It’s no big secret that the corporate ladder’s top rungs are mostly dominated by men. But what about high-performing, high-earning women executives? Is there a realistic way for them to smash the corporate glass ceiling – for good? Vindya Vee shares the secret to elevating your career and crushing the obstacles in your way to living an ‘exponential life’. Whether it’s money, a promotion, running your own business, or even doing a total U-turn and beginning a completely new career… Vindya’s expert coaching services will create a tailored strategy for meeting the goals that are going to get you exactly where you want to go. She has spent her professional life helping ambitious women like you let go of boring, incremental careers in favor of fast, empowering, EXPONENTIAL lives. Are you ready for it?
Vindya Vee focuses on powerful coaching for visionary leaders, unearthing a deep vision and strategy that enables her clients to perform at a higher level: to explode their genius, get unstuck and soar. The turning point for Vee came when she was hired to coach leaders working with Fortune 1000 companies that hire the top 1% talent in the world. She has worked with clients on four continents in thirteen countries, and has also contributed to the financial markets industry for more than six years.
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Smashing The Corporate Glass Ceiling With Vindya Vee
My guest is Vindya Vee. She is an internationally-renowned, high-performance coach and she works with the world’s top 1% of talent. Her clients include executives, managers servicing Fortune 1000 companies, and business owners. She’s been working across thirteen countries. She’s known for her unique skills in identifying unique talent and impactful leadership. She has a strong vision and a great passion for supporting remarkable women to create extraordinary success and exponential results. Vindya helps anyone who has a bias for action, breakthrough, common mistakes that are holding them back from achieving their dream career in life. She’s been featured on The Digital Journal, The Telegraph, Silicon Investor, and AC Central. Welcome to Heartrepreneur Radio, Vindya Vee.
It’s good to be here.
It’s exciting to have you. I want to talk about how did you get into what you’re doing.
It’s not a journey that I definitely planned to be on. If you talked to me about ten years ago or even less than that, I pretty much lived a very boring life. I was following a plan that was given to me as we always do when we’re younger because we don’t know what works for us, what’s our passion, and what we want to go for. I started going up the ladder as people do in the corporate ladder. I started getting into leadership and management and loved it. People around me love what I did as well. I always had an eye for high-performance and building high-performing teams. Building a self-sustaining team was one of my specialties as well. I started getting into it, with the leadership, as well as management. I started getting into coaching and then things started to shift. I started working with these empowering and amazing individuals who have the drive to succeed no matter where they are. That’s where I started working with individuals and business owners to take things to the next level in that business or whatever they do.
I find it so fascinating because I’ve talked to many guests who all of the sudden realized, “I want to do something other than what I’m doing,” which is my story as well. I was President of national healthcare company and twenty something years ago said, “I’m not going to do that. I’m going to do my own coaching and consulting and I’m going to leave.” I’ve never looked back. I’m so happy that I’ve done that. I love that you’re taking your passion and making a difference in the world. I want to ask, where does the passion come from to work with women? You said ‘remarkable women.’ I wanted to hear what that even means and how you got there.
There’s a very deep-rooted reason for that. To give a little bit of personal background, the drive comes a little bit from my mom. She’s a very talented woman. She’s never been in the corporate world and she’s never done a job in her life, but she’s been this amazing talented woman. I’ve always looked at her and thought she’s got so many talents. I probably can’t do 1% of what she could do. I don’t think that the world gets to see how talented she is, given all sorts of different circumstances. I grew up in a very Eastern environment where women were not supposed to be driven and passionate and have all these goals and dreams, but rather just deal with it and live on life when life happens to you. Especially when you’re married and have kids, just go along with it and not really plan for it.
That’s where the deep drive comes from. When I grew up, I saw it. I saw through that lens and I saw how much talent is around us. I have a big track record of working with men. That’s because that happened to be that way. A lot of big corporate, if you go to the executive levels, like in my experience, 80% are men. Because of that, I try as much as I can to get women into the stage. We deal with different problems and different challenges as we go along in our journeys, especially when it comes to different life stages. The deep-rooted reason is my mom and my experiences. How I used to live in this little cocoon as to what I should be doing and what I shouldn’t be doing. I didn’t even know who I was. Especially the first three decades of my life, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I was in an abusive relationship as a result of that as well. It’s a long journey to come here but that’s the main drive I would say.
