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Parul Banka

Parul Banka

London, United Kingdom

Parul Banka, Storytelling and Resilience Coach, a Cancer-Thriver.
Keynote Speaker helping cancer charities raise huge funds.
On a mission to help people rebuild their lives after cancer through this book.

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About the author

I am Parul. I am a storyteller on a mission. My mission is to help people be seen and heard through their personal stories.

When I am not coaching, I love donning the hat of a speaker. I have experience of raising crazy amounts of funds for cancer charities through my persuasive and inspirational speeches - my proudest moments were speaking for a cancer charity where the venue was House of Lords and contributing to raising over £50,000 through an 8 minutes speech.

I am a ‘Distinguished Toastmaster’ from Toastmasters International which is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving communication and leadership skills. ‘Distinguished Toastmaster’ is the highest award that Toastmasters International give to their members.

I have over 10 years of corporate experience in people management and learning and development roles before moving into coaching full time 5 years ago.

My book "My Cancer Journey - A rendezvous with myself" is a humble attempt to raise awareness about cancer, empower those going through this life-threatening medical condition and to challenge the stigma that accompanies the word ‘cancer’ in many cultures.

I enjoy cooking, writing poetry and travelling. Hopefully, one day I would be able to see most of our beautiful planet. Most of my cooking and poetic creations turn out well, baking not so much! 😁

I have a thing for the words ‘sparkle and ‘magic’. 😌
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Success! My Cancer Journey sold 2 pre-orders by Oct. 31, 2019, was pitched to 33 publishers, and will be self published.

$17 Ebook Only

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I plan to build all bonuses around 1-6-9 where possible. Why?

169 is the exact number of days I had to wait for cancer to be removed from my body and finding out that it had been removed successfully. Whilst the treatment is 11 years long, 169 days led me to the moment every cancer patient aspires for: "No evidence of disease" or the elusive 'All-clear".

For $17 (the closest whole number to 16.9), you'll receive your very own professionally designed ebook (PDF/Kindle) “My Cancer Journey" + Free invitation to the book launch. You ALSO get exclusive access to updates and an invite to join my community which I nurture as a coach.

Please note that 100% profits from this campaign will be donated to a local cancer support centre to help cancer patients and their families.

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$25 Limited edition

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You'll get one copy in print with a bespoke message plus an ebook + you’ll get exclusive access to updates, and an invite to join my community.

Please note that 100% profits from this campaign will be donated to a local cancer support centre to help cancer patients and their families.

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You'll get two signed and personalised copies (a bespoke message written for you by me) in print + an ebook to share with your friends, plus you’ll get exclusive access to updates and an invite to join my community.

Please note that 100% profits from this campaign will be donated to a local cancer support centre to help cancer patients and their families.

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$169 Rebuild your life after cancer - A 1:1 coaching gift

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Gift an hour of coaching with me at a heavily discounted price to a loved one living with or beyond cancer to help them rebuild their life. This will be useful for people who are feeling stuck after cancer and have no idea what to do in their new post-cancer life!

Plus you get 6 signed copies with a bespoke message each or digital copies if you prefer + Free invitation to the book launch. You ALSO get exclusive access to updates and an invite to join my community which I nurture as a coach.

Please note that 100% profits from this campaign will be donated to a local cancer support centre to help cancer patients and their families.

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$338 Rebuild your life after cancer - A video based online course to help you thrive

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Why $338?

Well, 169 *2 = 338.

As part of this bonus, you get a comprehensive video-based online course to help you/your loved one thrive after cancer. Lifetime access. Gift a loved one this powerful gift based on principles of psycho-oncology, personal transformation coaching, and experiences of a cancer survivor. Help them learn how to walk again after a cancer experience.

Plus you get 14 signed copies with a bespoke message each or digital copies if you prefer + Free invitation to the book launch. You ALSO get exclusive access to updates and an invite to join my community which I nurture as a coach.

Please note that 100% profits from this campaign will be donated to a local cancer support centre to help cancer patients and their families.

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$845 Helping a cancer support centre through books and fundraising

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Why $845?

Well, 169 *5 = 845.

As part of this bonus, you get a comprehensive video-based online course to help you/your loved one thrive after cancer. Lifetime access. Gift a loved one this powerful gift based on principles of psycho-oncology, personal transformation coaching, and experiences of a cancer survivor. Help them learn how to walk again after a cancer experience.

Plus you get 33 signed copies with a bespoke message each or digital copies if you prefer + Free invitation to the book launch. You ALSO get exclusive access to updates and an invite to join my community which I nurture as a coach.

Please note that 100% profits from this campaign will be donated to a local cancer support centre to help cancer patients and their families.

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$2535 Powerful 1:1 coaching to help a family rebuild their lives after cancer

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Why @2535?

You guessed it right....$169*15 = @2535

15 was the number of months I had to endure intravenous treatment for cancer.

OK...so what do you get for $2535 and how does it help?

Powerful 1:1 coaching to help you see and hear yourself and move forward in life after one of the toughest fights in their lives, cancer.

Plus you get 101 signed copies that you can share with cancer patients you know + Free invitation to the book launch. You ALSO get exclusive access to updates and an invite to join my community which I nurture as a coach.

Please note that 100% profits from this campaign will be donated to a local cancer support centre to help cancer patients and their families.

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$2873 Book Parul as Keynote Speaker/to conduct workshop on 'Building Resilience'

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Why @2873?

You guessed it right....$169*17 = @2873

After 17 months, I seriously started considering publishing my cancer memoir.

