We are a multi-disciplinary team with experience in strategy, operations, psychology, human resources, and the performing arts. We are constantly delighted by the way the different worlds come together to enhance leadership performance!
Dr. Sangeetha Rajan
A powerhouse of talent, skills and experience, Sangeetha combines her expertise as a qualified psychologist, a people development professional and an Indian classical dancer to bring rich, multi-disciplinary insights into TAQ. She holds a Masters in Psychology, an LLB, a PGD in PM&IR from XLRI and a PhD from TISS.Her experience in people development began with roles at Maruti and ICICI Bank and spans nearly two decades in learning and psychometrics.
She is certified to use Hogan Assessments, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and SHL’s OPQ and ability tests. Sangeetha is the recipient of the Shringar Mani title for excellence in Odissi dance, was nominated to the International Council for Dance (CID-UNESCO) in 2013, was nominated for Best Choreography at the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards 2018, and is leading a new generation of dancers at the Urban Temple Dance Repertory. She strongly believes that the arts are a celebration of the best that is humanly possible. Along with co-founder Swati Apte, she draws on principles, practices, skills and perspectives from the arts to create transformative art-based learning experiences at TAQ.
Swati Apte is the multi-talented livewire who is an equal expert in all her pursuits. A business strategy specialist with a passion for the arts, her background includes a Masters in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a former position as a McKinsey and Co. business consultant. This is juxtaposed by her years of training as a professional Odissi dancer and her active work in the NGO sector.
Swati is also the co-founder of India School-House Fund and senior adviser to Educate Girls and World Monuments Fund. She is part of the Core Team as well as Faculty of SMART (Strategic Management in Art of Theatre), India’s first and only capacity building programme for theatre groups. At TAQ, along with co-founder Dr. Sangeetha Rajan, Swati harnesses arts practices to strengthen communication, visioning and presence in the leadership of the companies/NGOs they work with. Swati is certified to use Hogan Assessments and has completed the Team Up Triad coaching programme run by the Asian Leadership Institute. She strongly believes that a combination of arts practices, organizational insights and practical experience ensures that TAQ’s programmes have a deep impact and sustained behavioural results.
AT TAQ, we work with Master Artists, who are immersed in their discipline, and are professional practitioners of their art. Their specialized insights enable us to create deeper engagements and more meaningful experiences