Chennai, a place in Southern part of India is where I grown. Due to my mother’s chronic illness, I quit my schooling while studying in 4th grade. Then after having worked as helper and contract labor for more than 10 years in various technical jobs, like tinkering, welding, buffing, painting & so on, I started my studies privately & went on to complete my professional courses CA & ICWAI. Currently I am working as Partner in one of the leading Auditing firm in UAE, Emirates Chartered Accountants.
One thing that I realized in my life is that the 4 letter word WILL can bring miracles in anyone’s life, as the saying goes, where there is a will, there will be ways. When I look back into my past, there were many great souls I met as strangers, who helped me unconditionally at the right time, without whom I would not have reached to the position where I am today. As I started giving back to socity by helping people I realized there could be no better purpose in life than making a positive difference in others life. Moreover, we will notice extraordinary transformation happening within us whenever we support & work for others unselfishly. Hence currently my only purpose of life that brings great joy to me is to help & make a positive difference in others.
I am a of Toastmasters International since 2005, which has been a remarkable experience, I love to share few drops of words out of my life journey in general and as a Toastmaster in particular. In simple words a journey from a shy person to a confident speaker, from a serious person to a humorous speaker and from a guest to an Area Governor. As a School dropout, I used to be a shy person, an introvert and afraid of public speaking even after becoming a Chartered Accountant. However, today with all humility, I can say that I am able to confidently speak, lead a team, organize events, train, inspire and motivate people, just because of my active involvement with Toastmasters. So with all my conviction I can say that, Toastmasters International, the foundation of which is so strong that unlike any other organization, it will never, never have an end.
Out of my life journey I had realized that:
- It’s the Quality but not the Quantity that matters in the long run
- It’s the Will but not the physical strength that keeps things moving
- It’s the Passion but not the external compulsion that brings life into everything that we do.
And these qualities keep ruling me in everything that I do.
Ever since, my association with Toastmasters had brought a great transformation adding value to my career and my personal life. I had come across many organizations in my quest for becoming an excellent speaker, but none of them could give what I got out of Toastmasters, the amazing transformation.
The bigger picture of Toast mastering is that it suits, rather compliments my purpose of life, that is touching the lives of many & make a difference. This organization gives me the opportunity to live with what I speak.
B.COM from St Joseph’s Eve.College, Bangalore University
FCA, Fellow Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
ACMA, Institute of Cost Accountants of India
CFA Level 2 from Institute of Chartered Financial Analyst, USA.
Professional Experience : I have 25 years of professional experience in Finance, Accounting, Management consulting, Project & Systems Implementation with various industry segments, from manufacturing to service sectors, in Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Rajkot & Surat.
I strongly believe in the below wise saying on servant Leadership,
“There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you.”