Hire Parul Banka to speak on 'You have a choice'. This talk is based on the belief that we may not be able to influence the events that happen to us but we can choose how we respond to them. Remember that being in a fearful situation is a circumstance but being stuck in it is a choice. No eeky bookish stuff, only real-life inspiration based on the authentic experience of going through aggressive cancer and thriving in post-cancer life.

Also receive 115 printed copies for you and your guests to take home.

You’ll also get the online course offered in the previous bonus as well as the coaching hour.

Please note that 100% profits from this campaign will be donated to a local cancer support centre to help cancer patients and their families.

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My Cancer Journey

A rendezvous with myself

A story of survival and thriving after cancer aimed to raise awareness about this life-changing medical condition, to inspire people touched by it and to challenge the stigma around cancer.

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Synopsis

If I had a choice, I would choose a world without cancer. But it is not my choice to make, so I would like to do the next best thing...help as many people touched by cancer thrive despite their prognosis. My book, ‘My Cancer Journey - A rendezvous with myself’ is a step forward in this direction.

Most cancer patients and survivors I talk to wish that their cancer had been picked sooner because an early diagnosis would give them the best chance of survival. Awareness about cancer is one of the key things that can make the difference between someone surviving cancer or not. I know that in my case, I went to my doctor as soon as I had found the lump in my breast because I wanted to know what it was. If my diagnosis had been delayed even by about 4 weeks, I would probably not even be here. A timely diagnosis is the reason I have the opportunity to write this blurb today. Also, it is not just about diagnosis, but information on what it means to live with and beyond cancer can be a powerful ally.

Cancer is one of the toughest fights people face in their lifetimes. I want to inspire people touched by cancer through my story. I know that with support, we can take a bit of hardship out of the whole cancer experience. I remember that one of my favourite reads during cancer was a good heart-warming success story of surviving and living beyond cancer.

It is not just what cancer does to the body and the psychological state of a person that is nerve-wrecking. No! The shame, the taboo, the judgement associated with cancer in many parts of the world make the cancer experience harder than it needs to be. When more and more people come out and share their story in the open, cancer would eventually become just another medical condition and not be the pink elephant in the room. My candid story of diagnosis, living with and beyond cancer aims to make this possible.

In this book, I draw upon my experience of going through and surviving cancer, and my work as a personal transformation coach.

My book is not just my story; it is my tool to facilitate the change that I would like to see in the world.

Why support this book?

  • There were 17 million new cases of cancer worldwide in 2018; we are not even including the people already living with cancer and their families. Cancer has grown into an epidemic and people need help.
  • Cancer is still discussed largely in a 'clinical' context and mortality. But more and more people are surviving cancer, and living with and beyond it. There is little support available for people whose lives have been changed forever by this hideous medical condition. My book aims to fill in this vacuum.
  • Whilst the survival rates of cancer are increasing, there aren't many success stories to refer to. A success story from a cancer survivor might just be the beacon of hope that may help someone get through one more dark day.

Similar titles

  • Tea & Chemo by Jackie Buxton - If you want to read a book that has interwoven cancer with humour, this is it! However, it does not cater to the 'building awareness' and challenging stigma aspects of cancer.
  • The fabulous woman's guide through cancer by Nicola Bourne - I can describe this book as the most 'practical' guide on cancer. It will be useful for people when they are overwhelmed with trying to manage basics of life while dealing with cancer. Cancer makes even the regular tasks and chores of life hard to manage, this book can serve as a brilliant guide. However, this book does not bring in the inspirational aspect of using cancer as a life changing event to build a better or meaningful life.
  • Thrive: The Bah! Guide to wellness after cancer - Stephanie Butland - An awesome book that will pep you up; it also gives you tips and strategies that you can use to actively help yourself get better. My book is similar to this book, with the additional aspects of how cancer is interpreted and treated in the ethnic cultures.

Audience

This book is for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers, helping them to understand what it is like to live with and beyond cancer and give them the perspective that despite being a life-threatening medical condition, they can use it to make their lives meaningful and joyous through conscious choices.

Advance praise

“Parul’s account of her experience with breast cancer and what she found helpful will be a useful companion for other young women finding themselves in a similar situation.” Dr Caroline Hoffman OAM, PhD, Clinical and Research Director, The Haven, London

“A factual, informative and profound book, truly from the heart. I highly recommend this book, and it offers some important insights from Holistic Therapy.” Lorraine Smillie, Homeopath and Holistic Healer, London

“Reading through Parul’s cancer experience evoked many different emotions, from sadness to laughter, fearfulness to hope. Ultimately, it’s a very personal and very honest story of survival from breast cancer. Started as a diary, Parul covers her journey chronologically and then shares her experience of the support she sought and experienced throughout her recovery. Her family and friends had a crucial role to play, demonstrating the unpredictability of responses to a life threatening condition. Cancer still provokes a myriad of reactions and uncertainty, not only for the person going through a cancer diagnosis and treatment but everyone around them. The dynamics of relationships invariably change. Some become stronger while others struggle to survive. Understanding how family and friends could make a difference to Parul, will offer insight and awareness to the reader, giving them confidence to either ask for or offer support and practical help.

Parul shows enormous strength and courage in her quest to regain control over her body and her life, and to find a new ‘normal’. Over the years I have met many people affected by cancer yet I found Parul’s story was still incredibly moving and humbling. She has invested so much of herself and emerges as a strong, determined woman with everything to live for. This book offers hope and useful advice for anyone affected by breast cancer.”
Beverley van der Molen, Macmillan Information & Education Officer and author of ‘Taking Control of Cancer'.

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