Leadership Team

PRAKASH CHUGANI

DIRECTOR, INSTRUCTOR LED TRAINING

In his quest for excellence, Prakash believes that he is a life-long student and thus relishes every moment of his journey! In line with his philosophy, he has just been awarded his second Master’s degree in ‘PsychoNeurobics’ and is pursuing a PhD in Alternate Medicine. After graduating and securing the 4th rank in the University of Mysore, Prakash went on to pursue his MBA in Marketing from the University of Missouri. Prakash is a certified GPHR (Global Professional in Human Resources, USA), an NLP Practitioner certified by ABNLP; an Assessor certified by SHL and a Coach certified by Results Coaching Systems.

He started his career in business development in India and continued that journey in Dubai. With 7 years of hard-core business development experience under his belt, Prakash was given the opportunity to rise into the management cadre where he proved to be highly successful and effective in delivering sound bottom line results. This led him to take on the overall functioning and performance of various profit centers. During this phase he realized one thing that was to change the course of his life, i.e. his innate ability to help others develop towards excellence. He thus switched his career to Human Resources and donned a new hat as the General Manager for Human Resource Development at Dulsco. He was primarily responsible for talent development, training, coaching, performance management, recruitment, and employee engagement initiatives. It was during this time that the company achieved the world-renowned ‘Great Place to Work’ status.

Prakash is currently the Director of Ecube Training and Consulting. His recent training assignments have been with middle to senior level employees across the Gulf Region and has delivered training programmes to companies such as Emirates Flight CateringNoor Islamic BankEasa Saleh Al GurgHenkel PolybitUticoSP Jain School of Global Business, XLRI, Perma-Pipe and American University in the Emirates. His expertise lies in areas of strategy, communication, business management, leadership, teambuilding and a host of other soft skills.

Dia Mitra

PARTNER

Dia is deeply fascinated by what makes people flourish. People and their potential are her passions.

Her philosophy is that we all have much untapped potential and her work with executives and teams helps uncover natural strengths, deepen self-awareness and activate creative thinking to ensure they THRIVE and EVOLVE at work and in life.

Her body of work in the learning domain stretches over 14 years across many business sectors in India, Australia & the Middle East, allowing her to draw on this broad experience to help clients gain new insights into their business situations and issues. In her last role, Dipshikha headed Learning & Talent for Rivoli Group in the Middle East Region. Her other experiences include working with the Australian Government (Department of Industry), Lehman Brothers and Hay Group.

These roles have helped her understand and ameliorate the way people work and how to best ensure their continued professional SUCCESS.

Dia holds a Bachelor of Economics from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi and a Postgraduate in Human Resources from Tata Institute of Social SciencesMumbai. She is an ICF Certified Coach, Accredited MBTI Practitioner and a certified Expert in Emotional Intelligence and Competency Coding. She also holds a Certificate in Training & Assessment (Australia)Dia is also an adjunct faculty with S.P. Jain School of Global Management.

Dia has delivered and presented several learning interventions in areas such as Leadership Development, Emotional Intelligence, Impactful Communication, Customer Service Excellence, Sales Excellence, Decision Making & Problem Solving, Strategic Talent Management and Creating an Inclusive Workforce.

ARCHANA PINGLE

Consultant & Facilitator

Archana is passionate about bringing human centric innovation and collaborative approaches in the corporate and academic world. She helps organizations, teams and individuals to gain strategic clarity, build succession and achieve breakthrough.

A seasoned industry professional with over 20+ years of corporate experience in India, UK, USA and Australia. Her qualification is BE, MBA, PGDCH. She has worked globally across different cultures, domains and technologies with TCS, Infosys and Cybage in various strategic leadership roles. She brings her rich understanding of diverse cultures and industries together with her background in science, human resource, management and psychology enables her to relate to the many diverse challenges being faced by organizations today. Her senior level experience allows for her valuable input and fresh perspectives around the board table.

As a facilitator, Archana is ICA ToP (Technology of Participation) Methods certified facilitator and a certified Design Thinking Practitioners by a UK based Society of Design Thinking. She has expertise in the Facilitation of Design Thinking, Organizational development (Strategy, Change and Conflict Resolution), Facilitation Skills, Leadership development, Values at Workplace and Self Management programs. Archana believes in the power of group process facilitation and connects at a deeper level with the participants and brings in the desired outcomes / solves complex problems in a light and fun filled environment.

As a consultant Archana has worked extensively and specializes in the area of complex business and project deliveries management, Strategy and business operations management, establishing processes, innovative designs and structures while delivering optimal solutions. She also has expertise in the training consultancy right from training needs analysis to individual growth path design. Archana’s approach brings a blend of knowledge, insight and innovation to any given situation, so that those involved are equipped to perform and motivated to act with power and focus.

As an Executive & Organization Development Coach, she works for high potential development with result-oriented focus towards 360 degree development. She is a highly motivating and result-oriented business performance coach.

Archana also enjoy taking mindfulness and meditation programs for senior leadership; making it more practical oriented in their day today functions to meet business challenges. She works as a volunteer facilitator for few global NGOs (SiT, LVEP, VIHASA, IYF) working in the space of Human Values Development & Corporate Meditation.