Tell Us More About Yourself And What You Do?
Hello, My name is Geeta Ramakrishnan. I am a Motivation, Wellness, and Ontological Coach and Author. I have been residing in the UAE for the past 30 years. Ontology is a life coaching method where I help people introspect, dig deeper, and help them find their success points. I grew up in Mumbai, India, and marriage brought me to Dubai. I am keenly interested and intrigued by human behavior.
I focus on the human capital management of the family business. I offer coaching and conduct workshops on my favorite subject, ‘Change.’ My life learnings and experiences reflect the balancing act of nurturing success with happiness that I also share in my book, The Game of Change. My curiosity and passion about studying people, their beliefs, and tying up success to both physical and mental wellness had led me to attend the ontological coach training program from Newfield Asia, Singapore, get an ACC certification, and later to qualify from the US National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching.
How do you help entrepreneurs?
As an Ontological Coach, I have been conducting ‘Change Workshops’ across the business and running group and one-on-one coaching programs targeting personal and professional growth. While being grounded in values, being enthusiastic, curious, and focused as great ways to be. I had my fair share of struggles. I was anxious, stressed, and lived in fear of rejection. I was juggling between my professional and personal life, striving for the elusive work-life balance. I was even frustrated, resentful, and unhappy, resulting in a negative impact on my health. I use my success story and scientifically researched facts to help people introspect their silos and find their success stories. I often tell all the people I meet, especially entrepreneurs, that when you are under stress, the brain goes in flight-fight mode, robbing you of your think ability. So you need to take a pause, take a deep breath and then look at the issue at hand. These precious few seconds help the creative problem-solving part of the brain shows up. And, of course, like forming any new habits, it comes with practice, practice, and more practice. One doesn’t have to be 50 years old to grapple with the challenges life throws at you. I am on a mission to empower 10,000 women, to help them win the game of change by enabling them with the skills needed for a meaningful life to unleash success, balance, and happiness.
Which client projects have been a success?
Due to the confidentiality issue, I will be referring to my client as Ms. Sonia. I clearly remember the first time I met her. She came across as a confused person. At work, she had more work than can chew, and being a perfectionist did not help. She worked long hours to finish all the work that came in. Yet she missed getting the well-deserved promotions. It affected her self-esteem and made a dent in her personal life where Sonia went from being oppressed to an oppressor at home. My challenge was in converting Sonia’s story from being a victim to that of success, from blaming others to taking responsibility and doing something about it. She started seeing the same story from another angle. She saw how being unable to define one’s boundary and not knowing when and how to say ‘No’ is a powerful and acceptable way was playing out. With a couple of exercises, brain hacks, and positive affirmations, she was able to change the perspective and increase the confidence to write the success story. Yes, it did not happen overnight, but Sonia noticed a marked change in his attitude, health, and professional and family life over six months. PS- Name mentioned in the answer (Ms. Sonia) is pseudonym.
How can our readers find out more about you?
Bizpreneur ME magazine readers can write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on my Instagram- @CoachGeeta. You can check for upcoming events, book a complimentary session, read my blogs, watch my YouTube videos and enjoy some resources posted on my website: www.coachingwithgeeta.com.