Hi! I am Vandana Saxena; thank you for visiting Vandana’s Pen.  I am a Soft Skills Trainer, HR Professional, and Content Creator by discipline.  By passion, I am a Creative Writer.   I love to create and tell stories. I firmly believe that we create and share stories every moment, every hour, every day. 

Professional Journey

I started my career with HR Operations twenty-four years ago. I have worked in industries like mechanical, telecom, retail, and credit management over these years.  Presently, I am associated with Henry Harvin Education as one of the Senior Panel Advisors and a Skills Trainer in their Writing Academy.  I deliver training to various corporates, institutes, and aspiring professionals/writers in varied niches.  My expertise lies in Writing Skills Training (Content Writing and Creative Writing).  However, I have also delivered numerous training programs for soft skills like Communication Skills, Time Management, Stress Management, Conflict Management, Team Management, Leadership Skills etc. 

HR to Creating Stories

Writing has always been one of the key result areas of my profile.  I wrote my offer letter myself for my first professional assignment because I was the first employee in the HR Department of the organisation that hired me.  Life took turns, and I evolved as a professional, but writing has remained an integral part of my profession.  Since my writing skills were exceptional, I worked in almost every department of the organisations that employed me. While writing started with HR Technical Content, I evolved from a writer through corporate communication to a soft skills trainer.

Reinvention of Vandana Saxena and Reincarnation of Vandana’s Pen

I have always loved my work.  However, I missed the contentment that comes from stories as I walked up the ladder of success.  Stories are an integral part of our lives.  A copywriter tells a story about “what is in it for you”, and a newspaper tells stories about what’s happening in the world.  A white paper tells the story of an organization and its endeavours. We unknowingly keep telling stories whenever we talk. You are reading a story now. 😊

Breaking the barriers, I rediscovered my passion for writing after working in the corporate world for almost two decades.  I realized, “It is never too late to become what you might have been.”  I created my blog on a guest blogging site; little did I know that I had rediscovered the writer in me.  The blog reached ten million views within a year as I won numerous writing challenges.   The second inning took off from there, and as they say, “It’s a new life after forty'” I rediscovered one for myself.  My shelved pen was now on the writing spree, and I have been writing something every day since then.  Until now, I have created numerous stories, articles, and a handful of poems.  

I am presently a contributing author at Women’s Web and a freelance blogger at Momspresso.  In addition, I unleash my creative self on Penmancy, Spillwords, and the Asian Literary Society.   Apart from these writing challenges, I have also won numerous awards for my contribution to the literary world and for my training skills.  Take a look here.

Sharing Stories

Following “Sharing Is Caring”, I love to share my learnings in the various training and workshops.  I have been delivering training for Digital Content Writing and Creative Writing skills to aspiring bloggers, writers, and entrepreneurs who wish to create great content and market it well.   Check the snapshot of training events here.  You may also scroll through the reviews posted by happy participants who are immensely benefitted from the digital marketing workshops.

While I am working to follow two of my passions, viz., writing and training, I have evolved as an author with my first poetry writing workbook meant for aspiring poets.  I am not only working every day, but looking forward to working every day, as a Soft Skills Trainer and Content Writer while I unleash my creativity through my stories, poetry, and blog.  Stay tuned to this portal as I share my creativity, experiences, views, and intellect to amuse you while creating stories and more….