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Dr. Shalini Verma ‘LIFOHOLIC’

Prof. (Dr) Shalini Verma, is a LIFELONG LEARNER, a ‘LIFOHOLIC’, who DRINKS ‘LIFE’ Sip-by-Sip while inching her way to the attainment of sthitaprajna – the goal of our HUMAN EXISTENCE.

‘LIFOHOLIC Shalini’, as she prefers to be addressed as, hails from the LAND OF SATYAGRAHA (Satyagrah is a Sanskrit word which means “insistence on truth”).  She is what her motherland has made her – a SATYAGRAHI.

To those who do not know, the Champaran Satyagraha, is one of the vital events in the history of India’s freedom struggle against 200 years of British rule. It was the first Civil Disobedience movement in India, launched by Mahatma Gandhi to protest the injustice meted out to tenant farmers in Champaran district of Bihar.

From being stripped off from the right to education to becoming an Academician and Author of 73 published books including multiple bestselling titles, the second innings of her life, is exciting as well as highly engaging in teaching, storytelling, acting, modelling, screenwriting, and independent documentary & filmmaking.

She is among the fortunate few, who has been blessed with ADVERSITY – an opportunity that boosted her EQ (emotional quotient), CQ (creativity quotient) and above all AQ (adversity quotient) that has led her to SELF-EXPLORATION, SELF-EDUCATION and SELF-REALIZATION.

At this juncture in her LIFE, she is striding her way to the attainment of sthitaprajna – a sthitaprajna individual who is comfortable with both – ADVERSITY & OPPORTUNITY. One who sees them as the TWO sides of the same coin.

Even in the bleakest of our times during this COVID-19 LOCKDOWN, she could keep herself constructively and creatively busy in adding 3 more books to her already published list of 70 titles. The titles of these 3 books are:

  1. BODY LANGUAGE: YOUR SUCCESS MANTRA, 2nd EDITION

  2. DIGITAL BODY LANGUAGE: YOUR SUCCESS MANTRA FOR THE VIRTUAL WORLD, 1st EDITION

  3. NARENDRA MODI – THE COMMUNICATOR, 1st EDITION

In this journey on half a century, she has evolved from a shy Self-talker to a Communication Professor dealing with a huge number of learners, readers, and viewers.

Her keen observation on Body Language backed with extensive research in the areas of subconscious mind-reading and paralanguage enabled her to write BODY LANGUAGE: YOUR SUCCESS MANTRA, her first book in 2005.

Coming from a non-academic and more so a ‘non-author’ family, it took her 14 long years – from the conceptualisation to the publication of her first book.

This itself is a testimony of her steely determination backed by 4Ps – PAIN, PASSION, PATIENCE & PERSEVERANCE.

Her book, BODY LANGUAGE: YOUR SUCCESS MANTRA also happened to be the first book to be written from Indian perspective on the subject by an Indian author.

At present, apart from her consultancy offering – LIFOHOLICSTM – an inside-out MAKEOVER STUDIO, she spearheads two organizations – SamvaadShaalaa – an online learning platform and Books 33 – a publishing outfit.

In addition, has also been associated as a Communication Professor at various reputed Management Colleges in India and abroad, including IIMs, T.A. Pai Management Institute (TAPMI), Manipal, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai, Jaipuria Institute of Management, NOIDA Campus, S P Jain School of Global Management, Dubai Campus, Istituto Adriano Olivetti (ISTAO), Business school in Ancona, Italy, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, US.

Her sheer passion for communication, laid the foundation of SamvaadShaalaa, a communication platform for all those who want to transform from ‘shy-communicator’ to ‘ace communicator’ – from novice to niche.