In addition to coaching and facilitating, Sharmishtha has conceived a social entrepreneurship for sustainable agriculture and nature-based art that fosters talents of women from an indigenous rural tribe of North-Eastern India. She holds a PhD in Biology, and before transitioning to coaching and entrepreneurship, has worked for over 20 years as an academic and researcher. This included a 6-year term as an assistant professor, team-leader, and mentor at a prestigious university in Germany. Her research on deep-sea and cave ecosystems has been published in several internationally recognised scientific journals; she has dived in submarines and participated in several cave-exploration expeditions, and she has received grants from well-known organisations like National Geographic. She has lived and worked in several regions of India, in the United States, and in Germany, so inter-cultural competence comes naturally to her. She enjoys learning languages and can speak English, German, Hindi and Bengali fluently.
Sharmishtha thrives in growth, change, adventure, freedom of expression, and contribution, which she fosters in herself and inspires in others. She invites you to recognise the greater potential of who you are and what your life could be. In her own life, she has undergone deep personal transformation and healed from debilitating post-traumatic depression through holistic approaches. This gives her the confidence that big changes and transformations are possible in people of any age. She loves doing yoga and spending time in nature, hiking, rock-climbing, cycling and swimming. She prioritises nurturing deep and meaningful relationships, which give her the stability and support she needs to be living at her full potential.