An Interview with Venkataraman L.N.
As the Founder and CEO of Train My Brain® (IND) & Concepts Coach® (AUS), Anish has delivered thousands of entertaining, energizing, and engaging sessions. Helping educational institutions, corporate offices, entrepreneurs, teachers, students, and athletes alike, Anish has formed a lasting presence in the world of life improvement.
Anish is passionate about simplifying the complex, making meaningful interactions with the audience, and helping them connect the dots, all that makes him a much sought-after speaker. Listeners love his byte-sized practical strategies that they can apply both personally and professionally.
“There is no growth in comfort-zone and no comfort in growth-zone.“Anish Baheti
Anish Baheti’s Life Story
Let’s build vocabulary through the Ganga-Amnesia cup technique! Take two cups. Pour some ‘Ganga Jal’ (Ganges river water) into one and your normal tap water – let’s call it ‘Water from the Amnesia river’ – into the other. Write some words commonly used on chits of paper for example: Good, Bad, Know etc. These must be thrown into the cup holding the Amnesia river. Now express your feelings from the events of yesterday without ever using the words ‘good’, ‘bad’ and ‘know’. Think and come up with replacement words for ‘good’, ‘bad’ and ‘know’ and put those words in the cup holding ‘Ganga Jal’ as you narrate your experience in a new vocabulary.
Doesn’t the Ganga-Amnesia technique make the vocabulary building so much fun and thought provoking? This is precisely how inventive and simple Anish is in his methods of coaching people even on the most complex and abstract subjects on life. We all have experienced how stories engage us in being attentive and absorbing new information or a concept. Likewise, doing a practical activity is another great way to engage people. However the real test of understanding a concept or new information is in being able to see it and express it through application in any new situation, context or physical objects in one’s own creative ways. This understanding is possible only when the concept can be experienced through things and situations we are already familiar with. That is where Anish’s unique skill and expertise lie – to be able to break down complex, abstruse, unfamiliar and difficult concepts into ‘easy-to-grasp’ models which are relatable for the audience, making it an absorbing and long lasting experience.
Anish, to his credit, has award winning creations of ‘The Life Deck’ (from self-inquiry to self-realization) and ‘The Numb€₹$ Deck (accounting for people with non-accounting background). These are packs of 52 cards which have proven to be engaging and effective in bringing the needed skills of practical value. He plans to share his inspiring article on the same here soon. Please look forward to reading it in the coming days.
Anish’s works are the cornerstones on the teaching paradigm. This interview article is thus a wonderful opportunity to appreciate his inventive methods in coaching and his ‘Wisdom in threes.’
Anish Baheti’s Profile Summary
|Founder & CEO||Train My Brain® (IND) & Concepts Coach® (AUS)|
|Offers||Inspirational speaker and coach to professionals of all walks of life|
|Education||Anish earned his Chartered Accountant degree from ICAI and his MBA from the University of Technology, Sydney. He’s also a Certified Life Coach from Australia and a Certified Brain Mapping Practitioner from the UK.|
Anish Baheti’s Wisdom in Threes
Describe yourself in three words
Define life in three words
Three things which have been your greatest source of inspiration
Three challenges you faced in life
- It’s often taking the first leap the most challenging aspect. Being in the youngest CA list of India and abandoning a well-paid career at an MNC to start my own venture was the biggest challenge.
- Creating the deck of cards as a learning tool, while keeping it simple, playful, a time-saver, content-rich, easy to implement, and not so harsh on the wallet.
- Travelling ‘inside’.
Three ideas to build resilience to face challenges
Three essential things needed to achieve success
- Defining success
- Being grateful
- Building self-love
Top three practices and habits you would advise to young students
- Build clarity
- Find Ikigai
- Travel often
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Anish Baheti’s Awards and Recognition
- Outstanding Leadership Award in Las Vegas USA in 2022
- Best Companies Award in Dubai UAE in 2022 for Train My Brain®
- Winner of the Education and Training Award in Australia