T M Karthik
Corporate-er with 19 years of work experience, including senior managerial roles with Cognizant, HCL and Satyam, TMK is a co-founder at Training Sideways. TMK is professional dreamer and passionate actor – highly respected in the theatre circles and increasingly recognised by the film industry.
He is a highly experienced business and team skills trainer whose expertise lies in the channelling of Art based methodologies for personal enablement, business strategy and ideation techniques. He has conducted 100+ workshops for over 50 corporates including Vodafone, Cognizant, HCL, KPMG, HP and Mahindra among others.
Sunil Vishnu K
A theatre entrepreneur, Sunil believes in the power of marrying creativity into business, performance into strategy, and arts into management. After a marketing communications degree from MICA, and 8 years of running Evam – India’s leading arts management company, in 2011 he co-founded “Training Sideways”.
He was chosen “young performing arts entrepreneur India” and was awarded the “international fellowship in arts management” from John F Kennedy Centre for Performing Arts recently. With over 14 years of work experience, Sunil dabbles as an actor, director, voice over artiste, and CEO – avatars which he brings to training design and delivery on themes like leadership and brand value immersion to innovation and diversity. He has conducted 100+ workshops for over 50 corporates including Accenture, HSBC, Vodafone, Google, UTV and MSM (Sony) among others.
Karthik is an entrepreneur, theatre practitioner, actor, stand up comic and trainer. A chemical engineer armed with a post-graduate degree in brand management from MICA, who boldly ventured into the world of cinema, theatre and business. His journey straddles the arts and management world right from starting off India’s foremost arts entrepreneurship ‘evam’ to co-founding ‘Training Sideways’, acting on stage, in television and in cinema to being invited as a speaker to many prestigious platforms including TEDx. Karthik has more than 14 years’ experience, channelizing management into arts and mapping arts onto the management sector. He has conducted 50+ workshops for over 20 corporates including HUL, Google, CISCO and Cognizant among others.
John is a management graduate, student of the arts and professional trainer of theatre. He has worked with schools, colleges and corporates on various aspects of theatre applied to education and management. A member of ‘Passion Play International’ he was associated with Pincushion Montessori International School, Ezone India and ‘New Era Academy’- London before he joined Sideways. John is also dean of Happy Cow – evam’s venture in art-based curriculum for children’s education. John is a passionate actor specialising in Mime and an experienced business & team skills trainer with 5+ years of experience. His core areas of training include activity and game based methodologies. He has conducted 50+ workshops for over 20 corporates including Vodafone, Sterling Holidays, and Accenture among others.
Chetan Rao is a certified NLP practitioner and has over 7 years of experience in the HR consulting and the Learning and Development space.He is also a passionate actor pursuing a fulfilling career acting on stage and in television shows. His expertise as an actor and his qualifications in the Human Resource Development domain are what he brings to the format of experiential learning. His core areas of training include theatre and game based methodologies, people manager workshops and sales training among other areas.
As part of Sideways, Chetan has conducted 50+ workshops for over 25 corporates including Bajaj Finance, Aditya Birla Group, Mead Johnson Nutrition, SAP Labs, HUL and Mahindra among others.
From managing award-winning ad campaigns to managing chartbusting music on MTV, managing talented Movie Stars and Musicians to managing boardroom honchos, managing a couple of startups and managing one over enthusiastic 7-year old – Rahul Sethi has managed four very interesting decades on the planet.
He brings objective business relevance (dhande ki baat) to theoretical HR constructs translating ‘gyaan’ into actionable take-aways.
Bitten by the bug of art-based experiential training, Rahul moved Sideways in 2014 and has been delivering training programs using simulation and game-based methodologies.
Rahul has conducted 20+ workshops for clients including Bajaj Finance, Britannia, Cairn, Gera Developments, Star TV and Viacom 18 among others.
Singer-Songwriter with an entrepreneurial zeal – guitar player, theatre actor and backstage ninja. Sagar brings on board 7+ years of training experience which include delivering more that 150 workshops spread across a diverse clientele like Toyota, Intel, Sony, Airtel, VMware and many more.
A computer engineering graduate with an MBA from IIT Bombay, Sagar was an apprentice to Mr. Anil K Khandelwal, EX CMD and CEO Bank of Baroda.
With his strong interest in leadership and talent development, he initiated and developed a number of internal management training programs for the firms he was employed with. He carries with him, a deep understanding and expertise of organisational change management interventions and adult learning methodologies.
Closely associated with Mumbai and Bangalore’s theatre & film circuit, he was also a member of Thespo Theatre Unit (2011), a professional wing of QTP theatre productions at Prithvi Theatre, Juhu.
His experience in theatre & music makes him a proactive trainer with infectious energy that transcends across all his participants.
Extremely fond of music, one might bump into him at a few venues in Mumbai and Bangalore where he performs live with his Band.