Happiness Amidst the Chaos, IIM Ahmedabad, 2020

Our society often struggles with a feeling of disillusionment, a search for meaning and purpose, and a need for seeing and being seen. The workshop “Happiness Amidst the Chaos” took a measured view of the timeless quest after happiness, with inputs from participants from diverse walks of life, thereafter plunging into the simplest of ways to find the signal in the chaos. Partha PD narrated stories of his clients from different corners of the world throughout the workshop; the participants could easily identify themselves with the stories.

“I have to thank Partha Sir. We all carry mountains on our shoulders. During these 2 hours, I realized that I am not the only one carrying this burden. There are others and each person has their own fight to deal with. What matters is your purpose and the values you possess. I am indebted to him for conducting this session”

“The session was enlightening. I had never expected it to be this good. Partha Sir through stories, experiences and anecdotes helped me realize that there are others who are going through the same things as me, if not worse”

“The session was aptly titled “Happiness Amidst the Chaos”. Partha PD helped us understand how to be more centered and gain more out of life. The live studies shared by him helped us understand the different nuances in which the learnings could be applied”

“There was a pin drop silence in the class during the session. I realized after a point that every person was feeding on PPD’s words with rapt attention. There were a couple with tears in their eyes. I think the stories and learnings he shared with us and the manner in which he shared them was mind-blowing. The session speaks volumes about his ability as a life designer. I hope to reach out and connect on a deeper level in the future with him”

TEDx The New town School, 2018

“There is a way to be good again.”

In this TEDx talk, Partha PD talks about how this mantra has changed his perspective about life. The world advises you to not quit, to keep going, regardless of how unbearable life gets. Partha, through his own stories and experiences, provides you with a different insight. He motivates you to quit, quit, and quit. 

He introduces the concept of the Scatter Diagram, his favorite books, the invaluable lessons he learned from them, the courage he gathered from them, and how the aforementioned have helped him design his ventures.

In conclusion he says, “If you do not find enough time to read books, you will have to work for someone who reads books regularly.”

Women Startup Program, 2018

“The Woman Startup Program 2018,” an initiative by the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Management Nagpur, witnessed the participation of 30 aspiring women entrepreneurs shortlisted from India and few investors.

Partha PD conducted a bootcamp on “Design Thinking for Start-ups.” Through the interactive sessions that were divided into eight stories, the participants journeyed through design thinking map, sharing their business models, and planning their investor pitch. The idea of designing their own lives piqued their curiosity.

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Consulting Decaffeinated

The workshop “Consulting Decaffeinated” is inimitably tailored to fit the needs of an aspiring consultant. The concept of consulting is as old as the age of business, yet the word evokes a sense of youthful enthusiasm. For business school students, however, the idea remains firmly pressed between myths and realities. A lot is unclear. Consulting firms have a clear objective regardless. With “Consulting Decaffeinated,” Partha PD attempts to prepare B-School students/graduates for the insanely competitive nature of consulting. From Guess-it-Mates to Breaking Bad, the workshop slowly moves the participants Out of the Case, helping them Negotiate their way into the flight to their dream firm. RASCAL, mind it!

“Consulting Decaffeinated” gives you a jump-start in this field from the veritable “ground zero.” So, whether you are a seasoned consultant or a novice who is looking to get into the field for the first time, you will definitely be benefitted. Apart from developing sharp problem-solving and communication skills, you learn how to think creatively. As a strategy consultant, thinking out of the box is not an accessory but a necessity.

“It was a pleasure to have you here on campus last week! The candidates thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, and the common thread across all the individual feedback has been that the simulated interviews provided the richest learning experience. Also, as voiced at the end of the workshop, the candidates felt that the workshop could have gone on for another day or two.”                                                                                                                                                                                                           -FMS Delhi

“We were introduced to the founder and CEO of Backspace Consulting, Mr Partha PD who was one could say as passionate as it gets. A prolific speaker and a dynamic communicator that he was the rest of the session was a continuously exciting rollercoaster of information and wisdom for the attendees. On the academic front the first session began with case studies, their analysis, how to approach them logically etcetera.”                                                                                                           –IIM Raipur

“We would like to thank you and your team at Backspace Consulting LLP for conducting a great workshop for the session of 2018, on 26th & 27th of October 2016, at IIM Bodh Gaya. The session was informative and encouraging to listen to, which covered topics such as Case study approach, Guesstimate (Guess it mate!), Frameworks for evaluation, to name a few. The content was well structured and organised.”                                                                                                                    -IIM Bodhgaya

Design Thinking

Building “User Experience” requires more than just data and technology; it requires looking beyond the obvious; it requires a strong focus on users—their emotions, habits, behaviors, among others. Knowing your users is only the first step; understanding your users is critical in designing the right experience. 

Most often, organizations get the first part right but tend to pay poor attention to details in the succeeding stage, thereby not traversing the right path to creating the required user experience. 

From “Empathy” to “Ideation” to “Prototyping” to “Testing,” and more in between, Design Thinking enables organizations to create that experience. Design Thinking is more of a mindset than a process or methodology. A change in mindset requires trials, experiments, and acceptance of new ideas, in addition to a strong support system. For a business, it would mean changes to the internal and external aspects. We understand this and plug in design thinking to help individuals, institutions, and organizations embrace the change, thus ensuring a smooth transition.

A workshop simulates the entire process, including the part wherein the participants design a product/service. They empathize.

