Testimonial from our first student in 2014 when we started our coaching- Romit Takle was a final year engineering student then   

 I just wanted to share a quick note and let you know that Dinesh Sir is really good at improving one's personality, presentation skills, enhancing  general industry knowledge & providing career tips.  I’m glad that he has helped me overcome all my self-doubts, and made me more confident. The course content was really helpful and can be beneficial across any sector.

With personal coaching & advise from Mr. Dinesh, it  has landed me with a very good & challenging job at Tata Projects Ltd which I am very much thankful to him. He had advised me to move into BIM many years ago which I did.  I now work in the area of 3D,4D&5D BIM Specialist & BIM Co-ordinator and in  VR & AR.

Now the course content may have evolved from the start as I was one of his first student , I may take another session for more learning.

Thank You Persona Academy/ The Engineers Forum

Romit Takle     timor.romit@gmail.com

Was our first client in 2014 

A unique forum to become an Engineering Leader and a great Manager

Following are some select testimonials from people at different levels-

 From a student who has now excelled in a job, from a middle management engineer and from a Director in a MNC

A unique forum for

Personality Development

& Soft Skills Training for Engineers

Testimonial from an overseas student - from Abu Dhabi- UAE  (Middle Management )


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 learnt 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 learnt are highly effective in the modern office environment, specially for engineers aiming at top techno-managerial positions .

Er. Afaque Usman Katil   afaque.katil@gmail.com

Did our course in 2017

TheEngineersForum is a multi-purpose vehicle for Core Engineers and SME's to discuss, present & network on new technologies, products and services in the engineering & construction sector, and at the same time improve Personalities, Soft Skills, and Business Management Skills.

Testimonial from a senior level manager  who is now a Director in a large MNC 


I was a student at Persona Academy during 2017–18, and with Dinesh Sir’s continuous guidance and fantastic training I got several inputs to improve myself and help me in my work & office interactions and reach the position of  Director at JLL India at age 40. 

DINESH BHADAKWAD     dinesh.bhadakwad@gmail. com  

​Was our valued client from 2017-18​

 Review testimonials from junior and senior engineers and top management personnel from technical field who have taken our training. Visit

                                                PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT &  MANAGEMENT SKILLS FOR WORKING ENGINEERS 

                                                   ( with complete focus on Engineering Related issues - commercial / technical ) 

1. Objectives of the course:  To give you great confidence in corporate and business settings and in day to day life. It will polish your ability to think critically /speak/ present / discuss meaningfully.​

2. Duration of each session: 1 hour to 1 hour & 15 minutes/ 2 hours maximum each session.

3. One on One Course: It is a unique  "one on one course", with 80% interaction on a one-on-one basis & 20% interaction in groups 

4. Course Schedule & Timings: Course will be conducted on  Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays

5. Training location:  Thane ( West ) Pin 400601 / Wakad and  Pune (PCMC) - Pin 411057 
The training locations are well equipped with Laptop & Flat Screen TV connectivity, Wi-Fi, Microphone & Speaker facility, video recording facility.

 6. Engineering issues & personality development 

 -We will train you to be perfect in making presentations on Engineering matters & products related to your work.

- Express & discuss technical issues, 

- Project Discussions / Feasibility study presentations

- Writing solutions to engineering case studies and creating Project Charter Documents, Stakeholder registration, Concept notes etc

- Know more and express about commercial matters and case studies on engineering issues

- Conduct meetings / kick off meetings 

- Face & conduct mock engineering interviews, sell engineering products & services, 

- Make & present PPTs on engineering matters that you work on / PPT's are also readily available with us

- Discuss governance issues & engineering issues facing our nation 

- Register objections/challenge decisions in tenders meetings  and in related methods of procurement

- Develop excellent report / proposal writing abilities.

- Learn, Discuss and Present project financing issues- PPP/ BOT etc

7.Course fees: Rs. 20,000 TO Rs. 25,000 per person  ( 15 to 20 hours course ) /  Standard programme / Tailor Made to your experience and  requirements. [ Average cost Rs 1200 ( middle manager level ) to  Rs.1500 ( senior level) per session of 1 hour 15 min.]

The above course will give you great confidence in corporate and business settings and in day to day life. It will polish your ability to think critically /speak/ present / discuss meaningfully.  To register for this training you have to be an Engineer ( Diploma / Degree ) or an Architect / Technical person.  Experience ideally around 5 to 15 years, but age/ experience is not a criteria for learning. 

Please do have a look at my Linkedin Profile to note my Experience, Qualifications, Licenses and Certifications, and the  Recommendations made by my colleagues, deputies and students:


Also have a look at the Professional MOOC Courses page of this website.


Ask for a free PDF copy of my book.

Write an email to dinesh.bandivdekar@gmail.com