Riddhi Doshi is a performance skills trainer, behavioural training coach cum child psychologist and an entrepreneur who is one of our premium members. She works with women and children to help them unleash their potential and inborn talents. She has always been liked following her passion and empowering others. She is happy to share her journey with us, in the travesty of life.
Her answer to our queries.
What made you step into the domain you are in now?
I always loved meeting people, interacting with them and understanding them. During the course of the conversation people invariably told me their problems and I would try and solve them. I saw that I often had parents discussing their child’s behaviour or problems and that’s how I started with Rhyns Academy Pvt Ltd. Simultaneously I also started looking for avenues to help women find their feet as they multitasked managing home, families, children and all the other responsibilities that automatically landed in married Indian woman’s lap. And that’s how “LAJA” , a forum for women was started.
It was a small initiative to help close female acquaintances who had the potential and the skills to find their true calling; which snowballed into something big. I was soon interacting with women from all over and arranging workshops, trainings and meets for them. Frankly it never felt like work; it felt more like a pressing issue that had to be tackled and I did just that.
What makes you feel you have taken the right step?
The calls and messages of gratitude that I get post every workshop, training or meet is proof enough that I am on the right path. Each event that I execute is done after hours of planning, studying the requirements of women, understanding their queries and what inhibits them, procuring the right experts to answer questions and finally days of running around to organise the same. However post every event, my team and I have a sense of triumph.
When the participants come to us with a big smile and a warm hug; it gives us gratification. We are on the right path, headed in the right direction, doing all the right things.
When in a challenging situation, who or what has helped you overcome it?
Challenges are always welcome because without them we would not be forced to push ourselves and reach our potential. In my case my team firstly and then my family have always helped me overcome the challenges I face in my line of work. From offering valuable advice to handling the situation or taking over and completing the task, my team has always delivered. For emotional support and for ideating sometimes my family including my parents have always stepped in. I am lucky to be in a wonderful nucleus that consists of supportive family and friends.
What is the principle you follow in ensuring you give good advice?
“Can I practice what I preach”; that is the main principle I follow while giving advice. It is usually very easy to say ‘you could have done this or done that, or why did you do this’; and I don’t believe in doing that. When people come to me with a problem, the first thing I do is put myself in their shoes and think of what I would have done. However I also remind myself that I can only go so far as to give advice; action has to be taken by them. So truth be told, I only hold a mirror to what they have already decided. I just help them sound it out loud; because sometimes that’s all that one needs.
What have you gained through your associated with eGrowth?
First of all this platform build a confidence to me. I attended a workshop also here ..which introduced me to the ways of marketing.
What is the motto of your professional life?
I don’t have a ‘mission’ statement for my company; but I do have a dream. The dream is to reach as many women across the country and help them find themselves. I want women to be able to stand shoulder to shoulder with their men and tackle life head-on. I don’t propagate a feminist ideology where women should stand above men. I believe that men and women are both equally important. They are like the wheels and spokes of a carriage; we cannot do without the other. So my motto is to wake up each day with a smile on my face and go out and make a difference in somebody’s life.
Who are the people who have inspired you
Like most girls, I would say that my father is my first and foremost inspiration. He inspired and egged me to become who I am today. He taught me to never be ashamed of failing; what is more important is learning from that failure and using it to one’s advantage for the next time.
However I believe that every individual I meet has inspired me. Someone inspired me to be a better individual; someone to become a student again, someone to explore the outdoors, someone to bring out the child in me, someone to teach again; so on and so forth. Locking an inspiriting into just one individual is unfair to the bounty that the world offers
What is your vision for the future?
Like I said earlier, I want to change the way women are seen and perceived. I want to change the way women see themselves. I want to see a world where men and women are at par. I want to see a future that truly holds promises for our children and their
Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
Self motivation, passion and empathy are three qualities which, if imbibed by every woman, makes her successful in every field of life. This is something I have been trying to achieve for everyone I come across.
Jamuna Rangachari is the digital content curator at eGrowth
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