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Margot Borden - East-West Executive Coach, Speaker, Author, Consultant

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship? When I set out to study bus...

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship?

When I set out to study business for my undergraduate degree, I had no intention of going into business!

Since childhood, my real desire was to help people and I had a particular sensitivity for sensing the inner world of the people around me. I had my first breathwork session in Ireland in 1985, which was a turnaround experience. I realized that beyond all of the worldly experiences, there is a universe within. I had found my passion. I decided then and there that I wanted to train and work using the breath to help people liberate their blockages and achieve their full potential. This was followed by many more trainings and a master’s degree in Humanistic Psychology.  My passion is in helping people and companies discover their inner truth and then bringing it out into all aspects of their lives and livelihoods.

2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here.

 Psychotherapist and healer, working with individuals and groups.

 Co-author and co-editor Spirituality and Business: Exploring Possibilities for a New Management Paradigm (2010) and Mindfulness and Business in Palgrave Handbook of Spirituality and Business (2011).

 Public speaker and seminar facilitator.

 East-West Executive Coach, helping professionals and their families succeed in and optimize their expat experiences between India and the West.

Everything I do is centered on the core vision of helping others to identify and liberate their blockages and limitations in order to achieve their full potential.

Finding and aligning to our soul leads to a fully congruent life that is wholesome, meaningful and meaning-making.

Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business?

I’m a self-made woman. I started out in France where the culture is individualistic and not collaborative. It took tons of courage and a strong vision to keep me on track. With that in hand and the support of various coaches and friends, I was able to keep up the fight.

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business?

At first, I had so much energy no obstacle was too great.  I networked like a maniac, facilitated many groups and did everything I could to spread the word and build my clientele. Being outside the box in a conservative and individualistic culture in France, were not easy. I felt like it was all effort and not enough return.

My yearly visits to India kept me going. I would get my fill of sunshine, love and spiritual sustenance and then set out for another year of hard work in France. Oh, and by the way, I’m not French. I’m American. I moved to France when I was 19 and lived there on and off until February when I took a leap of faith and shifted to India.

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period?

The turning point was the year I worked with James Hindhaugh, a marketing professional, who helped me develop a business model and a means to develop my business; a call to action. It was smooth sailing from then on.

Q6. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years?

I would like to continue my development in the area of international speaking and seminar facilitation. I’ll always continue my work with individuals as I cherish it very much. I hope to stay based in India. It’s been wonderful, warm and welcoming beyond my dreams!

Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business?

Find and align to your deepest, inner truth and passion.
  • Let your business endeavor be a reflection of that. 
  • Be practical and realistic. Do not allow fear to influence your decisions or veer from your values and vision!
  • Engage in endeavors that respect yourself, others and the planet!
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