Alchemy strives to be a Collaboration Ideal; a group of Expert Consultants and Coaches who believe in Alchemy’s Purpose and Core Values. This global network is alive in major cities of the modern world. Our consultants and coaches based at different geographic locations, while specializing in their respective chosen field of expertise, also represent the collective bandwidth of Alchemy global network. For the past 16 years, we have used our expertise and passion to transform clients to become better people, higher performers, efficient managers and balanced leaders.
“Discover the alchemist within”
Our core belief is that an alchemist resides within every single individual, team and organization. We facilitate the process of discovering the alchemist within, defining what is ‘gold’ to each individual entity and the journey towards finding their respective gold. By introducing the process of self-discovery and self-development; a process that focuses on leveraging strengths, overcoming the limiting beliefs, making the right decisions, acting at the right time, taking accountability for outcomes and delivering results that exceed expectations are some of the outcomes we ensure.
Meet Our Team
Jayshree Kirtane - Executive Director
Jayshree holds a strong belief in universal goodness and is deeply committed to her clients’ personal growth. Originally a mathematical Economist, Jayshree rewrote her life-script 15 years back and chose to become a facilitator of human processes. About 5000 participants have gained from her expertise in globally renowned psychometric instruments such as MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator), FIRO-B (Fundamental Interpersonal Relationship Orientation), Belbin Role Inventory, BEI – Behavioral Event Interview, Thomas Kilmann (Conflict Management) Inventory etc . She uses these tools in combination with other techniques such as NLP, Appreciative Inquiry etc. to bring the best possible benefit to her clients. Her insightful processing of experiential data make her interventions relevant, meaningful and effective.
With close to 3000 hours of coaching to her credit, Jayshree is a certified coach – PCC by ICF. Clients experience Jayshree as a Harmonizing Coach-harmonizing the dichotomies of task and relationships, agility and stability, creativity and certainty, freedom and discipline, uniqueness and unification. It is implicit that such balancing leads to extraordinary results, both for individuals and for organizations. Leaders find her coaching style inspiring!
In her role as Director, Programs at ICF Pune chapter, Jayshree pays forward to the coaching community.
Mangesh Kirtane - Chief Mentor
Mangesh is a co-owner of Alchemy, a Consulting firm specializing in Advisory, Leadership/Organizational Assessment & Executive Coaching and also a co-owner of Pegasus Institute, Pune, a Residential Training Institute specializing in Experiential Learning Programs.
Mangesh has performed Advisory & Consulting roles with Persistent Systems, Compulink, Jopasana, Tally, Realty Automation and Vardhaman Fertilizers.
Mangesh is a member of ICF (International Coaching Federation) and Director-Partnerships & Special Events, for the Pune ICF.
V M Ramalingam - Mentor
Dean, Professional Development of Indian Society for Applied Behavioral Science (ISABS), Ram is a qualified facilitator of Human Process Laboratories (T-Groups). He is trained for HRD Facilitation, O.D. interventions, and Assessment (Development) Centre in organizations. He is a co-facilitator of Programs in the NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Science, USA. Ram is certified by “6 Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network, USA” as a trainer and coach in emotional Intelligence (EQ Coach). He has gone through the Residential Advanced Program of “Noble Manhattan Coaching Ltd, UK. He is qualified from NTL on ‘Whole System Change’, ‘Appreciative Inquiry’. He has participated in the programs of the Cape Cod Institute, facilitated by Dr. Edgar Schein (Process Consultation), Dr. Margaret Wheatley and Dannemiller Associates (Coaching for wholeness).
He is on the Governing Council of Bion Institute, India. He is one of the most respected Director and Staff of Group Relations Conferences (GRCs).
V M Ramalingam
Shrikant Dikhale - Principal Consultant
Prior to joining Nerolac, Shrikant had a long tenure with Siemens in various functions ranging from Costing, Internal audit, Manufacturing HR to Head Office. Shrikant firmly believes that any HR initiative must result in positive growth either in the Top or Bottom Line of the business.
Shrikant is well-connected with many educational institutions, where he visits, lectures and also guides students and teaching community. He is an inspiring leader.
Most recently, Shrikant is appointed as Advisor Global HR, Kansai Paint Group, Japan.
A Ramakrishnan - Principal Consultant
Ramkey received his MBA from Ross School Of Business, University of Michigan and from London Business School. He is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and Cost &
Management Accountant of India and spent his initial years working in Accounting, Audit & Consulting in India & Middle East. He is also an ACC Level coach certified by
the International Coach Federation (ICF).
He has mentored many in his working life and continues to mentor enterprises with social impact and senior executives in Startups. He also serves as a Managing Trustee at Rasikapriya Fine Arts Academy, a non-profit trust bringing music and musicians closer to audience in South Chennai, India.
Ravindra Thatte - Principal Consultant
Ravi brings with him over 30 years international management experience at diverse functions and levels of an organisation, both as Entrepreneur and as a senior management person for Siemens worldwide. His industry exposure includes Telecom, Power Generation and Distribution, Information Technology, Commodity Trading, Mining, Project Consulting, Senior Management Advisory.
