Our Team

Laxmi Moorthy

Laxmi Moorthy is the Founder Director of Purple Iris Knowledge Services Pvt. Ltd. Her vision for the organization is fueled by her passion to work with, add value and make a difference, thus Creating Possibilities for Organizations through impacting the People within. She is a Specialist and a Business Coach for SMEs, especially Family Owned Businesses. Having worked with multinationals, she equally understands the complexities of a larger organization and effectively maneuvers the process for driving change through various people initiatives impacting business results.

Laxmi comes with over two decades of experience in the domains of Corporate Strategy, Planning & Organization Restructuring, Business process reengineering, Performance Management and Training & Development. She has worked with organizations like Business World, Karrox, Hardcore (Aptech), Godrej Lawkim and ICICI Prudential. Laxmi is a certified PDA Analyst from PDA International and an empanelled trainer for Hemsley Fraser, a UK based training organization. She is also certified on Instructional Design from Prudential University, UK; Psychometric assessment workshops from HR folks, Canada and Call Center Training from Algonquin College, Canada.

A go-getter, determined individual, facilitating out of the box thinking to create breakthroughs for individuals and organizations…To replenish her boundless source of energy, she indulges in Music, Meditation and Movies, not to mention an avid animal lover…

Geetha Ramkrishnan Geetha Ramakrishnan

Geetha Ramakrishnan is the COO and part of the core team at Purple Iris.

Geetha is a specialist in Talent Development & OD Consulting. She has a rich experience of over 26 years in corporate functions and consulting.

Geetha is an MBA in Marketing and Foreign Trade from Loyola Institute Of Business Adminstration (LIBA), Chennai. She is currently pursuing her Executive Fellow Program in Management (specializing in Organisation Behaviour) from XLRI, Jamshedpur.

She has professional certifications in Competency Design, Design and Implementation of Assessment Development Centres, DISC and Instructional Design. She is also a certified trainer in SPIN Sales Training. She is certified to conduct 'Coaching Clinic' by Corporate Coach U, Canada.

Geetha has held significant positions in Sales & Marketing and subsequently in Learning & Development. She has worked with organizations such as Translektra Domestic Products (GoodKnight), Funskool India, Sterling Tree Magnum,Oriflame Swedish Cosmetics and TATA AIG Life Insurance Company.

In her consulting career, Geetha has been associated with reputed firms such as T.V.Rao Learning Systems and Lee Hecht Harrison. She has consulted in the areas of Competency Design, Performance Management Systems, 360D based Leadership Development, Assessement Development Centres. As a Senior Consultant, she has worked across Manufacturing, Financial Services, Mining, FMCG, IT, ITES, Real Estate. Healthcare and Infrastructure companies.

She is a visiting faculty at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore.

Dr. Anita Bandyopadhyay

Dr. Anita Bandyopadhyay is a senior HR professional and associated with Purple Iris as an Advisor and Head-Strategic HR Consulting. She also heads Talent & HR Solutions as its Founder Director.

Anita brings along over 2 decades of rich experience in strategic and operational capability building to ensure organizational effectiveness. She has worked with industries ranging from Pharmaceutical, Glass Packaging, Textile, Apparels & Adhesives giving her exposure to Manufacturing, FMCG, Retail, and B2B businesses. She has had the opportunity to strategize the Human Resource function as a major partner in overall business growth in her role in Piramal Enterprises, Raymond and Pidilite Industries. She has contributed extensively to Competency Development, Performance Management, Talent Management, Leadership emergence and HR process restructuring in all the organizations.

Anita is an Applied Psychologist from Kolkata University and an Executive MBA from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research. Her Ph.D in Psychology has equipped her with key usage of personality tools and techniques like FIRO, Attitude & Personality Assessment. Her practical experience in Aptitude Test Construction, Qualitative Market Research, Learning & Development, Talent Management, OD Interventions, Performance Management, Compensation & Benefits, Talent Acquisition and HR Policies helped her develop as an incisive and well-rounded Strategic HR Professional.

Anita approaches all situations with a multi perspective philosophy, and believes that one has to constantly renew oneself to remain effective and relevant. She draws inspiration by constantly interacting with the youth and understanding their world view. Anita spends her leisure time reading Management Books and Classic Literature and Listening to Old Bengali and Hindi Music.

Vishakha Bhagnani

Vishakha Bhagnani is a Life Skills & Inner Peace Coach and an L&OD Consultant. She is an Associate Power Coach (APC) from CLI (Canada) and a Certified PDA Analyst from PDA International.

