Understand Yourself, Challenge Yourself, Trust Yourself,and Change Yourself


  Buy our Course Material and Book Combo for Rs. 2500 / USD 40     

 ( Emphasis on  Advanced Spoken English and Personality Development ) 

This Combo  package includes
A)  A 30 to 60-minute Phone call/ Skype interaction for  detailed directions on usage & guidance for improvement
B)  Course material ( 100 + pages with exercises & tests ) sent as a hard copy, PDF & PPT files, with a detailed  explanation on phone as to how to use this material  very effectively
C)  The published book of mine.

( The course material is  based on my personal experiences in coaching 1000 candidates ) 

Call / What's App: Dinesh Sir on 91-9619545460   OR  email on PersonaAcademy7@gmail.com 


I am Dr. Shraddha Kode, a dentist by profession.

Till I completed my BDS, I was a shy person with a lot of stage fear, fear of speaking in public and fear of group discussions. My  first memory of public speaking is that of a “shloka competition” in school wherein I ran away to escape from the stage. Next, in my  elocution competition I just rushed through my topic. That fear was inbuilt in me for long. Even during graduation days -though I did well in academics-  when it came to clearing the viva’s, I used to be left with no words to express myself. After my graduation, I decided to go to Persona Academy. That day onwards, my life has changed. It has brought about a revolutionary change in my life. Ma'am and Sir found out where I lack and decided to work on it.


All thanks to Persona Academy that I now participate in competitions without anybody forcing me into it ! Immediately after my course, I have participated in a number of medical conferences where I have presented to audiences.

 Kshraa24@gmail.com   Mobile:  9773752150 

Our goal is simple: To create sound personalities, one student at a time.

 Since we opened our doors, the Sunday GD & Debating Club has been helping students fulfill their potential in Public Speaking, Group Discussions, Debating and in PowerPoint Presentations. We do this through personalized instruction,  hand holding, and working carefully for the most efficient learning. The Sunday GD club is normally from 10:30 am to 12.30 pm on every Sunday at our premises in Thane West.




Dinesh Bandiwadekar worked as  GM ( Marketing ) of RAK Ceramics PJSC  in UAE ( Dubai & RAK ) for 10 years. ( Global sales in 2010: USD 1 Billion. ) 

He also worked as  Asst Vice President( Marketing ) in RAK Ceramics India Pvt Ltd.  Besides that he has worked in Mumbai at V.P. level positions in Pidilite Industries Ltd; TPF Group ( www.tpf.eu) of Europe, and a few other MNCs, after starting his career as a G.E.T. in Tata Electric Companies. He is an Engineer - B.E. (Hons)  from the prestigious VJTI ( Mumbai University )  ( 1985) &   MBA - from IIFT New Delhi ( 1987) and has 30 years of working experience in the private and corporate sector internationally.  He has worked overseas for 10 years and has traveled to over 25 countries on business, especially for Business Development, Sales & Marketing for MNCs. 

He has also participated in the Engineering Leadership Program of the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership (RCEL) of Rice University in Houston, TX, USA and holds certificates in Personal Leadership Development Planning and Leading High Performing Teams,  Relationship Management, and Self Awareness and the Effective Leader.

Back in 1988, he was offered a Ph.D. research position in Developmental Planning at the

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

He also holds a certificate in POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY  from the University of North

Carolina at Chapel Hill ( UNC ) in the USA. He also holds a certificate in 

PSYCHOLOGY AT WORK from the University of  Western Australia at Perth and a

certificate in PERSONALITY TYPES AT WORK from the University of Florida.

He also holds a certificate in ADHD: Everyday Strategies for Elementary Students

from the State University of New York ( SUNY ) and the University of Buffalo in

the U.S.A. He also holds a certificate in English for Career Development from the

University of Pennsylvania  ( UPenn ), USA.

He has topmost scores in international 
English testing exams: 

653 ( 99 % ) in TOEFL( 1991)  &  Bands 8's & 9's scores in IELTS ( 2004 ).

