Behind Grounded 1002
Neeta Sharma - Born 1981 (Libra)
Birth Place: Toronto, ON
Place of Residence: London, UK (since 2015)
- 14 years with Fortune 500 companies.
- 6 years with tech start-ups.
- Described as a dedicated, resourceful and hardworking professional who cares about making an impact.
Since age 5, every year my parents saved so we (as a family) could attend a 1 week yoga/meditation camp.
I love retail: I started off working in an ice cream store and spent almost 10 years at a record store.
My side-hustle: In my 20’s, I arranged a speed dating event which transformed into wedding planning (over 100 weddings). I love producing events.
I’ve had 2 significant physical traumas; these were a catalyst in me starting Grounded 1002
Quick-fire Q&A courtesy of WordUp Communications:
Q: Neeta, what made you create this brand?
I love building businesses – everything from the vision to the operations. I’m a passionate lifelong learner. I want to share things I really respect and believe in, which is why I created Grounded 1002.
Q: Favorite companies you’ve worked for/with?
CPPIB, CIBC, BCG, and Instanda. Although I prefer smaller work environments, the large companies offer fantastic foundational skills through the formal L&D programs. Having access to training and mentors is definitely a benefit I really value.
Q: What was your favorite ever job?
Assistant Manager of Sunrise Records store in Toronto… a long time ago :)
Q: What are your favourite activities?
- being mom
- learning from people who are kind enough to share their stories
- concerts, stand up comedy, and listening to different styles of DJ’s.
Q: What’s your happy place?
At Kirtan – any style. I enjoy how much this practice offers.