India’s youngest Happiness Coach, Life Coach, and a Practitioner Facilitator, Anshula Verma is an entrepreneur and the Founder & Creator of ‘HappyFitYou’. She teaches the art of being happy, positive thinking, fit living, work-life management, living a stress-free life and the list goes on.
HappyFitYou has a tie-up with Dr. Tal Ben Sahar, who teaches at Harvard University and has launched ‘Happiness Studies Academy’ in India. The brand is associated with Cox & Kings – Getaway Goddess Program where the workshops are held for 15 days in Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Himachal Pradesh (India). Apart from these, the brand is also associated and works with Wipro, DBS Bank, Das Offshore, LTI, GEP, Canara Robeco, Reliance, IIT Kharagpur, Cox & Kings, SP Jain School of Global Management, Quattro, & Siro Pharma, CAIT, NMBI, Rotaract, and Sterling College.
Here are a few excerpts from the interview where Anshula speaks about her journey with HelloPost Team:
Tell us something about yourself.
I am India’s youngest Happiness Coach, Life Coach, Pranic Healer and a Practitioner Facilitator. I am the second youngest Indian to get the Transactional Analysis Certificate and hold a TTT Certificate in ‘Drama Based Facilitation’. Furthermore, I am a mentor with NITI Aayog, Facebook, & WEF in the project called GOAL (Going Online As Leaders) – a program to mentor rural and tribal girls. Lastly, I am also an ambassador with the GetAway Goddess Program of Cox & Kings. Today, I am an entrepreneur and founder & creator of ‘HappyFitYou’.
What motivated you to start HappyFitYou?
When I was conducting my workshop at a college a girl came up to me and told me that I made her smile and that she was depressed because she had failed and no one was talking to her. I realized I was touching the lives of people and showing hope to people going through their tough times.
What were the challenges that you’ve faced while starting your own venture?
Being the youngest in the industry, many people were sceptical about how I would make people happy and how would my workshops work. But when they saw my workshop, they realized the difference I created in people’s life.
What was the biggest achievement during your entrepreneurship journey?
My biggest achievement is when I touch people’s lives and make them smile.
Tell us something about your ongoing project with Niti Aayog.
I have become a mentor with GOAL (Going Online As A Leader) which is a mentorship program for empowering young women from rural and tribal areas in India to become leaders for tomorrow. It is an initiative with NITI Aayog, DEF, Facebook, and WEF.
How do you maintain a good work-life balance?
I always make time for my workouts and for myself. And, I always reach an hour before to streamline what I have to do.
Who is your role model?
My role model is everyone who has been through difficult times and still strives to do better for themselves and their society.
What is your secret to success?
Empowering everyone around and working as a team and respecting everyone, practising gratitude.
What’s one leadership lesson that you’ve learned in your career?
Empower more people to become leaders for tomorrow. That is how you create a difference in the world.
What are your future plans?
I plan on touching one million lives by 2030.
Any advice to aspiring entrepreneurs?
Have a goal in life. Know what you want and keep learning.