Karan Ahuja of Zenesys conducts Consulting Induction Workshop at SPJIMR Mumbai

 | August 27,2012 11:37 am IST

Karan Ahuja, Strategic Management Practitioner and Trainer at Zenesys Consulting, enriched the PGDM participants at SPJIMR with his insights in the field of Consulting..

Being an IIM Lucknow Alumnus and having worked in the Consulting domain for almost 5 years, he connected with the audience effectively and acquainted them with the challenges and opportunities that are faced by a consultant.


Starting with the basic fundamentals, he explained what Consulting is and why companies need consultants. This encompassed the neutral third party perspective and an in depth knowledge of the industry which came from his own experience. The value that a consultant adds to his client was discussed in detail along with the various types of consulting. Explaining the responsibilities of a consultant, he said This is a field where we are endowed with a great power to better the future of our clients. The satisfaction of witnessing our solutions being implemented and thus solving the problem of our clients is in itself the biggest take away for a consultant.


The workshop also provided the students with an opportunity to take the Fitment Tool test (self-assessment) which enables an individual to find out the type of consulting which best suits his/her aptitude. The workshop also discussed the work style of Consultants with respect to their typical working hours, work life balance, compensation etc. He concluded the session by providing a brief overview of the various Certifications, Knowledge Modules and Live Projects offered by Zenesys and the opportunities in future for the PGDM participants.


The guest lecture was organized by the Consulting Committee, 2012 which is an integral part of ADMAP (Assessment and Development of managerial and Administrative Potential) Program at SPJIMR. The committee helps empowering students about the consulting industry by creating awareness and interest in them and facilitates development of consulting skills and competencies. The ADMAP Program is like an experiential laboratory where students get to work in such committees with their peer group. This gives them a dry run of the situations they might face when they join different organizations in the future.