I am a Global Change Hacker and Lean Change agent who
1) influences organisational culture through artful interventions
2) explores how to nudge change forward by understanding and valuing different perspectives
3) believes and lives with being comfortable with uncertainty and complexity in the VUCA world today.
I am passionate about co-creating change with businesses, leadership, teams and individuals across the organisation with HR, Contracting, Business, IT and the like.
I help businesses, leadership, teams and individuals build an adaptive growth mindset and on-board them on a path to agility; agility that allows them to respond and adapt in the VUCA world today.
I have more than 22 years of experience and have been instrumental in leading change transformations globally across Singapore, Poland, the Nordic countries, Europe, UK and India with technology, insurance and financial sector organizations such as the DBS Bank, Nordea Bank Danmark.
I host a talk show on 'Perspectives of Change' that allows exploring how to nudge change forward by understanding and valuing different perspectives.
I am the conference chair of 2 global conferences that are now in India: Spark the Change India and Business Agility India.
Sarika displays very high energy and enthusiasm. She keeps the audience engaged at all times and gets the audience to participate in conversations and brings out their experience. The difference between a good trainer and a great trainer is how their experience shines through. Sarika's experience shines through with her use of anecdotes and real world examples. Overall, she is an excellent facilitator and I couldn't have asked for more.
Sarika was awesome, highly impressed by her oratory, way of demonstration and interactive workshop
Hands on with the content and confident delivery of the module.
She has excellent verbal communication skills. She keeps the audience engaged, asks questions that encourage participants to engage and knows how to get her audience to share their experience with others. Her own experience shines through
Apart from having a good command over the content of Management 3.0, Sarika, from her expererience and knowledge could share lot of ideas and practices.
Connect Query Resolving Content covering Allowing active participation from participants open to learn share and discuss
Facilitator was able to connect with us in a good way
* Open to questions any time * Training through dialogue rather than through monologue
Very experienced with Agile companies and with their processes
clarifying the underlying concepts, providing real time example, always engaged with audience
Interactive Attentive Focused
Sarika's course demonstrates her knowledge of the subject. Also she has high energy levels which make learning fun.
Excellent Presentation Skills & Energy
Good presentation Able to answer our queries
1. Sarika kept the session interesting throughout. Even on the weekend energies did not drop through the 2 days workshop.
Content of agenda was really good and exercises
global knowledge of cultures
- Explanation was good - Liked the agreements set for the workshop - Topic coverage was nice - New learning about management specially delegation
Energy, Knowledge and Coverage of the Subject Area, Practical Examples
Both facilitators are very well sync to deliver the content and activities in very interactive and engaging way. Entire two days session facilitated well balanced with theory, activities, role plays and videos. Both facilitators are excellent listeners and coaches
Professionalism Good listening skills
Engaging and inclusive conversations. Also structure thru which concepts are applied as a workout during the session.
trainer has a wealth of knowledge on the subject, the ease and the pace of the course with which she carried the session was impressive. i liked the session without a ppt presentation.
I would highly recommend Sarika for the Agile, Safe and Management trainings, she is one of the best ever trainers I have come across in my career. Her meticulous planning and practical yet fun filled methodology to train participants make the intense workshops look easy. Her industry expertise shows through real world scenarios she takes throughout the two day practical exercise. I will be able to apply the lessons learnt at my work in long run very easily. I feel that a training is successful when all the attendees discuss it during breaks/lunch and they all get involved, all the time. With a diverse group, in her training sessions, it is expected that lot of the discussion by the participants may be about the various tailored versions of AGILE that they follow in their organization. It is to Sarika’s credit that she ensures that the team is focused on the core concepts. Things delivered through training were so easy to grasp and apply on our day to day projects. They not only impart in depth knowledge about everything but also support you after the training. Her way of delivering things and sharing knowledge is entirely different. The growth is experienced in her workshops - Highly Recommended!
very experienced and positive facilitator
Interactive and engaging. Good knowledge.
1. Her explanation was short, concise and to the point. 2. She always encouraged two way communication. 3. She answers questions and cleared doubts with practical examples. 4. She kept the pace of the session good.
Facilitation skill and creating a friendly learning environment. Story telling skill to make us understand the subject better.
Made the sessions interactive
engagement with participants, bringing real life examples
Experience, presentation skills, knowledge
Had Open conversations Facilitated discussions well Enabling the participants to link it back to practical usage
Clear , well Planned and energized
Her exposure and experience in transformation and practicality of approaching change
calm, engaged, knowledgeable of her topic that she could answer any questions and clarifications. makes the workshop fun and relatable
1. Good exposure and knowledge 2. Allowed team members to discuss internally 3. Focused on topic of discussion
Interesting, jovial, friendly, good listener, good facilitation skills
Examples experience, clear definitions and time boxing
facilitation skills, great examples shared great conversations as change agent
Engaging team members into conversation
Good orator with right examples to share out of experience Excellence facilitator skill
Rich experience in training and heading change across the Enterprise with multiple org.
