As the name suggests, Life School is about sharing experiences, learning, and co-creating methods to inspire a fulfilling life.
The organization is centered on inspiring people to pursue their dreams and explore their potentials (through their signature program – Lets Explore).
Based on his own trials and tribulations of success, failure, and success again, the organization was founded by Naren (Narendra Goidani) to help and work with people to find their passion and strive to sustain it. India has produced many inspirational personalities, but has a potential to produce millions more. This is what Life School aspires to create – an environment of inspiration.
Life School has developed different models and initiatives to help people live, love and learn. The organization conducts programmes across all age groups. Life School ‘Ignite’ works with the youth to inculcate a habit of success, teamwork and contribution from a young and impressionable age. It helps corporates to create strong lasting brands. It helps organisations meet their training needs.It mentors leaders right at the top of the organisations.
Life School believes, teachers are the key to igniting change at the grass root levels. Through Life school Foundation, it has developed Keep Moving Movement (KMM). KMM is an initiative that travels around India to hold workshops for teachers across Tier I, II, and rural cities to demonstrate how they can make small changes to their pedagogy for larger impact. This movement has traveled to more than 15 cities across India and Sri Lanka, impacting more than 25000 teachers, and lakhs of students. Apart from these initiatives, the organization holds workshops for general public, business workshops, and weekly Life School Lessons early Sunday morning every week.
The organization has extended its workshops into literature and has launched 15 books over the last few years. It recently launched a 12 book series at an event titled “What Are You Waiting For?”. This book series focuses on all aspects of life from marriage, work, parenting and simply growing up.
Life School is not made from theory, but built on experiences. It is not about instructions and idealistic ideas.It is all about practical, pragmatic and ‘breakout of your comfort zone’ actions. It is all about discovery, actualizing and maximizing our potentials.
It is about a culture of inspired living. This culture is what they call – Life School.
A life coach, parenting guide, trainer and modern age philosopher, Narendra Goidani is the founder of Life School, an institution focused on inspiring individuals to follow their dreams and explore their potential.
Narendra Goidani is a morning person and starts his day with a small prayer. He believes meditation is a channel to strengthen one’s conscience.
As a life skills trainer, he has been conducting inspirational training programs for more than 19 years (since July, 1999). Born in a village in Rajasthan and brought up in Kolkata, Narendra Goidani is a dreamer and a people’s person. As an unflinching optimist, he is continuously striving towards building a better world for the generations to come, where everyone will have beautiful stories to narrate. He believes every individual has a duty towards the society, and a small nudge of inspiration can lead to greater heights of self-discovery.
Life School has developed multiple learning models and undertaken several initiatives to help people learn, live, love and grow. Life School conducts inspirational programmes for people from all walks of life and across all age groups.
An excellent orator, Narendra Goidani is also a speaker at TEDx, a globally renowned platform for propagating “ideas worth spreading”.
“Life is like a machine. Each part is important and plays its role. We too are a very important part of this world and so is every other person”. This dialogue from the movie HUGO is very close to his heart and he totally believes in it.
A mentor to thousands across the globe, his long-standing life value revolves around – “Inspire or Expire”. He has the magical ability of identifying talent and nurturing it. Through his thought-provoking orations, motivational pieces and empathetic training, he has made a difference to the lives of many. He pens down a weekly article, “Life School Message” that, at the moment, has approximately 42,000+ subscribers in 44 countries all over the globe.
“Keep Moving” was Narendra Goidani’s first book and a publishing bestseller with 8000 print copies. It covers subjects and ideas from real-life situations to help people grow and live a meaningful life. In 2012, along with 6 like-minded authors, he wrote another book, “Win Before You Begin”. In 2013, Narendra Goidani released “Keep Moving 2”, the sequel to his first book. Thereafter, in December 2013, he launched a collection of 12 books.
Narendra Goidani believes that the youth of India has the potential to take the country to its deserved position on the global level. To empower students towards this purpose, he started the “Keep Moving Movement”, a social initiative that is focused on imparting life transforming training to teachers and students in English, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, and Gujarati. This initiative is steered by a committed squad of 200+ Life Schoolers, who are trained and experienced professionals under the guidance of Narendra Goidani.
Narendra Goidani is also the founder of WOW Parenting, an online parenting portal that started in 2001 as a simple workshop for parents. In 2015, the workshop went digital, and WOW Parenting was available online with a repository of parenting resources, including videos, articles, blogs and Q&As. WOW Parenting guides parents in becoming “wow parents” while having loads of fun in the process.
When he is not training, he loves to listen to music, read books, and just meet people. He is very happily married to Bharathi who is an artist. They are blessed with three amazing kids.
VISION OF LIFE SCHOOL FOUNDATION
Recuperating from his injury of separated shoulder, the famous footballer, Glen Tenove said, ‘God, make it as tough as you can, but make it possible. If it is Possible I will make it happen’. We created ‘Life School Foundation’ to return a bit of this tenacity and guidance, which we have been blessed in abundance, by Life. Through ‘Life School Foundation’, we plan to build a series of world class schools for children who would be ‘Forces of Goodness’ and be ‘ready for the future’. For the same goal, we conduct an amazing movement for schools students and teachers through an initiative called, ‘Keep Moving Movement’. We in Life School Foundation, assume responsibility to play our part and make this world a better place to live in.
ACTIVITIES HELD UNDER LIFE SCHOOL FOUNDATION
We host absolutely relevant high quality public programs with orators who inspire and uplift.
Its a movement by volunteers for school teachers and students that enthralls the facilitators and the participants equally.
We publish books that have the POWER to ‘transform’ lives. 15 books published so far.