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Siyad, Chief Operating Director, HYBA DEVELOPERS

After I quit my 20 years career in 2017, I was running 3 different retail franchisee’s. While money was flowing in, I felt I was not utilising my full potential. I was meant to do bigger things, but I wasn’t very clear.

That’s when I started my coaching journey with Deepa and I can assure she is such a resourceful person who helped me ignite the spark within myself to start a new company which targeted big goals. Today, I am the founder & Chief Operating Director, HYBA DEVELOPERS.

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The coaching sessions helped me to find myself, in simple words, she put a mirror in front of me to help myself to spot my strengths and my character. She help me identify aspects where I was leaking my energy. 

It was a recap of my life till date highlighting people and incidents who had influenced my life and how other people had visible and invisible control over me. I realised that “The solution is always within me” and Deepa played an excellent role as the facilitator for this transformation. 

The Results – Before the end of the sessions, I was able to integrate a team and incorporate a company with likeminded people having expertise in different areas of our business and as a team we had considered, evaluated, and negotiated many projects including big projects. Due to the Covid scenario, the big projects didn’t materialise yet we are able to keep afloat our team with the small projects and this was also in our favor as great test of our team for integrity and loyalty. 

Earlier, I was a person who would wait for the opportunities to come to me and adopted a more reactive attitude but now I am very much a proactive person hunting for opportunities.  I am utilising the best of my potential!

For me it was such an amazing experience that transformed me and helped me in my career. 

I wish Deepa may get opportunity to help as many Leaders (like me) as possible and let her glow with energy. Wishing her all the blessings.

Moumita Sarkar, IT Professional

I was at a stage in my career, confused, fatigued and on the verge of leaving (without a job) after 20 years of work in the IT sector. That is when I met Deepa and signed up for Career Transitions Coaching. It was an interesting experience to first identify my Values and Purpose, something that I would have never thought of doing by myself. 

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I was happy as the process unfolded, I realised that my exhaustion was because of the misalignment within. I had to make courageous choices. But I didn’t have any energy to take bold steps. The process led me to draw energy from my Core values and take small, measurable steps towards my freedom. I also realised that my job was not making me unhappy actually, my perspective about my job was the culprit. 

I have still not quit my job, but am clear what preparation I need to do to take the leap and I have a roadmap in place. I feel at peace now. I have a direction. 

If there is anyone either in career transition and seek clarity or are stuck in their career / role and want to feel free, I would recommend reaching out to Deepa.

Sachin Tandon, Senior Director, Head Customer experience and Contact Center, Myntra Jabong India Pvt Ltd.

We all wish to live a happy and fulfilling life but there are times that we ourselves limit ourselves from realizing our full potential. This happens when our minds are clouded by thoughts of fear and anxiety. This happens when events from the past hardwire our minds creating impediments to personal and professional growth thereby inhibiting us to live to our full potential.  It is at these critical times that one can potentially lose self-belief and ends up living an incomplete life full of fear and anxiety.  

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I also had gone through a similar phase in my life where the path ahead was not very clear to me. This created a lot of anxiety and started impacting both my professional and personal life.  

It is at this time that I got in touch with Deepa who helped me start a journey of self-exploration that still continues. 

Deepa has been a true partner in my journey and has helped me connect with my inner self through techniques that are simple yet highly effective.  As an outcome of this journey, I have been able to improve my relationship with my work, my family but more importantly with myself. I feel more settled and focused at my goals and feel a lot more at peace. 

What Deepa brings in every interaction is genuine intent and commitment to her client’s wellbeing. She was patient in understanding my situation and the underlying reasons and helped me build action plans engineered my individual’s needs. 

Through the entire journey, she keeps doing regular check-ins and kept me honest on my path. Even after the end of the engagement, she kept checking with me and wishes for my wellbeing. 

Deepa has, over the last 15 years, touched many lives and has experience in dealing with multiple situations. 

I, therefore, highly recommend one engages with her in case one is seeking professional and personal growth and peace of mind. Deepa will help enlighten the path for you and help live a more fulfilling life.

Satheesh Kumar A P, Head - Organization Development at SST (CSR arm of TVS Motor Company Ltd & Sundaram-Clayton Ltd), Talent Development

 Deepa enabled me to know about myself and use my inner strengths. It helped me to take the right decisions without getting influenced by others. Now, I am able to coach others in a neutral way. Currently, in my role as OD head for my division in TVS, I am able to make a significant impact both to individuals and the institution. 

AR, Entrepreneur in the social sector

Deepa follows a 360 approach, balancing career and personal life under same umbrella. The sessions were continuous and had a follow up from where we left. The overall experience felt like peeling an onion and going from one phase to another and following a journey.

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I also like the other methodologies like visioning, sketching, coloring etc which are also a part of the sessions. I dint know where it is going but at the end I came out as a new person and the transformation is very profound.

Deepa’s listening is keen and she keeps a memory of the client in pointing out our inner dialogues and this is very unique as her listening is very sharp.

