1. NS: Tell us about you and your venture Rhyns Academy.
Riddhi: I am a Professional Independent Trainer with an extensive background in developing, conducting and supervising training programs for various clients using blended learning concepts, including stand-up and one-on-one concept. My specializations lie in soft skills training for Personal and Self Development.
I run my own training company called Rhyns Academy Pvt Ltd which focuses on Personality Development, Academic enrichment, attitude, body language, confidence building, dining etiquettes, leadership skills, personality grooming, presentation skills, self esteem, self grooming, social etiquettes, soft skills, table etiquette and time management.
What started off as an urgent need to teach the youth of today some basic manners and good values after an unpleasant incident at a coffee shop; soon snowballed into a full-fledged academy which conducts classes in schools, colleges, IIMs and even Multinational Corporate.
Thanks to the support of my family and my team at Rhyns, I have had the honor of being the National award winner for cultural activities and been certified for Personality Development from Mumbai & London.
2. NS: What message you want to give to women who want to achieve their dream of being an
entrepreneur come true but cannot put forth the important first step towards it?
Riddhi: I believe that there is a vast lacking in gender equality and this by far the biggest feminist issue world over. So if women want to achieve their dream of being an entrepreneur, they have to first and foremost believe in themselves. Only if you believe in your dream and in yourself can you even think of a plan/ a strategy for your venture. Understanding that there will be many cynics and many critics is the key. What is important is to brush aside unfavorable comments from non-believers and accepting positive feedback from family and well wishers. I also believe in the strength of the family; if your better half, your children and your family believes in you and stands by you, then no strength in the world can ever defeat you.
Finally, women also need to learn prioritize and compartmentalize before setting up their venture. It makes no sense if you take an order or a commitment and are unable to deliver because of an issue at home! It is not easy; but it is doable. We are after all women and have the gift of being able to multitask!
3. NS: Any tips for parents to inculcate values in children
Riddhi: Education begins at home and children learn the most not by hearing but by seeing. If you are disrespectful to your parents or your helpers; then the child learns the same! Good values and good etiquettes are best learnt from watching. ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’! What that basically means is that if you want to be treated well in this world, you should treat others well. This applies to our children as well. If we want them to learn good values, then we need to show them the same.
4. NS: What is your success mantra?
Riddhi: Hard work, undying belief in myself and faith in humanity is my mantra for success. I believe that there are no shortcuts to success. You have to work hard, give it your best and more and believe in the quality of your product or service. The day you start questioning your intentions or the quality of your product; it will be a downward spin!
5. NS: are the positive qualities you have which makes you successful women?
Riddhi: I genuinely believe that every individual is good and just; and because of that I have been able to make friends easily. This gives me the opportunity to meet and interact with many people, which is an important need in my line of business. An open, easy approach and a wiliness to learn have always been vital to my success.
Book: Who Moved My Cheese
Music: Soft Instrumental tracks of Kenny G
Color: Blue, Pink, Red
Interviewed by Laxmi Khalap Bhatt, Editor, www.narisakhi.com