RAJASHREE RANE
Windows into my world

Who am I
My Windows

I see life as a mosaic of experiences. “The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows - Sydney J. Harris”. The windows on this page, are metaphorically windows into my experiences in life and this mosaic makes me the person I am. I also see these s windows as opportunities to reflect, grow and be the best version of myself.

Childhood

Have some of the most fond memories from childhood. Wonderful parents, a lovely kid brother, great friends – some golden years they were. The smell of the first rains in Mumbai and mom making something special as I returned from school every afternoon. Golden years and those simple things make me happy even today. I was a dreamer. I was shy to talk to people as a kid but when asked about my dreams and what I wanted to do, the shyness would disappear. Ice cream was my favorite food and always made me happy.

My career

I have been blessed to have worked for some incredible organizations and some inspiring leaders. I have found a lot of meaning in working with operations and supply chain management right from the grass root level to senior leadership. In every position I have seeked to create impact at the nexus of where strategy meets operations.

Corporate Experience

Co-Founder, COO @ Shiksha-in-Rickshaw | Academy Coach | Mentor @ Quality Circle

I have done various roles in my career working for Fortune 100 Multinational organization in FMCG, to Indias largest automobile manufacturer, to running my family business, to Co-Founding an NGO. In every role my mantra has been about making a sustainable and purposeful impact. I believing in changing lives, changing organizations and changing the world. As author Devdutt Patnaik puts it “change in belief, leads to change in behavior which eventually leads to change in business practice”. For more about my experience check out www.rajashreerane.com

Philosophy

As Mark Twain said “the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why”. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you did not do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Happiness station

When I’m in the car listening to the radio, if I like the song, I choose not to check other stations to see if something better is playing. I stay on…as Prof. Adam Grant says, it pays to not always choose to be maximizer. I am competitive and want the best but I also believe there are somethings in life that money can’t buy and I take the time to appreciate the small things because it is in them I find the most meaning and happiness.

Entreprenurial ADVENTURES

Fun, dreams, desire and daring to do something that matters to Me and to YOU!

Dreaming big
Pay it forward
Additional Information Add-ons

- Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder, Shiksha-in-Rickshaw an NGO focused on grass root level education in rural India
- Co-Founder of Kaizen2Kairos.com, an online inspiration platform based on experience sharing with the aim to unlock the human potential
- Head of Society for Operations Management at post graduate school responsible for initiating the schools outreach program
- Coach at the IMS academy, India’s premier management coaching institute, providing career guidance for those interested in supply chain careers
- Chief Mentor at Quality Circle – a bottom up Kaizen movement at Orient Packaging aimed at incentivizing workers to participate in game changing improvements

Tough times teach

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”, I have seen both my in life but I have always looked at the brighter side. I always believed that “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom - Viktor E. Frankl”. Things have not been easy but I have always chosen to embrace life for all it has offered and I am grateful.

Connect

I love a good coffee and even better if can be combined with some cookies and a good conversation. If you would like to get in touch feel free to reach out on [email protected]

Chapter to be written

“You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future – Steve Jobs”. I truly believe the best chapters of all our lives are yet to be written and I wish to listen to my conscience and act with integrity so when I look back I can say that the dots do connect and in a way that I have no regrets.

My Blog

I love to write and reflect and I co-founded a blogosphere called www.Kaizen2Kairos.com with the aim of using this as a mouth piece. The idea came form joining 2 words ‘Kaizen - continuous improvement’ and ‘Kairos – a supreme moment when things happen’ and so the blog talks about improving oneself to be ready when the opportunity presents itself. I would like this to an inspiration space for life stories and experiences.

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What's behind!

I have always felt resumes and CV’s convey one part of who we are, it is what we do from 9 – 5. But that is just one part of our day. In my experience of leading and managing people, I have always seen a lot more valuable discussions coming out of some of the basic and simple questions like: what makes you happy, what are your aspirations for the future etc. This infographic interactive CV tries to portray the other side of me. Of course, nothing really beats a human interaction, so if you would like to get in touch for a cup of coffee, feel free to write me a line