Tell us about yourself, your background and what you do currently
I head a training and consulting firm – Sea Ridges Business Solutions. My career has been a blend of ‘chance’ and ‘choice’. Choice made me leave paid employment and chance made me an entrepreneur.
Tell us about any current projects or initiatives you wish to promote
SR Business Solutions is a training and consulting firm focusing on skill enhancement. We have customized solutions for schools in form of teacher’s workshops, parenting workshops and a flagship program addressing the academic and relationship needs of children called ‘I Believe’.
We have a simulation workshop for college students, which is similar to doing an internship in a fortune 500 company and a simulation based management development program for corporates.
All our sessions are engaging, experiential and simulation based. They bridge the knowing – doing gap.
What has been your biggest challenge in achieving your success?
A change in the mindset of leaders from traditional learning to current day engaging and experiential learning.
What has been your greatest achievement personally?
Reaching out to people and connecting with them. I am currently a member of a number of networking groups. To name a few- FTAPCCI, BNI, HDCF, TIE and more. As president of FTAPCCI Women in Business, it is my endeavour to create a platform where women and children get maximum approachability and accessibility in the fields of their choice. We are moving surefootedly in that direction.
If you weren’t doing what you do now, what would you be doing?
My life is all about chance and choice. Every thing that has happened so far is by chance. It is not been planned. I love what chance has given me. I leave it to the almighty to carve my way.
Who has been your biggest inspiration?
My husband Group Captain Vinod Rangabhashyam
What does the future hold for you?
I have miles to go before I sleep.
About Suman Rangabhashyam:
It was on the 26th day of November five decades ago, the break of dawn saw a young woman of twenty-five suffering the trauma of intense labour. The pangs of pain continued and the lady suffered in silence – for hours, which seemed never-ending. At 13:45 hours, I was blessed with this lady as my mother. My father, then a young officer of the Indian Air Force, rejoiced at my “Coming into existence”, or so I am told and do believe. At the tender age of 15, I met a young man from NDA. Two or three meetings and I didn’t know what hit me- he became my husband by chance and my soul-mate by choice. My two children aged 27 and 24 are my children by chance and my friends by choice.
With the constraints of a fairly conventional middle class home and my father and husband’s transferable professions, I believed in the famous old quote, “Opportunity knocks but once”. I did whatever came my way to enrich my qualifications and experience. Schooling from various schools, B.Ed teachers training, French certification, GATE Certification in Travel and Tourism, MA in English, MBA, Executive MBA, Training Certifications and more. I believe as the ocean of knowledge expands so do the shores of ignorance.
I am passionate about creating vibrant engaging platforms for people to ignite their own potential.
This article is accredited to Anju Arora.