With two years of experience and a rapidly growing presence in India, Gladwell Academy has decided to expand its India team with a dedicated Marketing and Sales department. After Agility gurus and longtime friends Anand Murthy Raj and Sathyanarayana H R, now Mansi Mansharamani and Anoop Upadhyaya have also joined Gladwell India. Ambition hangs thick in the air…!
Both Mansi and Anoop have extensive experience in bringing Agile practices to the market: Mansi leverages many years of hands-on experience with building multiple-teams campaigns, helping startups clock first sales across the domains of consulting, training and conferences. Anoop is deeply involved with the substance of Agility, promoting Agile trainings since 2010.
He says: “People know quite well that Anand Murthy Raj is a thought leader for corporate Agility, but the fact that he works with Gladwell Academy is less known to them. To get the Gladwell Academy brand top-of-mind with Indian professionals is what Mansi and I are working towards.”
Focus for the time being is on several cities: Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, New Delhi and Pune, where our trainings are also doing quite well. Regarding courses the effort focuses on SPC, SAFe Dev/Ops, SAFe for Scrum Masters and other SAFe-related content.
While Mansi is based in New Delhi and Anoop is based in Bangalore, the two operate as a tight-knit team, working with Anand Murthy Raj and Sathya H R, with Kiran Kaur Singh as their main contact on the Dutch end.
“Go out and get it.”
CEO Miranda Goossens welcomes the addition with a beaming smile: “I’m thrilled and honored that our trainings are finding their way to Indian audiences. We’ve acquainted hundreds of Indian professionals through our trainings, and there are thousands more to meet and engage.
The Indian people I’ve met so far have given me a sense of real urgency and drive, a drive that mirrors my own as an entrepreneur. Europeans can sometimes seem complacent by comparison: a gap year here, a doubt there, a reservation such and so. With the Indians I meet, no such hesitance: you discover what it is you want, and then you go out and get it.”
From Delhi to Bangalore
Mansi mainly busies herself mainly with in-house trainings and marketing for the Asia Pacific region, as well as with coaching and consulting. Meanwhile, Anoop looks primarily to the open enrollment channels. The team convenes regularly over the web, with Zoom.com as the most successful connection tool.
Both of them have high hopes for the months to come: “Indian businesses are unlike any other, embracing Agility at a thrilling pace…! We look forward to bringing the new way of working to Indian businesses via the Gladwell Academy brand.”