Executive Coach Parin Mehta - Interview
Posted on August 23 2018
Read the insightful and inspiring story of Parin Mehta. Parin is Director of Global Operations – Experiences at Airbnb. He spent some years at Google working on business development/partnerships and is passionate about coaching entrepreneurs and executives to success.
What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning?
- I enjoy helping people be the best version of themselves. I love when people are able to make a step change in their behaviour or habits to get closer to where they want to be.
Why and how did you start Executive Career Coaching?
- I informally started coaching when I first led teams at Google. I found I really enjoyed it and was told I had a talent for it. From there I started to work closely with executives at both start-ups and large companies to help them achieve their goals.
What would you like to achieve Professionally in 6 months / 1 year / 5 years?
- Over the next 1 year I would like to really continue growing and scaling our business at Airbnb across APAC. Over the very long-term I would like to find a way to devote more and more time to executive coaching so that I can spend the bulk of my time helping executives to be successful.
What brands do you look to?
- Recently I have been thinking a lot about how to scale a business without foresaking quality. As a result I have been meeting with a lot of marketplace companies to understand how they help their communities of buyers and sellers to be successful. In particular I have been studying how some of the Chinese, Indian and SE Asian consumer apps have been growing a loyal audience of customers.
Any advice for talent looking to set up their own hustle?
- Find a problem and solve for it in the simplest way possible. I love the Japanese concept of "Ikigai". The word "ikigai" is usually used to indicate the source of value in one's life or the things that make one's life worthwhile. In simple terms it is the intersection of doing something at the crossing of what you love, what people need, what you are good at and what you can potentially earn a living from.
A big thank you from all the team here at The Hustlers Journal for an awesome insight to your journey and thoughts Parin, we are so inspired by the Ikigai concept and think it resonates with the Start Up, Hustle and SME scene, we have produced a range of products in homage ;)