About Author

Manish Pharasi is an Engineer from IIT (BHU) and MBA from IBS Hyderabad. In his 20+years of experience he has coached and trained close to 11000 people to improve their job and life skills. When it comes to business skills he is an expert in Lean Six Sigma, Innovation and Change Management. He has worked extensively in these domains across the globe with clients and organizations spread across North America, Europe, Asia Pac, Middle East and India. Manish is a passionate ‘self-development’ expert and coach. His main purpose in life is to‘make individuals aware of what they are capable of and live as their “best version” everyday.’ He has conducted multiple seminars and workshops within the organizations he has worked for and also as an independent consultant during his free lancing stints and has achieved phenomenal success. He has developed powerful result oriented tools that help translate the philosophy of self-development into tangible outcomes for his workshop participants. He is a life long learner himself and believes in enhancing his skills and experience in ‘Self-development and Coaching’. As a result he is a successful author, a Certified Life Coach, a Certified NLP Practitioner, a Certified Coach in brain based Coaching and a Certified Law of Attraction Practitioner. He is a author of four books. His last book FOSIL: Fabrics of a Spirited Life seamlessly blends fiction with life changing principles and has been acknowledge as life changing by a number of readers. He is in the process of publishing his second book which is a culmination of what he delivers in his workshops and seminars. Check it out at www.unveiltheincredibleyou.com


*Transformation starts with the self. No one knows this better than Manish Pharasi who I have witnessed to be student and coach of transforming the self since I first met him 20 years ago. I still remember Manish’s clarity of thought in many the conversations we had on reverse engineering our lives to get to where we want to see ourselves 20 years later, it’s no surprise it culminated in this book. Do yourself a favor, read it!

Bharat Sangekar
Practice Director at Versent, Australia (transforming Enterprise into startups)
Motivational Speaker,
Stand-up comedian

*Having known Manish for a while now, I have never seen him dwelling on problems and challenges. Instead he is someone who will seamlessly make one nudge the problem aside and get the person he’s talking to, to start thinking on the lines of solving the problem at hand. Highly inspirational as a life coach, Manish is one who always has wonderful life changing stories, examples and most importantly effective ways to deal with pertinent challenges. He is someone who always walks the talk; one can never get bored of interacting with Manish who constantly helps one realize their own potential, strengths and motivates individuals to leading a highly fulfilled life. Thank you Manish for all the inspiration you have provided to me.

Hazel Isaac

*Without any doubt , with my association with Manish Pharasi for more than 15 years, I can say that he is one of the coach that has the power of inspiring people by his valuable insights , strategies and high performance tools . I was always in awe of Manish’s ability to fully energize, empower and inspire colleagues to more confident individuals. Person of great determination, focus and knowledge , epitomizes all of those things that I think people aspire to be !!

Founder of Edusurv
Tulika Verma

*I met with Manish Sir, when I was in a state of turmoil in my life, I had to take important decisions related to my career and family. Manish Pharasi is a great self-development coach , who through his simple language and logical reasoning explains the way to live life and achieve your maximum potential which I would say are never explained in either schools or colleges. He would give you reasons to be happy and a direction on how to think. After meeting him I have truly started believing, it’s all in your mind, if you think right you can achieve it all. In this book, he is sharing a lot of what I have benefited from. Must read.

Swati Mangal, Genpact

*I have personally known Manish since 1997 when we were doing our post graduation together in IBS Hyderabad. He was one of the few amongst our batch who had come for the course with work experience while the rest of us were fresher’s. I always remember him to be kind and share his own work experiences with us, which was an eye opener for most us at that time.While I have been in touch with Manish over the social media post us graduating out of IBS Hyderabad, it was only few months ago that I discovered Manish’s mentoring and coaching capabilities through the facebook posts he was uploading at regular intervals. His wisdom and technique immediately caught my attention. Shortly thereafter, I found myself eagerly waiting for his next post and knew that he had made a huge difference in my life. I was very impressed with his views on Law of Attraction and regularly followed him. What followed were a few life-changing ideas which I learnt from his posts and it is quite remarkable and I’m still amazed at how these few brief interactions all online has affected me. What I liked about his style was that he has always tried to help one become a better version of oneself rather than trying to mold one into his perspective. I don’t know how to articulate this without sounding cliched but talk to Manish at least once. It may be all you need to advance your career, more importantly your life! Do it now.

