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My Journey by Kalpana Varma - Mar 2021

As the world celebrates International Woman's Day, we present to you the journey of Ms Kalpana Varma, founding partner of CoachDirect


I, Kalpana Varma, am a founding partner, parenting coach and head of operations at I have a background in MSc computer science and with some past corporate experience. I find entrepreneurship a more fulfilling experience and this is my second venture, after my first venture in the UK in the food catering industry. I am passionate about parenting and I am blessed to have two wonderful children!

Udemy Stress Management - Dec 2020

Our 3rd course on Udemy by Veer Varma, called Holistic Stress Management is now live! The course provides you with a toolkit of practical and simple techniques that one can follow in their daily life.

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Stress is so common nowadays, but unfortunately many of us seem to let it get the better of us. In this course I talk about the various techniques to manage your stress. I believe stress can be overcome by taking a holistic approach of your mind, body, heart and soul. Hence I cover relaxation techniques, cognitive techniques, physical exercise, perception strategies - all the tool kit to get you ahead in your busy life. The key is to regularly practice these various types of techniques.

Business Plans 2021 - Dec 2020

Veer Varma is invited to be the guest expert by the StartupMonk, India's most active startup community. Veer is sharing tools and techniques to keep business owners and entrepreneurs accountable to their business goals in 2021 to gain traction in their business.

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Mr Veer Varma M, Founder is the Expert for this weeks session.

​And he will discuss about powerful goal setting and tracking mechanism to gain traction, SMART goals and actions template.

​📌 Business Goals 2021 🤔

Mission Vision Values for Business - Dec 2020

Our article on 5 reasons why you need a business Mission, Vision and Values has been published on the Burnout club

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Are you ready to start that business you always dreamt about? Before you take the plunge, have you articulated your vision, mission, and values for your business?

Often referred to as the core pillars of a business, you might think they only apply to big corporates or global multinationals but they’re relevant no matter the size of the business (even if it’s a one-person show). Here’s why.

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Book My Show - Nov 2020

We are pleased to be associated with Book My Show to do a workshop on "Work On Your Game" - about developing a sports mindset at work.

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The workshop covers
How to set, measure and review goals at work
How to cultivate a winning mindset to win challenges at work

Yamamavison Blogs - Nov 2020

Veer Varma is writing a series of blogs for Yamamavision on the concepts of employee wellness and better engagement at the workplace. In one of the blogs he is writing about:

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Here are the top 12 ways to balance your health while working. The most crucial areas of focus are physical activity, nutrition, and stress reduction.

  1. Be physically active:
  2. Play a sport or pick up a sporting partner....

Inaugural speech for NITHM 20-21 - Nov 2020

We are glad to be associated with the National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management on their inaugural session of the academic year 2020-21. We wish the BBA and MBA students the very best in their careers.

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Testimonial from the Director
"I would like to thank Mr Veer Varma on behalf for NITHM for sparing your valuable time and giving the students an insight into the essence of leadership and personality development in their careers."

INLiGTHen Conference - Oct 2020

Veer Varma is speaking at this great virtual conference from the 24th-30 October. It's called "INLiGHTen" and its focusing on tools and techniques to cope with the extra mental and emotional challenges many of us are facing right now!

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Just some of the talk topics are:
➢ Alone & Broke to Finding Spiritual Awakening
➢ Demystifying Borderline Personality Disorder
➢ Awareness and Expression: Moving Out of the Darkness
➢ Anxiety - The Path to Freedom
➢ Out of the chaos: Clairaudience isn’t auditory hallucinations.
➢ Shifting from Depression & Denial into A Life of Purpose

I'm excited to be talking at this conference because I wish to share how you can take care of yourself and thrive when working from home.

Grab your tickets TODAY at for just $7 for 7 days… and includes 2 months access to all the recordings!

World Mental Health Day - Oct 2020

It is our pleasure to be associated with Ola International (Australia and New Zealand) to engage their teams in effective Stress Management on the occasion of World Mental Health Day

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The importance of managing mental health and dealing with stress is of paramount importance today. Hence, as a part of the next ANZ Learning Platform, we have joined hands with an external speaker – Mr. Veer Varma.

