He chose me how to leverage my strengths and work on weaknesses. He became a friend, philosopher and guide. He has this uncanny ability to read you and then guide you in your journey. Not only me but many of us believe that had we met Partha before in our lives, the transitions wouldn’t have been that troublesome. In short he is that life designer.
Partha has transformed me from a person who could hardly express his ideas to a person who can speak in public context with confidence and clarity. The kind of individual attention Partha provides to each mentee is also unparalleled.
There was underconfidence within me that I struggled with. I was told that I could win the world with the right amount of confidence.
Those sessions had been a life-changing experience. It helped me to be a better person. The sessions with the team helped me immensely in the interviews.
Now when I look back to how he guided me through the entire process I feel blessed to have a mentor like him because he not only helped me in with the practical aspects of MBA interviews but also, I was able to discover myself…
Each class, each session, each interview was so well thought out, and well executed and so different. It was not about cracking interviews. It was about preparing for the b-school life, preparing to be a leader, learning to grow, being a better person and I think the reason he could teach us so well was because he was not faking any of it.
“A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself and help bring it out of you”. And I found my Mentor in Partha Sir.
There were many things which I considered run of the mill, but Partha’s perspective helped me understand their importance. This was way too important in my case as I was really short of time for a couple of my applications.
It takes a special person to light that fire in us, to raise our expectations and never give up on us, no matter how challenging it might be. Untiring, unrelenting and unfettered….
The little habits of mine, those he changed, definitely impacted tremendously. I will be always indebted to him for his contribution to my life and will hope that he will serve as a mentor for me throughout my life.
Now, I know how to think different, like that fruit. You know.
I have learnt how to see the beauty inside me.
Though my only objective was to convert the calls that I had, the process that I went through at Breakspace not only helped me achieve that, but it was also a transformative experience for me personally.
PPD sir is as expected awesome. Sir has an eye for detail and perfection and there is always so much to learn from him.
“Here you learn not only to understand others, but also to make others understand what you desire to express and that with efficacy. With every successive session, improved communication skill is merely one of the several key takeaways.
Today, I sit back and think about the clincher for me that fateful day. Surely, it has to be that person you respect, that tells you, ‘Yes you CAN’. For the bouncing back alone, I owe it to PPD.
I went from being that individual who was always underconfident , to a focused and determined individual with a sense of belief about everything in my life.
PPD Sir is very stringent about punctuality, be it about arriving to class on time, or submitting assignments on time. Personality development was given as much importance as learning development. Discipline was given the utmost importance.
The interactive classroom sessions, personalized attention, group tasks and the valuable lessons by Partha Sir brings out the best in you. The sessions are not only about GD, WAT or life @B-school but a different way to look into life.
I would suggest people to join Breakspace because it not only helps you prepare for interviews but it’s an experience which you can cherish for lifetime.
I can safely say that now I’m a much better version than I was when I had joined, from a nervous, tongue-tied person to a confident individual, with better structured thoughts.
It is a session that improves you as a person both in your soft skills as well as character traits. Once this is taken care of, the rest already gets to place.
He made me believe in my capabilities and to be confident in whatever I do. The interactive sessions with sir helped me to discover my strengths and weaknesses. It also helped me overcome my fear of public speaking.
The mentors assisted even on a personal upfront in order get rid of the pessimistic attitude which I once developed. It’s more about the lessons you take away from this journey which are enriching.
I would like to thank Sir for his interviews, which gave me a glimpse into how one can think differently and use that as an advantage. I would also like to thank Sir for having rules and being serious about them, which helped me inculcate a sense of punctuality.
The program also helped me to know my shortcomings and gave me the opportunities to correct them myself.
Within just quite a few interactions, and that too online, he has the ability to capture your personality which sometimes even we are not remotely aware of.
One thing is for sure, you might convert your interview calls or not, but you will for sure emerge as a better individual on the other side of this program.
The Breakspace team really stood by me in this respect, and helped me to present myself more confidently. This surely made the difference between rejection and selection.
The personal attention paid to the students background and his intangible personality is unparalleled and is the only one of it’s kind in the industry.
Backspace helped me come out of my shell and boosted my confidence in a manner in which nothing else could. It helped me in improving many aspects of my personality.
His ability to understand a person’s mind and help him/her to introspect, actually goes a long long way. This makes the individual ready to tackle any stressful situation in an interview.
