Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember. Involve me and I will learn.
– Benjamin Franklin
This famous quote from Benjamin Franklin encapsulates the essence of Catalyst. Catalyst is a Learning and Development Organization with the mission of making learning fun and sticky for all learners. To enable this, we at Catalyst use various experiential formats in our training and assessments.
- Flexible, tactile learning materials and kits (licensed from MTa Learning, UK) helps us create short learning games and stories targeting 55 different skills including communication, team building, problem-solving leadership, decision making and many more.
- Board game and card game based learning workshops (internally created and also licensed from Paradigm Learning, USA) help us create day-long engaging formats on leadership and business acumen.
- Visual map based workshops that engage the whole brain and create long-lasting and sticky learning outcomes for all learner types.
- Theme based games on formats such as treasure hunt, master chef, Kaun Banega Crorepati etc. to engage learners in familiar and exciting formats to bring out learning outcomes such as time management, critical thinking, leadership, collaboration etc.
We support our interventions through continuous online pre and post interventions to track the learning journey for each participant and for the group as a whole. Organizations like Pepsi, GSK, Mearsk, Pearson, Penguin, HSBC, NTPC, Times Group, Pernod Ricard, Godfrey Philips and many more have had impactful and fun sessions with us.
At Catalyst, we endeavour to build strong relationships with best-in-class solution providers to be able to deliver best possible value to our clients.
We actively collaborate with like-minded partners who offer solutions that
seamlessly combine with our own to provide end to end best-fit solutions which fulfil our client’s exact needs.
Priti AgarwalPriti is a learner at heart, she loves challenges and believes that they open the corridors to new opportunities. Over the last 14 years, Priti has delved into various roles spanning sales, consulting, business development, learning and development and entrepreneurship. Her core interest lies in understanding people and developing them to unleash their full talent and potential.
Even as a new manager in HUL, she pioneered and rolled out various learning forums for her sales team. She continued her journey of mentoring and coaching peers and subordinates in her role as a strategy consultant at Accenture before finally the entrepreneurial bug bit her in 2009 when she founded The Catalyst with the dream of making learning fun and sticky for people across organizations.
She is a voracious believer of the tenet that learning is the only path to progress – both personally and professionally. She spends considerable time enhancing her own skills and coming up with new strategies and approaches to develop effective and engaging learning techniques.
Priti is an MBA from XLRI and an economics graduate from St.Stephen’s college, Delhi University. Apart from pursuing her dream (The Catalyst), Priti loves to spend quality time with her kids and read books on varying topics which captures her imagination and ignites her mind.
Ranita GhoshRanita is a result focused and passionate HR professional with more than 14 years’ diverse experience with reputed organizations like Pepsi, Genpact & CATALYST.
She currently does extensive work as a trainer, assessor and consultant with renowned corporate clients on various projects. She has keen interest and expertise in talent development which she actively pursues by following a consultative solution based approach in delivering OD & training interventions that create value for organizations while leveraging people’s performance and potential.
Her mantra in life is….don’t wait for an opportunity…just create it !!
Ranita has a Masters in Human Resources Management from Symbiosis Centre for Management & HRD and a BA (H) in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College for Women. She is certified on the Leadership Architect and Hi-Potential Masterclass based on Lominger Leadership Competency model. She also holds certification by Anahat on conducting Behavioural Event Interviews.
Personally, she loves to spend her free time engaging in creative pursuits with her 6 year old daughter. Ranita loves to read popular fiction and her wish list includes travelling the length and breadth of Europe and learning the “Tango”.
Rubina KhajurwalaRubina is a business psychologist with over 13 years of experience working in the field of talent assessment & development, leadership development, change management and implementing organization transformation journeys.
Her mantra in life is “Make life play and see how learning automatically becomes our life’s way”
Her USP is her strong background in Psychology & a mix of both Corporate and Consulting experience across industries and brands that allows her to take a blended towards driving talent assessment and development programs with a core focus on the business context, people psychology and reflection skills making it completely relevant to the organization need.
Raghu has had over a decade of experience in FMCG Sales & Leadership, followed by his own Entrepreneurial journey which he continues to run, empowering people. In his career with GSK Consumer Healthcare, he has held various leadership positions both in India as well as Bangladesh and created powerful organizations by empowering people to bring out the very best in them. Raghu is an ardent learner and believes learning can happen anywhere, anytime and with anyone. He brings a great balance to the team by being a super energetic facilitator in sessions, while also playing a significant role in the strategy of growth for The Catalyst. In his short career as a facilitator, Raghu has built solid relationships and earned accolades in the training industry with his passion to deliver for people.
Raghu, based out of Chennai is an MBA from XLRI and an Engineering graduate from NIT Trichy. Raghu is an avid crossword solver and a music enthusiast, novice harmonica player and a YouTuber. He values his family the most and loves spending time with them
Nirmala SadhwaniNirmala is an accomplished professional with an MBA degree. After working in the Corporate sector as financial analyst and business development manager for several years, she decided to switch career trajectories as she felt her true calling lay in the Learning and Development field. Nirmala brings with her a deep understanding of business and personnel dynamics, efficiency and productivity. Her analytical approach and rich corporate experience leads to a comprehensive and astute assessment of the clients’ needs.
Nirmala, is eventually looking to enhance her facilitation skills to become a full-time trainer. Currently, Nirmala is not only engaged in business development and project management within the Catalyst, but is also actively involved in handling pre and post workshop interventions conducted by the Catalyst.
Personally, she loves to spend her free time engaging in outdoor activities like tennis and cycling. Nirmala, loves to explore different parts of the world and her bucket list includes doing a trek in Leh Ladakh someday!
Rashmi is a solution oriented and customer focused professional who truly believes that ‘the biggest success lies in discovering and nurturing one’s true talents’. This belief has led to a keen interest in identifying, developing and shaping people and their potential to achieve optimum performance and productivity. She strives to bring out the best in them by leveraging her expertise in multiple areas like competency based talent interventions, assessing and enhancing team, manager, employee effectiveness, developing creative, engaging learning content and impactful OD projects . She has a grounding in Intervention Design and Facilitation Skills which she uses to help clients discover innovative solutions and experience transformational learning and growth. She is also certified in the psychometric tool Extended DISC, which provides people with the information to maximize their potential.
Before taking the giant leap to follow her passion, she spent over 7 years in multinational organizations like Genpact and Sapient where she performed as an accomplished HR professional with wide variety of experience in various HR domains like Employee Relations, Employee Engagement, Talent Management and Learning and Development.
With Catalyst, she has worked with numerous clients and designed content which is fun, engaging , relevant and highly applicable at workplace. Rashmi believes in continuously exploring, expanding and discovering self in various areas. Rashmi is an MBA in HR from XLRI Jamshedpur and was part of HR Leadership program in Genpact.