About Our TeamGround Chai is driven by the heart.
Founder & CEO
“I know what it is like to be at the polarizing cross-section of future career uncertainty and low self-perception. I believe it was being able to share my story that provided me with the strength and resolve to overcome my challenges. Knowing how to communicate, connect and create a career empowered me to live a healthy life,” explains Mikhara. After realising the power of being able to effectively communicate, share her ideas and lead, Mikhara wanted to empower those to do the same.
Working with youth for a decade in Australia, India, Nepal and Tanzania, Mikhara realised that many were leaving school without being taught the skill of sharing their story, the skill of connecting, communicating and managing a career. In her own experiences of leaving school and climbing to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, raising enough funds to support an orphanage in Kenya, leading others to the base camp of Everest, starting her own social enterprise and juggling personal, family and career commitments, Mikhara has learned some valuable life skills she wants to empower others with. She focuses on making success meaningful by adding value to others.
With honours in a dual law and economics degree (LLB(hons)/BEcon(hons)), a dissertation into the economics of social enterprise, experience working in Australia’s leading economic advisory practice, Deloitte Access Economics, being Vice-President of Sydney Toastmasters and older sister to three amazing siblings, Mikhara is well placed to educate others about effective communication, connection and the practicalities of starting a start up.
Mikhara’s 10+ years of facilitator experience includes working with…
From freshly ground cardamom to the finest quality Australian tea leaves, we know how to create and brew the best blend.
Facilitating workshops and sessions on mental wellbeing, leadership, and social enterprise across Australia.
We tell our stories to share in the beauty of life and encourage others to tell their stories too.
Board of Advisors
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Sales & Artistic Advisor