One blessing of 2020 is that we are not starting 2021 with the arrogance of being in-charge of our own lives.

While 2021 has started with fewer conversations about new year resolutions and detoxing, it is filled with more conversations about the unpredictability of life and the pursuit of happiness. Neither of these conversations is complete without lamenting about the lack of time for the important things in life.

The work from home trend that was foisted on us in 2020 brought some promise of returned time, time that we could spend on the things that mattered. But with work-creep…


We are all stuck at the lowest level of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. We are worrying about the virus, about life and death, worrying about the food supply, worrying about our medical workers, worrying about our jobs and worrying about the future. Caught with us in the same place are some people who seem to have decided that this is their moment to find their passion, their balance and their connections.

Who are these people? Are they nuts or are they the ones who have found the truth?

Well firstly let’s acknowledge that this is a time of fear and…


My band of brothers (and sisters!)

The COVID19 crisis is here to stay for some time. As governments and large corporates announce measures and activate their BCPs (Business Contingency Plans), they are showing the market that they have learnt from past crises and are prepared.

But what about founders and start-ups? The focus so far has been on establishing the business model, creating scale and building a culture. Being hit by a deadly health crisis was not even in the appendix of the business plan.

As a leadership coach, I can’t tell you what to do with your business model. Your investors, advisors and employees are…


Let’s start with why we should all be thinking about millennials. By 2025, millennials will account for 75% of the global workforce. They will hold dominant numbers in leadership roles, in most teams, on boards and in the elite groups of new generation founders who will change the world yet again.

Over the next few years, workplaces will be defined by their work ethic, ambition, and purpose. A transition is needed, it is going to happen, and we can make it easier by creating a clearer picture of where we need to go.

Across public and private conversations with leaders…

Ruchika Koul

Leadership coach and facilitator, loves to help executives explore who they want to be. Lives in the constant juggle of running her practice & raising 3 kids!

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