Episode S1.10: Career journey from Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences to Confident Personality Coach

Welcome to the tenth episode of STEM Professionals Chat where we bring to you the journey of Dr. Rima Dey, who has a doctorate degree in Engineering Sciences from CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, and currently works as a Confident Personality Coach, wherein she is on a mission to help people radiate confidence through their appearance, communication, and etiquette. She has conducted several pieces of training, for students, professionals, and corporates in a short span of time and has also conducted several individual consultations. Dr. Dey is a certified Image consultant from U.S conselle institute of image management. This episode is hosted by: Dr. Pawan Upadhyay and Dr. Vanndita Bahl.

Key learnings

  1. How did you overcome social and psychological challenges while working in a male-dominated sector?
  2. What attributes that you learnt during your graduate school helped you in becoming a better confident personality coach?
  3. What, if any, do you miss about being a scientist?
  4. What do you enjoy the most acting as a confident personality coach?
  5. How do you keep yourself motivated?
  6. What suggestions would you give to scientists who plan to make a career shift?
  7. What advice would you give to academicians who would like to become a confident personality coach?

About Dr. Rima Dey

Dr. Rima Dey is an engineer by training and her professional experience spans over a decade in the research and development industry, where she has served companies in the capacity of a scientist, researcher, and engineer. The companies that she has had the opportunity to work with were Apollo Tyres, General Electric, and CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory. After a long time in the research sector, she realized communication is her real passion and thus, she started the second innings of her career journey as a Confident Personality Coach, wherein she helps people radiate confidence through their appearance, communication, and etiquette. She is a certified Image consultant from U.S conselle institute of image management. Rima believes that true growth happens through constantly making the unfamiliar familiar.

Video Interview on YouTube

Rima’s tips for a successful career!

Recognise your attributes rather than just building your technical skills.

Try to adapt and learn to thrive in different work environment.

PhD is a mini entrepreneurship training, which helps you build a good career.

It is not easy to let go off your identity, but if you want to make a shift in career you need to embrace this change positively

Post wisely on social media as it gives an impression about your personality and your thought process

Thank you, Rima!

If you enjoyed this interview with, Dr. Rima let them know by clicking the link below and leaving him a message on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rima-dey/


Graphics & video design: Isha Parlikar & Pawan Upadhyay, Ph.D.

Video editing: Sumit Bhutada., PhD & Manasi Apte, Ph.D

Publication note: Vanndita Bahl

Podcast hosting: Pawan Upadhyay, Ph.D.

Publication Content editing: Manasi Apte, Ph.D

Review: All iSTEMCare Team members

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