‘Find something you love and do it better than everyone else.’: Namita Ambani, COO, The Heal Institute

The Proust Questionnaire is a questionnaire about one’s personality. It has its origins in a parlour game popularised by Marcel Proust, the French essayist, who believed that, in answering these questions, an individual reveals his or her true nature.

Namita Ambani, COO, The Heal Institute started her career as a marketer and spent around four years in the retail industry. During a sabbatical, she launched an organic food brand and an educational brand. She was looking for a complete change when she got an opportunity to work with the healthcare industry. With the Heal Institute, she has conceptualised many business ideas. The Heal Institute is known for promoting health and an active lifestyle and aims to become a name synonymous with pain management and relief in India. Here are Namita’s responses to our Proust questionnaire…

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A purrrfect cuppa with my fave person.

What is your greatest fear?

Haven't thought this one through.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

I don't deplore, I louuu me.

Which living person do you most admire?

Persons - my sisters. I love and admire all three of them.

What is your greatest extravagance?

My first LV.

What is your current state of mind?


What do you consider your most overrated virtue?


On what occasion do you lie?

To teach my kids something.

What do you most dislike about your appearance?

Nothing really.

Which living person do you most despise?

Can't remember.

What is the quality you most like in a man?


What is the quality you most like in a woman?


Which words or phrases do you most overuse?


What or who is the greatest love of your life?

The one whom I married.

Which talent would you most like to have?

Motivational speaking.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

Be more easy going.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Being who I am, full-time a-working and a full-time mom and a full-time wife!

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

A book.

Where would you most like to live?


What is your most treasured possession?

My kids.

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?

Losing my hero!

What is your favorite occupation?

Being a mom.

What is your most marked characteristic?

I'm headstrong (psst... don't listen to the ones who call it ‘stubborn’).

What do you most value in your friends?

Stand with me during turbulent times and party with me during the happy times.

Who are your favourite writers?

Amish Tripathi currently.

Who is your hero of fiction?

Harry Potter!

Which historical figure do you most identify with? 

How about someone who created history instead- Steve Jobs!

Who are your heroes in real life?

My dad!

What is your favorite name?

I have two - Reyansh and Riana.

What is it that you most dislike?


What is your greatest regret?

Not spending enough time with my father.

How would you like to die?


What is your favorite journey?

One that has me, hubby, and kids in it!

What is your motto?

Find something you love and do it better than everyone else.


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