I got interested in coaching many years ago as a mother to my young son. I was keenly aware of my responsibility to help him discover and optimize his natural talents in a fulfilling way. And I needed help!
I have since sought guidance from friends, family, books, Ted talks, sports coaches and animal trainers to understand what works, from ancient times to the present.
Coaching Circa 3076 BCE
A fine example is how Krishna coaches Arjuna in the ancient Indian epic, 'The Mahabharata'.
In my work as a coach, I have noticed the important influence of role models in shaping people’s lives, including their work ethic. Parents are usually the key role models, or it could be a favorite teacher, uncle or a grandmother.
Role models influence our attitude towards work, what values we hold dear, how we make decisions, or resolve conflict. I also observed, that people are unconsciously and powerfully influenced by their role models, often more than expert advice from other sources.
Neelambika Kasad is a journalist, philosopher and poet with over a decade of experience in journalism, business communication and academics. She is passionate about her many interests including philosophy, personal finance, media, holistic therapies, quantum healing and writing occasional poetry.....and of course, her family, friends and the community.
Neelambika has worked as Features-Editor at The Financial Express (Mumbai) and taught Philosophy to graduate students at the KJ Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce in Mumbai. She also taught Business Journalism at the Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune. She holds a Post Graduate degree in Philosophy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication and Journalism, both from the University of Bombay. She is a qualified Pranic and Reiki healer. Neelambika recently moved from Reading, United Kingdom to Cupertino, California, where she lives with her son and husband.
Neelambika Kasad, works internationally as a Personal Life Coach to empower people to achieve personal and professional breakthroughs to help them enjoy their lives to the fullest!