Adjunct Faculty (Part Time)

  • Ph. D. Literature S.N.D.T. Women’s University, India, 1986
  • Master of Arts Literature Journalism SNDT University, 1981
  • Bachelor of Arts Psychology-Sociology St. Xavier’s College, 1979
  • Film & Video Production Diploma (XIC, Mumbai 1993)
  • Diploma in Ayurveda and Yoga (Basic) Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune, 2012


  • MBTI Step 1 & 2 (CPI-USA) 1999 & 2004
  • Emotional Intelligence 6Seconds (USA) 1999, Refresher 2011
  • EQ MAP (USA) 2004
  • Eco-psychology- online course. Project Nature Connect, USA
  • NLP Basic 1999
  • Reiki Grand Master
  • Theta Healing Basic
  • Certificate Course in Indian Psychology, IPI, Pondicherry, 2011
  • Certificate in A to Z of Agroecology and Organic farming from Navdanya (Vandana Shiva), 2014

Subject Taught/ Student Project Mentor

  • Human Resource Mangement
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Leadership Excellence

Academic experience

  • Visiting Professor, Mumbai University, Leadership Sciences, MA, 2016
  • Adjunct Professor- Global MBA, S P Jain School of Global Management, Dubai – Singapore – Sydney(2007-till date)
  • Adjunct Professor of People & Performance, S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR) ( 2008-2010)
  • Associate Professor of People & Performance (P&P), International Faculty - SPJIMR (2005-2006)
  • Coordinator P&P, PGDM Program, SPJIMR (2005-2006)
  • Visiting Professor 1999 onwards at Wellingkar, MET, IIPM
  • Part time faculty for language at New Era School and Jr. college (1986-1988)
  • Visiting faculty at S. N. D. T. and written course material for D. Ed. between 1983-1985
  • Visiting faculty at S. N. D. T. in 1981-82 for FYJC

Executive Education & Consulting experience

Conducted various OD interventions, MDPs and Certification programs for following organizations:

  • Aditya Birla Group of Companies
  • ICICI Bank Ltd.
  • Welspun India Ltd.
  • Eicher-Volvo India Ltd
  • Eicher Tractors India Ltd
  • HPCL
  • Trident/Oberoi Group of Hotels
  • ABN Amro Bank
  • Radio City
  • Great Eastern Shipping Co.
  • Radio Mirchi
  • Intergold (I) Pvt. Ltd.
  • ISHA Foundation
  • L&T
  • Merck Millipore
  • GSK
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd.
  • Taj Group of Hotels
  • Bombay Chamber of Commerce
  • Astrum Sercon
  • Reliance Infocomm
  • Tata Special Steel Ltd.
  • Tapovan (France)
  • Nexus EQ (USA)

Leadership & Advising Activities

  • Founder Member FEIL: Forum for Emotional Intelligence Learning, 2008
  • Coordinated & participated curriculum revamp and strategic planning effort, Department of People & Performance, PGDM program launch, SPJIMR 2005
  • PhD. synopsis & Thesis evaluator, Banasthali Vidyapeeth
  • Quality Assessor, Associated with Malcolm Baldrige Award, Voltas Ltd. 1996

Corporate Experience

  • Founder/Director, Tame The Monkey (2001- ongoing)
  • Learning Partner ICICI Bank (2002-2008)
  • Vice President Human Resources, SAB TV (2000)
  • Head, Human Resources, McCann Erickson India (1997-2000)
  • Manager - Learning & Development, Voltas Ltd. (1996-1997)
  • Manager - Human Resources, Otis Elevator India (1995-1996)
  • Sub & later Assistant Editor- Illustrated Weekly of India & Femina, Times Group, Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd. (1989- 1994)

Research & publications

  • Book: "Heart Skills: Emotional intelligence for work and Life" (2008 - Excel)
  • Book: Emotional intelligence (2003- BPI)
  • Book: "Reiki" (1998-Image)
  • Book: Ph.D. Thesis on Dr. Suresh Joshi’s Literary works along with psychometric TAT and personal rare interview. (1992- recommended for Sahitya Akademi publication)

Books in progress

  • Textbook: "Indian Psychology" – proposed
  • Book: 2nd Edition of "Heart Skills: Emotional intelligence for work & life" – under development
  • Book: Gandhi and Management Wisdom

Chapters in books

  • Chapter: "Emotional intelligence, GEN X-Y & Quarter Life Crisis" Emotional intelligence & Leadership (2011)
  • Chapter: "Managing performance" Powerful Skills For Today’s Leaders & Managers from World Leading EQ Practitioners Six seconds, USA, (2009)
  • Chapter: "Perception & Vipassana" Managing in the 21st Century: Transforming Toward Mutual Growth, Palgrave McMillan 2010
  • Chapter: "OB Stories that Teach" Palgrave Macmillan 2011

