In today’s workplace, Suman Nair, Managing Director of Atiitya Training & HR Consultants Private Limited; has the richness of subject matter expertise, global best practices knowledge and support of her competent, versatile team to work effectively together with clients to successfully accomplish the given client mandate.
Spreading Knowledge for the Betterment of Mankind
“Our responsibility is to educate our client, understand their requirements and provide the best possible solutions to add sustainable value, always keeping the mind Atiitya’s business objectives and its mission and vision,” says Suman.
As the Principal Consultant, Suman has delivered multiple projects including build-operate-transfer model of new HR function, creating competency framework, conducting assessment/development centers, performance management system implementation, development interventions for leadership teams, institute mentoring initiative etc. As an accomplished Executive Coach, Suman has coached senior executives to enhance their effectiveness in managing people & business, provided them 360-degree feedback and created their individual development plans.
The Spark that Ignited Fire
Suman Nair is a Tata Institute of Social Sciences graduate, certified Business Coach from Leadership University, USA, a Breakthrough NLP Coach and a certified GE trainer. Along with SHL, Suman conducted numerous workshops for hundreds of executives to co-create development plans for participating executives and enhance their leadership skills.
In her 20 year career, prior to becoming a consultant, Suman held leadership positions in global organizations like GE & Mastek championing HR strategies at the executive level, which resulted in practical and manageable HR programs that improved business results. This corporate experience helps her appreciate the impact of HR initiatives on organization effectiveness and growth through people. With the intention of giving back, Suman has also worked with academic institutions like ISTD, Welingkar Management Institute, etc. as faculty and facilitated programs for NGOs.
She has been awarded – The Learner Catalyst Award, “Role Model and Exemplary Leader in Learning and OD” from Trainers’ Forum. She has been recognized as one of the six top women achievers, 2015 by WonderWoman, an India Today Portal. But the crowning success is “Atiitya” (a 14 year old firm), being recognized “One of the top 25 most promising HUMAN CAPITAL Management Consultants – 2015 & 2016”
Keeping Customer at the Center of all Activities
Organizations mostly avail Atiitya’s services as their HR content and strategy experts, who provide a complete “end to end” Human Resources Development Solutions. Suman says “We work with clients through the process of learning, exploring and finding their moments of truth! We partner with progressive organizations on its complete people management initiatives, to create a truly empowered workforce. This is to build a robust, sustainable model for Talent Management and create a Leadership pipeline within the organization.”
Atiitya’s training solutions are all about the client organization – “We can work with you to identify an individual, and company-wide training needs to deliver training courses that would meet the specific business needs of your company,” asserts Suman.
Inspiring Employees for Organization Going Forward
Suman states, “Being in the business of continuous learning, we require our team to be curious and keen to learn. So, I have created a learning environment – working at the client site, some reading they do, brainstorming, research opportunities, etc. So it is a new challenge daily, a client wants something innovative, new insights which turn it into a vibrant workplace. Our team does research, provides out-of-box solutions for clients to increase productivity, realize their potential, thus bringing out the best in people; which is all about continuously moving an organization forward.”
Suman’s Invaluable Advice to the Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurship is not for the faint hearted. Starting and scaling up a venture is challenging and requires hard work and perseverance for success. Suman says “I used to have nothing to lose, but now that I have a lot to lose, I have a whole new perspective on this. Even at the top, you still have to act like you have nothing to lose. Regardless of financial stability or the size of the company/wealth —those people that take action and risk without the fear of failure are the ones who ultimately take market share.”
“If you want to be a winner, you can’t make success your goal. The key is to do something noteworthy, surely success will follow. If your work is your passion and fulfilling, the rest will come. My success today is due to the fact that my focus has been on sharing, learning, exploring and solutioning!”