Our audience is keen about reading stories of entrepreneurs creating a difference in the world. Your profile speaks volumes of the outstanding work you have done. Tell us about yourself and your work.
Mr. Jitesh Manwani started training in the year 2010. He is a young entrepreneur coach and business consultant who has helped many businesses to grow in a few weeks; he helps lakhs of entrepreneurs through his online sessions and videos.
He did his MBA from Delhi and is a certified NLP practitioner, having the certification by the American Society of NLP which is a language to understand the human mind. He is also doing a Ph.D. in behavioral skills training and has been the Vice-President (public relations) in Toastmaster International. He has trained in companies like Tata group of companies, Raymond’s, Globus, Lodha Group, Premier Bio soft, Crystal gallery Dubai, Shakti Pumps, S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Ola, IIFM (Bhopal), ITC.
Trained nationalities including Italians, Russians, Arabs, Egyptians, Lebanese and many more and has made a fabulous international mark.
Another feather in the cap is that Mr. Jitesh has obtained the “Making the Stage” training certification from Success Resources, Singapore, which is one of the biggest certifications for trainers on the planet.
In detail, tell us about your journey behind creating this valuable brand.
It all started back in 2010 when I attended Mr. Sneh Desai’s program when I decided I want to be a trainer. The road seemed hazy, but I found the direction. I kickstarted the journey with conducting personality development and English sessions in colleges. In 2011, I partnered with my accounts tuition teacher, who was good at marketing. We received soft skills training projects in companies, institutes, etc.
I got married to Priyanka in 2013, and in the same year, we got the opportunity to conduct training in Dubai which was a good platform. But back here in India, although I and my partner pitched in a lot of companies, we did not receive corporate training due to lack of experience. Somehow, we managed to get projects in Indore and in other cities too. In 2015, my partner left the company. And since I wasn’t that good in marketing that time, the business suffered. I decided to focus more on the public platform rather than corporate or colleges.
I created independent seminars like LevelNext, WonderMind. Since the marketing wasn’t strong, so the programs dint really click with people. In the meanwhile, I and my wife Priyanka opened our academy Jitesh Manwani Academy of Change. It was an office with a training room. We had a staff of 6–7 people. We bagged some projects also and conducted seminars and workshops also in our training room. I attended the Millionaire Mind Intensive program by Success Gyan in Mumbai which helped me understand the possibilities in this profession.
A few months later I flew to Singapore to attend “Making the Stage” program by Success Resources which was an achievement for me because it was definitely a world-class experience with a world-class team of trainers there. This program taught me how to speak like a world-class trainer. In the start of 2018, my son Rudra was born. We dint have a lot of work in hand at that time and I was still establishing my name in independent training programs. Now I had one more member added in a family so I thought I should I apply for work in colleges again for consistent income, but it did not work out. Today I am glad it did not work out! Because after that I attended one more event called Guerilla Business Intensive program by Success Gyan in Chennai. This program gave me insights into the right marketing in business. Eventually, I shifted back to my old office and Priyanka and I started doing business-oriented programs like Young Entrepreneur Summit (3 times), Young Entrepreneur Accelerator (5 times), SME Growth Program, Speak for Million (a training program for aspiring trainers), Business Consultancy to entrepreneurs. All these programs gave my company good profits.
Your story is something many readers would love to relate to. Now go in detail and tell us how your company works.
We have a mix of full-time employees, interns, and freelancers. We do social media marketing through which the people come to our events and eventually they register to our workshop and consult us for their business issues. Social Media Marketing also gives us corporate talks and talks in social/business forums.
Our work culture is based on ‘Code of Honor’ in which we have high integrity and authenticity. We even give each other Yellow, Orange and Red mistake cards which indicate the level of intensity of mistakes with yellow being low intensity. And if a person has frequent mistake cards, we talk out the problems he is facing.
We follow NASA goal plan, wherein we break the tasks to achieve goals into smaller tasks and allot these small tasks to the relevant person with deadlines too.
We also have our business consultancy clients who buy consultancy from us yearly or half-yearly. We put their progress in front of our eyes on a whiteboard so that we know exactly what their current status is.
Since we create free videos, we receive messages from people. We make sure to reply to them via personal messages so we are able to solve their problems they ask us personally.
What challenges did you face while creating your brand? What are the challenges you go through on an everyday basis?
We definitely faced challenges in marketing ourselves. We couldn’t understand the market initially, that what people want. We had issues finding the right audience too.
a. Since we create a lot of content for social media, the content creation for followers is a challenge
b. What to delegate so that the work quality is maintained and efficiency is intact fund flow management
c. Maintaining the enthusiasm of team**
d. Making new systems/updating/improving them everyday
e. Personally replying to followers on their messages
f. Updating myself every day for my learning.
**One thing I would like to share is that we need to know what our employees are good at. For example, a marketing person likes to do graphic designing. So we should let him do that for an allotted time so that he is happy in what he is doing. For him, he is just not doing marketing but also he gets to what he likes.
What is your future vision and how do you wish to take your success to the next level?
My vision is to make 100 successful entrepreneurs running a high-profit business with good health and relationships. I wish to take it to the next level by helping more entrepreneurs to achieve their goals.
How do you deal with stress, work pressure on a day to day basis?
I make sure to stick to my daily discipline/routine because once that is disturbed I don’t feel good! Stress for me is unanswered questions which I discuss with my mentors which helps me. And of course, spending time with my family is a stress buster.
What advice would you like to give to someone who has a dream of creating something of his own and make a living through it?
For entrepreneurs, I would say that
a. Make products according to the market
b. Get good at something for which people are ready to pay you
c. Keep a check on the direction you are in (morals/ethics) and
d. If you don’t have yet, then get a mentor/coach as soon as possible
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