My passion to help people grow started at a very young age. It was always something I held in my heart and knew it would be my ultimate goal in life. I started my career at 16 as a teacher - by accident! Yes, I literally stumbled upon this lifelong journey. From that teaching experience I felt a sense of satisfaction and happiness that I had never felt before in helping people grow to reach their full potential. Since then, I have made it a priority to stay involved in helping coach people in various walks of life. I have personally coached and worked with several hundred kids, and several thousand adults in the last 25 years as I trained them on self developmental, personal growth principles as well as multiple leadership skills.
AI started my first company called Kshitija Consulting which primarily focused on helping professionals learn and grow to fit into their dream job. I had the pleasure of training over 100 people on resume building, interview techniques, cultural intelligence and leadership skills.
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At the age of 21, my passion for teaching led me into 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 which lead me to personally train over 5000 management personnel and advisors in a span of 5 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 regional 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 this vision I had for coaching. I started Inside the Diverse Mind in 2019 to continue doing what feels most fulfilling to me - helping people find themselves.
This program I have designed has byfar been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and I can't wait to guide each and every fearless entrepreneurs, ambitious corporate leaders, and social warriors to exceeding their own expectations.