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
Simply complete the mailing list below, where you will receive my weekly newsletter. You will then receive a link to download all of these workbooks for free!
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- The importance of cultivating a healthy network around youIf a tree falls in a forest and nobody hears it, does it make a sound? If a worker does an amazing piece of work, but sits in a siloed team where nobody talks to each other, did they really do an amazing piece of work? Since the world has opened up post-pandemic, I’ve been a lot more intentional in reaching out to others. Rather than seeing friendships and connections as a by-product of the rest of my life, I’ve looked at is as something that needs love and attention to foster.
- Are you awake or asleep at the wheel?Work. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. Are you living life or is life living you? When I lived here, I followed the rhythm that I thought people were supposed to do – going to work and chasing more money to pay for a nicer room (due to the exorbitant rent prices), without even noticing the negative impact my obsession on my work life had on happiness or health. I’d come home shattered after spending so much time and energy on things that now I can’t even remember.
- A Day in the life of Overthinking ManOverthinking Man goes about his day. He wakes up, and his first thoughts are about work. He first thinks about all the different meetings he has in the day. He thinks about all the deadlines he has to meet, and the terrible consequences if he does not meet them. He then thinks about how it’s also his turn to take out the bin. Overthinking Man sighs. Once Overthinking Man has finished thinking about all the things that will make his day miserable, he treats himself to getting out of bed. Preoccupied by his thoughts, he jumps into the shower but puts shampoo on his body and shower gel in his hair, cuts himself whilst shaving and pours coffee into his cereal. Overthinking Man cries in anguish. Why is everything out to get him today, what had he done to deserve it?