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S. Venkatesh

Founder & CEO, Awesome Firms ( Owns LeaderClasses )

★An Alumnus of IIM Lucknow (Full-Time, PGP, Class of 2001, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow )

★ Seasoned Entrepreneur - 25+ years at Work, 22+ years at Entrepreneurship across multiple ventures in the US ( San Francisco + New York ) & Indian Markets.

★ 15+ years of Retained Executive Search Consulting experience, personally successfully executing 200+ searches in New York & India, for 35+ Top Tier Organizations (Including 15 of the Fortune 500) focused on Executive & Senior Management Level Talent Acquisition Consulting, for positions offering an Annual Base Salary of over US $250K & its equivalent in the US, European & Asian Markets across a variety of Industries & Functions, with intimate knowledge of & expertise in these market segments.

★ Over 20+ years, have directly / indirectly, successfully Guided & Learnt from :-
  • 25000+ Senior Management (VP & CXO Level Leaders) &
  • 12000+ Executive Level Leaders ( Presidents, MDs, Group CXOs, CEOs & Executive Board Members).
primarily across India, USA, UK, Singapore & Hong Kong, helping them achieve greater professional success, personal growth while successfully evolving their Careers & advancing their game.

★ Deep understanding of our focus Industries & the needs / challenges of Innovative organizations & Top Tier professionals, gained over 25+ years.

★ Trusted relationships & Privileged access earned with some of the finest Executives & Entrepreneurs in these Industries, across Geographies, over 25+ years.

★ Was a Visiting Professor (Adjunct Faculty) at IIM Lucknow & IIM Indore for a few years. Enjoyed the Opportunity & Privilege of this Invitation, Honour & Responsibility. Regretfully, could not continue this longer because of Entrepreneurial pressures on my time.

★ Had the Honour of being invited to & Have delivered several highly rated Workshops / Guest Lectures / Presentations on various topics, at 50+ premier Institutes including several IIM’s, IIT’s, NIT’s, BITS-Pilani etc guiding atleast 5000+ Executive MBA, MBA & Engineering students, over the last 20+ years.

★ Strategic Career Management, Leadership Development, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Learning, Growth, Self Mastery, Holistic Wellness & Spirituality Enthusiast.

★ Personally, an Eclectic Reader & a voracious consumer of authentic research & credible information from the world’s finest sources – Over 30+ years, have loved reading the finest books, blogs across multiple topics – Interests include Innovation, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Business, Technology, Futurism, Biographies, Human Brain, Mindfulness, Naturopathy, Herbalism, Advanced Nutrition, Scientific Exercising, Health, Holistic Wellness, Traditional Indian Sciences of Life ( Ayurveda, Siddha & Yogic Sciences ), Personal Mastery, Life Transforming Experiences, Lives & Messages of some of India’s Greatest Saints, Human Consciousness, Spirituality etc.

★ Personally, Blessed to have been able to visit several ancient temples across India (Including many in the Himalayas, Jyothir Lingams, Divya Desams, Padal Petra Sthalams, Abhimana Sthalams, Siddhar Temples etc) over the last 30+ years, including many ancient hill temples accessible only by foot. Pray to be able to visit many more in the years ahead.

★ Sharing my Research, Experiences & Learnings via our "Programs".

About LeaderClasses

LeaderClasses, a pioneering IIM Alumni venture, is sculpting a unique “Google Map” of sorts for your Personal Growth & Professional Excellence that :-

a) Helps you build, grow & excel in an amazing career you love, taking you from where you are today to where you want to be, at the pace you set for yourself.

b) Helps you build, broaden, deepen & strengthen your leadership foundations for your personal mastery & professional excellence.

c) Helps you earn Top Tier Compensation for your work.

d) Helps you accelerate your career growth on the fast track in a career path you love.

e) Above all, beyond careers, helps you lead a joyous & fulfilling life.

We accomplish this via our high impact, practical, experiential learning focused, research led , fully Online, Personal Mastery & Leadership Development programs that blend :-

a) The finest research & best in class resources across several disciplines including Neuroscience, Psychology, Executive Development, Leadership Development, Talent Management & Strategic Career Management


b) Our Founder's rich experience of 20+yrs at work, 15+ yrs in Retained Executive Search Consulting (Executive Board, C-Suite & equivalent ) for 35+ Top Tier Organizations (Including 15+ F500) across Americas & Asia, gained after graduating from IIM Lucknow two decades ago. ( His detailed Executive Bio is presented above. )

The Program Format delivers short videos providing actionable, practical, strategic, expert insights, crucial inputs & best practices, helping you become the very best you can be :-

a) Personally (Personal Mastery - Helping you Evolve as a person) &

b) Professionally (Professional Excellence – Excel in your Career).

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