Hi there! Here is a small video introduction to what we do.
ProBano is committed to providing the best career guidance to school students all over India by leveraging its innovative courses and technology which would enable students to make informed career choices and hence succeed in their careers.
Introducing to you, the team of ProBano
(Click on the photos to know more about our stories and what connects us to this cause of democratizing quality career guidance for school students)
Aditya is the CEO of ProBano and a passionate Career Guide. He completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology from Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur. While pursuing his studies in Information Technology, he realized that he is not really passionate about it. After asking some of his friends, he got to know that people had made their career choices influenced by societal stereotypes and parents’ unfulfilled dreams since they didn’t have much awareness about different career options available. This fostered the idea of ProBano while he was still in college.
After graduating from college, he started ProBano, working on it full time. It has played a major role in shaping his personality. He is deeply passionate about education and entrepreneurship, and can read and talk about it for really long. He believes in purposefulness and making a positive social impact through his career.
Apart from work, he spends most of his time watching comedy videos on YouTube, listening to music, and watching Bollywood films. He also plans to catch up on some cricket and football matches which he has been missing a lot in the recent days.
Varun is working at ProBano as a Career Guide & Business Developer. He has completed his Bachelor’s in Psychology Hons. from Amity University, Rajasthan. He loves to take on challenges in life and understand people, especially their behaviour. He believes in helping the society to grow together by working in the right direction. By joining ProBano, he wants to help students to decide the right path to walk in the future and present as well, and wants to pursue his passion for interacting with students, helping them to analyse their interests and personality. Apart from work, he spends most of his time in reading good content especially novels, listening to podcasts and TED talks, and working on his mental and physical health.
Ena is working at ProBano as the Chief Learning Officer. She is interested in design, education and well-being. She deeply believes in the power of self-learning and learning about the self. Through her work, she wants to help individuals in pursuing what is meaningful to them so that they can live more meaningful and productive lives in harmony with their surroundings. Apart from work, she spends most of her time in designing, learning and experiencing new things.
Ena comes with 5+ years of experience in various fields. She has started her career as a Travel Experience Designer; worked at BloodConnect as the President of Projects, Innovations and Planning. She has also worked with Vision India Foundation and Rashtram School of Public Leadership as a Career Advancement Manager.
Ena has co-founded an ed-tech startup called MyWays and developed a three-dimensional framework (Introspection, Information, Interaction) for career decision making. She has designed and conducted introspective career decision making workshops for the student groups from IIT Delhi, Miranda House, NSIT, Hindu College, Amity University, IPU, Shivaji College and various other top institutions of India.
Anshul is working at ProBano as a Career Guide and a Business Developer. He has an interest in interacting with people with different mindset and to learn from each one of them. He believes in Change. By joining ProBano, he wants to pursue his passion of letting others know of what their passion may lie in. Apart from work he spends most of his time at traveling and trying his hand on cricket.
Balwant is working at ProBano as a Software Developer. He has a keen interest in Web Development. He believes in learning new things and is always ready to learn something new. To him, career counselling is important because it helps students to find the right career path for themselves by examining their core competencies. As career opportunities are increasing day by day which ultimately affects the choice of a student, when they have hundreds of choices, picking up the most valuable one is difficult. Apart from work, he spends most of his time watching anime, listening to music and playing games.
I am Kapil Chatkara, a Psychologist with a specialization in Counselling. My area of interest is studying the nature of mind – understanding the human mind as it is and determining its Strengths, Weaknesses, Tendencies, and Inclinations. I have done hundreds of counseling sessions, with more than 5000 hours of experience in counseling diversified into Career, Relationship, Grief, Behavioral, Spiritual, Suicide-Prevention, Consulting, etc. My favorite approaches are Existential & Solution Centered by leveraging my natural style which goes in tandem with CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy).
My experience and both psychological training and spiritual grasp of life indisputably teach me that ‘every human being is unique!’. To put it simply, even the identical twins are not identical in their behavior and life path, not even in their fingerprints! Therefore, we as humans should try and identify the skill and area-of-interest that nature has bestowed on us. However, the irony is that everyone agrees that natural skill is a god-gift but in our own idea of quest for survival or so-called rat-race, most of us mistake ‘Uniqueness within Self’ with ‘Exclusivity of Self (over others)’, in other words, ‘knowing the maximum potential of self’ v/s ‘competing for success of self (over others)’. My own natural skill is in exploring and unraveling the natural abilities of the individuals so as to empower the human mind for conscious decision making, clear-the-air, bring clarity in individuals, understand self better for better future, etc. which in turn helps in different stages of life whether it is about making better career choices, making relationships better, overcoming loss or addictive behavior and motivating for life.
My wish is to continue to improve myself in different spheres of life so that every opportunity or situation I encounter in life is dealt gracefully without any fears, insecurities or inhibitions!