An MBA (Marketing) from Symbiosis, Pune. With over 30 years experience with 14 years of industry experience in diverse fields of manufacture, business excellence, quality control and sales and marketing in the FMCG industry having worked with Cadbury, Tata Tea & Tetley besides training and development. Having lived and worked in India, Middle East, he has a multi-cultural exposure having led European, ME & Indian teams of diverse overseas staff and also handled multi-location teams as large as 14,000 staff in India. Gave up his corporate life to follow his passion for outdoors and facilitation of learning. 16 yrs experience in facilitation of experiential learning and development. Has personally conducted over 720 workshops with more than 21,600 participants across industries like Telecom, Retail banking, Investment Banking, Private Banking, FMCG, Pharmaceutical, Insurance, Infrastructure, Consulting, Medical Services, NGOs, Media, Petroleum, Automobiles, Retail, IT, BPO, Manufacturing and Youth Development at B schools. Ashish has also extensively conducted workshops in life skills for 6 telecom service providers in India & Middle East across regional circles, levels and functions. Gold awardee of DEAS (Duke of Edinburgh Scheme) for adventure, community service and outdoor learning systems. Adventure Mountaineering Course from H.M.I., Darjeeling. Fond of people and spends a lot of his free time mountain biking and river rafting!!
Simran Kaul has an overall 20 years of experience post her graduation in Political Science & Sociology and Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations from Symbiosis Institute Of Management, India. Having worked in the advertising industry for a few years , she was also actively involved in social & a philanthropic project called DARE which rehabilitated children with special needs. This was a TATA NGO in India driving a business project with revenue being used to rehabilitate children with special needs. In a few years, Simran prioritized to set up a learning consultancy providing proficiency in life skills and became a co founder at Destination Outdoors. Worked extensively as a facilitator with youth development programmes comprising high school and graduate level students. Actively involved as CFO and Faculty HR head, she forms the backbone at Destination Outdoors.
Dinesh is a Commerce and a Hotel Management graduate with over 16 years of corporate experience. He has worked in Leadership positions in Retail and Hospitality with organizations such as Hotel President, Crossword, Reliance Retail, Landmark Group, Hypercity and Bestseller India. His career has a good mix of business roles along with his experience in the L&D function. As a trainer he has over 12 years of rich experience including an international stint which has helped him develop into a fine facilitator. Dinesh has added value to various organizations’ operations and capability development programs apart from building a culture of performance within various teams. As an independent consultant now, Dinesh is engaged with Destination Outdoors Learning Systems Pvt. Ltd. in the capacity of a facilitator and also supports with various clients during the pre or post workshop phase with Destination Outdoors Learning Systems. He has supported many up-skilling and Train the Trainer interventions across organizations which organizations have leveraged wholesomely. Dinesh has a musical chord in him - apart from singing, he also plays many a musical instruments in his leisure hours. He is a passionate traveler and routinely explores one new place every year.
Leading HR strategy to drive organizational results, building highly motivated teams, through a conscious culture of learning and engagement has been the focus of Sameera’s corporate work. She has been in various roles through her career & have been instrumental in driving and facilitating HR strategy, organizational development, talent management and employee engagement. She is a certified coach with certification from The Leadership Circle Group. Typically this would involve 360 degree assessments with experiential workshops, culture surveys and one to one coaching for the participants. Sameera is a trained facilitator from DDI and is also certified to lead the Science of Happiness Course from University of California, Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Centre. In her personal life, she has been associated with the Ramakrishna Mission for more than 3 decades which having formulated by Swami Vivekananda has strongly influenced her teenage years. It has taken her to the most underprivileged sections of society. She is also a Reiki healer, tarot reader, mindfulness coach, yoga enthusiast, EFT practitioner – but most of all she is a seeker. This combination of experiences – corporate and deeply spiritual – allows her to understand and empathize with typical issues of corporate life – stress, anxiety, procrastination, isolation, conflict and basic dissonance.
A post-graduate in management from IMS, Bikaner, Shilpa has worked for more than a decade as pharmaceutical professional. Having worked in the Sales and Marketing functions of Cipla Limited and Unichem Laboratories Ltd, she has a vast experience in medico-marketing trainings. She is an avid reader and is proud of her mini-library. An observer of life and surroundings, Shilpa is a Blogger too.
