Today, we have Sanjukta Khaund with us, who is a Transformational Life Coach – a certified NLP Master practitioner & an ICF Accredited Erickson International Certified Coach.
1. Please tell us something about yourself.
I specialize in personal growth, professional development, relationship, parenting & life transition coaching. I am a collaborative, solution-focused Life Coach. Through this approach, I provide tools and practical feedback to help clients build on their strengths and navigate their way through life’s challenges. This helps them to attain the goals that they are committed to achieving.
I exemplify my core values of authenticity, empathy, loyalty, contribution, and generosity in every aspect of my life. I am also an education activist and collaborate with various NGOs that work in the sphere of education. I also provide pro-bono coaching services to economically disadvantaged children and women.
I have received my MBA in human resources from ISBM. I have been happily married for ten years and have a nine-year-old daughter. I am a travel enthusiast and have visited nearly 20 countries to date. I also enjoy reading, meditation, and soulful music
2. How did you get into what you do right now? Please tell us more about your journey.
Prior to this, I had nearly a dozen years of experience in Training, People management & Business Development across various industries such as hospitality, ITES & wellness retail. I was pretty successful at what I was doing, but I always had this sense of discontent. It was as if there was a void. But, I was constantly working & with a daughter, husband, and a family to manage, I had no time to dwell upon the reason for this dissatisfaction at work.
I am an empath. Since my early years, I received the greatest pleasure from being able to help people solve their problems – whether it was a friend, family, neighbor, or colleague.
We moved cities in 2014 after which, I took a sabbatical of sorts & during this time, I rediscovered myself. I worked with various NGOs with children, young adults, and women, and while working with them to empower them with the skills and mindset to thrive in their lives, I realized that I really felt fulfilled.
I continued with my volunteer work. Also, I started pursuing my MBA in HR. After completing my MBA, I restarted my work in a training & development organization. It was during this time that I was introduced to the awe-inspiring world of the power of the human mind, and I realized that this was my true calling.
After recognizing my highest potential, I knew I had to make a change or risk losing having lived a full life. I then resigned from my position at the organization and started my training to be a ‘coach.’ Rest, as they say is history.
3. Who are your role models?
I have been deeply influenced by the life & works of Victor E. Frankl, Milton H Erickson & James Allen.
4. What motivates you?
The fact that coaching enables me to work in alignment with my core values. And that I can help people to realize their highest potential & thrive, motivates me on a daily basis.
5. What keeps you going when things get tough?
As quoted by Nietzsche, “He who has a ‘why’ to live, can bear almost any ‘how.’”
No matter, how difficult a situation is, a human being can endure & overcome it, as long as they have a goal or a purpose.
In times of adversity, “My life’s purpose – my family & my work” keeps me going.
6. Any message for our readers.
It’s actually all in our minds. We have the capacity to drastically change our reality on the outside; by making a few changes in our thought patterns and behavior on the inside.
So, whether you are a teenager, looking for support to thrive during your developmental transition; a college student looking to improve your social life or your career prospects, a professional looking for advancement within your career, or a parent trying to raise kids or balance work & life – have comfort in the knowledge that you can take charge of your life by taking charge of your mind.
7. How can people connect with you?
I can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.