In the new world of work, we at Kavyata, partner with individuals and organizations to Reimagine Work, liberating their creativity and potential to achieve breakthrough results.
Our mission is to enable people to design their lives and careers on their own terms, using their highest skills and potentials. We also find that when people are using their highest potential, they end up becoming leaders who can shape organizations and inspire others to achieve breakthrough results. We work with individuals and organizations, in the areas of Coaching and Leadership Consulting.
Our career experts coach professionals to design their own careers. In the future of work, where careers are no longer constructed like ladders, but rather like lego creations, through our career coaching and online career development courses/workshops, we enable individuals to develop the skills, mindsets and behaviours to continuously reinvent themselves. That we have successfully reinvented ourselves through various career changes and transitions, means that we understand your needs and aspirations around your career development. Our career advice is designed to be practical, real and fun for you to work on!
We also work with leaders and through them impact the culture, structure and performance of organizations. Our leadership consulting work comprises working with leaders individually and with senior leadership teams in growing organizations to help them acquire the mindsets and perspectives for breakthrough performance.
Our coaching enables diverse individuals – mid-career professionals, change leaders and entrepreneurs, women leaders, in reimagining your career and work and taking charge of your own personal and professional growth with confidence.
Our expert coaches create a space for exploration, clarifications and stock taking in the spheres of work roles and life journey. This impacts individuals both professionally and personally by helping them to proactively enhance effectiveness, taking actions towards goals and improving well being.
Our coaching is customized to your needs, wants, goals, or vision for where you want to go, and we help you design steps for getting there. We offer Career change/transition Coaching where we simplify your career change/transition challenges, Leadership Coaching where we coach leaders and people managers to develop agility and growth mindsets and Personal Growth Coaching which expands self awareness and leads to greater effectiveness in pursuit of personal and professional goals.
Our leadership consulting interventions, done in a co-creative and participative way, build leadership capabilities in critical areas for organizations. They are designed to impact the ‘being’ and ‘doing’ of people and ensure individual and organizational success and performance.
Our clients recognize that future success depends on having leaders who can shape culture and performance through an energizing vision, personal example and continuous learning. We enable organizations to develop such leaders by partnering with them to develop their mindsets, behaviours and capabilities to inspire and transform.
Our career experts have combined the best of our one-on-one coaching practices, years of experience in facilitating groups and the most useful career development resources and tools to create highly engaging and fun career development courses/workshops, which are both online and offline.
Our Courses/ Workshops are meant for diverse people, across personal and professional growth spheres – early careerists, women in transition, mid-career professionals looking for career change/career clarity, senior executives wanting to reinvent themselves.
We strongly believe in what noted historian and thinker Yuval Harari says, “In the 21st century, it will be important not only to invent new products and services, but also to reinvent ourselves again and again.” Our career development and career change courses/workshops are thoughtfully designed to help people take stock of their careers, aspirations, skills and behaviours and continually upgrade themselves towards more fulfilling and successful careers.
I hired Kavita as a career transition coach last year as I came to a crossroads in my career trajectory after having spent 22 years in a highly competitive high growth trajectory in a super speciality role. I wanted a clear voice of reason and an independent coach to evaluate my skillsets and my needs and guide me. Kavita did just that. I had 4 sessions with her and thanks to her I had the courage to explore alternate pathways and even reach out to people who are in different industries/professions and explore what I would like to do. Even after our engagement was over, Kavita has been checking on me and giving me periodic advice. I am glad she guided me when I needed most at my career turnpoint.
Career Transition Coaching : After taking two years of an education sabbatical I reached out to Kavita as I was trying to re-enter my career. She is a highly professional and perceptive individual. An astute listener who takes in a lot before providing a very clear perspective and direction - both of which were very important to me as I was trying to second guess myself. Definitely someone I would like to see as a coach as I navigate my career transition.
Career Transition Coaching : "As I worked through my transition, the sessions with Kavita helped in several ways - holding the space and helping me understand that many of the emotions I was feeling were par for the course, helping me reflect and look at the issue in new and different ways that went around some of my own blocks, and also opening myself to new possibilities and breaking out of old patterns of behaviour. All of this was grounded in getting to know myself better through the sessions and through specific tools that Kavita brought to the work. Within a few sessions, I had far greater clarity on the path ahead."
Career Transition/Change Coaching & Workshops : Kavita is a professional who naturally manages to make you feel at ease. She is empathetic while simultaneously encouraging and challenging you to find your own answers. Kavita has facilitated career development and career transition workshops for our MBA students and Executive MBA students at IIM Amritsar. The different dimensions related to one's career and how can that be intertwined with personal reflections is how she centers most of her sessions. This is extremely useful as we go into the new future of work, where each person will have a unique career path and will have to rely on self-awareness of strengths, skills and values to navigate their career. Kavita's approach is totally non-judgmental and the sessions are really focused on you and on what you want to achieve.
