Divya Mathew is personal mastery and high-performance coach who is extremely passionate about helping people overcome themselves to find more fulfillment and success in their lives.
Her work revolves around empowering people through science-backed and field-tested mindsets, strategies, and tactics that can help them optimize and live bigger, bolder, and more purposefully. She has trained with some of the top leadership, performance, and personal growth experts in the world including Brendon Burchard, Marshall Goldsmith, Tony Robbins, Dean Graziosi, Robin Sharma, Lewis Howes, and others.
Divya grew up in India and moved to the United States for her undergraduate education. She graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Management Information Systems and a minor in Entrepreneurship. While her background is on the technology side, she spent the past 10 years in the digital agency space in various leadership roles from Project and Account Management to Sales and Marketing. Most recently she was the Director of Marketing and Communications at Velir, a Boston-based digital agency, managing all aspects of marketing from content and events to lead generation and pipeline sourcing. During all these roles, Divya collaborated with organizations across many industries including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Elsevier, Harvard University, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and many others.
Divya recently moved back to India as she is tremendously proud of her roots and culture and deeply connected to her family. She believes strongly in India and Asia’s potential to dominate the world economy and wants to be a catalyst in this movement by helping to transform people’s lives through the power of personal development and growth.
She has trained with some of the top leadership, performance, and personal growth experts in the world including Brendon Burchard, Marshall Goldsmith, Tony Robbins, Dean Graziosi, Robin Sharma, Lewis Howes, and others.
Akshay: What are the top 3 learnings of your life which have helped you to succeed?
- Take the ownership and accountability of your life: Your life and your path are entirely in your hands and it totally depends on the choices you make, the things you believe to be true for your life, and how you change your perspective to go after your goals. Take ownership and accountability for your actions and for your life and then you will start to see changes in your life. Life is definitely a result of your choices, your thoughts, your actions.
- Purpose And Service: Life should be about purpose and service so I think in order to live a meaningful and fulfilling life it doesn’t happen if you only think about yourself. Your goal and your vision serve something bigger than yourself, it impacts other people and empowers their lives.
- Community: Not only it is about serving either people but I think you can achieve it especially if you have big dreams and goals, you can’t achieve it all alone and it’ll be very egoistic and foolish to achieve all of it all alone.
You have got to connect with the community, with people
There is a really famous African proverb that says:
“Alone you can go fast, but together you can go much further.”
Akshay: In this modern era, is a college degree needed to succeed?
Divya: This is such a tough one. I would say this really depends on what are you looking for. There are a ton of pros when it comes to going to college as I have got some of the best friendships of my life at college and I have learned other soft-skills too.
So it totally depends on what you are looking out for from college.