Hi! I'm

AVNEET KOHLI

Vision & Communication Coach, Startup Mentor, Award-winning Presenter
and Founder, iOpener Project. 
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This is my story.

 

I was born & raised in the land of the Arabian sands - Abu Dhabi, UAE.

 

When asked the question “What would you like to be when you grow up?”

I never had an answer.

 

Whilst pursuing my higher education in the city of dreams Mumbai, luck by chance, I landed a career in media.

 

I spent nearly a decade presenting nearly 400 premium live events for organizations such as Samsung, Apple, Amazon, Google, L’ Oreal, and The Trump Organization to name a few. In 2015, I was awarded the title of "Best Female Emcee in India" by the Live Quotient Awards, the apex live talent recognition platform in India.

 

I got bit by the entrepreneurial bug in 2012, where alongside my jet-setting presenting career I started a boutique image and soft skills training company called, iOpener.

 

When asked the question, “How are you?”

I’d often answer — Crazy Busy!

And I’d seek a sense of pride in productivity from this response.

 

Success to me meant being rich, independent, and famous and I was on a mission to share everything that I had learned from the stage and camera to help others build confidence.

 

Whilst working with clients, I soon realized that confidence was an inner game.

Image & Soft skills were the gift wrapping but the true gift lies in the mindset, self-motivation to want to be better, and clarity of one’s vision for their life.

 

My ‘never stop working’ entrepreneurial attitude and high-pressure glam lifestyle transformed overnight when I got diagnosed with mental health issues which changed my whole outlook on life.

 

No one talks about the cost of success and in a world where change is a constant, it’s easy to lose sight of one’s mission, goals, and the path ahead. One day I was on top of my game being awarded in front of the who’s who and soon after I found myself not being able to look at myself in the mirror.

 

My meds had changed the way I looked, my self-confidence went out of the window. Little did I know that this was the universe’s way to build confidence this time from the inside out.

 

On my universe-guided sabbatical, I explored different mind modalities and by chance discovered the world of coaching.

 

On my journey of transformation, I asked myself the question,

“What’s my purpose and vision for life?”

 

It has taken me a while but I did find an answer to this question.

 

The answer is to help others build emotional fitness and optimize their time, energy, and results whilst on this planet.

 

How I wish we were taught life skills in school and emotional intelligence was the quotient that determined life and career progress.

 

My passion for learning and development and tryst with mental health led me to become a human development junkie and a credentialed coach. 

 

I founded The iOpener Project, a learning and development company that specializes in areas of Well Being, Soft Skills, and Leadership Development. My tailored coaching and programs are designed to help ambitious entrepreneurs and professionals actualize their life vision, communicate with impact, and live happier lives.

 

If you've ever asked yourself how do I reach the next level in my career or personal life, I can help you get there. I have helped several entrepreneurs and professionals build emotional fitness, gain control over their time & energy, communicate with impact, and flourish in their careers.

 

And if you’ve read this far, I hope to be able to work with you too.

 

You owe it to yourself to unlock your potential, develop your edge and thrive in life and business.

 

Are you ready to go play you’re A Game?

What makes me stand out?

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An International Coaching Federation (ICF) credential with more than 350 hours of client coaching 

under my belt.  

I help ambitious entrepreneurs and professionals actualize their life Vision and communicate with Impact.

 

Through self-development learning programs and personalized coaching, I help my clients accelerate their journey to success.

I spent nearly a decade in Mumbai honing my public speaking skills by presenting nearly 400 live events for organizations such as Samsung, Apple, Amazon, Google, L’Oreal, and The Trump Organization to name a few. I've also been recognized as the "Best Female Emcee in India" by the Live Quotient Awards.

My passion for learning and development and tryst with mental health led me to become a human development junkie and a credentialed coach. 

 

I can help you, 

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Achieve your personal and professional goals 

02

Start your dream business 

03

Overcome self-doubt and express your ideas with impact on stage and on camera 

04

Build an influential and authentic

personal brand

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Develop emotional intelligence and draw a work-life balance 

Why choose me?

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I'm no sage on the stage but your guide on the side. Your progress in all areas of life is my reward.  

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I don't believe in shortcuts, hence I take a  holistic approach to personal development.

My approach combines psychology,

strategy, and skills to fast-track your life results and business growth. 

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I've been where you are.

I know what it’s like to have radical dreams and aspire to make them come true. I’ve tasted highs, battled the lows, struggled with confusion, and learned to use my time, energy, and psychology as fuel for growth. I've developed a step-by-step framework to help you attain the same. 

What my clients have to say

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Leanna Vaz, Educational Supervisor, Repton

I came to Avneet to get better at public speaking. Not only has she helped me

manage my stage anxiety but has also helped me develop better

emotional intelligence and helped me get clear on my definition of vision and happiness.

Watch my TED Talk

The 2 Lovers That Kill Dreams 

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Let's get started 

Your dreams can come true all they need is a plan.

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