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Intuitive Writing Workshop

allowing the hidden to surface

Intuitive Writing is a one day workshop that will create a comfortable space for participants to allow expression from deepest (and hidden) pockets of their being. Using a variety of relaxation exercises and mediums of expressions it will facilitate participants to recognize their body wisdom and get in touch with their unexpressed feelings.

Intuitive Writing creates the possibility to:

* Create self-awareness

* Bring forth creativity

* Heal emotional wounds

* Relate authentically

* Play, share and laugh

Logistics

Dates: November 11, 2012

Time: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm

Venue: Flat No. 11, Rewa Apartments, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai – 400 026

Cost: Rs. 1,000/- per participant including light refreshments and lunch

For Registration: Write to chandrang@gmail.com or call Chandran on 9820345931

Testimonials

“This was a very fruitful experience that has taught me the ability to focus and relax while writing. It was a great session and would like to partake in more to come!”

–  Rujuta Kothari

“Introspective experience! Also a very different take on creative writing  – more about looking inwards than outwards. Overall very enjoyable!”

– Zainab Kakal

“The workshop was wonderful! Beautiful setting and perfect environment to relax, let go, let thoughts flow without any structures or barriers. The loosening exercises babbling etc. really helped to let the thoughts flow and creative ideas come up. Overall good fun!”

–  Aishwarya Mehra

“Thank you Ajay for a rewarding day. As a facilitator you have patient, supportive and allowed each and every one of us a sacred yet fun space. I have learnt the importance of play, body work and deep relaxation to create focus in writing. Loved the workshop!”

–  Desiree’ Punwani

“Ajay helped me get in touch with my inner child, the creative, intuitive side of me that I had often ignored. He creates a space that is open and vibrant. Through a judicious mix of sharing, reflection, bodywork and art I learned to delve deeper into myself and rediscover my true passion.”

–  Faraaz Tanveer

Facilitator

Ajay Kalra

“I believe my greatest qualification is that I love what I do (or one could say I do what I love). Having qualified as a chartered accountant, it was a long and challenging journey to find my calling to facilitate meaningful relationships among people. I have the requisite qualifications of a certified coach and organizational development consultant, yet how I facilitate is not something I acquired through training. It is an organic process of using my naturalness as an instrument to facilitate awareness. I feel most alive when I facilitate.”

Ajay’s Profile  & Journey

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Flow Consulting in collaboration with Bombay Connect

Presents 

    FLOW Organization Management Coaching 

 August 20th to 31st , 2012 Mumbai

FLOW Organization Management Coaching is a coaching clinic for the leadership of an organization. It invites organizational leaders, owners, founders, entrepreneurs along with their key team members for addressing current organizational challenges and to move the organization to the next level of strategic growth. Leaders are also welcome to participate as individuals, if they wish.      

Objectives

* Identifying the key organizational challenges and relating them to leadership, culture and organization structure.

* Generating insights on leadership, teamwork, decision-making, culture, ownership, role-clarity, empowerment, policy implementation, accountability and effective performance management

* Devising a course of action to move the organization to the next stage of growth

Logistics

Dates: 20th to 31st  August 2012

Coaching Session Timings:  Morning   – 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

Afternoon –  3.00 pm to 6.00 pm

 Time: Book session date and time by prior appointment.

Venue: Bombay Connect, 4th Floor, Candelar Bldg, 26 St. John Baptist Road, Near Mount Mary Steps, Bandra (W), Mumbai

Cost: Rs. 1,500/- per session

Registration: Write to bombay.connect@unltdindia.org or Call 022 32220475 / 9004256464

Next Step

In order to take the organizational coaching to the next level there is an option of continuing the coaching for the next three months, by choosing specific organizational project to work upon for tangible results. Some examples could be:

* Hand holding a start-up from initiation to product / service validation stage

* Moving from being a founder driven to professionally managed organization

* Creating alignment and trust among senior leaders for meeting organizational goals

* Re-structuring the organisation, with a focus on role-clarity and accountability.

Testimonials

 “MOS came across FLOW by chance and until then, we had not even thought about engaging a professional to help achieve certain goals. MOS is run single handedly with a core team that came together from different walks of life and groomed to work in a certain way. With the rapid progress that we experienced, newer talent was hired and it became evidently important to transition from a ‘one man show’ to a ‘professionally run’ set-up. Flow was consulted with solely this challenge in mind – to make the core team and the new professional blood work cohesively and each independently bringing their strengths to the fore and using their own emotions and thought processes rather than blindly clutching for support.

