is an entrepreneur, Dale Carnegie certified trainer, coach, motivational
speaker, NLP practitioner.
It is now 25
years that Sushma began her journey as an ambitious teenager balancing her
education with a fully-fledged career. Over the years, she specialised in the
experiential communication and corporate identity implementation industries
in Wolff Olins, UK the premier Corporate Identity Design firm and worked on
Implementation processes for a variety of brands and joined the team that
worked on the TATA brand.
embarked on her entrepreneurial venture in 2000 and has since, provided brand
communication and experiential solutions to leading corporate houses such as
the Tata Group, Mahindra Group, Mercedes Benz India, Rolls Royce Motorcars, to
name a few. In the period of 2001- 2002 Sushma worked on board with the team at
the Tata Group to implement the new brand across all stakeholders as well as
devised and implemented various strategies with the objective to “youthen the
It was in 2008
that Sushma discovered her passion to facilitate breakthroughs and founded IGM
with a dream to enable people with the required attitude and skills to unleash
their true potential. She has been working in the field of learning and
development as a trainer and has worked extensively with corporate houses on
the design and implementation of training roll-outs. With a mandate to drive
Vision and values through the L&D processes, IGM has been working closely
with the Mahindra Group, Atlas Copco, DHL, L&T Infotech, Tata Asset
Management Ltd., Ahuja Group to name a few.
specialises in breakthrough therapy and has a distinctive style of engaging
participants. With out-of-the-box methods, she breaks down their barriers of
perception to achieve the desired outcome of the workshop.
and non-conventional style enables participants across age groups to relate to
her and the course content. Sushma’s workshops are intense, insightful,
energetic and highly fun-filled – this creates the space of a willingness to
learn new skills, acknowledge fears and barriers and create new possibilities.
recently launched a series of open workshops and has been working extensively
in the field of breakthrough enabling, one-on-one coaching and holistic
Sushma is fascinated by people, and this
fascination is translated into great commitment to provide value to every
individual she works with. In closing, it is best to describe Sushma Gaikwad as
a person who is driven with a purpose to touch as many lives as she can and
enable people to be the best that they can be.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.