Yukti Kapoor Mehandiratta | Leadership Coach and Entrepreneur | Reiki Master
Yukti Kapoor Mehandiratta is India’s leading Transformational Leadership Coach and Entrepreneur, a Motivational Speaker, a bestselling Author, a Startup Mentor and a Reiki Master. She is the founder and CEO of SBY Academy, which was founded in 2016 in Mumbai, India, and serves over 100 corporate and SMEs globally through leadership development interventions.
In a recent interview, Yukti shared her journey as an entrepreneur, the challenges she faced, and her strategies for success. She also discussed the mission and vision of SBY Academy and what sets it apart from other organizations in the industry.
Yukti shared that her vision is to make every organization a great place to work by changing 100,000 people into great leaders each year. She was motivated to become an entrepreneur to create a platform that offers structured learning for people to become leaders and contribute towards making their workplace more positive and encouraging.
“Leadership is not a position or title, but a personal responsibility.” – Yukti Kapoor Mehandiratta
As a first-generation entrepreneur, Yukti faced challenges like lacking business acumen, no guidance, and quitting her cushy corporate job that was not a decision well received by her loved ones. However, she overcame these challenges by keeping herself driven and going back to her vision and deep-rooted desire to make a real difference in the world.
Yukti believes that leadership is one of the most crucial life skills to be taught in schools, yet it is not a topic covered even by ivy leagues of the world. Most people learn leadership on the job while doing their best to deliver, which occurs more by accident than intention. She and her team at SBY provide bespoke solutions to all leadership challenges and have devised a way to quantify the ROI(return of investment) for the organization and ROE(return on effort) for the participants who experience these well-researched interventions with their seasoned Coaches.
Yukti shared her strategies for balancing her personal and professional life, such as starting early and ensuring the first hour of the day is spent on self-care to fuel-up her mind, body and soul, taking periodic short breaks in between work, and structured meetings. She also loves the concept of me-we-us time, where she spends some ‘me’ time daily, some ‘we’ time with her husband over the weekend, and some ‘us’ time with her kids, as spontaneous getaways at least once a month.
“Measuring ROI and ROE is crucial to make leadership development interventions effective and impactful.” – Yukti Kapoor Mehandiratta
Yukti’s advice to aspiring women entrepreneurs is to drop the need to be a superwoman and allow themselves to ask for help and support where required. She suggests finding a mentor early-on and learning every aspect of the business yourself.
Finally, Yukti shared that her motivation comes from reminding herself that only an equipped leader can help others to bring out their best and truly enjoy their work, thereby elevating the quality of their life. SBY Academy carefully monitors the lives they touch through feedback, comments, and testimonials, and the number of clients they serve, and repeat business that is a testimony of the value clients are receiving through their services.
In conclusion, Yukti Kapoor Mehandiratta is a true inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs who want to create a positive impact in the world. Her passion and drive to make every organization a great place to work is truly admirable, and her strategies for success can serve as a blueprint for anyone looking to start their own business.
Believe in yourself and find a mentor early-on, these are the two essentials– Yukti Kapoor Mehandiratta
for any aspiring women entrepreneur.”