Flow infused freshness and empowerment in the organization that is visible even months later. The changes have trickled in a ‘top-down’ manner and what Flow has accomplished is a start of much needed efforts to enrich interpersonal rapport, understand accountability and decrease stress levels. Further, Flow has also conducted individual leadership coaching for a few key profiles. The health of an organization is completely dependent on the people and with Flow’s help, we now have awakened minds. A Flow ‘health-check’ is recommended to jump start organizations to move forward in the right direction.”

Mehul Desai, Founder and Chairman, Mail Order Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd.

A major concern, recently, was the general feeling that many of those who had joined the staff in recent years were not in tune with the philosophy of the founders and the commitment and team spirit that had existed earlier was diminished as a result. A fortuitous meeting with FLOW through the Bombay Connect lead us to believe we had found the kind of facilitators we could trust implicitly to achieve our goals. While our project is still a work in progress, Flow has already helped us to reassess roles within the top administration, to establish clear lines of open communication and delineate individual roles. Individual and group meetings with staff members across all centres and discipline have given a clearer idea of areas of staff interaction and roles definition in the secondary layer of administration that need to be addressed.

Most importantly, the group sessions encouraged staff to voice their concerns and set the stage for more healthy discussions to sort out individual differences that now take place regularly, as individuals look within to re-evaluate their personal aspirations and understand better our organizational goals. We already see this new atmosphere of openness leading to better participation by staff members in group activities and organizational tasks even at this early stage, and look forward to continuing to work with Flow in the areas of strategic planning and organizational development to fulfill, re-energize and restructure our organization to meet the ever-changing aspirations of our stakeholders.”

Kate Currawalla, President, Maharashtra Dyslexia Association

Being a start-up we were looking for a platform where we could help each employee to identify themselves with the brand and have a sense of belonging to the brand, also since we had a mix set of people who have been part of Bennett for a long time and the once who have been hired in the recent past, the people in the team came from diverse culture and values. Our objective was to bring about cohesiveness in the team so they understand each others values, work style, and together work as a team with common objectives and values. We wanted our employees to understand who we are? Where are we heading?

FLOW first met up the Leadership of the Organisation individually and designed the workshop accordingly. It was decided that there would be a two day workshop, first for the Leadership of the Organization and we would then phase this out and have another workshop for all the employees of the Organisation. The workshop designed by Flow was exactly like the name of their Organisation. It just flowed effortlessly where people started talking without any inhibitions and various questions came up which were answered within the team by the various process owners. The second day got further intense and we were gradually getting where we wanted to be. The Team Leads started connecting to the Brand Prime Connect as the brand they come from and they belong to rather than their past associations and slowly the discussions started transforming from me , I and then to we and us and what the employee’s together want for Prime Connect and where we together want to see Prime Connect. The two days’ workshop brought about cohesiveness among the leaders and we are looking forward to extending the workshop into the second phase where each and every employee of the Organisation identifies with the Brand and works with same set of values and beliefs and Corporate Ethos.”

Mohua Banerjee, Head – Human Resources, Media Network & Distribution

“Flow Consulting gives an amazing insight into organisational development and direction. Allowing people to get a macro view of where they want to go, while addressing the micro challenges in getting there!”

Lee Bolding– Founder and Partnerships Manager, Atma

“The concept of an organization development in comparison to an individual’s growth was very enlightening. It was very interesting to understand an organization’s sustainability through the Organization Life Cycle”

Veena Shetty, Manager Training, Bayer India

Facilitator

Ajay Kalra, is a certified Organization Development  practitioner and business coach. He is passionate about enabling organisations to reach their full potential through a pragmatic balance of strategy, task and people development. Being a Chartered Accountant he brings a process oriented and structured approach to each assignment.

Having over a decade of corporate experience, he has worked both in the domain of finance and human resources at organizations like Price Waterhouse Coopers, Schindler and Edelweiss. His last corporate assignment was as COO – Human Resources at Edelweiss Capital. He is a certified Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) trainer with an expertise in using personality type theory for leadership, coaching, conflict resolution, team building, career enhancement. He has undergone sensitivity training and Organizational Development Certification Program (ODCP) conducted by the Indian Society for Applied Behaviour Sciences (ISABS). In his work as an OD practitioner he uses a variety of methodologies ranging from organizational life cycle, systemic change, process work and gestalt amongst others.

