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Want solutions to the problems that keep you awake at night? That’s where Karmic Ally Coaching helps you create breakthroughs with customized radical and innovative solutions to issues that are keeping you stuck in a rut in the shortest time possible. Believe it or not, even high achievers hit roadblocks in their careers or on their journey to creating a business that expresses their Soul’s Vision and Purpose. Every transformation requires a willingness to accept change. Are you ready to embrace change? Find out with Karmic Ally Coaching's special quiz - Fearing Change or Confident to Win Challenges!
 
Meet your coach

I believe the world would be a better place if high achieving professionals accepted setbacks and challenges to their careers as Wake Up Calls to embark on a Journey where their empowered course correcting actions create a New World Order that encompasses achieving their career aspirations & potential with authentic life balance.

I work with driven, passionate, talented and ambitious professionals who’ve hit a speed breaker in their business or career create their desired breakthrough reclaiming control of their situation with customized strategies and tactics that deliver results.

When my clients first reach out to me, they are not in a very happy place, needing clarity about themselves, their desires,  chosen vocation what will give them peace of mind. They are drawn to me for the very reasons that I highlight in Who is Karmic Ally Coaching.

Their professional problems are playing havoc with other areas of their life. They know they need to take radical steps to change the status quo but they also know they need support and accountability to get them their desired result.

I really get it, because I’ve experienced that dark night of the Soul. I know firsthand the outcome of getting lost in work rationalizing decisions that were detrimental to other aspects of my life.

I’ve struggled with and won battles of stress management, corporate politics, life balance and career decisions to emerge in a place where I can confidently say that I live my desired life according to my personal Manifesto and a business that provides me with a platform for my desired lifestyle and self-expression. I want that for you too!

And I know my method will work for you too as I detail in What do you get from hiring me as your Coach?

 

The story of my transformation into the Karmic Ally Coach

I’m often asked why an ambitious go-getter Chartered Accountant would take a Leap of Faith and launch a completely different business to one that she was in as a highly respected professional for a quarter of a decade.

Unlike most About Me Pages, this one is different because if you want to work with me and are wondering if I can help, then you need to why Vatsala Shukla, Chief Encouragement Officer of Karmic Ally Coaching, Mentor and Coach really understands where you are right now and my Heroine Journey story is relevant.

As a child, I had 2 ambitions for what I would do when I grew up:

  • To make a difference in the world (I didn’t know how but trusted that I could and would)
  • Become a super Chartered Accountant

 

The sweet taste of success & knowing you have achieved it all

Qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales) is the best decision I ever made. It opened doors and opportunities for me to experience professional growth and satisfaction while working in different countries gaining exposure to different cultures and making friends for life. I worked for all of the Big Four Accountancy Firms and also held senior positions in globally respected companies.

One can say I had it all – despite being made redundant 3 times in my corporate career! I discovered 2 major frauds as an independent consultant and it didn’t matter to me that I could never return to the 2 countries where I had worked for fear of my life because I was passionate about my work.

The audit and finance profession gave me a lot of job satisfaction and many of my high points are linked to my chosen career choice. Find out 5 fun facts about my career and meet my Muse, Miss Coco in this short video!

 

 

Ever experienced a Wakeup Call?

Sometimes life events shake us out of our reverie showing us there is more to life. We often get so caught up with 1 aspect of life that we ignore other areas that make us whole individuals. The warning signs are ignored until we receive a solid Wakeup call and are compelled to take decisive action. (I’ve written about Wakeup calls in my Kindle book Wakeup Calls)

In my case, it took 2 before I accepted my Call to Adventure. The first was when I ignored a minor scratch to my leg while climbing on a tram in Warsaw that turned into septicemia

I chose to go against doctor’s orders, got discharged from the hospital to catch a flight to Paris and presented the country budget because I wanted to be a super Professional who could handle the 80+ hour week with panache.

Of course my health broke down and I took measures to recuperate and then got back into the  corporate game. 10 years  after my first encounter with mortality I got my 2nd wake up call when I suffered a suspected angina attack while driving home at 11 pm at night from work.

I’ll never forget the flash of lightening I saw in front of my eyes, the breathlessness and the stabbing pain on the left side of my body as I gave the indicator light and stopped my car on the side of the road. I realized I needed help. Luckily a friend who lived nearby took me to the hospital for an immediate check-up and then home to a very anxious mother.

 

I hit rock bottom – Time for a Reality Check

During the 1 week mandated rest by my cardiologist, I realized yoga, meditation and other stress management tools in my toolkit that I now share with clients and in blog posts were the only reason why I had resilience up till that point.

But a bigger reality check was in store for me. Not only had my stage and responsibilities in Life changed but more importantly I myself had changed. I no longer experienced the Adrenalin rush of deadlines, doing  all-nighters for a listed company submission and then partying to celebrate goals that didn’t really add to my own.

Despite being successful to the outside world, for the first time in my life, I realized something was off mark. To my shock, I found my motivational needs, according to the Maslow Hierarchy of Needs was Self-Actualization but I was still working to fulfill lower needs! I had lost my Ikigai.

Radical change was looming on the horizon. I had to step up to the plate and do what was required to get off the hamster’s wheel. But I could not bring myself to give up my job, career and think beyond the present challenge. My true identity was buried in my job.