He has written for over 20 international magazines, and also for the

Times of India on multiple occasions. He has been a contributor to the

American Marketing Association's  ( AMA ) journal - The Marketing Educator.

 He also worked as a Hon. Consulting Editor of the ARAB CONSTRUCTION WORLD 

magazine published from Lebanon from 2001-2003. He was also a member of the 

Construction Writers Association of Illinois, USA.  During his college days, he also

compered programmes on All India Radio ( AIR).

In 2002, he was invited to write an article on ''Dubai- An International Hub

for Building products" for a special publication "CONSTRUCTION FOCUS" 

 from a UK based publishing house on Dubai's then Crown Prince H.H. Sheikh

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The publication highlighted Dubai's

the construction industry and infrastructure.

He is highly experienced in situations where results matter a lot and where the

competition is cutthroat and where a high level of interpersonal skills are required.  

He has also attended several self-development training courses.  Handling office

politics is an issue of great concern to him and he attempts to understand and

master the current situations of his client. He has been covered by the Times of India

and several Marathi newspapers for his work.

Rajashree Bandiwadekar has worked at various managerial level positions in

State Bank of India for 12 years in India. She has also worked in the UAE ( Dubai )

at the National Bank of Umm Al Quwain as Manager- Credit. She has interacted with

top-level bankers and finance executives during her 15 years of working experience. 

She is a B.Com from the University of Bombay ( 1987 ) ( Podar College, Matunga )

&  a  Cost Accountant ( AICWA) ( now  ACMA)  by qualifications. She has trained a

number of working professionals and students in all aspects of Personality Development,

Critical Thinking, Soft Skills, and English Speaking Skills.

Jointly they bring to the table 45 years of high-level managerial working experience

in the corporate business sector which helps students tremendously.



I am Kishor Bagal. I joined Persona Academy in May 2016. I am working in the investment banking field since the past 4 years. My career growth was slow because I was shy and an  introvert at the workplace. After attending one to one lectures with Rajashree Ma’ am, I realized my drawbacks.  I  started working on those areas as per the guidance of Rajashree  Ma’am & Dinesh Sir and it  started showing positive results 

The debating sessions have helped me a lot to speak confidently in public. I have given impressive presentations to my office colleagues and received appreciation for my work from my boss after joining the course.

While doing the course, I was asked to attend an  interview at Nomura Services India Pvt Ltd.  I  consulted Rajashree Ma’am; and she  helped me a lot to prepare for interview . It resulted in my clearing  all the three rounds of the selection process and I got an  offer letter with hike of 35% on my current package and also a much better job profile. The learning at  Persona Academy  is also  helping me a lot in my day to day working. Thanks to Rajashree Ma’am and Dinesh Sir for creating a great change in me.

kishor.bagal004@gmail.com    Mobile:9892585473

Dinesh Bandiwadekar at a presentation in a Press Conference  in Dubai, sharing the dais with the CEO of RAK Ceramics PJSC, UAE - a US $ 1 billion sales multinational 

Have we made a monster out of the English language in India?".....Read this in

Dinesh Bandiwadekar's ​​​​​​BLOG at

Testimonial from a Specialist -  Senior Chartered Accountant from Mumbai -                           Senior Management Leadership Training 


I am Pankaj Mishra and I am a Chartered Accountant. The profession of Chartered Accountancy is known for its rigorous  & comprehensive curriculum in the domain of finance which has made it one of the most sought-after career choice. Role of a CA varies from that of an auditor to an investment banker, a fund manager, a risk assessor  /manager or a financial controller. These roles need a very high standard of technical skills as well as soft skills.  
Today's corporate world needs polished soft skills which include critical thinking, debating and negotiation techniques, presentation skills, public speaking, collaboration & influencing techniques etc.  
The CA curriculum & training provides the requisite technical expertise but one needs to develop other skills too to succeed in today's corporate world. 
I have always tried to develop these skills but I needed a good trained & experienced professional to help me. It is said that learning should never stop and I found Persona Academy on the internet & thought it suitable to enhance my skills set.  
My learning at Persona Academy has been simply a great experience & I started seeing improvement in the way I spoke at meetings or at any public speaking forum.  
Mr. Bandiwadekar had been at senior positions in the corporate world in India and abroad and his experience helped me extensively to hone my skills set. 
I would strongly recommend any Chartered Accountant and students of Chartered Accountancy to visit Persona  Academy and go through the tailor-made courses for enhancing soft skills and for developing their personalities.

