Career Counselling

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Career Counselling - For queries ranging from career transition, office culture to exploring entrepreneurial opportunities.

How should I set my career goals?”

  • “I have multiple job offers but can’t decide which one to go for”
  • “My job pays me very well but doesn’t excite me anymore”
  • “I have been doing the same thing year after year and want to switch gears, but should I go about doing that?”
  • “I keep getting passed over for promotions…is there something wrong with me?”
  • “I want to be my own boss, but isn’t it too risky to start on my own?”

If these are some of your questions, then feel free to reach out to me. I have dealt with these situations on a daily basis for decades and am here to answer your queries on topics like career transition, navigating office culture, developing a learning mindset to career progression and exploring entrepreneurial opportunities. Let me know your questions, doubts or challenges faced and I will try to address them.


Career counselling - manisha-kadagathur

Manisha has decades of experience in leadership hiring, talent management, business partnering, total rewards and change management. She has built teams and shaped company cultures to deliver desired business outcomes and advises multiple organisations across the globe.

About Me

I am Manisha Kadagathur, a senior HR professional and entrepreneur with decades of experience in Asia, Middle East and the US. I have worked and consulted with organisations large and small, helping build teams and shape company culture to deliver business outcomes in companies like GlaxoSmithKline, Aon, Bharti Axa, AEGON Life, Alliance Data Systems, Siemens to name a few. My areas of interest include workforce planning, leveraging HR technology and a coaching culture. I have a bachelor’s degree in Math and Computer Science and MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur. I am a trained classical singer and enjoy gardening, reading and the outdoors. I live in Mumbai. I am also the host and producer of a podcast called “Tell it like it is” that covers stories on purpose, performance, and reward. The link which will help you to access the podcasts is here

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