The team at Ether Ventures consists of an eclectic mix of people from the armed forces, HR and outbound specialists. The common thread that binds everyone is their love for facilitation, outbound programs and learning.
Sameer Thakkar has been conducting soft skills and experiential learning programs/ workshops for over 8 years with Ether Ventures. He conducts mid to senior-level employee programs for corporates focusing on team building, goal setting, leadership and a host of other objective-driven learning needs.
Sameer has completed over 7000+ man-hours of training and facilitation and has conducted programs both within India and internationally. He strives to understand the dynamics of the team and its functioning before customizing the workshops or programs for organizations. He believes in a simple approach of learn, unlearn and relearn to help teams understand their strengths and work on improving shortfalls. A visual and kinesthetic person himself, he adds fun to learning and passion to his facilitation approach to make programs memorable.
Sameer has done his masters in business administration from an international university and has worked with some of the most reputed multinational companies in various capacities.
Colonel S K Murthy
Col S K Murthy is a Mechanical Engineer extensively trained in India and abroad. He has carried out training throughout his career in the Army, corporate sector and with the UN. As Operations Manager of one of the largest ever programme by UNDP in Northern Iraq and in the Sudan, he has provided leadership and carried out extensive outbound learning programmes for the National / International staff and regional groups to build cohesive effective teams.
Major Preeti Ahuja
As an alumnus of the Officers Training Academy (Chennai) and having served in the Indian Army for 10 years, Preeti has vast experience in Administration, Human Resource Management, Logistics and Inventory Management in peace time and military operations. The administration and logistics would be driving everyone insane if it hadn’t been for the skilled management of Maj Preeti.
Adventure and Safety Instructors
Apart from the facilitation team, there is also the ever-growing band of adventurers. All the Adventure Instructors of Ether Ventures are young and enthusiastic. They are all qualified from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (Darjeeling) and Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (Uttarkashi). These outdoor enthusiasts are equipped to handle adventure gear with as much dexterity as responding to sudden emergencies. The quiet background support extended by this team is indispensable for the success of Outbound Learning Programs.