Ever wondered what it takes to finally say YES to yourself and become a successful coach? In our Student Success Stories Series we interview YES SUPPLY students who created the life they dreamed of and became a sought after Influencer, Leader, Coach, Entrepreneur, Teacher or Speaker.
Today, we’re sitting down with Business Coach Priyanka Venketesh and talk about what inspired her to start her own coaching business, her favorite coaching techniques and mindset hacks, what her dream life looks like, and so much more!
Priyanka helps soul-led coaches attract their dream clients with human design, subconscious reprogramming and customised strategies for their business.
What was your life and business like before you found YES SUPPLY? *
Before YES SUPPLY, I felt very stuck in my life and where I was supposed to go – I had initially thought that being a lawyer was my calling but I felt incredibly suffocated and there was a nagging feeling that this was not where I was supposed to be. Whenever I used to intern at a firm, there was a sinking feeling in my heart that I’m not living up to my potential.
After a couple of months of graduating – I started freelancing for a while, and it became clearer and clearer to me that I enjoyed being independent and being my own boss but I still felt a little bit of that old conditioning seep in of ‘that’s amazing but time to get back to the real world’ and so I decided to go to the Netherlands for my Masters in Law, partly because I wanted to see the world and also because there was a part of me that wanted to buy sometime for myself instead of being stuck in a 9 to 5. As it turns out, the universe seemed to have different plans for me because several things came in my way and I didn’t end up going. It also just so happened that just as I decided not to go, I came across YES SUPPLY.
What made you decide to become a coach? Was there an “a-ha moment” that stands out to you? *
I didn’t initially plan on being a coach – I only really knew about life-coaching and thought that you had to be older and wiser in order to coach someone. I had no clue how big of an industry it was at the time! While I was trying out different industries and dabbling in freelancing – I came across a course on Udemy which was my first introduction to it.
Before that, I had no idea that what was really stopping me from genuinely creating a life that I wanted were my own beliefs – that there was no circumstance bigger than myself. I’ve always loved working with women and so helping them create an amazing life started to make me feel like I was on the right path – so I ‘coached’ a couple of friends and their friends for free to see what it was like.
However, I was still unsure if this was my path (I was still intent on continuing with law – I blame it on watching too much “Suits”) and because I was still seeped in the conditioning of the environment around me, I didn’t think this could be ‘a real job’ but the thing that really cemented my belief that this was what I was supposed to become was when I was scrolling through YouTube trying to find out how to structure my ‘free’ sessions and came across Reese’s video – I looked her up and seeing the incredible life she had created for herself and just how amazing her journey has been and how she helped thousands of women create their own dream life was all the ‘a-ha’ that I needed. I wanted to be that force in other people’s life and in the world. It was an immediate “YES” from my heart – such that I’ve never heard before in my life. This was it, this was going to be my path.
What makes you passionate about coaching?
I initially never sat down to think about why I’m so passionate about coaching – especially because it’s been such a whirlwind since I graduated from YES SUPPLY. It came to me the other day when I was talking to another coach and a very good friend (also from yes supply) because she had posted something about how grateful she felt that her client had a win. And that right there is it. When I started officially working with clients, it was such a sacred, co-creative space that we built together – you see them go through it all, their wins, their inner conflict, their hopes, their discouragement, and finally making to that finish line – and especially when you know their story- all that they’ve been through and all that they wish to create out of this life.
There is literally no better feeling than seeing them win at life, there really isn’t. And that’s exactly what makes me feel so passionately about it- yes you’re creating an amazing life for yourself but you’re also a witness and a puzzle piece for the absolute dream life of someone else! How amazing is that! I honestly have a lil dance party every time my client has a win – big or small because I know how badly they wanted it and how much they worked to get it – it’s such a privilege to be able to experience that!
What attracted you to YES SUPPLY?
What initially attracted me to YES SUPPLY was the way Reese talked about coaching on her YouTube channel – it sounded like such an amazing experience, especially how powerful NLP is and how it can shift your mindset so quickly (which I found out myself later on!)
But as I started to read about the community – it started to feel more and more like the exact place I needed to be – with conscious, soulful and incredible people who wanted to create their YES life too! Not only that but the YES SUPPLY Method had every tool I could possibly think of needing in order to become a successful coach (NLP, hypnosis, EFT, TIME) – I hadn’t really seen any other program offer such an extensive curriculum – I was sold on the program way before I even got on the discovery call because I absolutely loved Reese’s energy and the entire program but I just wanted to get more insight before I enrolled and I got on a call with the wonderful Olivia and I just knew I had to enrol because it quickly became so clear to me that everyone who was being drawn to this community – the team, the coaches, the trainers, we all wanted to create and lead from this deep heart centred space and so not only will I have this incredible knowledge and skillset as I move forward but that I was entering a beautiful community of people who were supportive, loving, generous and heart-centred.
I didn’t even have the money to invest in the program yet but I knew I had to so I literally scripted it out and manifested the money too! And just as I stepped in, I knew everything I had thought it to be was absolutely true and I just fell in love with the program and everyone in it.
When you first sat down to design your “YES,” what did it include? What did your dream life look like?
Before I wrote my YES dream down I was interning at this place for which I had to commute a total of 4 hours (and I used to come home very late at night) doing something I didn’t even like and it was so draining on my energy and my soul – so when I joined YES SUPPLY and finally wrote down my YES Life – it looked like me working from the comfort of my home, well rested, creating my own hours of work and my work letting me explore my different interests (human design, law of attraction etc) – that I was financially free, in its truest sense, that I loved what I did and was able to work with wonderful people from all over the world. And since graduating (back in April) – yep all of that has come true!