In progress

  • Article: "Spirituality at Workplace"
  • Case Study: Dabbawalas in India – Secret of success and Challenges ahead
  • Research: Developing Psychometric based on ancient wisdom of Ayurveda for organisation, educational and counselling

Editorial & reviewer activities

  • Written regular columns in Economic Times- Mind’s Eye, Ascent Online as Gyan Guru.
  • Editorial Board-Journal: Sanjeevani- Ayurvedic Journal 2003 onwards

Published Work

  • Collection of Literary essays, 2015
  • Invited Guest Editor for IBA Journal Dec 2014 theme Management, Leadership and Sustainability.
  • Collection of poems Adhi vatta Tran, Image, January 2014
  • Revisiting yoga sutras for innovative paradigms in OD for creating human model for organizations, International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior, published by PrAcademics Press, 21760 Mountain Sugar Lane, Boca Raton, FL 33433, published in March 2013 issue
  • Chapter: ‘Hanuman: Unleashing Hidden Potential’, in Stories To Tell Your Students, Transforming Towards Organizational Growth, Palgrave McMillan, USA 2011
  • Chapter: “Perception & Vipassana” in Managing in the 21st Century: Transforming Toward Mutual Growth, Palgrave McMillan, USA 2010
  • Chapter: “Managing performance” Powerful Skills For Today’s Leaders & Managers from World Leading EQ Practitioners Six seconds, USA, (2009)
  • Published Book on ‘Heart skills- Emotional Intelligence for work and life’ awarded by ISTD BEST BOOKS IN 2008-9.
  • Book: Emotional intelligence (2003- BPI)

Keynote addresses & invited talks


  • Emerging Challenges of Human Resources- Asia-Pacific HR Conference, 1999
  • Managerial Effectiveness and Raja yoga, Shankara Darshana Conference, 1999
  • Emotional Intelligence through Yoga, Nexus EQ Conference, Orlando, USA, 2004
  • Messages in Management from Aadi Shankaracharya at 15th Shankara Darshana conference at Cochin, 2004
  • Women in Management & Development, WISDOM, Banasthali, Rajasthan, 2006
  • Chaired the session & presented paper on Spirituality at Workplace, IBA Bangalore and Greater Noida 2007 & 2008
  • Chaired the session & presented paper on “Management Wisdom from Mahabharata- Mahabharata to Copenhagen”, IBA Bangalore 2009
  • Lessons from Vipassana for OB, presented paper at OBTC, 10th conference at Charleston, USA., 2009
  • Global Impact of Indian Management, Oxford Engineering group of Colleges, Bengaluru, 2011
  • Business Governance in Global Economy: Patanjali Yoga Sutras, IBA, Bangalore, 2012
  • Nature, Mind and Technology Insights from Patanjali Yoga Sutras, IBA Bangalore 2013
  • Human Re-sourcing, Alkesh Dinesh Mody Institute of Financial Management, Mumbai University 2014
  • Bridging Western Efficiency with Eastern Ethos, Sustainable Leadership Summit, 2014
  • Aligning Cosmic Intelligence with Leadership, IBA Bangalore 2014
  • Case study – Sustainable Business through Heart Intelligence: Mumbai Dabbawalas. FLAME Case Conference, Pune, India, 2015

Ayurveda, Vedic Sciences and Yoga

  • Emotional Intelligence & Ayurveda at World Ayurveda Congress 2002, Kochi
  • Yoga and Value Education at International Yoga Conference at Kaivalyadhama, 2002.
  • Globalization of Ayurveda, 4th International Conference, Jamnagar, 2003
  • Chaired the first session & presented paper on Obesity, Psychology & Ayurveda at 1st International Ayurveda Conference, Tapovan, France, 2003
  • Ecology Yoga at 1st International Ecology Conference, Normandy, France, 2003
  • Universal Psychological Health (Dhatu, Agni & Mental Health), Tapovan, 2nd International Ayurveda Conference, France, 2004
  • Atharva Veda as Applied Science for Emotional Intelligence, World Vedic Congress, Bangalore, India, 2004
  • Indian Insights on Health, Conference at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, 2005
  • Psychometric Profiling through Ayurveda, Arya Vaidya Pharmacy, Centenary Celebrations and International Conference, Coimbatore, 2008
  • Spiritual world conference 2012, Revisiting Ayurveda and Yoga: 9 Possibilities, Indian foundation for Vedic science (India), In collaboration with Higher Education Dept. Govt. of Haryana, India

Awards & recognition

  • Maharashtra Gujarati Sahitya Academy First prize for Essays ‘Bhitar No Ujaas’- The Light Within- 2015
  • Maharashtra Gujarati Sahitya Academy First prize for poem collection Adhi Vatta Tran, 2014
  • Maharashtra Gujarati Sahitya Academy grant for publishing collection of essays, Bhitar no Ujaas
  • Kala Gurjari First award Adhi Vatta Tran, 2014
  • ISTD Award for book Heart Skills- Emotional Intelligence for work and life, 2009