One Should Have Some Industry Experience Before Joining Academics – says Vidyabhushan Arya

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Work-Life Balance

Job Security

Income Potential

Work Culture

Importance of Education

Recognition

Profile Details
Name – Vidyabhushan Arya
Profession – Teaching and Career Counseling
Designation – Faculty, Life Coach
OrganisationSCMC
Age – 44
CityPune
Work Experience (Years) – 18
LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/vidyabhushan-arya-1560a420/
Under-Graduation – BA, Fergusson College, Pune

Please give us a summary of your Career.

My career as a Life Coachis a little twisted. I prepared for Civil Service Exam with an ambition to become an IAS.
The second choice of career was ‘Media’. I did freelancing for Times of India and Indian Express in Pune. Then I joined E-TV Marathi at Ramoji Film city, Hyderabad. I did copy editing, Voice-over, Anchoring and reporting as well.
In 2006, I got associated with ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ as an Asst. Media Director. In this job, I closely observed the functioning of primary education. .
After two years, I came back to Pune and entered Academics. I have been teaching for the past 12 years. I taught at IAS Coaching Academy, MIT School of Government (Leadership Training) and now at Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication.

Please describe your current Job Responsibilities as a Life Coach.

After some experience in the media industry, I chose to work in academics. I feel I am still exploring myself. Meanwhile, I took one year gap from regular academics to work as a political consultant for political parties and some candidates.


Average Income for a Life Coach in the current scenario

Starting out/Fresher – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 5-10 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 20-40 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
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Work-Life Balance as a Life Coach

On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
7-9 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
6 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Never
Does your work require you to travel?
Rarely
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
Never
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Secure
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Not Risky

Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance as a Life Coach?
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Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of a Life Coach?
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What are the different ways of entering this profession?

For teaching profession, you need to have experience of some years in the respective field. In my case, I had experience in media.


Work-Culture

How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
Easy Going
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
Great
How would you describe your co-workers?
Helpful
Generally speaking, your work is
Office Work
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
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Importance of Education in Your Profession

Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
Yes
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Graduation in Relevant Stream
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
No
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
OK
At present, which institutes are best for the education of this profession?

For Media profession, Asian School of Journalism, Chennai, IIMC ( Indian Institute of Media and Communication ), SCMC, SIMC, Mass Communication Department at Pune University are great institutes.

What is the cost of education (post 12th) of this profession at present?

The cost at Private institutions is in a few lakhs. Comparatively, courses run by the state or central universities involves low cost.

Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
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According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in your Profession?

First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions using logic by weighing pros and cons
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be self-disciplined and organised
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details

A person who has diverse interest, especially one who is interested in public life. A person who is always waiting for a hike in salary will be a sad person in this profession.

What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join as a Life Coach?

The job in media has several brighter things on its side. For a skilled media person, job security is not a problem. Jobs are available for people who can contribute to the industry. There are several options in print, electronic and Internet media.
For any person who is interested in public life, media is the most suitable field. After gaining some experience even teaching is a great option but to be taken up at a later stage in life.

What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in your Profession?

One has to be always on his toe in this profession. Technology changes fast, every time new issues comes up, therefore, keeping with changes is most essential. You have to be a quick learner and cope up with the changing world.


Recognition in your Profession

What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Impressed
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Neutral
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Impressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
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General Information of your Profession/Business

What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
Maybe Easy for Few
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Difficult
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?

I may change my profession but again it will be related to public life. I will not go for corporate jobs.