this is my mission of life and god is testing me and whatever happens I need to pass this test. If not today, I will achieve my dream tomorrow. I was aware I will get my chance and I need to make that count.

In 2015 I formed Nibhish Consultancy, and I got my chance after 3 years and then with grace of god all my clients and participants appreciate my work. For me my every workshop is the first and last workshop so I give my 100%.

Q6    What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years?

I visualize myself as a GLOBAL speaker in next 5 years.

Q7    How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business?

Plan, Execute, Perseverance, Consistency, Patience, Ethics, Dream, Hard Work, Humility And Above All Desire, Passion And Belief To Succeed Will Ensure Any Person Succeeds.

Q8 LinkedIn profile URL link - https://www.linkedin.com/company/nibhish-consultancy


Q10 Twitter profile URL link - https://twitter.com/consultnibhish 

Q11 Personal blog URL link - www.rishinanda.co.in    


Q12 Company website - www.nibhish.com

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Parineeta Mehra - Transformation Coach and Facilitator from Mumbai, India

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship?

That's an interesting question. A forced sabbatical made me consider taking a break from my 20 years working career. Whilst on the break, i had a chance to explore the world of Coaching & Facilitation and thus began my journey. Whilst thinking about it - I had a 'Aha moment' and then I was ready to go. Once my mind was made up, there was no looking back. We currently have few chosen clients but our vision is to have a least 35 paid clients by the year end/early next year. 


Q2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here.


We are in the space of Coaching and Facilitation that is all about discovering your true potential.from inside out by exploring the why and then coming to the what.We follow the Simon Sinek model (For more about our range of Coaching and Facilitation Product & Services, pl visit our website: www.lookbeyond.co. We also offer bundled products and customised service packages as desired by the Client.). To succeed in this, one has to be brave, take risks,arrange and use internal & external resources, delve into different techniques and understand the mind which is different for all, and only then can one solve the coachee/business challenge and help deal with it successfully.
 
 

Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business?

Like all niche businesses, we faced a challenge of getting clients on board as even though they had seen us work independently (in other companies when employed), it was not easy to get them to sign up initially. We have seen the shift in attitude and are now rolling. Any new venture takes time and the field we are in is very nascent in India. We are confident that we will do well. References are helping us expand our reach.
 
Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business?


It takes some grit to hang on, especially when the going is tough. I owe our breakthrough to my family & friends who continued to support me to stay on the path chosen and not look back. In fact, one of my mentors said :" If you truly want to succeed, act like there's no back door for you and hang on be persistent and you will eventually succeed."  That's worked for me!! One more thing be open to change..We realized that in today's era e -presence is crucial to growth so we went ahead and invested (put our earnings back into the business expansion) in a website that is of quality and speaks volumes whilst following less is more when showcasing. Learn to earn..is what the discovery period taught us. 


Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period?


Post discovery, it was all about design and implementation that we got cracking with. We are still working and reinventing as we go along..all I can say.. I realized : Miles to go , before i sleep." One step at a time, as we continue to connect, collaborate and co exist as a universe with an aim to make a difference through our work.

Q6. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years?


Look Beyond and Parineeta Mehra should be a global name in  next five years. We wish to become a Pvt Ltd company with a venture capitalist looking to fund us so we can do all that we aspire for and have chalked out as our five year plan.  We want to positively impact as many people worldwide as possible beginning with India and build a diverse global community of individuals who are co-creators of their life and willing to partner up to spread the good work across boundaries.We are looking Beyond.

Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business?


We have packages for them that they can use to jumpstart their business. Look Beyond is tied up with some senior Coaches and Facilitators as Consultants who partner up for guiding them when needed( We are in the process of updating our website with their profiles. In the meantime, we can share details offline).  Other than that , my personal advice is:


Goa-(am fond of acronyms)

Go 
Out
Assertively!!

I.e Have faith in your vision and have a strong will power/resolution to succeed.  Do not give up mid way/until you have tried out all possible options and explored them fully. it takes the 3 D's to succeed: i. Diagnosis/Discovery of why (this business) how. what (is yr differentiating quotient)ii.Determination of moving on as envisioned  iii. Discernment/Deduction of road ahead (understanding/incorporating course corrections, and then drawing up a plan).


Q8. LinkedIn profile URL link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/parineeta-mehra-506b5b10


Q9. Facebook profile URL link: https://www.facebook.com/Look-Beyond-1656374641304306/?fref=ts


Q10 Twitter profile URL link: 
https://twitter.com/Mehraparineeta 

Q11. Personal blog URL link: parineetamehra.co.in  


Q12. Company website & Company blog URL link: www.lookbeyond.co