Thanks to Persona Academy !!

Pankaj Mishra, ACA  


Mobile: 91-902 90 80378  


Debating / GD's 

Special focus on I.T. and I.T.E.S. managers 

We have trained managers and executive from several IT/ ITES companies in various areas of personality development, soft skills, critical thinking, and expression skills and in advanced spoken English. We have trained IT professionals from other companies too.

TCS                UBS

Capgemini      eClerx

Accenture       Netmagic 

Cognizant       Wills Towers Watson 

ATOS              Paramount Health Services

Lanxess          Infodrive Analytics 

L&T Infotech   Aurion Solutions

Sungard          Sterling Information

Morningstar     Aarav ITES 

TechMahindra  Linedata/ Gravitas

VACS               Gebbs






Palladium Networks

Merce Technologies




100+ pages of practical exercise material with


for self training

   Our Founders & Trainers 

                                        Persona Academy is a Registered Trademark of PERSONA SKILL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE 

 Head Office:  B 53 Pereira Nagar Bldg 7 CHS, Khopat, Thane (West ) PIN 400601 (Mob 9619545460 )  Branch: Green City,Bhata / Pal, Surat


Rajashree Bandiwadekar ( AICWA/ CMA ) conducting a  Group Discussion session.

 PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT  REDEFINED - A personalised 1-on-1 approach
Emphasis on Leadership Skills, Personality Development, Soft Skills, Critical Thinking ,Career  & Office Issues and  Advanced Spoken English for working professionals

I really enjoyed reading this book. It is well written, informative, and easy to understand. The book provides many methods and strategies to improve your communication skills, written as well as oral. In this day and age of multi-continent meetings, conference calls, and email communications, this book will prove to be an invaluable resource for new employees as well as experienced managers.

Dr. Girish P. Kelkar, Director, WJM Technologies-L.A., USA

We have helped a lot of students to

succeed in interviews . We  have also saved 

the jobs of many others which they would

have normally lost due to poor communication skills & low confidence.

Here's what an old acquaintance has to say.....  

"I am Fanny Alcocer Nunez, now settled in  Rome, Italy. I worked with Dinesh for more than 6 years in RAK Ceramics UAE, where I was the Chief Architect & Designer, and I directly reported to him when he was the AGM / GM (Marketing) . 

He could be one of the best guys that I ever worked with in my career spanning 30 years within Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He knit a fantastic team of managers, staff & workers and we executed many deadline oriented projects in several countries including high profile, large sized exhibitions in the ceramic industry. I found  his leadership skills, communication skills and his ability to get diverse people from different nationalities to work together  

amazing !  Knowing his abilities, I am

not at all surprised  that he has been

so successful in running such an


All the best to Persona Academy !"

Fanny Alcocer Nunez

Mob: + 39 338 580 2595  



I am Ankit Agarwal from Kalyan. I hail from  a  struggling  middle class family and my father works as a salesman  in a shop. When I & my father first met Dinesh Sir and Rajashree Ma’am after finishing my B.Com , I never thought that Persona Academy will bring a huge change in my life in just about 2 months.

All through my school and college days, I struggled to speak in English, and couldn’t make friends with those who spoke good English.  I always kept away from an English speaking crowd. Not only I had great problems with the language, but I had a number of inhibitions . I also wondered what my future will be.

Within 2 months time of joining Persona Academy, that was history. I not only overcame all my problems, but I got 3 jobs within 2 months of joining the course , all in multinational BPO/ bank related voice processes. I took a job finally in a very well known ITES company. Out of 43 persons I was the only one to be shortlisted for a final round. For me Rajashree Ma’am and Dinesh Sir are the most wonderful people on earth.  They did a number of exercises on a 1 on 1 basis and in groups  to change my personality, improve my soft skills and of course my English.