Kuldip Ghosh
Vice President – Operations and Compliance at ABans Group of Companies

*As we gain knowledge & experience over years, some have an urge to share it with others, but only a few have a passion and will to consciously make it happen. Manish, my friend and erstwhile colleague is the one who has the depth & determination to pursue his passion of sharing his learning, to help others achieve more and maximize their potential.
I still remember during our days as six sigma consultants, while our group was engaged in learning & deploying the concepts, Manish had already jumped ahead and started training & guiding others as a freelancer, even outside India. With his extensive consulting experience in India & abroad, he started giving shape to his thoughts and ideas on how it could benefit others. And in no time he started writing books, that too on subject of achieving personal excellence, which not many indulge in.
I’m sure Manish’s work would always have some insightful thoughts which will help everyone to make a positive impact in their personal or professional journey. I wish him good luck on his mission.

Praveen Nanda
Director- United Health Group

*Have known Manish Pharasi in the capacity of a friend for last many years. After having worked as an employee for 13 years, when I planned for my entrepreneurial debut, Manish helped me overcome my apprehensions with his positive insight and feedback. He also advised me on how to maintain a balance in my work, family, social activities and self care. He is a patient listener and highly knowledgeable, focused and energetic life transforming coach.

Aparna Anand
Partner & Co-founder – L M Capital
Ex Managing Director – Roulac Global Funds LLC

*Manish has always been a great mentor and a coach who took interest in my long term development goals. My conversations with him left me inspired and brought a lot of positivity and a new perspective to look at situations and people. Sometimes the takeaway from our conversations was even more substantial, and made me realize things that I had not thought of before and pushed me to explore my potential.He has been instrumental in helping me shape my career through his coahing & mentoring skills on both professional & personal front.

Jyotsna Arora
Manager- Consulting at HSBC

*In my decade long professional career, Manish has been one of the best bosses that I came across. He has been a mentor and a coach who provided guidance, extended support and also provided space to exercise my own creativity. Apart from coaching and mentoring me on hard concepts of project management & Six Sigma, he also mentored me on Interpersonal & leadership skills. His dynamic approach and people connect made him distinct from other leaders and made him approachable. He helped me develop skills which paved way for me to take up more challenging roles and expanding my horizons in all aspects of life.

Ashwani Asthana
Senior Finance Manager at Oracle India Pvt Ltd

*I have known Manish Pharasi for the past two years as he is part of the same team in my organization. He has always come across as an humble leader who is always open to guide everyone around. I was lucky enough to work with him on one project wherein I had the pleasure of getting his guidance on my “out of the box” ideas and he pushed me to pursue them and eventually they paid off….. Then one day he introduced that he has written a book “Fosil- Fabrics of a Spirited Life”- That book was a refreshing view to look at LIFE. The way he explained the complex dilemmas of life through the protagonist in the book was not only enlightening but very practical in today’s lifestyle….That book highlighted how great a visionary is Manish……I have also been a regular recipient of his “Law Of Attraction” lessons on you tube and a participant of his Neuro Linguistic Program (NLP) sessions and every time I have witnessed his positive energy, his Aura, his thoughts, his views to bring positive changes and above all his FAITH in the ultimate authority of this world….GOD….I may be too small to say anything about a person like Manish who had achieved so much in life….but one thing I would surely say…….
“”His WHY Is Clear…..And That is why his HOW…are enlightening everyone”””

Taruna Mehta
Consultant, Leading HR Consulting Firm

*“I have known Manish as a colleague, long time friend and a great transformation, personal development coach. I have always found him as a person with great insight, understanding and compassion for factors contributing to life Excellency. He has leveraged these qualities into becoming a great personal development coach.”