Career & Personal Growth Coaching : I had connected with Kavita at a time I was going through a low in my professional life. During the several weeks of my interaction, I got an opportunity to introspect and look at aspects of my life from a different prism. In particular, some areas I found helpful were: 1. The Wheel of life, 2. Making the most of the cards we are dealt, 3. Personality tests that helped me understand my personality type and the reason I was responding in a particular manner, 4. Some implementable ideas I could work on, to get out of the 'professional shell' at that time. I am thankful to her for getting the negativity out of my life then. I would recommend Kavita as a mentor for anyone looking for a guiding star for his/ her professional journey.
Leadership Coaching: "As HR & People Head, I had nominated some of our senior members to a leadership development workshop designed and facilitated by Kavita. I am happy to say that we got what we were expecting and more. Kavita is a fantastic coach and facilitator who can create impactful shifts for people at the emotional and intellectual level. Her style of coaching which is supportive and still challenging, helped our leaders to accept and drive their own change processes instead of resisting it. I would recommend Kavita and her colleagues for leadership development/coaching which is truly transformative and helps people get unstuck."
I found a very supportive coach in Kavita who listened deeply to me. Not many people do that these days. She understood where I came from, did not have any preconceived notions about anything or anyone and did not judge me for my thoughts and beliefs. She guided me on how to overcome my limitations and I followed up on that. It really helped. My mid-career transition from construction sector to consulting would have been much more challenging without this support.
Leadership & Personal Growth Coaching: "I was looking for coaching to help me grow in my career. Executive coaching can be tricky if you don't find the right coach and after speaking to three other coaches, I had a discovery coaching conversation with Kavita. We almost immediately hit it off and at the end of the session, she summarized my needs so perfectly, that I decided to sign up with her. Kavita is an extremely good listener and that is so important as she allows you to speak out everything that you've been carrying around so long. This then enables her to provide you with the right structure and tools to work with to achieve what you long for. Her questionnaires made me dig deeper and think about things I had never paid attention to. She has a knack to break down overwhelming situations into achievable goals and then ensuring we are tracking progress together. It's a journey she chooses to be on. I am so glad to have met her and recommend her to anyone who is looking for a coach with patience, someone who can help you break your old patterns and provide you the structured process in which you can achieve your goals."
Career Change Coaching: "I highly recommend Kavyata for any mid-career professional looking/thinking about a switch in their career. Kavita brings her experience and a very empathetic approach to guide us through the process. I have had other career coaches before but I find that the coaching with Kavita has been the best so far - it’s a good mix of understanding oneself first and combining it with our aspirations. This is unique."
Participant at Urja, a mid-career transition program: "I was at a crossroads in my career and I needed to make a thoughtful choice about the kind of role I wanted to continue playing in my organization. I was on the verge of taking up significant additional responsibility which would allow me to have much more impact through my work. But this step had to be taken weighing against certain personal decisions and consequences of my taking up this role. This confusion was what made me participate in Urja - Kavyata's workshop for mid-career change. Urja helped me to develop comfort with the current ambiguities. I came to know about how working on certain behaviours could help me achieve more output for my role and take on more responsibility without being overwhelmed. Engaging with new people helped open up and experiment without fear of being judged. There was lot of noise and discomfort within me, during the initial phase of the workshop. Trying to find answers was difficult. Facilitators gave me confidence to stay connected with the process till the end and that helped me to overcome the discomfort and trust on the process and have patience. The answers started coming out very elegantly at the end of the workshop and that was a ‘Aha’ moment!"
Personal Growth Coaching: "We are living and working in a rather rapidly evolving world that demands a creative, innovative approach for individual as well as organisation success! As I worked my way up the ladder, I have actively engaged in coaching with Kavyata, a couple of times and found both times the process helped me think and act differently by making me more aware of my own self and my environment. It helped me acquire a fluidity of perspectives, approaches and behaviours that helped me lead effectively through ambiguity. The need to own our (and our team's) outcomes is far higher in 2020 than a few years ago - a broader perspective and a creative, intrapreneurial approach is key to thrive in this brave new world we inhabit!"
Participant at Urja, a mid-career transition workshop: "Urja was the much needed pause which gave me the time to reflect and get clarity. I attended Kavyata's flagship program Urja in April 2019.The timing of the workshop was very apt given my own context of feeling the need to pause, examine, reflect and align. And living up to its name, Urja gave me the space to get in touch with my own energies and helped me reimagine and reorganise my personal and professional goals. The workshop was facilitated primarily by Kavita in a powerful yet gentle way. She drew on some insightful techniques of visualization, bodywork and deep reflection methodologies that made the experience memorable. I recommend this workshop for everyone who is feeling the need to reimagine and re energize, especially at mid-career."
Career Change Coaching: "The coaching helped me uncover a few hidden problems which were making my career transition complicated. I was able to see clearly where my interest lies and identify what I could do to pursue those interests. I also benefited from having a clear strategy to reach out to my mentors and ask for support. I am happy to say that the coaching process enabled me to make a shift in my career change process and move to a new role within 3 months."