​Thank You Sir & Ma'am. I am most grateful to you. 

Ankit Agarwal
Mob: 8888 663781   agarwalankit436@gmail.com  

Next Generation -Young Owners Leadership Programme  

Personality Development, Soft Skills Training & Business Leadership programme for children of business families

Our course is based on real-time situations for the young owner in a  one- to- one training for handling complex interpersonal situations, diplomacy, decision making, business etiquettes, time management, avoiding the hype, avoiding procrastinating, and being practical businessmen with the ability to handle your managerial staff. We will get the next generation going


Dinesh & Rajashree Bandiwadekar are veterans from  the Corporate Sector with more than 45 years of cumulative senior management & international experience . Scroll down to the end of this page for their profiles

Personality Development


Spoken English 

​​​​Our Trainers

Get trained by experts who have  worked  at VP & GM levels and  have cumulative experience of 45 years in multiple domains.


"Do you have a fear of presenting in a meeting ?"

"Have you been passed over for promotion because you could not communicate well in English?"

" Did you miss out on a job because you did not have enough confidence in facing the interview committee?"

"Were you eliminated from a competitive Group Discussion because you could not make your point?"

"Do you think that your personality lacks in leadership skills?"

"Do you feel left out during social interactions & social events due to some inborn inhibitions?"

"Do you tend to avoid people or talking to them?"

"Did you want to tell your boss in office that  he is wrong, or he is not

treating your properly,  or is taking a bad decision, but you could not ?"

 We assure you that after our course you will never have the above problems in life...........                                         


Soft Skills


There is no greater honour than supporting someone's growth & evolution in life.


We have trained senior management personnel from

companies on a one to one basis and in small groups in several aspects of personality development & soft skills and advanced spoken English. The training is conducted at our premises only.  I am also a management consultant for SME enterprises.  

Nexus Malls (Blackstone Group USA )& Krishnapatanam Port are our clients

Call for a discussion 9619545460

We have had students coming in from Abu Dhabi and  Singapore for our Intermediate & 

Engineering Leadership Programmes

Testimonial from a Director of an American Multinational -Senior Management Leadership Training 

Aishwarya Kolte, one of our star students. Aishwarya became the Secretary of the Rotaract Club of Dombivli - Rainbow at the age of 23 , just  a year after she finished our Intermediate course. A year later she became the President. Hailing from a typical middle class family from a far flung central suburb, she worked on her personality and achieved what people achieve much later in life. Currently works at a well known KPO as a Team Lead. Hats off to her determination




I am Afaque Usman Katil, working as a design engineer in a well known company in U.A.E., manufacturing state-of-the-art armored  vehicles for various armies around the world . I traveled to Thane  for the specialized course in "Persona for Engineers'', and it was a great experience for me to learn many aspects of personality development and soft skills, presentation skills,  group discussions and debating in a very effective manner.  

I also learned to coordinate meetings like kick-off meetings, engage in arguments and negotiations, compere office programmes, and present to teams of clients- all with the unique techniques Mr. Dinesh has skillfully developed from his personal experiences.

I highly recommend this course to all engineers and also others who wish to improve their personalities, soft skills and critical thinking in an accelerated mode of learning. The skills that I learned are highly effective in the modern office environment, specially for engineers aiming at top techno-managerial positions.

Er. Afaque Usman Katil ( Abu Dhabi )

Here's what another old acquaintance has to say.....  

"I know Mr. Dinesh since 2000 (  for more than 15 years  ).We worked in the same company in the UAE, where I was a production ceramist in a large manufacturing plant producing ceramic & porcelain tiles. I was doing well for myself, but one day Mr. Dinesh, after interacting with me for a few months  & knowing my problems at work & after gauging my personal skills, advised me seriously to move into sales & marketing. I did that soon, and that advise has proved so beneficial to me that now I am at the top position ( General Manager ) in a large multinational group in the Sultanate of Oman in just about 10 years of joining the company. The career advise was fantastic and it came at a right time for me. Mr. Dinesh has a great knack for understanding a person very quickly and his advise for your  career enhancement is just fantastic"

Ramesh Jayapal 

GM ( Zubair Group )-Sultanate of Oman

Mobile: + 968 9911 0564




Testimonial from a Specialist -  Core Engineer from Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.


