Having worked in learning and development, coaching school leaders and teachers on leadership and management for more than 10 years throughout India, moving into the ceramic design and production business with her husband might seem an unlikely career move for Sonali. However, this welcome change led her on a new path of discovery and learning.
The MBA programme at Roehampton Online has not only affirmed her interest in business and innovation, but is also helping her apply what she has learnt in previous roles to her current position. Demonstrating how departments and disciplines interrelate gives her a strategic overview of the workings of the business from concept to market.
Today the business has evolved into a luxury product-design company called Virtuoso Pastiche, now based in San Francisco and working with creative designers and manufacturers across the world.
With confidence, Sonali has been able to put her knowledge into practice, creating brand communications for meetings and presentations, and liaising with potential production partners, prospective clients and potential investors.
Having achieved distinctions in several of her modules, Sonali is determined to continue her passion for learning by pursuing a PhD, returning to her first love – Learning and Development – with greater gusto, a holistic insight and business acumen.
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