MY GOAL WITH SELF ACHIEVERS
No matter who we are or where we come from, we all have our own journey and a story that we are writing through our lives - our own story! Everyday brings a new opportunity for our growth. Every choice gives us a chance to pave our own road, We have nothing to prove to anyone but ourselves and to keep reaching for our best version of life.
I have lived in three countries, across 14 cities and started and sold two companies in Silicon Valley and in India. I have always followed my passion and I am grateful that life has given me wonderful opportunities to lead a very fulfilled life.
SelfAchievers is my third venture and a social enterprise that aims to empower others in their careers and personal lives. I bring in my global experience and networks, my learnings and expertise together to help others meet their life’s goals and aspirations through career coaching, business coaching, enlightened entrepreneurship and life and leadership coaching.
I aim to help children from poor families be on a level playing field with their more well-to-do peers. I want to empower them with strong written resumes and professional LinkedIn profiles so they can get a fair opportunity to be shortlisted for job interviews and be noticed by recruiters.
With my global entrepreneurial experience and having started two very different ventures - one fuelled by my passion and the other by the business mind - I have experience that encapsulates starting ventures with zero investment to a heavily funded business. I know what a woman entrepreneur goes through with risk taking, self-doubt, and trying to balance all aspects and roles she plays in her life. Enlightened entrepreneurship and Refugee Entrepreneurship programs empower women to embark on their entrepreneurial journey by helping them ideate and identify the right business idea that matches their skill set and then building a business on that and make it financially viable and sustainable.
I want to work with more refugee women globally to help them start small businesses with low or zero investment so they can re-establish their life in a new country and live a life of economic independence ,dignity and provide well for their families.
As human beings, our greatest desire is to feel valued, loved and affirmed. When you make serving others the story of your life and move in the direction of your goal with the right intention then all the energy in the Universe comes together in helping you achieve it.
You lend your light to one person and they shine it on another and another and another.
AS A WELLNESS COACH
Nidhi Mehta, The founder of BollyBeatz is a Professional Dancer/Performer/Teacher & Choreographer with over 20 years experience in the fitness industry. She is the founder and creator of BollyArobix workout. She has worked with highly celebrated choreographers and dancers across the globe. Nidhi received her training at Shiamak Davar's Institute for the Performing Arts in Mumbai. She has also taken formal training in Jazz, Salsa, Indian Classical and Hip Hop in the US. She is also a certified Zumba Instructor from USA.
Nidhi teaches a range of classes, including BollyArobix™, BollyChoreo, BollyLatino , BollyYoga and BabyBeatz. She has also successfully created dance routines for music videos, cultural festivals, Corporate workshops and concerts and dance therapy for improved wellness and mental health. Her classes are super energetic, intense and tremendous fun!
Nidhi's background includes an MBA from one of the premier institutes in India and thereafter a short work stint with McKinsey & Co. Nidhi continues to train students and instructors and lead classes in India and Singapore. She does regular classes and training workshops at major Fitness Centers across the world. Today, BollyBeatz has partner classes in Chicago, Silicon Valley, India, Singapore .
Our International corporate team building and dance workshops have been conducted in Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, USA, France and Bangladesh.
Nidhi's performance credits include: Performances at various Indian events in California, Stanford International Festival, Miss India America Global Pageant, Sculpt, True Fitness, Tribe Fitness Bangalore, Marriott, TrueYoga, Gold's Gym, Fitness One Workshops. She has conducted various workshops at schools to promote Bollywood dancing as a medium of exercise in an Art form. She also taught regular fitness classes at corporates like Google, Oracle, ExxonMobil, Cisco and Yahoo.
She's been called the Dancing Queen by publications like Femina, Statesman and India Today.
Nidhi says "I love what I do and I would not trade it for anything else in the world! Its the most gratifying experience to see people who have never danced in their life to come to my class and gain confidence in their dancing skills, to feel good about life, to discover their hidden potential and start to enjoy and express emotions through dance. I have had a lot of people come up to me and say that my classes help them get through stress or depression. It's a therapy!"
KEYNOTE SPEAKER & PANELIST
I am available for speaking engagements worldwide, including presenting at conferences and holding workshops and bootcamps on entrepreneurship. I’m an experienced public speaker, and my primary topics of focus are
Entrepreneurship for women
Entrepreneurship as a career option for girls
Converting your passion into a profession
Leverage LinkedIn for business development
Marketing in a digital era with no budget
Nidhi Mehta, a story-teller is empowering women & leaning In. SelfAchievers blog features individuals who have made a mark through their work. It showcases the strength, capabilities and talents of entrepreneurs and mothers who embarked on new career paths while juggling the duties of motherhood. They have successfully created a balance between taking care of their children, home, themselves and at the same time putting their sharp minds and skills to productive use to create a niche career for themselves that has brought them satisfaction and happiness.
As a woman, we go through several phases in our lives and we are constantly evolving as a child, daughter, wife, mother and caregiver. We face ourselves at crossroads at each phase figuring out the right balance between fulfilling our responsibilities and pursuing our professional aspirations. Many of us take the road less travelled to start a small business which is born out of our passion and interest for something we love. This business or profession becomes our lifeline and identity and enables the balance we constantly seek between our personal and professional life. It may not be something big or a multi-million dollar business – but it makes us happy, gives us joy, growth and most importantly our self-identity. In my eyes, these women empower their circle of friends, their family members by being an example of what can be achieved.
I meet several such mothers through my work. Their stories and career choices fascinate and inspire me. This Blog writing and featuring their stories is an attempt to show my gratitude and appreciation for what they have achieved and to inspire and motivate other women who maybe on the fence to take that first step towards their entrepreneurial journey.
I am a mother of two - Arjun and Nia. I have a passion for dance, exotic cooking, learning new things, yoga, traveling, blogging and my dogs.