Ninad Phatarphekar, Co-Founder at Transformavens Training and Consulting LLP
Great Companies: How did you get your idea or concept for the business?
Ninad Phatarphekar : Transformavens Training and Consulting has been founded by two Indian Navy Veterans with over five decades of experience between them. After our innings with the Indian Navy ended, we decided to give entrepreneurship a shot. We created a platform where we could distil our learning, experience and intellectual capital into experiential programs that are designed to bring about lasting behavioural change.
Great Companies: What are the various Services provided by TRANSFORMAVENS TRAINING AND CONSULTING LLP
Ninad Phatarphekar : Our primary area of work revolves around enhancing levels of Organisational Skills within enterprises; Organisational Skills being those skills that help employees function harmoniously and effectively within the structure of an enterprise. Our endeavour is to foster greater Engagement, cultivate Leadership and improve Productivity towards delivering Success, consistently. Our solutions focus on effecting attitudinal shifts in the immediate term, and behavioural change, through prolonged immersion. We employ a range of techniques which include training, facilitation, introspective reflection, role plays, discussions, case studies, management games etc., to create impact. All our solutions are needs-specific and are curated after Needs and Gaps Analysis, and all programs are experiential in nature. Our programs are delivered online or in-class (in-situ or off-site) as per our client’s requirements.
We have a wide range of unique L&D solutions that we have developed which include Challenge the Status Quo – A workshop on Disruptive Thinking, ‘Shatter the Glass Ceiling – Leadership Excellence for Women Executives’, ‘Lighten your Footprint – Leadership in a VUCA World’ and ‘Make your Presence Felt – Leadership ,Presence’.
We are one of a handful of enterprises that offer ‘Team Coaching’ in India. We have curated a unique facilitative intervention to transform teams into ones that deliver High Performance and High Impact.
We also organise offsite programs at various national and international venues. These customised experiences are designed to take participants out of their comfort zones where they lower their guard and open themselves up to some introspection. A shift in attitude is just a matter of a moment of realisation. And this typically happens when the defences are lowered. ‘Unfurl your Sails - Beat your way to Success’ is one such program which uses a sailboat as a metaphor for an organisation; one which provides a perfect crucible for simulating an organisation. This program is conducted in Mumbai and Goa.
Great Companies: What makes TRANSFORMAVENS TRAINING AND CONSULTING LLP different from hundreds of other Consulting and Training companies?
Ninad Phatarphekar :
Transformavens is a boutique training and consulting enterprise founded by two veterans of the Indian Navy, with over five decades of experience and expertise in Organisational and Team Development. We believe that irrespective of the arena, be it the Battle-field or the Business-field, successful outcomes are determined by a combination of Visionary Leadership and Committed, Engaged Teams.
All the Mavens draw their learnings from the crucible of high-engagement, performance-driven ecosystems of the Armed Forces, Corporate world, Public and Govt. Sector Organisations and Social Entrepreneurship. Their experiential learnings are transposed into their bespoke signature solutions.
Great Companies: What are the struggles and challenges you face?
Ninad Phatarphekar: The space that we operate in is very crowded with the buyer being spoilt for choice. The challenge bore us is to establish our brand and maintain the ethos underlining it without compromising on the quality.
Great Companies: How do you plan to grow in the future? What does 5 years down the line look like for TRANSFORMAVENS TRAINING AND CONSULTING LLP?
Ninad Phatarphekar: We have been in the space for three years now. We have bagged pan India Clients from Kolkata, Goa, Kochi, Hyderabad and Mumbai. In the next five years we expect to be the preferred partners for Organisations to foster engagement in their teams.
Great Companies: If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Ninad Phatarphekar : ‘If you want to cross the ocean, you have to have the courage to lose sight of the shore.’ Do not be afraid to walk on the untrodden path, go where your instinct takes you.