You want to hear Divyanshu. Trust us.
Divyanshu Ganatra is a corporate facilitator and adventure enthusiast, and he packs in quite the punch. After losing his eyesight to glaucoma at the age of nineteen, Divyanshu got an earful of free advice. You should make cane furniture, he was told. Or make chalk. In the years that followed, he made sure to pay no heed to any of it, and went on to pave his own path.
Fast forward many years later, and DIvyanshu has emerged and how. Raking up an impressive list of firsts: India’s first blind solo pilot; first blind tandem cyclist to complete the 500+ kilometre ride from Manali to Khardung La, to being the first blind student to pursue college-level Psychology at the University of Pune. Over the years, the list has only grown. After being close to death and told that he will never climb again, he has scaled some of the highest peaks in the Himalayas.
Key to Divyanshu’s ethos is imagination. “I may have lost my sight but I still have my vision,” he says often, reminding everyone around him of the endless possibilities that exists. A regular at various stages and speaking commitments around the world, Divyanshu challenges his audience to push their boundaries, challenge themselves, and think beyond. Prodding them to engage with a host of difficult questions, he makes sure he walks the talk and shares anecdotes, experiences, and stories from his own multifaceted life. How can you mould your beliefs to bring out the best in you? What can you do to partake of a happier, healthier world? How do you set goals to always keep yourself challenged and never stagnate? What if the key to a fulfilling life lay in asking the right questions? Every conversation with this firecracker is sure to set you thinking.
Apart from changing lives through interactions and public speaking commitments, Divyanshu has founded and runs two organizations full time. At Yellow Brick Road, he dons the hat of a behavioural facilitator, enabling programs on Emotional Intelligence and Achievement Motivation. Along with this corporate avatar, he also finds time to pursue his thirst for adventure, from scaling mountains and flying to scuba diving and tandem cycling. It was this love for adrenaline that led to Adventures Beyond Barriers Foundation, a non-profit that promotes inclusivity through adventure sports for people with and without disability. Whether in the boardroom or on a mountain, Divyanshu strives relentlessly to make the world a more sensitive, empathetic, empowered space, filled with individuals who are willing to do more and be more.
Needless to say, such a power-packed individual has attracted quite some attention. After being featured in the Hindi show ‘Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi,’ host Amitabh Bachhan himself tweeted about how Divyanshu’s “faith is what drives him forward.” And the Big B is far from alone. Divyanshu has gotten media attention across both print and online portals as well as a clientele spanning leading corporates including TATA, KPIT, HCL, Reliance, Citibank, Mahindra & Mahindra, Volkswagen, Adani Group.
The core of it is simple. Divyanshu Ganatra is talented, driven, and multi-faceted. His varied life experiences and the way he has chosen to react to them have moulded a personality defined by its vivaciousness and positivity. Whether as a speaker, facilitator, or co-adventurer, conversation with Divyanshu definitely promises to be a riotous exercise of self-discovery and growth.
You want to hear Divyanshu. We told you so.
On 21st March, 2017, third session under the Leadership Development Program was conducted covering Security Professionals from various corporates based in Mumbai. Mr Divyanshu Ganatra, the psychologist and entrepreneur who lost his eye sight at the age of 19 took a session on “Imagining Possibilities”. He shared his life story to motivate the attendees to strive for the unimaginable. In total, 75 employees attended the session - 39 from GCS and 36 from outside.
100% attendees said the session was Useful. 95% attendees found the overall session to be Outstanding.
100% said the session met their expectations. For 77% the session even exceeded expectations
100% found it to be engaging. 82% found it to be extremely engaging.
98% said they would certainly recommend this sessions to others