The force that drives Prashna
Manoharan - Principal Consultant
A Thought Leader at Prashna and a nature enthusiast at heart, Mano has invested nine years in to Sales & Marketing Management and over nine years in the Human Resource function. His raison d'être can be summed up in one statement – to make people see their hidden potential. While he isn't nurturing and working towards accomplishing this dream, you'd probably find him scuba-diving or paragliding some place. read more
Mano thrives on enabling people through empowerment. His connotation for empowerment is making people self reliant. With an ability to create compelling situations for people to think through their situation and identify their own solutions, he prefers to work on people's cognitive capabilities to develop and reinforce new habits.
Mano draws his strengths from the numerous experimentations that he has done with thoroughly thought-out designs.
He specializes in the field of performance management and has expertise in consulting business leaders to understand their team members and bring the best out of them.
Mano is a Results Coach System (accredited by International Coaching Federation) certified coach. He has successfully implemented Workplace Coaching at Reliance Capital Asset Management (RCAM) through several learning and coaching interventions. He is also certified on Personal Profile Analysis, Emotional Intelligence Assessments, Competency Based Interviewing and Belbin Team Roles.
He has been harnessing his extensive knowledge in updated technology, computer applications and its successful innovative implementation to develop user friendly HR applications.
Mano has played key roles in organizations like RCAM, Reliance Retail Ltd, NIS Sparta, AMP Sanmar Assurance Co Ltd and Allianz Bajaj Life Insurance Co Ltd.
During his tenure at Reliance Capital Asset Management, the organization bagged awards like 'Award for Best Learning & Development Strategy' (Shine Awards 2011-12), 'Award for Learning & Development' (Shine Awards 2010-11), Award for Excellence in Training (Employer Branding Awards 2010-11 and 11-12), Learning & Talent Initiative Excellence (Star News Awards 2011-12) and 'Outstanding Contribution to the Cause of Learning' (Asian L&D Leadership Awards - Dubai) amongst various others.
Mrunal - Management Consultant
Mrunal loves to play the role of an Executive Coach & Facilitative Trainer in bringing positive change in people’s performance and life.His experiences and learning’s from people interactions for the past 20 years of total work experience, is an added strength in the role he plays.His work experience ranges from hard core mnc corporate sales, to volunteer and consulting work with NGO’s, to delivering behavioral skills training programs using the Magic methodology [by SMR, Malaysia] & Facilitation Skills. read more
He currently coaches professionals & entrepreneurs on one-on-one basis; as well conducts Coaching workshops for leaders/ managers.
Over the past 8 years, Mrunal has partnered with several leading organisations as a Facilitative Trainer & Executive Coach, handling training assignments in varied sectors namely Insurance, IT, Banking & Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail, Recruitment, Management Institute & Education sector, including organizations featured in 100 Best Places to Work survey. Largely his focus area is on middle & upper middle management development programs.
Mrunal has acquired various certifications/ certificates like- Completing “Pragati Leadership’s Fast Tract Coaching Program” [60 hours]- ICF approved, Appreciative Coaching from Fielding Graduate University, USA [ICF recognised], Fundamentals of Ontological Coaching [ICF recognised], Coaching for Breakthrough Performance from SMR, Malaysia, Certified Professional Trainer from SMR, Malaysia, An Appreciative Inquiry Foundation Program- by Resonate Consulting. Has also attended workshop in Instructional Design Principles. Mrunal is currently pursuing ICF Credential ACC [Associate Certified Coach].
He is currently a member of the organizing team of ‘International Association of Facilitators-India’ [IAF-India], promoting the art and practice of group process facilitation in India. He also plays the role of a Mentor with Mentor Me India.
Mrunal holds a B.E. (Production Engineering) from Mumbai University with Diploma in Business Management & Diploma in Marketing Management from Welingkar Institute of Management.
As one who strives for a healthy work-life balance, Mrunal is a proponent of ISHA Yoga & regularly practises pranayam, loves to play badminton and is an avid photographer. He is passionate about- Volunteering, Self Development & Making a Difference !
Mukti - Management Consultant
Mukti is a Clinical Psychologist, with a passion to work with individuals and groups to help them actualize personal and professional growth. She has 9 years of experience in areas of facilitation, Behavioural Personality Assessments, Personal Coaching, Counseling, Business Development, and content development, consulting and psychometrics. . She is passionate about facilitating and consulting in the areas of Achievement Motivation, read more
Emotional Intelligence, Communication Skills, Influencing, Assertiveness and Interpersonal skills, Team Building and Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence Orientation, Customer Service Excellence, etc.
