“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
Breaking away from traditional topics this week we would like to celebrate the completion of a landmark through this blog. The seven year mark is considered by many to be a renewal of cycles and a stage where both the mind and body seek change. Bodhih recently completed this significant landmark and we look back on what has been an incredible journey. Bodhih started in 2007 with a vision to tap into the vast potential that training provides and create a strong presence in the training field. Like many start-ups, the timing of the start wasn’t exactly the best. We were entering a space that was dominated by big, well-known and established training companies. We were entering a space where the entry barriers may be low , but the chances of thriving and surviving are minimal. Finally, we could not have picked a more challenging year to start. The world was in the throes of a global depression, the likes of which had not been experienced since the Great Depression of the 20’s. It required real conviction in our plans and ideas to start operating at this point in time.
The risks that we took and the effort that we put in during the initial periods have paid off handsomely. We have gone from strength to strength and acquired over 500 clients, across different sectors. We have consulted with over a 1000 individuals and companies and amassed a wealth of knowledge along the way. We have worked with prestigious names like IIM (B), ISRO, HP, Microsoft, Daimler, GSK, Apollo Munich, Suzlon and Siemens to name a few. It would be honest to say that it is a feat that was beyond our imagination in the early stages.
We have also shown growth in ways more than one. The sign of a developing company, much like an individual is the ability to constantly transform and go beyond comfort zones. We initially started as a training organisation, but over the years we have evolved to become a company that does more than just train. Today, we have the capacity to consult, conduct Organisational Development projects, do assessments and web based training.
We have begun to carve for ourselves a distinct name in the training market and people are increasingly seeing the value that we bring to training programs. We are consistently being recognised as a training company that conducts programs that are practical and experiential, leading to an internalisation of intended skills. We also bring to our training workshops cutting edge knowledge and concepts, thanks to the fact that we are constantly interacting with the top training minds in the country. We are also being given credit for using content and techniques that have been thoroughly researched and validates in actual workshop situations.
The journey over the last seven years has been both challenging and rewarding. We have, as an organisation, experienced the highest highs and lowest lows. But, the litmus test over the years has been our ability to constantly grow and thrive in tough times and we don’t foresee it being any different in the years to come. I can, however, say with absolute conviction that for most of us this has been a learning experience and one that has been educational on many counts. We look forward to the lessons and learning’s that the next decade is likely to bring.
We would like to hear about your individual training journeys this week, the growth that you have seen in your own training style over the years and where you see yourselves going.