Vijay as a person has utmost clarity in the things he does from chalking out the plan for the L&D for the entire organization to taking care of microscopic details in the content to be used. Having worked with him for around 2 years, he has guided me through various aspects of organization development, team management, KPI metrics creation and many more. Having said that, he has a knack for identifying the right notes in discussions and identifying the key underlying points to be raised and discussed which make the interactions fruitful as well as full of insights. Would love to work with him again and all the best for his venture.
Consultant at Thoucentric
A masterful story-teller! I have seen very very few people with the ability to keep audiences hooked on story lines like Vijay does. He uses this ability of his to make learning intensely fun. When you see Vijay 'perform' in front of an audience, it seems borderline unbelievable that he did not learn English till he joined college, and that he was shy back then. His classroom trainings (or performances!) are hence, in a sense, a manifestation of his determination to make it through serious challenges. I have seen Vijay really meaning to do things right, and that can probably be attributed to how he has come up in life. I really wish for him to make a difference by giving back to the society. As he begins that journey, I wish him all the very best.
VP at Design Cafe | Ex- Urban Ladder, Reliance and Mahindra | Music Hobbyist
I have known Vijay for 4 years. I have closely witnessed his ability to build a strong connect with the teams from a very diverse set of business functions. His ability to identity the training needs is remarkable. He has a unique and highly effective approach to address the training gaps. He has been instrumental in creating strong teams and creating a culture which encourages the company to be a learning organisation.
Director at Urban Ladder
Govind Raj Kaushik M
Vijay is a seasoned L & D professional, who comes across with loads of passion for the function. He comes with a never ending supply of energy and enthusiasm, which he directs perfectly in helping people become better. He started the LnD function at Urban Ladder (UL) and helped formulate strong practices within the company, which became the driving force for the culture that UL is famous for. He was the true backbone of UL. He has a strong understanding of business, and is very customer centric. He mixes these two to the T while making training content and imparting it. I worked with him in Operations, Business Development and Retail roles, and his ability to train folks across business domains, while keeping the core values intact, just kept surprising me. Vijay is a trainer, you can leave your team with and be relaxed, with confidence that they will come back much better, not only as professionals, but also as individuals. It has been a pleasure to be associated with Vijay. Wish that he keeps growing and making people better everywhere!
National Head - Business Development, Oyo Flagship at OYO
I had an opportunity to work with Vijay for a retail brand LushFresh Handmade Cosmetics and that is when I got to know that he is not just a good talent but a great asset for the company he works with. He is an amazing professional, great team memberand a guiding factor for juniors.
VP - Business Development - Asia Pacific at FranGlobal
Proprietor at Hemavarna Financial Services
I have met Mr Vijay in 2005, as a lecturer, as a placement coordinator, as a mentor. Closely worked with him in college placement committee and organising a management fest. He knows well how to manage people and had seen closely while organising the management event. A motivator and lets his team use its creativity for the accomplishment of the task. It was fun when we were working as a team. All these years I have followed his growth and appreciation for his professional skills. My best wishes are always with him.
Vijay is a phenomenal human being, always positive and full of energy. People, especially employees who get trained under him just love him for his interactive training style and flawless delivery. At Urban Ladder, Vijay helped in building the UL culture in operation and also made it the most customer-obsessed operations team that I have see till date. He has a unique skill of understanding people, empathising with them and building programs which are most effective for learning and bringing about change. He builds long lasting bond with his students as well, enriching their lives with knowledge and career advise.
Head-Supply Chain Center at Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd.
Its relatively rare to come across professionals who are not only passionate about their craft but are also naturally gifted with all the skills required to be extremely good at it. Vijay is one such professional I had the pleasure of working with at UL. Undying faith in people development as a field and naturally gifted with people understanding made a killer combination. His contribution towards setting up customer centricity as part life resulted in UL ladder setting benchmarks in customer service and repeated the same when we set up our retail stores. Extremely good manager and in-depth understanding of business makes him an asset to any organisation.
Director & Head Human Resources at Urban Ladder
Vijay is gifted with amazing ability to effortlessly connect with any audience and driving the message home. He has been instrumental in setting up a truly customer obsessed work culture at Urban Ladder. Over last five years, I had opportunity to work closely with Vijay on numerous assignments. I find his passion to do the right thing, dedication to address every minute details and enthusiasm contagious. He could easily switch across different domains and still achieve the outcome of highest quality. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with him and highly recommend him as an L&D leader.
Director at Urban Ladder
I know him since 2002 as a student of our institute IBMT and then after few more years of his completion of Masters degree in Business Management, he was working with us as Manager Training & Development. He is very cheerful, energetic and enthusiastic. We could find all qualities of an entrepreneur in him.
CEO at Management Academy for Digital Economy in India and Program Director - IBMT
Dr. VASANTHA LAKSHMI. R
Director, Customer Experience and Service Quality at Urban Ladder
Vijay and I have worked for the last 5 years strengthening the Service Quality and Customer Experience at Urban Ladder. His work in training our Delivery teams has raised industry standards across Ecommerce companies. Vijay has an innate ability to effortlessly connect with people in a room as soon as he walks in. This ability has been of immense value when he had to work with a brand new vertical at Urban Ladder. We launched retail stores in 2017, and Vijay stepped up to train every one of our Retail Sales Associates. Today, as you walk into an Urban Ladder store, you will find our Sales Associates help you find the best furniture for your home with impeccable service standards. All the credit goes to Vijay for helping us lead all learning initiatives at Urban Ladder. Vijay also is a classic epitome of open, honest and customer centric culture at UL. He has been able to train and inculcate our organizational culture across teams, across the 5 years of his work at Urban Ladder. I have enjoyed working and learning from Vijay and highly recommend him as a colleague and trainer.
At Urban Ladder, we pride ourselves on the customer focus that our teams display in decision making on all matters related to a customer's journey with UL, either directly or indirectly. A big credit for these company values goes to Vijay. Over the last five years, he has worked relentlessly to develop learning opportunities for teams across the organisation. I have always appreciated his ability to understand the nuances of human interactions and to articulate the right problem statement & build a fundamentally strong solution for the same. It was a delight to see Vijay build a strong, geographically dispersed team that was able to effectively carry forward his vision. My teams have gained a lot from what they learnt from Vijay and all the accolades and praise that they have earned from customers are a result of the cULTUre Program that Vijay built.
Supply Chain at Udaan.com
Vijay was my professor in MBA and he inspired me to take the strategic management subject seriously as a career option. He communicates exceptionally well and his leadership skills are commendable. I was fortunate enough to work under him on various initiatives during my college days - placement cell, management fest and so on. It was a great learning for me both as an individual and a leader. He constantly motivates everyone to excel in our own field. Thank you Vijay for all the guidance and support. Good luck.
Manager at ZS
Vijaya Kiran Darsi
Vijay is a natural Trainer and Motivator.I had seen him in action as a trainer and found him to be strategic,creative and highly engaging.The particpants just love him, and keep asking for more.Vijay is one of the rare new breed of L&D who are both professional and personal. He is always able to get best out of his team and they vouch for him as a genuine caring Leader. Vijay would be an great asset to any L&D organization, and I am sure will see him going places in his field.
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