Kamala Saha (Founder and COO)
From Madurai to Hyderabad to London to Chennai to back to Hyderabad, from a coy and
reserved person to a very active social being, from a clumsy teen to a responsible multi-tasking homemaker, from a banker to a self-starter,
my life's journey so far has been nothing short of twists and turns- of the kinds you will find only in movies! In an age where education and
career is planned right from birth of a child,
I have lived the most unplanned life,so to speak - from doing a science stream in school to taking
up literature in college - only to choose corporate jobs over teaching- and then to come back to teaching, in a different genre of corporate
training!; starting career from one of the most happening jobs of event management to doing mundane reference database management and later
to specialize in people management -job profiles I have held in my decade-long corporate career, has been as varied as variety can be!
Subsequently from a reluctant free lancer for content work, I suddenly had a company created for my own convenience of work-life balance,
that gradually started shaping into an organisation - an institution that is
- Responsible for shaping lives of people in pursuit of higher education in overseas
- Offering consultation of how to form tie-ups to best integrate the tertiary education options from the best of two worlds - India and New Zealand
- Providing end-to-end services from Training to Overseas Admission to Visa Assistance that are 3 industries by themselves...
...and in taking these baby steps, today I stand as an entrepreneur who not only gives lectures in management schools but also as a socially responsible individual who has vowed to positively touch the lives of all we establish contact with - the motto and vision with which my firm ITM stands today. Now did i plan it? The honest answer is NO but all along this 8 year journey I trusted in certain values and have stood for them till date which, I am confident has taken me this far and will also steer our lives going forward. For instance, as a woman entrepreneur who has benefited from what this business venture has offered me, I have also pledged to extend the benefits of this independent consulting to all women aspiring for a second career ! As we may only be aware of, in the current scheme of things, the biological age when once can be at best in chasing career is also about when a woman(mostly) has to also help and support in family expansion, and fortunate or unfortunate - in the race, end up giving a back seat to career over family. It is unfair that the corporate industry is unwilling to acknowledge or accommodate such women - who then continue to feel left behind when all they need is an opportunity to bounce back!
ITM strives to be that platform as I am confident it can help any aspiring woman to achieve the work-life balance like it has helped me. And that explains why we have so many affiliates who are women - all of them talented and so well complimenting to the goals and vision of ITM. So much for my and my organisation's story, I have only one plan ahead - that is not to have any plan but to follow life wholeheartedly to where it takes you! Cos if you love what you do and that also helps others, success can only but follow suit! And I feel oh-so successful, by that definition and feel so much like helping others succeed too. Wishing one and all success and that should be success, as defined by you!
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Rachana Tiwari (Affiliate)
Rachana, Engineer by qualification, started her career as an IT professional working with honchos
in the industry like Wipro. During her stint of over 6 years, she learnt a lot about People Management, Client Handling (offshore and on-site),
Risk Management and Soft Skills, besides the usual technical stuff.
She gave up her prolific career for work-life balance and to be a dedicated mother.
For a talented individual any turf is a platform to be productive. She had always thought that bright Indian minds fall short of effective
communication skills. Thus, she joined a renowned group of online "Spoken English" trainers and later on worked as freelance trainer. Today
she has extensive experience in training people on communications skills, soft skills and English for various international exams like PTE and
IELTS. As an affiliate of ITM, she aims at helping students and professionals build on their skills and abilities to succeed in life.
Thiruveni Purushothaman (Affiliate)
A post graduate (M.A.M.Phil) in English literature. Having worked with students in
schools and college, she has evolved into a confident teacher who is currently training aspirants in IELTS. A voracious reader who is the happiest
in the company of books, realises that the best part of teaching is the learning that comes with it! Having travelled to countries like England,
Australia..Germany..living in their respective societies..observing their lifestyle and culture has given her varied experiences and moments that
remain as cherished memories and knowledge bits of the lands visited. She tries to imbibe in her IELTS students what she believes- that proficiency
in language comes by involving all of one's senses with it and living with the language. A keen observer and listener, she currently resides in
Hyderabad with her nine year old son and husband, taking life a moment's stride at a time!
Ramya Shankar (Affiliate)
Many non-engineers would say the phrase Creative Engineer is an oxymoron until they meet Ramya Shankar.
With most of her career spent in solving technical issues, Ramya found a happy balance for her creative and technical skills in the Training vertical
of ITM where we combine technology and training. With great communication skills and an attitude to help, training only came naturally to her - that she
not only managed to complete her Train the Trainer in a fast track, but also started to train students in various competitive tests and communication
skills. If as an engineer, she can build on existing technology, understand and crack codes and develop ITM website - she also has the knack of
managing a training from the scratch,with the proverbial blank sheet of paper and building contents around that! Bringing the best of the two worlds
with her, as an Affiliate Ramya is the much-wanted value addition for ITM who can cater to the 'What ifs' and 'I wish' lists and goals of the
Lakshmi Krishnamoorthy (Affiliate)
For Lakshmi, only one thing matters - whether she is working in a corporate bank or
for a world class aircraft training firm or training for a group of people struggling in English communciation or classical singing
lessons - that must cater to her zing to travel, meet people and stay productive! It is the same quality that has brought the full-time mom
to taking up the marketing and administrative wing of ITM - she sees this as a project that can tap her best and help her give her best.
She is, like any Indian mom, a multi-faceted and a multi-talented person whose forte lies in multi-tasking. To top this, her Mumbai
upbringing and travel to and stay in many international destinations have shaped her into the person-of-the-hour to bank upon for any of the
organisational needs. It wont be an exaggeration to say she is the face and first point of contact for ITM. It is common to see people who have a
profession and a hobby but it is very seldom you will find people like Lakshmi whose profession is her hobby or vice versa!