There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. ~ Colin Powell, former U.S. Defense Secretary
Time and again, this has been proved right by those who did arduous work to accomplish their goals. One such person is Gaurav Gulati, Personal Branding & Brand Awareness Expert.
But, it was never a cakewalk for Gaurav to become who he is today. Born in Ambala on May 20, 1982, Gaurav Gulati hails from a family which has been in the railway catering business for 103 years. His great grandfather got the contract directly from the British rulers.
His grandfather did his education in England, and he had two masters’ degrees, one in Political Science and another in English. Following his path, Gaurav also went to England to pursue his Post Graduation in International Management from the University of the West of England, after completing his Bachelors of Business Administration & Hotel Management from an esteemed institute. He also holds an MBA in Marketing.
Gulati has studied Brand Management at the University of London and Personal Branding from the University of Virginia. The man holds countless national and international certifications and degrees. Gaurav is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Project Management Professional.
He ran multiple businesses, such as restaurants, book café, software and hardware distribution etc. He even worked with renowned brands, like KFC, Subway, Mc Donald’s, Allianz, AXA PPP etc. Gaurav was always inclined towards Branding; he wanted to do things related to brand awareness and Branding.
He tried more than 10 businesses, out of which he failed in 6 businesses. He kept trying and failing until 2010. But that was not the end to his story. It was the beginning of a Personal Branding & Brand Engagement Expert.
Gaurav learned a lot in his life, but he never learned to give up. He knew that he was born to make the difference. He is great at making lemonade when life gives lemon. From every failure, he learned a lesson.
In 2010, he officially launched his personal branding studio in both England and India. Gaurav’s natural inclination toward personal Branding, brand awareness, and engagement led him to develop into one of the world’s most well-known thought leaders. Today, he helps individuals and businesses showcase their talent and build head-turning brands.
Gaurav has helped countless firms, fortune 500 companies, and individuals worldwide, including many artists, entrepreneurs, professionals, CEOs, politicians, and celebrities, among others, to build a head-turning brand.
His innovative approach has been featured in various media stories and blogs and earned him the titles like “Asia’s Leading Personal Branding & Engagement Consultant” and “Brand Awareness Guru.” Now, with nearly 15 people in his team, he spends his time consulting, speaking with clients, and traveling the world speaking and networking.
Speaking about his life’s journey, Gaurav Gulati says, “Don’t rush the process.” He says, “One has to travel the journey in order to taste the fruit of success. There is no shortcut to success. No matter how many times you fail, you can always succeed if you trust the process.”
He further says, “My failures never failed me; they were the stepping stones to success. If I have learned something genuinely, it is from my failures only. More than what I should do, I learned what I should not do. I never tried to copy anybody else’s journey, and never should you do that.”