TRUPTI SAWANT care mind body soul founder inspiring story
‘Dreams don’t work unless you do’ – this is the belief on which Trupti Sawant lives her life. This Mumbai based entrepreneur is fondly known as Trups in her personal and professional circle.
Meet Trupti aka Trups
Trupti Sawant grew up in a well-educated family. Her father is an engineer and her mother started her journey from a homemaker to an entrepreneur. While studying in Mary Immaculate Girls High School, a girl’s convent school: Trups was the most introverted among her batch mates and grew up in a shell of protection by her family members and cousins.
Learning never exhausts the mind. Trups’ long line of academic success began in the field of science. During her vacations, she was also guided by her mother to learn the arts that Trups felt inclined towards. At the age of 15, she first learnt Reiki. Everyone around and Trups herself experienced the power of healing through her hands. Just after her 12th boards, her mother, Shubhangini had to undergo major surgery. The entire family supported each other immensely which gave her the courage to finish her boards.
After exams, upon the advice of her cousin and her mother, even though being skeptical she and her friend attended an orientation on Handwriting Analysis. Many opposed her decision as they thought it was a waste of time and money. With her parent’s immense support, she went ahead with her learning and soon became a Handwriting Analysis expert.
Her Aura and charm
At the young age of 18, Trups got an opportunity to become a speaker at one of the Rotary Association events. People were curious and surprised to see such a young girl with knowledge in a very different field who could tell them about their personality. She now transformed from an introvert into a confident young lady who could enthral the crowd and answer their queries or handle objections gracefully and eloquently.
Hurdles of Life
Trups and her family faced many roadblocks during her educational and professional journey. During her final year in university, her father fell gravely ill and needed hospitalization and their family business suffered a great loss. She and her mother decided to again brave the storms together. She had to find a job quickly. From her salary, she started paying the employees of her family business and the business loans. Meanwhile, her father slowly recovered, which was a positive sign and a ray of hope. The family encountered people who tried to take undue advantage. She decided to learn various modalities including astrology, tarot reading and other such to help her family and self from being victims. By then her mother established successful catering business.
Every turn in her career was faced with emotional upheavals. Both her parents had to be hospitalized once again due to chicken guinea during her shift in the corporate job. She faced all adversities with courage and faith that there is a strong energy form in the universe that would always protect her family from any form of crisis. Her mother became her pillar at every step and encouraged her immensely not to give up. Her father too always encouraged her to pursue her dreams in life.
Trups worked night shifts in the ITES sector for almost 5 years to invest her day time more towards research and learning in Graphology; in the meanwhile, she also learnt Tarot reading. Her knowledge helped her to do corporate events with employee analysis as the key focuses. While working she decided to pursue a course in Six Sigma and got an excellent opportunity to fly abroad for several B 2 B projects to be migrated to India, but her fate had some other plans.
Trups earlier used to visualized pursuing masters in one of the most leading B-schools of the country – Welingkar Education Business School known as WeSchool Education. But at that time due to financial stress and additional responsibilities, she had to give up that plan. That opportunity presented again but this time her own medical treatment proved a hindrance in achieving good scores and she had to settle for an average score.
The course that she had applied for was to start a few months later. Thus, she took admission in another B-School (Thakur Institute of Management Studies and Research) and completed her first semester. Again, unlike other students, her journey of learning didn’t stop there… She underwent a long stress level and gruelling interview before her selection at WeSchool Education.
During this time one of her friends applied on her behalf for an internship to Kenya and she got selected. Due to fear for her safety, she faced opposition. However, whenever she heard a NO from others – she knew it was surely meant for her. She got another opportunity to apply for an exclusive course on Design thinking offered by Malardalen University, Sweden. When she came to know that her application never reached the panellists, her friends helped her to enquire and the panellists were kind enough to accept her application. Through a series of the selection process, she was among the top 20 among the 300+ applicants to get selected for this course as well while pursuing her Masters.
Stood tall against recession
During her final year of MBA, the world was hit by a global recession and none of the companies was hiring. Seeing her never give up attitude, she was recommended to meet the CEO of India’s then leading consumer durable brand – Infiniti Retail Pvt. Ltd. (Tata Croma), who agreed to meet her. The moment she stood at the door, she was informed by the panellists – HOD – HR & CEO. Understands that there is no vacancy and she can just accompany them for a cup of coffee. As a student, she was tensed however decided to join them. A 5 mins break turned out to be a long interview. Her perseverance paid off and she was hired for a job in HR due to her strong profile and level of competence.
