This is the Leadership Journey series on the Choosing Leadership Podcast.

I believe we all have a lot to learn from each other’s stories – of where we started, where we are now, and our successes and struggles on the way. With this series of interviews, my attempt is to give leaders an opportunity to share their stories and for all of us to learn from their generous sharing. If you know a leader whom you would like to see celebrated on the show, please send me a message on LinkedIn with their name.

In the interview, Chinmay shares how he wanted to stand out and that led him to entrepreneurship quite early in his life. He also shares the importance of learning as a leader, and how he learned and became good at sales. We also touched upon on his passion for music and travelling and how this helps him find balance and deal with the pressures that come with entrepreneurship. 

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In the interview, Chinmay shares

  • He comes from a background in enterprise sales and solutions but studied mechanical engineering.
  • I’ve been part of multiple roles in one company and has really given me a sense of how difficult the journey is but rewarding and how much fun it is to delve deep into different realms of the business and to understand different aspects of the business.
  • In college I started a company with my friend, selling t-shirts to colleges where we would customize, print and make t-shirts. I started enjoying that a lot more than actually starting for mechanical engineering because it I used to go around different colleges.
  • I’ve always enjoyed keeping my foot in different places and experiencing different sites of business or life in general as well.
  • I love being part of finance, part of the solution, part of enterprise sales and building relationships with clients and really understanding the problem statements and then consulting them or suggesting different solutions. 
  • In the near future we see ourselves being able to simplify the usage or the way people, consume services in a much more efficient and simpler way.
  • The challenge facing them is being able to operate lean, serving a broader range of customers and still meeting demands which lie outside the purview of the product solution you provide.
  • Personally, I handle challenges keeping myself occupied with certain hobbies. I play instruments I’m an active guitarist and I have a band I play with. This helps me zone out and also balance myself and get back on that the next day.  
  • I travel quite a bit and it’s all offbeat travel with my wife. We both love exploring places that people have not gone to, and we make video logs of it.