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Mapping the Journey of Life Leadership Coach - Dr. Paras
His vision to build an emotionally strong world continues with his exploration of continuous studies and international certifications.
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The awareness around mental health and gaining emotional strength was a subject that rarely found the center focus a couple of decades ago. Subjects such as these were considered taboo and a stigma for those who experienced mental health issues. People continued to live their lives on an auto-pilot mode, with little or no guidance on elevating their mental health.
Born on 14th April 1984 and known as Sangharsh S. Daithankar in his early days, Dr. Paras has been an exceptional person on a mission (since his teenage years). He was raised in a modest environment and was always keen to explore the complexities of the human mind. His thirst for knowledge was infinite, so he plunged into securing a Master’s Degree in Psychotherapy and Counseling at IBMS, Chittor (2008-2010). This gave him the knowledge to expand his own understanding of the human mind while learning complex philosophies and their application in counseling. He soon followed this with a PGDM in Business Administration and Management at Merc Institute of Management (2010-2012). He simultaneously enrolled for the Executive Program in Human Resource Management with the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (2011-2012) while studying for a Master’s Degree in Philosophy at the University of Pune (2009-2013). His thirst for understanding the psychology of the human mind inspired him to pursue a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior at the Maharshi University of Informational Technology (2014-2018).
Dr. Paras soon realized the need for the human mind to expand their vision to be able to achieve their dreams and goals. His interest in mental health and coaching grew as he had the inner calling of being a catalyst for change in a world that was still waking up to mental health and coaching. He armed himself with further certifications such as the Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) in April 2017, and Master Practitioner (MP) at the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) in February 2018. He used coaching strategies to transform the lives of over 1.5 lakh individuals and trained 240+ coaches for ICF Coach Certified Programs in his 16+ years of experience.
Being intrigued with the power of the subconscious mind, Dr. Paras trained further with Dr. Richard Bandler for certification in Neuro-linguistic Programming (2018-2019). He completed 4 levels of NLP Mastery and now offers the power of NLP through his coaching sessions. He also explored Mindfulness techniques and deeply connected them with theories of the western and eastern philosophies. He realized these learnings when combined together, create a powerful space to initiate a change within.
Dr. Paras founded a coaching firm named ‘Matrrix’ in 2016 while establishing a not-for-profit named ‘Tava-Mitram’. With his rising popularity and presence across the globe, Dr. Paras offers free group coaching for mental health particularly to those having no access to self-improvement. He considers this to be an expression of gratitude for being able to pursue his learnings despite modest beginnings. His vision to build an emotionally strong world continues with his exploration of continuous studies and international certifications. Today, Dr. Paras is firmly established as a leading coach and mentor. He has come a long way from his life in Mumbai to inspiring people globally. This itself is a testimony to the power of using mind techniques to overcome challenges while mastering life.
Dr. Paras is also a proud recipient of international awards. His most recent award has been the prestigious ‘Global Coach of the Year Award’ by EMCC (2019-2020), Paris. He is also the receiver of the ‘Young Leader Award’ by International Coaching Federation (ICF) for the year 2018, USA. He has been bestowed the title of ‘Mindfulness Coach of the Year’ by the World HRD Congress, Mumbai (2018-2019) and the ‘Mentor Coach of the Year’ by the Golden Globe Tigers, Malaysia in 2018.
Dr. Paras currently resides in Pune, (Maharashtra) India while continuing to inspire, empower and transform individuals the world over. Dr. Paras has recently founded ‘Dr. Paras Wellness’ to spread the reach of coaching, counseling, training, mentoring, mental health, and more.