Beyond Horizons is an Organization that was established in 2005 by Cdr. GirishKonkar (Retd). We carry out Corporate Training in Team building, Leadership Qualities and Soft skills.Our dedicated and personalized approach towards each and every workshop & training module is what gives us an edge over others.
We are a combination of unique techniques and expert administration. Our training programs are designed keeping YOU in mind. We aim to make the process as creative and as engaging as possible to ensure better, more sustainable results. Our facilitators, who are the core of our organization, are not only skilled at their job, but are, themselves, sources of inspiration.
So, if effective, credible and sustainable training is what you’re after, then Beyond Horizons is THE option for you.
It is our privilege to have a very experienced and dedicated faculty with years of rich experience in the training field. Our faculty is well known not only for their wealth of knowledge and experience but also for the passion with which they help facilitate the learning experience of the participants. Each one of them has conducted numerous programs that have not only enriched the participants but also their parent organizations.
Managing Partner & Chief Facilitator :
Commander Girish Konkar : An alumnus of the National Defence Academy (NDA) with a Masters in Management Studies (MMS), Girish has twenty two years of operational and administrative experience in the Indian Navy. Commanded the Indian Naval Submarine Shankush and as Commander Submarines has been responsible for the operational efficiency for submarines on the West coast. He has extensive international experience with Global Armed Forces for planning, coordination and conduct of joint Naval exercises off Indian and foreign shores, including Disaster Management and rescue coordination. Has also served as the Joint Director Naval Intelligence. Girish has lived life the adventurous way. Be it sailing round the world in a small yacht, the Himalayan car rally, a glider pilot, scuba diver, trekking expeditions to the Himalayas, he has done it all. An avid nature lover, he excels in the field of outdoors, leadership, developing high performance teams and taking the entire team to attain seemingly impossible tasks. Girish has done his Basic Labs of ISABS
Ravindra Deshpande : An excellent facilitator who understands the pulse of the participants, he has the ability of creating an immediate and lasting bond with and among the participants, opening up their minds to the learning and simplify even complex behavioural issues. A qualified mountaineer (basic and advanced Mountaineering courses) with a number of Himalayan expeditions and treks to his credit will bring out that spirit of adventure in you. Vast experience of trekking in the Sahyadris including numerous climbs to pinnacles like Tel Baila, and Lingana. Ravi also doubles as our Chief Instructor and has a major responsibility of taking care of all the adventure related equipment.
Abhijit Akolkar : Abhijit has been an integral part of Beyond Horizons since 2005
Abhijit has done his BSc from the prestigious Pune University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Application from CMC Ltd., A true adventurer at heart he has also done the Basic Mountaineering Course and the Advance Mountaineering Course from DMAS Manali. Some of his major adventure achievements are:
- Climbing member and summiteer- Mt. Shitidhar (17200 ft.) in May 2000
- Climbing member and summiteer – Mt. Ladakhi (18000 ft.) in May 2002
- Climbing member and summiteer – Mt. Hanuman Tibba (19450 ft.) in June 2004
- Member of White Water Rafting Expedition ( 90 Km ) in the Kali Ganga River in India – Nepal Border in Uttarakhand.
- During the last seventeen years has conducted/ been a Team leader for a number of Treks in Sahyadri and High altitude expeditions to the Himalayas.
Maneesha Konkar : Maneesha is a Diploma in French from Alliance Francaise as also a Diploma in Computer Science. With over 15 years experience in teaching French and translations into other languages, Maneesha is the backbone of the organization and handles the administration and plays an important part in conceptualization and visualization of the Organizational development programs. Her 20 years experience as a Naval wife has taught her that the team building process extends beyond the work place and also into to the participants homes.
No venture can succeed without a strong and operations and support staff. Our Chief Instructor and the team of experienced Outdoor experts complement the faculty in every program, be it the conduct of simple management ground simulations to the very complex and demanding expeditions that the participants undertake as part of their learning experiences.