He is a visiting faculty in management schools on the subjects of change management and learning organisations. He is interested in dream interpretation and creative writing, and conducts open programs on the same when time permits. A published writer with a love for poetry, he believes change is a convergence of many forces.

www.flowconsulting.in

www.creatingflow.wordpress.com

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Flow Consulting in collaboration with Bombay Connect

Presents 

    FLOW Leadership Coaching

     July 27 & 28, 2012, Mumbai

FLOW Leadership Coaching is one of its kind leadership workshop that combines personal self-exploration along with group wisdom, in an informal setting. The workshop is meant for leaders, founders, entrepreneurs, senior executives and change managers involved in organizational management and change. To maintain the personal nature of the workshop, participation is restricted to 5 persons only.

Objectives

* Awareness of your leadership style

* Identifying your current leadership and organizational challenge

* A multidimensional view into your organization, structure, roles and value

* Aligning the leader’s beliefs and behaviour with desired organizational goals

* Creating insight for personal change and organizational results

Logistics

Dates: 27th & 28th July 2012

Time: 9.30 am to 6.00 pm

Venue: Bombay Connect, 4th Floor, Candelar Bldg, 26 St. John Baptist Road, Near Mount Mary Steps, Bandra (W), Mumbai

Cost: Rs. 5,000/- includes lunch and snacks

Registration: Write to bombay.connect@unltdindia.org or Call 022 32220475 / 9004256464

About FLOW Workshops

FLOW workshops are personal and explorative in nature. Flow believes insights that emerge out of self-exploration bring an emotional shift, hence result in a real change. Flow workshops does not use power points, established concepts or management literature in our workshops. Participants are requested to identify and explore concerns that affect their current lives – personal or professional. Flow believes everything we do involves us, hence both personal and professional life affect each other. Flow workshops creates a safe space for participants to explore without the fear of being judged.

Fundamental to the Flow working philosophy is being in touch with the present moment. It is also called being in the here & now. This means while there is a basic design for any interaction, a higher intelligence chooses what will emerge in the moment. Flow does not believe in right or wrong. Flow allows for multiplicity of perspectives and create a safe space for them to engage with each other, without any pressure of reaching a similar conclusion. Flow believes free experience and expression are far more powerful change agents, than reasoning and explanation.

The setting of the workshops is informal with Indian style seating on mattresses and cushions on the floor. However, a participant is free to sit on a chair if he wishes. Unlike a typical workshop, there are no tables, chairs, power points or written material.  While participants are free to take notes during the workshop, they are encouraged to be more attentive how they feel in the moment. Flow believes change is a result of what touches us the most and transforms our world-view.

Testimonials

 “Flow’s  approach was refreshing, not so ‘in your face’, rather casual and kept each one engaged. Flow was fearless to point out what was not working irrespective of the hierarchy”

Mehul Desai, Founder and Chairman, Mail Order Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd.

 “Flow Consulting gives an amazing insight into organisational development and direction. Allowing people to get a macro view of where they want to go, while addressing the micro challenges in getting there!”

Lee Bolding, Founder and Partnerships Manager, Atma

“Flow ran a leadership development retreat for our social entrepreneur investees with great skill, grace and flexibility.  It’s also wonderful to see Ajay clearly so passionate about and aligned with their work. Highly recommended.”

Richard Alderson, Co-founder and Director Unltd India

“Excellent! I don’t know whether this is the way Socrates built capacity of people through questioning and reasoning.    But if this is not the way he used, he would use it if he knew it!”

Rajkuman Janagam, President, I – initiate

“I loved the way questions were asked in a continuous flow, from which emerged directions for me to find answers.”

Vasumathi Sriganesh, CEO, Q Med

Facilitator

Ajay Kalra

 www.flowconsulting.in

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Flow Consulting in collaboration with Bombay Connect

Presents 

    FLOW Leadership Coaching

     June 22 & 23, 2012, Mumbai

FLOW Leadership Coaching is one of its kind leadership workshop that combines personal self-exploration along with group wisdom, in an informal setting. The workshop is meant for leaders, founders, entrepreneurs, senior executives and change managers involved in organizational management and change. To maintain the personal nature of the workshop, participation is restricted to 7 persons only.

