THE WILDERTRAILS TEAM
The Wildertrails Corporate Outbound
team consists of a dynamic, highly skilled and diverse group
of people who have one thing in common - passion for their work,
commitment, and high levels of motivation. The team brings together
a rich mix of outdoor expertise, international exposure to business,
keen understanding of organisational issues, specialised process
skills, and extensive experience in conducting training programmes
for leading corporate houses.
Our process facilitators draw
from a rich pool of experience gained over decades of handling
outdoor and indoor programmes targeted to meet a wide variety
of corporate objectives. They gently guide participants through
the learning process, treating every situation with understanding
and tact, facilitating acceptance and corrective action.
The outdoor team consists of people with in-depth
knowledge of the outdoors and survival techniques. Our safety
officers are highly skilled in conducting outbound activities
- and are trained in proper equipment usage and safety norms.
Their presence ensures that participants are guided through
the activities without having to worry about their personal
Founder and Managing Director
of Wildertrails, Ashok took premature retirement from the Army
to follow his dreams, and his passion for the outdoors and adventure.
Wildertrails was the result - with the vision of making adventure
possible and accessible to practically everyone who wanted to
take on the challenge. Ashok brings to Wildertrails his wide-ranging
expertise in mountaineering and terrestrial, aerial and aquatic
adventure sports, as well as his all-terrain survival skills.
Wildertrails Corporate Outbound integrates Ashok's experience
and interest in behavioural training, process work, and his
specialist outdoor skills. His fundamental belief: walking the
Kalyani's interest in human process
began with her Masters in Anthropology, and is
the one who frightens us with her constantly ticking brain.
Bringing a blend of creativity, marketing knowhow, process sensitivity
and training to the table, there's no aspect of Wildertrails
that isn't influenced by her non stop flow of inspired ideas
and thoughtful innovations.
She often claims that after twenty years spent in advertising,
no outdoor environment is too difficult for her to handle.
A post graduate in International
Business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Hari has
eighteen years of work experience in India and abroad both in
manufacturing and in services.
Hari's process training and sensitivity, coupled
with his keen understanding of the industry and no-nonsense
ideas have contributed immensely to making Wildertrails what
it is today. That's why we forgive him for continuing to read
comic books meant chiefly for adolescents.
Anand is easy to spot at any Wildertrails
programme - he's the one telling all the jokes nobody laughs
A copy writer and graphic designer, he's in charge of the cool
stuff - designing brochures, creating web sites, tying Ashok's
shoelaces together when he isn't looking.
Samba is a senior management consultant
with over thirty years in the corporate sector, and wide ranging
experience relating to HRM, Organisational Developmental Surveys
and Strategies, Behavioural Sciences, Industrial Counseling
and other areas. He has been head of HR, Corporate Planning
and Development and CEO of a software company of Sundaram Fastners.
He is a professional member of ISISD.
Samba usually lays down the law at Wildertrails,
and since he's done about three zillion outbound programmes,
nobody dares challenge him.
After 29 years of organization
experience with Indian Overseas Bank, Standard Chartered Bankand
S&S Power Switchgear Ltd. Chennai and RPG in various capacities,
Raja is now a much sought-after HR consultant. His 9 years consultancy
tenure spreads over 2 stints-from 1993 to 1997 and from 2000
to now. His clients include some of India's best known organisations.
A graduate in Human Processes and a Professional
Member of ISISD, he has been associated with process work for
the last 2 decades. Raja is currently
associated with Aastha - a process based Non-Profit association
based at Bangalore, primarily focusing on the Education &
Social Sectors but also does work with the Corporate Sectors
to bring in an overall perspective to this work.
At Wildertrails, we think he's quite like a chocolate eclair
- looks hard but is actually all soft and squooshy on the inside.
Tarun is an Engineer and has studied
Personnel Management from XLRI Jamshedpur. He has worked for
11 years with Hindustan Lever Limited and has experience and
knowledge in the areas of HR, Marketing and Sales. His key assignments
included the recruitment and training portfolio at Levers and
the management of two big brands, Liril and Hamam. In his last
assignment he managed a regional sales business and team delivering
a turnover of around 1,000 Crores. He has extensively worked
and conducted training in areas of building assessment skills
for recruitment (including assessment centre design), brand
building for the organisation at the premier campuses, mentoring,
performance management, achievement motivation, brand equity
management, brand communication, distribution infrastructure
and selling skills.
When he isn't working,
Tarun spends a lot of his time acting (just acting) drunk.
Varalakshmi Raja is a Chennai
Based HRD consultant who brings with her over 14 years of experience
in industry and consulting. A masters in HRD by qualification,
she is also an accredited T-Group trainer from the Indian Society
for Applied Behavioural Science (ISABS). Mrs. Varalakshmi is
the regional representative of ISABS in Chennai. She has further
specialized in self-development and role efficacy.
An alumnus of IIM, Ahmedabad,
Mahesh specialises in Organisation Development and Training.
After spending several years in brand management, marketing
and planning in leading organisations, he became an independent
consultant in 1994.
As a professional member of the Indian Society for Individual
and Social Development (ISISD), he continues his exploration
into the nature of being human - as an individual and collectively
in organisations, within teams and in social institutions.
Mahesh has an enduring interest in mythology
and more than a passing interest in music. Married and as the
father of a naughty pre-teen, his current areas of interest
and exploration include parenting and education.
T.T.Srinath holds a Masters from
XLRI, and is an accredited 'T' Group Sensitivity Trainer from
ISABS. Srinath is also a certified Master Coach, mentored to
offer business coaching, executive coaching and life skill coaching.
He has been a visiting faculty at the Madras School of Social
Work offering special programmes on experiential skill building.