Dr. Kinjal Kubavat holds a doctorate in clinical psychology having focused on emotional and mental competency of adolescents under different family situations. She has also done her graduation in education along with masters in psychology.
She has an experience of more than a decade in the areas of counseling parents, teachers and children in schools, with a social institution focusing on women development and as an independent practitioner. The long experience of dealing with people of different age groups and emotional dynamics has made her an active listener and empathetic person. At Poiesis, she engages children by making them feel and think about their emotions as well as behavior and helps them to work out ways to deal with emotions and relationships.
Ms. Sharmishtha Chakraborty is an educator, having experience of about fifteen years in various positions like a school teacher, curriculum developer, co-ordinator and Principal. She has a Masters degree in English Literature and has also studied in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE).
Her education and long experience has given her an insight into the learning process of children and their emotional well-being. It also helps her to build instant rapport with children and bring out their best in the classrooms. She has also worked closely with parents and counseled them on various developmental issues and parenting styles. At Poiesis, she interacts with children and makes them think about the success factors like habits, dealing with different emotional situations resiliently and inter-personal relations. She is also involved in session with parents.
Ms. Urvi Shah has been in the education field for more than a decade now. An avid blogger and writer, her journey in the field of education has traversed far and wide. She has taught in schools in Kerala, Vadodara, U.S.A and Ahmedabad where she was the head of school at Anand Niketan - Bodakdev campus for the past 7 years. A progressive educator, Ms. Urvi believes that life skills and a personal value system can empower children to be leaders for today and eventually be global citizens of tomorrow.
At Poiesis, she interacts with children in a very age-appropriate manner by incorporating poems, songs, stories, creative games to make them think about being systematic and responsible.
Jaya Vadhera, a Certified Happiness Growth Practitioner, a compassionate mother and a seasoned HR and Service Sector Professional having a rich experience of 31 years. She has a deep understanding of cultures and people as she has lived and worked across many states of India and UAE.
She works as a freelance language and life skills Coach offering customized modules in enhancing business communication for the executives, guides the students to kick-start their careers and mentors women & children to increase their creative thinking and writing skills along with theatrical workshops.
At Poiesis, she helps children of The Leader – One Step Ahead Program to overcome fear of public speaking and guides them in preparation and effective delivery of speech through her non-evaluative style, patience and encouragement.
Ms. Anjali Hardikar is an alumnus of TISS Mumbai and has been associated with the field of counselling for last 25 years. She has a wide experience of dealing with parents and students of different age groups on their socio – emotional needs and careers beyond school years..
She has contributed in several schools of Vadodara, Ahmedabad and at SN Kansagra, Rajkot. She has been instrumental in setting up school-wide systems and processes, creating training programs for teachers in managing the classrooms, working with students who need modifications due to their different learning abilities, conducting workshops for students on SEL and with parents on Being an effective parent. At Poiesis she has been working with children on Understanding themselves, Emotions management and Being Assertive.
Devang Patel has done his Masters in Management (MBA) from Gujarat Universitywith a specialisation in Marketing.He is associated with Xcellon Institute as Faculty Incharge, School of Business.He is pursuing his Doctoral Studies in field of Relationship Marketing from the Dharamsinh Desai University, Nadiad, Gujarat.
He carries a cumulative experience of 19 years of teaching Entrepreneurship, Services Marketing and Organizational Behaviour at leading management institutions, along with research, training and consulting.He has attended around many faculty training programs in leading IIM's and written and published teaching cases and research articles in National Journals.
Devang loves to interact with young minds and widens their horizons.At Poiesis, he evokes children to think better by unique presentations, puzzles, offering challenging situations and orienting them to a few thinking frameworks.