Neelam Kumar


How to Handle Adversity

TEDx Speaker, Bestselling Author, Motivational Speaker, Adversity Coach, Writing Coach, Life Skills Coach, Corporate Trainer, Pinkathon Ambassador and Cancer Crusader, Neelam Kumar wears many hats. She has been educated in countries as diverse as Russia and the United States of America.

She has bravely battled Cancer-twice. Having fought it at such close-range, she has set off on a mission to give back to society through spoken and written word.

As Adversity Coach and Motivational Speaker, she raises awareness of the epidemic of cancer that India is facing and the benefits of early treatment. She is sought-after by Corporates, Institutes and schools all over the country.

Neelam has worked in India’s largest steel company as Chief of Communications (Public Relations) and Dy. General Manager (Corporate Affairs) for three decades.

She owns her own training outfit through which she conducts very popular training programs on Communication Skills, Etiquette, Life Skills, Spoken and Written skills for Corporates, Schools and Institutes.

Neelam Kumar

She is currently working as Life Skills Coach at R.N. Podar School, firing the minds of youngsters to build a better society by transforming themselves. Her Online Life Skills sessions are hugely popular. As an Emotional Health Counselor, she guides students through their difficult “growing up” years.

Neelam holds a Master’s degree in Journalism from the U.S. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature, a Bachelor’s in Education and a Post-Graduation in Public Relations and Advertising.

She lives in Mumbai and can be reached at

Seen as an inspirational human being and writer, Neelam’s interviews have been published in almost all prestigious magazines and newspapers.

In the last few months of 2019 alone, this has been the media coverage on her.

  • Interview featured in the 60th Anniversary issue of Femina
  • TV Interview for an episode named “Zindagi Ik Safar” on inspirational people.
  • Interview featured in “The Empowering Series” Podcast by Zarina Poonawala. The 50 minute talk was titled “From Adversity to Victory.”
  • Interview Featured in the November issue of SANANDA, the ABP group Kolkata magazine. SANANDA, (Editor Aparna Sen) is the largest womens' and lifestyle magazine in Eastern India.
  • She runs her very successful Online Writing Workshop
  • Through which she coaches aspiring writers on how to write their bestsellers.
  • Neelam is the recipient of the prestigious Nargis Dutt Memorial Trophy 2017 for “Outstanding contribution to cancer awareness through her books.”
  • Her recent honors have been:
  • “She Inspires”-Inspiring Indian Woman Award 2018, London IIW
  • Glenmark’s “2018 V Wash Woman of the Year”
  • “The Fighter” 2019 Trophy from Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai
  • “The REX Karmaveer Global Fellowship and the Karmveer Chakra (Gold) - 2019” instituted by ICongo and the United Nations.
Online Session
  • Topic: How to Handle Adversity
  • Speaker:Neelam Kumar
  • Moderator Ms. Alvira Diwan
  • Date: 19th Dec 2020 Saturday
  • Time: 5.30 pm to 6.15 pm
  • Venue : At Your Home, On your Mobile
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Moderator :

Alvira Diwan is a Clinical Psychologist by profession. She has her own Clinic in Nagpur by the name Psych Works. She is also an avid reader and a passionate Writer.

Alvira Diwan


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