Associates & Partners human endeavour
Human Endeavour is a niche consulting firm dedicated to fostering human potential in various settings – individual, small groups, communities and corporate organizations. Towards this end, the firm offers specialist, insightful and state-of art advisory services and facilitation in the following areas:
- Family Business Development
- Expert facilitation
- Business Mentoring
- Strategic Organization Development and Change
As a tradition, we insist on working in a partnership mode with clients, in a spirit of co- creation. We do not accept assignments where we are invited to be merely a “pair of hands”- we are not in the outsourcing space.
We do not advertise and make it a policy to keep a low profile. Clients find us. Referrals and word of mouth is our central marketing process.
His focus is on owner led companies and family businesses.
Most of his engagements have been long term partnerships, integrating the cultural and structural dimensions of Family Values and Relationships, Governance and Leadership Succession.
His last positions were Business Chairman and member of the GMR Group Holding Board, Chairman of RAXA (Home Land Security) and Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Parampara Family Business Institute.
He is member of:
- The Economic Times Advisory Panel on Family Business
- The Economic Times Advisory Panel on Corporate Board Governance
- Governing Council of Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
- Advisory Board Member of Sieflex Robot i-City Project
- Advisory Board Amicorp Trustees (India) Private Ltd.
A post graduate in Management and accredited in Applied Behavioural Sciences, Prasad has been a Certified Professional of the International Association of Facilitators and a Life Member of the Association.
PM teaches specialized modules in Family Business, Leadership and Succession at IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and Indian School of Business (ISB) to name a few.
He has also been Executive-in-Residence at the Kellogg School of Management, NW University, Chicago, USA and worked closely with Ram Charan, Marshall Goldsmith and John Ward, all global experts in Management and Family Business.
- Family Business Advisor to multi generation family business across India – Developing Road map for family business, Next generation development, Transition and Succession planning, Family Guideline and constitution writing and Facilitating Family & Business Councils
- Certified Family Business Advisor from Business Family Foundation, Montreal Canada.
- Advance Certification in “Family Governance” from Family Firm Institute Boston, USA.
- Visiting Faculty at “Entrepreneurial Development Institute “Ahmedabad , Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and SPJIMR Mumbai in the area of Family Business Management and Entrepreneurship.
- Over 20 years of experience in various industries like Infrastructure, IT, Consulting, Manufacturing and Engineering in multiple locations across India and abroad. Worked in leadership position in companies like TVSE, WIPRO DELL and GMR.
- Expertise in Strategic HR, Performance Management, Talent Management, Leadership and Organization Development.
He retired as the Chairman of Ingersoll-Rand Ltd. At present he is on the Advisory Board of various Indian and MNC companies in the field of bio fuels, water, infrastructure development, infrastructure finance , auto components and energy management.
Presently , in partnership with the Government , his Foundation is innovating a sustainable and replicable model that would improve the Enrollment , Retention and quality of Learning in Rural Government schools .
Dr. Kavitha is a Family Business advisor who is an Organizational Psychologist and an Associate Certified Coach.
She has a Doctorate in Management, specializing in Organizational behavior and has an MA in Psychology along with a Post Graduate diploma in counseling skills. She is an Associate Certified Coach recognized by the ICF (International Coach Federation).
She has undergone executive education Programs offered by ISB – Indian School of Business, and has been certified by the institute on a family business training lead my Mr. John Ward.
While working with small groups and families she uses the fundamentals of the process work and has herself undergone Basic Human processes lab and Advanced Human processes lab under ISABS.
She believes in looking at individuals and groups as a system and diagnosing ‘what is working’ rather than ‘what is not working’.
She is trained and certified in this method of “Appreciative Coaching" by Fielding Graduate University. USA
This academic background and the international training exposure give her the backdrop to work with the complex and challenging demands of family business advising.
Dr. Kavitha has worked with Indian families and has been able to facilitate the building of the family governance structures. She is an empaneled facilitator who is advising and helping operationalize the family constitution. She has a decade’s experience of family business advising working with different family businesses.
