Avinash Ananda is an internationally renowned master behavioral trainer, leadership guru, motivational keynote speaker, management consultant, author and happiness coach.
Avinash's mission is to help individuals and organisations to maximise their personal and professional productivity, optimise their potential and enhance their quality of life.
Acknowledged by professionals and the media as a 'guru of gurus', Avinash Ananda has personally coached and mentored over 100 behavioral trainers and leaders. He has also trained over 300,000 people from all walks of life in all aspects of behavioral sciences training in over 20 years. His clients include students, educationists, theatre, sports & film personalities, C.E.O.s, security forces personnel including the police, high court judges, executives at all levels from government bodies / organizations, and major corporations worldwide. He has trained individuals from several organizations that span over 15 countries in Asia, Europe and North America and over 12 industries including I.T., I.T.E.S., Pharmaceuticals, Hospitality, Government, Banking, Education, Film, Tourism, Construction, FMCG and Retail.
Avinash Ananda has studied, researched, written and conducted highly effective training programs on Leadership, Happiness, Communication, Persuasion, Team-bonding, Goal setting, Creativity, Strategy, Thinking Skills, Positive Attitude, Self Confidence, Building Trust, Stress Management, Emotion Management, Presentation & Facilitation Skills, Personality Development, Assertiveness, Time Management, Discipline, Success and Excellence. His much-in-demand international certification signature one day programs are 'How Happiness Happens', 'Art of Leadership' and 'A.S.K. (Attitudes, Skills & Knowledge) for Success' which bring about immediate and lasting results. He also conducts 'Meta Mind Mastery', a one-to-one executive coaching and mentoring program which focuses on achieving and sustaining high levels of customised 'mind fitness'.
Avinash's teachings draw from a spectrum of spheres including eastern wisdom and the latest in western management thought. His eclectic interests include zen, vipassana meditation, hypnosis, reiki, lateral thinking, NLP, synergogy, psychology of branding, motivation and philosophy. Avinash's teachings are practical, easy to implement, inspirational and life-changing. His style of training is very unique. It is fun, experiential, engaging, dramatic, interactive, fast-paced, motivational and infused with humor. He seamlessly blends theoretical concepts, business strategies, relevant real-life examples and individual action plans. He works at both the mindset and skill-sets levels aligning organisational core values and vision to individual beliefs. Using the latest in Neurosciences and Positive Psychology, in his training, Avinash programs the sub-conscious minds of the participants with key learnings and take-aways while simultaneously engaging their conscious minds through game-based learning and improvised theatrical presentations for maximum impact and retention in minimum time frames. This assures a high return on training investment.
Whether it is an internal strategy meet, a team-building off-site retreat, a business conference or an annual celebration event of over 4000 people, Avinash's ability to consistently 'WOW' his audiences and deliver tremendous value, makes him most sought after in the professional speaking industry.
Avinash Ananda is the Founder Director of Global Academy of Meta Mind Management (GAMMA) dedicated to the research and teaching of ‘Alignment - centered Happiness’ and the direct relationship between happiness and productivity. He is also the co-creator of the applied behavioral science of Meta Mind Management. Avinash is Chairman of The International Institute of Personality Development (IIPD) focused on training the youth to achieve success in life. He is also the Dean of Management Institute of Behavioral Sciences (MIBS), which offers year-long international post graduate programs on Leadership to enhance employability and entrepreneurial skills.
Avinash Ananda believes that for true alchemical transformation to happen in an organisation, all employees at all levels must be trained, from CEO to the sweeper; training efforts must have the support of top management; and that training strategies must be aligned to business goals and organisational values. To actualise this ideal, he partners with and consults for organisations to invest in setting up a measurable training system and develop trainers within the company to sustain the effort of creating a culture of excellence over time. Avinash Ananda provides his expertise and his academy's team of trainers to help create such a result-oriented system within the organisation. He also consults for business heads to provide practical solutions to positively impact productivity and profitability.
Prior to founding his academy, Avinash Ananda has had corporate, consulting, training and entrepreneurial experience in Marketing, Advertising and Sales. He also trained senior management on strategy and innovation as senior faculty for a Harvard Business School Certification Program.
A recipient of several scholarships and awards, including Rotary International Scholarship for study in North America, Avinash has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations and a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology. His professional studies include several certification training courses and post graduate programs in Management and Communication at institutions including the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (I.I.M.A.). Avinash Ananda has been personally mentored for over 30 years in Human Resources Development by Professor Rooshikumar Pandya, a pioneer in the field in India.
Avinash also spends time in community and national affairs. He trains gratis at several NGOs that work with orphanages, senior citizen homes and street children. He loves to travel and spends his free time reading, writing, cartooning and with his family.