Anand Hingne, Director Asia - Product Marketing (Ref, Air & Water), Whirlpool Asia.
BK, Facilities Manager

I had seen the profound change that Deepa had facilitated in someone else I know. Amidst drastic changes in personal and professional life and what seemed to be almost a mid-life crisis like state, I reached out to Deepa for coaching.  

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What strikes you immediately is her sharp perceptiveness to unravel the layers that one constructs over the years. This is coupled with an approach alternating between giving one the space to dwell on the past, to holding the mirror and inspiring one to realize the potential within. 

Our sessions helped me identify my natural workflow when it came to any situation and realizing its effectiveness, by inducing a change in perspective. Real-time awareness of behavioural patterns induced by deep-rooted conditioning was what this led to eventually. 

Powerful visualization exercises, grounding in core values and career anchors, all helped in developing something, which is a crucial component in my line of work, a checklist. In this case, this was my personal checklist to make sense of my life choices. 

I realize this journey is only beginning and what a great compass you have gifted me, Deepa, to navigate the complex maze of life.

DD, Architect

The coaching journey with Deepa changed a lot of my ideas, beliefs and notions. To be specific, the breathing practice is far more powerful than I can describe. I also admit your honest support to raise my self-esteem, I think that’s where everything started. The discussions made me realise that I deserved to live joy filled and baggage-free. Also that self-care is basic and vital.

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Even today, I recall so many of our conversations and run it over again at times where I come across similar situations because of the art expressions that I did to express myself in that situation.

Susan, Mental Health professional

Deepa you introduced to me new ways of thinking which has become a part of my life. I now actually enjoy each day rather than set up tasks I must finish just to call it productive. Today I define it differently.

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It also gave me the confidence to reach out to certain institutions to continue my education. 

I still have certain areas I am yet to figure out but figuring them out, in my pace. I had always seen myself doing something with groups and am proceeding towards that. 

Your being, powerfully integrates what is within and outside – what I wrote was only a part of what I felt – It still does not do justice to all what i experienced but I am happy I could capture it in one word – self-love. 🙂

Divya S, Marketing professional in FMCG sector

I would describe myself as an easy going person who’s too harsh on herself a lot of times. The transformations and shift I have encountered in myself after my journey with Deepa are that I’m a bit more kinder to myself that I was before. I understood that I need to draw boundaries or I’ll end up feeling exhausted and frustrated in relationships. Also be more authentic. To look more towards the radiant future than the wounded past.

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I would enumerate my wins in different areas of my life as – A lot of clarity on what is to be done when I hit a block or when I’m feeling down. I have gained better mental health and a better outlook towards life. Lost a few kgs and felt fabulous. Took action which led to change of role to a better one (I was struggling with the previous one).

I loved the fact that Deepa didn’t handhold me but just pushed me in the right direction and made me work and reflect on it on my own. It gave me a sense of ownership and accountability and I understood that no matter how much you guide me, it’s me who has to do the work in the end to make progress.

I would recommend anyone who has inner conflicts and would like help to bring that to the forefront and deal with it to go through the Coaching journey with Deepa. Also, someone who wants to explore more about themselves would immensely benefit. 

rs spread over 5 days and was able to train all our 75 Leaders.

The results as shared by the participants – they were able to quickly calm their minds, able to think differently, were able to be aware of their emotions and felt energetic. 

One thing we felt impressive with Ms. Deepa is she integrates different techniques and spreads extra ordinary energy and enthusiasm in the group. Her sessions were always with newness and was looked forward by the participants. She made sure everybody in the team were involved in the workshop by involving herself fully.

I personally feel this workshop will help senior leaders to become calm, grounded and more aware of their emotions. These skills are very important for senior managers to bring about break thru improvements and to have future thinking skills.

Envisioning Workshops

Kamala.L.Narayanan, Manager Projects and New developments- ABFRL

“𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑢𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑠𝑖𝑔𝑛 𝑢𝑝 𝑓𝑜𝑟 “𝑀𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑓𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝐷𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚 𝐿𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑝 𝑃𝑜𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛” . 𝑇ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑘 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑑𝑒𝑒𝑝𝑎 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑜𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑟𝑓𝑢𝑙 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑒𝑛𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝐼 𝑤𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑖𝑛 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑠 𝑜𝑓 𝑚𝑦 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒. 

𝐼𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒 𝑎 𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑐ℎ 𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑧𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑖𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑠𝑢𝑐ℎ 𝑗𝑜𝑦𝑓𝑢𝑙 2 ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠 𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 14𝑡ℎ 𝑜𝑓 𝐴𝑝𝑟𝑖𝑙 (𝑛𝑒𝑤 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟) 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝐼 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑠𝑒𝑒 𝑎 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑙𝑒𝑟 𝑜𝑓 𝑚𝑦 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑛𝑒𝑥𝑡 𝑓𝑒𝑤 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠. 𝐼 𝑎𝑚 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑠𝑝𝑎𝑐𝑒 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑛 𝑎𝑓𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝑎 𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑘 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐼 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑙𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑦 𝑠𝑒𝑒 𝑓𝑒𝑤 𝑜𝑓 𝑚𝑦 𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑒 𝑏𝑦 𝑤𝑎𝑦 𝑜𝑓 𝑎𝑏𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑐 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔𝑠- 𝑎 new 𝑝ℎ𝑜𝑛𝑒, 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑦 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑦 𝑎𝑐𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡. 

