But Kirti Sharma is not a conventional banker. She gave up her lucrative career in a bank to become an entrepreneur. Why? Who is Kirti?
Kirti went on to do her MBA in marketing from IBS Hyderabad. She was my student and took active part in both curricular and co-curricular activities on the campus. Team work at school or college goes a long way in our lives.
Kirti was member of 'Infinity' the movies Club of IBS Hyderabad. It was adjudged the best club. Kirti and other team members with the trophy.
Campus placement at IBS took her to HDFC Life followed by HDFC Bank and then on to ICICI Securities. From a Management Trainee she rose to become a Chief Manager in a record five years. Quite an achievement by all standards. While at HDFC Life, she received ‘Employee of the Year’ award for FY 2013-2014.
Ever keen on learning along with the job, on weekends Kirti enrolled herself for a certification program by National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET), Quality Council of India. Completion of this course with an All India All Time Rank 3 in Train the Trainer program entitled her to become a qualified Soft skills Trainer. Additionally, Kirti also became a certified Image Consultant under the curriculum of Conselle Institute of Image Management, USA. In December 2016, Kirti wrapped up her corporate career, decided to take the leap of faith, and started her entrepreneurial journey.
From MBA marketing to a Banking career to Image consulting- it has been an exciting journey for Kirti. She shares her entrepreneurial journey of TuaImagis Image Consultancy (http://tuaimagis.com ) with us.
Has your entrepreneurial journey been as exciting as you had expected it to be?
Kirti trains not only corporate employees and professionals but also school children. See the picture below at a Municipal School in Mumbai.
We thank Kirti for sharing her journey with Ghumakkad.
This is the third story in the series Proof of the Pudding. It showcases my former students who have become successful entrepreneurs across India. Ghumakkad has been teaching MBA and PGDM courses at two different colleges namely IBS and VVISM Hyderabad for last 15 years. We located ten former-students-turned-entrepreneurs through social media. Their ventures may not be huge, but they have followed their heart. They have pursued their passion. It was such a pleasure to reconnect with these former students and to learn their success stories. Thanks are due to each one of them for sharing their journey after graduation.
Venture Name & Location
HRscope Consultants, Patna
MBA(HR) IBS (2010)
Entertainment/ Theatre and Performing Arts
MBA(Mktg) IBS (2012)
Image Consultant, Corporate Trainer
MBA(Fin) IBS (2013)
Designer Soaps- manufacture and supply
Designer Apparels and Accessories
Preksha Jain – The Fashionate, Kolkata
Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby
Ishita Raksha and Nidhi Upadhyay
A Gourmet Dessert Studio
17 Sugar Street, Hyderabad
Employability Skills Training
PGDM(Fin) VVISM (2016)
Digital Marketing, Web/App Development
Aresol India, Visakhapatnam
Thanks for browsing,
- Harsh-the-Ghumakkad with editorial support from Deepthi Nair/ 15th Jan 2018
Postscript: Few responses on the story
रोशनी दिखाते हैं आप,
बंद हो जाते हैं जब सारे दरवाज़े ,
नया रास्ता दिखाते हैं आप ,
सिर्फ किताबी ज्ञान ही नहीं ,
जीवन जीना सिखाते हैं आप।
Thank you so much Sir, your words have uplifted my spirit to add value in every action!
#Entrepreneurship #IndiaShining #StartupIndia #IBSHyderabad #VVISMHyderabad #GhumakkadHB #GhumakkadHarsh #ProofOfThePudding #KirtiSharma #Tuaimagis #WomenEntrepreneurs