I received a very promising marriage proposal; one that my parents wouldn’t dream of turning down. I suddenly found myself not with a law degree but with a husband, a house to run, and a part to play.

My Story

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And I played it well. From the outside, my life looked incredible: I had the perfect husband (kind-hearted and loving, as well as wealthy), two perfect children that I absolutely adored, diamonds, nice cars, brilliant holidays—the works!

And yet, I woke up many mornings wishing I hadn’t. As strange as it seems, I felt hollow and unfulfilled.

A voice in my head was screaming “Puja, there’s something more that you can be doing with your life!” It left me feeling guilty and ungrateful because, in so many ways, my life was wonderful.

When I could no longer ignore that voice in my head, I mustered up the courage to tell my husband that I couldn’t do it anymore. The extent of his support and understanding truly moved me – he wanted me to live out my dreams.

I took a Montessori course and opened a pre-school called Alps in 2006. It was my first professional success, and a few years and hundreds of kids later, I realised that counselling parents was my favourite part of the job. My other favourite pastime was reading self-help books, and that’s when it suddenly clicked that I wanted to help people who struggle the way I had.

I flew halfway across the globe in 2010 to attend Jack Canfield's Breakthrough to Success, the first of many, many courses I would end up taking from the world's best teachers like Tony Robbins and Brian Tracy.

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In 2011, I launched Life by Design.

I woke up every day with a renewed excitement to live. I discovered that we could all live the life we desire. And ever since that realisation, there’s been no looking back. I’ve always believed that I’ve had a purpose. I fought the odds and embraced my life’s goal.

 

And I’m here to help you do the same.

 

MY EXPERIENCE

 

CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING

  • Jack Canfield’s Train the Trainer

  • EMyth Certified Business Coach

  • Family Business Governance at Insead

  • Pre-School/Kindergarten Montessori Teaching Diploma by NAMC    (North American Montessori Centre)

  • Making the Stage - Success Resources

  • World's greatest speaker training -Brendan Burchard

  • School of Womanly Arts - Regina Thomashauer

  • Quantum Leap by Success Gyan

  • Trained under eminent International gurus like Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, Anthony Robbins, Brendon Burchard & more

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Style Icon 2018 by Style Bazaar

  • Naturals Woman of the year, 2014

  • Widely covered in publications such as Femina, The Hindu, The Indian Express, Vogue, Hello, Deccan Chronicle, Times of India & many more

  • Ran Alps pre-school in Chennai for 10 years

  • Columnist for The Hindu answering questions from young adults

  • Taught a full semester for 2nd year students at Sathyabama University

SEMINARS &

EVENTS

  • Speaker at Global Leadership Summit – 2015

  • Speaker at TEDx Chennai, Sept 2012

  • Speaker at several organisations including YPO, FICCI, Rotary, YIE, RCC, RYA, Chennai Sindhi Ladies Chapter, JITO

  • Flew down Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy, John Foppe, John Gray, Sean Smith, Nik Halik for keynote addresses

  • Conducted Life By Design  workshops for a group of women in Malaysia and Singapore

  • Keynote Speaker at over 10 universities

EVENTS GALLERY

 
Puja with Jack Canfield

Puja with Jack Canfield

Speaker at TEDx Chennai

Speaker at TEDx Chennai

Brian Tracy Event

Brian Tracy Event

With Brian Tracy

With Brian Tracy

Welcoming John Gray

Welcoming John Gray

Living the Success Principles

Living the Success Principles

The Thrillionaire Event

The Thrillionaire Event

National Achievers Conference

National Achievers Conference

National Achievers Conference

National Achievers Conference

No Excuses Event

No Excuses Event

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

JITO Connect

JITO Connect

Life By Design Launch

Life By Design Launch

Academy for Life Designers

Academy for Life Designers

Academy for Life Designers

Academy for Life Designers

Panelist at Inspired Moms

Panelist at Inspired Moms

Panelist at Inspired Moms

Panelist at Inspired Moms

Academy for Life Designers

Academy for Life Designers

Academy for Life Designers

Academy for Life Designers

ARE YOU READY TO START

DESIGNING YOUR LIFE?