IMG_0118#Imagebuilderz promoted Slumdog Billionaire Rakesh Mishra on Ethnic Channels Group* ( in Canada. He was interviewed on SPOTLIGHT, a talk show presented (Khalid Sayed, producer) by Zee TV Canada in 2014 where VJ Amitha ( chats with guests who share their inspirational success stories.

The Award Winning Speaker and Motivational Coach spoke about his mission that is to influence the lives of a billion people in his lifetime.   The sought after keynote and breakout speaker who has addressed audiences on more than 200 stages and inspired more than 100,000 people in several countries, related his transition from a poverty stricken background who journeyed to Canada in 1999 and is living his dream.

The journey has not been an easy one for the Slumdog, as he calls himself, who actually became a billionaire. Held back by a weak grasp of English and embarrassment over his childhood poverty, Mishra overcame these roadblocks by adopting the philosophy to stretch beyond his comfort zone.

“I challenged myself to create my own destiny, and had no idea how to make that happen.    When I came to Canada, I spoke broken English.  Not only did I learn to speak the language, I joined organizations like Toastmasters where I got a new perspective of life to live with full abundance and clarity,” says the coaching expert who has been successful in recreating his own destiny.

“One major challenge was the death of my wife during childbirth when I was in my 30s.  My initial plan was to commit suicide that was soon replaced with a fighting spirit that gave me strength to face adversity.”

The inspiration expert not only rose to become president of Toastmasters at Downsview, but today is a well-known name in the Greater Toronto Area as a speaker at Momondays, OPS, Banks and Service Clubs.

With a focus on building the right mindset, Mishra currently offers his life management system program that covers the six pillars of Life including Health, Wealth, Family, Career, Social Life and Spirituality.

“These are the six pillars that affect people in one way or another”, says Mishra, originally a village boy from a poor farming family in North India.  “One or more of these pillars is affecting your journey through life.   Towards this end, I help people understand their hidden self, explore their deepest desires and realize their potential, providing individuals and groups with coaching in self-improvement, public speaking, interpersonal skills, corporate training as well as salesmanship.”

Four-hour workshops and individual/group coaching Workshops are provided on signature topics like Unlocking your Hidden Potential, Meet a Real Slumdog Billionaire, Dare to Live before you Die, The Pursuit of Purpose, etc.

“I have a simple concept to help individuals, groups and corporates utilize their hidden potential, make breakthroughs and work towards positive thinking, tap into their innermost desires while sweeping away fears, complexes and negativity from their lives.  The objective is to inspire audiences replace half their salary working part time and transition to full time entrepreneurship and live life with freedom and abundance,” he says.

“I believe that despite numerous challenges, if I can do it, then anyone else can change their destiny.  The key thing is to explore your internal path and follow that defined path to success,” says Mishra.

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*Ethnic Channels Group is the largest provider of non-English language digital TV channels to Canada’s multicultural population. The company today provides over 80+ channels in 15 + languages. By selecting the best channels from around the world ,and delivering them directly to viewer’s homes via a Licensed Canadian satellite and/or cable providers.  (Source


  1. Renu, what an incredible story: from village boy from a poor farming family in North India to widow to president of Toastmasters Downsview and more. Mr. Mishra’s story is gutsy and heart-felt. That you for sharing it. ~ Alison

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