(ICFAI conducts interactive webinar session on “ Finding Purpose : The Journey from Campus through Career”)
“Life with a purpose infuses energy and joy and gives you immense job satisfaction“ quoted Mr. Leo Fernandez, CEO and Co-Founder, Talent Ease at the 29th Webinar conducted on November 5th, 2021 on the topic “Finding Purpose : The Journey from Campus through Career”. The Webinar is a part of the ICFAI’s WiseViews Interactive Webinar Series conducted on every Friday at 6.30pm.
Mr. Leo elaborated on three key issues which determine one’s career. They are: purpose, proficiency and passion. He said “These are the key circles which are interconnected or overlapped with each other. While proficiency carries 3X impact, the passion has 5X and the purpose has the maximum 10x impact on our lives. Self-motivation can help you find the purpose of life and one can define it by what you give rather than what you get”, he added.
“Values and relationships are the other factors which are pathways to find the purpose. Giving importance to the relationships gives you conviction to go ahead in your career journey. You rarely regret the things you did and not the things you have not tried at all”, asserted Mr. Leo. “Applying the MAD (Making a Difference) quotient in every step of life also gives you clarity in your life”, he stated.
Mr. Leo used some interesting anecdotes in his talk to elucidate the points he discussed. He said “When you have found the purpose and the passion in the job you will be pleasantly fatigued and not tired. Making a right choice is best when it is proactive rather than a reactive one”.
Answering to a query in the Q & A session, Mr. Leo stated that one should always bent towards the pull rather than the push when they are contemplating a switch in their job. “Individual purpose inclined with the organizational purpose will make an ideal combination” Mr Leo observed.
The webinar was moderated by Prof. R Prasad, Director – Academic Wing, ICFAI Group and Prof. Sudhakar Rao, Director – Branding, ICFAI Group.
About 250 participants including entrepreneurs, Research Scholars, working professionals from various parts of the country registered for this webinar which was also live streamed on facebook.
About the Speaker Mr Leo Fernandez:
Mr. Leo Fernandez is the CEO and Co-founder of TalentEase. He is passionate about “Creating tomorrow’s leaders today” which is the TalentEase mantra. Mr. Leo was previously a Partner/Managing Director with Accenture, Singapore running outsourcing businesses across the Asia Pacific region. He was earlier with Hewitt, India Life and the Tata Group. His strengths have been creating and building high performance, multi-cultural teams and turning around business operations.
Mr Leo has had a 20-year corporate career in leadership positions heading businesses in India and the Asia Pacific region. After 8 years in Singapore, he returned to India to pursue his dream of working with children and young adults. TalentEase works with children and young adults on leadership skills and values especially through year-round programs integrated into the school and college curriculum.
TalentEase has run over 1 million children impact sessions and also works with school and college leadership, educators, teachers and parents on transforming how schools and parents can better prepare today’s children to lead successful and meaningful lives tomorrow; and has so far trained over 10,000 of them.
Mr. Leo regularly authors the LeaderSpeak Column for the Business Line’s On Campus edition and has been a jury member for the India Fund Fest – one of India’s most successful funding competitions. He enjoys traveling, writing and watching movies. His wife Teresa and he try to stay young and updated through their two children- Marcus and Marcela.
About ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education: The ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education is Deemed-to-be University under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. ICFAI Business School (IBS) is a constituent of ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education. About 5,800 students are pursuing various programs in the Faculty of Management (ICFAI Business School), Faculty of Science & Technology (IcfaiTech), Faculty of Law (ICFAI Law School) and ICFAI School of Architecture, NAAC, an autonomous institute of University Grants Commission has also accredited The University with ‘A+’ Grade with an impressive score (institutional CGPA) of 3.43 out of 4.