Having in depth exposure in the business arena gives her an added advantage while she is advising and facilitation in the family business. She has over seventeen years of work experience in the business world covering a wide range of industries and projects. She has consulted and trained with several organizations such as Bharath Dynamics Limited, VOLVO, DRDL, Deloitte, GE- Money, PWC, GMR, Dr. Reddy's, Airtel, BSNL, BAAN, Intelle Group, BSNL, Cyberabad Police,Neospark etc.,
She is passionate about working with both the executive and nonexecutive members of the family in a manner that they can contribute with more energy, talent and a sense of purpose, fostering an ability towards loving and fulfilling relationships, creating each one’s deep purpose, dream career, more energy, more balance and more fun! Her education in psychology, doctorate in management and the cross industrial experience gives her a unique leverage in grasping and helping individuals transform their Family Business ‘platform’ into ‘purpose’.
She is able to work at two levels at the intrapersonal space and interpersonal space. This can then translate into positive change that benefits the individual in their personal as well as the family business. She meets the family business space as a sacred space that needs to be revered. She begins with bringing in five basic spiritual qualities to this space - ‘mindful-ness , ‘openness’, ‘trust’ , ‘authenticity’ and ‘reverence’. She has a firm grasp of the ethical and practical issues of working with a family business group and the individuals in it.
She has the ability to put into simple, jargon-less language what is observed and the stature to raise any issue with the family or its members at the right moment. She knows six languages that is an added advantage – English, Hindi, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada and Marathi.
She works with the knowing that to be a ‘contributor’ in the family business space meets her own sense of expression, meaning and life purpose.
For over 2 decades, and in more than 15 countries across Australasia, south and south-east Asia, Kevin has designed and facilitated strategic growth, vision alignment and execution planning interventions aimed at stimulating business innovation, improving organisational productivity, and increasing enterprise coherence.
Kevin’s work portfolio of specific projects and roles highlight a background in collaborative strategic thinking & planning and collaborative learning & leadership capacity building. His clients include communities and community organisations; government department and agencies; private sector businesses including multi-national companies and family businesses, humanitarian organisations; and inter-governmental institutions such as Asian Development Bank and UN agencies.
In his primary roles of facilitator, trainer, consultant and coach, he employs co-creation processes called the Technology of Participation (ToP) – an integrated suite of facilitation methods and supporting body of knowledge widely known and used in multiple sectors. The Technology of Participation is a collection of facilitative leadership methods pioneered over 50 years by the Institute of Cultural Affairs, an international network concerned with the development of social innovation methods for community and organizational development around the world.
Kevin believes in an intrinsic sense of human effectiveness and seeks to affect an organisation’s ability and understanding of sustainable change, inclusive decision making and facilitative leadership practices.
Kevin studied Applied Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago, USA; Commerce at Osmania University, Hyderabad, India; received his facilitation training and holds a Graduate Diploma in Facilitative Leadership from the Institute of Cultural Affairs. Kevin is a foundation member of the International Association of Facilitators (IAF) and served as the inaugural director for the Australia / New Zealand region. He is a past board member of the Institute of Cultural Affairs International, past president of the Institute of Cultural Affairs, Australia, and board member of its subsidiary, the Global Institute for Facilitative Leadership.
She has worked in the capacity of Client Director as well as Program Director for London Business School since 2009. Her projects have included the design and direction of a leadership development program for over 300 senior officers of the Indian Police Service as well as an Emerging Leaders of Family Business program in partnership with The Indian School of Business (ISB). In addition, she has worked with companies worldwide such as Deloitte, Epson, BBVA bank, Santander Bank, and Danone. In 2010 Lagan relocated to New Delhi to set up her own consultancy. Her clients have included, Sauder School of Business (Vancouver, Canada), SREI BNP Paribas (India), ESADE Business School (Barcelona, Spain), and ISB (India). Lagan has also been committed to using her experience in learning design and leadership development to make a difference, by designing scalable sales training programs for a social enterprise called Dharma Life (www.projectdharma.net.in www.projectdharma.net.in ), and more recently as a partner of the WEE Foundation (www.weefoundation.org) a program that mentors and trains women entrepreneurs in partnership with IIT Delhi.
