KP Bhusal: Guiding Students towards their Bright Career

KP Bhusal
KP Bhusal

With education being introduced and inculcated as an integral part of our life, it has been playing an essential aspect of socio-economic development in the world. Understanding the advancements and introducing more mind-boggling changes in the system, educators play a significant role in grooming and paving the path for growth. They ignite the light in humanity to bring innovative and creative changes to the world.

Teachers always guide their students without any greed. But as time flies, the education system has changed, and with the introduction of technology in the education domain, the teaching methodology has escalated beyond imagination.

In this world where access to basic education has eased. Moreover, the holistic development arc of the students has opened a plethora of opportunities for students. In the midst of recognising the desired field of growth, students are finding it difficult to identify the right career path for themselves, creating modern-day problems in the education system like saturation.

Realising this, many leaders, thought leaders, educators and consultants are constantly making efforts to guide students in their journey of choosing a holistic career.

One such leader who is guiding students to their desired careers is KP Bhusal. He has always been interested in contributing to self-help and business literature. Starting his career as a business communication teacher in various colleges after his post-graduation. He decided to guide his students toward identifying their passion and paving the path for a holistic career.

He started communicating with students about critical 21st-century skills like leadership, entrepreneurship, career, etc., recognising his influence on students; gradually, other colleges started inviting him to guide students for their bright future.

Stating his primary mission, KP Bhusal says, “To be a catalyst and trailblazing the positive light in the lives of many people.” Along with that, he also implies instilling a few core values like lifelong learning, humbleness, respect, integrity and a service mindset in his students.

To know detailed information about KP Bhusal, read ahead.

Please let us know about the saga story of your career since its beginning.

I had none to guide me minutely when I was in college, and I was totally bewildered about what to do next. I was already deeply interested in devouring self-help and business literature and nothing more than that. After my post-graduate degree, I started teaching ‘Business Communication’ in colleges. Then and there, I tried to help students inside my classroom with career guidance because that’s what I lacked when I was a student, and I didn’t want my students to repeat the same mistakes as I did. Gradually I started interacting with students on topics like leadership, entrepreneurship, career and like because that was my passion, and I also wanted students to learn these soft skills.

After a while, I started getting invitations from other nearby colleges for guest lectures on similar themes. Then invited by some corporate groups as well. Only then I realised my ikigai that I am supposed to be a trainer and speaker – a catalyst in other people’s success. Finally, I turned my passion into a profession and started living the life of my dream.

Tell us about the mission, vision, and core values for your future success.

My mission is to be a catalyst and a positive push to as many peoples’ lives as possible. I believe the world is improving because entrepreneurs are consistently innovating the path of development and holistic growth. So, I have dedicated myself to inspiring youngsters to be better entrepreneurs and leaders. While doing so, continuous learning, humbleness, respect, integrity and a service mindset were my set of core values. I never try to prove myself as a leader. I just live with the principle of kaizen for continuous improvement.

Being a prominent leader, how do you manage to influence others?

I don’t actually try to influence others. I neither use any tools and techniques to influence them nor claim myself as a prominent leader. I am nothing but a catalyst to inspire people to be professionally competent and encourage them to solve the world’s real-life problems. That’s what satisfies me. I just share my learnings and experience so that students can learn from what I did and what I missed in the past. Moreover, as the business world is attracting a number of youngsters, I help business leaders empower their human resources through inspirational keynotes, soft skills workshops and distilled business content.

What challenges did you encounter during your journey, and how did you overcome them?

The biggest challenge was/is overcoming people’s perception of ‘age’. People are used to seeing old, aged thought leaders and speakers. They think that learning comes when the hair turns grey. I am young and energetic, and even though I may have lesser experience than others, I have studied dozens of peoples’ lives, acquiring hundreds of years of experience. So, when I speak, I speak from mine and other people’s experiences.

To overcome this, I used two platforms: stage and social. Learn a lot, do a lot of hard work and overdeliver when on stage in front of people because delivery is the ultimate and most effective marketing tool. The second tool is social media and the internet. We millennials are gifted with the power of the internet and social sites. We can reach beyond the limitations of our older brethren, and that’s what I did. Creating specialisation-related content while interacting and networking with like-minded people through the web widens the horizon.

Do you provide any global exposure in your institute?

Yeah, we annually conduct open-call leadership workshops. We try to localise global trends and globalise local trends. For this, sometimes we partner with international influencers in empowering Nepali people through training and workshops, and sometimes I personally reach out to multiple international conferences to deliver a keynote speech on leadership, entrepreneurship and similar themes – that is, to globalise the local flavour.

What are the major factors that keep motivating you towards your goal, and how do you inspire students to select an interesting career for their bright future?

My ikigai is my biggest source of motivation. I inspire students to pursue the right career path by finding a sweet spot somewhere in between their area of passion, the area they have expertise in and something the world needs or is willing to pay for. And the career they choose should have all three features.

I chose my leadership training career based on my passion for reading self-help and leadership literature, my expertise in this field and minutely observing whether the world needs and is willing to pay for this sort of knowledge gurus. I found the answer as ‘Yes’; then I would jump into it.

Which activities do you conduct in your institute to maintain maximum student engagement?

To engage my corporate students, I prefer team-building activities, leadership role play, group workshops, power-packed and energetic motivational keynotes, commitment to action and other related activities. Each session follows three steps process. I start with mindset shift—the why factor, then on skills and strategies, the what factor, and finally promoting willingness—the want factor. The first is through lecture mode, the second is through group activities, and workshops and the final is through motivational appeal, personalised support and commitment to action.

How do you feel when you get to know that others are following in your footsteps, and what else do you do so that people keep following you?

That’s great. When more numbers of people follow in similar footsteps, it becomes easier to reach more people and create a faster impact. I don’t take them as a competitor; I take them as partners – spreading the same message together. I don’t do anything to make sure people follow me. I just live in one formula—Kaizen—the continuous improvement formula. We need to get better every day, no matter what. I don’t try to be better than others; I try to be better than I was yesterday. What makes you truly happy and fulfilled is when you commit to being better than yourself and you be!

As an inspiring leader, what would be your message to students worldwide?

If you have not found your purpose in life yet – find one. If found, follow it and improve yourself every day in that particular niche. If you keep sharpening yourself in one niche for the next five years, you’re likely to be the expert. That would be the moment you won’t need knocking on doors of opportunity – opportunity knocks on you and comes to you. Now, most of my speaking events are not initiated by me, they come to me, and I get paid for that.

What is your vision for your institute/organisation and for you also?

So far, I have become the key face value of my organisation. I am thinking about making a global effort by joining hands with more similar people, giving them opportunities and reaching out to more people faster and with lots of support. Making the organisation and system alive and impactful even if I am no longer there.

When people are in a team – they will have hundreds of years of experience. That experience, of course, leads to faster growth and better influence. So, my personal and organisational mission is to create a pool of like-minded people and maximise impact.

To know more about me, you can simply google my name or visit You and I could join hands in inspiring the world and being a positive push in others’ lives. Let’s dive in. Let’s grow together. Let’s play a happy and fulfilling win-win game.

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