I am Aishwarya Kolte. I joined Persona Academy in April 2016 and that was perhaps the best thing I did in my life. It has changed me a lot inside out, and  from being a  shy & introverted girl into someone who can now participate in several social activities and can easily address a gathering of people. The confidence gained by me, thanks to Dinesh Sir & Rajashree Ma'am,  made me contest and win the post of Secretary for the year 2016-17 of the Rotaract Club of Dombivli Industrial Area -Rainbow. My heartfelt thanks to my mentors. 


 A student from University of Missouri, USA     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMYE5dteJUQ 

Dinesh Bandiwadekar with H.H. Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, an Emirate of the U.A.E., before a presentation.

Enquire about our training for Top Management positions including preparation for your Annual Strategy Meets/ Conferences /Town Halland Content Development for your presentations

 Call Dinesh Sir on 9619545460

We will develop in you

Leadership Skills

Critical Thinking & Expression Ability

High Levels of Confidence

Interpersonal Skills

Positive Thinking

High Self Esteem

High level of Assertiveness

Networking Skills

Group Discussion Skills

Interview Skills

Ability to handle office politics

Ability to face difficult people

Ability to tackle career issues


I am Amar Dalvi, and I am a Chemical Engineer working for a very reputed and well known company in Mumbai at a senior managerial level. I had a lot of issues with my personality and one of them was fear of speaking in public. By the time I had finished half the course at Persona Academy, most of my issues were resolved. One day, suddenly I was sent as a replacement speaker by my company at a  conference  on safety in Chennai. To my own surprise and my delight I spoke with great confidence  in front of 300 important delegates and received an applause at the end. I give full credit to Persona Academy for changing me so quickly.


I want to tell every young person who is interested in developing his or her personality,  to simply enrol  in  Dinesh Sir & Rajashree Ma’am’s Persona Academy. They can work wonders on anyone.  I am highly indebted to them for helping me get confirmation in my job after excelling in a grilling  interview by my employers  ( a multinational BPO )  . Sir & Ma'am  improved  my spoken English Skills, Interview Skills, GD skills & Presentation Skills  tremendously in a short time. I saw a huge change in myself in just 1-2 months and I made an impressive presentation to my bosses and colleagues in office, very soon after joining the course.  Today I am a confirmed employee of a large BPO and I can speak well,  excel in interpersonal relations and I can handle any client worldwide, or any office situation confidently……and believe me, I am from a vernacular (medium) school. 

Hemant Koli
( Mobile number can be requested ).

Do watch this one hour discussion for youngsters and students on career planning, personality development, soft skills development, methods for improving spoken English Skills, and many other aspects of working & business, held through a ZOOM meeting hosted by Anand VIshwa Gurukal. Sharda Education Society, Thane W.

Speaker: Dinesh Bandiwadekar

1000 +

We are experienced in turning around the personalities & soft skills of 1000+ candidates, out of which  600 + were working executives ranging from President, Sr. VP, VP, GM, to Managers and Executives in various functions, from large & medium-sized companies.  In addition, we have trained 100+ MBA, Engineering, Pharma, Law, Accounting and other students. 

"Just a fantastic book for all working professionals and a practical guide for students to get prepared for working in offices anywhere in the world"  

Tanmay Bhalerao,

B.E.  MS  Ex- AECOM Engineer- N.Y.



I am Damini Choudhari.  I joined Persona Academy in May 2016. It was a life changing experience for me.  I have realized my full potential and have developed terrific confidence. The personalized training did all the wonders. A lot of effort was made for me and is made for all the students. When I completed the course, I was selected as the main  Anchor for the student festival of my college in Thane.  I also was selected to intern with SAAM Marathi channel as Anchor. Recently I have acted in 2 Marathi serials- "Anjali'' on Zee Yuva and ''Choti Malkin'' on Star Pravah.  My heartfelt thanks to my mentors- Dinesh Sir & Rajashree Ma'am.  Rajashree Ma'am is like another Mom for me.  



