At BrilliantRead Media, we always strive to bring meaningful and powerful stories from India and around the world to empower and motivate our growing community. As part of this endeavour, we invited Kaveri Bhattacharjee for an exclusive interview with us. Kaveri is a Leader, Entrepreneur, Certified International Wellness and Life Coach, Mentor, Consultant, Influencer and Change Enabler. Let’s learn more about her incredible journey, her background, and her advice for our growing community!
Excerpts from our exclusive interview with Kaveri:
Could you please talk us through your background and your journey?
Born and bought up in the beautiful hills of Kohima, I was that quiet girl who focused only on her studies completing my Electrical Engineering in NIT (Previously REC) with flying colors.
My career thereafter enabled me to gain loads of experience in various departments like Designing Alternators and Rectifiers for Indian Railways, IT Education Data Handling, Resolving Management Issues while working for the best of Indian IT Companies like TCS, Infosys and Wipro serving clients worldwide.
How did you discover your passion as a ‘Coach’?
Somewhere deep within me, I felt empty and dissatisfied. People knew me for my outright honesty, emotional Intelligence and spiritual bent of mind. I found myself counselling people for their domestic issues, career guidance and finding joy in their happiness & Success without even being consciously aware of it.
Oh, discovering my passion for coaching was an exhilarating and life-changing experience. I remember feeling lost and unfulfilled in my professional career, constantly searching for something more meaningful. The moment I stumbled upon coaching un-planned, I knew instantly that this was my calling and my purpose in life.
I had been interested in spirituality always. The more I entered into the world of Spirituality, the more my passion grew. I was awestruck by the power of coaching in transforming people’s lives, by helping them achieve their dreams and unlock their full potential. It was as if I had found the missing piece of the puzzle, the one thing that had been eluding me all along.”
And now, as a coach myself, I am constantly fueled by the passion and drive that led me here. There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing my clients make breakthroughs, overcome their limiting beliefs, and step into their greatness. Coaching has become not just my passion, but my purpose, and I am grateful every day for the opportunity to do this work. The more I helped people, the more I felt spiritually connected.
How do you manage to keep going despite the challenges? What drives you?
Being too emotional by nature, I suffered health challenges since childhood. Never realized that stress could be the reason for every ailment we suffer. It didn’t take me long enough to realize that my pain was the path to healing others.
While I struggled to manage work, life, and relationships, I was getting exhausted. I practised spirituality, learnt the healing modalities like NLP, got certified as a life coach, healed my own self, my unknown childhood traumas, and unresolved issues and now I keep sharing the nuggets through social media as “#sunotojano” or “#listentolearn” in FB and Insta. I also help people overcome their issues which I have myself fought and won.”
The increasing problems of broken homes, lonely children, unhealthy multiple relationships, need for validation, break ups, suicides, addiction and depression haunt me. I want to do all I can to enable people to live happy lives.
In April 2023, founded “Healthify Happiness” along with my husband Shuvam. Our mission is empowering people to live their happy lives thereby leading to happier homes, healthier society, better State, successful Nation and ultimately an enlightened, love saturated world. India, being the Guru of the world treats the entire world as family and thus the term “ Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. Despite the challenges, I keep going because I am driven by a deep sense of purpose and an unshakable belief in the power of resilience.
I have faced my fair share of obstacles and setbacks, but I have learned that every challenge is an opportunity to grow stronger and more resilient. The desire to be a smile generator also keeps me going.
Who do you believe has been the biggest source of motivation in your daily life?
Probably very few of us realize, that we exist as two identities, spirit and the body. In the Spiritual realm, it has to be my Spiritual Master and my devotion to Lord Krishna.
I know death awaits all of us and we are answerable for the time we spent in the world of God.”
On the material side, I am incredibly fortunate to have many sources of motivation in my daily life, but if I had to pick just one, it would have to be my family. They have been my rock, my support system, and my inspiration through every step of my journey.
My parents instilled in me a strong work ethic and a belief in the power of perseverance from a young age. My father never took any bribes. My mother doesn’t know how to lie. My husband is also a huge source of motivation for me.”
Their unwavering belief in my abilities and their constant encouragement has helped me to overcome self-doubt and push past my limits. I am grateful every day for their presence in my life.
What are some of the strategies that you believe have helped you grow as a person?
