Endorsing Dr Venkat Pulla

“I know venkat for 30 years and over as a senior in the university and have off and on been in touch with him.
He has been a good friend and a remarkable individual with a set of skills unparalleled – one who can mobilize people effortlessly and can always be relied on to deliver high-quality outputs ahead of time.
I am happy to endorse him as and his work.
He as always been a great listener with the ability to get beneath the surface of things. A good communicator who gets accross with humour, clarity and ease; qualities that complement the depth and intelligence of his conversations.
He is therefore, not surprisingly, amongst the most liked and respected people I have had the pleasure of knowing over the years.”

Krishnan Jayakrishnan
(Jay) holds a B.Sc and an MBA from the Osmania University and is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

About Dr. Venkat Pulla
Dr Venkat Pulla is an Indian born Australian Human Services Mgt Consultant and motivational speaker. He is the Principal of Impetus Global Consulting and founder of Brisbane Institute of Strengths-based practice that offers – training in Strengths approach in human services. and offers grounded theory Master Classes globally. Impetus Global is currently addressing two service programmes for International Students coming into Australian Universities. Venkat has been utilising Appreciative Inquiry in Middle and Senior Management Training in Strategic Leadership, and has undertaken a six-week OvationNet AI Workshop under the workshop leadership with David Cooperrider, in the Spring of 2011. Venkat was Head of the School of Social Work, Northern Territory University, and taught At Australian Catholic University, Charles Sturt & at Sunshine Coast and tutored at Griffith. He is a Tata Dorabji Merit scholar from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (India). Research interests: Human coping & resilience, green social work. He has co-edited volumes on Strengths-based practice, 2012; Perspectives on coping and resilience , 2013; Theories, experiences, and challenges in community work , 2014; Advancing social work in mental health through strengths-based practice, 2014; Some aspects of community empowerment and resilience, 2015; and the Lhotsampa People of Bhutan-Resilience and Survival, 2016 and is editing 'Discrimination, Challenge and Response', 2019, (Palgrave- Macmillan.) As an academic, he makes significant contributions to Social Work education to SAARC countries. He has published with Sage, Routledge, Macmillan, Palgrave, and Wilfred Laurier Press- Canada; Primrose Hall- UK and Australia; Fernwood, California and others in Asia. He is a recipient of NAPSWI – India Lifetime achievement award 2015, and Karma veer Puraskar,-Global Indian Social Worker Award-2008. Scopus Author ID: 56007950700

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