Team Members

Dr. J M Sampath

Managing Director - Arpitha and EFIL

A voracious learner by nature, Sampath has dedicated his life in the quest for excellence in all spheres of human activity. He believes that, clarity about one’s values will help one understand one’s behavior and make change processes more effective. He has designed and developed evolutionary, leadership and excellence model and a number of tools and process which facilitates vision – value alignment in an individual’s life. His modules and tools have helped over 30,000 individuals to understand themselves over the past 3 decades. He is also an angel investor with several organizations from Ayurveda, IT to publishing.

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Dr. Kalpana Sampath

Director – Arpitha and EFIL

Education Management consultant, coach, professor and artist, Kalpana for nearly 3 decades has been helping individuals and organizations to mold their vision and elucidate their values. She has been working with several sectors in the industry from corporate personnel, government sector to working with children and education as an Education, Leadership, and Management consultant. She heads the research and content wing of Arpitha and EFIL. She has developed tools and a regular writer for cutter, conversations and leading magazines. Kalpana hold a master’s degree in classical dancing and a seasoned theater artist with extensive experience in directing plays for national television network.

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Anuradha Shivkumar

Senior Faculty – EQUBE Program

Anuradha holds master’s degree in Forensic Science, Criminology, Public Administration, and Literature with three years of professional experience as a scientist in a forensic lab in Chennai. She worked as a NIE consultant with Times of India for five years and as a spoken English trainer for six years. Anuradha has over 20 years of experience in working with children and has developed a unique way to reach children. She is passionate about wanting to make a difference and believing that children are the ultimate change makers. Being a voracious reader, Anuradha loves to interact with people from all age groups.

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Prathaap B

Director – Ground Reality Pvt Ltd

Popular as POTHOLE RAJA, a social entrepreneur, Prathaap has had varied experiences. From being a fighter pilot in the Indian Air Force for three years to becoming a master black belt in ‘Lean Six Sigma’, Prathaap has been a voracious learner for knowledge and excellence throughout his life that has led him to be a specialist in being an Entrepreneur, Strategist, Methodology and Framework architect, Consultant, Compliance management, Design, Process Control, Improvement & Re-engineering Certifications, Coach & Trainer. He is warm and affable by nature and his high level of patience and endurance which has made him to reach out to all ages and levels of professionals. He is an interesting orator and easily reached out to children through technology and process management.

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Ayesha Nishath

A Life Science graduate and PG in Fashion Design, with 14 years of corporate experience - NLP (Natural language processing) scientific content and (entrepreneur for a couple of years) designer women’s clothing (passion continues in free time), Ayesha also has many other certifications in various other fields like export –import & merchandise, Brain-Bench medical coding etc. She is passionate about learning new things and being at pace with present time and believes in being self-motivated and proactive. She is a creative person who believes in accepting challenges of life and strives towards achieving set goals. She is faculty as well as Coordinator for EQUBE program

Nikhil Somashekar

An Entrepreneur striving to make the business world smile... His life purpose is to - Heal the world, to make a better place, for you and for me and the entire the human sung by Michael Jackson. His life vision - Generate Smiles, Multiply Smiles...on the planet.

Nikhil through his firm 'Swasth Consulting' works towards ‘generating smiles & multiplying smiles’ in the SME business world as a Mentor, Guide, Trainer, and Coach for Manufacturing organizations across India in the area of Business Heath (Swasthya) and Strategy. He is a qualified - BE(Mechanical) and MS (Manufacturing mgmt) with several years of experience in Bosch and other organizations.

An avid sports lover and Nature enthusiast who loves to lose himself in Trekking, Bird watching, Night sky watching, Rappelling, Swimming, Cricket, and TT. That apart, he pursues to multiply smiles among the underprivileged patients in need of Critical health care by supporting them in various capacities based on their individual needs from diagnosis to recovery.

Lakshmi RJ

Lakshmi RJ is an Electronics and Communication engineer having experience in the field of Logistics, Management, training and teaching. She has been helping children of age 5 to 14 years learn concepts through various hands on activities. The demand for an understanding between the teacher and child led her to get trained in teaching life education from EFIL. Her happiness in working with children comes from their curiosity to know, observe, and think with the analytical mind in the learning situations. She is also a trained Counselor and Special Educator.

Rashmi Deshpande

Tejaswini Karthik

Sudha Rani

Kusuma Narayan

Deepa Bhat