Vishakha brings in over 22 years of experience across diverse domains with her most recent stint being into Leadership Coaching, OD & HR Consulting, Talent Management, Skill Development, Training Consultation and Process Design. She has successfully led several organizational transformation interventions working alongside Business Owners and Heads by blending in her Coaching presence along with her Domain expertise in the People Management space redefining the core corporate culture by aligning the business perspective to the human element within the HR function. She has worked with reputed clients in varied Industries such as Real Estate, Manufacturing, Automation, Textiles, Education, Facility Management, IT & ITES.

Prior to OD & HR Consulting, she worked with organizations like Hardcore (Aptech), GTL Limited and Patni Computers contributing as a trainer, facilitator, Resource Manager, Process champion and is also a Certified Internal Quality Auditor.

Vishakha believes that people need to be fully engaged in what they are doing to deliver peak performance; this comes from deep within and from knowing the Inner Self. She finds her niche in working with individuals to support them reach their highest potential. She is an avid reader and a music enthusiast. With a natural flair for writing, she loves to pen down her thoughts through poetries and verses in her free time. She also volunteers with an NGO working towards reducing food wastage and eliminating hunger.

Himanshu Shekhar

Himanshu Shekhar has many years of rich experience in leadership and managerial trainings. He also specialises on topics such as Interpersonal Skills, Effective Communication, Stress Management, Client Management etc.

Apart from these, his other very popular and signature programs are Motivation Cafes, A Journey by the Beach, Relationship Rejuvenation programs for couples and Creativity & Lateral thinking.

Himanshu has certifications in Coaching – CLI (Coaching & Leadership International, CANADA), T- T- T (Facilitation skills), Self Hypnosis and Silva Mind Control Some of the clients that he has worked with are Sula Wines, John Deere, Mosil Lubricants, Tapasya Manufacturing, Kotak Bank , HSBC Bank, Datamatics, Barclays Shared Services , Barclays Bank, BajajAllianz among others

Rajiv Thakker

Rajiv is a Leadership Coach and specialises in Leadership Development Programs in India and the South East Asia region. Having trained over 40000 participants across continents, he has a strong desire to transform individuals into high performing professionals thus creating immense value in the process. In contrast to academic, model-led approaches that teach leadership, Rajiv approaches learners in a challenging and engaging process of discovering their own propensity for taking effective leadership action within the business context.

With more than 12 years of diversified experience across industries, Rajiv utilizes innovative methodologies where participants must collaborate effectively to reconcile demands, overcome ambiguity, manage ethical dilemmas and solve real time business problems – eventually creating LEADERS…!

Rajiv holds a Masters in International Business from Symbiosis, Pune. In addition to being an empanelled facilitator and coach for several leading corporate learning organizations, he has regularly been an adjunct faculty for International Business & Leadership Development in more than 25 Business Schools across the country. He is trained and certified from Dale Carnegie Training, American Management Association, Management Center Europe, MindGym (UK) and Zig Ziglar (India) and has done his Level 1 Coach Certification from the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership Australia (ICF affiliated).

Nitten Mahadik

Nitten Mahadik has over 12 years of experience in training. His technique of merging training with theatre based activities makes all his sessions very unique and one of its kind. As a high performance coach he has provided team, group and one-to-one sessions for leaders & individuals at the highest levels in corporations and politics.

His core training areas are Mindfulness, Assertiveness, Business Communication, Business Etiquette, Creativity and Problem Solving, Coaching for High Performance, Customer service Orientation , Campus To Corporate etc.,

He is a Certified L & D Practitioner – Atyaasaa Consulting Pvt. Ltd., Master NLP Practitioner and a Certified Voice Over Artist He has worked with clients like Sula Wines, Innovsource, Puretech Digital, Airtel, Accenture, Adani Power, Bristlecone, Cummins Technologies, Cognizant, Ernst & Young, HDFC Bank, JSW Infrastructure, Lotus Herbals, Nestle, Orchid Pharmaceuticals, Patni Computers, Pride Purple Group, Ranbaxy, Tata Motors, Tech Mahindra among many others The aim of his work is to empower individuals to make informed choices of how to live & work in balance with their inner selves and to build high performance businesses & communities.

Ramnath Dixit

Ramnath Dixit has over 11 years of experience in Training and has an array of academic qualifications and certifications to his credit.

His core training areas are Team Building Skills, Vision Alignment Workshops, Communications Skills, Time Management and so on. Ramnath has an MBA in International Business, a CFA degree and a PGDM in Marketing and HR. He is a certified trainer from Dale Carnegie Training and also an NLP practitioner.

He has worked with a variety of clients like Raymonds, Mosil Lubricants, Pride Purple Group, Tapasya Engineering, Nitco Tiles, BASF, Philips Lighting, Tata Sky among many more.

