About Consulting for Rookies
Consulting for Rookies is Trishna Sharma’s forum for sharing her corporate, career and personal development advice and lessons with the world. What started as a book, created from her idea that the unwritten and closely guarded rules of work should be written and shared so more corporate newbies can succeed, has now expanded. Sharma also has a YouTube channel where she discusses interviewing skills and quick solutions to common office politics situations, as well as this site where she writes about more complex issues related to business & entrepreneurship, psychology, office politics, interviewing and career development.
About Trishna Sharma
Trishna Sharma has always had a knack for anything related to personal development, business and psychology. Sharma’s passion is taking the subjective and making it objective, taking the theoretical and making it practical.
Sharma got her first taste of entrepreneurship during her 4th grade business project where she and her team made and sold “pen pals” – decorative animals shaped out of pipe cleaners to add a little style to your pens and pencils. When her team made the highest profit out of all 30 teams she was sold.
From there Sharma moved to delivering newspapers door-to-door, later joining Girls Scouts selling those irresistible Samoa and Thin Mint cookies. In high school she convinced her team of flutists to purchase band shirts she had designed to show added school spirit. As the President of the Entrepreneurship Club at the University of Texas at Dallas (ranked in the top 50 schools in the US) where she completed her MBA, she hand-picked her new team, reorganized the club structure, started bring-your-own-lunch meetings to grow her membership base, and set up a coaching system to help budding entrepreneurs get funding from local VCs. Apart from an MBA, Sharma has cut-throat corporate experience in the consulting and procurement areas.
In addition to working full-time, writing and YouTube-ing, Sharma enjoys good food, working out, meditating, watching Once Upon a Time, The Mentalist, Modern Family and the Middle, reading business books or any books with ideas and spending time with family and friends.