Interviewed by The Success Today – A Digital Webzine
Could you tell us about yourself and your work?
I am Amruta Pujari-Munkar. I am a highly energetic and ambitious person. I have pursued my highest education as an Engineer and completed Master in Civil Engineering (Construction and Management). I embarked on a fulfilling career of five years as a lecturer in various engineering institutes. During this time, I discovered my passion for leadership training and received numerous awards and recognitions for the same.
I delved deeper into the training by completing post-graduate diploma in training and development from ISTD and started working as a Leadership trainer in 2018 for various companies and institutes.
My interest in field of human psychology encouraged me to pursue my first certification as a Career Counsellor and I established Zen Counselling Center in 2020.
Driven by a thirst for knowledge, I pursued certifications as an NLP Coach, Life Coach, relationship coach, internet de-addiction coach and Hypnosis practitioner from prestigious institutions and became an internationally accredited Life Coach. Additionally, I honed my expertise in abnormal psychology, eating disorders, etc ensuring comprehensive support for my clients.
As a Leadership Trainer, I have designed and delivered trainings on more than 30 different leadership topics successfully. As a Life coach and Career counsellor have coached more than 50 individuals with satisfaction.
How you and your service is helping society?
As a Leadership trainer and Life coach, I have helped many individuals improve their overall performance in personal and professional life.
Being a person from a psychology background I work on the Positive Mindset of people and organisation. I try to equip individuals with the required skills, knowledge, and mindset needed to become effective leaders. This empowerment leads to personal growth, confidence, and the ability to positively influence others.
My training not only helps people to cultivate leadership qualities but also helps by instilling characteristics such as empathy, gratitude, purpose of life, mindfulness, art of giving, stress management, etc. Such trainings creates mindful leaders and good human beings to serve society at large with exceptional qualities.
Trained leaders pass on their knowledge and skills and mentor others, thereby multiplying the impact of training throughout society. Leaders trained to think inclusively and strategically can foster stronger, more cohesive communities.
Effective leadership is crucial for the success of any organization and nation. Strong leaders and personalities often drive positive change in society.
Ultimately, being a leadership trainer and a Life Coach I serve society by nurturing empathic and mindful leaders who can positively impact their communities, organisations, nation and the world at large.
What is the USP of your work?
The USP of my leadership trainings is that the focus is more on the overall development of the personality of the trainees, which helps them to grow not only professionally but also personally.
The training is available online, offline, combined (Online + Offline) and also in a one-on-one session format, which makes it the most flexible, effective and accessible module in the market.
The training modules are designed using the most advanced learning module based on VAK techniques along with lots of activities, mind mastery meditations, and activities using art therapies and psychotherapies for maximum understanding of concepts, quickly acquiring skills and overcoming personal barriers. High level of participation and activity- based learning helps to maintain interest throughout.
The skills set I acquired as a Trainer and a Life coach plays a significant role in understanding individual requirements along with organisational, which ultimately helps in creating customised training programs as per the specific needs.
I offer deep expertise in more than 30 niche areas of leadership development, which provides lots of scope for customisation. The most unique and uncommon thing is I provide personalised coaching to each trainee to overcome their personal barriers in success.
What are your Vision and Mission?
My vision is to illuminate a clear and visible path for ten crore individuals, empowering them to unleash their ultimate leadership potential. Through my guidance, I aim to lead people towards a life of peace, meaning, and genuine happiness.
My mission is to inspire and empower ten lakh individuals in the next five years to cultivate the most outstanding personalities. I am dedicated to guiding them toward the success, happiness, and mental peace they truly deserve, through my transformative leadership programs, mind mastery training, career counselling, and coaching services.
What are your achievements in this industry?
I have been working in the teaching, training, and coaching industry for more than a decade now.
The most important achievement I have is the trust and loyalty of my clients.
The love and believe clients share in my services, positive feedback and the immortal tie we share is the key to my successful career.
I have been awarded as Padmashri B G Shirke Vidyadharthi Award for designing and delivering ten days training for Construction Project managers in 2015.
My research paper was awarded the Most Outstanding Paper in Feb 2015 at the International Conference on Science, Technology & Management, YMCA, New Delhi.
Successfully published paper titled, “Need for competency mapping of project managers in Indian construction Sector” in “International Journal of advanced technology in Engineering & science” (ISSN 2348- 7550) Volume 08 issued on 2nd February 2015.
I was entitled as “Most Outstanding Leadership Trainer and Life Coach from Pune by The Success Today in 2023
I am nominated as Women Leaders Award 2023 in the National Excellence Awards 2023 organised by the National Institute of Education and Research..
Does your work ever feel tedious to you? If so, how do you stay driven and motivated towards it?
The role as Leadership Trainer is not tedious. But this role sometimes becomes more challenging and exhausting. A few challenges in this work are Extensive travelling, detailed evaluation, understanding and meeting expectations every time, immediate changes in content and activities as per the trainees, etc.
As a Life Coach, the work becomes tedious and boring with some or the other clients who are not ready for the change and are unwilling to actively participate in transformation.
Each work has its unique characteristics and limitations. The thing that helps me to stay motivated throughout are as follows:
Feedback: Positive feedback from participants or organizations about the effectiveness of training programs is incredibly motivating.
Recognition: acknowledgment of work becomes a major driving force.
Transformation: Witnessing the transformation in individuals in teams of visible growth in leadership skills, reduced stress level, increased in confidence, self-satisfaction, happiness and peace, etc. is highly rewarding.
Relationships: Building strong bonds with clients and understanding their challenges are satisfying. These relationships work as motivators.
Purpose: Contributing positively to others’ lives and careers serves as a strong motivator as it gives me a sense of satisfaction.
Personal Growth: The role of a leadership trainer and life coach often involves the opportunity to refine one’s skills, expand knowledge, be creative in content and develop new competencies serves as an intrinsic motivator.
What are your hobbies and specific interests other than your profession?
As a keen observer, I like to meet and observe new people. I am fond of reading books, autobiographies and novels. I love to explore new places and stay close to nature. When I am free, I like to watch movies and listen to music.
You have achieved so much in life, any specific advice you’d like to share with our readers to grow in life?
I would like to mention here that in today’s competitive world, we put lots of effort in fulfilling everyone’s expectations and at the same time we forget about ourselves and our own expectations. And this is the main reason we feel stressed all the time.
The piece of advice I would like to give is to start dedicating at least an hour to yourself, Practice self-love, and Appreciate yourself for the smallest of your achievements. It will boost your self-esteem and self-confidence.
The thing which keeps me motivated and driven towards my work in the lows of my career is Practicing Gratitude daily. Staying grateful to whatever you have can help you to maintain a positive and proactive attitude towards life.
If anyone wants to become a trainer or a coach then they should always have zest for continuous learning and should practice sharing hundred percent of their knowledge.
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