Meet Mumbai based Urmila Prabhu Social Entrepreneur, an international storyteller & story coach, author of 2 books, read her Sucess story here

Meet Mumbai based Urmila Prabhu Social Entrepreneur, an international storyteller & story coach, author of 2 books, read her Sucess story here

Today is International Women’s Day.
Hello Mumbai Editor-In-Chief Aleem Shaikh & Entire Team Wishes All Women Happy Women’s Day.

Every year, March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day across the world to promote women’s rights and honour their achievements across the political, economic, social and cultural spheres.

This day is a reminder of the grit and determination of women all across the world.
There is no force more powerful than a woman’s determination to rise.

Every life begins with a woman. Respect and encourage every woman for what she is. Women, are always respected, loved and appreciated.

Theme for today’s International Women’s Day 2022 is…
“Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.”

In Our Entrepreneur of the Year 2024 Series in this Episode we are introducing before you a very dynamic and visionary woman who believes in hard work and because of her good work, she is very popular in Mumbai. Yes, we are talking about Urmila Prabhu,

an international storyteller & story coach, author of 2 books We hope her story will inspire you.

Let’s have a look at her successful journey…

Hello Mumbai News :

Thankyou for joining the interview with us today :

Urmila Prabhu:

Totally my pleasure

Hello Mumbai News :
Could you Introduce yourself for our readers?

Urmila Prabhu:

I am Urmila Prabhu, an international storyteller & story coach, author of 2 books, Bringing Up a Vedantic Mother (available in paperback & kindle version), Who Calls Your Shots? Which became a bestseller in 3 categories (e-version only). I am founder of ‘How to develop a Winning Mindset for Young Professionals thro’ Storytelling’, a learning module. I am Past President of Rotary Club of Mumbai North Island and work at District level too.

Hello Mumbai News :
What Inspired to choose Social service. Why you chose Rotary for your Social Activities?

Urmila Prabhu :

The thought of each one of us have the power to give back to the society is very empowering. All we need is a thought of giving back to the society. Leave ‘How’ to the higher power. The bonus is while helping others, we feel happy too, this feeling encouraged me to do more good in the society. I joined Rotary because it gives the platform to make a difference in a person’s life at bigger scale and its impact is felt at a deeper level too.

Hello Mumbai News :
What Challenges have you faced as a Woman Entrepreneur and how did you overcome them.

Urmila Prabhu: 
My mantra is to turn challenges into opportunities. On a regular basis, its people related issues, if we keep our system in place, the challenges reduce to a large extent. Another daily mantra is to keep a checklist, the pending work reduces to a large extent hence you can start a day with a fresh vigour.

Hello Mumbai News :
Tell Something about your Social service project and how people benefited from it. And from Where Does your Inspiration come from.

Urmila Prabhu:

As a storyteller, I have an ongoing project to train teachers from economically challenged schools in building their capacity through storytelling, also I empower youth in building their life skills thro’ stories. In the year 2019-20, through Shubhlaxmi & Rajendra Chhapwale Endowment Fund, we instituted India’s 1st IOT Laboratory in D S High School, Sion-Dharavi, Mumbai. These are few highlights. The list is endless.

Hello Mumbai News :

How you balance your professional and personal life .& can you share some tips for women Entrepreneurs to maintain balance between work and family life.

Urmila Prabhu:

As Indra Nooyi said it once, “Women can’t have it all”. The key is prioritizing the project, assignments & people. Once you have a clarity in your mind, it becomes relatively easy to navigate your day & life. You have to make various permutations & combinations on a daily basis as there isn’t balance between work & family life.

Hello Mumbai News :
What advice would you give to someone who are aspiring Women Entrepreneur.

Urmila Prabhu:

If you think you can, you can, if you think you cannot, you cannot either way you are correct.

Hello Mumbai News :
Share Your Achievements and Recognitions-

Urmila Prabhu:

Smt. Urmila Sudhir Prabhu

Completed a 6-week Course in Storytelling from City Academy, London 2023.

Awarded at an International Level, ‘Avenues of Service”, 2023.

Author of ‘Bringing Up a Vedantic Mother’.

Author of best selling (in 3 categories) e-book, ‘Who Calls Your Shots?’

Avenue Chair of Literacy at Rotary District Level 2020-2023.

Was honoured as ‘Women in Rotary’.

Led 1st VTT (Vocational Training Team) in Edn. to Finland from District 3141, in 2018.

an International Teacher Trainer

an International storyteller and a Story Coach

Bagged Rotary’s Vocational Excellence Award in Education.

Is the first Indian to be invited to conduct Teacher training in Storytelling in the Schools of Finland, 2017.

Travelled Globally to conduct Storytelling Session.

Was Honoured, Women’s Achievers Award, ‘Women Making India’, by Indian Women’s Convention, New Delhi.2016.

Was honoured ‘WOW Debutant Author”, 2021.

Is a Keynote Speaker at various forums.

Was 1 among 6 teachers to be selected to go to England by British Council

Went 13 times to the schools of England to learn and teach the teachers n the students

Was Unofficial Teacher Ambassador to Pakistan, 2008.

Was member of Think-Tank on education at National Level

Was honoured ‘Excellence in Education’ at National Level.

Won many gold medals for as Best Speaker, Best Debater and Oratorical Skills.

Hello Mumbai News :
Where our readers can find you and keep in touch with you..


Urmila Prabhu:

Youtube -Urmila Prabhu
Facebook- @storytellerurmilaprabhu
Insta- @urmila_prabhu

Rapid Fire:

Favorite place- Brahma Kumri Centre, Mount Abu, Sri Krishna Mutt, Udupi, Actress – Yami Gautam, Persons- My sister & daughter, Food – Konkani & Mediterranean ?
Favorite Quote -You are Your Story.




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