Trups always believed that “Human Resource team is the heart of any organization and its important to have a healthy heart.” There were more obstacles to overcome. She faced rejection, taunts and on-call threats from many stating that she wouldn’t last for more than three months. Having knowledge and understanding of human behaviour with added skills in graphology, she could find out the troublemakers and deal with tough situations once again gracefully.
She had to face unperceived challenges that are of course not written in the books of study. Along with work stress, she had to face with her family, the barrage of money lenders visiting their house, threatening them. In her early 20s, she faced them bravely and continued her journey onward, growing both in career and educational pursuit. She then transited to the educational sector and worked on student development projects. She also took various initiatives in the corporate sector for streamlining processes, competency mapping which was implemented at Pan India, training and employee development, developing reward and recognition strategies which were again implemented at Pan India, bringing down employee attrition, leadership development and more…
On a personal front, she kept delaying the topic of her marriage as she wishes to help out her family clear all debts first. A new chapter in her life began at the age of 29. She meets her life partner – Siddharth. He is her colleague in one of the organizations where they both were working. Very interestingly when Siddharth and Trups start interacting. Through a tarot reading, Siddharth tricked her by asking the first alphabet of his would-be life partner. After various guesses when the letter T was picked, she said that he would marry a girl whose name starts with T. Without her realizing that it is about her. Their friendship grew into a lifelong bond of love, care and trust, and they finally decid to get married.
Post marriage, Siddharth encouraged her to quit her job and start practising her expertise in Graphology, Tarot and Healing full time. Though few family members were sceptical her Guru – her mother supported her with the decision. At the same time, her mother also became a well-established spiritual healer in alternative science. Being inspired by both her parents since childhood on achieving life goals even though deep struggles of life.
Quitting Corporate Job
After quitting her job, she had to face criticism from people on not earning enough like Corporate job. She started her entrepreneurial journey under the brand name – Trrucopy, Trups was also experiencing another new phase in the personal life of becoming a mother. Along with post-partum depression, the stress of a new enterprise increased. She became more forgetful and disconnected from everyone. She experienced a lot of backbiting, misunderstandings during her start-up journey; but being very strong mentally she did not give up.
Trups had almost hit the stage of depression, but her mother helped her through healing therapies overcome it before the wave could hurt her deeply. Trups also became an established healer herself then. Being a believer in delay gratification and long – term vision of her dreams. She never gets distracts by the high position holding. Earning job offers that are still available for her in the Corporate world. Throughout this tough journey, her husband supports her 100% to continue her passion.
Previously she had made a vision board about launching a brand which is among the most preferred ones and with ethical team members in alternative healing therapies. Three years later with a toddler in their life, this dream too had come true.
Founding Care of Mind, body, Soul
Trups had become a well known Handwriting Analysis expert, Tarot reader and Healer by then with her commitment and dedication.
Starting off with her new journey in 2019, with Co-Founder – Afshan Nafis. They set up a brand called ‘Care Of Mind, Body Soul.’ This organisation is a house of alternative healing therapies. Here a team of experts, including her mother, work together. The aim is to bring a positive difference in the lives of a million people by 2024. By using different modalities like Counselling, Clinical Hypnotherapy, Graphology, Guidance through Tarot, Behavioural Trainings in Corporate, Alternative Healing and a lot more.
Trups’s business partner, Afshan Nafis, a motherly figure to Trups. She is a recognized practising Counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist. Having rich experience of over 35+ years. In the segment of above modalities and Alternative Healing therapies too.
The team at Care of Mind, Body, Soul has helped thousands of people. To overcome their challenges, learn about their competencies, and transform their lives.
During her entrepreneurial journey, Trups has also been recognized for her expertise in Graphology and as a successful entrepreneur in newspapers and at various forums like Winners of Worthiness and Bliss Equity. She recently recognized as “Inspiring Women – 2020” by Rajnithikipathshala and Uprise India.
At ‘Care Of Mind, Body Soul’, they are reaching out to individuals, education institutes, and organizations. To nurture, evolve and grow through their vision and expertise in action.
Trups stronger persona
Trups is a person who strongly believes in “I M POSSIBLE”. She says “Don’t decide your future on the basis of what others say. Instead do what you feel is your inner calling. On the basis of facts as opinions change but facts don’t.” All those who objects her career choices. Also, make fun, taunt her are today seeking help from her. Not only this they say that we are proud of not listening to us.
She has a long list of gratitude that includes her family members, friends, mentors. They all have shown faith in her and have been a catalyst in her transformational journey. Trups’s believes in dreams and taking the right actions, habits to make them a reality. She has a dream close to her heart to empower women and make them economically strong.
We wish Trups all the best for all her future endeavours. You must keep inspiring us through your entrepreneurial journey.
This is an inspirational journey of an entrepreneur who at every step of life has to listen to “No”,
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