Diversity reboot

Pratishtha Patny
Pratishtha Patny
Summit Speaker

Assertiveness Coach & Founder at Blue Raccoon Workshops

I'm a 24-year old Psychology graduate, trainee therapist, rap artist and assertiveness trainer with the passion to bring mental health awareness to everyone. I'm a genderfluid pansexual individual based in Hyderabad, India. I train people of all ages to become better communicators through evidence-based assertiveness techniques so they may live more authentically. I also make hip hop/rap music to share my journey as I navigate through life. I'm also the CEO of a mental health based startup that organizes events, workshops and support groups to connect mental health professionals and youth, to ultimately destigmatize mental health where I live. I frequently address people of different demographics through guest appearances on podcasts, events and workshops to discuss healthy boundary setting in different contexts. I also regularly conduct online live sessions to discuss sex education, which is missing in our education system. I take special interest in understanding how sociocultural contexts play a role in an individual’s personality and growth. I have 5+ years of experience in coaching people with different mental health concerns, 1-on-1 and in groups. I’m also incredibly passionate about discussing gender and sexuality spectrums and how different people express them in different ways.