About the Company
One Life Academy, is an ex-Microsoftian venture, a leading Coaching & Training company. We are on a mission to help, individuals, leaders and startups around Professional Development, leveraging Project Management methodology and specializing in Smarter Implementation Systems. We train students, executives and entrepreneurs through training deliveries and workshops around Professional Development, Image Management, Project Management and we specialize in MBTI, Life Skills for 21st century and bringing behavioral changes in organisations around Ownership and Accountability.
Reach us for your People and Business/Project Management related solutions through Coaching and Training.
What was the first moment when you thought to start a Business?
Hmmm , if you ask me about first moment. It was unimaginable as it was like landing on an unknown planet from the world of employment. Happiness of newness, opportunity to Xplore, feeling of freedom mixed with anxiety, uncertainty and void.
Every business has a up/down moment. Do you want to share anything special with us?
As I did my homework well, I was prepared for the down moments and had my life partner too. As a Project Management Professional, it was like key stake holder buy-in. Chaos is the raw material and thinking through are the tools and time/money are resources, which helped me to try multiple things and narrow down to what I am doing now. Point I wish to share with you is, if there is no chaos ,initially it is dangerous in long run.
What is your core product or service?
As an employee, CTC stands for Cost to Company and I aligned my profession / business around CTC, however it is Coaching, Training and Consulting. I am monetizing on my Strengths, my Education and my Experience around 2 key domains, viz., People Management and Project Management. As an Internationally certified Performance Coach from Gallups, I coach entrepreneurs, co-founders and leaders. I love seeing transformational changes in people, personally and professionally and will do whatever it takes to see my clients are successful. I love being on stage, thus conduct open workshops (our signature program is, www.SureSuccessIntensive.com, I do speak to students and help them around career decision.
What is the most exciting thing related with your business?
We are into positive change and it’s exhilarating to see students, clients coming back with bouquets of appreciations. StartUps are welcoming us and our services as they give 2X, 5X returns for their investments. Most eXciting thing is I started One Life Academy and started providing coaching and training services in 2013, quitting Microsoft Corporation and now I see Bollywood movies showcasing power of coaching, like Dhangal, Dear Zindagi, which is very encouraging. For that matter, lots of International Speakers are exploring opportunities in India now. This reinforces that India is ready for getting coached and willing to get trained.
What is your Roadmap and Goal for upcoming years?
The 3 priorities at One Life Academy for coming year(s) are
- Our Signature Program, “Sure Success Intensive” and we would like to serve 150 Entrepreneurs definite success and succeed for sure with 80% success rate.
- Launch our 12 months long, entrepreneurship development program, “Excellence in Execution” and help 25 ambitious and passionate entrepreneurs participate in our 365-day challenge.
- Launch of new startup around, Online trainings platform around Professional Development, Image Management and Project Management.
Who is your mentor or role model?
My mentor and guru who inspired me to the core in life is Jim Rohn.
What is the definition of success for you? How do you see yourself?
Knowing self, knowing your passion and living life of passion is success, as far as I am concerned. Else there is no satisfaction which comes with success. REAL Success is holistic and it’s right balance of achievement around 5 aspects., viz., Health, Wealth, Career, Relationship and Spirituality.
What are your views on competitors?
It’s good to have competitors, they make you burn the mid night oil. Personally, I ensure that the distance between us at One Life Academy and others is too long to measure. This helps be on toes and do your best every time.
Biggest risk you have ever taken?
Quitting plush, high paying cozy job, a dream job for many. Quitting Microsoft Corporation with depending family at home.
Have you ever done anything unethical?
Great question, I could have done out of ignorance, however I am a great learner and learn from past mistakes and believe in, ‘Karma Balance principles’.
What do you think about your company culture?
Help Helps…..Help Clients, Help Colleagues, Help Team, Help People around at home, at workplace and help helps !
Do you want to suggest any books to others for reading?
- The richest man in Babylon
- Rich Dad Poor Dad
- Awaken the Giant within
- Think and grow rich!
- Stay tuned for Xcellence in Xecution..LoL
Any other suggestions or tips?
This is a great initiative and Iove the idea and hats off!