Finding your passion

At age 18, Malaysian born Indar Gill was eager to pursue his entrepreneurial ambitions. He had two big ideas: an internet portal and a PR/marketing business for authors. After pitching one of these ideas to PwC in Kuala Lumpur, Indar was offered some funding however at the time the equity stake didn’t quite make commercial sense and so he had to politely decline the offer. He spent the next few years developing a wide range of entrepreneurial skills before making the big move to Australia, the place he now calls home.

Before joining PwC, Indar worked at Hewlett Packard where he consulted on change management for large scale IT transformations. Now, with 5 and a half years at PwC under his belt, Indar has predominantly spent his time working in the change management space. An important part of his role as a management consultant is supporting large organisations (both private and public) with their transformation agenda and helping them embed their strategy through their people.
 

“Through my experiences, as well as my legal training, I've developed a critical mind that helps with assisting our clients achieve their strategic outcomes.”

“I think my entrepreneurial skills have really shaped the way I build relationships as well as solve problems,” says Indar. “Through my experiences, as well as my legal training, I've developed a critical mind that helps with assisting our clients achieve their strategic outcomes.”

Working at PwC ignited Indar’s interest in helping others find their passion. After spending some time coaching, he decided to undertake research to better understand the drivers of happiness at work. The results validated that pursuing your passion was at the top of the list. So in 2016, Indar decided to design and launch a new program that aims to help people identify and pursue what they love.

“The benefits from pursuing your passion are well known...happiness, wellbeing and success - just to name a few! As we spend more time at work it’s becoming even more important to do what you love, however, the reality is that most people don’t know how to identify what their passion (or passions!) might be.”

“Based on my experience and research there are three key steps when it comes to finding out what you love to do. Firstly, it’s about understanding what you enjoy, what you’re good at and what you derive energy from. Secondly, you need to have a plan to test what you think you’re passionate about so you know how it feels when immersed in the activity. And lastly, you need to take action, get feedback and adapt your approach.”

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