Uma S. Devireddy

About Me 

My passion to help people grow started at a very young age. It was always something I held in my heart and I knew early on that it would be one of my ultimate goals in life. I started my career at 16 as a teacher - by accident! Yes, I literally stumbled upon this lifelong journey. At that moment, I felt a sense of satisfaction and happiness that I had never felt. I wanted to help people grow to reach their full potential. Since then, I have made it a priority to stay involved in coaching people from various walks of life. I have personally worked with hundreds of kids, and thousands of adults in the last 25 years as I trained them on self-development, personal growth principles as well as leadership skills. 

 

Years later, I started my first company (Kshitija Consulting) which primarily focused on helping professionals learn and grow to find and fit themselves properly into their dream jobs. I had the pleasure of coaching over 500 people in a span of 12 months on resume building, interview techniques, cultural intelligence, leadership and personal development skills. My passion for teaching eventually landed me in the heart of the corporate world. I accepted a role of Regional Training and Development Lead for a Fortune 500 Life Insurance company and headed a team of trainers, management personnel and insurance advisors. This leads me to personally train over 5000 management personnel and advisors in a span of five years. I was honored as the youngest and most successful trainer in the company based on the quantitative success of my trainees.

To further expand my virtual reach through this position, I was given a regional talk show called "Coffee with Uma" to help sales managers and trainers engage more closely and continue to cultivate their skills to enhance professional performance.  I have always held this phase of my career as one that I will cherish forever. This opportunity gave me the ability to envision myself coaching for a living. It was where I decided I would never stop helping people who want to learn and grow themselves into the person they've always wanted to be. From then on, I have navigated my way through various corporate ladders but never lost sight of the love and vision I had for coaching. 

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  • Master of Business Administration - MBA - Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies

  • Certified Image Consultant - Conselle Institute of Image Management

  • Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Practitioner - Academy of Modern Applied Psychology

  • Diploma in Modern Applied Psychology - Academy of Modern Applied Psychology

  • Certified Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coach

  • Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health MSc - King's College London (Graduating June 2022)

My Inside the Diverse MIND Journey

In 2018, I went through a major life-changing spinal surgery that introduced me to a new perspective of Mental Health.  I expanded my vision and love beyond coaching into the Mental Health arena.  I started Inside the Diverse Mind in 2019 to expand my vision and continue doing what feels most fulfilling to me - helping people find themselves. 

 

Inside the Diverse MIND is by far one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I can't wait to guide each and every fearless entrepreneur, ambitious corporate leaders, social warriors, and our next-generation leaders to exceed their own expectations through various programs, events and coaching sessions offered through Inside the Diverse MIND.