At Works Skills Experts, our focus is people transformation. We do this by applying Business Psychology - a distinctive practical blend of Management Principles and Behavioural Psychology designed to raise performance standards, unleash productivity, and fuel motivation and innovation.
We position ourselves as a strategic resource to forward-thinking Executives and progressive HR organisations in helping to transform their most valuable people assets by linking changes in attitudes to new behaviours that in turn produce productive outcomes. We do this through a flexible engagement of consulting, skills development and coaching.
Sanjay inspires and instructs people to find their purpose in life, realize their potential, and share their voice with the world. Sanjay believes that each of us matter and can make a difference, and by helping people find positive growth and improving the quality of their lives, Sanjay helps them move closer to leading lives with greater significance, meaning and happiness. Sanjay does this by building on his own personal experiences, and articulating foundational truths that resulted in his own transformation
Sanjay has been a motivating executive-level team leader, with 23+ years of global experience (18 years across the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Israel and India) in delivering results that increase shareholder value. Sanjay has specific proficiency in the Consumer Internet, High-Technology and Telecommunications sectors, with senior roles in General Management, Business Development, Marketing, Strategy and Product Management. His international career transpires through Silicon-valley start-ups to managing multi-million dollar global product lines Fortune 500 firms, and is characterized by a customer-centric mind-set, championing entrepreneurial initiatives and a focus on profit contribution. Sanjay's most recent corporate experience was as Senior Vice President at NDTV, Business Development & Strategic Alliances.
In addition to being an Executive Transformation Coach helping senior leaders fulfil their potential with meaning and purpose, Mr. Balasundaram specialises in the Emotionally-Intelligent approach to enhancing Leadership, Team Effectiveness, Delegation, Work-Life Balance, Innovation, Conflict and optimising International Alliances and Partnerships.
His key accomplishments include growing strategic alliances at NDTV as Senior Vice President, Business Development (India); an award-winning internet entrepreneurial venture (New Jersey, USA) and management of multi-million dollar global technological product lines at Fortune 500 companies, including Lucent Technologies and Avaya Communication.
Sanjay has an Executive MBA from the New York University Stern School of Business, where he specialized in Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Venture Finance. He also has a MS in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota and a B.Sc. from St. Stephen's College, Delhi.
Sanjay is an avid musician and composer, a keen swimmer and loves backpack adventures.
Aparna is a USA-Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist and Life Skills Expert with 20+ years of international experience (includes 10 years in the USA) and educational qualifications that include premier national and international institutes [NYU, TISS and NIMHANS]. While in the USA, her professional responsibilities included being the Director of the Psychology and Social Services Department and delivering learning and development services to the organization
She is committed to helping people reach their full potential so they might lead flourishing lives. She is the Founder of 3 ventures that translate this passion and expertise into reality - Work Skills Experts, A Flourishing Me and Life Skills Experts. As the Co-Founder of Work Skills Experts, the focus is on people transformation within the corporate sector. This is done by applying Business Psychology - a distinctive practical blend of Management Principles and Behavioural Psychology designed to raise performance standards, unleash productivity, and fuel motivation and innovation. Aparna has conducted Positive Psychology, Work-Life Integration, Confident Parenting, EQ Leadership, Stress Management, Communication, Teamwork and Team Building and Life Skills workshops both in the USA and India.
Aparna is also the co-founder of an initiative focused on empowering professional women with coaching services that include Confident Communications, Building Courage and Resilient Mindsets, Unleashing Inner Potential, and achieve Work-Life Integration.
As the Founder of A Flourishing Me (www.aflourishing.me), she provides psychotherapeutic and life coaching services to individuals, couples, parents and adolescents to help them discover their true potential and be the best versions of themselves. As a subject expert, Aparna has appeared in numerous national and international print and web articles and has been invited as a speaker to international conferences. Aparna's educational qualifications include premier national and international institutes and she has received various awards for academics as well as clinical expertise.
Aparna has trained at premier institutes and brings her passion and wealth of international experience to deliver high impact, practical and life-enhancing workshops.
- * MS - Management of International Non-Profits, New York University, New York, USA
- * Clinical Certifications - Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
- * Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist (New Jersey, USA - State Certification for Supervisors)
- * Pre-Doctoral - NIMHANS [National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences] Bangalore
- * MSW - TISS [Tata Institute of Social Sciences] Mumbai
Aparna has a keen interest in travelling and understanding local cultures, art and history.