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Empathy Arena



Empathy Arena

(Personal development and mindcare division of Minds of People)

17-Anmol, Opp. St. Mary's School,

Plot-15, Sector-7, Koparkhairane,

Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400709

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Empathy Arena, -

the personal development and mindcare division of Minds of people

Empathy Arena is the personal development and mindcare division of Minds of People. In the fields of corporate Organisational Development (OD) and training since 2001, it has an impressive client list including organisations like Reliance ADA, HDFC Bank, Airports Authority of India, Mahindra and Mahindra, Pidilite, Corporation Bank, Siemens, MTNL, RPG Life Science, KEC International, Ceat Limited, Aker Solutions, Crompton Greaves, UTI, Kohinoor Group, Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MRVC), Sterlite (Vedanta), Onida, Bharat Petroleum, NSDL .......and  many others including a number of SMEs.

Senior Facilitator

Sonali Karandikar Sikdar
Sonali has an MBA in Human Resource (HR) and MA in Clinical Psychology. She is a trainer with the well-known Diploma in Training and Development (Dip TD) from ISTD and also is an ICF Certified Life Coach with Foundation Course Certificate of ITL. She has many years of corporate experience including in a globally renowned multinational company. Apart from corporate employee development, she has trained, counselled, mentored and coached a large number of people as individuals, families, parents, couples etc. She is trained and experienced in many alternate modalities of mind-care and supports people to get over their life-issues and lead a holistic life through psychotherapy and counselling, mentoring, training, coaching etc. using human behavioural tools like Pranic healing, Access Consciousness Teaching, Psychotherapy using REBT (Albert Ellis) etc. She is also a Meta Health and Genius Report practitioner.

Chief facilitator

Major Vijay Kumar

MA (Psychology), PGDBA, Dip TD (topped Organisational Behaviour paper of this course) and PG Dip in Counselling Psychology. Apart from his huge corporate experience, he is practicing as a Counselling Psychologist (trained in the well-known Xavier Institute of Counselling Psychology, Mumbai), Mind-care Expert and Trainer. His Personality Enrichment training programmes and sessions of premarital counselling, career counselling, relationship counselling, parental counselling etc. have benefited many people. He has been trained as army officer from Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He has worked in very senior positions in large corporate organisations. He is a member of All India Management Association, Bombay Management Association and Counsellors' Association of India. He is a life Associate Member of Bombay Psychiatric Society. His professional articles have been published in periodicals like Times of India and also as expert author with the globally leading article portal His professional blog has many of his articles, poems and cartoons in it. 


Archana Gupta

Archana is a postgraduate in Clinical Psychology as well as in Human Resource Management. She has many years of experience both in corporate human resource development and in personal development of individuals through training and development processes, psychological and mind-care interventions, mentoring, counselling and coaching. She is proficient in Performance Management System (PMS) and Performance Coaching, Psychometric Testing and Competency Assessment. She practices as a trainer, counselling psychologist and behavioural analyst. She uses psychotherapeutic modalities like Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) and Gestalt Therapy to achieve mental, emotional and physical wellbeing in people’s lives and careers.