The turning point came in the form of a heart to heart but frank chat with my Wise Guide, my mother, who literally held up the mirror to show me what I had become. She reminded me of my childhood dream to make a difference in the world and the chance to achieve that dream. Her words reached a part of me that had been long forgotten.

I wanted to achieve my Self-Actualization Goal using my experience, qualifications, credentials, knowledge and time to contribute to a higher cause and leave a legacy of changing lives.

 

Accepting the Call to Adventure – Karmic Ally Coaching Style 

I acknowledged I’d climbed every mountain and peak in my till then profession and it was time for change. I was going to start living again on my terms focusing on my passion to mentor using my work life experience and coaching skills and make a difference to the lives that I touched while pursuing my passion for the social causes that are important to me.

I created a personal manifesto to help me keep my values in front of me at all times and to ensure I was held accountable to my decision, I declared my intention to my family and friends who were supportive and off I went to get the required training and credentials and launched The Karmic Ally Coaching Experience.

 

My Unapologetic Manifesto The Karmic Ally Coaching Experience from Vatsala Shukla

 

The Phoenix rises from the ashes

Phoenix quote on rising from the ashes

 

Now I empower professionals to manage their career path challenge by facilitating informed choices and options relevant to their stage in life enabling them to have it all without compromising their work life balance from a place of clarity and focus.

I play the role of the Wise Mentor on their Hero’s Journey when they have unconditionally accepted their own Wakeup Call. You can learn more about what you get by hiring me as your Coach here.

In addition to my professional accounting credentials, I am also an Accredited International LIFE Coach with the Certified Coaches Alliance (CCA), Canada and a certified Master SPIRIT LIFE Coach.

My mission has also found expression in my online teaching school, becoming an award winning blogger, recognized Goodreads author with 6 Kindle books and International Bestselling Author in the Personal and Professional Development genre.

My over quarter of a century worth of life time in the corporate world has given me enough exposure and personal experience to understand the issues that my clients face. Nothing fazes me.

My secret sauce for achieving results is to fuse logic, compassion and metaphysical techniques with the various tools in my ‘magic box’ and my clients get results from the very first session.

I bring to the co-creative coaching relationship, my years of life and work experience & ability to create an environment of confidentiality, trust & understanding for professionals to create viable solutions to their immediate problem, make strides in their career or set up their business on firm foundations while ensuring that they don’t lose direction of what makes their lives more meaningful.

The transformation they experience is holistic and one that enables them to live their lives on their own terms rather than living up to the expectations of others.

I adhere to the Certified Coaches Alliance (CCA) Code of Ethics and Standards.

If my story and message resonates with you, you’re ready to take charge of your vocation and reclaim your life, let’s have a no obligation chat and see if I can help you.

 

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Testimonials

Vatsala Shukla gave very solid information that covered the aspect of what a Wake Up call and a Hero’s Journey is about sharing some of her personal experiences which made the presentation warmer. I felt closer to her as she perfectly described the stages a hero’s journey. The story of Mahatma Gandhi’s Wake Up Call and Hero’s Journey was particularly interesting.

I appreciated Vatsala giving tips, guidance and coaching questions for what to do. The handout with self-coaching questions that one could do after the presentation was a good complement for the presentation and helped people to work with her on the call.

I also liked that Vatsala gave people a chance to do some work “here and now”, in this way they will remember more about what was all about and will be curious and willing to go deeper… at least some of them…

Recommended by Lumi Vasile for the Wake Up and Hero’s Journey Teleclass

In my experience, Vatsala is a very professional and dedicated coach, respecting the client’s natural pace, while at the same time seeking to maintain momentum and commitment in the coaching sessions.

Vatsala coached me for twelve weeks, and her action plan oriented approach has given me long term results. Each session was followed up with a written session recap and progress report from Vatsala, which was a big help and motivation to me in actually doing the actions we had talked about. Vatsala helped me to define both short term and long term goals, which is invaluable to me in keeping the right perspective in daily decisions at work and home. I recommend people to invest their time with Vatsala’s coaching – the benefits are tangible, immediate but also long lasting.

Vanita Hork, hired Vatsala as a Life and Career Coach

Vanita Hork

Vatsala is a one of a kind lady who is very knowledgeable in training and coaching for success. She gave me a lot of great insight and encouragement to better myself and get me in the right direction to be the successful person I know I can be. Vatsala walked me through the steps with ease and gave me pointers and tips that work.

I highly recommend Vatsala if you need the advice of someone who knows what she’s talking about. I am very pleased with the results. Best wishes to her and her career as well.

Laraine Gingrich. Banker

Laraine Gingrich

Vatsala is an excellent and a detailed oriented professional who not only possesses versatile skills and knowledge in diverse fields but ensures meticulous execution all her responsibilities. She make it a point that all her clients, customers and associates use their potential to enhance their own productivity in highly competitive environment and contributes to the wellness of one and all.

Her knowledge base is far superior as compared to her peers and can be depended upon for all areas of responsibility falling within the wide range of her in-depth experience.I wish her the very best in all her endeavors.

Manoj Dembla

“Vatsala is a wonderful person with whom I have had the pleasure to connect with on a personal and professional level. She is a great listener and has provided me with great advice and inspiration to help me succeed in my future. Her blogs are also very insightful. I would highly recommend Vatsala. Best wishes.”

Recommended by Barbara Citarella, Client  

 

Barbara Citarella
Email: Vatsala(at)karmicallycoaching(dot)com Phone:91 9818517664
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