Oh, where do I even begin? The strategies that have helped me grow as a person are so deeply ingrained in who I am that they feel like an extension of my own self.
First and foremost, I believe that cultivating a Spiritual growth mindset has been absolutely pivotal in my personal growth. By embracing challenges, learning from mistakes, and seeking out new experiences, I have been able to constantly push myself out of my comfort zone and expand my horizons.
Another strategy that has been instrumental in my growth is practising self-reflection and self-awareness. By taking the time to reflect on my thoughts, feelings, and actions, I have been able to identify patterns and behaviours that no longer serve me, and make conscious choices to change them.
I also believe in the power of vulnerability and authenticity. By being open and honest about my struggles and imperfections, I have been able to connect with others on a deeper level and build meaningful relationships based on mutual trust and respect.”
And last but certainly not least, surrounding myself with positive and spiritual people has been a key factor in my personal growth. By surrounding myself with people who believe in me and my potential, I have been able to rise to new heights and achieve things I never thought possible.
In short, the strategies that have helped me grow as a person include cultivating a Spiritual growth mindset, practising self-reflection and self-awareness, embracing vulnerability and authenticity, and surrounding myself with the right people, my coaches and mentors.
These strategies have become so deeply ingrained in my life that they are no longer just strategies, but integral parts of who I am as a person. At the end, I would also add that practising self-care has also been a game-changer for me. By prioritizing my physical and mental health, I have been able to show up as my best self in all areas of my life.
In your opinion what are the keys to success?
Success is such a subjective concept, but in my opinion, there are a few key principles that can help anyone achieve their goals and realize their dreams.
First and foremost, I believe that having a clear vision and purpose is crucial to success. When you have a clear idea of what you want to achieve and why it matters to you, it becomes easier to stay motivated and focused even when faced with obstacles.
Another key to success is taking action and being persistent in the pursuit of your goals. Success rarely happens overnight, and it often requires consistent effort and determination over an extended period of time.
In addition, I believe that cultivating a growth mindset and being open to learning and feedback is essential for success. When you approach challenges and setbacks as opportunities for growth and learning, you are able to adapt and improve your approach until you achieve your desired outcome.
What advice would you give to our readers?
Look at life as an option to evolve. If you are here, it is because you were conceived by the Divine. He planned everything for you with the aim of the highest good for you.
If you have this faith, you shall never complain and would rather see every pain as an opportunity to learn and grow. As I said my pain made me what I am and what I am becoming, else I would have settled as a successful IT professional living for myself.
I can go on sharing but since there is a limitation here, I would suggest you to follow my Instagram page ‘lifecoachkaveri’. My youtube channel is named @healthifyhappiness and my reels go by the name #sunotojano
My advice to readers is to never stop learning and growing. Life is a journey, and there is always more to discover, experience, and achieve. Keep pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, trying new things, and embracing challenges. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, as they are opportunities for growth and learning.
Surround yourself with positive and supportive people who believe in you and your potential. Build strong relationships with others based on mutual trust and respect. Take care of your physical and mental health, and make self-care a priority in your life. Prioritize rest, relaxation, and activities that bring you joy and fulfilment.
And perhaps most importantly, always stay true to yourself and your values. Don’t compromise your integrity or sacrifice your authenticity for the sake of others’ expectations or societal norms. Be proud of who you are and the unique gifts and talents you bring to the world.
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Last but not least, what about your journey makes it satisfying/exciting?
There are so many things about my journey that make it satisfying and exciting! First and foremost, the fact that I am constantly growing, learning, and evolving as a person is incredibly fulfilling. Every day presents new opportunities for me to challenge myself, overcome obstacles, and expand my horizons.
I also find great satisfaction and excitement in pursuing my passions and working towards my goals. Whether it’s a personal or professional endeavour, the process of setting a goal and then taking steps to achieve it is exhilarating and motivating.
And of course, the fact that my journey is unique to me is what makes it so special. No one else has had the exact same experiences or taken the same path as me, and that is something to be celebrated. The ups and downs, the successes and failures, the joys and challenges all come together to create a one-of-a-kind journey that is uniquely mine.
I am passionate about my journey because it has led me to where I am today and has shaped me into the person I am proud to be. I feel good, that I am living this life to satisfy my creator as I serve His creation.
When death finally dawns, I should be able to part with a smile taking the name of my Lord on my lips as my journey on earth has served His creation.