Founder and Director, Turning Point Learning Private Limited
Born in 1964, elder of the two sisters, with a father in the Merchant Navy, took on a lot of ungirl like tasks since her childhood days. Learnt how to operate a saw and cut wood neatly, learnt to use an electric drill, do common jobs using a screwdriver and hammer, could fix leaking taps, climb into lofts, lift heavy suitcases, change a tyre before driving and many more similar activities was her pastime. She knew she could do things on her own and developed a sense of independence in her early days. Started working even before graduation results were out and her engagement in an external customer interfacing job gave her a further sense of confidence. She always had a Can-Do approach rather than complaining mode.
Rohini is currently the founder and Director of Turning Point Learning (TPL), based out of Delhi. After her graduation from Delhi University, Rohini moved into her professional career almost immediately, and unlike most “book” certified trainers, she brought hands-on experience of 17 years in Sales and Marketing, followed by her rich expertise in the field of training and consulting of last 14 years.
Her real life ability for team building, effective leadership, coaching and counseling, coupled with actual frontline sales experience enables her to provide the most customized and effective training solutions for corporates.
Here’s what Rohini says to every woman:
What do you attribute your Success to? What has been the driving force in your life?
“To me it means doing things that keep me happy and contented; using my time both professionally and personally. To me the strength of a relationship is having friends and family walk the last mile with you.”
How did you get where you are today, and who/what helped you along the way?
“A whole lot of people, my parents, my bosses. I still remember – Just one day after my father’s funeral, I had a big negotiation meet for a large project and can you believe, it was my mom who pushed me saying life has to go on.”
Which woman inspires you and why?
“I am not inspired by the big names. I am inspired by the small things that women around me do…like opening a school for the underprivileged girl children, like teaching somebody English skills, basically being entrepreneurial with a strong sense of values.”
How do you maintain work life balance, given your current engagements?
“Because I get to choose and decide and as I said earlier I have to want a particular balance. It can never at everytime be 50/50.”
What holds you back? How do you let it go?
“Honestly nothing. I must want it enough to make it happen.”
What keeps you awake at night?
“My dog being ill, since thankfully my kids are grown up – to some extent”
What will be the biggest challenge for the generation of women behind you?
“The possible loss of family and human values, growing consumerism, a possible inability to move beyond the traditional binds in their minds”
What advice would you give to women who want to succeed in life?
“BE YOURSELF !”
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