Rachna SharmaFounder & MD at The Rachna Sharma & Company Published On: Saturday, March 19, 2016 Views 3007
"Be Resilient, learn from your life. You life story has a key to your leadership success."
Rachna has vast experience in luxury hospitality spanning 14 years. She has always been of the view that her place in society lies in helping people find their purpose in life. This was the sole reason why at the age of 25, she decided to explore some other avenues. What is interesting aspect about her is that she took this decision with no hand holding, mentorship, knowledge & advice.
She is a bachelor of hotel management and has undergone a program for leadership development from Harvard business School. She came into the limelight of entrepreneurship with her venture Rachna Sharma and Company. As a Life Strategist, Speaker and a Philanthropist Rachna Sharma pride in being a passion-preneur who envisioned and founded Vision 2021 – One Million Youth for Peace.
Please provide a brief overview of your product/service.
The Rachna Sharma & Company has identified the opportunity gap in India in self-development / improvement Industry. India being the youngest country is going to go through a transition – from need-based on self-development / awakening.
Our products and services are focused on improving the lives of people through soulful leadership & integrated life.
- Life Strategy
These signature products are called “Integrated Life” & “Soulful Leadership” and have a three step process in private life / strategy.
- Event / Workshop Products
To ensure scale to create larger impact we also organize activities/workshops and events and provide services that inspire vision, create understanding and facilitate change and support development of responsible leadership and global citizenship
- Leadership Matrix
A unique platform to engage young and bright minds in innovative / creative pursuits to fulfill their purpose in life. The matrix fuels the personal social and economic development through resourceful incubators mentors advisors and investors.
- Vision 2021 – One million youth for peace.
As one of our initiative to impact the lowly peace index of India, vision 2021 is an educational and humanitarian movement engaged in initiatives raising awareness about peace and purpose amongst youth through various platforms.
What inspired you to build the above product/ service?
My life Story. The need of a professional life mentor, inspiration, storytelling, motivation & hope. I wanted to create tangible measurable impact in people’s lives.
What is your life mantra?
Do the impossible and live with it.
What was the most challenging part of your journey till now?
Finding my purpose
How did you overcome those challenges?
Through self-awareness … finding my true passion, understanding my core values, motivations, strengths and finding a sweet spot to operate with a larger vision for this world.
Share some details about the investments that you have been able to fetch for the business till now.
Self-funded so far. Our intent is to raise a few million dollars this year to scale our model.
How do you protect yourself from the problem of Brain Drain?
To create a culture which is high impact engagements & dialogues.
According to you, what are the three qualities an individual must have to achieve success?
Resilient force, humility, and self-awareness.
Which online tools/ services/ apps do you use the most and would like to recommend as well?
I read voraciously about new research in human brain, psychology, and authentic leadership. Biographies of great leaders & literature in ancient wisdom.
Share any one habit which you think makes you more productive.
My 7-hour sleep if not at a stretch then naps it up. Will not swop it for anyone.
Share any one habit which you wish to change in yourself.
Shooting Star – I do not stop when I am in the midst of the action. Sometimes I drain myself – and do not focus on physical fitness at all.
Answer in less than 50 words
- One tip to success:
Be Resilient learn from your life. You life story has a key to your leadership success.
- One mistake you believe every individual must avoid:
UM… there are no mistakes, Just learnings.
- One most important lesson that you have learned until now:
Be Humble and empower people.
What are your plans for next 3 years?
To scale my business and create multi-fold social impact globally. Galvanize the youth for Purpose and Peace.
If you get a chance to start your career again what would you do differently this time?
Nothing – my story has been very powerful to get me where I am today.
What are your top three getaway destinations?
Good question !! Now we are talking some fun stuff. Anything that is close to nature, spiritual and Buzzing with vibrant energy.
Share a quote that inspires you the most.
“To Discover One Has To Exlore.”