Born & raised in the land of the
Arabian sands - Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Got appointed as the school head girl where leading cultural activities and reading the morning prayer served as my initiation into the world of public speaking.
Moved to the city of dreams, Mumbai, to pursue my higher education in Business Management where destiny had something else lined up for me…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Crossed the mark of hosting 100+ 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.
Set up a boutique image and soft skills training company in India called, iOpener.
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.
Awarded Best Female Emcee/Host in India by the apex live talent recognition platform, Live Quotient Awards.
Just when I thought I had arrived, my high-pressure glam lifestyle transformed overnight when I got diagnosed with mental health issues.
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.
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.
Married my best friend.
Restarted my venture, the iOpener Project with a mission to help ambitious minds build emotional fitness, nurture work-life balance and strategically approach success alongside well being through personal coaching and learning programs.
Gave a TEDx Talk named "The 2 Lovers That
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.
Set out to help other ambitious women entrepreneurs accelerate their business growth through Encubay - A female-focused Startup Network.