Yukti Kapoor Mehandiratta, Founder & CEO of SBY(Silhouette by Yukti) Academy

Yukti Kapoor Mehandiratta is the Founder & CEO of SBY(Silhouette by Yukti) Academy, a Certified Leadership & Etiquette Coach, a mentor, an advisor and an acknowledged Keynote Speaker on various corporate, social, and entrepreneurial platforms including Unplugged by TEDxGateway.  



“Etiquette is not the same as style”

The Brand Called You brings another very motivating episode with etiquette coach Yukti Kapoor Mehandiratta. Yukti is the Founder and CEO of Silhouette by Yukti (SBY). She is a certified leader and etiquette coach. She’s the Former Gladrags Mrs. India runner-up. Yukti is also a former banker. In the year 2020, she was amongst the Top 10 women-led startups. 

In this interview, Yukti talks about her journey into the profession of coaching and highlights some noteworthy points with respect to the importance of coaching in everyday life. 

She begins by sharing the three key milestones of her life. She includes motherhood as a milestone too and shares that it has led her to realize a lot of her capabilities. Yukti talks about her startup SBY, a passion-driven platform that encourages and enhances leadership skills in individuals. She also enlightens the audience with the increasing importance of realizing one’s potential. 

As a professional coach, Yukti discusses the role of a coach in an individual’s life. She highlights the importance of clarity of thought that coaches provide. She further talks about the process of determining the right coach. And importantly asserts that age doesn’t play a role in picking a coach. 

Yukti believes in respecting everyone and everything around and to always be humble.


Yukti Kapoor Mehandiratta is the Founder & CEO of SBY(Silhouette by Yukti) Academy, a Certified Leadership & Etiquette Coach, a mentor, an advisor and an acknowledged Keynote Speaker on various corporate, social and entrepreneurial platforms including Unplugged by TEDxGateway. As a Former Gladrags Mrs. India (Runner-up), and an Ex-Banker with Citi & Barclays, she has closely witnessed the gap between been people’s presentability and capability; and developed an overall perspective of the undebatable power of practiced people skills, leading to improved performance & leadership levels. Yukti has been recognized as among the Top 10 Women Startup CEOs 2020 by a prestigious business publication called CEO Insights. She has also been awarded with National Woman Excellence Award 2018 extended by Indo European Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises. She is a mentor for many Incubators supported by 100x.vc, IIM Lucknow, BITS Mesra, VNIT Chennai, IIIT Allahabad, etc. She is a Co-Partner with Lean In India(a global foundation, found by Sheryl Sandberg), an online mentoring foundation aimed at empowering women entrepreneurs from Tier II cities, through coaching and mentoring. She sits in the core committee of WICCI(Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry), FSAI(Fire & Safety Association of India) and CFBP(Council for Fair
Business Practices). She is also an advisor and honorary member of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, that works towards social development of our Youth. Yukti is a Reiki Master and leverages her practice of energy transformation as a healing & learning technique for our clients. Inspired by Yukti’s life, Rinku Paul and Puja Singhal have included her life journey(so far) in their authored book called Dare To Be, that features 14 fearless women entrepreneurs of the country. She has also been featured in prestigious media platforms such as, Forbes, Economic Times, Your Story, Smart Indian Women, Urban Asian, The Star in Me, Prayana SheSights, Corporate Social Responsibility Magazine and Dainik Bhaskar. Yukti is a seasoned Leadership Coach and passionately promotes SBY Academy as a platform that enables individuals to strengthen their  productivity, performance, presentability and people-skills, thereby shaping them into impactful and effective Leaders. Silhouette-Certified courses offered to all the colleges of prestigious Ajeenkya DY Patil University have helped the students to be more confident and presentable. The platform also offers online Leadership courses designed to elevate one’s ability to lead in these challenging and dynamic times. Some of Silhouette’s corporate clientele includes: Axis Bank, Edelweiss Assets Reconstruction Management, Edelweiss Whole Sale & Commodities, Edelweiss Broking Limited, Kotak Mahindra Bank, Crompton Greaves, 100x.vc, Albert David Ltd., ARES Investment Corporation, K. Hemani Realty Group, TBNG Financials Advisors, Network Techlabs Limited, Computer Society of India, Shoppers Stop, Vis Legis Law Practices; just to name a few. Our institutional clientele includes IIM Lucknow, IIT Powai, Ajeenkya DY Patil University, Techno India University, S.P. Jain College of Management, Welingkar institute of Management Development, Amity University, Thakur college of Management Studies & Research, MET International and Podar International School.

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