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Hey Dreamer! I'm

AVNEET KOHLI

Life & Business Vision Coach | ✍️ Creator of the Life Planner 
& Co-Founder Startup Network, Encubay
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I spent nearly a decade in Mumbai carving a name for myself in the media and entertainment industry by presenting nearly 400+ live events for organizations such as Samsung, Apple, Amazon, Google, L’ Oreal, and The Trump Organisation to name a few.

I started my first Image Consulting entrepreneurial venture at the age of 23 without any business skills and soon rendezvoused with burnout.

 

My rollercoaster journey as a business owner and tryst with mental health led me to become a credentialed coach.


I understand what it means to have dreams in your eyes, and fire in the belly but not have the clarity, confidence, and support system to create a path to success.

In addition, I'm a Partner at Startup & Angel Network, Encubay where I help women entrepreneurs accelerate business growth by providing them with access to mentorship, networking opportunities, and fundraising assistance.

I am the right coach for you
if you are willing to,

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Stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone in order to have greater

self and life satisfaction.

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Live life with intention by design.

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Take action on your goals with

zeal and determination.

Watch my TED Talk

The 2 Lovers That Kill Dreams 

Growth is never linear. Neither was mine, 

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2004

Got appointed as the school head girl where reading the morning prayer served as my initiation into the world of public speaking.

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2007

Moved to the city of dreams, Mumbai, to pursue my higher education in Business Management where destiny had something else lined up for me…

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2008

Got introduced to the world of live events by a friend and started freelancing as an Event Assistant.

The job title sounds fancy but essentially I would usher celebrities to their greenrooms, iron their clothes, and manage food, beverages, and tantrums.

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2008

An emergency required me to step in to make a voice-over announcement to an audience of nearly 3000 people in concert which got noticed by the organizer and landed me my first opportunity as an Emcee.

2010

Completed university and decided to focus on growing a career in media and live events. By the end of the year, I made my first appearance as a television presenter for CNBC TV18. 

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2011

I stumbled on a newspaper article that mentioned the field of Image Consulting and decided to pursue formal education in the same alongside my presenting career.

2012

Crossed the mark of hosting 200+ live events for renowned brands such as Samsung, Apple, L’Oreal, Adani, Google, and the Reliance group across 4 continents and shared the stage with the likes of Amitabh Bachhan, Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan, Mahender Dhoni, and Donald Trump to name a few. 

2013

Set up a boutique image and soft skills training company in India called, iOpener.

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2014

Successfully delivered corporate training programs for organizations such as the Times Network, Nissan, Forever New, Wizcraft, Clean & Clear, and nurtured future leaders in reputed educational institutions such as ISDI Parsons, Mod’Art School of Fashion, EMDI Institute of Media & Communication to build confidence, leadership and communication skills. 

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2015

Awarded Best Female Emcee/Host in India by the apex live talent recognition platform, Live Quotient Awards.

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2015

Just when I thought I had arrived, my high-pressure glam profession and non-stop hustle as an entrepreneur transformed overnight when I got diagnosed with mental health issues. 

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2016

Battled depression.

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2017

I got obsessed with the human mind and understanding how to leverage the same to have a meaningful and fulfilling life and career. 

On my universe-guided sabbatical, I explored different mind modalities for personal development, learned yoga, listened to multiple self-help gurus, and accidentally met with a coach who opened my eyes to the world of coaching.  

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2018

Gradually started building myself back to the front. Faced an audience after 2.5 years

Gave my First Motivational Talk at E-Summit, IIT Mumbai.

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2018

Married my best friend.

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2019

Started my coach education and Restarted my venture, The iOpener Project with a mission to help ambitious entrepreneurs and professionals take a holistic approach to success alongside well being. 

2020

Gave a TEDx Talk named

"The 2 Lovers That Kill

Dreams - Mindset & Confidence."

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2021

Earned my ICF Coaching Credential for excellence in Life & Career coaching and got appointed as Regional Ambassador of PowerMBA, a one-of-a-kind digital business school where you learn from inspiring leaders like the founders of Youtube, Tesla, Netflix, and Waze.

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2021

Ventured into my second business - A Startup and Angel Network called Encubay which helps women entrepreneurs accelerate their business growth through mentoring, networking and fundraising assistance.

2022

Added the "Author" feather to my cap with the

Life Planner - A thinking system in a toolkit that helps ambitious minds accelerate growth and achieve their Life Vision. 

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2023

Continuing on my path to help ambitious minds attain Success alongside Well-being. 

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2023

Awarded for being the “Most Influential Woman in Women Empowerment” courtesy Filmfare Middle East.

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Connect with Me 

Let's discuss your goals and create an action plan. Book your 15 minute complimentary call with me, 

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