Technicas Reunidas                            Toyo India                       St. Xavier's College               
Ernst & Young and PWC                     Fortis Hospitals               IIT Mumbai                                   
Larsen & Toubro                                  Lanxess                          VJTI                                      
TCS                                                     HDFC Ergo                     BITS Pilani                             
Tech Mahindra                                    Thokeim India                  BITS Pilani Goa     
Capgemini                                           Airtel                                MIT, Manipal                                         
Accenture                                            Godrej                             NIT, Surathkal
Yaskawa India( L&T)                           Tata Capital                    Pillai Group (Panvel)
Reliance Industries Ltd.                       Flipkart                           R.A.
Podar ( BBA )
Cognizant                                            Reliance Capital 
Reliance Telecom                                Morning Star                    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Reliance Life Sciences Ltd                  TISS                                Ipsos Asia Pacific (Singapore )
UBS                                                     Jones Lang LaSalle         NIMR AUTOMOTIVE ( UAE ) 
Wipro                                                   Morgan Stanley               Pixel Digital Systems ( UAE ) 
Shapoorji  Pallonji                                New Zealand Consulate  
Nokia                                                   Palladium Networks        Infodrive Analytics                             
Airtel                                                    D Mart                             Merce Technologies
Technologies                        Netmagic ( A NTT Communications Co ) 
Burns & McDonnell India                     IndiaInfoline                    Herbalife
ICICI Bank                                           Willis Towers Watson      SVC Bank
Sewells Group ( Australian MNC )      Majesco ( Part of Mastek earlier )
Sungard ( US  I.T. Multinational)         Kotak Mahindra Prime    Saraswat Bank
ACC ( Holcim )                                    Paramount Health Services-TPA
MSEDCL                                             O.P. Jindal Univ. Narela - BBA
Mumbai University Colleges               Engg. Colleges in Mumbai /Thane/Navi Mumbai    
Pune University Colleges                    NMIMS- MBA                  AXIS BanK
Hewlett Packard                                  Sydenham College         Sterling  Information Resources
Lechler India (German Multinational) SIES Management          VFS  Global        
Linde (German Multinational )            JK Singhania School XIIth
Alembic (Pharma )                              eClerx ( KPO/BPO)         
BS/MS Students headed to :
K. Raheja Group                                 Saujanya Chemicals       
Texas A&M University        
Chartered Accountants- 15 nos          Mahimtura Consultants   
University of Delaware   
SGS India                                           DY Patil Univ.                  
University of Texas at Dallas             
Prothious Engineering                        Kohinoor Hotel Mgmt.    
Queensland Institute of Technology   Mahindra & Mahindra     
JSW ( Dolvi Works )                           Aurion Solutions                                     

SAP & I.T. Hardware consultants       MYG Engg Services      Foreign University Students:

Doctors & Dentists                              K-LINE(Shipping)           
University of Missouri (MS Student ) 
Pilot/ Aviation Engineer ( Qatar Airways)                                 
 Curtin University, Malaysia                             

Kotak Mahindra Prime                        IIFL

Director of a Pvt Ltd Refrigeration equipment company           GS Medical College (KEM)

Director of a Pvt Ltd Architectural Firm                                     VG Vaze ( Kelkar )College 

VKL Seasoning Pvt. Ltd.                                                           VIT- Vellore Institute of Technology

Devatech Engineers Pvt. Ltd.                                                   Somaiya College BBA students

Precihole Machine Tools Pvt. Ltd.                                             Director of School Toppers Institute

Krishnapatnam Port Company Ltd.      Hallmark Automotive

IL&FS                                                   Westerly Retail (Blackstone Group ) 

Voltas International Ltd.                       Genrui Biotech Inc.

BRENNAN IT ( Australian Company ) National Stock Exchange ( NSE )

HDFC BANK                                        AECOM USA

Federal Bank                                        EMU Lines