Michael is a Graduate in English from Delhi University with a Post Graduate Degree in Human Resources from XLRI Jamshedpur. He has 27 years of corporate experience in Human Resources, OD and Employee Talent Development. His last assignment was at STAR TV as the National Head of HR & L&D for India.
Among the various awards he has received, the last one being the first person in HR in Star TV Asia and first person in Star TV India to receive Worldwide Gold Star Employee award for his outstanding contribution to the company.
Trying to club his expertise in boxes would be difficult; however he enjoys working on effecting change through long term interventions on overall Organization Development, apart from working with both Existing Senior Leaders as well as Potential Leaders. Michael is an ardent believer that Organizations’ operating with a high degree of commonly demonstrated “Beliefs” and “Values”, can differentiate themselves in today’s highly competitive environment. Companies that maximize this potential can get the best out of their employees.
His free time is with his family. He likes to get away when he can. He loves the highways and will often be found in the higher regions in the mountains, matching his wit and skills fishing for the elusive Trout (catch and release, is his policy) or simply sitting in a peaceful place in the mountains on his own. Adventure sports may get the better of him at times but one thing is for sure, STEP is always on his mind.
Razi is a performance consultant and a certified Trainer on ‘Situational Leadership’ by Centre for Leadership Studies, USA. After serving with the Indian Air Force, Razi moved to the corporate world where he has gathered over 16 years of distinguished experience in manufacturing & management.
At his last assignment with Centum Learning Limited, Razi was designated Group General Manager, Program Manager and Lead Trainer of the Centum Skill Instructors Guild….
and was also the Senior Trainer for experiential Learning Group after setting up and running Centum Operations in West Africa and bringing them to an annual value of USD 8 million per year.
This experience has been in diverse industries and environments. Along with this range of experience, Razi also brings with him extensive experience of training and consulting assignments that he has been associated with in the last twelve years.
He brings with him exposure to managing Projects and end to end solutions from Training Need Analysis to Competency mapping to creating customized training solutions and managing execution of the solutions across locations.
Razi has conducted training for Frontline, Middle and Senior Management Levels for various corporate houses in the areas of Leadership Development, Operational excellence, Communication and Presentation, Selling Skills, Time Management, Service Excellence, Customer Retention and Event Management. He has managed Learning and Developmental growth and Certifications of all Trainers, Skill Instructors and Coaches associated with Centum Learning. He also conducts ‘XLG® Xperiential Learning (Business Simulations) programs and BATTLe© (Battlefield Adventure Training for Transformational Leadership) experiential learning programs
Radhika is an XLRI Jamshedpur Alumni, having done her Post Graduate Degree in Human Resources. She has 27 years of her corporate experience, holding various positions in Human Resources and Talent Building. In her last assignment, she spent 13 years as Head of HR & L&D in ORACLE. She is also a certified “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” trainer from Stephen Covey Institute, Australia.
She has also worked with Maruti & Nestle in various HR & Talent Building roles.
Apart from heading the HR Consulting function At STEP, she is also a valued resource for all methodologies in the area of Talent Development. Radhika is a people’s person and is driven to assist in their development. She is known for developing and executing superior programs on Leadership skills, Advanced Time Management, Personal Growth Labs, Synergised Teams or Presentation Skills, etc. She has a remarkable ability to adapt her skills to deliver, regardless of the level in the Organization.
She is also MD & Managing Partner of our Associate Company BizBreaks, www.bizbreaks.in
In her free time, she enjoys reading & music. She is a theatre person and has been actively associated with StageDoor for various plays, dramas & comedies since the past few years. She has also acted in the movie “No one Killed Jessica”
Anugreh is a graduate in Business Management from Symbiosis International University, Pune. As a Human Resource intern at John Wiley & Sons, his decision to pursue a career in this field gathered momentum.
He has volunteered for CRY – Children Rights & You and Sarthak Prayash, where he has conducted various workshops for the betterment of young lads who have high aims and wants to develop a better life for themselves and for those around them….
In STEP, in the past year he has handled various big clients; American Express, AON, Ibibo Group, CPA Global to name a few and have delivered more than what was expected out of him.
His strength lies in his ability to learn quickly and apply those both in his personal life and his professional life. He has become an integral part of STEP because of the playfulness and easiness that he brings to the workplace.
He is a hardcore sports fanatic and has played soccer throughout his life at various levels. He lives and bleeds for Arsenal FC, the soccer team he has been supporting since he was 8 years old. Other than sports he enjoys electronic music and exploring offbeat places.
Pratap had graduated in B.M.S (Bachelor Of Management Studies) from H.R. College Of Commerce & Economics, University Of Mumbai. He joined STEP on a 3 month project with intentions to move on to do his MBA. 3 years later, he was still with STEP when we lost him in a tragic accident on January 1st, 2013….
His work experience included exposure in a variety of sectors such as ITC Maurya Sheraton (New Delhi), ING Vysya Bank, Solutions Digitas and IPL, 2011 (Indian Premier League). Apart from this, he worked on social service projects with an NGO by the name of Kriti in Alaknanda where he helped making films to create awareness regarding the plight of today’s street children and the need to resolve the issue immediately through education.
