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Released on: July 18th, 2023


Shravan Shetty
Career Coach
Leadership Trainer
Growth Consultant

Talk us through your background and your journey as an individual and entrepreneur. Tell us about your different ventures.
I was seventeen years old when I faced a huge academic setback. This resulted in me needing to travel every day to a new college which was around 100 kms by bus each day to and fro. This resulted in self- analysis and reading books beyond my age and comprehension and that elevated my thinking and my understanding of the world. I began with small books by swami Vivekananda to reading the complete works of swami Vivekananda. Dale Carnegie, Napoleon Hill , Stephen Covey and Dr Wayne Dyer became strong influences. This shift moved me away from a destined career in science and Dentistry. My focus shifted to a business & people management career with an internship of sorts at the age of 18 being involved in a Dental Conference on the PR side.

This is the first time I saw a leadership trainer and coach organizing a set of team building and leadership games An additional catalyst as well as the experience working in my Dads dental clinic as a receptionist for two hours every day in my early 20s. The undergraduate years in a business management course led me to organize and participate in management fest and competitions as well. This was a phase where I lapped up books on business management from business biographies to management best practices. My career with Greycaps India Pvt Ltd and Accord Consultants Pvt Ltd as well as A MBA from Ohio University were pivotal in transition to consulting , training and coaching giving me deep and wide access to work with diverse organizations across sectors Part time jobs in my summer vacations with Wings and United Technologies Provided me with a immersion into sales and marketing giving me the opportunity to understand the world of work. Internships across my UG & PG in the Fruit Beverages Industry , HR Consulting , IT services , Retailing Industry , Travel e-commerce sector as well as the social sector gave me a deep and wide sense of various industry and customer dynamics I have been involved in multiple in different roles in entrepreneurship ventures. I have immersed myself over two decades as a solopreneur, Co- Founder in two ventures as well as being an investor and advisor in several other ventures. These ventures have been in the social sector, hospitality industry, corporate training, Outdoor recreation & training, philanthropy , event management and investment advisory firms to mention a few. The business entities include LLP’s , Private Limited companies and serving as Founding trustee in a social sector organization My current solopreneur venture “Consult Shravan” & “Shravan Shetty” has evolved over the past two decades focused on helping organizations and individuals have an incremental awareness on their strengths and leveraging it for Learning Productivity and Growth.

If you had to start over would you choose a corporate career or being an entrepreneur and why?

I would have continued to work for a longer duration in corporate prior to turning entrepreneur. I was an accidental entrepreneur turning to a freelance career as a consultant, trainer and coach building my solo venture at the age of 30. I turned entrepreneur / freelance consultant to support my parents as my father was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Freelance / solopreneur career was the best way to prioritize attention , time and energy to help my Parents as they battled this crisis for close to Years. I would have intentionally turned entrepreneur probably by choice at the age of 40 / 45 years instead of at 30 years of age. I of course have no regrets . As its said “when life throws lemons at you: you make lemonade “ I would have preferred to be an “Intentional” Entrepreneur instead of being an “Accidental” entrepreneur.

What is the hardest challenge you faced in your career and how did you turn it into an opportunity?
I consider myself as a lifelong student at the “University of hard knocks” Diverse setbacks since my teenage years facing academic failure at various phases of my life ,Life threatening phases of health / financial distress with Parents Health , multiple entrepreneurship failures has made me believe my life force spirit is that of a “ Phoenix “ Career Wise, there have been several situations across organizations and projects that has required me to Unthink , Unlearn and rethink and reskill myself as I have worked across organizations be it with Fortune 500 organizations or Organizations such as the United Nations or top educational institutions across India and Globally as well. Every FAIL has been a Frequent Attempt in Learning, Every Setback a opportunity to go internal and reinvent myself. I believe in what my Mentor , Mr Giri Balasubramaniam has shared as advice … We need to “Script our Future” as we “Manage our Present” and consistently let go of “What is in the Past” that holds us back

Tell us about the uniqueness of your brand ?
My work as a career coach, consultant, trainer and motivational speaker is all about focusing on the client’s needs and providing a personable & memorable experience . I am focused on leadership programs, career coaching, employability skills impacting career readiness / Success Profiling enhancement

Tell us about your social initiatives?
My community work has me working pro bono with several institutions I currently serve on the School development advisory committee for two affordable private schools. Have contributed / am contributing in a capacity building consulting roles with organizations working across UN Sustainable development Goals. Have contributed to the UNicef “Yuwaah program , UNDP Sach Honge Sapne , Youth Co –labs , SAP UNDP Project Code Unnati amongst other programs in diverse capacities . I have been involved with capacity building of NGOs as well as providing young people from disadvantaged backgrounds career awareness programs as well as providing inputs setting up internal career development and management centers

What is your business success mantra that you have embraced as you sought to establish your success story?
My approach is centered around the holistic cycle of self- development of Individuals and organizations based on work that I have done across two decades SOCH – “Think” – Change your thinking to acquire
GYAN – “Applied Knowledge” – When you change your thoughts and focus on knowledge acquisition with a focus, we do
KARMA- “Our Destined work” that unleashes
TEJAS – “Our potential” in us as individuals and organizations
ASTITVA – “reinventing identity “ The moment we change our thoughts about ourselves, we can influence through the above cycle we can with niche clarity on evolving ourselves and the organizations we lead

One special Quote/message for all communities/brands.
Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself. Encourage the “tiny sparks of possibility” into “FLAMES” of Achievement

Any other Happy moments /achievements you would like to share with the world.
Being Featured as a top LinkedIn influencer a few years ago
Being featured for my work as a “coach” and “Future of work” thought leadership speaker at various platforms Speaker, Monster Jobs Virtual Career Fair , Malaysia
Invitee Career Expert on UNDP Sach Honge Sapne
Being interviewed on Seekho , Most Popular Stories , Brilliant Read , Rashi Khanna Podcast , People Hum Podcast
Media platforms such as Mid- Day covering me as a career expert for young people in a India’s Top 15 Coaches & a independent media survey highlighting me in India’s 100 Future Leaders in 2023 for my community focused career coaching work Pan India r>Accord, Make IT HAPPEN AWARD
Speaker at National Level HR Conferences as well as career readiness workshops curated at India’s Top 25 universities , Corporate training projects at Top 30 companies as well as student leadership and career awareness programs at top schools in India and the Middle East Brand services.
ONE on ONE coaching
Career Blueprint workshops
Career development Programs
Corporate Training Programs
School Leadership Programs
Career Mentoring Career
Center Consulting interventions for NGOS working with Young People

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