Objectives

* Awareness of your leadership style

* Identifying your current leadership and organizational challenge

* A multidimensional view into your organization, structure, roles and value

* Aligning the leader’s beliefs and behaviour with desired organizational goals

* Creating insight for personal change and organizational results

Logistics

Dates: 22nd & 23rd June 2012

Time: 9.30 am to 6.00 pm

Venue: Bombay Connect, 4th Floor, Candelar Bldg, 26 St. John Baptist Road, Near Mount Mary Steps, Bandra (W), Mumbai

Cost: Rs. 5,000/- includes lunch and snacks

Registration: Write to bombay.connect@unltdindia.org or Call 022 32220475 / 9004256464

About FLOW Workshops

FLOW workshops are personal and explorative in nature. We believe insights that emerge out of self-exploration bring an emotional shift, hence result in a real change. We therefore do not use power points, established concepts or management literature in our workshops. We request participants to identify and explore concerns that affect their current lives – personal or professional. We believe everything we do involves us, hence both personal and professional life affect each other. We create a safe space for participants to explore without the fear of being judged.

Fundamental to our working philosophy is being in touch with the present moment. It is also called being in the here & now. This means while we have a basic design for any interaction, we have no idea what will emerge in the moment. We do not believe in right or wrong. We allow for multiplicity of perspectives and create a safe space for them to engage with each other, without any pressure of reaching a similar conclusion. We believe free experience and expression are far more powerful change agents, than reasoning and explanation.

The setting of the workshops is informal with Indian style seating on mattresses and cushions on the floor. However, a participant is free to sit on a chair if he wishes. Unlike a typical workshop, there are no tables, chairs, power points or written material.  While participants are free to take notes during the workshop, we encourage them to be more attentive how they feel in the moment. We believe change is a result of what touches us the most and transforms our world-view.

Testimonials

 “Ajay and Payal’s approach was refreshing, not so ‘in your face’, rather casual and kept each one engaged. They were fearless to point out what was not working irrespective of the hierarchy”

Mehul Desai, Founder and Chairman, Mail Order Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd.

 “Flow Consulting gives an amazing insight into organisational development and direction. Allowing people to get a macro view of where they want to go, while addressing the micro challenges in getting there!”

Lee Bolding, Founder and Partnerships Manager, Atma

“Flow ran a leadership development retreat for our social entrepreneur investees with great skill, grace and flexibility.  It’s also wonderful to see Ajay and Payal clearly so passionate about and aligned with their work. Highly recommended.”

Richard Alderson, Co-founder and Director Unltd India

“Excellent! I don’t know whether this is the way Socrates built capacity of people through questioning and reasoning.    But if this is not the way he used, he would use it if he knew it!”

Rajkuman Janagam, President, I – initiate

“I loved the way  Ajay and Payal asked questions in a continuous flow, from which emerged directions for me to find answers.”

Vasumathi Sriganesh, CEO, Q Med

Facilitators

Ajay Kalra   &   Payal Gupta

 www.flowconsulting.in

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CREATING FLOW in FAMILY RUN BUSINESS

25th & 26th MAY 2012, MUMBAI

Managing a family is challenging. Managing a family business is far more challenging. It requires balancing personal and professional relationships with family members and employees. The challenge is how to achieve business goals and be professional without compromising on family values and relationships.

Creating Flow in Family Run Business is one of its kind leadership workshop that will explore each participant’s challenges individually in an informal group setting. The workshop is meant for owners, founders, leaders, entrepreneurs and senior executives, involved in the management of a family run business. To maintain the personal nature of the workshop, participation is restricted to 7 persons only.

Objectives

*  Understand inter-personal dynamics and how they impact business decision

*  Realize the importance of professionalism and role clarity in family business

*  Building a self-empowered management team and the difficulties in giving up control

*  Comprehending different stages and challenges in the growth of a family run business

*  Self-awareness of how the leader comes in the way of the growth of his own organization

Logistics

Dates: 25th & 26th May 2012

Time: 9.30 am to 6.00 pm

Venue: Bombay Connect, 4th Floor, Candelar Bldg, 26 St. John Baptist Road, Near Mount Mary Steps, Bandra (W), Mumbai

Cost: Rs. 5,000/- includes lunch and snacks

Registration: Write to bombay.connect@unltdindia.org or Call 022 32220475 / 9004256464

About CREATING FLOW Workshops

CREATING FLOW workshops are personal and explorative in nature. We believe insights that emerge out of self-exploration bring an emotional shift, hence result in a real change. We therefore do not use power points, established concepts or management literature in our workshops. We request participants to identify and explore concerns that affect their current lives – personal or professional. We believe everything we do involves us, hence both personal and professional life affect each other. We create a safe space for participants to explore without the fear of being judged.

