Avinash Ananda is an internationally renowned master behavioral trainer, happiness strategist, success mentor, transformational key note speaker, management consultant, author and leadership guru.
Avinash’s mission is to help individuals and organizations to lead themselves to reach their next level of success using happiness principles and strategies. This enables individuals and organizations to thrive and not just survive. This path of fulfilment naturally effects maximized productivity, optimized potential and enhanced quality of life.
Acknowledged by the media and professionals as a ‘guru of gurus’, Avinash Ananda has personally coached and mentored over 200 behavioral trainers and leaders. He has also trained over 400,000 people from all walks of life in all aspects of behavioral sciences training in over 25 years.
Avinash Ananda is the Founder Director of Global Academy of Meta Mind Alignment (GAMMA), a behavioral training organization that is dedicated to the research and teaching of the relationship between happiness, leadership, human potential optimization and productivity. He is also the co-creator of the Applied Behavioral Science of Meta Mind Alignment, also called the new science of 360 degrees happiness.
Avinash is the Chairman of The International Institute of Personality Development (IIPD) focused on training the youth to develop the knowledge, mind sets and skill-sets to achieve success in life. As Dean of Management Institute of Behavioral Sciences (MIBS), Avinash heads a team of senior faculty which conducts Signature Experiential Certification Courses and Customized Training Packages on all aspects of behavioral training/coaching for over 200 organizations.
Avinash Ananda’s clients include individuals, organizations and educational institutions, they include people from all walks of life, including but not restricted to celebrities, business owners, corporate professionals from all levels of management, sales people, teachers, administrative staff, government employees, parents, students, couples, families, children, elderly people, factory workers, army, police and security personnel, athletes, sports professionals, lawyers, high-court judges, housewives, freelance professionals, authors, psychologists, educationists, politicians, counselors, artists, street children, orphans, monks, religious leaders, taxi drivers, industrialists, venture capitalists, prison inmates and jailers, and several others who share one thing in common… They are all interested in learning something more to better their quality of life… about excellence, happiness, success and/or leadership.
Avinash Ananda’s corporate clients include executives and non-executive employees at senior management, middle management and non-managerial levels of organizations of varied sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 100 conglomerates. These are from both private and public sectors as well as non-governmental organizations. His corporate clients are from business functions including but not restricted to manufacturing, sales, distribution, marketing, operations, service, research and finance, and also from industries including media, advertising, construction, FMCG, medicine, law, engineering, medical equipment, white goods manufacturers, hospitals, hospitality, information technology, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, government, banking, non-banking finance, film, theatre, events, entertainment, telecommunication, nanotechnology, biotechnology, tourism, education, airlines, food, household appliances, home décor, retail, franchise, and both renewable and non-renewable energy.
Avinash Ananda’s institutional clients include administrative, research, out-reach and teaching staff at all levels, as well as students from the entire spectrum of educational growth from kindergarten to post-graduate and doctoral levels.
Avinash’s teachings draw from a wide spectrum of spheres including time-tested eastern wisdom and the latest in western management thought. His eclectic interests include zen, vipassana meditation, hypnosis, reiki, lateral thinking, NLP, synergogy, psychology of branding, motivation and philosophy. Avinash’s teachings are practical, easy to implement, inspirational and life-changing. His style of training is very unique. It is fun, experiential, engaging, dramatic, interactive, fast-paced, motivational and infused with humor. He seamlessly blends theoretical concepts, business strategies, relevant real-life examples and individual action plans. He works at both the mindset and skill-sets levels aligning organizational core values, vision and strategies to individual beliefs and habits.
Using the latest in Neurosciences and Positive Psychology, in his training, Avinash programs the sub-conscious minds of the participants with key learnings and take-aways while simultaneously engaging their conscious minds through game-based learning and improvised theatrical presentations for maximum impact and retention in minimum time frames. This assures a high return on training investment.
Whether it is an internal strategy meet, a team-building off-site retreat, a business conference or an annual celebration event of over 4000 people, Avinash’s ability to consistently ‘WOW’ his audiences and deliver tremendous value, makes him most sought after in the professional speaking industry.
His much-in-demand international certification signature one-day programs are ‘How Happiness Happens’, ‘Art of Leadership’ and ‘A.S.K. (Attitudes, Skills & Knowledge) for Success’ and bring about immediate and lasting results. He also conducts ‘Meta Mind Mastery’, a one-to-one executive coaching and mentoring program which focuses on achieving and sustaining high levels of customized ‘mind fitness’. His year-long globally renowned ‘iLEAD – Meta Mind Leadership Development Program’ is most impactful and transformational.
Avinash Ananda believes that for true alchemical transformation to happen in an organization, all employees at all levels must be trained, from CEO to the sweeper. To actualize this ideal, he partners with and consults for organizations to invest in setting up a measurable training system to develop leaders at every level of the organization and develop trainers within the company to sustain the effort of creating a culture of excellence over time.
Prior to founding his academy, Avinash Ananda has had corporate, consulting, training and entrepreneurial experience in Marketing, Advertising and Sales. His academic education includes Graduate studies in Industrial Relations and Post Graduate studies in Organizational Psychology. His professional studies include several certification training courses and post graduate programs in Management and Communication at institutions including the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (I.I.M.A.). A recipient of several scholarships and awards, including Rotary International Scholarship for study in North America. He also trained senior management on strategy and innovation as senior faculty for a Harvard Business School Certification Program.
Avinash Ananda has been personally mentored for over 30 years in Human Resources Development by Professor Rooshikumar Pandya, a pioneer in the field in India. Avinash also volunteers his time for community and national affairs. As part of his ongoing CSR activities, he trains gratis at several NGOs that work with orphanages, senior citizen homes, physically challenged individuals and street children. He loves to travel and spends his free time meditating, reading, writing, cartooning and with his family.