Tanvi Bhatt, Founder, Tanvi Bhatt International India’s Premier Personal Branding Company
Tanvi Bhatt is the founder of ‘Tanvi Bhatt International,’ India’s Premier Personal Branding Company. Known as “The Personal Branding Pioneer in India,” she is the speaker and coach focusing on thought leadership. She has been awarded the Best Young Woman Entrepreneur Award in India & the Iconic Stevie Award for Global Young Woman Entrepreneur in New York.
Branding is what people say about you when you are not in the room. It is not always about the companies we work for, it is also about our branding. The value, the skill set, the experience we bring to the table in any field. The elevator pitch is not always required to promote our companies, but ourselves too for being in a position we deserve, to sustain in the position we hold, and to grow further to where we want to reach.
It starts with the right mindset and thoughts, and today we have India’s pioneer of personal branding to talk about its importance, enabling us to become leaders in life. Tune in to listen to this enriching conversation.
About Tanvi Bhatt
Tanvi Bhatt is the founder of ‘Tanvi Bhatt International,’ India’s Premier Personal Branding Company.
Known as “The Personal Branding Pioneer in India,” she is the speaker and coach focusing on thought leadership. She has been awarded the Best Young Woman Entrepreneur Award in India & the Iconic Stevie Award for Global Young Woman Entrepreneur in New York.
Tanvi describes the concept of personal branding as a “celebration of yourself.” She recalls, when she was a fresh graduate looking for a mentor to help her build her brand, she couldn’t find any in the country.
She says, “The only option I had was to build the industry myself.”
Tanvi calls personal branding a mosaic of 11 factors, with thought leadership being the prime one. She describes thought leadership as, “It is about what you do better, different and noble than tour competition in the industry. Individuals who dare to synthesise these and craft their ideas of what they are doing differently make this world or their tribe a better place.”
Role of Social Media
Tanvi feels that social media is a great platform for building personal branding, but it also depends on the target audience. She explains how many successful people have minimal social media presence because their target audience is not on it. So, it becomes paramount to identify it first.
Talking about the stage when one should start focusing on personal branding, she calls it to be “from day zero of one’s career.”
Recalling the financial crisis of 2008, Tanvi explains that employees in the US realised the importance of personal branding owing to the fear of losing their jobs. They all worked towards it to become indispensable for their companies. However, she feels that Indians are not comfortable in promoting themselves.
She says, “In India, we are asked to be quiet and do what we are told to do. Follow the rules. Unfortunately, in the land of Chanakya, we have not been taught, how to think.”
Tanvi also talks about the importance of introspection to become thought leaders. She says, “You cannot be a thought leader unless you have a deep level of introspection done, unless you have an absolute awareness of who you are at an emotional level or intellectual level or you’re able to synthesise all these things together to create something worthy of being evangelised not just by yourself but by others, naturally.”
She narrates a beautiful example of how she helped one of her clients who was usually not into nurturing relationships but wanted to be a leader. This episode will surely leave you thinking about the importance of personal branding, eventually making you take the first step towards it.
Tanvi is the founder of Tanvi Bhatt International – India’s Premier Personal Branding Company; where she empowers leaders to become thought leaders & thought leaders to become ICONS. Known as ‘The Personal Branding Pioneer in India’, Tanvi is the go-to speaker on Personal Branding, Thought Leadership Strategy & Public Speaking in India.
–As a Coach–
Tanvi helps aspiring thought leaders build a powerful and impactful personal brand that is built on her signature philosophy- Your Personal Brand is a truly YOUnique mosaic of your spiritual thought leadership, your strategic thought leadership and your social media thought leadership in today’s digital world we live in! She helps YOU discover your brand’s core thought leadership-your BIG IDEA and build an impactful legacy around it that positions you as the category creator ‘Thought Leader’ of your industry!
–As a Keynote Speaker—
Tanvi has addressed over 100,000 leaders at over 400 events for global brands like LinkedIn, Deloitte, KPMG, Bank Of America, Pfizer, Capgemini, Infosys, Times Group, Mahindra Group, TATA Group, reliance to name a few. She has graced prestigious industry platforms like CII, FICCI, TiECON, DMAi, NHRDN, Social Media Week, PSAI, IITs & IIMs speaking to audience size from 100 to 1000 as a keynote speaker over the last 9 years. She’s also a 3X TED Speaker and has spoken on diverse themes around personal branding to karmic thought leadership to STAGEcraft of Public Speaking.
–As an Author–
Tanvi is recognized as the ‘Personal Branding Expert’ for the CXOs by The Economic Times, where she shares her insights on all things personal branding under her weekly column ‘Brand YOU’. Her Columns and Articles are also featured in magazines like Inc. India, Entrepreneur, India Today, PITCH, Youth Inc. and Young, Fabulous & Self-Employed etc.
–International Awards and Recognition—
✪ Best Young Woman Entrepreneur Award, Women Leaders in India Awards | 2013
✪ The Iconic Stevie Award for Global Young Woman Entrepreneur in New York, USA | 2014
✪ The TIAW World of Difference Award in Washington DC, USA | 2014
✪ The Economic Times World HRD | 101 Most Fabulous Coaching Leaders of India | 2020