She has enjoyed an extremely global and entrepreneurial career having lived and worked in 6 countries across 3 continents. Lagan was born and raised in Canada, completed her BSc in Psychology at the University of Alberta, Canada. At the age of twenty-one she founded a design company in New Delhi, exiting four years later to complete her MBA at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. Lagan also has completed a MSc in Business Management Research (UK) and is currently working on her Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA), at Henley Business School (UK) and Rotman Business School (Canada). Her research is looking at how the science of adult learning can be applied to leadership development and more specifically how the cultural shift of Millennials is leading to new learning and leadership models in large professional services firms in India.
When Lagan is not consumed with her research and work, she’s a proud mother to 3 very active boys, she’s passionate about the outdoors and travel – having travelled to over 40 countries globally, many trips involving long walks, hiking and mountain climbing – in 2011 she summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
experience. He completed his engineering from IIT Bombay & MBA from IIM Kolkata where he received the Bengal Chamber of Commerce Medal for excellence in Personnel. He worked in Marico for 16 years where his last assignment was to head the Human Resources function as Chief – Human Resources. Over these 16 years, Pankaj contributed to the building of a distinct culture that has sustained Marico’s business success.
He is a certified ToP Facilitator & over the last 10 years post Marico, he has consulted & facilitated over 80 organizations across sectors in various aspects of organization building namely – Aligning teams with the organization culture & values, Building a performance culture, Facilitating team building & change management, Strategic Business Planning etc.
Parmit has led initiatives and advised Boards and CEOs on a range of strategic and organizational issues. He has worked with both multinational and Indian organisations, including family businesses ranging from first generation to third generation entrepreneurs.
His domain experience includes infrastructure (energy, airports, highways), engineering, software products and services, consumer goods, foods, retail, and branded services.
Parmit has lectured on strategy at management schools. He has authored a column on strategy and innovation in a major business newspaper, and co-authored two books, including “Innovative India” (Penguin Books), which explores an integrated framework to help organisations consistently deliver high-impact innovations.
Raju joined RCI, a division of the Cendant Corporation in May 2000 as Country Director responsible for its operations in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and the Maldives. He was promoted to President RCI Middle East, Turkey & India in July 2002. In June 2003, he took over as President & CEO RCI China, Asia & India based out of Singapore and remained in this position till August 2005.
Raju returned to India in September 2005, and spent a year consulting with Ambience Hospitality which is a Club Development Company based out of New Delhi, India. He helped them set up their first operation in New Delhi. Please visit www.thepalms.in. Raju still sits on their Board.
Raju joined Langham Hotels out of Hong Kong as Operations & Development Consultant for India and South Asia in November 2007 and worked with them till February 2015.
Besides his consultancies, Raju is the Managing Director and Chairperson of a not-for-profit organization called Christel House India that works in the area of providing education to underprivileged children. Please visit their website www.in.christelhouse.org .
Prior to setting up his own advisory firm, Nitin helped Wenger && Watson Inc to setup their Advisory Practice and ran it for 2 years. During this stint, he was responsible for the its P&L, hiring && training of consultants and creating IP as part of the research wing of the practice.
His interest in OD was nurtured during his 10-year stint at GMR Group where he had the good fortune of being part of teams that worked, from concept to rollout, on many critical OD projects that helped GMR Group scale along with business growth.
He is also Specialised in improving manpower and process productivity in Manufacturing, Services, Infrastructure and ITES space. He has driven transformational projects in the field of Process and Productivity. He has also designed & executed various training programs on Productivity and Process Improvements.
He has worked for Consultancy & Training Organisations and leading infrastructure conglomerate during the past two and half decades.
Adizes Institute, USA is rated amongst the Top 10 Large Business Consulting Groups in USA and the prime work of Adizes is to best implement Change Management in an organisation with an aim to create and sustain an environment of Mutual Trust & Respect therein, that enables an ordinary person to achieve sustainable extraordinary results.
Mr Bhan brings to his work a rich and diverse background from his Senior Management experience in Services, Contracting, Engineering Consultancy and Business Development fields. It is noteworthy that in his last role before joining Adizes, Mr Bhan, served as a Board member and Regional Director of a British PLC that employed over 650,000 people and had presence in 120 countries, with a turnover in excess of USD 15 Billion. In his career of 16 years with this global conglomerate, Mr Bhan started up, and oversaw several country’s operations and helped them manage and sustain remarkable and rapid growth during boom as well as economic downturn.
