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We were delighted that Mihirini made the multi-day training program an experiential learning event, where trainees learnt by doing and cultivated lasting behaviours that were reinforced and verified through follow-up sessions beyond the training period.

I have had the pleasure of working with Mihirini, Managing Director of Corporate Druids, who conducted the Effective Business Communication workshops for Infor Sri Lanka (aka GT Nexus), for many years. Mihirini collaborated with us to tailor the workshop to the needs of our software development, support and professional services teams. She studied our internal correspondence and organizational artifacts, met up with trainees and their Managers from around the world, to better understand and deliver a curated experience to the participants. We were delighted that Mihirini made the multi-day training program an experiential learning event, where trainees learnt by doing and cultivated lasting behaviours that were reinforced and verified through follow-up sessions beyond the training period. We appreciated that she would regularly talk to us about using the latest techniques in training and psychology. Her training was well-received by our employees as evidenced by the high training feedback scores and that she conducted numerous programs for us. Her professionalism, empathy, dedication and infectious positive attitude was no doubt an asset to her training. I recommend Mihirini without any hesitation and look forward to our next engagement.

Ravi Muthukrishna

Vice President, Software Development at Infor

Mihirini’s wide consulting experience … equips her with strong mentoring skills … wide academic and intellectual pursuits have equipped her with a frame of mind to cut through surface manifestations of problems to deep underlying issues

I have had the privilege of working with Mihirini for well over a decade on multiple management skills development programs she conducted for our front line managers. Mihirini, right from the start, impressed us with her ability to grasp the complexities of a specialized knowledge services firm working with demanding global capital market clients, and the unique characteristics of our employee base made up of young, highly driven professionals. As our own corporate journey progressed from a fast growing start-up to a fully owned unit of a fortune 500 company, she was able to come up with unique training programs to ensure that our young managers are equipped with the right skills to navigate the corporate developments and keep the team members motivated. Mihirini’s wide consulting experience across many industries and corporate circumstances has equipped her with a strong mentoring skill set to help managers understand their own development needs and coach them effectively. Over the last ten years, Mihirini has evolved from a professional acquaintance to a close friend, who I can always rely on for a fresh perspective to deal with a challenge that require lots of thinking horsepower. Mihirini’s wide academic and intellectual pursuits have equipped her with a frame of mind to cut through surface manifestations of problems to deep underlying issues, that needs to be addressed in order to achieve the sustainable improvements that all of us seek in our professional lives. She is one of the strongest management coaches and management trainers I have come across in Sri Lanka and I recommend her consultancy for any corporate seeking serious management skills and leadership talent improvement.

Chanakya Dissanayake, CFA

Country Head Sri Lanka - Senior Director at Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services

I needed a strong partner and voice that would help steer my team and I in the best direction for the organization at the time.

My first encounter with Mihirini was in 2005. I had recently taken on the role of GM Avery Dennison Sri Lanka and was keen to kick off with engaging my team in a structured approach to strategic planning. Business was growing and thus the appropriate time to take a step back and review our position in the market. I needed a really good business consultant. What a fortunate delight to have met Mihirini. She stepped in with confidence and vigor, immediately connecting with the whole team. Words to describe Mihirini - assertive, engaging, personable, sharp, energetic, diplomatic, professional, creative, honest, kind and above all trustworthy. The latter was particularly a top requirement for me as well as my team members and Mihirini certainly succeeded in instilling trust. I needed a strong partner and voice that would help steer my team and I in the best direction for the organization at the time. Mihirini achieved that without being overbearing or pushy with preconceived ideas, instead with finesse she helped my team and I to open up and question the status quo, not be complacent and challenge ourselves to approach situations differently . She is also a very good listener - an invaluable trait for a successful business relationship. I see Mihirini’s passion for her work, energy and enthusiasm prevalent in the way she approaches tasks, projects and challenges - her passion nicely and naturally spills over to the people that she interacts with in a very positive and effective way. This enables her to get the job done. I am a great admirer of this super lady which inevitably led to a great friendship that has withstood the test of time.

Moji Akingbade

GENERAL MANAGER | International Exposure | Operational Leadership | Team Leading & Management | Start-Up Successes

Workshop was well-received and has positively impacted our staff

Mihirni conducted a workshop for our company which was well-received and has positively impacted our staff. Our staff have improved their ability to communicate effectively and show increased confidence in their dealings with clients

Delivery Head

Analytics Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) company working with major global multinational company

I am happy to consider her as a mentor and a role model.

I met Mihirini through the Inter Cultural Dialogue programs at the British Council in Sri Lanka. She was a pleasure to work with, and always radiated positive energy. I learned a lot from her about being patient, in handling conflict situations and truly caring about the outcomes of my work. She is articulate and organized in her approach. I am happy to consider her as a mentor and a role model.

Danushka Bandara

PhD candidate at Syracuse University. Research on Applied Machine Learning. Full Stack Developer

"... holistic approach to life ... flexibility she makes room for in her sessions ... made the difference in how productive and valuable the learings and reflections have been ..."

We have worked on projects across all the companies I have been working with over the last 8 years. I think we have both grown in our roles during this period from friends to training provider to business partnering as the discussions and advice we seek from each other cannot be limited to one transaction. Her holistic approach to life than is now showing in her development and training sessions which I find very refreshing and much needed today. The flexibility she makes room for in her sessions, I beleive have made the difference in how productive and valuable the learings and reflections have been in the last couple of senior management development sessions. I hope we can continue to work in this manner.

Bani Chandrasena

Head of Human Resources - LSEG Sri Lanka at London Stock Exchange (formally GM Human Resources at Linea Aqua, MAS)

... made a perceptible difference in our employees ...

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mihirini for over 5 years. She has run a number of customized communication programs for Individual contributors and Manager levels. Each time she’s delivered trainings that made a perceptible difference in our employees’. Mihirini’s competency on subject matter, approach and flexibility to accommodate our evolving requirements, made it a pleasure for us to work with her. Looking forward to working with her on future engagements.”

Ikram Makeen

Snr. Manager - Human Resources (Infor : GT Nexus Commerce Network)

" ... wonderful ability to relate to people, discuss even the most difficult issues and work through to viable solutions."

“I have had the privilege to work with Mihirini on many assignments which ranged from major OD assignments with multinational organisations like Victoria's Secret to NGOs to build capacity in communities ravaged by the Tsunami in Sri Lanka. Her wonderful ability to relate to people, discuss even the most difficult issues and work through to viable solutions was a major contributor to our joint successes. I believe that she has grown immensely as a person and specialist consultant since then and thus will be even more effective. Mihirini's successes are but a consequence of someone who is talented, deeply committed and highly ethical. I feel terribly fortunate to have Mihirini as a co-creator of successful business outcomes and most importantly as a friend. Anyone who meets her in either capacity - client or friend will realise this very quickly. ”

Robert Vanderwall

Development Facilitator - Principal Sage8 (Sydney, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City)

" ... uncanny ability to visualize and see her way through the most daunting of organizational challenges."

“Mihirini has this uncanny ability to visualize and see her way through the most daunting of organizational challenges. She is well organized, thoughtful and passionate about serving and helping organizations and people improve to create a better overall balance between human needs and organizational goals. She is also always open to learn and grow and has a big heart. I enjoyed facilitating many programs with her and learned much from her and recommend her highly.”

Lalith Gunaratne

Director and Vice President - Business Development at Our Sun Canada (Inc.)

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