Well-meaning but no, thank you!

“I am really excited about this project”, I chirped as I dunked the French fries in my hand in the pot of ketchup. “What do you think?” I asked as I relished the deliciousness melt in my mouth. Like a little child I waited to be told how proud they were of me at...

The 5 languages of love

  Seeing Valentine’s Day messages and pictures all over the social media prompted me to write this blog post based on some relationship coaching that I have done recently. The two people who came to me for coaching alleged that the other did not care. What turned out...

Pay it forward!

A couple of days ago, I was looking for some specific information that could help me convert a corporate prospect into a client. And so, I did what I normally do in such a situation – I tapped into my network. But unfortunately, nobody in my network had worked with...

Are you a square peg trying to fit into a round hole?

Most of us try and fit in…. that is one of the things about growing up. We try and fit in based on what the authority figures (read parents, teachers etc) in our lives tell us, we try to fit in based on what is accepted socially and culturally, we try to fit in based...

Light at the end of the tunnel

There could be times when ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ sounds like an impossible thing to hope for. The journey has been arduous so far and there seems to be no end to the struggle. How do you keep going when all the odds seem to be against you? I remember being...

Are you all ears?

I have recently been on a mission to work on improving quality of communication for myself as well as my clients.  I have been struck by some common patterns of how communication, especially its listening component, happens. Here are some of my observations that I’d...

Are you an authentic and relevant storyteller?

  “So, what are your top three tips for speaking effectively?” It is a question I get asked frequently and almost everywhere. I have answered this question to friends, to colleagues and to service providers like my cab driver who wanted some quick tips to prepare a...

What flavour is your juice?

YOU CAN ONLY GIVE WHAT IS INSIDE YOU. DR WAYNE DYER, THE FATHER OF MOTIVATION.  I love oranges - so much that I buy them by several dozens at a time. But I looked at an orange as just a delicious fruit to eat until I recently listened to a talk by Dr Wayne Dyer. Here...

Your Mind Is Your Genie!

  Have you ever logged on a search engine and typed a question looking for some information? Let’s say, you are looking for the top 5 superfoods that will improve your health. What is the most likely result that the search engine shows you - The top 5 superfoods that...

Create Your Own Rainbow

  The summer is at its tail end in the beautiful London and I am trying to make the most of it. So is my husband, Abhishek. Therefore, while I write this, I see him dressed up in his gear, armed with safety goggles and all the paraphernalia required to paint the...