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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Colonel (Retd) Aalok Sood - International master Trainer from India

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship?

I left my assignments of the Indian Army after 27 long years. I feel that it was a calling for me to venture in to something different and what made me leave my career and choose the present one was only a  means for me to reach here.

The journey has been tough and had its own ups and downs. I strongly feel that life needs to be taken as it comes to us.

Q2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here.

I am currently an International master Trainer where-in I train the trainers to become an International standard trainers. I have seven signature programmes

     1. Influencing and communicative Leadership
     2. Communication Made Easy
     3. Managing the Emotions
     4. Deeper and Convincing Relationships
     5. The Choice of Right Subjects and Careers
     6. Scientific Parenting
     7. Choosing and maintaining the Right Life Partner

Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business?

Challenges are part of any new venture that one takes and need to be accepted by us. Some of the challenges faced have been

- Non-Acceptance that the human beings need counselling, Coaching, Guidance, or Directing. The human beings have an attitude of 'Knowing it All' and feel that no one can teach us anything.

- Corporate World feels that spending money on their employees is not worth it. They actually preach that the corporate does not need human beings. they are okay with having machines rather than human beings.

- Anything new takes time to settle down and patience was a big peril for me to understand, absorb, and apply

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business?

Friends, my discovery period has been for the last two years. The discoveries encountered were as under with a slight detail on each one of them:

The Clients types. It was a practical learning that no two beings were the same. They thought, acted, and reacted differently. it made my spectrum of understanding people wider and deeper.

Self Understanding. This was one area which kept taking me deeper and deeper in to self journey. This taught me about my areas of improvement in gathering Awareness, instilling self Acceptance, Adopting, Adapting, and Applying to self what I intended to preach to others.

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period?

The experiment period was inherent to the discovery period and in this period I was with so many subjects of mine everyday. in all my interactions with the audience, I was sure of two things, viz,. One that I was giving something to the audience, and second which was more firmer, was that I definitely learnt my lessons from each of such interactions and I applied my learning in to the next level of interaction and that helped me getting closer to my audiences.

Q6. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years?

My future plan is to diversify my subjects as much and yet keep them within the target area of the reach of Human beings. I should be able to handle any given query or question by any Human being. For this, i am picking up all possible modalities and going deeper and deeper in to its learning and imbibing them, myself.

My target for the next five years is to reach out to all human beings and touch base with them without categorizing them in to creed, religion, or sex. I wish to convert the slowly already become 'Machines' (Human Beings) back in to their true 'Human Being Forms.'

Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business?

I have a few Ps for them: Passion for their work; Persuasion; and Patience.

Q8. LinkedIn profile URL link : http://in.linkedin.com/pub/aalok-sood/7/860/7a3

Q9. Facebook profile URL link : https://www.facebook.com/aalok.sood.9

Q10 Twitter profile URL link : https://twitter.com/aalok287

Q11. Personal blog URL link : http://dc-aaloksood.blogspot.com

Q12. Company website & Company blog URL : http://www.aalokcorporatetrainer.com

Friday, December 26, 2014

Amey Hegde - Corporate Trainer from Goa, India

Q1. How did your career journey start? Or Who/What inspired you to start this business/ entrepreneurship?

I wanted to raise my child in Goa among relatives and friends in an environment conducive to wholesome family values, I planned that I would return to Goa on the birth of my first child. As there was no suitable opportunity for me in Goa, I chose to create one as an entrepreneur.

I have a great passion for learning new things and training people so I decided to enter the entrepreneurial behavioral training field.

Over a period of five years, I got personally trained and coached by various masters various topics on the applied behavioral science of Meta Mind Management, Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats & Lateral Thinking, Facilitation Skills, and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).

Q2. Kindly share some information about your Business, products and services here.

I run a signature training program on Happiness & positivity based on principles of positive psychology called “Creating Positivity Within™”.  For corporate houses, I conduct trainings on various topics like Train The Trainer, Motivation, Team Building, Communication Skills, Leadership, Creative Thinking, Goal Setting & Time Management.  I also conduct psychometric assessments and executive coaching for managers.

Q3. What kind of challenges did you face while starting/doing business?

I did not have contacts in organizations when I returned back to Goa as a trainer after my stint in the Bangalore VLSI industry so it was very difficult to get training assignments. To make matters worse, most of my relatives in Goa thought that leaving a well paying job in Wipro to return to Goa as a trainer was a very stupid decision. Many people used to keep asking me how was work when I had no assignments at all. Others offered advise that I should go back to Bangalore, only my wife and a couple of close friends supported and encouraged me to continue.

Q4. Do share with our readers about your discovery period when you were facing difficulties in your business?

I used social media like Facebook and Linkedin to spread awareness about me and my offerings. I created a facebook group of inspirational quotes called “Inspire to Reach Higher” currently having over 4500 members and a group called Trainings in Goa currently having over 3500 members. I built my network slowly and steadily by meeting various people and attending various networking events. I conducted several free / low priced open-to-public talks that were organized by prestigious institutions including ISTD, GCCI, NIPM  and the International Centre, Goa (ICG).

I also created free ebooks featuring inspirational quotes by great thinkers like Zig Ziglar and Swami Vivekananda, topics like Konkani Proverbs and Customer Service and based on timeless classics like Thirukkural and the Chanakya Neeti. All of these ebooks are available for free download from my website http://www.ameyhegde.in. I also created a book of inspirational quotes, “Inspire to Reach Higher”,  available for sale on amazon.com, flipkart.com, Apple iTunes store, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and Google play.

In 2013, I founded “Goa HR Forum” that currently has over 450 HR professionals from over 200 organizations from Goa.

Q5. Share with our readers about your experiment period after the discovery period?

I am still in my experiment period! I know from my own experience that if one feels he has reached a certain level, one becomes arrogant and stops learning.

Q6. What are your future plans? Or now what is your vision for next five years?

In my regular interaction with students across our state, I find that self-confidence and motivation levels are low among many Goan youth. Currently I’m working on a short non-commercial film based on the inspiring real life story of a physically disabled entrepreneur from South Goa, Mr. Agostinho Fernandes to inspire youth to follow their passion and explore entrepreneurship as a career option. It is being directed by a young talented filmmaker, Mr. Ramprasad Adpaikar whose earlier short film “Sin”has won international recognition. I plan to release the short film in early 2015 and would like it to reach out to at least one crore people.  My vision for next five years is to create a platform to boost employability and entrepreneurial skills of Goan youth. I would also like to create a non-profit website to connect interested contributors to worthy social causes.

Q7. How would you advice/suggest new entrepreneurs who want to start & sustain in business?

1. Choose a business that you are passionate about.
2. If you want to be the best, learn from the best and keep learning.
3. Honesty, hard work and humility are essential for success even in today’s world.
4. Always strive to increase your network.
5. Be a go-giver: the more you give, the more you will get.

Q8. LinkedIn profile URL link:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/ameyhegde

Q9. Facebook profile URL link:  http://www.facebook.com/amey.hegde 

Q10 Twitter profile URL link:  http://twitter.com/ameyhegde

Q11. Personal blog URL link: 

Q12. Company website & Company blog URL link: http://www.ameyhegde.in

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