Early Years: I was born Rachna Thakurdas to two very talented people, Ajit and Kamalini Thakurdas, in Allahabad. I studied at St Mary’s Convent and the University of Allahabad (Psychology). While I inherit my wicked humor from my dad, my love for writing comes from my mom!
Young Professional: I joined Tata Motors (then, Telco) at the Lucknow operations in 1994 in HR, working in the area of L&D Strategy development and design and deployment of learning and talent development solutions. Subsequently, Infosys in Bangalore, in 1997, in the same areas, and OD/OE, in addition.
Family : Married to Alok, alumni, IT-BHU(Meta, ’93), and IIM-Lucknow(’98). Realty entrepreneur (http://azvenrealty.com/team-azven.html). In addition, doting father to our two lovely kids, Aisha (Nikki) and Prithvi (Yuv). Not to mention the thousand other roles that makes our lives endlessly wonderful!
Recent Professional Life: Japan happened in 2000, and, in addition to welcoming our gorgeous daughter, Nikki in our lives, I took time off work to upgrade my skills. I did a course in ‘Acculturation Skills’ at the Tokyo Academy of Communications. On return, worked with Idea Cellular (then, Spice Telecom) and then, with Dell. My stint at Dell was the longest, over 5 years.
Prithvi, our handsome brat arrived in 2006.
So, with two brats to manage, I needed an easier lifestyle and made a career shift to Consulting.
Have found my calling in OD, taking care of Org Design, Change Mgmt, Succession Plg, and macro-leadership development tools. In 2010, doing new things in the area of OD, Leadership Devt while taking out time to pursue my writing and spend time with my family.
Often Described As: Funny, Mad, Type A, Creative, Impatient, and Caring.
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