Persistence . Ability to convey things in different perspectives
Example & activity orianted
Engaging, approachable, knowledgeable
Facilitator was knowledgeable and experienced. She shared her relevant experiences
- Full of energy - Always paying attention to details - Encouraging discussion and real life experiences
knowledge and presentation skill
Engagement with trainees and in-depth knowledge along with real stories behind the practices.
Supportive, happy, fun loving
Facilitators were quite experienced in the industry whereby they were able to clarify all the questions that learners wanted to have deep understanding.
Very Adaptive and Awesome
Excellent Communication and Use cases
Prompt, enthusiastic, energy, patience and I felt she was very clear with her ideas
Great facilitator, good knowledge on the subject.
Clarity of Explanation, Experience Sharing & Humbleness
Very open to ideas, Helped the group learn using real life cases and examples.
1. Gave practical examples from her experience 2. Lots of exercises kept it fun filled
\"Respect\' and \'Courage \'
Good Listeners and knowledgeful
She is ready to hear out from the crowd and discuss on the topics. It was completely activity oriented, not ppt oriented.
Calm and composed, good listener, connected well with audience, open for feedback
She was always Vibrant and Happy . Also was able explain the concept simple as possible.
The way the course was structured to ensure we understand the practices was very good. The facilitators were very engaging and helped us to understand the intent of the course using the Techniques was a good hands on for us.
Real Time experience sharing
Engaged everyone throughout the workshop, interactive & Fun packed learning session.
Knowledgeable, Open, made the class active with activities.
Interest to engage folks, being mindful about the attendees who were not into Agile and its practices while explaining topics
With great communication skills, the facilitator is able to create a healthy interaction among the participants, able to create an inclusive environment .
Good narrator, good listener and good presenter too.
Trainer was extremely knowledgeable, organized, experienced, thought full,result oriented, problem solver
Good in engaging audiences.. explained and gave great examples a
Expressive, Sharing their experiences, Effectively listening to the queries of the group
trainer had some good real experiences and they were shared
Kept the discussion interesting. Discussing techniques withe real life examples.
Engaging and has a depth of past experiences to call upon.
Highly interactive, engaging
Interactive, gave good examples
Connected with the participants
Keep the audience engaged throughout the training
Engaging audience effectively, effective story telling based on the real experience.
Explaining the concept
Engaged the audience
High energy. Kept the class active
Engaging, interactive, relaxed and knows her stuff
Sarika is an amazing instructor. Kept all attendees engaged for the whole 2 days, even during the post lunch hours :). The team learning exercises were super fun. The memories will stay in mind for quite long than having to refer notes.
Keeping the participants engaged
Knowledgeable, Made the session very interactive
Stating the intent and helping the audience to come up with solution
Energetic and knowledgeable
Excellent orator with command and knowledge
Activity based learning
Sarika used lot of real time examples and she rightly coupled them in the workshop context
Facilitated all tools and techniques very well
Communication, Listening Skills, Mastery on the Subject and Excellent and Relevant Examples
Energetic, Engaging, People friendly, Fluent and more.
Clarity on the topics and lots of practical insights
Confident and engaging
• Sarika is good, balanced, experienced, had appropriate examples to explain the questions from the attendees. • She ensured 2-way communication all through thereby ensuring the session was all engaging and fun. • Her talk was making sense and her co-relation of practices with relevant examples made the learning more practical.
Great in detailing things Good facilitator Curious Focused on what people need
She did a good job especially covered the concepts through activities.
She was good in sharing experiences, very good with explaining the why part of things. I was impressed how the activities were evenly distributed and linked. She made us all reflect how change effects.
Hands on, knowledgeable.
Articulation and well explained concepts.
Engaging, interactive, fun and more importantly lot of opportunity to have open communication
Energetic and spreading it to all throughout the 2 full days. The way she kept us engage in the whole workshop that not even a single yawning soul was there. All with our real time use cases that we could immediately relate to.
Time Management, Engaging the crowd, Techniques of Training From the back of the room, Good case studies
Has high energy and very good knowledge
Very good facilitator, having sound knowledge in LEAN change management.
To keep everyone engaged, clarity on what could be expected out of the workshop and patience in making sure everyone's concerns are addressed either in class or offline!