Veer is a well-known Wellness & Business coach. He has plenty of experience into conducting such workshops and courses with corporates, colleges and schools.

Motivational webinars for Management Students - Oct 2020

It is our great pleasure to address management students of Global Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore, Mahaveer Institute of Science & Technology, Hyderabad, and London Management Academy, Hyderabad. The initiative was taken up to support and inspire the students during the difficult times that they have been facing due to the Covid and market conditions out there. Mr Veer Varma has addressed the students on various most relevant topics such as Motivation, Team building, and Public Speaking with a view to encourage the students to stay positive and to be prepared for new opportunities that will be opening up.

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Testimonial from Global Institute of Management:
Greetings from Global Institute of Management Sciences !

On behalf of the college and all the participants we thank you for a very insightful session. The session was informative and helpful to understand the various personality concepts which will surely help our students in achieving their goals..

We have received wonderful feedback from all the participants.
Thank you once again & we look forward to more such interactions in future.

Mental Health at the Workplace - Sep 2020

Our article on Mental Health at the Workplace, published on the Australian business website:

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The mental and emotional health of employees has drawn great attention in recent times. The global pandemic and its tremendous repercussions on the way we work and do business emphasises the mental wellbeing of our people. Many businesses, especially small and medium-sized companies, are coming to terms with this phenomenon and are looking at ways to improve the morale and productivity of their virtual teams in the new world order.

The following tried and tested initiatives are a good starting point for businesses exploring this concept for the first time. Most of these practices have been successfully deployed for many years at various Fortune 1000 companies and hence those experiences can be invaluable for the smaller companies.

Sairam college - Sep 2020

On the occasion of Engineers day, it was delightful experience to speak to the next generation of mobile app developers who will make India proud. Kudos to Sri Sairam engineering college and MITSquare for such a noble initiative to promote home-grown apps.

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St Peters College - Sep 2020

On the occasion of Teachers day, it was a pleasure to interact with young MBA's and to be part of their success journey. Thank you to the management of St Peters College of Engg & Tech for inviting us to address their students.

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Ticker TV - Aug 2020

CoachDirect got featured on Australian TV Ticker on how we are promoting emotional wellness

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CoachDirect is promoting holistic wellness including mental and emotional wellness and not just physical fitness. Our online offerings include wellness programmes such as Stress Management, Mindfulness, Healthy Work Balance, etc.. We also offer employee workshops; and 1-on-1 coaching and counselling services.

We are proud to announce our Overcome series of free virtual runs where we are encouraging people to become physically active again and to overcome their stress and anxiety that they are facing due to the pandemic.

Mindfulness during workouts - Aug 2020

Our article on "how-to-practice-mindfulness-workouts-or-mindfulness-walking" is published on

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Are you the sort of person who does not want to sit and meditate? Do you hate sitting still and trying to focus on your breath? Do you feel guilty that you are missing out on the benefits of mindfulness meditation?

Would you rather like to use your workout time to include some easy mindfulness as well?

Why not? There is a simple technique that I can suggest which will bring mindfulness practice into your workout routine. You might be doing your Yoga, or you are out on your daily walk, or even working out in the gym. Enjoy the blissful harmony of mind and body and get your dose of physical and mental fitness through mindfulness during gentle workouts.

So how to include mindfulness practice into your exercise routine? No, I do not have a mindfulness walking script that you need to by-heart and utter out like a mantra. Instead, just remember the IPOD method.

Startup mentorship - Aug 20

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Thanks to mystartupyatra for featuring us on the Virtual Mentorship journey. It was great to meet some promising startups and passionate entrepreneurs. We wish you all the very best and great success in your journey.

Stress Management - Aug 2020

Our article on "How Do You Manage Your Stress" is published on Properipress 

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What causes you stress?

While everything under the sky seems to have the power to cause you stress, what could you possibly do to counter it? Do you have any ability at all to fight back, or is the war hopelessly lost without a shot?

Let me equip you with some stress reduction techniques which will help you in your war against stress.