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One of my clients comes from a similar background. Although she was taught not to follow her dreams and to just be and do and go with what she was “supposed to do,” she went outside the box. She is impacting women with almost like a movement in a huge way. She teaches on cultural diversity. I love that when a woman breaks the mold and says, “I’m going to go do something. I want to share my talent with the world,” and then gives back in what we call a Heartrepreneur, helping other women. I want to celebrate you and say thank you for being who you are and doing what you do on the planet and thanks to your mom for being who she is as well. What are some of the mistakes that you run across that are holding people back from achieving what it is they want in their business or their life?
One of the key concepts that I always talk about with my clients is this concept called the glass ceiling. Which is, whether it’s a career, and especially in business, we do whatever we do, we follow whatever the [07:22] after we get to a certain level, we keep this plateau and what I call a glass ceiling, which means after that point, you don’t seem to be going anywhere. Even if you do, you might break through it for a short period of time, but then you come back down. In lot of the cases, if you don’t realize that you are in one of those stages, it’s quite easy to give up and make it even more challenging than it already is. That’s one of the key reasons why business owners have less of success in business as well as not having the success of taking their business to the next level that they could take it to. This is one of the key ones.
The second one that I always talk about is not finding the right support system. What I mean by that is a lot of people are aware of mentors. Having a mentor is a big thing, and everyone knows about it. What people don’t realize is that it’s great if you find the right mentor. That means a mentor is a person who has been there, done that, and they are happy to show you what they have done. What people don’t realize is that these mentors have had their lessons, have had their failings in their life in how they got to there. You don’t have to look at exactly that and follow that exact same path. Just look at them and look at what they have done in ten years’ time and try to do it in five years’ time by learning from their mistakes. Try to find somebody. That’s a part of what I do, which is coaching. It is around finding what works for you. How do we create exponential success for you? Because your path is very unique. I can tell you how I succeeded the way that I did or how I got to where I got to, but I can’t guarantee you that’s going to be 100% of the time will work for you. Find that path that works uniquely for you because that’s going to make it a whole lot easier and you’re going to have so much fun either way.
The thing that has helped me be successful in the businesses I’ve owned over the course of my life is I have gotten support system from a mentor. Sometimes different mentors for different things. When I first started out, I literally had no money and I hired Zig Ziglar. I knew I needed someone who’s been there and done that. One of the concepts that I want the audience to allow in is when you have a mentor, whoever that is that you decide to embrace and to have nurture you and take you under their wing, you actually want to not learn from their mistakes, you want to earn from their mistakes. The differentiating point is learning from their mistakes means “I got it,” but you can go out and do the same thing or you can just avoid it. Learning from their mistakes means allow them to show you their success, how they created it based on the mistakes they made, and how they figured out what to do right. Then find out what works for you if they did it in ten, do it in five. That’s exponential. What parting words would you like people to remember that will be helpful in their business or their life or will motivate them or inspire them?
One of the key messages that resonate a lot with me over these past few years that still drives me is this idea that everything that you want to have is outside your comfort zone. That has seen me through a lot of hard times and that is so true because that’s how we grow. Everything we want is not in our grasp and we can’t get it so easy. If it is easy, everyone will be doing it. Everything you yearn and everything that you love and passionate about having and being is just across your comfort zone. Just cross it and see how you go.
I’m going to encourage people to do just that, to figure out where your boundaries are for your comfort zone and to pick one area in your business or your life and stretch that and see what happens. I want to thank you because what comes across is truly your passion. You are so passionate talking about this topic and talking about what you do. You help men and you have a special passion for helping women. You’re making a huge difference in the world as what we call a Heartrepreneur, someone who does what they do in a way that serves and helps a lot of people and just passing it forward. How can people find you and connect with you and contact you?
You can go into my website, which is www.VindyaVee.com. You can send me a message or even if you would like to have some resources that you can use, you can easily access that through my website.
I recommend that you go and you see what the resources are and you make a connection with Vindya Vee. I thank you so much for being here. It’s been so wonderful to chat with you. Get to know who you are and what you do. Just keep on your journey. You’re doing so much good in the world.
It’s my pleasure. Thank you so much for having me.
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About Vindya Vee
Vindya Vee is a renowned high-performance coach, and she has an established reputation in the corporate & business sector for helping the high performers in taking themselves to the next level, specializing in creating exponential results. She helps performers in getting rid of such beliefs that hold them back from getting to the next level, and her coaching has especially inspired women in realizing their true strength and potential. Besides, her clients range from TED speakers to other high achievers in diverse walks of life.