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Sonu Rathore

Sonu Rathore

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I come from a middle class background born and brought up in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. My family was a joint family and lot of emphasis was given to values. My father was a business man and mother was a teacher. I am the eldest in the family and have 2 younger sisters.
Prized Accomplishment(s):
I am very proud of what I could do coming from a small city and today running a company as an enterprenur. I did my graduation in Arts and did my Diploma in Systems Manamgent in 1990 together. Moving from Programmer to becoming Vice President-Business Excellence at Birlasoft was a high point.
Other Thoughts:
I am very proud of what I achieved in these 20 years, lot of my team members took learning and women employees could see how one can manage both home and office and make balance.
Changes In The Professional Environment:
The professional environment has changed quite a bit. Today you need to work with global companies, multi culture, languages. One needs to be always above the mark on technology. You need to Energetic so that you can Energise people around you.
The Decisions That Matter
I have made 2 important decisions, one after 5 years in a user based company I moved to an IT company and worked for next 15 years in IT companies. Second I left my job at a time when my children needed me most. My son was in Class X and I wanted to spend time with him, and started consulting firm.
Role Model:
My ex CEO Mr Kamal Mansharmani is my Role Model. I am inspired by his energy and his attitude of never letting go. His humane nature and people skills make him one of the finest CEOs. I want to work till I live and has same level of energy
Job Profile:
I am the Founder and PRincipal Consultant at S4R Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd. I am running this company for last 2 years and have taken up multiple consulting assignments and Training assignments in India and Abroad . We take up consulting work in Strategy, Six Sigma, Project management,Security
Plans For The Future:
I would like to get into Social innovation and would like to see my self as Social Entreprenur
Career Profile:
My previous role was a Leadership Role where across the organization I was responsible to bring effectiveness. Today I do similar stuff with other organizations and help them define a roadmap, train them, coach people to achieve efficiency.
Working Life Management:
I take out separate time out for my children and family. I do not work on Weekends. I have spent lot of time with my son during his board exams for class xii and preparing for entrance exams. I spent time with my daughter on reading books, discussions, playing games and in studies.
Done Differently:
I would do MBA after 2 years of work and learn some more languages. I would probably start entreprenurship journey little earlier than what I have started today.
Degrees That Matter:
MBA, Black Belt, Certified Auditors, how to coach people.
Advice For New Professionals:
Today people want things fast. They want in one year big car, big house and want to become VPs in 5 years time. Today professionals do not want to spend time in one job and they want to hop which is not good. India needs to grow and that can happen only if we will have expertise deep down. Be an SME
Required Reading:
REad Winning by Jack Welch, REad Goal, to keep abreast one must know what are some of the best practices happening across. Join forums like PMI , Nasscom, Nasscom Startup forum.
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