Acing the Talk
Chetna Vasishth, a break from her career as a corporate banker, following the birth of her baby boy, turned out to be the turning point of her life. She first set up and ran a training company for bankers in India and abroad, and then progressed on to start an online career-oriented talk show called ChetChat in 2015.
“I thought of starting this venture because there is a big lacuna in the sector and youth of the country needs right guidance and motivation through a credible platform,” she says.
Her YouTube channel, the largest online career chat show in the country, with over 26,000 regular subscribers and more than 1.3 million views so far, sees her converse with professionals on career paths, entrepreneur success stories, and college students for the benefit of viewing students.
These discussions, fun and even quirky at times, are centred mainly on entrance exams, career progression, admission details and scholarship information.
“Having been in the field of education for over a decade I realised that students across India do not have authentic information on these subjects. Most students and parents sadly make misinformed choices and career counsellors are either very few or very expensive. So I thought of using my network to provide free videos for students across the world to help them with their career decisions,” she says.
She has interviewed some very inspirational people and very successful entrepreneurs and CEOs.