Shanti Mar, Director of coaching and media company Creative by Nature Ltd in London, is the innovative creator of the coaching flash mob initiative, Our Peoples’ Coach Flash Mobs™ – in which she and a team of expert coaches take to the streets, to offer speed coaching to unsuspecting members of the public. Her ultimate target is for Our Peoples’ Coach Street Team™ to have coached and inspired 2013 people by the end of this year and to have an Our Peoples’ Coach Street Team™ operating in every country, by 2018. As a young social entrepreneur, Shivani has 16 years combined experience as a media presenter, creative media producer and certified coach, CPCC, ACC. S Shivani’s worked in a range of sectors including media broadcasting, education and youth development. Some of her well know clients include BBC, MTV, Star TV, Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT) and the UK Government.
DESTRUCTION THAT CREATES A POSITIVE IMPACT
With a name like Shivani – which derives from the name of the Hindu God Shiva, the god of destruction – it’s not surprising that she’s faced many personal and professional challenges that have led her to question, dismantle and redesign old beliefs and systems that she has inherited from generations before her, because she didn’t feel they supported her values, vision or provided a nurturing platform for her creativity. Shivani’s talk will take you on a journey of her battle to balance a world of stark contradictions, and how she has rewritten the rules: to allow her to succeed in “doing good” in society whilst “doing well” as an entrepreneur; to keep the ancient traditions of her Indian heritage alive – whilst integrating as a British citizen in a modern world; and how 16 years of frustration in dealing with the mainstream media has forced her to discover her true values and lead her to take the risk of carving out her own path, in order to challenge, inspire and evoke a positive change in society. Shivani will unravel the successes and failures she’s faced as a result of trying to balance the many contradictions in her life, and how these learnings have provided her with tools and the courage to start the Our Peoples’ Coach Flash Mobs™ initiative – which coaching professionals say may not only shape the coaching sector internationally, but more importantly it will provide an exciting opportunity to create deep human connections and co-active collaboration, in a world where so many of us feel disconnected, unheard and unseen for our unique gifts