Binny Brahmbhatt-Sharma

Binny is the founder and & architect of “The Empower Teens Program” – designed for Middle Years and High School Students.

She is a teen mentor, motivational speaker and a columnist. She writes, engages and inspires teens on their mental well being. Having over 20 years of experience with Multinationals in India and most recently as Director with Nanosoft Technologies Limited – Kenya, she believes “It’s important to have been there and done that”. After an 8 year span with the firm, she renounced her shareholding and directorship to let her passion lead the way. As a social entrepreneur, her goal is “To make an impact while making an income”, she conducts fun & engaging mental well-being workshops for organizations on Work-Life Integration, Science of Happiness, Better Under Pressure etc…

Binny’s Empower Teens Program was created with a vision to provide a proactive solution to the growing epidemic of teenage stress and its related mental health issues. The program safeguards every teen under an “Umbrella of Mental Health Resilience when it’s raining societal stigma’s, adolescence, personal stress, exam pressures and life in general.”
In less than a year Binny’s Empower Teens Program has impacted about 800 teens across geographical and socio-economic demographics through conducting workshops in local/private schools, street children homes and holiday workshops (India and Kenya).

“When Was the last time you did something for the first time?” is her most sought after talk where she inspires her audiences by sharing personal stories on embracing new challenges each year to push you out of your comfort zone.

Binny is a commerce graduate from University of Mumbai, has studied AP Psychology course on Health and Behavior from University of British Columbia & completed Leaders of Learning course from HarvardX in 2017, She is an Indian by heart, global in spirit; resides in Nairobi-Kenya with her husband and two daughters.

Simply Me

When life happens, it takes away a lot from you. In terms of time, space, priorities etc. in your day to day hustle of being a daughter/sister/wife/mother/business woman one needs to have  a space called “SIMPLY ME“.

In this space you re-invent yourself, bring out dimensions to yourself that surprises you.

My story of “SIMPLY ME” starts with my life mantra of  “When was the last time you did something for the first time.”

Each year I pick up at least one new activity to honour my life mantra. Sharing few snapshots of “pushing myself beyond limits

2018

2018 , Zip Lining, for the very first time @ The Forest. The thrill of getting out of my comfort zone & zipping across 6 lines through a dark dense forest was nerve wrecking and scary at another level!!! Fighting that fear is what makes it worth it….

2018 , Zip Lining, for the very first time @ The Forest. The thrill of getting out of my comfort zone & zipping across 6 lines through a dark dense forest was nerve wrecking and scary at another level!!! Fighting that fear is what makes it worth it….
2017
2017, has been the year of education: I finished my first ever online course Leaders Of Learning from HarvardX. I also joined a language school and learnt a new language, Kenya’s local language – Swahili
2016
2016, Travelled alone across continents for the first time! From Kenya – Newzealand, to surprise my Dad on his 75th Birthday. One of my best holidays ever, I guess travelling solo is an experience one shouldn’t miss.

2016, Travelled alone across continents for the first time! From Kenya – Newzealand, to surprise my Dad on his 75th Birthday. One of my best holidays ever, I guess travelling solo is an experience one shouldn’t miss.

2013
As someone who grew up being scared of the dark, scared of any sorts of adventure that would hurt me physically… even a scratch was a big No No…..Mountain Climbing for the First time at 38
2014
White Water River Rafting at 39 Was thrown off the raft in the raging river! near death experience…
2015
YOGA happened to me at 40! Its a calling I believe. You got to be ready to receive the practice of Yoga. I owe finding my purpose and my spirituality to my Yoga guru Vinaya Pinto. She inculcated in me the spirit of Yoga. I will forever be grateful for the gift of Yoga.
2012
First Ladies League tournament 2014.
July 2016, New Zealand tour. Was Lucky to get expert training skills under Coach Kashif Shuja who coaches Squash for Massey University ranked 7 in New Zealand and 147 in the world.
2011
When people normally learn to drive around the age of 16 or so, Me being Me scared of even crossing a road without holding someone’s hand, learnt to drive @ 36! Five years into it and today I am the most preferred driver by my family who drives 1000’s of miles without any fear. My first car, we named her Little Binzy.
2008
Being at Runway Model at 32 yrs a mother of two girls. Was the shortest, oldest & the only Indian in my squad of 16 fellow Models. Sounds Impossible ! Right?
Never having tried my hand at modelling, I got an opportunity when I saw an advert to audition for Samantha’s Bridal Fashion Fair, though the advert clearly mentioned height 5’6″ and above, it didn’t stop all 5’3″ of me from trying. Being the only Indian/Asian auditioning amongst about 600 gorgeous tall kenyan beauties gave me Humoungus Giantsized Butterflies in my tummy. I gave my best to it and rest as they say is history.

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