Participant in Urja, a mid-career transition workshop: "Urja is a unique process of gifting yourself a space where one can safely and deeply explore and observe one’s own experiences, behavior patterns and self-limiting / self-promoting thought processes that make the glasses through which we see ourselves, and our world. It is a space where everyone is equal – fellow participants and facilitators – all adding to each others’ experiential journey. No other training program (I have attended and facilitated quite a few) touches the depth of feelings and thoughts, the way this program does, leaving behind a strong sense of liberation and self-realization. So if you are someone having questions about your current situation and how you can change it, if you think you deserve better, if you feel adrift and uncomfortably out of control, if you feel a deeper understanding of your own needs and emotions would help you interact with the world around you better – this may just be the space you may want to gift yourself."
Participant at Urja, mid-career transition workshop: "I attended Urja in April 2019, at the time I was taking on a significantly larger leadership role in my organization. I must say it was a turning point in my leadership journey - I had grown organically as a leader till then and Urja gave me a chance to reflect on my approach to leadership. It completely transformed me and gave me a much better understanding of myself. Now I know where to focus on. I realised that self-awareness is so important. I liked the activities and experiences, especially the plotting the emotions on a timeline. The way the program was conducted made it easy to absorb what I needed the most - the beautiful, natural setting, the evening discussions over the bonfire and the treks all created a fantastic ambience for me to really take a pause and re-energize."
Career Development Group Coaching : "Kavita had facilitated a very engaging, interactive workshop on Career Development in the Future of Work. There was a great mix of self-reflection activities, group exercises and assessments, which helped me in understanding myself and my goals, identify strengths and transferable skills. This was an excellent input for me in planning my overall career development and also learning what will drive career success for me in the long term."
Career Development Group Coaching: "I had a chance to attend Kavyata's session at IIM Kozhikode. During the session, I reflected on my personality and understood how do I behave in certain situations. I reflected on my strengths and weaknesses. I got a lot of useful learning about my areas of improvement and also about how to communicate in a better way during interviews and meetings in formal settings. What I liked especially was Kavita's easy and engaging style of conducting the workshops - there was plenty of opportunity to share our views, ask questions not only limited to the workshop content, learn from each other and think deeply. The reflections and learnings are going to stay with me for my future career development too."
Career Development Online Courses: "The webinars and sessions facilitated by Kavita were extremely valuable - I got some great pieces of advice on how do I respond to the Covid19 situation in terms of my career preparation in the present, near term as well as the longer-term future. Kavita helped me to differentiate between short and long term career goals, which were otherwise confusing me and making it difficult to commit to steps to work on them. The learnings from the sessions reinforced some of my personal plans and also opened up some new avenues that I hadn't thought of earlier. The tips on resume building were brilliant and actionable, something that I implemented immediately. I would certainly recommend attending Kavyata's online sessions, for understanding how to draw up highly actionable career development plans."
My experience with Urja has been incredible and way too worthwhile - with lot of ifs and but - why do I do need - do I actually need it and what not ? But once I stepped into the SPACE - the space uncovered so many aspects of my own self - SELF REALISATION of beauty with in you. We spend so much time and money on holiday and leisure and come back with just a relaxed body — but if any one needs to really rejuvenate the soul - URJA is one stop destination.
Kavita, an alumna of IIM Ahmedabad, brings 18 years of experience in Experiential Learning, Coaching, Personal Growth & Change. She teaches Career & Self Development courses at leading IIMs and IITs. Her forte is Career Transition Coaching for mid-senior individuals, helping them find success and fulfilment at work.
Rishi Sanwal: Rishi is an engineer from IIT Bombay and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad (PGP 2001). In his consulting career spanning 12 years, at Accenture and IBM Business Consulting Services, he has worked with over 15 clients like PepsiCo, Unilever, Maruti, L&T, and many others in improving their business performance.
Neeru has built her life on enabling evolution of people and hence transformation of organizations. She has worked with organizations in a variety of sectors and industries including social business, development sector, telecom, IT, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, travel & hospitality.
Animesh is a Psychology masters, who specializes in enabling people to communicate more powerfully, his TEDx talk on Fear of Public Speaking is highly popular on YouTube. He has conducted varied training workshops for leading companies like Deloitte, Adobe, Times Group, HUL, CISCO, etc. and educational institutes like IIT, IIMs.
We are at the brink of a revolution in conceptualising and doing Work.
Work for individuals is not just a means of livelihood but a means of expressing oneself, one’s unique interests and talents, and of relating to a diverse set of ideas and people through a portfolio of experiences.
Organizations are no longer about just getting work done. They are networks and spaces which foster people’s creativity and resourcefulness to work at their best potential.
In the Future of Work, we at Kavyata partner with individuals and organizations to Reimagine Work, liberating their creativity and potential to achieve unprecedented results.