What is the goal you’ve successfully achieved that you’re MOST proud of?
Oh my gosh the month after graduating from the YES SUPPLY Method was my first 4 figure month! I genuinely really thought that it would be such a long time before I would get paying clients but nope, not only was I able to work with paying clients but they were so amazing and to be able to hit that milestone was the best thing ever!! (And so early on too!)
What was the biggest mindset shift you had to make to achieve this success?
The biggest shift I had was that I am way bigger than my fears, doubts and circumstances. I actually had a session with a wonderful student of the program and at the time I could tell that something was holding me back but I didn’t know what – so she did a TIME technique (which is by far my favourite technique ever) and when we went to the root of the problem, it was a big fear of being seen – that somewhere I believed if I truly let my self show up authentically and be seen, I will be hurt.
And there’s a very interesting part of that technique which allows you to know what your unconscious wants you to learn from that root cause or event so you don’t repeat it again, and clear as day I heard my unconscious say “You weren’t hurt because you were seen, you were hurt because you were hiding and in order for you to be truly loved and accepted in this world, you have to be seen” and it shifted everything for me- from that day onward I have been a completely different person.
This is also why I love this community so much, just being here has made me feel less alone in this journey, that there’s always a supportive community that’ll help you move through your fears and that no goal or dream was too big or too ‘out there’.
Out of all the tools and training provided in YES SUPPLY (NEW, EFT, Hypnosis, etc.), what are some of your favorites to use with your clients? Why?
The TIME technique is absolutely my favourite because not only have I noticed how I shifted and changed completely from it – and it didn’t even feel like I was putting in any ‘effort’ to change but I have noticed the most monumental changes in clients in the span of 20 minutes by using that technique – it truly is amazing and it’s so unique because it doesn’t just uproot the beliefs that have originated in this lifetime but also generational beliefs and beliefs from past lives (if you are open to that) that we have carried over.
Hypnosis is also one of my favourite tools to use, it really does help you make incredible changes at a subconscious level so you’re not trying to push yourself to change but it just happens effortlessly and before you know it, its a part of who you are.
Another one of my personal favourites is Swish Pattern because it really is extremely helpful for any unhealthy compulsive habit – I once did it for someone who couldn’t stop biting her fingernails and it was starting to affect the health of her nails – it’s been months and she hasn’t bit them since! (even got a manicure or two since then)
How did the YES SUPPLY Method help you live your YES life?
Oh my gosh how didn’t it!
I have met the most wonderful people from all over the world, I get to work from the comfort of my home and I’m financially free!
I get to do what I love and get paid for it (what a gift!) – not only that but it has also helped me see what is possible for me, as I look back at my yes dream from a while ago (the one above) and my new ‘yes’ dream – it’s so different – there’s such a huge difference in my mindset and how I approach myself too.
I used to be so incredibly shy with such low self esteem and the thought of showing up in an online space the way I have used to make me so nervous, I don’t even think about it now! I just show up, like ‘yep, this is my turf!’ I’ve made such incredible friends, worked with some of the most incredible clients and it’s only been a couple of months! But most of all, I feel like I’ve found my calling and it just feels so right to be here and be on this path.
What do you love most about the work that you do?
I think the best part are my clients – it really does feel like the most incredible thing in the world when they get what they’ve been working towards – I love the freedom that comes with it too – Like the other day, after a client call, I took the rest of the day off, on a Monday no less! (just because I wanted to), went to get celebratory lunch and get my hair done. How amazing is that!
Another thing that I absolutely love is the ability to have this incredible freedom now to create a business that I love and that includes things that light me up! for instance, I recently started including human design in my offers and it feels amazing to be able to put on my CEO hat and go – hey, this is where I think you should expand to without having to get someone else’s approval or have them give the green light for it – there’s this incredible space now to not just be able to coach but to create something bigger than myself and something that’s built on things that I feel passionately about – no dimming my shine, no playing small, no one to please- just me and my incredible purpose.
What does the newest version of your “YES” look like? What goals are you going for next?
This is so exciting! So, I didn’t really have the most out there ‘yes’ before YES SUPPLY but since gaining that confidence and shifting my mindset, my next year goals are definitely bigger – I am expanding my business first and foremost to include a membership to support all of the gorgeous and incredible entrepreneurs who are trying to create a similar life of freedom and abundance – I plan to grow my team so I can help my mission grow and quantum leap.
I will be launching my podcast beginning of next year to talk about everything from business to human design and so I can bring on the amazing people I’ve met in this community to talk about their expertise too! And a big hell YES is launching my course on identity shifting, client attraction & human design next year!
Where can people find you if they’d like to follow your journey?
My Instagram: @thebizgoddess.co
If you could give one piece of advice to someone considering becoming a certified mindset and manifestation coach through YES SUPPLY, what would it be?
Oh my gosh do it! Just dive in. I can’t even begin to think how different my life would’ve been without YES SUPPLY and how I would’ve been stuck in the same place – this was honestly the best investment I’ve ever made (and trust me, I’ve invested in a couple of masterminds since) but this really is game changer.
Not only would you have the tools and certification to go after your dreams but an incredible and empowering community behind you – supporting you and cheering you on as you achieve them!