Empowering Youth to Build 21st Century Skills and Opportunities, and Enabling Them to Become Global Citizens
Being India’s first UN recognized Life Skills Coach, I’ve been into the field of youth development for 12+ years. I have taught life skills to more than 10,000 learners and trained around 1,500 instructors. A major part of my profession-cum-passion is to assist youth in developing themselves as successful and employable individuals and hence helping them become economically developed. I teach leadership, teamwork, ability to communicate and collaborate, along with personal and social responsibility that leads to good citizenship.
Social Issue Theme(s)
- Goal 4: Quality Education
- Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
- Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, & Infrastructure
As India’s first UN recognized Life Skills Coach, I’ve been into the field of youth development for 12+ years. I have taught life skills to more than 10,000 learners and trained around 1,500 instructors. A major part of my profession-cum-passion is to assist youth in developing themselves as successful and employable individuals and hence helping them become economically developed. I teach leadership, teamwork, ability to communicate and collaborate, along with personal and social responsibility that leads to good citizenship. I’ve been training, coaching and mentoring corporate professionals, university graduates and school students from USA, UK, UAE, Japan, Australia, Germany, Canada, Mauritius and India.
At present, I’m associated with UPES, India to contribute to its one of the most innovative initiatives ‘School for Life’. I’ve been training, coaching and mentoring corporate professionals, university graduates and school students from USA, UK, UAE, Japan, Australia, Germany, Canada, Mauritius and India. As a Master Coach, I have also trained Career Coaches and Student Mentors for India’s topmost e-Learning platform upGrad. I’ve conducted corporate trainings for British Council, USIEF, Fujitsu, Reliance, Bajaj Hindusthan, Eureka Forbes, Lifestyle Mr. & Ms. India, RP Auto Group, Zee Litera, and NCC (National Cadet Corps) to name a few.
Qualification-wise, I’ve successfully accomplished Multinational Leadership Program GLIK (Global Leaders for Innovation & Knowledge) at Japan America Institute of Management Science, Hawaii. I’ve studied Life Skills at the University of Montana, USA. I pursued my passion for Human Resource Development by earning T&D Diploma from ISTD (Indian Society for Training & Development), New Delhi. I hold Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management. I’m a post graduate in English literature too.
I feel grateful that I’ve been trained, coached & mentored by global professionals. I have participated in world-class training programs at Syracuse University (New York), IIE (Washington D.C.), Chuo University (Tokyo), Fujitsu (Yokohama), Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore), Doi Tung (Bangkok) & Infosys (India).
Representing India as a Youth Leader at the United Nations Headquarters, New York
|2020 to Present||Assistant Professor (Selection Grade) – SFL (School for Life), UPES, INDIA|
|2019||Fujitsu Scholar on the GLIK 2019 Fall Course, JAIMS (Japan America Institute of Management Science), Hawaii, USA|
|2018 – 2019||Manager – CTCGD (Center for Training, Career Guidance & Development), DIT UNIVERSITY, India|
|2017 – 2018||Sr. Communication & Soft Skills Trainer, CDC (Career Development Cell), DOON BUSINESS SCHOOL, India|
|2015 – 2016||Foreign Language Teaching Instructor, SSEAS (South & South-East Asian Studies Program) UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA, USA|
|2011 – 2015||Assistant Professor, Career Skills Department, GRAPHIC ERA HILL UNIVERSITY, India|
|2010 – 2011||Head Trainer & Content Analyst, Personality Development Department, DBGI, India|
|2009 – 2010||Manager – Recruitment & Training, Human Resource Department, MTOUCH TECHNOLOGIES, India|
As Language Instructor with American Learners at the University of Montana, USA.
Your project updates / Your current project(s)
As a Fujitsu scholar on the GLIK 2019 Fall Course, I worked on my Capstone Project named ‘Project Utthan’. Utthan is an initiative for the purpose of social welfare, community building and volunteerism with the sole intention of uplifting the underprivileged kids as well as needy elderly people in Uttarakhand, along with sensitizing the student community for social responsibility. As a Head Volunteer, I encouraged my students to teach underprivileged children, support their poor families through various fundraising events, and conduct donation drives to help the school build better infrastructure. I am proud of our social service initiative ‘Project Utthan’ through which we inspired the student community learn the value of volunteerism and gain insights into social responsibility and community building.
I focused on solving social issues with the help of my Capstone Project. I created a plan for Innovation as this program provided me an opportunity not only to study social issues but also to develop a feasible plan for innovation that can be realistically implemented upon my completion of the program. I traveled as a team to four countries, where I learnt first-hand about the local value systems and ways of thinking through experience and by hearing the thoughts of local residents. By stepping beyond the borders of my own country and gaining on-the-ground experience with social issues and economic activity on a global scale, I developed a broader perspective and a more sophisticated way of thinking about and experiencing the world. I am glad that my learning sojourn as a ‘Global Leader for Innovation & Knowledge’ was way more fulfilling than I expected in the first place. At the Convocation Ceremony, I received two most prestigious awards too: I was selected for the ‘Honorable Student Award, 2019,’ and my My Capstone Project based on Skill Development made it to the Top Three Positions.
At the GLIK Convocation Ceremony at Chuo University, Tokyo