Vikram started his career as a farmer and ran a poultry breeding farm. While pursuing his Masters, after his stint with farming, he met Dr Subhashini Passi with whom he worked for three years all over the country on Creativity and Whole Brain Thinking working with Ranbaxy, Larsen & Toubro, Tata Motors, Hindustan Motors, Gabriel India, Gujarat Steel Tubes. During this time he wrote articles on Creativity, Body Language and Meditation. He has also provided consulting and learning services to Nokia, Nokia Siemens, Safenet, and Oberthur besides working as guest faculty in colleges.
Vikram joined a social service outfit with which he worked with an Elderly Peoples home for a year in Cambridge, UK. He also did a short stint with Mayo College at Ajmer teaching computers and in his spare time, swimming. Vikram then went to work with The Body Shop at Dubai. Coming back to India, Vikram worked with Freight Systems, Samsung and Nokia. He focused on Learning and Development and ran a profit centre at Nokia besides having worked in Operational HR. Since May 2007 he has been an entrepreneur.
Over the 17 years he has worked in all areas of behaviour: Team Building, Leadership, Communication, Creativity, Behavioural Interview, Presentation Skills and Coaching. His work has taken him to Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, England, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and all over India. Vikram has the unique experience of working both indoors and outdoors and works with experiential methodology as the underlying tenet.
Besides work Vikram enjoys cooking, reading, horse riding, outdoors, poetry and SCUBA. Vikram has also passionately indulged in theatre. He is also a qualified Yoga Teacher from the Bihar School of Yoga at Munger, Bihar. He is also a Certified Life Coach, Clinical Hypnotist, and NLP Master Practitioner and certified to run MBTI, DISC & TKI.
“I had already been coaching while I was employed with Nokia and having seen its benefits both at work and in sports”, says Vikram. “Getting a certification and deeper understanding of Coaching was a natural progression from where I was.”
About his experience with Symbiosis Coaching, Vikram says, “Symbiosis Coaching was not just the only Certified Programme available in India at that time, it was also very convenient for me as I travel quite a bit. The material was easy to read and was promptly delivered every week. The questions and work that followed each module were challenging and required me to put in some extra work and thinking, which for me has been very beneficial. The support, instructor knowledge and email support all have been very good and competent.”
Vikram has already started his Coaching practice. He have coached individuals as well as groups. He works with clients are from all walks of life, corporate individuals and groups, students and individuals who come in through word of mouth.
Good luck with your Life Coaching career Vikram – we are thrilled to have you as part of the Symbiosis Coaching family!