Yashodhara graduated from IIM-Bangalore in 2002 and went on to have a successful career in marketing spanning 17 years. She has also authored 8 books, including ‘Just Married, Please Excuse’ (2012) and ‘How I Became a Farmer’s Wife’ (2018). Her early self-retirement from the corporate world is a result of her clarity around her life’s passion: to help people connect with their true selves and live up to their fullest potential. Yashodhara is certified in the internationally recognized Erickson Solution Focussed Coaching, and her mission is to partner with her clients to lead fully integrated lives aligned with their deepest values.
Group Sessions and Public Speaking
Yashodhara runs sessions and workshops on the topics of wellbeing and living to your full potential. She has also spoken on many other topics such as writing and living with passion at various large institutions, companies and public events.
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Watch Yashodhara's TedX talk on the idea of exploring all that you love, to become the fullest you.
What Clients Have Said
I never thought I would get myself a coach, at least not at this point of time in my life. But my serendipitous encounter with Yash meant that I finally had to chance to experience what it meant to receive coaching. I jumped at the opportunity - and I still thank my stars for crossing paths with her.
I was at a particularly difficult crossroad in my life, both personally and professionally, when I started with my sessions with her. What I truly admire about Yash is her ability to listen deeply with empathy, make one feel fully at ease and create a safe space for one to be completely vulnerable. I didn't think it was possible for me to share some parts of myself to anyone. But Yash helped me to do that and in the process, helped me overcome some of the most difficult personal challenges, negative beliefs and strong insecurities. Not only did our conversations help me immediately improve my work productivity, but they also helped me find more happiness and fulfilment in my personal life.
I would strongly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a good coach to navigate the ups and downs of the modern work-life.
Sanjay Desphande, Training Manager
I was suddenly assigned an entire trading desk of ten analysts to head. I had never managed more than 1-2 before this. I also had just taken on a huge coding project that needed months to be done within few weeks . AlI while moving a city for this opportunity.
There were so many things to figure out, technical issues to solve, and team spirit to cultivate. Not to mention my career and life priorities to be balanced.
I’ve stumbled through changes like this in the past, but this time I took sessions with Yashodhara, and the results just speak for themselves.
Yashodhara is a phenomenal coach that has this unique ability to listen to you and help you identify your priorities. She helps you create not just a systematic plan to tackle everything, but generate the energy and spirit to do so with.
I leave every session with two important things - clarity on issues, and energy to tackle them. I always end up following through. I recommend her to anybody who wants to reach newer levels in their lives, both professional and personal.
Nikhil Bandale, Financial Trading Professional
I wasn’t one to believe in destiny but coming across Yashodhara when I did, changed that. In early 2019 I was going through a decent sized life crisis. I was struggling not just on the professional front (with trying to figure out my next step) but also on the personal one. I had never really understood the reasoning behind why one hires a coach. But that again changed 10 mins into my first session with her. Her biggest asset is her ability to understand an individual at so many different levels. This isn’t something that can’t be taught.
She’s been able to provide me with clarity of thought on a lot of different subject matters. This is something I’d tried working on for over a decade but its only after meeting her that I finally succeeded. Just the way she patiently listens and does the hand holding while we together gain clarity is fantastic. Thanks to her things haven’t looked this good both in the professional and personal sphere in a very long time.
It has been one of the most defining interactions of my life so far. Besides being excellent at what she does she is also an incredibly amazing person. I can’t thank Yashodhara enough for all that she’s done for me. I wish her all the best in her endeavors and most strongly recommend her to one and all.
Rahul Mathur, Equity Trader/ Business Manager
For me, it was providence that I ran into Yash when I did. I have always been a Type A personality, someone who worked very hard daily to achieve the elusive work-life balance. Successful and productive at work for the last 25 years, I continuously dealt with the “guilt” of a working mother but my greatest achievement was that I had managed to put in boundaries that allowed me time with my children.
When I met Yash, I was just recovering from a life altering health issue and was grappling with having to give up on my career that I had built over the years. I was not only dealing with “not-so-great” health but also the added guilt of letting my family and co-workers down. Quite honestly, I was at a crossroad and was feeling lost. The ease of conversations with Yash helped me recognize my own demons, I found myself talking to her openly about issues that I had not discussed openly. Her empathy and non-judgmental attitude helped me overcome some big challenges (personally and professionally) and put me on the path of self-discovery. Never once did I see Yash as a “life coach”, she has a friendly and straight forward demeanor that instantly drew me to her. She tells it exactly as it is :)
Yash – I am so happy I met you when I did. You are an inspiration. I would happily and honestly recommend you to anyone looking for a coach to help them navigate their work or just life!
Senior Vice President, MNC
Yashodhara is a force of nature - she is action oriented, and uses thought-provoking frameworks for her coaching sessions. These frameworks were very useful in bringing structure and clarity to my thought process - and helped me figure out a specific course of action. There are times when you need someone to guide you on clearing through the mental fog, and I think Yashodhara is one of the best to help you through that.
Sweta P., Ass. Director | Bangalore