Soft skills, or more accurately, human skills are the extension of our personality. They are the tools with which we interface with the world and a vital component of our growth and success. These skills are our superpowers, and when honed, motivate us to overcome any challenges and enhance every life experience. We, the School of Meaningful Experiences (SoME), an ed-tech organisation, have crafted a curriculum that refines your human skills and enables you to transform every experience, personal or professional, into an opportunity for growth.
SoME was started in 2018 by Dr Rakesh Godhwani, a Communication expert. His stints as adjunct faculty at IIM Bangalore, IIM Udaipur, and Ahmedabad University, along with his PhD in leadership communication, helped him devise exclusive programmes that address the unique communication and confidence needs of today’s teens and young professionals.
The foundation of our courses is our Six Cs philosophy that focuses on developing our learners’ Communication, Confidence, Collaboration, Curiosity, Competence, and Creativity. These skills are the fuel you need to win in any situation – a classroom presentation, a critical job interview, a product launch, an upskilling phase in your career, or even conducting an effective video call.
At SoME, we leverage technology in innovative ways and use Blended Learning techniques incorporating instructor-led synchronous and asynchronous teaching methods. With Communication as a driving force, we have designed result-oriented programmes around the other Cs.
The Six Cs, we believe, will empower you to confidently explore new paths to growth.
Meet the team that brings all our courses to life.
Dr Rakesh Godhwani
Founder & CEO
Dr Godhwani is the founder of the School of Meaningful Experiences. He coaches entrepreneurs, promising startups, senior managers in the industry and is an adjunct faculty at IIMB. Rakesh had worked in Wipro, Intel and Qualcomm in various profiles - product marketing, sales and business development - before he took the plunge to pursue his passion for teaching and writing.
Anuja holds a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor's in Education, and her work has mainly involved counselling and teaching. At SoME, she works as a Guide and tutor to teens and pre-teens while also helping out with content creation. In addition to thoroughly loving her work at SoME, she is passionate about theatre, music, and dance, and enjoys reading as well.
Col M K Mandanna (Retd)
Col M K Mandanna (Retd.), SM, is an Army veteran with 33 years of service. An alumnus of NDA and IMA, he got commissioned into the famous Rajputana Rifles Regiment, served in Sri Lanka as part of IPKF and commanded his unit at the Line of Control with Pakistan during the early days of the Kashmir issue. As a Guide, Col Mandanna uses his experience in the army and the corporate sector to mentor executives in communication and leadership skills.
Co-Founder & Chief People Officer
Simran left her successful corporate career 15 years ago to follow her passion for dance and is a renowned Kathak dancer. As a Guide for the Teen Prodigy and Young Orator programmes at SoME, Simran uses her immense experience as an artist to explore connections between non-verbal and verbal communications techniques, providing her learners with a well-rounded learning experience.
Urmila is a graduate of Jain University, Bangalore, and has five years of experience in personal and home tutoring. She is also a certified makeup and hairstylist. Her journey in tutoring led her to the School of Meaningful Experiences, where she currently works as a Digital Media Executive.
Murari Sharan Gupta
Murari is a devoted disciple of the renowned Pt. Birju Maharaj and an acclaimed artist in his own right. He began his journey in dance very early in life and is today a brilliant performer, creative choreographer and dedicated teacher.
Human Resources (Consultant)
With around 25 plus years of experience in HR and Operations, and having taken VRS from the role of Vice President, Chandrika still had the fire within to mentor other individuals. SoME provided an opportunity to be a mentor to learners and it was a chance she couldn’t let go.
Lead, R&D Team
Shruthi is a biotech engineer who quickly discovered her passion for education. Her specialisation in curriculum and pedagogy led her to work closely with the government education system in multiple districts of Karnataka. At SoME, she creates engaging and creative content for teen and pre-teen programmes. She is also a singer and student of Hindustani classical music.
Reuben Jacob John
Business Head - Corporates
Reuben has a degree in engineering from VJTI, Mumbai and lives on the thrills and lulls of being a back seat entrepreneur at the School of Meaningful Experiences. He is part of the business development team and heads the retail programmes.
Ashok has over four decades of experience leading key business positions in Indian and multinational operations in a range of companies. In his last executive position before retirement, for several years, he was the Managing Director – Asia Pacific at Carrier Transicold, a business unit of Carrier Corporation. He is an Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta Alumnus.
Venu has been in the packaging industry for more than 35 years and is also a Visiting Faculty at the Indian Institute of Packaging, Chennai and SIES School of Packaging. He did his Post Graduate Diploma in Printing from JJ School of Arts. In his spare time, he loves reading Akbar and Birbal stories to his naughty but adorable one-year-old grandson.
R&D Content Specialist
Meenal graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, followed by an MBA, and worked as a market researcher in the FMCG industry for over 12 years. She enjoys writing, public speaking and connecting with others, and is currently learning to speak French. In between all these, she is also living and enjoying the process called Life!
Senior Client Partner
With a BSc in Electronics and an MBA in Finance, Brinda come with a work experience of over 13 years in the forex and retail banking sector. Having taken a career break to spend quality time with her children, she has been a part of many social ventures to serve the underprivileged, working in varying capacities. She has also worked with a technology incubator focussing on healthcare startups. Reading, painting, and travelling take up her free time.
R&D Content Specialist
Rashmi did her B. Tech and M. Tech from IIT Roorkee and has around 20 years of corporate experience in the telecom companies - CDOT and Airtel.
Neha Tandon Bhatia
R&D Content Specialist
Neha has been a software professional for the last 18 years and has worked as a software developer and team lead for multi-location teams in India and the US, Canada, and Australia for top Indian software services firms.
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