Friday, August 29, 2014

Chinmayee Abbey - Your Career Coach

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship?

Well, during my corporate experience, I came across several people- across the board- Freshers, Mid-Level and Senior Executives. My experience somehow always remained similar and that was- Everybody is in a rush.. A rush to get there!

But the unfortunate part is that not many know where that- ‘There’ is? What steps do they need to take to figure out a way to get ‘There’? Hence, they are not even present to their sense of ‘absence’! And I said to myself-

“Someone needs to address this at the fundamental level!” And ‘Change Ur Story’ was conceived!

Needless to say, that a journey is meaningless without friends and people to witness and accompany you through. I have been blessed to have a great family who has been there with me all through with their unbeatable belief in my abilities and they inspire me every day to be, do and give my best!

Q2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here.

Change Ur Story is like a ‘one stop shop’ for anyone who is ready to pursue his/her professional goals that matter most to them. We partner up with our clients and like a sounding board assist them all through their pursuit of professional success- Right from defining their professional goals, discovering the path, strategizing the action plan, taking consistent action towards reaching their goals to presenting self to the outside world to optimize their perceived brand value. All this and more...towards changing their story!

Change Ur Story is a thoughtful reflection and extension of people themselves because we have emerged through them. We don’t claim to know the answers but we empower our clients to find there’s. We encourage them to see themselves through the eyes of the world. We don’t ask them to change but we empower them to change their story through our unique programs and solutions.

We offer Programs to individuals/groups including College students, PSUs and high growth organizations that puts them on to the next orbit- their next growth orbit.

The services we provide currently are-

• Career Coaching

• Interview Coaching

• Resume Writing & Consulting

• LinkedIn Rebranding

Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business?

Honestly speaking we still face challenges

We’ve completed one year of Operations very recently and when a baby is born and he enters into a new world, he is clueless about the surroundings and the people around. Gradually the baby gets acclimatized to what we call as Life and begins to receive the comfort of being held.. Gradually a nice bond is fostered into love, trust, comfort and giving!

Today, when we look back on our journey, it feels magical that a year has gone by amidst all the action, thrill and excitement. Like a new born, we too were clueless about how will we exist in the crowd. .How we will we make ourselves heard amidst all the noise? The only thing we knew was we are here to make a difference.

The journey began and certainly it hasn’t been easy.. There were disappointments and there were doubts. Yet there were learnings.. And beneath all of it...there has been this constant energy and force that keeps reminding us of our purpose- the bigger purpose! Suddenly we witnessed the structures getting created...Some wonderful people came together to create a team and then gradually we got our Force.. The biggest force.. That is YOU- Our Clients!

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business?

As I just mentioned above that we still face challenges. It surely isn’t easy to build a sustainable business.

However, one needs to keep introspecting and question oneself- If all the challenges faced are worth all the hard work, efforts, time, and mindshare? For me personally, whenever I ask myself this question- a big roaring yes is what I hear!

And as we prepare ourselves to conquer the challenges, we don’t forget to enjoy the journey as at the end- it’s truly the journey that matters. Fortunately, for us it’s really getting more and more exciting.

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period?

Well, there was no experiment period per se, since when I started up- I was quite clear that this is it! It’s a matter of doing it and doing it bloody well! And so I did whatever I needed to. However, the journey as I said is getting more exciting, it is evolving and so is our work based on the needs of our market. While the basics are clear, we may try different approaches to best serve our clients!

Q6. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years?

In the next 5-6 years I want to be one of the most sought after Career Coaches in the chosen area. As a company, we want to be perceived as the best in class coaching company globally and empower as many people as we possibly could through our unique solutions that can CHANGE THEIR STORY forever!

Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business?

Well... I still have a long way to go and learn myself but based on my experience thus far, the only suggestion I can share is- do listen to your calling and muster the courage to follow it. Most importantly, believe in yourself even if no one else does, coz only when you believe, you can make others believe in you. Once you start, don’t look back...keep taking smaller consistent actions towards your goals. And as you move along, do remember to spend time with your loved ones, meet friends, eat out once in a while, take holidays when you get tired and above all enjoy the journey. Why? Coz at the end..It is what will matter the most!

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