“This was the first time a workshop dwelling on the trending concept of “Design Thinking” was conducted on campus. Initial apprehensions notwithstanding, we were pleasantly surprised to discover that the workshop helped open up a very unique perspective in the sense that it made the participants realize how a design mindset is not problem-focused but solution focused, and action oriented towards creating a preferred future.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    -IIM Kozhikode

“Unlike other sessions which would generally focus on conceptual teaching, this workshop focused on learning through practice. Hence, the workshop was all in all a great experience that all the participants thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend to their peers as there was immense amount of learning each of them took along with them. Thank you.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              -IIM Calcutta

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Resume and Cover Letter Writing

A first impression is rarely the last impression, but it is famously known to be a lasting impression. Either way, the importance of building the “right” first impression cannot be overstated. In fact, in certain contexts, the first impression determines the course of an entire lifetime.

An application for a job, too, is one such context where the first impression determines pretty much the course ahead.

A resume, along with a cover letter, markets your abilities to your potential employers. If both make an impact, you get considered for further engagement; else you do not even get a chance to defend your case. Hence, the preparation of a resume, which by design is a single-page document, and the accompanying cover letter requires painstaking efforts. These efforts include smartly sorting out the elements of one’s professional profile, deciding which ones to highlight, which to tone down, and which ones to even camouflage. The presentation skills required for a flawless resume and a cover letter are rare, and in their absence, even a perfectly fitting profile fails to appeal.

Partha PD helps you draft an impeccable resume and cover letter that uniquely and effectively market your professional capabilities. We help you break open a space in your dream company.

Communication Skills for CFA/CS/CA Professionals

The session focuses on experiential learning and helps participants understand the need and the way to craft cover letters which will compel recruiters to read their resumes. Then comes the resume. Not only should the resume be a chronicle of the candidate’s achievements, but also be a reflection of the personality of the candidate.  A shabbily presented resume is detrimental to one’s chances of landing a dream job. Once the cover letter and the resume are ready, it is time to prepare to ace interviews through various exercises.

In the most general case, the skills required for adept corporate communication are often cultivated through experience spread over many years. Though it is not entirely feasible to codify much of what one learns through experience, it is indeed possible to learn several of the critical aspects of corporate communication while handling the responsibilities of a leader. Partha PD takes the participants through a tour of the laws and anti-laws of communication.

Out of the Case

Designed for aspiring consultants, “Out of the Case” covers a range of topics—from case trials and design thinking to report designing, detailing a consultant’s approach toward a business problem and its possible solutions. Enriched by case studies, creative activities, role-playing exercises, and a live competition, “Out of the Case” puts experiential learning on the forefront and enables students to develop a holistic approach toward problem-solving.

Pre-Placement Crasher

Getting into a dream school is an aspiration for many, but it is only the first step on the rocky road to success. Breaking open a space in one’s dream company requires the candidate in question to pit their skills and smart against a whole host of their batchmates who are from diverse fields and may possess a variety of talents.

“The Pre-Placement Crasher” workshop bridges the gap between an aspirant’s current level of proficiency and requirements of one’s dream job by helping the aspirant in a variety of ways including, but not limited to, body language sessions, group discussions, interview handling skills, etc.

To negotiate one’s opinion into chaotic words has never been an easy task. Be it a so-called group discussion or a resume, we teach simplified approaches to daunting affairs. Your one-page story is further founded on solid understanding of the basic concepts of management and the self. We make the brief journey impactful.

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TEDxTHE NEWTOWN SCHOOL

“If you do not find enough time to read books, you will have to work for someone who reads books regularly”– Partha PD

In this TED Talk, Partha PD talks about the actual meaning of “Empathy” and how reading books regularly can make you a great leader.

To watch this TED Talk video, click here

HAPPINESS AMIDST CHAOS || IIM AHMEDABAD

“There was a pin drop silence in the class during the session. I realized after a point that every person was feeding on PPD’s words with rapt attention. There were a couple with tears in their eyes. I think the stories and learnings he shared with us and the manner in which he shared them was mind-blowing. The session speaks volumes about his ability as a life designer. I hope to reach out and connect on a deeper level in the future with him”

Women Startup Program 2018

“If you do not find enough time to read books, you will have to work for someone who reads books regularly”– Partha PD

In this TED Talk, Partha PD talks about the actual meaning of “Empathy” and how reading books regularly can make you a great leader.

To watch this TED Talk video, click here

FMS delhi

Consulting Decaffeinated

“If you do not find enough time to read books, you will have to work for someone who reads books regularly”– Partha PD

In this TED Talk, Partha PD talks about the actual meaning of “Empathy” and how reading books regularly can make you a great leader.

To watch this TED Talk video, click here

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Resume Making Workshop At IIM Udaipur

A resume is a candidate’s first introduction to his/her prospective employers. Not only should it be a chronicle of the candidate’s achievements, it should also be a reflection of the personality of the candidate. A shabbily presented Resume is definitely detrimental to one’s chances of landing a dream job. 
We, at Breakspace, provide professional Resume making services to help you break open a space in your dream company.

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Design Thinking Workshop

Our Design Thinking Module trains candidates on the methodology of analyzing an idea. From ‘Empathy’ to ‘Ideation’ to ‘Prototyping’ to ‘Testing’, we ensure that candidates are guided through every stage of Design Thinking in a holistic manner

Out Of Case At IIM Ranchi

Designed for the aspiring consultants of IIM Ranchi, “Out of Case” covered a range of topics, from case trials and design thinking, to report designing, that highlighted the framework of a consultant’s approach to a problem and its possible solutions. Soaked into case studies, activities, role-playing and analyses, “Out of Case” put experiential learning on the forefront and benefitted students in developing a holistic approach towards problem-solving.