Toshiba Tewari

Toshiba Tewari has over 12 years of experience in Corporate Training, Mentoring and organisation development initiatives Her areas of expertise are Personality Development, Telephone Etiquette, Assertive Communication, Interviewing Skills, English Language Training and Business Communication Skills. Her signature programs are Fly High and Happy Women at Work, which are specially designed for women employees. Having lived in various countries, she has a rich exposure to various cultures across the globe providing her with a first-hand experience of conducting cross cultural training workshops.

Toshiba is a certified NLP practitioner and a certified Personality Development Analyst among the several qualifications that she posseses. She has worked with clients like Sula Wines, Tapasya Engineering, Mosil Lubricants, TCS, Indira Institute of Management Studies, Finolex, Capital Metrics and River Head Capital to name a few.

Priya Jadhav

Priya Jadhav has over 18 years of experience in Learning & Development and Sales & Marketing.

Her core training areas are Education for Peace (a unique training intervention for school teachers), Personality Development Workshops, Motivational Programs, Train-The-Trainer, Women Empowerment Programs, Outbound Team Workshops, Customer Service Sensitization Programs, Supervisory Skills and many more.

She has a Bachelors Degree in Economics and a Masters in Study of Social Exclusion. She is a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (DISC Certified), Accredited Trainer (Help Desk Institute, UK based certification) and CSS & HDA (Customer Support Specialist & Help Desk Analyst) She has worked with clients like Pride Purple Group, Mosil Lubricants, GTL, Innovsource, L&T Infotech, JK Files, Gili India Ltd, CMS Group of Companies, John Deere, Marico, AFM Services, Orchid Chemicals etc.

Chetan Nandani

Chetan Nandani comes with over 21 years of industry experience in Sales, Key Account Management, Customer Service and Training. His core training areas are Personal Effectiveness, Managerial Leadership (MDP), Time Management Skills, Communication, Conflict Management, Creative Problem Solving, Stress Management, Team Building etc.

Chetan has a Masters Degree in Marketing and is a Certified Professional Behavioral Analyst (DISC Certified) He has worked with clients like Bharti AXA, Tapasya Engineering, Sula Wines, Saudi Ground Services, Life Insurance Corporation of India, L&T Infotech, Wockhardt, Perfetti, Igate Patni Ltd., Atos, Orchid Chemicals, Tech Mahindra Ltd. among many others.

His aim is to enable Corporate Entities, Individuals and Groups to recognize their hidden potential and explore the amazing vistas of personal achievement and growth through training, counseling, behavioral and attitudinal development sessions

Kala Diwanji

Kala is a specialist in personality development workshops through the medium of Dance, Drama and Art. Her mission is Empowering children, students, young adults, women and professionals with effective communication tools to achieve their goals and succeed in life. Through her result oriented and facilitative approach, she leaves an indelible impact on her audience.

She has a decade of experience spanning across various sectors including the hospitality industry, education sector and social sector mainly. She is a creative educator with Helen O' Grady International (UK) and also empanelled with Tata Sons for their CSR Project supporting Youth Skill Development, has conducted several workshops on Easy and Effective ways for teachers, Study techniques for students, Effective Parenting, Women Empowerment, Drama based leadership camp for tomorrow's leaders.

Kala has a Masters in Organic Chemistry and a Diploma in Psychology. Professionally, she is certified from Monash University, Australia as a Practitioner of Mindfulness for Well Being and Peak Performance, US certified Etiquette trainer, Certified Trainer from TISS, Corporate Grooming & Etiquette from Sabira Merchant. She is a trained classical Bharatnatyam dancer and 4 times National Level winner and has acted in several TV serials and ad films as a child artist with renowned personalities.

Nisha Jhaveri

Nisha is an innovative and result oriented Certified Image Consulting & Behavioral Training Facilitator with over 7 years of rich experience in conducting trainings for corporates as well as one on one consultations. Her areas of expertise are trainings and interventions in the space of Etiquette, Grooming, Communication, Image Management, Customer Service, Customer Experience Management & Relationship Management. Nisha has worked extensively in the domains of retail and education sector dealing with Front line executives, Business Development & Sales professionals.

She has been associated with clients like Future Group, Raymond, ANJ and many more to support them on their organization wide initiatives to enhance their customer relationship management.

Ridhima Hirwani

Ridhima Hirwani is a part of the core team at Purple Iris and plays the crucial role of connecting with all our clients as well as empanelled teams to ensure our services not only meet but surpass their expectations. She is a dedicated team player and contributes across all keys areas from client acquisition to content development, training management including backend operations.

Ridhima comes with valuable experience in the consulting and L&D domains by virtue of her association with Consulting firms such as Circular Angle wherein she worked with reputed clientele such as Aditya Birla Group, Endurance, Fette Compacting and Legrand Group.

Ridhima is a post graduate in HR from Flame School of Business, Pune. She enjoys exploring creative expressions, is a dance enthusiast and an animal lover.