My Journey by Shradha Bhajanka
Shradha Bhajanka 6th March 2021 86Category: My Journey.(0)
Shradha Bhajanka
I am Shradha Bhajanka, an educator, a communication coach, a speaker and a mother of two. I am a confident, captivating and a courageous person, who stepped out of my comfort zone to evolve as an influencer. With seven years of experience in the educational field, I identified my inner calling, to work with the youth, to break their shell of hesitation and emerge as confident beings.
I aspire to impact the youth, awaken the giant within them, so that they can be our future leaders.

Share about your business

I am the Founder of The Banyan Tree Institute, where children come together to share their stories, voice their opinions and build their communication and presentation skills. I believe that the youth should not be told, how to do things, just tell them what to do and they will surprise you with the results.
Apart from that, I run a pre-school in the name of Kids Campus International Preschool, along with a multi- activity center, for a holistic development and a strong foundation, so that they are prepared for the High school. Our mission is to provide a fun environment, where learning is an endless and enjoyable process. We work with children to retain their growth mindset and nurture their creativity and extraordinary talent.

What was the inspiration for you to start The Banyan Tree Institute?

As a child, I was a shy and introvert girl, who wanted to enroll for the various speech and debating programs held in school, but never had the courage to do so. I would gawk at my peers and was always a part of the audience. I had the fear of not being good enough and what people would think of me. Unfortunately, I did not share my feelings with anyone and therefore, no one was there , to hold my hand and take me up there, which buried my desire of public speaking.
Years later, when I became a proud parent, I was upset with the pre-schooling of my child. Being a small town, the importance of preschools were ignored and that was when I decided to create that learning environment for the children of our society. To create awareness of the importance of a strong foundation, in order to build a strong personality.
However, that was the beginning of a new ME. As I dived into the educational field, I was accepted and embraced with respect and appreciation.
Two years back, Toastmasters International, an organization which builds your communication and leadership skills, came into our city. I became a part to it to fulfil my childhood desire of public speaking.
To my surprise, I loved being on stage and I won many accolades in the very first year.
That inspired me to work with many more Shradhas like me, who wanted to ,but didn’t have the courage to speak up. Therefore The Banyan Tree Institute was founded, to hold hands and break the shell of hesitation of our children so that they can emerge as confident beings.

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

I joined Toastmasters International in 2019, wherein I participated in various speech contests. I had the honor and privilege to win the finals in May 2020 and was awarded as the Winner of our District, which comprises of North India, East India, Nepal , Bhutan and Bangladesh.

The difference you have made to others

As an educator, a preschool owner, we have been successful in providing a fun and learning environment for the children. We have also managed to change the perception towards early childhood education and its importance, which is the need of the hour.
As a speaker and a communication coach, I have impacted and inspired the youth to be confident, to speak up and listen too, as communication is a two way street of speaking and listening. The Banyan Tree Institute has provided a platform, developed a community, a wolf pack, where they can express and not worry to impress anyone.

What do you want to be acknowledged for

I feel the deepest craving of human nature is appreciation and acknowledgement for their service, for the value they impart, for the difference they want to create for themselves and others and above all being grateful to the Universe to be chosen for the same. I am no different.

Anything else you wish to share

Would like to express my humble gratitude for providing the opportunity to share our journey and acknowledging it.

How has eGrowth added value to your entrepreneurial / professional journey

eGrowth is a great platform to connect with your tribe and I hope, it would add value to my professional journey as a speaker and a coach.

What support are you looking from eGrowth to build your business

It would help in networking and opportunities to connect with like minded people.

Please share something for eGrowth

Its an interesting, unique and a much needed enterprise, as getting the right people on the bus, at the right time and place is the key to success.

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