Directors

Anand Mittal

Simple & fair are a couple of words that define Anand. One of his life purposes is to “gain clarity & give clarity”. This is something he does intentionally to take care of his physiological & psychological needs.
Anand is the Co-Founder of Pause Play along with being a behavioral consultant, coach & mentor. As a consultant, his repertoire work is diverse - executive presence, ability to lead self & others, resilience to sustain in this ever-changing world, impact during presentations and also team dynamics. He has experience of working with various industries across different levels. Anand has an overall experience of about 19 years! As a behavioral consultant, he amalgamates his experience & understanding of theatre, psychology & corporate to create relevant experiences for his audience.
He believes that theatre & drama has played an important role in his life. Anand is a trained actor & a drama instructor from Barry John Acting Studio. He has also written & directed plays.

Anand says, “while in my workshops or coaching sessions, I give undivided attention to each of my participant & use my observations to up their performance, there is a moment to cherish when the transformation happens or even if the process starts.”
Anand is a student of psychology. He believes that human emotions are beautiful & complex hence it is important to go beneath and see why someone is behaving a certain way. He is able to create experiences/moments which help people deepen their understanding of self & others during his workshop & coaching sessions.
His journey in L&D started in 2005 with Convergys (now Concentrix) as a process & soft skills trainer. He has experienced pain & pleasure both in his 8 years of corporate life.
Some of the clients he has worked in the recent past are GSK, Wipro, UNDP, SMBC, HSBC, Cognizant, SRF, Godrej, RBS, Maxlife Insurance, Soprasteria, Nestle and many more.
If you like poetry, spend an evening with Anand! As he says, “Life has been kind enough to offer me experiences, and along with it comes emotions. Whenever he feels an emotion which is strong (good or bad) irrespective, he would wear the hat of a “poet” and put words together.” You can read his poems on Instagram. ( you can access the link below).
https://www.instagram.com/anandmahavirmittal/

Jigyasa Sharma

Passion, drive, commitment, diligence are a few words that describe Jigyasa. She is the Co-founder and Director at Pause Play where she is leading Sale, Marketing and Operations. Her zeal to grow and learn has contributed to a quick progression of her career.
She began her journey in 2010 as a freelancer in marketing research while completing Economics Honours from Delhi University. Post that, she set her foot in the behavioural training industry starting as an operational manager. Growing through the ranks, Jigyasa has been leading sales and marketing for the last three years. Her keen interest in marketing and designing has led her to complete Post Graduation Certification in Digital Marketing, with a specialization in Branding. Jigyasa has been intrigued by Psychology for as long as she can remember and finally got a chance to pursue her desire. She is now a proud final year student of Psychology.
Throughout her 7 years in the industry, Jigyasa has always been passionate about creating a difference and leaving an impact. Her high risk-taking appetite, resilience, dedication to work and ability to solve problems has built a career with lots of milestones. She has interacted with over 150 clients with whom she has close and beautiful relationships. Right from commercial negotiations, design relevance to what is going on in personal life, Jigyasa has spoken to them about all
Moreover, her outlook towards work is not merely ‘professional’ but rather personal. She strongly believes that close human connections go a long way. More so, that has enabled her to hold not just a healthy rapport with clients, but also a strong bond with colleagues, employees, and team members.
Strengthening an organization that thrives on self-transformation, had been a dream since 2013. Though achieved, Jigyasa feels there always more for her to accomplish and learn. Pause Play is a single stone in this ocean of an industry, and there are multitudes of projects she aspires to bring at the fore-front to create a lasting ripple effect.

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Vivek Arora

Vivek is the Co-Founder and an executive coach, with an experience of over 22 years in the area of development & consultancy. He has coached, conducted workshops and trained over 40,000 employees and consulted companies both in India and overseas. Vivek, in capacity of a practicing psychologist and an executive coach, works with some of the senior most leaders in organizations.
Some of his recent projects include; working as an executive coach and mentor to CEO, CFO of a large multinational media company, personal coach to the finance director of one of the leading BPO’s, has been a performance coach on the impact and influencing ability of executive director of a multi-national liquor company, and senior leaders of one of the top five brands of the world, and an executive coach to the chairman of a huge global company.
He has done some phenomenal consulting work across industries. He uses his outstanding histrionic skills to provide a live experience for all of his coachees and also his participants. Vivek cares passionately about the people he works with and combines his solid experience and depth of expertise with a user-friendly approach. Vivek says “I help to inspire confidence as well as pushing boundaries for improvement into high performance, through providing guidance and support to leaders. As a young CEO, I understand the challenges that Senior Executives face in managing both the strategic and day to day operational activities”.
He is a Diploma holder in counselling psychology, Diploma in International Marketing from Middlesex Community College, USA and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Apeejay School of Management, Delhi; he is also a part of Repertory company at National School of Drama, New Delhi. Vivek recently completed his certification in Psychodrama. He has handled assignments in the area of Personal Impact, Presentation Skills, Communication Skills, Influencing skills, Leadership, Corporate values, Team Building.