Ekta Tarun Wasan on providing customised training programmes.
Ekta Tarun Wasan is a self-trained fashion enthusiast, entrepreneur and designer. She had the vision of launching the Wasan Knowledge Hub after realising that the need of the hour is a finishing, etiquette and image industry in India. She believes in complete personal involvement in everything she does.
Excerpts from the interview... Could you please cue us into your work mantras? One mantra that I go by is creating a collaborative work environment. I firmly believe that neither the employees nor the organization can work independently. All the units and functions should be cued in together. For me, no idea is trivial, no function is unimportant and every person adds value in the overall success of an organization. What are the challenges that you have faced so far? Starting a company from scratch is not an easy feat. Every day there are new challenges - right from understanding the market, to ensuring the quality of courses, to finding the right fit. Moreover, I decided to venture into the training, finishing and consulting industry which is not a needbased, but an awareness-based industry. To make a mark in the market was not very easy. But with the support of my family and the right decisions along the way, I could achieve a lot in a short span of time.
What are your success mantras? Success cannot be achieved overnight. It requires dedicated effort, lots of hard work, perseverance and most importantly, it requires believing in yourself and your values and ethos. When I take up any task, I make
sure that the basic mix is in place - optimism, planning, passion, innovation and courage. Also I believe in accepting failures gracefully and learning from them. Moreover, staying grounded is something which has helped me immensely. My biggest success mantra is to work in such a way that success makes noise.
How do you strike a balance between your personal and professional life? Women are designed to multi-task. Having said that, we are not superheroes. Balancing both sides becomes difficult at times, but I believe in having a professional setup which is on auto pilot. Identifying the right fit for a job and then empowering my team to make decisions and to take on responsibilities not only increases team focus, but also helps me concentrate on strategic decision making. On the personal front, I make sure that I switch off for some time at least so that I get to spend quality time with my family
What are your plans for the future? My aim is to take Wasan Knowledge Hub pan India not only in the metros, but also in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities, where people are aware that they need to upskill themselves.
What is your message to young, aspiring entrepreneurs? Believe in yourself. If you have an idea, start today. There is no better time than now. It does not mean you must quit your job and jump into something on a whim. Take calculated, small steps every day. Grow every day and set goals for yourself. Always remember, we have the ability to achieve absolutely anything we set our minds to.