The personal mentoring which I received here is highly professional and amazing. From the mock interviews and discussions, they highlight so subtle things which even your best of friends can’t find.
The mentors were always available and approachable. Moreover, they have a human touch that ‘mentors’ these days don’t seem to have.
I personally can see the difference in each of us in a Before/After contrast after going through the sessions at Backspace. Backspace is not simply a GDPI preparation Institute, but it is a personality development program in the truest sense.
Partha Sir was less a mentor and more of an elder brother to me, always willing to address any queries or tackle any apprehensions, putting all of us before himself.
It has initiated a long series of big and small changes in me which I am sure to experience over due course of time. Thank you Breakspace for taking the extra mile and making me a more positive and confident person.
Apart from the full-fledged guidance for acing the GDPI stage, Backspace taught me a lot more about life, about the importance of values, about the impact of unforeseen externalities which ultimately helped me to come out as a more matured individual.
Their personal guidance and constant support are not just restricted to your course, they will help you develop a better thought process and eventually into a better individual. You will feel the positive vibes on interacting with them.
He provided the much-needed motivation and guided me on how to approach an interview. He taught me how important it is to be disciplined, no matter whatever you do.
Exceeding expectations is yet another attribute of an exceptional leader. Our focus was not bounded to our views but ranged farther than we thought.
He knows when you are sad, worried or stressed out. He can read your expressions and will give all his resources to make you comfortable and at ease. The personal touch given to each student actually helps you to come out of your comfort zone.
He knows how to bring the best out of anyone. Mock PIs were rigorous which prepared me in such a way that I never face any difficulty in handling any institute’s interview however tough it might be.
With the countless knowledge sessions and the extensive interviews, we could feel our transformation taking place. He is one of the few people, who not only told us that, we can all achieve our targets, but also showed us , how to do it.
The interactive sessions with Sir made me discover my strengths and weaknesses. His unbiased feedback encouraged me to work upon my flaws and helped me emerge as a much more confident and organised person.
The thing that really stands out in the program is the mentorship of PPD sir. One could really transform one’s personality by imbibing the wonderful traits displayed by him. This is a place where one might very well rediscover oneself.
Not only did I find a mentor in Partha sir, I also discovered new aspects of myself. I learnt what I did mattered less than how I did it. The group discussions, jam and various other activities made we aware of real-life problems and helped me learn how to the find their solutions.
I sincerely believe that this is precisely the reason why ‘Backspace’ will continue enriching lives of numerous students and, one day, attain never-reached-before heights.
Partha Sir will work with every guy relentlessly to bring the best out of him/her and he will create an atmosphere that will help you give your best. Believe me you will find very few people who are as passionate and as creative as Partha.
At times I was just moved by how much faith Partha sir had in us and it was those times that gave me confidence in myself. I have found that he is not just a teacher but also a mentor for life.
He stood like a shadow behind me, never allowing me to fall, always supporting me and kept motivating me.
It was an experience I shall cherish for a lifetime. It helped me transform into a more aware and conditioned person for the future. And its innovative ways kept me engrossed and motivated me to improve myself and standup to the competition.
Only a properly structured approach with in-depth preparation of as esoteric subjects as one can imagine can help one reap the benefit of years of hard-work and struggle.
PPD would always say, ‘Communication is not something to impress but to express. You don’t need to control your way of speaking; you need to unleash it and I am here not to make you a good communicator but a better human being’.
Thank you Partha Sir, for your insights and perspectives and tips about every group/case discussion we had. The classes were so captivating, that one won’t even feel like missing a single class.
The entire journey from the calls to the results and beyond was expertly guided by team Breakspace and I’m extraordinarily grateful for everything I’ve got from this programme.
PPD knows how to bring a person out of his/her shell and will make you do things, which you always hesitated to do. The sessions impart confidence, improve your delivery style and bring out the creativity hidden within you.
Slowly he helped me acknowledge the emotions that had been overwhelming me and the underlying reasons of those emotions. I did lots of tasks, as per his instructions, that made me calm and focused.
The personal touches, the little pats on the back and the subtle nudges in the right direction really go a long way in making an individual feel that he can make it.
You will be grilled, intimidated and your personality shattered, only to be rebuilt again in the best possible manner.
