Clients 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.
I have experienced PM as a very insightful person, someone who can cut through the mass of tangible & intangible data and ask searching questions that help reflect in building the institution called Marico. I have also seen his transformation from an insightful process person to one who blends process with business realities & needs beautifully.
My organisation has benefited from his wisdom. Key members of the organisation have benefited tremendously from his coaching. In the years to come as Human Endeavour grows, PM can contribute to growth of organizations and individuals in a human way as they go about building their organizations on the business front. I wish him & Human Endeavour the very best.
Facilitation and consultation has covered organisation design, structure, systems, culture, values, leadership and human resource development.
In addition, PM is our Family Business Advisor and facilitates the process of setting the structure, policies and governance processes within the family leading to the adoption of a Family Constitution. Sensitive subjects such as family relationships, conflict management and succession have been facilitated with care.
Over these years, he has become part of us in spirit and has earned the trust of the family members and the professionals. He blends state-of art competence, empathy, challenge, insight and above all a strong sense of confidentiality.
As Human Endeavour grows, our best wishes are with him and his team.
In an industry where change is constant and people are the principal assets, PMK has provided fresh perspective on several dimensions of building and sustaining effective and well knit leadership team.
PMK has been able to bring an external and insightful view i.e. context in which the company has to manage. Additionally, he has helped my journey in leading the company through a changed management process into the next level
Once again we thank Mr N.Krishnan for his kind inputs to our students and look forward to having him to teach our student in the future as well.
The first was in the area of Leadership development with specific focus on Strategic planning & Execution; and Intrapreneurship. The second assignment has been in coaching a member of a large family business. The third was a project where he facilitated a session on Design Thinking for the EY People Advisory executives. In all cases, Krishnan was great to work with. He is highly knowledgeable and brings in relevant insights.
He also had the ability to give thoughtful feedback/course correction advice in a direct, but effective way. We value his association with our organisation as a consultant and would highly recommend him for his work.
We, as a family had been completely confused about the way forward in creating an atmosphere within the expanding family to ensure that our family business which is in the hands of the third generation could be nurtured through the generations. Mr. Krishnan, right from the word go, led us into the path of progress for us as a family, as owners and managers
With his guidance, we have created a whole process of sustainable activities for the longevity and growth of the business along with a greater bonding and better familial ties. He is also helping us streamline our HR systems and processes to help us create a fully professionalised organisation.
We are delighted to share our success story achieved through his able guidance and support and wish more and more business families benefit from his vast experience and deep knowledge of various aspects of family businesses.
Despite being recognized as a successful person all my life among peers and at the workplace, I suffered from a sense of low self-worth and a lack of deservability. It was mostly at the subconscious level and no one, least of all me, would have even guessed this was the case. It however manifested itself in many self-destructive forms -obscene weight gain and body shame issues, imbalance in significant relationships leading to disharmony and disappointment, with me feeling I needed to give all the time, resentment in work situations when unable to deal with situations that involved conflict or confrontation. Without even knowing it myself, I wasn’t a happy person and certainly falling far short of my real potential.
It took a lot of work and several sessions with Kavitha to identify the source of dissatisfaction. She explored relentlessly and drove me to explore within, providing a safe, compassionate environment, which at the same time was tough and unrelenting. Her complete belief in me and in the best that I could be inspired the trust to open up and face my vulnerabilities. Through our journey together, my perceived self-worth improved significantly and I can see and feel the tangible life enhancement that has come with it.
I have lost 25 kilos, feeling attractive and confident after 25 years of hiding under baggy clothes and trying to be invisible. My relationships feel happier. I don’t feel the need to seek validation. I have also learnt to be less intrusive, especially with my children, giving them space-making us a lot closer. I am much more effective at work, open up and express what I want and have learnt to gracefully give in and let go when required. As a result I have had several breakthroughs with clients and internal teams. I am pushing myself harder as the fear of failing bothers me less.
