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Indu Ticku Kohli - Holistic Wellness Coach | Women Entrepreneur | Author | Fashion Model

Indu Ticku Kohli

Indu Ticku Kohli

Indu Ticku Kohli

Crucial Success Skills Forged Through My Journey

My key skills that I believe have helped me through my life journey are perseverance, flexibility, interpersonal and communication skills, problem-solving and mainly Empathy. Perseverance has been a cornerstone of my journey. As a poetess, writer, singer, lyricist, author, and a social worker, there have been countless times when I faced setbacks and challenges. However, my determination to keep going, even in the face of adversity, has been crucial. There have been times, when things didn’t go the way, I wanted. Some dreams that I had seen when I was young were shattered as I was a part of a special segment who had to leave the valley due to turbulence and terrorism and start life all over again from the scratch. 

Somewhere between those two times, I had lost a lot of confidence and instead an unknown fear had taken a pleasant seat for a very long time. I learnt with time that when you keep hustling, you evolve. Your weaknesses become your powers. That silent power of perseverance has made me do and achieve all that I wanted to. Flexibility has also been vital. The ability to adapt to changing circumstances and embrace new opportunities has allowed me to grow and thrive in multiple fields. Whether it’s adjusting my approach to holistic wellness based on the latest research or incorporating new artistic techniques into my creative work, being flexible has enabled me to stay relevant and effective. 

For instance, during the pandemic, I quickly adapted by offering virtual wellness sessions, which expanded my reach and helped more people during a difficult time. Interpersonal and communication skills are at the heart of everything I do. Building meaningful connections with people and effectively conveying my message are essential, whether I’m coaching a client, performing on stage, or collaborating on a social project. My ability to listen actively and communicate clearly has helped me build trust and rapport with a diverse range of individuals. A notable example is my work as a social worker, where my communication skills have helped me advocate for those in need and bring about positive change in their lives. 

Problem-solving is a skill that has served me well in various aspects of my life. Facing challenges head-on and finding creative solutions is something I pride myself on. For instance, when organizing community wellness or corporate workshops, I often encounter logistical issues or unexpected hurdles. My ability to think on my feet and come up with effective solutions has been crucial in ensuring the success of these events. There are many youngsters who see life in white & black. Anything and mostly everything becomes a Show stopper for them. Training these young minds to master the art of manoeuvring through tough situations is one such example. One of the key skills that has been crucial to my success is Empathy. 

Understanding and connecting with people on a deep emotional level is paramount. Empathy allows me to truly listen to their stories, understand their struggles, and provide personalized guidance that resonates with their unique situations. For instance, my poetry often reflects the emotions and experiences of those I interact with, bringing their stories to life and creating a sense of shared humanity. These skills have not only enabled me to overcome obstacles but also to make a significant impact in the lives of those I work with and create meaningful, lasting change.

Crafting Creative Opportunities from Every Challenge

I approach adversity with a mindset grounded in resilience, optimism, and continuous growth. Overcoming challenges has taught me several invaluable lessons: Life's hurdles have reinforced the importance of staying resilient. Instead of viewing obstacles as setbacks, I see them as opportunities to grow stronger. For example, when I faced a significant personal challenge, I remained determined to push through, ultimately emerging with a deeper sense of self and a renewed purpose. Adversity often requires us to pivot and adapt. I've learned to be flexible in my approach, whether it's adjusting my strategies as a holistic wellness coach or finding new creative outlets when faced with artistic blocks. 

This adaptability has allowed me to thrive in dynamic environments and seize unexpected opportunities. Adversity has taught me the value of mindfulness and self-reflection. Taking time to reflect on my experiences and emotions helps me gain clarity and find constructive ways to move forward. This practice has been particularly beneficial in my creative pursuits, allowing me to channel my experiences into meaningful art and writing. Facing challenges has deepened my sense of gratitude and compassion. I am more appreciative of the support I receive from others and strive to give back in meaningful ways.

This outlook not only enriches my life but also enhances my ability to connect with and inspire others. In essence, my approach to adversity is characterized by resilience, adaptability, effective communication, problem-solving, mindfulness, and compassion. These principles have guided me through difficult times and continue to shape my journey, enabling me to transform challenges into stepping stones for personal and professional growth.

My Impact

My impact in my community and field is deeply rooted in my passion for holistic wellness and compassion-driven initiatives. Through my social work and advocacy efforts, I have strived to make a tangible difference in the lives of others, particularly in the realm of health and well-being. In my community, I have organized various events and campaigns focused on raising awareness about life-challenging diseases such as thalassemia and cancer. By arranging help and blood donation camps for thalassaemic kids, I have contributed to saving lives and providing much-needed support to those battling these illnesses. Additionally, my participation in seminars and programs aimed at educating people about these diseases has helped foster a sense of understanding and empathy within the community. 

During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, I took proactive steps to address the urgent needs of my community. By forming an SOS group within my residential society, I spearheaded efforts to provide emergency assistance to those in need. From arranging hospital beds and essential medicines to facilitating access to oxygen cylinders, our group worked tirelessly to ensure that no one was left behind during these challenging times. Through these endeavours, I believe I have made a meaningful impact on the well-being of my community, fostering connections and positively influencing the lives of others. My commitment to compassion-driven initiatives and holistic wellness continues to drive my efforts to create a more supportive and resilient community for all.

Scaling New Heights in Personal and Professional Triumphs

Success is not merely a destination but a journey of continuous growth and self-improvement. I measure success not by reaching a specific end goal but by the progress I make along the way and the positive impact I have on others. For me, success is about achieving personal fulfilment, making a difference in the lives of others, and constantly striving to become the best version of myself. Rather than setting rigid benchmarks, I focus on setting meaningful goals that align with my values and aspirations. 

These goals may include personal development milestones, such as mastering a new skill or overcoming a challenge, as well as contributions to the community or society at large. I measure my accomplishments based on the extent to which I am able to meet these goals and make a positive difference in the lives of others. Ultimately, success is not about achieving perfection but about making meaningful progress and continuously striving to grow, learn, and contribute to the world around us. By embracing this mindset, I am able to stay motivated, resilient, and focused on what truly matters in life.

The Synergy Between My Path and Recognition Values

Thank you for considering my journey for this recognition. My story resonates deeply with the values and goals of this acknowledgment. It reflects resilience, determination, and a steadfast commitment to making a difference despite facing numerous obstacles along the way. Through my experiences, I've learned the true meaning of compassion, empathy, and the importance of giving back to the community. My journey embodies the spirit of this award by showcasing the transformative power of hope, perseverance, and the human spirit. I am truly honored to be considered for this recognition and grateful for the opportunity to share my story.