The three main types of stress reduction techniques are:

  1. Cognitive techniques which try to train your mind and redirect your thoughts such as mindfulness, meditation, and visualization.
  2. Relaxation techniques which try to appeal to your soul – like connecting with your family and friends, or indulging in your favorite hobbies.
  3. Physical techniques which work around your body such as physical exercise, Yoga, or breathing techniques.

Udemy Mindfulness - July 2020

Our second course on Udemy, "Mindfulness Mantra" has just gone live!

In the course, we cover simple and practical techniques that one can practice during the work day without disturbing the daily schedule. The course covers  meditation and the connections to Yoga where applicable. The course also covers the STOP technique and benefits of mindfulness. The course has been kept short and sweet under an hour.

Prosperi Press - July 2020

The story of CoachDirect's innovation and the importance of emotional wellness has been published on

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We rechristened our vision as a blissful harmony of mind, body and soul. Our mission is to promote a holistic healthy lifestyle. In this digital era, with easy access to online video meetings, we are so excited that we can make a difference globally, and are no longer location constrained.

We have recently on-boarded a team of qualified Life Coaches and Counselors, who can serve customers online via video calls. We are helping our clients in their personal challenges such as anxiety / stress reduction, successful relationships, enhancing self-image, etc.. We also offer group emotional wellness programs such as Mindfulness, Health / Work Balance and Yoga.

Our forte is being able to provide all these quality services at extremely competitive prices since India is a low cost center. This way, we hope to reach the masses and to spread the awareness for holistic health globally.  

We invite you to check us out:

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MyStartUpYatra - July 2020

Mystartupyatra invited Veer Varma as speaker in the "Innovation in Pandemic series" to talk about how to execute your incredible thoughts into a remarkable Innovation during this pandemic.

Web meeting on 4th-July-2020 at 7.30 p.m. with guests; Mr Priyanjit Ghosh, Co- Founder : CodeVector Labs & Mr Veer Varma M, Founder :

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YourSuccessStory - July 2020

Your Success Story Blog published CoachDirect story

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"The service and process improvements we bring to the current ecosystem which is vastly disintegrated are:
1. Systematic coaching plans, monthly reports and individual assessments each quarter for all sports
2. Web portal and Android App where our customers can track their progress and payment information
3. Conduct periodic internal and external tournaments to motivate our customers and general public to engage in sports
4. Background verification of all coaches to ensure they come from the relevant sports background and training them to ensure there is standardized and continuous service without one-man dependency"

SJR College - Jun 2020

SJR college for women, Bangalore, has invited Mr Veer Varma to address their college students on the topic of "Self Confidence". CoachDirect has been reaching out to a number of educational institutions, engaging and motivating students during the difficult times of the pandemic.

Podcast interview - Jun 2020

Podcast interview of Veer Varma, where he explains his views on Yoga, Startups, wellness, Sports and parenting,

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BizBehindSports, June 2020

CoachDirect aims to nurture fitness and wellness at grassroots level.

CoachDirect is a sports, wellness and life coaching company that was founded by Veer Varma M in 2011. They focus on balancing the fast paced lives of people by engaging them in sports and wellness programmes. It is located in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai.

Startup Weekly, June 2020:

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Startup interview with Veer Varma, Founder, CoachDirect India

CoachDirect is an Indian-based startup that works with schools and gated communities by providing sports, wellness and life coaching services. The startup CEO Veer Varma elaborates:, June 2020

Our course Health and Work balance reaches 1,000 students milestone: healthworkbalance

The FREE course covers the need for a balance between health and work. There are specific tips on how to maintain that balance by the means of below methods:

1. Physical Activity

2. Healthy Alternatives

3. Diet

4. Sleep and Relaxation

Times Next, Jan 2020

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How Veer Varma’s startup – CoachDirect is working remarkably to promote sports in the country.

CoachDirect is working to promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle among students by teaching the importance of sports in their life.

Ensconce, Oct 2019


Ensconce team has featured CoachDirect in this video as a case study for scaling business.

Scaling a Business - How do we define Scale? People tend to believe that revenue growth and investment are the Know-Hows to say that a Business has scaled.

The Rising Bharat, June 2018

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To discuss on the theme of Health/Work Balance, The Rising Bharat in collaboration with CoachDirect invited Mr. Veer Varma as a part of Happy Morning Campaign.