I call my story “Headhunter to a Headturner”
I got married at 22, was really happy, like a dream come true, because getting married seemed like the only possible dream 10 years back. (now don’t go backwards and guess my age 😉 ).
My father in law pushed me to go out and work, he said what will you do home whole day, go work part time somewhere. Little did I know that a part time job will become a full time job soon, which I will enjoy? I started as a junior recruiter with a HR firm and after 8 years, left as a Head Hunter for AVP’s and above. Used to love my job, the interactions, the action, the trend forecasting of jobs. However exiting my job was, I could not see myself doing that whole of my life…
Every time I share my small journey, people say it’s very philosophical. I was in US in 2007 when I saw an Image Consulting firm in New York and wondered what they actually did. Somewhere the imagination I built within me made me feel attracted to it and inspired me to read and research about it… and the more I understood its power, the more it felt right.
So when I came back, I started that business under a different name in 2007… but had to shut down in 6 months – because maybe Mumbai was not ready and neither was I, coached enough for it I guess. So then I did a certified course on Image consulting and restarted my firm in 2011.
That’s how I entered image consulting… because a hoarding attracted me and it felt right… Sometimes something’s just feel right, you know.
My venture’s name is Image ReDefine. We are a corporate styling & Image consulting firm. Our major service is training individuals & corporates to make a brand for them selves. We work with them on services like personal style analysis, body-shape analysis, colour-pattern evaluation, wardrobe evaluation, smart shopping, make up techniques, power dressing, body language, etiquettes, international dressing style scale, etc. Essentially we work on everything related to the ABCs of an image – appearance, behavior and communication.
I love what I do. Being authentic to yourself is one of the most important aspect, I train clients on.
Had always dreamt of having a corner office, my own office somewhere overlooking the sea…
Miles to go before I sleep.