Hi, my name is Tahmid Chowdhury, and I am a transformational coach and writer. I drive positive change.
I believe in the power of humans to shift the status quo. We do this by harnessing the power of difference – difference of ideas, background and thought. This which makes us stronger.
We are held back by our structures around us, which stop us from changing the world. Whether that be the organisations around us, societal expectations or our own beliefs about ourselves.
I coach people to overcome the challenges they face to make the world a better place.
I write a weekly newsletter, based upon personal development, diversity & inclusion and organisational culture. I host the podcast ‘Behind the Suit and Tie’, where I speak to people from different walks of life to ask them more about their lives, interests and what their personal motivations are.
Outside of work, I love to travel and learn languages. I speak English, French and Spanish. I am currently taking weekly classes to learn Bengali. To wind down I also do yoga (when I get the chance!)
Interested in developing yourself further? I have created free workbooks just for you!:
- Self-guided assessment on developing your understanding on Diversity
- Workbook on improving diversity and inclusion within your organisation.
- Workbook on increasing impact in the workplace
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- How do you act when nobody is watching?Yesterday was a bank holiday in Belgium so I flicked on a show on Netflix called ‘Insiders’ – a reality TV show which brings together contestants who think they are in the final round of a casting call for a show. What they don’t know is that the camera is already rolling and they are actually already on the show. it prompted me to think about how differently people behave when they think no one is looking. What is fascinating is that as individuals the people on the show build narratives about their personalities – invincible, brave, caring, loving – and yet when the cameras are ‘off’ (or in this case still on) the behaviour that comes out is completely different.
- Letting go of ego-driven behaviour in our livesLetting go of ego-driven behaviour in our lives
- Taking the brain out of my life’s driver’s seatWithout realising it, my brain has been in overdrive the last few weeks. I travelled like ‘normal’ for the first time – heading to the UK after work by hopping onto the train on Friday night. I attended The Ultimate Experience, an event around ‘Being’ – choosing who we want to be and being challenged to go further in the way I live my life. The idea that we can decide who we want to be in life is both extremely liberating and daunting – I can effectively decide what personality I want to have, and I do not need to be driven by my ego in terms of how I react to situations, nor be defined by my labelled identity.