As a wellness coach, Dr. Ramya Ranganathan’s purpose in life is to catalyse aliveness – in individuals, groups, and organisations through Crafting our Lives. Among her clients are word-class organisations and individuals. During her amazing career, she has also spoken at three TedTalk events and have spread positivity to thousands, both online and offline
We got in touch with Dr Ramya to know more about her career and how she grew it online.
Turning adversities into innovative solutions
Dr Ramya’s journey to becoming a wellness entrepreneur is an inspiring story of persisting through hard times.
Her career started from something very different from coaching: engineering.
Dr Ramya graduated from IIT Madras, and also holds a PGDM (MBA) from IIM Ahmedabad and a PhD in Organizational Behaviour from London Business School. She has worked in many blue chip companies like ICICI, Infosys and Citibank.
But later, she will go on to pivot her career from corporate to coach and facilitator, who developed a unique approach to catalyze and nurture wellbeing.
But why did she make a huge career change?
It actually started as a personal journey for her to find ways to stay afloat during a particularly difficult time in her life. Although she has everything that had to make one ‘happy’: an accomplished career, a loving marriage, a comfortable home. But something was amiss.
‘Everything felt like a burden.I was declared clinically depressed. I didn’t know what to do and started looking at various avenues to seek help’.
She studied psychology, philosophy and yoga. She stayed at ashrams, met monks, and read the Bhagavad Gita. She also went on to discover and study positive psychology.
Crafting our Lives was eventually created, based on her own life experiences, science and positivity. After this, there was no holding back.
Over the last decade, Dr. Ramya has designed and taught several customized workshops for public sector as well as private sector clients.
Dr Ramya has also been a speaker in three TedTalk events. She has inspired many with her unique approach to well being.
Dr Ramya takes her business online
Over the years, Dr Ramya got certified from a number of top institutes as a coach. And she has taught many offline classes.
Later, she created multiple online courses on the themes of wellbeing at work which she wanted to provide to a wider audience. Some of her courses are: Conformity and need to Belong, Owning your Life, Thriving During Uncertainty.
To get her courses out to the eCommerce world, Dr Ramya used Instamojo online store builder where her clients can buy courses:
The online store showcases all her courses and allows clients to make a purchase without hassle.
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What is the vision of Crafting our Lives?
Crafting our Lives enables people to find meaning in their lives. It let people derive joy and aliveness from what they do.
“The courses I made and workshops I organise are to create a bridge between the Academic World and the Common Man — translating scientific research into practical tools that people can apply in their personal and professional lives.”
Dr Ramya hopes to bring change in more people’s lives who are struggling to find joy.
Sell your courses online
Do you have wisdom that you want to share with the world. Selling your own courses has never been easier.
Sign up for a free online store on Instamojo and start selling you digital products.