Spiritually Inspired Coach, Counselor, Artist & Guide
After spending over 20 years in the Corporate world as Media Planner, Buyer and Communication & Brand Consultant, annu is devoting her time and energy to facilitating transformation in people and their lives. Having dealt with innumerable emotional, financial and physical challenges in her own life, annu made sharing her learnings with people to support them as a way of life. She found that her spiritual journey within, through meditation and understanding of the Scriptures, has enabled her to be in the position of not only living a happy and peaceful life but also being able to guide people to deal with their own issues. She conducts Workshops, holds Musings & Mystical Art Sessions, gives personal counseling sessions, does guided meditations as well as writes extensively on the subject of spirituality and interpretations of traditional wisdom in the modern context. She is a Coach and Counselor to many people including successful corporate people and some celebrities from the performing arts and Cinema. Though she is a post graduate in Economics and has received no formal training in Art, she participates in Art shows with her mystical art paintings, which have been very well received. She was awarded for ‘Excellence in Art’ by the Bharat Nirman Foundation in 2016. Images of her paintings(Mystical Art Gallery) and her blog (Musings) can be seen on her website www.annukalra.com As part of her attempt at making traditional wisdom relevant to modern times, annu runs a Café Spirituality group. An open freewheeling discussion at a pre determined time in a coffee shop over a cup of coffee and muffins- a modern version of Satsang. The idea is gaining traction and is allowing people of all ages and mindsets to meet in a friendly environment and have meaningful conversations, enhancing their own and others’ understanding and hence imbibing a more collaborative approach. For eg. in one of the sessions she encouraged a discussion on the efficacy of mantras. The people attending have been as varied as House Wives, a Vedantin Sadhu, officials from MNCs, Fashion Designer, a Doctor, Students and a Civil Servant. She is constantly looking for opportunities to touch and impact more lives through her writings and events.