Janaki Bakshi

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Executive coach Janaki Bakshi, in brief.

Janaki Bakshi

Home: West Palm Beach, FL.  Birthplace: Delhi, India.  Profession: Coaching.  Organization: Live A Designed Life, LLC.  Title: CEO l Executive Coach.  Alma mater: Delhi University, India (B.A.), International Coach Federation (MCC).  Languages spoken: English and Hindi.

Current project: United World Coaches.  Recent professional development: Achieved my Master Certified Coach credential.  What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Moving to West Palm Beach, FL without connections or a place to live.  Hobbies: Nature photography; I love capturing the beauty in nature and then making greeting cards out of the pictures I take, which I share and donate.  Recent travel or adventure: Moving from the West Coast to the East Coast and then to living my dream in West Palm Beach, FL.  Last book read: Reading Life Force, by Tony Robbins. Recent unique acquisition: An electronic adjustable desk with a charging station, enough outlets for my devices, and a tempered glass top.

Personality profile: Intuitive, humorous, warm, direct.  Moral compass: The courage to follow my intuition and take action.  How do you define a perfect friendship? Caring, dependable, loyal. How do you define an ideal business relationship? Trustworthy, collaborative and respectful. What is your greatest fear? Dying with regrets.  What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? The medical profession, doctors and nurses.  What is at the top of your bucket list? Hawaii, Thailand and Bali.  How do you relieve stress? Meditation, listening to music, walks by the water at sunrise or sunset.

What book have you repeatedly read? Power of Intention, by Wayne Dyer.  What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? Pictures of my family and nature (my photography).  What’s the best advice you received growing up? Give of yourself.  What’s the best advice you received in your career? Give more than expected and serve with all your heart. What is your favorite app? Empower You.  What personal circumstance has had the greatest influence on your life? My past, which has made me who I am today.

What is your big idea?

For each human being to discover their brilliance and reach their highest potential.

What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field? I want the world to be a happy, loving, flourishing place where we live in harmony, peace, honesty and with integrity.  What message do you want to send out into the world? You can create the life that you want; life and circumstances do not define you.  What mega-trend most excites you? The rise of women in leadership.

What title would you choose for the movie about your life? If I Can Do It, You Can!  Who would you like to spend an evening with, in heaven? My mom.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? Someone with the freedom to choose what I wanted.  After your loved ones, what object would you first save from your burning home? My alter.  How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? With my family and love of my life, out by the water in a warm climate as the sun is rising or setting.  What advice would you give your younger self? Be strong, be fearless, be you!  What period in your life would you do differently, if you could? I'd spend more time and have more fun with my kids.

Personal mission: To love and serve.  Personal motto: Be the change you wish to see in this world. Favorite quote: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” (Eleanor Roosevelt).  Desired epitaph: She made a difference.

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