Tapping Talent: Yogita Tulsiani, Co-Founder, iXceed Solutions

Yogita Tulsiani believes that a fusion of technology and talent provides businesses a competitive advantage. The dynamic co-founder and director of iXceed Solutions has been using this strategy to serve her clientele, most of whom are Fortune-500 companies. A trained engineer from Delhi Institute of Technology with an MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, Ms Tulsiani’s London-based iXceed offers talent and digital solutions across Europe, the US and the Asia-Pacific region. Sharmila Chand chats up with Ms Tulsiani – who has over a decade of experience in business development and consulting – to get a peek into her personal life.


How do you define yourself?

Passionate, hardworking, sensitive and intelligent


What is your philosophy of life?

It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.


What is your passion in life?

Keeping on learning till I am breathing and touching lives positively 


What is your management mantra?

Strategise, implement and adapt


What is your work philosophy?

We won’t always make the right decisions. Failure is not the opposite of success. It’s a part of success.


A business leader you admire the most...

It has to be Indira Nooyi (former chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo) because she has been an invaluable role model for women in business. She has made people think about the difficult choices many women face in the pursuit of ambitious roles in business and the constant trade-offs between work and family.


Your source of inspiration...

Every person who is fighting his or her battle to gain victory in his or her own sense is an inspiration for me – be it an acid-attack survivor determined to make a mark or a differently-abled person who refuses to quit.


You are a tough, serious boss or...

Tough boss (I guess... ha, ha!). But I mentor my team. I love to see people succeed. 


What do you enjoy the most in life?

Being alone in the lap of nature, travel and reading books 


How do you de-stress?

Soothing music, watching comedies and shopping


What is your fitness regime?

Yoga and strength training


Your mantra for success...

Believe in your dreams, and do whatever it takes to make it happen. Believing in yourself when everybody thinks what we dream of is a fairy tale is most crucial for success.


Your dream...

My biggest dream is to have the mental freedom to think about what I really want out of my life and forget about all the reasons why I can’t make it a reality. It means having high standards for your life and setting the bar high for yourself.


Three lessons you have learnt in life as an entrepreneur...

Determination, fearlessness and self-belief


Lastly, can you define yourself in one sentence?

Don’t be satisfied with stories of how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.

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