There is a lot that can be said about his brilliance and competence, however all we will say is he “shone bright” with his humor, playfulness and fun that he brought to the workplace. You couldn’t help but love the guy.
His interests were in music, sports such as basketball, table tennis, and badminton. He also enjoyed travelling to new destinations. His spirit and attitude was infectious. We constantly try to live up to the standards he set.
Jugnu hails from Jodhpur, Rajasthan, and has been living and working in Delhi for many years. He graduated in Commerce and also has a Diploma in Computer Hardware Engineering.
Before Joining STEP, Jugnu worked as an accountant with Satya Apparels and Dikshit & Associates. For the last 10 years he has been an integral part of STEP…..
as a Financial Consultant and has been looking after the accounts and office administration. He also keeps us up and running on the IT front. Jugnu is our “go to” person if ever in doubt.
With a sharp, innovative and loyal streak, Jugnu is a one point contact for us at STEP and keeps the wheels rolling smoothly. Energetic and helpful by disposition, he extends his help to the operational part of our activities enthusiastically and also participates in planning, procuring and preparing equipment for training activities and also likes to participate in training programs as a support technical team member.
RAJAT KUMAR MISHRA
Rajat graduated from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj University in Mathematics Honors and is a post graduate in Computer Science (MCA) from Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow. Thereafter he also did an MBA (IT) from Symbiosis Pune.
He has four years plus experience as a lecturer in a Management college and another four to five years in training, administration, coordination and information management, during this period at Centum. …..
Rajat is very passionate and interested in the fields of Information Technology, Information Management, Admin and Training and has vast experience in them.
An excel wiz; Rajat is of great value to us at STEP, where he maintains the information bank and generates data based reports, with analysis to help in decision making. He lends support to the BD and Operational team and is pivotal point for program coordination. He also handles the billing information. He is enthusiastic and shows keen interest on our core function – Talent Development – and has been an excellent support to facilitators on many programs.
Rajat is a quick learner, reader and a good listener too. His passion is travelling & reading.
Mithun belongs to Delhi and has completed his graduation from Delhi University.
Drawn to adventure from his formative years, he is a product of the Ramjas Sports and Mountaineering Institute, Delhi. He completed the Introduction, Refresher and Rescue course from there and went on to complete the Instructor Course in Rock Climbing and mountaineering from the same institute. …..
He has also done the Basic Mountaineering Course from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering.
An avid and accomplished trekker, Mithun has done a lot of Grade A treks to include Valley of flowers, Kauri Pass, Dayara Bugyal, Tapovan Gangotri, Kunth khal Pass and the Panchachuli Base Camp 3 times. He was part of a team involved in planning and execution of a Biking expedition from Delhi – Leh – Delhi as part of ‘Project clean Mountains’.
Mithun has participated as an official several times in the ‘North Zone Climbing Competitions’ and in the ‘Open National Climbing Competitions’ as a Belayer.
With fifteen years of work experience in the field, he has imparted training to personnel of the Indian Army at the Gorkha Regimental Center and the Indo Tibetan Border Police in Artificial Rock climbing in artificial rock climbing and wall climbing. He was a Wall Climbing Instructor for two years at Indian Mountaineering Foundation where he trained Army personnel in related skills.
Mithun brings with him a vast amount of practical experience and technical knowhow. He has been with STEP for over five years, initially as a freelancer and now as a full time member of the team. Mithun lends an active, informed and exciting element to our adventure and training activities.
Deepak is a graduate from Mahrishi Dayanand University, Rohtak.
Passionate about adventure, sports and the outdoors, he chose adventure related activities as his chosen field of work.
He has done his basic mountaineering course as well as advanced mountaineering course from ABVIMAS, Manali. …..
He completed his mountaineering course with flying colors and was awarded the best trainee in the basic mountaineering course.
He will shortly be attending the ‘Method of Instruction’ course at ABVIMAS, Manali. which will give him further exposure to deal with top organizations in the country.
Deepak has done a lot of treks and mountain climbing to include Friendship peak, Hanuman Tibba , Patalsu , Chandrashila , Deoria Tal , Bhrigu lake , Kinnaur Kailash , Deo Tibba , Nag Tibba and, Roopkund trek.
He has over 6 years of experience as an instructor in the education & corporate sector. He has been with STEP for over six years, initially as a freelancer and now as a full time member our team for over a year now.
He also believes that, with proper guidance anyone can do adventure activities, which he has proved by taking an NGO backed initiative for a handicapped group to Siliguri where he ensured that all 34 participants rappelled down a hill without their disability causing any hindrance to the experience.
Deepak’s enthusiasm and ease with small or large groups make him very popular and effective while conducting training related activities. He is always confident and brimming with ideas. Diligent, hands on, hard worker and is very particular towards his work. He constantly seeks out avenues to learn and grow.
A happy-go-lucky person, Deepak is always ready to explore new things. In his free time, he enjoys reading articles on mountaineering, listening to music and playing sports.
Rohit is the youngest member of our team. A fitness and adventure enthusiast, he will soon be attending adventure and mountaineering courses of his choice.
With a maturity beyond his years, he displays immense knowledge, creativity and enthusiasm. He is a quick learner and very motivated towards becoming involved with training related activities.