Birbal, the Life Coach: A Webinar with Mr. Rathish Iyer

July 17, 2020

Birbal, the Life Coach: A Webinar with Mr. Rathish Iyer

On 17/07/2020, WGSHA organized a webinar by Mr. Rathish Iyer, General Manager, Bridge People Technology Solutions, Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru and also an alumnus of 15th Course of B.H.M. The topic for the webinar was Birbal, the Life Coach and the beneficiaries of the same were 32nd and 33rd Course B.H.M. and 7th and 8th Course B.A. Culinary Arts.

The event started with the introduction of the speaker followed by an address by the Principal, Chef K. Thirugnanasambantham. This was followed by a 90 minutes Key note address by Mr. Rathish Iyer.

Having a diverse career span with Hotel, Aviation, Media, Travel and Lifestyle and Trading and Manufacturing Industry, Mr.Iyer started off on a positive note saying, “Pandemic is not an end, but it is just a bend” and told that  every bend comes with lots of opportunities  and urged us to look for one once we graduate.  His speech was revolving around 10 core life skill strategies  listed by the WHO and UNESCO as: problem solving, critical thinking, effective communication skills, decision making, creative thinking, inter-personal relationship skills, self awareness building skills, empathy and coping with stress and emotions.

It was a very interactive session in which the speaker picked 10 excerpts from the life of Birbal and asked us students to analyze the moral behind it. He went down to explaining the value of network in the corporate world and told, “Your network is your net worth.”

With people suffering to get a stable job amidst the pandemic situation, Mr. Iyer rephrased the popular quote, “Jack of all, Master of none”  to “Master of one, Jack of all” by stating of importance to be good at one skill that you posses and how this skill can take you a long way in the path of success.

The address was followed by a Question and answer session. Student’s questions were very well received and were answered with sheer knowledge and wisdom of the speaker. The session concluded very well on time with a vote of thanks.