Vinay Sura
Senior Program Manager – Quantum Corporation, US

*“Manish has been a great mentor and coach at various occasions for me. He is always open to new ideas and keen to explore new perspective. He is always working on adding depth to his knowledge and is brilliant in contextualising. He has been a critical catalyst to numerous change management initiatives both for individuals and the organization. Great thing about him is also that he has been able to open his vision to changing and agile environment around and make sure what he offers is relevant to the context and is outcome driven. He has a special knack to develop people by enabling them to recognize their full potential. This book is a logical culmination of the tremendous value he offers. I wish him success ahead..”

Rishu Chaudhary
HR Transformation Consultant, London, UK

*“I’ve known Manish Pharasi for close to 17 years. I have the good fortune to have worked with him in the same organization. I must say that I’ve been a beneficiary of his astute business acumen as well as personal development oriented thinking on numerous occasions. We kept exchanging notes all through these years and I’ve always been astonished to learn that Manish is continuously adding new knowledge in personal development and coaching space. And, he was always applying the lessons and further enhancing it to meet real life challenges. We have many common colleagues and friends who confirmed to me about the innovative coaching Manish provided them and helped them overcome challenges, boost performance etc. He is very passionate about coaching, mentoring and enabling the transformation in organizations as well as at individual levels. His vast exposure across multiple industries, having travelled most parts of the world, worked in multicultural teams, analytical approach, very perceptive mind and above all; deep rooted care for individuals makes him a highly effective coach.”

Manish Saxena
Global Head – Knowledge Management & Collaboration, Atos International Germany GmbH, Germany

*“In my professional career, Manish has been an excellent colleague, mentor, and one of the best Coaches I have worked with. He has always been able to inspire and guide the various teams and engagements he has been part of. He knows the secret sauce to always kept the team motivated, and provides each individual enough space to perform and grow . His change management and mentoring skills as well as the ability to manage all stakeholders (both internal and external) have been truly exemplary. I personally attended a number of his client workshops and first hand witnessed the kind of changes & ‘wow’ that he bought about in people who participated in those. I would always be glad to work with him in future”

Rohan Bhattacharjee
Principal. Accenture Consulting

*“I have known Manish for 18 years now. He has a knack of explaining complex topics in a lucid manner. His coaching and mentoring abilities have great effects on any individual. I believe, anyone reading his books or watching his channel on YouTube will realize that his ideas are stimulating and has deep fundamental truths that one can apply to self, family and business in general. His work is a valuable addition to the genre on Personal Excellence”

Satish Raghavan
Senior Manager (Financial Services), Accenture

*“Manish is a natural facilitator. His enthusiasm and energy in the class in contagious. His ability to explain difficult & complex topics in simple manner with day today examples is phenomenal. When Manish has conducted programs for our staff, every one of them have appreciated his workshops. Tools that he provides to participants are easy to use and they continue to use them post workshop. Therefore, his workshops have left long term impact on the participants. He is one of the few facilitators who have content, style & communication together to make a perfect facilitator. Wish him all the success in his endeavor!”

Hirdesh Singhal
President, Global University of Engineering, USA

*“Manish, my first colleague and comrade at Bharti Airtel, ensured I have a smooth transition in my first corporate job. We led many multi-dimensional projects together and I consistently found him a person of great perseverance and grit, thorough with his subject and enjoying excellent interpersonal skills. He comfortably switched between roles of colleague, mentor and friend; helping me and other team mates in giving structure to our scattered ideas. We launched many Business Excellence trainings and workshops, which were successfully led by him. Manish continues to guide me, a trait that is his second nature, even as I explore other options.I am so glad he has gone ahead on the journey of his inner calling of “empowering people to become their best versions ”, which is rare feet and gratifying. I regularly view and apply his work. I am indeed proud of his accomplishments. This book and his workshops represent the best of him.”

Geetika Kathuria
Independent Business Owner