𝐼 ℎ𝑎𝑑 𝑙𝑜𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑐𝑙𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑓𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑒𝑛𝑑 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑠𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑎𝑐ℎ𝑖𝑒𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑚𝑦 𝑑𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑚𝑠. 

𝐷𝑒𝑒𝑝𝑎’𝑠 𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑔𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑔𝑡ℎ 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑢𝑠 𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑢𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑧𝑒 𝑎 𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑢𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓 𝑖𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑓𝑢𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑝𝑜𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝑜𝑓 𝑒𝑛𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑒. 

𝐼 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑡𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑒𝑛𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑝𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑖𝑡𝑠 𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑑. 𝐷𝑒𝑒𝑝𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑔𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑑𝑒𝑒𝑝a.”

SK Vijay, General Manager, TVS Motor Company. Member of CII- VLFM Committee

Visionary Leaders for Manufacturing (VLFM) Programme is a course for bright and experienced Senior managers, where they are trained to become Visionary Leaders through mindset change. They are developed into Leaders who can think ahead of the time by doing and demonstrating.

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VLFM is a joint program conducted by Government of India, through CII and JICA of Japan. 

Visionary Leaders need to be trained not only with management skills but also with life skills for being calm, focussed and grounded. When we were looking for facilitators who can support us in the life skills training program, we met Ms. Deepa Mahesh.

We experienced her having Industry experience as well as having the skills of Yoga, meditation and art. By integrating all these techniques, she was able to impart unique life skills to the Leaders. 

She facilitated multiple sessions ranging from 20 minutes to 2 hours

Envision Your Desired Future - Workshop

Noorain Fathima
Counselling Psychologist | Researcher
Avantika Malhotra
Counselling psychologist and Psycho therapist

Workshop Participant Testimonials

Krupa Rajagopalan, Delhi

It was so nice attending the ‘Boundaries Matter’ session. Looking at things from the perspective of rigid, clear and enmeshed boundaries brought forth a big revelation about the extent to which I was dependent. 

However, I’m sure it is going to help me take a step forward from being dependent/feeling helpless to detailing my identity and taking ownership of my decisions, including their consequences. 

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I’m getting tired of blaming others and myself. The hope is for the ‘bud of independence’ to flower soon. 

Going through a churn of what to do career wise – post-graduation, social sector, aspire to work in corporates or not. And I had just started to give up my assertiveness and succumb to what other people thought was a good idea, when this session came my way. 

Thanks for the wake up, your beautiful smile and charm! 

Lalitha, Dance Movement therapist, Australia

“Thank you for the beautiful session “Declutter your Mind and Live Joyous”. it was lovely to connect with you again especially during these challenging covid times. The message I loved and found most pertinent was that journaling is a way to declutter and can create cracks where light can come through. And whilst we may not be able to limit we can reduce unwanted voice visitors. That’s a really beautiful image and rings true for me. Looking forward to future sessions, thank you again for the invite and all your effort to prepare and make the session so lovely, take care”

Hemali Vora, Dance movement therapist, Mumbai

Firstly, I would like to commend Deepa for her seamless and easy-going facilitation of matters and topics so deep and complex. 

“Discovering my core self” has been one of the most prominent sessions in my journey of work with Deepa. The outcome of this session is one that will stay with me for life because it helped me recognize who I am and the imagery helps me come back to myself when I drift away. It’s an image that fuels my day and helps me simplify my decision making. Although this session was very deep it kept me energized and upbeat because Deepa helped me tune into my CORE with my everyday life experiences and that’s the beauty of her work…. simple and profound. I thoroughly enjoyed finding myself and I continue to do so

Ram Prasanna, Head HR Asia Pacfic, Whirlpool, Singapore

Discovering my core was one of the key discoveries I have had in my personal journey with Deepa. 

Deepa made the concept of Core very lucid and the discovery process very fulfilling. The core helped me understand myself and has given me a framework to guide/weigh all my decisions and actions. This will stay as an important piece of my self-discovery journey. 

I would like to Thank Deepa for this”

Bharathi Balarajan, Director, Ekadaksha Learning Center

First let me thank you for a wonderful session on Boundaries. Though we know the basics but little more of explanation makes us to analyse. It was nice to introspect more deeper within and understand about myself even better. The session gave me a clear picture of my fears and where I need to work on myself with regards to boundaries. 

Though as you said it is a very wide topic but with whatever I had listened and learnt is sure a stepping stone towards my inner wellbeing😊 Somehow it is so convenient and calming to listen to you. Looking forward for more sessions with you😊”

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