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March 6, 2021
Bhubaneswar, Orissa

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International Management Institute
IDCO Plot No 1, Gothapatna, P.S- Chandaka
Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 751003
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Ajay Kelkar

An entrepreneurial business leader with 29 years of experience in Start-Up company creation, General management, M&A, P&L management, Retail, Banking & Consumer good MNCs. Decade-long experience of starting a company as a concept & taking it to a Multi-million dollar Revenue with over 800 employees. The journey has humbled me & left me with deep pride for everyone who worked with me to make this happen. Worked closely with a Strategic, long-term investor as well as with a financially focused Private equity player. Experienced in driving change, coaching people, building processes, and driving performance. Deep exposure to creating a new company & taking it to profitability. A lot of experience in working with people & coaching them to become more impactful & to take on new roles. Deep experience in scaling up businesses from start-up to a significant revenue level. A lifelong student of people processes.

Kritika Goel

Kritika Goel is an Indian YouTuber and Instagrammer creating content about travel, lifestyle, and photography, inspiring people to lead creative lives and go outside their comfort zone.

Reenu Khurana

A die-hard optimist and an adventurist, Reenu Khurana has been a pathfinder of her life. She is one of the earliest women entrants to the officer cadre of Indian Army. She donned the olive greens to fulfill her childhood ambition of joining the defence services in 1994. She was the first woman directing staff at Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai and a qualified ammunition expert. During her stint in the Army she challenged the status quo and through her determination and self-belief led her teams with elan and effectiveness. A corporate stint of over ten years as an HR specialist with first generation companies across diverse ecosystems like IT, Energy Sector, Education and Health Services like Mobera Systems, Global Energy Talent etc. kindled her entrepreneurial spirit. In her role of a human resource leader as she was steering the company objectives, she also became aware of the complexity and magic of human mind to achieve their goals and true happiness. She no longer considered human as a resource, but instead as a possibility to be their best version led by their own mind-map which catapulted her to don the hat of “Life and Mind Fitness Coach” through her coaching enterprise, iNDUS iNSPiRES. She cherishes her role of being the lamp post for her clients to reach their destination with attention and intention. She is also actively pursuing her association with leading colleges and universities to ignite young minds to experience their cerebral prowess and unleash their creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. She swears by yoga, meditation and mindful living as she continues to be a student for life, enrolling herself for Hindustani Classical Music. Her other interests include high altitude trekking, running and cycling. Recently she added another feather in her cap, that of being an author with her first fiction novella L’Affaire Ladakh hitting the stands.

Sandeep Kochhar

Sandeep Kochhar is an MBA from IIM Bangalore, an Electronics & Telecommunication Engineer with more than 18 years of Corporate Consulting experience. He is an insightful innovative powerful inspirational Speaker & Storyteller. He loves using storytelling as an instrument to change & transform. He has 30+ years of experience in poetry, storytelling & creative writing. His authentic, very real ‘Wabi Sabi’ StoryTelling Leadership series have helped people make that big switch in their lives & radically improve their way of thinking. He has 200 million+ views on the stories he shares on LinkedIn. And, he has 550,000 followers who trust him. He is the Founder CEO of, an eclectic Leadership Consulting Practice that operates across geographies in the space of unconventional Learning in different areas of People Consulting, Coaching & Leadership. He is Certified Leadership Coach & has been a coach to Forbes 30 under 30 Ecommerce entrepreneur, Top Leaderships, CXOs of various industries/organizations as well as LGBTQ++ Community members.

Shakti Singh Shekhawat

My name is Shakti Singh Shekhawat aka Traveling Mondays. I am based out of Jaipur. I am an engineer by education and travel filmmaker by passion turned into a full-time profession. I started my journey as a solo traveler and now I have built a community of more than 3 Lakh people on my social media platforms. I make travel films around my experiences in my cinematic Video Style and I am popular for my aerial drone cinematography.

Sonal Giani

Sonal Giani is an LGBTQ activist and filmmaker. She is the co-founder of youth LGBTQ initiative "Yaariyan" and Mumbai based support group "Umang" - a safe space for lesbians, bisexual women and transpersons. She has appeared in numerous talk shows, documentaries and films. Preferred pronoun is She/Her and she identifies as a bisexual woman.

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Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India