I’m Ritu — a belonging devotee, empowerment author, leadership speaker, life coach, and justice advocate who wants to help you live a life you love.
My mission is to help create a world that’s filled with belonging for all. I want everyone to experience the beauty that comes with living their truth.
As a passionate advocate for authenticity, I’ve now presented to hundreds of thousands globally and coached over a thousand people to cultivate and claim belonging. I’m living proof of what can happen when you stand in your power while fighting the hate and hardships in your way.
I wasn’t always empowered to be an unapologetic, fiercely authentic person.
Born in Toronto, Canada to Sikh Punjabi immigrant parents, I experienced the constant sting of racist bullying growing up, while also struggling with cultural tension about my identities. I internalized that something was wrong with me because I was a sassy and smart Brown girl from a humble background. I learned to self-loathe.
I carried my insecurities and the pressure to conform into my work life, first as a lawyer and then as an HR leader at a global law firm. While it may have looked like I was living a “dream life”, on the inside I was so unhappy. The person I was in my day to day life bore little resemblance to my true self.
My feelings of unworthiness — brought on by hateful and hurtful experiences — had seeped into my relationships. Others were deciding my happiness, people around me constantly judged me, and I was dating men who hurt me. I felt intense pressure to hide my pain and to be perfect in order to “fit in”. I was lost and needed to change my life, but I didn’t know where to begin or what my life could look like.
to help me find my truth.”
Looking to heal and transform my life, I left my corporate job, launched my global DEI consulting firm, became a yoga and mindfulness teacher, studied trauma and wellness healing practices, wrote the bestselling book The Authenticity Principle, and dedicated my life to empowering others. And I’ve never looked back.
Whatbelongingand authenticitymean to me.
Living a life rooted in belonging for me means embracing my imperfections, loving hard even though I’ve had my heart broken a bazillion times, and embracing all aspects of myself — the good, the bad, and the ugly. It means taking care of myself so that I can live my best and give my best to others. It means wearing funky clothes, dancing it up to Bhangra and Soca music, and laughing really loud.
It also means speaking up about injustice and using my actions to interrupt the oppression that permeates society.
But most importantly, belonging for me is about creating a world where everyone can be who they are. I want you to live your best, most authentic and empowered life, even in the face of experiencing hurtful, hateful, and harmful things. This is your fundamental right in life.
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My Belonging Roadmap for You
It’s your right as a beautiful and unique soul to be who you are! To experience belonging, you want to explore your authentic self so you feel more connected to your core and free to be yourself.
Authenticity is like a magnet! When you anchor to being more of who you are in your interactions, you invite others to do the same — helping create a world where everyone can experience belonging.
Belonging is a journey, not a destination. Even in the face of hate and life hardships, you can choose to claim belonging by practicing authenticity – being who you are at your core – every day.
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