Mr Bhan is an avid and passionate practitioner and instructor of Heartfulness Meditaion as practiced under the auspices of Shri Ram Chandra Mission established since 1945 and recognised by UN DPI. Mr Bhan credits this simple to do, daily self development method for creating tremendous value and balance in his life and improving his quality of life, productivity and EQ ( emotional quotient) to a great degree. Mr Bhan regularly delivers lectures, talks and conducts Heartfulness workshops in India and abroad. Mr Bhan ran a very well received 6 week program – Shanti Sutra broadcast on Radio City’s Wellness Channel in Nov – Dec 2015.
Mr Bhan,a member of MENSA, has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and has attended several leadership and management programs, through his career. He is married and has two teenage biological daughters and two foster daughters. He presently resides in Noida where he shifted in 2011, after 21 years in the Gulf region, primarily UAE.
He joined Amicorp in December 2011 and took on the challenge of building the nascent Trusteeship business backed by his vast experience and expertise with strong focus on restructuring, innovation and expansion to set up the Estate Planning vertical for Amicorp in India.
Tariq has assisted multiple large families, business houses and high networth individuals having wealth across various asset classes and complex business structures with their succession planning and asset protection needs keeping in mind various tax laws, estate duties, inheritance laws and other succession laws across countries. This could be NRI families with wealth across geographies, or Indian families with NRI beneficiaries. He has successfully created and executed ‘Wills’ for smooth transmission of large estates to the legal heirs, has a strong understanding of the succession laws for each class of assets, for various religious groups in India, divorce and inter-caste marriage cases. For individuals desiring to bequeath a portion of their wealth to philanthropy, he has established charitable trusts and foundations, which has been operating successfully, thus transforming their vision into reality.
Tariq has participated in multiple family settlements and facilitated arbitration with successful results. He was awarded “40 under 40” as a trust expert in the industry. Along with Estate and Succession planning and Family Trust formation he also carries a good understanding on different trust structures like AIF, REIT, etc. He has been successfully running Amicorp for six years. He carries the expertise of setting up new ventures and has been instrumental in setting up Estate Planning Services for Centurion Bank and HDFC Bank post its acquisition of Centurion Bank. Profile of Tariq Aboobaker.
Prior to moving to the banking industry, he has spent a considerable amount of his working career in the Telecom Space. Providing committed customer satisfaction and building enduring associations with customers and vendors with strong team motivation and innovative ideas.
Tariq fluently speaks multiple languages like English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati.
With 38+ years of professional career with reputed companies (NTPC, Alstom - now GE, Wipro, GMR), AG possesses a rare combination of experiences - built and led large businesses with P & L responsibility and also built and led large functions like HR
After a decade in GMR Group*, AG retired in Dec 2019 as Executive Director in charge of Group HR, Group Corporate Communications, Group Audit, Group Ethics and Group Facilities. Being on the Board of 8 GMR Group companies at various times, he is now on the Board of Parampara Family Business Institute and continues in advisory role in other areas with GMR Group.
* 10,000+ employees, 4 countries, revenue: Rs 10,800 cr / 1.4 b USD, asset base: Rs. 67,000 cr / 9.5 b USD)
AG is a trained executive & life coach under the ICF framework and alumnus of 45-years old Fielding Graduate University, California. He is an Electronics Engineer and MBA in Finance.
He has worked extensively with Indian and multinational companies and delivered projects globally in the areas of process consulting and IT consulting for a wide cross section of clients across industries. He has a keen interest in the design and development of software solutions that enable teamwork and information sharing.
Nitish has also worked in the areas of strategy development and implementation, organization design and organization performance improvement.
His last corporate role was with Honeywell where he was leading the Business and Solutions Consulting team and also leading a global initiative to overhaul the organization wide customer support process.
He has a keen interest in working with family businesses and helping them grow and succeed across generations.
Our Services human endeavour
Family Business Development
Family Business Development attends to Business Families and provides process consultation .
Mentoring and Executive Coaching
We provide Business Mentoring of CEO’s and top leadership talent on a one-to-one format.
Process Consultation And Facilitation
Building consensus and alignment across the organisation, managing differences and improving cooperation.
Strategic Organisation Development And Change (SODC)
Building organisation for growth and renewal.
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