I found him extremely arrogant in the beginning but later realized it was the opposite actually. He is really good in transforming people’s mindset.
Rarely have I come across a mentor like Partha, who in his inimitable style makes you believe in yourself and helps you to turn your dreams into reality…
As I look back it was not the accomplishment of these tangible goals that make me happy but how I evolved as a person through all this…
From a depressed and lost gay man who wanted to commit suicide I reached Booth School only because of you. Thanks for spending sleepless nights pulling me out of the dark.
My entire family is mentored by him. PPD doesn’t use any framework. Just talks. The magic is in his conversations.
If you aspire high, then this is the workshop to backspace your fear, to break your cowardly bones, and to re-energize your willpower.
He is a genius and knows each and every student of his in-depth. From discipline to punctuality to integrity, Partha sir epitomizes all these adjectives. What really amazed me was that he was always ready to help you with the quickest of replies even over mails and social media.
He knows the strength and weakness of each student personally and advises them accordingly. His dedication, creativity and above all humility make him the perfect mentor that he is.
Partha PD is an institution in himself. He forces one to think through and introspect oneself by indulging in multiple interesting activities and games.
With an uncanny ability to understand one’s psyche, Partha Sir peels off the symptoms to get to the core of the problems and helps one go through a journey of self realization on our way to achieving our goals.
My experience with the life designer Partha PD has been one of the most reformative experiences I have had throughout my life. He has been a mentor, a teacher, a listener and most importantly a believer in the goodness that resides in everyone who’s lives he touches.
…There is not a single day that goes by when the things I learned don’t help me overcome the daily struggles.
I have love, admiration and respect for the man who single-handedly molds dreams into realities year after year, yet shies away from taking any credit.
Having quit my job half a year back and then having unsuccessfully tried my hand at my own venture. I still remember the day I met Partha sir for the first time and shared my disappointments, concerns and goals. And there had been no looking back since then…
He has this genuine quest in him to help others. This makes him even more empathetic and he can relate to the person almost instantaneously. He finds his happiness in the happiness of others…
It has been a life changing experience. I have learnt to think in ways I never could…I wish it lasted longer but anyways a lot has been learnt and ultimately the bird’s got to leave the nest.
The bright sunlight pouring through the massive windows, the beige interiors with pictures of staff members, the small details like branding every tangible product, look and feel of the furniture, et cetera (the list goes on though) brings out the scholars in most of us. And then there is the PPD. He is a brand, sculpted with the finest of precision. He does not believe in trivial lecturing, rather he leads by example.
Mr. Partha PD analyzed my daily routine, my expectations, my aspirations, my emotions and my behaviour. He gave me specific questions and tasks that helped me understand myself and the world better. I developed habits that helped me channelize my energy, time and emotions in the right direction in a sustainable manner.
I met with an accident, which forced me to leave for home in Bhubaneswar. Even then, he did not give up on me and a few days later I found myself appearing for telephonic sessions with him. That is the level of attention I am talking about.
With wonderful speakers around the sessions were such wonderful experiences! And of course the rigorous interviews by Partha which ensured that one never faces any difficulty in handling any institute’s interview however tough it might be.
The focus of the program is to improve you as a person, to make you become a self aware individual, to help you become more confident and in this process help you deal with your interviews as well.
I can confidently say that had it not been for Breakspace, I would have been struggling in actual interviews. I would like to thank PPD sir and team for all their efforts in shaping me and bringing out the best version of myself.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. There was pin drop silence in the class during the session. I realized after a point that every person was feeding on PPD’s word 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 with 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.
Design thinking workshop conducted by Mr. Partha PD from Backspace in association with MAC, IIM Calcutta was aimed at stimulating the intellectual brains and enhancing the creative potential of the participants.
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.
The highlight of the sessions were interviews being conducted at regularly spaced intervals and the major lessons that we received were – to do a thorough SWOT analysis of self, to approach the interviewer with a positive mindset abandoning any trepidations.
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.
Armed with the concepts of empathy, consumer journey planning, ideating, and prototyping, which were explained not only theoretically but also manifested with hands-on applications, the participants were able to derive method and meaning, which made the session all the more engaging.
The students felt that the workshop was exhaustive and provided them with a head-start to delve deep into the consulting domain. Problem-solving by design thinking technique brought out the creativity of the students to solve real-life problems.