Antara Telore


DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE AT FOCUSU

My experience at FocusU has been an enriching and enlightening journey. I say this because in these two years of being here, I have got to know myself better, and the kind of work I have done and been doing has kept me in ‘flow’. Besides, the environment FocusU provides is very conducive to growth and learning. Of course there are times when the travel gets too much or phases when work is very hectic. But overall, it is exciting.

WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE ENGAGEMENT SO FAR?

There have been a few that are very close to my heart, but if I had to pick I would choose two. One was a program we did for Prescient to imbibe the values and culture of the organisation in a new team. The full day program was not just fun but as the leader said, ‘very insightful’ for not just the team but for her too. Prescient has been coming back to us for more work.

The second was a recent intervention for Deloitte where we ran a new activity, ‘Anybody can Paint’. 80% of the participants had not painted for decades but every single one of them walked out of the room proudly carrying their stunning masterpieces that day. They did themselves proud and we were very happy to be a catalyst for them.

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE TO WORK AT FOCUSU?

FocusU is a place where a bunch of dissimilar people also thrive happily. It is like a unity of opposites. And that’s truly the beauty of this place. An open environment to discuss and debate, a strong foundation, thanks to the culture to have difficult conversations and other perks like the flexible work timings and leave policy - just adds to it. I personally believe the environment and the exposure you have, has a big role to play in your progress.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE FOCUSU CULTURE?

I would say FocusU has a start-up culture with a mix of homeliness. FocusU culture is synonymous with its values – that is the main thread that keeps everyone together.

A culture where we care for each other, we go beyond, we are mindful, we challenge each other and ourselves, we push each other, we hold each other’s back, and we are also no nonsense when it is needed.