Kavitha’s uniqueness lies in her willingness to commit completely, the paradoxical mix of empathy and toughness she brings to every assignment, her deep spirituality matched by an almost uncanny breadth of knowledge of theories and the latest research in her field. She genuinely wants for you what you want and will not stop until you get there. She sees potential in you that decades of inertia have buried and works with you to bring it to the fore.
And finally, there is the humour and her beautiful presence that lifts you, your day and makes the world a beautiful place.
In the sessions she allowed me to distinguish between relative areas of importance by checking in with me about what could be excluded.
She has very unique style of challenging and her technique seems effortless and natural. Our sessions began with the business challenges I faced. Discussion topics included long and short-term career goals, strategies to get there and why they are important to me. Kavitha challenged me to evaluate what I needed to do, how to efficiently and effectively complete the task and why I would (or not) get satisfaction from achieving those goals. I have not heard Kavitha tell me what to do; I have a partner in a discernment process.
I strongly recommend Kavitha Gudapati because she is professional, experienced, intelligent, insightful, honest, direct, caring and thoughtful, with a wonderful sense of humor.
You would be hard pressed to find a better investment in yourself or your career.
During her coaching period I was heading task force handling various projects. Dr. Kavitha went into the minute details of each of this task force (which include research, academics and other admin related issues) and helped me for setting goals and planning strategies to achieve the same. The way she was involved, the way she mentored, the type of assignments she used to give me at the end of session, were really amazing. During this period not only my leadership qualities improved, it also improved my personal life. The qualities what I acquired during this period also helped me in achieving the highest role in academics “Vice Chancellor”.
It is close to 3 years that I have left the group. Even now I am in touch with her and she goes out of the way and helps me even now.
I have no hesitation in considering her as thorough professional, very caring about her clients, has rich experience and exposure about her job and very intelligent.
There is a good blend of theory and experiential based on the individuals learning style. There are assignments and follow up. Even when she is pushing for accountability or giving feedback she does it without building resentment in the coachee.
Her questioning and insights helps bring in the kind of self awareness required to pave the way for behavioural and attitudinal change. She doesn't come across as preachy or judgemental.
Working with the entire team, she weaves in the inputs from different members into the coaching of the individual in a unobtrusive manner that helps to improve team dynamics.
She is able to use her multiple qualifications and to switch between counsellor and coach when the situation has demanded it. She loves what she does and has been adding to her repertoire of skills and knowledge ever since I have known her. She has made a big difference in my understanding of myself and my team members and the way we work together. At times it feels more like a friendship than a coach. I would definitely recommend her. She is intelligent, smart, full of life, compassionate, skilled and insightful.
She would start the coaching process on a specific issue at a most comfortable point and lead you to a situation of self-realisation of the need for change through right questions. From there she would handhold you to achieve the transformation through custom methods. She is very meticulous and methodical in the follow-ups and at times harsh.
She guides you through difficult situations in life especially when one is at a cross road and need to choose the direction that will lead you to fulfil your aspirations. She helped me in transforming to a leader driving the performance through active engagement of team and right alignment with the organisational nature and it’s needs.
We shall never forget your invaluable contribution to the brand enhancement of GMR over the nearly 2 decades of our close association.
You guided us to craft GMR’s vision and values and Beliefs, so that we remain focused on our larger purpose of institution building, while we put our energy in business building.
GMR family governance in its present form owes a lot to your perseverance and patience with each member of our family. We thank you for mentoring each one of us.
Your independent spirit and professionalism, your ability to leverage your personal network for the benefit of GMR have been exceptional.
We look forward to your continued positive contribution to GMR.
Wish you many more years of good health, happiness and prosperity.
G M Rao
B V N Rao
G B S Raju
Kiran Kumar Grandhi
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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HUMAN ENDEAVOUR ASSOCIATES No 11, 17th Main, 19th Cross, Sector 3,
HSR Layout, Bangalore-560102, Karnataka