Fundamental to our working philosophy is being in touch with the present moment. It is also called being in the here & now. This means while we have a basic design for any interaction, we have no idea what will emerge in the moment. We do not believe in right or wrong. We allow for multiplicity of perspectives and create a safe space for them to engage with each other, without any pressure of reaching a similar conclusion. We believe free experience and expression are far more powerful change agents, than reasoning and explanation.

The setting of the workshops is informal with Indian style seating on mattresses and cushions on the floor. However, a participant is free to sit on a chair if he wishes. Unlike a typical workshop, there are no tables, chairs, power points or written material.  While participants are free to take notes during the workshop, we encourage them to be more attentive how they feel in the moment. We believe change is a result of what touches us the most and transforms our world-view.

Testimonials

 “Ajay and Payal’s approach was refreshing, not so ‘in your face’, rather casual and kept each one engaged. They were fearless to point out what was not working irrespective of the hierarchy”

Mehul Desai, Founder and Chairman, Mail Order Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd.

 “Flow Consulting gives an amazing insight into organisational development and direction. Allowing people to get a macro view of where they want to go, while addressing the micro challenges in getting there!”

Lee Bolding– Founder and Partnerships Manager, Atma

“Flow ran a leadership development retreat for our social entrepreneur investees with great skill, grace and flexibility.  It’s also wonderful to see Ajay and Payal clearly so passionate about and aligned with their work. Highly recommended.”

Richard Alderson, Co-founder and Director Unltd India

“Excellent! I don’t know whether this is the way Socrates built capacity of people through questioning and reasoning.    But if this is not the way he used, he would use it if he knew it!”

Rajkuman Janagam – President, I – initiate

“I loved the way  Ajay and Payal asked questions in a continuous flow, from which emerged directions for me to find answers.”

Vasumathi Sriganesh – CEO, Q Med

http://www.flowconsulting.in/

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FLOW Leadership Coaching

30th & 31st March 2012, Mumbai

FLOW Leadership Coaching is one of its kind leadership workshop, that combines personal self-exploration along with group wisdom, in an informal setting. The workshop is meant for leaders, founders, entrepreneurs, senior executives and change managers who are involved in organizational change and management. To maintain the personal nature of the workshop, participation is restricted to 7 persons only.

Objectives

      * A 360 degree perspective into your organization
      * Awareness of your leadership and team management style
      * Identifying and exploring your current organizational challenge
      * Personal insight that can bring change and create organizational
         results
   

Logistics

    Dates: 30th & 31st March 2012
    Time: 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
    Venue: Bombay Connect, 4th Floor, Candelar Bldg, 26 St. John Baptist Road,
               Near Mount Mary Steps, Bandra (W), Mumbai
    Cost: Rs. 5,000/- includes lunch and snacks
    RegistrationWrite to bombay.connect@unltdindia.org
                      or Call 022 32220475 / 9004256464

 Testimonials

“Flow Consulting gives an amazing insight into organisational development and direction. Allowing people to get a macro view of where they want to go, while addressing the micro challenges in getting there!”

Lee Bolding– Founder and Partnerships Manager, Atma

“Flow ran a leadership development retreat for our social entrepreneur investees with great skill, grace and flexibility.  It’s also wonderful to see Ajay and Payal clearly so passionate about and aligned with their work. Highly recommended.”

Richard AldersonCo-founder and Director Unltd India

“Excellent! I don’t know whether this is the way Socrates built capacity of people through questioning and reasoning.    But if this is not the way he used, he would use it if he knew it!”

Rajkuman Janagam – President, I – initiate

“I was a part of a group of social entrepreneurs who attended a two-day workshop with Flow Consulting. I loved the way  Ajay and Payal asked questions in a continuous flow, from which emerged directions for me to find answers.

Vasumathi Sriganesh – CEO, Q Med

“It was amazing to see how Payal and Ajay without being part of the organization, how beautifully and actively, got involved in the discussion ,coming up with ideas and solutions to get us where we want to be. We felt they were part of the team.”

Mohua Banerjee, Head – Human Resources, Media Network & Distribution (India) Ltd.

“Ajay and Payal’s approach was refreshing, not so ‘in your face’, rather casual and kept each one engaged. They were fearless to point out what was not working irrespective of the hierarchy”

Mehul Desai, Founder and Chairman, Mail Order Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd.

Flow Consulting Website : http://www.flowconsulting.in/  

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