Gayatri Joshi has completed her MBA (Finance) from Vivekanand Institute of Management attached to Mumbai University after completing her Bachelors in Commerce. She has also done a Professional Diploma in Software Technology & Systems Management from NIIT. In her 18 years of work experience, she has worked for 5 years in the Corporate world with companies like SHCIL, Siemens, etc. Having a keen desire to be a part of ‘People Development’, Gayatri took a conscious decision to move out of a lucrative career in finance and made a meaningful debut in Training & Development. She has been in the training industry for the last 13 years and specializes in facilitation of Behavioral Interventions in Classroom and Outbound format. Gayatri is an avid reader and believes that “A home without Books is like a body without Soul”. She loves to Sing and Dance - if you call head banging dancing!!
Indronil is a HR professional who has over one and half decades of corporate experience, in which he has been in leadership and strategy oriented roles within the IT services and retail sectors. His core competency lies in scaling and managing start ups which has been working with a few in his second innings as an HR Advisor to the owners of various start ups in the retail sector. With Destination Outdoors Learning Systems, he not only manages the relationships based out of Western India but will support in customization of the program, basis on the client's requirements.
Uzma is a seasoned and multi-skilled HR professional and facilitator with 20+ years experience as a Subject Matter Expert in leadership, organization development and organization effectiveness. She has participated in significant international projects geared towards maximizing the human potential in organizations such as Zain (in Kuwait, Middle East & African subsidiaries), Global Investment House, Gulf Franchising Co. and Infocenter. She has collaborated in multiple projects that encompasses areas of management and leadership assessments, executive development, employee engagement, establishing organizational culture, as well as developing and delivering various HR intervention tools and training programs.
Trained in dancing and teaching with Shiamak Davar for 10+ years, with over 6+ years acting work experience and 1000+ successful shows as Main Lead in the Biggest Bollywood Musical "Zangoora - The Gypsy Prince" at The Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon, 1300 Shows as Main lead & Parallel Lead in another Bollywood Musical "Jhumroo“ at The Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon, Vishay comes with his vast and invaluable experience as our partner for Choreography. He has also done a cameo role in the Movie “PK” and trained Celebrities like ShahRukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Salman Khan,etc for various awards shows choreographed by Shiamak Davar. He has also been a Senior Dance Captain for Closing Ceremony of Common Wealth Games 2010 – Delhi (choreographed 900 Participants). He is also trained in aerial , harness and tissue work.
One of our young team members, bursting with energy. A choreographer, storyteller and creative head, she has worked with Shiamak Dawar for six years. Her motto is “ live life king size” Evelyn has been in the entertainment industry, a theatre artist besides her dancing skills, she has also been a DJ besides having an experience in the telecom industry for 3 years!!
Basic and advance level of mountaineering from NIM, Uttarkashi. Yogesh has done a lot of work around Leadership development with youth in Maharashtra. Yogesh is an avid mountaineer and routinely takes off to the mountains. He is also fond of biking and adventure trips. As a Program Assistant with DOLS, Yogesh essentially is the bridge between the Outdoor Team and the Lead Faculty in terms of ensuring seamless synchronization
Basic and advance level of mountaineering from NIM, Uttarkashi. A trained instructor with 15 yrs of experience in the outdoors leadership development support systems!! Extremely process driven in administering simulations which precipitates life skills. He heads the outdoor team for DOLS Pan India
Basic level of mountaineering from NIM with 15 years experience. The quiet one and extremely process driven on safety compliances. Also handles logistics for DOLS for the North & East regions.
Basic level of mountaineering from NIM with more than 5 years experience. A keen observer and a very process driven mountaineer.
18 yrs of outdoor support experience in conducting youth camps, corporate outbound workshops, adventure based events shooting for ads & movies. Certified advance level of mountaineering from HMI, Ashish is passionate about rock climbing and has led more than 65 climbing expeditions & opened more than 22 virgin rock climbing routes at Sahyadri. Heads the Outdoor support team for DOLS in the west & south regions.
Basic course in mountaineering from Sahyadri, a very quiet and efficient executor at outdoor experiential learning workshops. Devi is very meticulous and also looks after safety logs at Destination Outdoors and his role is that of an adventure coordinator. Manages logistics for DOLS in the West.
Basic level of mountaineering from NIM with more than 12 years experience. A keen observer and very process driven mountaineer.