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Profile of Rhea Punjabi, Image and Self Enhancement Coach


A journey of Self-Transformation, Transforming 2500+ lives and  Bringing out the best in people

As an image and self-enhancement coach, Rhea Punjabi is skilled at helping her clients to tap their innate potential and live a life of fullness. Over the last two years, Rhea has conducted numerous group workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions focused on life skills, happiness and image management. She is especially passionate about working with the youth and enabling them to rediscover their self-confidence and self-belief. Speaking about the importance of self-enhancement, Rhea says, “While education is, undoubtedly, essential to help you get ahead in your career, not everything you need for professional and personal success is taught in textbooks. In fact, strong listening and interpersonal skills, empathy, self-discipline and creativity, can play a crucial role in helping you to realize your ambitions. Research indicates that 85 percent of professional success can be attributed to strong interpersonal skills, and only 15 percent to technical abilities. It is, therefore, increasingly important to invest in your own self.”


A journey of transformation

Rhea’s decision to pursue a career as a self-enhancement coach stems from her personal struggle with low self-esteem and the nagging feeling of ‘not being good enough’. She recalls her younger self desperately wishing for a genie who would magically help her to overcome her irrational self-deprecating beliefs and wrecking emotional turbulence. Over several years, Rhea worked on restoring and rebuilding her faith in herself, with remarkable success – she went on to pursue a diploma in Business Systems and Information Management from NIIT and an MBA in Retail Management, and has worked with prominent organizations such as eBay India, Wipro Technologies and Localbanya.com in various sales and marketing roles.

And yet, she still knew it wasn’t enough. Deep within, Rhea was driven by the powerful need to share the lessons she had learned along the way with others who, like her, were coming in their own way of living a life of fullness. She knew she had an entrepreneurial streak and wanted to pursue her own path, which led to her eventually switching streams to work as a coach and mentor.

Today, at 28, Rhea has her sights trained on changing a million lives with her work, over the next ten years. From empowering people to break out of a rut and embrace new beginnings, to building their confidence, training them to get more respect, or even pursue their dream job (or date!), she is passionate about helping her clients to achieve it all. Rhea has been certified as a Happiness Coach in association with the Berkeley Institute of Well-Being, California, and has studied image, style, wardrobe management and consulting from Image Consulting Business Institute, Mumbai. Further, she has also completed soft skills training from Image Consulting Business Institute, Mumbai (accredited by Scottish Qualifications Authority) and a Train the Trainer certification course from National Accreditation Board of Education and Training for which she was received an all-India, all-time rank three. Over the last two years, Rhea has trained more than 2500 people, worked with students, entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs, MMEs, and corporate houses, as well as homemakers, helping them to create their own journeys of transformation and self-discovery.

Beyond coaching, Rhea enjoys pursuing her own wanderlust and is an avid traveler – she enjoys exploring new cafes, restaurants and offbeat places within and outside India. She also enjoys reading inspirational articles and spending time with herself. She says,” Spend time with yourself. In the hustle and bustle of daily life, we have forgotten who we really are. Nowhere on earth will you get such a peaceful and untroubled retreat.”

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