Sports is a field
where every aspect of a personality – leadership skills, teamwork,
perseverance, endurance, mental and physical strength and many more are put to
test. Viren Rasquinha did not only possess these qualities, but also
successfully brought them to play and went on to become the Captain of the
Indian Hockey Team.
Someone to have
chased his dream of becoming a hockey player, Viren played 180 international
matches for India including the Athens Olympics 2004 and also won the
prestigious Arjuna Award for Hockey in 2005. Viren decided to retire at the
peak of his career and pursue management from ISB, Hyderabad. With his wish to
win the Olympic medal for the Indian Hockey Team left unfulfilled, now as the
CEO of Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) – a Not-for-Profit organisation started by
legends Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone that looks after the training of
Olympic athletes – Viren dreams to win Olympic gold medals for Indian by
training young talents.
Viren speaks on
various platforms where he shares examples and experiences of his life to
motivate people to achieve their goals, on the importance and art of teamwork
and on how to adapt with the changing environment to emerge a true winner.
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.