Long Life – a catalyst for career change
Dr. Aditi Govitrikar
Change is possible at any time – that was the message of Dr. Aditi Govitrikar! This versatile and talented lady led the Audience at TEDxPanchgani, through the amazing journey of her life, beginning with the problems she faced while starting out as a medical student, and going on to the radical changes that transformed her from medical student to Supermodel and then to practicing psychologist. She spoke about a long life being a catalyst to career change, and emphasized that no-one needs to be stuck forever in a boring and unsatisfying career, even if it is financially rewarding. As life-span increases, so does the opportunity for career change. With the biggest risks come the biggest rewards – just step out of your comfort zone and go for it!! All you need to do is understand yourself, accept yourself, and seek help if required. Embrace yourself – let the caterpillar change into a brilliant, beautiful butterfly!!
As the first Indian to win the Mrs World title, Aditi Govitrikar holds a special place in our hearts. She has had a remarkable Life journey, starting out as a Medical Doctor and going on to being a Supermodel and an actor. She is a shining example of the possibility of CHANGE midway through one’s life and career. Now, as a practicing psychologist, in a country where mental illness is still considered to be a taboo, her goal is to create awareness about mental health. She is also an ardent supporter of environmental issues such as the reduction of plastic usage, and water conservation. She is also an advocate of vegetarianism and was instrumental in the launch of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) in India. She is still the only Indian Supermodel to hold a medical degree and be a qualified psychologist. She is a living embodiment of the phrase “Beauty with Brains”.
This talk was given at TEDxPanchgani an event held at Ravine Hotel using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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