Mukti is a Certified Coaching Professional from Peer Coaching India, ICF and CCE Approved. She is also certified on Extended DISC. She is well- versed with major Psychometric tools like 16 PF, FIRO-B, TAT, semi-projective techniques and other interest, motivation & aptitude batteries. She is trained in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy from Institute of Mental Health. She is also certified in Entrepreneurial Development and Achievement Motivation from NIESBUD.
Mukti has published research papers in national and international psychology journals.
Some Reasearch and Other article include
1.Article on workplace relationships in Bangalore Mirror:http://www.bangaloremirror.com/index.aspx?Page=article§name=Wellness%20%20You§id=74&contentid=201010122010012191803160e943386d 2. Some articles on moneycontrol.com: http://www.moneycontrol.com/smementor/news/largeenterprises/handlingsmall-teamprevention-is-better-than-cure-738784.html 3.3. http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/features/looking-at-replacing-expensive-consultants_798425.html 4. http://www.moneycontrol.com/sme-stepup/news/do_your_employees_delegate_work_back_to_you-769001.html 5. http://www.moneycontrol.com/smementor/news/my-story/failure-onethe-worstnightmares-forentrepreneur-729508.html 6. http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/sme/retaining-star-performers-for-start-ups_770552.html
7. Shah.M.D & Thingujam, N. K. S. (2008) Perceived Emotional Intelligence and ways of coping among students. Journal of Indian Association of Applied Psychology, 34, 83-91.
8. Shah, M.D., Thingujam, N.K. (2006). Perceived emotional intelligence and ways of coping among students. Paper presented at 10th international and 41st National Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology on Innovative Dimensions of Psychology: Counseling for Development
9. Roeser, R.W., Berry, R., Hastak, Y., Shah, M., Rao, M.A. & Bhatewara, S. (2006, April). Exploring the varieties of moral and spiritual education in India: Implications for adolescents’ spiritual development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.
10. Roeser, R.W., Rao, M.A., Berry, R., Gonsalves, A., Hastak, Y., Shah, M., & Bhatewara, S. (2006, March). The modem and the mango tree: Assessing adolescents’ identity development in India. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, SanFrancisco.
11. Roeser, R.W., Rao, M.A., Shah, M., Hastak, Y., Gonsalves, A. & Berry, R. (2006, March). A return to the varieties of religious experience: Research notes from India. Paper presented as part of a symposium “Theoretical issues in the study of adolescent spiritual development” at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco.
12. Rao, M.A., Roeser, Hastak, Y., R.W., Gonsalves, A., Shah, M. & Berry, R. (2006). On the relation between adolescents emerging cultural identities and anticipated life choices. Paper presented at 10th international and 41st National Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology on Innovative Dimensions of Psychology: Counseling for Development
13. Manasawala, S.A., Shah, M. D., Abhyankar, S. (2003). Locus of control and anger expression among young adults. Paper presented at the 5th national conference of the Indian Association of Human Behaviour (IAHB) on Aggression, Violence and Terrorism, December 2003.
Ojas Bhatt - Management Consultant
Ojas comes with an overall experience of 19+ years in the areas of Learning and Development, HR and Academics. Facilitating learning interventions is a passion that drives him. A mechanical engineer from NIT and an MBA in HR, he is pursuing his PhD in the area of Learning Effectiveness. Areas of People Development, Behavioural Modification and Performance enhancement are near to his heart. read more
Ojas believes in creating a stimulating, interactive and non-threatening learning environment, encouraging participation and motivating participants to think through different perspectives.
He has been certified for Psychometric assessments and Belbin team roles in addition to other certifications.
He is associated with leading corporates apart from different educational institutions and various management bodies in India.
Maithily - Management Consultant
An Industrial Psychologist by qualification, Maithily has 12 years of experience in the Human Resource function with a focus on Learning & Development and Talent Management. Having spent 2.5 years with Thermax Ltd. as an HR business partner, she moved to Tech Mahindra Ltd with an intent on gaining knowledge and experience in the area Learning & Development. read more
In her tenure of 6 years with Tech Mahindra Ltd, she drove a Talent Management initiative within the organisation along with designing and delivering content for their in-house training team.
In 2010, Maithily is passionate about experimenting with different learning methodologies and delivering client-specfic solutions to enable the achievement of learning goals.
Along with training design & delivery, Maithily also dabbles in the art form of Movement Theatre. She believes that art as a methodology can benefit various communities and influence them to seek novel paths of development.