Archana Samarth

Archana Samarth is a clinical psychologist and a learning & development consultant. Her mission is to enable individuals to gain better insights into themselves and inspire them to channel their strengths for personal growth and enhanced emotional wellbeing.

Her accomplishments over 25 years

Range across working with children to working with employees of business organizations in leadership roles. Each experience has spanned not less than 5 years, allowing me an in-depth understanding of the dynamics involved.

"I drew on my strength as a "Connector" to break down mental barriers and helped employees connect with themselves and their environment in a more meaningful manner.

Proficiency in Psychometric Assessments enabled me to provide insights to more than 10,000 individuals."

Memorable experiences:

Working with the underprivileged and the differently-abled has helped me see the immense inherent strength and resilience possessed by human beings.

Learning & Development Experience:

L&D Consultant, VVF –India (Since 2006)

  • Designed and delivered programs to enhance behavioural competencies
  • Instituted and monitored L&D process at the manufacturing plant ( Taloja)
  • Monitored Technical and EHS training needs across the plant
  • Designed and facilitated a plant-wide initiative for enhancing process orientation
  • Conducted Psychometric Assessments and provided personal counseling and coaching
  • Organized exhibitions and programs for promoting emotional wellbeing

Aavishkar Centre For Self Enrichment

  • Designed and delivered behavioral programs for client organizations
  • Played a key role in designing and facilitating Assessment and Management Development Centres
  • Designed and conducted programs for facilitating well-being and personal growth

(Programs designed/ conducted and client –organizations are listed in the Annexure)

Clinical Experience

Aavishkar Psychiatric Clinic & Centre for Self Enrichment (Since 1994)

  • Counselling of emotionally disturbed children, teenagers and adults
  • Psychometric assessments
  • Conducted Behavioural training and Assessment Centres in Business Orgnaisations
  • Workshops for children, teenagers & adults; group work with women and senior citizens

Bal Asha Trust (1994-2006)

  • Worked with destitute children and women
  • Counselling of adoptive parents

Mona Remedial Educational Centre (1990-1997)

  • Taught slow learners
  • Remedial education for children with Specific Learning Disabilities

ANNEXURE

Training Programs conducted –

Themes:

Management Cadre

  • Leading with Emotional Intelligence
  • Effective Business Communication Skills ( 6 sessions)
  • Stress & Time Management
  • Managing Conflicts
  • Gender Sensitivity
  • Team Building
  • Working together with Transactional Analysis
  • Winning Managers (Leadership Development )
  • Enriching Relationships
  • Positive Living
  • Assertive Management
  • Managing Anger

Staff

  • Change Management
  • Balancing the roles
  • Increasing Personal Effectiveness
  • Empowerment
  • Enriching Marital life
  • Healthy Family Life & Helpful Parenting

Shop floor Workers

  • Overcoming Absenteeism
  • Enriching Relationships
  • Effective Parenting
  • Healthy Habits
  • Managing Self
  • Effective Communication
  • Stress Management

Client-Organisations:

MNC:

  • Green Planet (Dubai)
  • Teekay Shipping Ltd
  • Ecolutions Carbon India
  • Schenectady Herdillia Ltd
  • Teekay Shipping Ltd.
  • DFID (UK)
  • Cabot Chemicals
  • Perstrop Aegis Chemicals Ltd.(Vapi)

Manufacturing:

  • V V F Limited (Taloja, Daman, Kutch);
  • Bombay Dyeing (DMT Div. Patalganga)
  • Vinyl Chemicals (Mahad )
  • ESSAR Steel (Hajira)
  • Cabot Chemicals (Navi Mumbai)
  • B.P.C.L (Mahul Refinery)
  • Godrej Consumer Division

Non-Manufacturing Organisation:

  • ICCI Bank
  • Punjab National Bank (Delhi)
  • Central Bank of India (Bhopal);
  • Bank of India
  • Reserve Bank of India>
  • Crompton Greaves
  • (Crops Div)
  • Tax of India
  • Limited (Corporate)
  • International

Training Experience- Educational Institutions & other


Topics: Teacher Development, Helpful Parenting, Counselling Skills for Dieticians


Institutions: VJTI, Vidyalankar Institute of Engineering, S.I.E.S Schools , I.E.S Schools, D.A.V Schools, Talawlakar’s Gymnasium


Teaching Experience (Visiting Faculty):

  • Counselling Skills for Dip. Counselling, TISS
  • Human Skills for Bachelor of Management Studies, S.I.W.S College
  • Psychometric Testing & Counselling for P.G.D.C, S.I.E.S College
  • Psychology for Dilkhush Teacher’s Training Institute for Special Education
  • Psychometric Assessments for Certificate Course, Aavishkar Centre For Self Enrichment