- On June 17, 2017
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Concluding session of ACC2PCC batch, on 10th & 11th June. At Chennai. Where it all began for me, professionally, in 1991.
Going from Bangalore, every other city is hot. But I was pleasantly surprised to see the cloudy Chennai, far more pleasant than expected!
Mostly cloudy and a light drizzle made it appear very pleasant! The reading showed higher temp.
At airport, Uber driver asked me to come up to the pick up point, “near the 🇮🇳 flag pole”! While that is a good landmark, I wonder why all airports make it so difficult for travellers to ‘hail a cab’?!
As the cab passed the venue, to my hotel nearby, I updated my FB status ‘feeling blessed’.
Last two days of coach training for the current batch… their journey to ‘become a coach’ to ‘being a coach’.
The learning is mutual !
I quickly checked in, rushed to the restaurant for a quick, late lunch.
I have always been maintaining ‘my’ BFSI sector has been slowest to embrace coaching in their organizations. They still seem to depend on promotions & benefits (even though ESOPs not as popular as it used to be earlier)! Are we investing enough for human capital/holistic development? The answer is plain and simple. But then there are always exceptions to rule.
After catching up on some urgent mails & calls, took some rest.
Evening stepped out for a long walk. Decided to grab an early dinner. Be a roman, decided to look for a Sangeeta restaurant. I took directions, kept walking. Clocked 10k for first time on my fitness band!! Felt happy. Got to make it more frequent to reach my fitness goals:)
Last lap was cut short when a biker offered to drop me off at Sangeeta, RA Puram branch! (For an iconic brand, Branch sound better than an outlet — blame it on the banker in me!)
There were several elderly men, hitting the restaurant to catch up or drink liquid, mostly butter-milk. The food was awesome, as always.
As I waited for the bill, I looked around! The place had a #JustDial rating featuring #Amitabh ji prominently. Nearby, at the entrance, there were photos of great musicians, incl MS🙏
Wish the place was cleaner, quieter and played some music for soul, to supplement the food for body!