‘Romancing Your Career’ – about work experiences in the corporate world


“Romancing Your Career’ book, authored by Shabnam Asthana, was recently launched at at The Sheraton Grand.

The book was unveiled by Chief Guest, Padmashri Lila Poonawalla in the august presence of Guest of Honour, Shubhra Misra, popular MJ, and several eminent personalities. Poonawalla lauded the author, Shabnam Asthana, at her initiative to bring this book to a vast spectrum of readers, reiterating that it would be truly a very informative and motivating book to ponder over.

Shubhra Misra held the audiences’ attention, as she read out some excerpts from the book.

Shabnam Asthana has a rich work experience and her job involves networking and interacting with people and companies both nationally and Internationally. During the course of her career, she has met and still keeps meeting a diverse section of people, which inspired her to recount some of her work experiences and led her to pen her debut book, “Romancing Your Career”, published by Partridge India, an imprint in partnership with Penguin Random House. Asthana’s experiences are easily identifiable ones that any working professional would encounter and relate with.

This book introduces readers to some of the important facets of the corporate world, with easily identifiable characters who they will laugh with, cry with, pity, despise and even get inspired by. These are people of their nine-to-five world and an integral part of their daily interaction at the workplace.

“Your profession is a storehouse of immense learning, provided you are in a receptive mode,” Asthana says. “It provides you with ample opportunities and springboards to catapult to success. It also comes with its fair share of volatile situations, and it is for you to provide the safety switch of maturity and experience to prevent any short circuits.”

“Romancing Your Career” gives readers a sense of reliving whatever is recounted inside as their own with valuable takeaways at the end of each chapter. It will inspire them to give their best to their career and jobs.

Shabnam Asthana holds a Master’s degree in English, a Post-graduate degree in Public Relations and Advertising, a Masters in Business Administration degree in Marketing Management and has several accreditations to her credit including a National Award in PR ( 2012 ) and the Indian Achievers award in PR (2017 ) . She is a writer, with published articles in reputed newspapers and magazines and a Communications professional. She has a rich work experience of 25 years in leading Multinational corporations, both in India and overseas. She embraced entrepreneurship in 2005 and founded Empowered Solutions, which she currently heads as its Managing Director. She is also an invited speaker at various National and International forums and an acclaimed International soft skills trainer. A career enthusiast, she describes herself as a workaholic with a difference: somebody who woos her work and enjoys being wooed by it. Her relationship status reads – eternal love and romance.

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