Ravi’s experience and skill-sets include Business Coaching, Start-up support, Strategic/Operational Planning, Management of Manufacturing environments, Strategic Costing Systems, Change Management, Process Optimisation, Corporate Reorganisation, Performance Management.
Ravi has a Bachelors in Commerce from the University of Bombay, an Executive Masters in Business Administration from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration (later renamed as Aalto), a Post-graduate Diploma in Electronic Business.
Prashant Raje - Advisor
Prashant has 30+ years of experience in the software industry and consulting, covering a breadth of functions from corporate strategy & planning to business and operations management, engineering management & project management. He has a breadth of working experience, having worked in India as well as the US with start-ups to large companies, from Indian companies to American multi-nationals, from small cohesive teams to large multi-geographic, multi-cultural teams, and from product to services companies. In his last full time corporate job, he was the Chief Planning Officer for a 5000+ people Outsourced Product Development company. Prior to that, he built and ran the India operations of a US based start-up and the captive offshore development center of a US based software product multi-national
Prashant has an M.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Bombay and is a B.Tech (Hons) from BITS Pilani.
Anil Kulkarni - Consultant
Having been closely associated with some of the Fortune 500 Companies, Anil has successfully managed projects totaling more than 3.5 Million Sq. M. His employment at strategic positions for a few leaders in their domains has helped him gain a Global perspective while performing locally. ‘Bringing Order to Chaos Through Systematic & Strategic Intervention’ was his motto as a Project Manager. He believed in managing projects with a ‘Stakeholder Centered’ approach as a result of which, he earned many accolades from his clients as well as colleagues.
Since mid 2013, Anil has also diversified into the domain of Coaching & has earned his colors, first from ‘Coaching & Leadership International’, Canada & then from ‘Symbiosis Coaching’, USA. He has further earned his credential as ACC from the ICF in 2018. With the motto of helping people move from ‘Being Distressed to Being De-stressed’, Anil has been working with individuals as well as small businesses in bringing ‘Balance’ back to their being.
Col. Pradeep Dalvi (Retd.) - Consultant
Pradeep has been an instructor at Army War College, Mhow, a premium Institute of the Indian Army. He is also qualified in Group Testing and Interviewing technique.
Pradeep is graduate of Defense Services Staff College, Wellington and MSc (Defense Studies) from Madras University. He is a certified Auditor from BSI in Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) ISO 22301-2012. He is also on the expert committee of Safety and security for Bombay Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Mumbai First.
Col. Pradeep Dalvi (Retd.)
Vikram Chidgopkar - Consultant
At Vibgyor Training Solutions, he manages the operations, business development and responsible for P&L of the company. His focus is mainly on sales training to engineers/front line sales force which includes value selling followed by field coaching and mentoring. In the past, Vikram also managed the execution of Professional Sales training programs both in India and across MEA region.
Before venturing out as an entrepreneur, Vikram was working as Professional Campus Manager (Sales Trainer) with Henkel Adhesive Technologies and also has previous experience as Product trainer at Henkel. He has trained more than 800 Sales engineers, 100 plus sales managers and Key Account Managers, delivered more than 400 programs and has 12000+ hours of field coaching experience as a coach and mentor.
Vikram holds a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Pune University and has a diploma in Management from IMDR. He has acquired several international certifications in the areas of Sales Training, Sales Performance Improvement. He is also a PCC by International Coaching Federation-ICF.
Smija Prashant - Consultant
She has been in the Coaching space since 2016 as an Empowerment coach for Leadership and Mindfulness. Her clientele, to name a few are Pitney Bowes, Montanari Lifts Components Pvt. Ltd., MWH Global, Amdocs, Softbridge Solutions Ltd, Central Bank, DSK Toyota, Faurecia, Baheti & Somani Associates. She has worked with educational institutions like Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), Sinhagad Institute of Management.
Smija holds a masters degree in Computer Science from Pune University. She is an ACC credentialed coach with the International Coaching Federation-ICF.
Shilpa Jahagirdar - Analyst
Shilpa Jahagirdar has a Masters in Information Technology from Mysore University and a PGD in Software technology from NCST, Bangalore. She worked with HP, Bangalore in Business Intelligence for four years and then moved into growing and developing an Architect’s firm in Mangalore.
Having experienced these different worlds, she finally decided to do what she was always passionate about, people interaction. She began her journey as a soft skills trainer, all the while searching for her true calling. She found her destination at Alchemy and began training under Jayshree for various instruments, program designs and facilitation skills. In order to further grow in this field she has undergone a course in Inspired Leadership Specialization by Case Western University.
At Alchemy, Shilpa is an Analyst. She works on Alchemy database on various psychometric instruments, analyzing it and building hypotheses. Blending her knowledge of software development with new insights in consulting, she takes care of all Alchemy surveys, corporate presentations and the CRM process.
With an enthusiastic smile and urge to learn and penchant for perfection, she has soon become an asset to our team.
Ojas Kirtane - Program Manager
Ojas decided to join Alchemy after curious participation in few group interventions. He believes that this is where he can make real difference to people’s lives.
At Alchemy, Ojas is a Program Manager. He manages all the group interventions at Alchemy and is a single point contact for all participants through the entire duration of programs.
Ojas has acquired his first certification as NLP Practitioner and is exploring to add more relevant tools to his repertoire.