Hot Seat – Priya Prakash Entrepreneur and Founder CEO of HealthSetGo

Close on the heels of being honoured as the ‘Finalist of Cartier’s Women’s Initiative Awards 2019’, Priya Prakash has garnered one more feather in her cap. As a healthcare entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of HealthSetGo, Prakash has been working incessantly to achieve her vision of creating a ‘Healthy Disease Free Planet’.
Her brainchild, ‘HealthSetGo’ is India’s largest health organisation for schools, impacting the lives of over 250,000 students and parents through providing access to medical care and health education.
She has gained notable recognition for her work and her numerous accolades include awards like ‘Forbes Award Under 30 in Asia for Healthcare and Sciences’, Unilever Young Entreprenuer of the Year 2018 and ‘Healthcare Entrepreneur of the Year by IHW .
With nurturing a dream of creating a disease free world, Priya likes to de-stress through weightlifting. She is a State Level Weightlifting champion, TEDx Speaker and Crossfit L1 Certificate Trainer.

In an exclusive interview, she reflects about her work, strengths, vision…and more , read on .

How do you define yourself?

I define myself as a woman on a mission. Having gone through a lot of struggle with my own health throughout my life, today I aim to impact children so they don’t go through what I did and grow up to be healthy adults. There are millions of people suffering in India from preventable conditions and due to lack of access to affordable healthcare , have no options left. Through HealthSetGo, I’m trying to prevent these diseases from the grassroots and solve a critical need. I truly believe that good health is the key to unlocking human potential. If I can use my life to benefit the life of others, that is how I would like to define myself. I aim to be doing this for the rest of my life!

What is your philosophy of life?

I live by the philosophy that if you can dream it, and you can work for it, anything is possible.

What is your passion in life?

My passion is my work. It is what truly drives me to wake up in the morning and gives a purpose to my life. I’m also very passionate about fitness and nutrition and regularly study about both subjects. I’m a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer and a Crossfit Kids Trainer.

What is your Management Mantra?
Management is not a tough task if you have a great team! I respect employees’ inputs and value their decisions. This has proved to be helpful to manage team. I always try my best to inculcate vision of our organisation so employees are more attached to the cause.

What would you like to say about your work?
The HealthSetGo Organization was established with a vision to build a healthy planet by inculcating healthy habits in children. When speaking about public health interventions, I believe that we need to focus on the generation of the future : our children . We are bringing a focus on ‘health care’ rather than ‘sickcare’. Today we are providing quality healthcare to both private as well as government schools across India. We hit a milestone of 250,000 students and parents last year and it is something we are extremely proud of. A healthy child can only lead a healthy nation.

The Business Leader you admire the most?
My current inspiration would have to be Elon Musk as I’ve just finished reading his biography! He fearlessly believes in his dreams and makes them possible.

Your Strength?
My perseverence and resilience.

You are a ‘Tough’, Serious boss or ….?
I take work very seriously but at the same time, when it’s required, I am a tough boss!

What do you enjoy the most in life, generally?
My morning routine of fitness and meditation and spending time with my family.

Your ‘mantra’ for success?
Never give up.


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