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Welcome to Subrat Padhi.com

This is a website for those like me, who are enjoying the journey of life, want to make it better, who want to learn from their successes and failures and make progress in the Pursuit of Happiness.

My unstructured Mission, for the first half of my adult life, was to build a career, a family, stay healthy, some wonderful relationships, achieve a semblance of financial comfort and get closer to that elusive goal of happiness and peace of mind and fulfilment. Looking back on the past 25 years, I can say in all honesty that I have made reasonable progress in these, and continue to work on each aspect.

As I start the second half of my adult life, I now have an added Mission …. To share my experience and my learning to support people in their journey towards self-development and to develop their potential.

My Writings

My Work


Subrat’s workshops are highly interactive, with active engagement from the participants and the facilitator talking for less than half the time. Subrat firmly believes that every audience is brimming with ideas, passion and energy, and his job as a facilitator is to bring this out.


Coaching helps us get clarity, know ourselves better, and helps us get closer to our dreams. A successful coaching relationship helps us address common life issues in the areas of time management, habits, relationships, work-life balance, personal leadership...


Over the Years, I have tried to gather some of my life learnings into my Books, two of which are now available for your reading pleasure. My books makes up for What They Dont Teach You At Any Business School .They are meant for Business Executives who may be missing a trick ...


I always enjoyed talking to Subrat

Subrat was my first Manager at Vodafone, and he played a pivotal role in shaping my understanding of the telecom industry. He is a surprising blend of a tough task master and a thoughtful manager who worked hard to help me settle into a new role and organisation quickly, and comfortably.
As I think back to our years working together, two aspects that jump out are the huge amount of space he always gave me, and the effort he made to modify his own working style to accommodate mine.

He is one of the few bosses I have had who did not just give feedback but also took feedback and even acted upon it, something that I truly admired about him! I learnt a lot from him, but my favourite lesson is in the area of Reward & Recognition — how to make your team members feel really important and appreciated for their efforts and how to build a strong tradition and culture of healthy competition and recognition within the organisation.

Apart from work, I always enjoyed talking to Subrat – a great conversationalist with a wide range of interests and knowledge peppered with his inimitable wit – this coupled with the fact that he is also a good listener, makes him the capable writer and coach that he is.

Nidhi Lauria

With Subrat around you can never rest on your laurels

With Subrat around you can never rest on your laurels. A job well done, a target achieved is just the beginning. You never know what’s coming next – far fetched and impossible as it may seem. He taught me what it means to stretch one self, he taught me what it means to plan your job meticulously and more than that he taught me to believe in myself.

Atul Wadhwa

He knows how to convert your mistakes into lessons

Subrat is someone who knows how to extract the best and maximum out of people. He knows how to convert your mistakes into lessons and your skills into strength. He spots talent easily and knows how to nurture it. He stands by his team in difficult times. He is one who has guts to take tough decision and follow them through. He is equally demanding on himself. If he has committed himself on any task, consider it well done. A stickler of punctuality, he is always first one to walk in any meeting and plans his day / week / month / year well.

He has wide knowledge of all aspects of Business and leads all units of business smoothly.

Yuvraj Singh