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Hidden Gems: Meet Chandreyi Das of Once Upon a Task

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chandreyi Das.

Hi Chandreyi, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My story started when I was a child, unbeknownst that it would become an important chapter of my life. From a young age, I was always organizing or creating plans, whether it was rearranging my CD collection or planning a day camp for neighborhood kids, I loved being able to make an impact and help people.

As I got older, I wanted a different path than what others envisioned for me. I just didn’t know what that looked like. It wasn’t until I was at a crossroads in my life that I realized that I yearned for so much more. A few years ago, I was a first-time mom who was in the midst of figuring out how to balance motherhood and a corporate career.

I decided to hire a career coach to figure out my next steps. What unfolded was not a career shift but the confidence I needed to embark on my own journey as an entrepreneur. It was at the height of the pandemic working my full-time job with a toddler at home and no daycare that catapulted my decision to be a full-time business owner.

I married my years of corporate and personal experiences in organizing, project management, streamlining processes, and improving efficiency with being a mom of two. Thus, Once Upon a Task was born. I wanted to create a space for moms beyond Google and Facebook groups.

In the age of social media, we are constantly fed information. It’s so easy to get decision fatigued and overwhelmed, so I wanted to create a centralized resource for moms. I wanted to help and support women before they step into the motherhood role and then guide them through their journey.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Motherhood and entrepreneurship are never a smooth road.

As a mom and business owner, you’re wearing multiple hats. You’re a businesswoman, a cook, a chauffeur, a housekeeper, a teacher, and more. You learn as you navigate and re-route through the bumps, twists, and turns. As soon as you think you’ve got it figured out, a curveball gets thrown your way.

I left my corporate job in March 2021 to focus on my business full-time. I was working with clients and navigating how to run a business when we found out I was pregnant with our second baby. With my first pregnancy, I commuted into the city and worked full time. My husband and I would tag-team with us both working full time in different states.

With my second, I was struggling to make it through the day, so my husband took over household tasks and caring for our toddler which allowed me to take it easy with my business and focus on my pregnancy.

As I tell my clients, focus on what matters and take it day by day. Routine and communication are always important for us so we are constantly working as a team to model that for our daughters. Take the struggles and the wins as a learning tool to better yourself and your family.

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I’m an organizational and productivity consultant for millennial working moms. I help moms build organizational and productivity habits so they can create the space and time for the moments that matter. This looks different for every mom but I focus on the four pillars with my clients: Organizational habits, time management, routines/schedules, and self-care.

Whether they are craving that 1:1 time with their spouse or spending less time organizing the playroom, I support them through the process. The journey can start as early as first-time moms-to-be before they step into their motherhood role looking for support all the way to needing a village as they battle toddlerhood.

From working with moms one-on-one by creating lists (baby registry, hospital bag, postpartum care, etc.) and supporting them as they return to work post-maternity leave, to helping curate a schedule as their little one starts daycare for the first time, I strive to be a constant pillar for the working mom.

There’s a lot of noise in the online world especially when it comes to motherhood so, in addition to working with me, I created an online complimentary vault for moms which is accessible at any time and allows them to “learn” on their own pace. This allows them to get to know me and how I work with clients as well as get free tips, tricks, and hacks in any season of motherhood.

What I love most about what I do and why I launched my business is to empower women beyond the mother role. My clients rave about how I’ve helped them feel more confident in their decisions and take control of routines that allowed them to get time back.

They’re amazed at what a difference it makes having me in their corner as they navigate motherhood. I am passionate about what I do so I curate my offerings for my clients and show up in how they need support. I want women to remember the fierce lioness they were before they became a mom.

My ultimate goal is to be an inspiration to my daughters as they see the ripple effect of what I do.

How can people work with you, collaborate with you, or support you?
The best way to support me is to share my  Instagram, follow and engage! If you  know a mom that would benefit from my page, share my page, tag them in posts and let’s grow this community: https://www.instagram.com/onceuponatask

You can visit my website which also is the home of my complimentary vault at https://onceuponatask.podia.com/

There, you will find links to all of my socials and how you can work with me. On my website and Instagram page, you will find free resources. I am always open to collaborating with others, so please connect with me.

I am constantly coming up with new services and offers so if there’s something a mom is struggling with, chances are that I’ve got a solution.

Pricing:

  • Complimentary Vault
  • Starting at $250

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Image Credits
Tara Federico Photography and Melissa Kelly Photography

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