Prakash Maheshwari


WHAT IS YOUR MOST MEMORABLE ENGAGEMENT SO FAR?

We live every workshop as our first one. Every workshop holds a very dear place. It is very difficult to choose a single workshop. However, there have been multiple workshops which have helped us serve kids from humble backgrounds. They are undoubtedly the most special ones. We also have had opportunities of facilitating interventions for senior leadership groups. Some of those engagements come to my mind as we could contribute in ironing out their differences and make a small difference in those leadership groups. Of course, there are so many workshops where they are our repeat clients. Those workshops are very memorable as well as it gives us an indication that we are headed in the right direction and so many organizations believe in us and trust us to deliver the brief in the most impactful way.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE FOCUSU CULTURE?
Our values of CHOPS (Care, Humility, Openness, Passion and Safety) are the bedrock of our culture. We have a culture where the audio and video matches. Well, what that means is what we say is what we do. A culture where everyone feels respected. You feel you belong here and we say we were all destined to get together to create the FocusU magic. Overall FocusU culture is represented in our tagline “All about YOU”. We play the game as a good sports team with lot of spirit.  

HOW HAVE YOU LIVED THE FOCUSU MISSION OF: WE BEFORE ME?
 WE before ME. We had together created this mission of “WE before me”. It resonated with all of us and came as a natural binding thread for the entire team. This is what we live by. The biggest example is that our roles are fluid and we expect that all of us can play any role on a given day to make the necessary impact for our client teams. That sense of camaraderie is evident in all our workshops. There have been many instances when our partners have highlighted our team as a benchmark to showcase what does teamwork means. Those moments have been very humbling and it has reaffirmed our belief in our mission.

WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO FOCUSU?
Firstly , my personal values and mission matched with the FocusU values and mission. The overall body of work certainly attracted me as well. Experiential learning, Unique brand of workshop facilitation, exposure to variable kinds of workshops and opportunity to partner with marquee organizations provided me an extended canvas in the world of facilitation. Overall a Happy place for happy people.