Sharing a lot of practical examples
Explaining the content via activities
The two day workshop was fun filled and lots of learning. Sarika was sharing her real life experience in implementing Lean Change Management. Also it was good to see that she was respecting client agreement thereby not revealing the client name rather sharing the situation and how she experimented with LCM. Keeping the participants engaged. Connecting the dots i.e. the flow and giving apt examples. The best part was Sarika agreeing to experiment along with me by being my coach on Lean Change.
I liked her experience in the industry.
Good and vast experience. Was able to connect well with the members. Very interactive session
Engaging , sharing real life experience
Open discussion, case studies, taught tools and techniques through active team participation, different varied perspectives and timeboxing. The session was entirely interesting and practical/real-time scenarios
Explanation with real example and creating an environment to share the experience
Excellent communication skills and experience
Good communication. Explains the topic with examples/stories. Appropriate answer to the asked queries. Maintaining the joyful and healthy training environment.
Good presentation skill. Shared practical experience and different situations
Sarika is a very excellent facilitator with very good knowledge of agile development and agile leadership. Her communication and engaging skills are best.
Engagement of people Storytelling Interactive learning
Very resourceful, good in explaining things plus getting participants engaged.
Strong Coaching Background Super Facilitation Interactive
Visual, Interactive and expressive
high energy, knowledgable, friendly, very enthusiastic for the topic, fun!
Good balance of facilitation and practise, with knowledge sharing and giving plentiful concrete examples.
Welcoming and friendly facilitator, open and honest in sharing experiences, adapted sessions to meet needs of group as required - went above and beyond to do this and showcase new tools e.g. sococco
Highly engaging with active listening skills
Friendly, empathy, depth of knowledge
Always related the techniques to the practical scenarios and illustrated with examples. The sessions were delivered very interactively. The energy was excellent. Always answered the questions and clarified any doubts on concepts and techniques. Was very knowledgeable on related topics such as agile, lean change management, coaching and facilitating.
Ensure sessions are energied, all sessions started with good happy hours and ended with feedback. Each feedback she use to address and asked is that covered and that\'s what you are expecting. This was rear quality which I noticed, very few facilitators have this quality.
Sarika as a trainer was full of energy, enthusiasm and had pragmatic examples for us to relate to all the topics we covered very well. She was awesome in exemplifying the interrelation of topics.
Excellent communicator Had clarity on what she is delivering Will help in clarifying all the questions Never makes session boring.
good knowledge on the training content
Sarika is excellent facilitator with very good knowledge and experience on the subject.
Very well organised events activities and agenda, communication was very good. All activities and group discussion and facilitation was excellent.
Sarika is a phenomenal facilitator. Her way of being and how she holds space for everyone is excellent.
The real-life experience ... for me this is the best quality that someone who teaches others should have
She\'s very experienced. The scenarios and activities were top notch. I am happy I learned from her.
Sarika had indept knowledge on the topics, extended help to clear any doubts post session and was very approachable.
I believe she is perfect
Well-spoken, had lots of experience to share, worked to make sure everyone was included in the conversation, kept things moving along.
Getting everyone to participate Timely intervention and sticking to Schedule Industry experience
Engaging, helpful, thoughtful
Facilitator was very warm, encouraging, very knowledgeable in the subject.
Clear, knowledgeable, engaging
Patient, accessible, available
Authenticity Real life experience Adaptability to feedback Good pace High level of energy and concentration
Sarika did a great job explaining characteristics of the model in combination with her profound experience in consulting and change management. She reacted to feedback very professionally and adapted as requested. The overall atmosphere was very nice - Sarika managed to have everyone feel safe and try things.
She is very aware of the groups need and listen to feedback. She has shared many real-life examples where she has used these practices. I have been exploded to some of the M3.0 practices and Sarika has explained it much better than my previous exposure to the tools.
Energetic, open-minded, clear
Very much prepared with good real life examples.
Engaging the Audience, providing apt examples, making the environment safe for sharing views, mastery of management
Absolutely 💯. I will attend her sessions over and over again and refer her.
Sarika created an environment where everyone were safe to share their views. Sarika was a good listener and explained the concepts and queries in detail.
Engaging the audience, relating different scenarios, facilitating & an excellent speaker.
1) Good hold on concepts 2) She took efforts to elaborate and explain each technique with valid examples 3) Able to maintain engaging environment of the virtual room throughout 4) Willing to devote some extra time both before and after the sessions, if required 5) Promoted healthy and practical discussions
Enthusiasm and real life examples
knowledgeable, casual, open and helpful
Knowledgeable, Very interactive, Articulate, Fun
Made all the candidates very comfortable, addressed each ones questions and gave enough personal attention and clarifications wherever required