Work in(g) relationships and relationships that work

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by Dr Rachana Patni on Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Session type

Technical level


To elaborate on work in(g) relationships and relationships that work; discuss culture, identity and belonging as aspects of self that are constantly changing; get participants to own the creative process of living their own lives.


In India, we have so much to occupy ourselves and the busy-ness of living can keep us from looking within. This is an ironic thing given that most of the West looks to India to find themselves! I have lived there and here and am back to a place I was never in before, to do what I do best: get people to own that they uncomfortable with the boxes they are living in, shake some, stir some, and make us all enjoy what we could be, and become.

I love what I do: I work with people to create change in their personal lives and organisational lives. Through this session, I will introduce some interesting and exciting concepts about Love and Work, Life and Relationships, You and ME. I will do this thorugh stories, true fictional ones, and real fake ones. I only need you to bring your 'self' to this and I look forward to what the session might become.


Dedicated Time
Comfortable Space
Dis-connection from the virtual world for the duration of the session

Speaker bio

Rachana is the founder of The Matrix of Enquiry, which enables organisations, couples and individuals to address work and relationship issues through tailor-made interventions.

Rachana has over 10 years of experience as a facilitator for groups, couples and individuals and has employed these skills in settings ranging from Himalayan villages in Garhwal to inner-city contexts in London. Rachana’s PhD explored emotion management, diversity and inclusion in international organizations. She is a Certified Executive Coach, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK and has professional qualifications in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and in Social Welfare Administration from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

Living is an artistic endeavour and presents each one of us with the opportunity to be creative. Rachana makes this creative journey her core-business. She has chosen to stay away from labels such as counsellor, therapist or psychologist as she works with a dynamic set of ideas that do not fit any particular one. She works on authentic connections with people and works hard on continuously improving her fakeness-radar!