My Journey by Kalpana Varma
Kalpana Varma 6th March 2021 49Category: My Journey.(0)
Kalpana Varma
I, Kalpana Varma, am a founding partner, parenting coach and head of operations at CoachDirect.in I have a background in MSc computer science and with some past corporate experience. I find entrepreneurship a more fulfilling experience and this is my second venture, after my first venture in the UK in the food catering industry. I am passionate about parenting and I am blessed to have two wonderful children!

Share about your business

CoachDirect is a sports, wellness and life coaching company based in India. Our vision is a blissful harmony of mind, body and soul. Our mission is to promote a healthy lifestyle to one and all. We started as a sports and physical fitness working with many schools and gated communities in Bangalore. Later we expanded to Hyderabad and Chennai and also added Corporate clients in sports events management.
We have recently launched our Employee Wellness Programme called Glow – comprising of MindGlow and BodyGlow services. These truly flexible & affordable programmes are aimed at not the big corporates but small and medium businesses. They provide various options to choose from to promote the mental, physical and emotional wellness of employees. Our mission is to promote a healthy lifestyle easily accessible to all.
BodyGlow includes options such as personal fitness, dance based fitness, nutrition and physio services, sports events, etc.. MindGlow includes options such as yoga/meditation, emotional wellness webinars, counselling and coaching services

Share something from your Corporate Career

I had done two stints as a customer service executive and learnt about handling operations which is now useful for me in my own company

What was the inspiration for you to start your own business?

Youth is struggling with dwindling physical fitness. We are building a more active and energetic society

What have been some of your achievements in your professional life?

  • We are Featured on Australian TV Ticker on how we are promoting emotional wellness
  • We were featured in Times Next Super 30 Startup Stories
  • We were Featured in BizBehindSports & by Ensconce consulting as a case study for scaling up sports business
  • We were shortlisted by CIOReviewIndia as “Top 20 Sports service providers 2019”

The difference you have made to others

Our contribution to society:
  1. We are giving real sportspeople a respectable career in which they are passionate about. We have been able to provide jobs to over 100 unemployed youth
  2. Mental/Emotional Health is ignored by many. We are promoting holistic wellness

What do you want to be acknowledged for

We want to provide quality services by professionally qualified coaches at extremely competitive prices thus making health and fitness part of everyone’s lifestyle

How has eGrowth added value to your journey

It is a tremendous platform to network and to find useful resources

What support are you looking from eGrowth to build your business

Corporate connect to promote our services

Please share something for eGrowth

It is amazing how Mr Puri has single handedly built such a massive platform for the benefit of the business community

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