Benita has completed her post graduation in management studies from Gujarat University and also has relevant certifications from IIM Ahmedabad and Stanford University, USA.
Having been named one of the 100 Most Influential Women Online for two consecutive years, Benita is often invited as an expert to address employees at various organization.
She was recently featured in Business World as one of the 100 Leaders In Female Entrepreneurs next door. She believes that every entrepreneur has it in them to bring about a positive difference and Benita consistently aims for it.
She has extensive experience in developing customized training workshops based on needs and profile of the audience. In the past 14 years, she imparted learning to more than 15,000 individuals through more than 6200 platform hours across hierarchy levels — from front line executives to middle and senior managers.
Benita is consistently the top 3% of the most viewed profiles on LinkedIn network, most of the profile-viewers being CEOs, MDs, Founders, Directors, and the ilk; essentially, her target audience. Her LinkedIn Social Selling Index is 80, putting her at 1% people in her industry. Some of her posts on LinkedIn have gone viral. She actively uses Social Media for her company’s marketing and over 80% of her business comes from her organic use of social media.
Not just her own business, Benita and her company Vanilla Skills have helped many other ventures to use social media profitably. Her clients range from small and medium enterprises to some of the top corporates in India. She is a consultant and coach many senior management people, including CEO’s.
Benita is strongly of the opinion that social media is extremely powerful and must be used responsibly. She has been sharing social media tips that are quick and easy to apply in business. It is her mission to help more and more businesses gain from the social media boom. She believes that a profitable business leads to a healthy economy and hence a powerful nation.
She has created a popular online course where you can learn Twitter in less than an hour. Her company Vanilla Skills also takes consulting assignments on social media. They guide businesses on using social media for various aspects of business including, but not limited to, marketing.
“Benita is an extremely talented and intuitive facilitator and trainer. Benita has demonstrated a work ethic that goes above and beyond any typical consultant in this field. My team and I found an insightfulness in Benita’s delivery and style that is unique and aided in our ability to progress our team much faster than if we had gone the path alone or with others less talented.
Benita is a resource that I will be engaging in the future with team dynamics and situations.”
— Brenda Greig, AVP and Director, HR Integration, India HR Director, Black & Veatch
Benita is having great professional outlook. While working with us she has demonstrated great skills and pleasing coordination with our team.
She is firm on her deadlines and also keeps her clients and associates on toes. Smart resource and good company to work with.
— Sandeep Desai, EVP (Information & Process Group), Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.
“Benita is a great trainer and an inspiring personality. Through the short period of time I worked with Benita she has added significant value and trained many of our employee on programs like Personal Effectiveness and Productivity, Business Communication Skills among others. I would not hesitate in recommending Benita to any organisation that wants to develop their employees! “
— Tahseen Wahdat, DGM HR, Essar
“We were looking for a trainer to develop trust, manage personality conflicts, build high performing team. I got acquainted to Benita through LinkedIn. We engaged her for a team building exercise, her domain knowledge, expertise, detailed approach, in-depth knowledge about people practice, helped the team and Company in building a high performing team. Post the session we continued to engage her for a critical situation where in a team was going through a lot of turbulence due to history and individual personality conflict. She deep dived and helped us overcome the situation. With my experience with Benita I would strongly recommend her for any Organization which is looking to develop trust among employees, develop high performing team, interpersonal skills and handle personality conflict situations… Benita I wish you all success in your endeavors.”
— Balaji K V, Senior HR Professional | HR Business Partner Manager, Black & Veatch
“I am writing this to thank you for giving me brand new friends. Because when they came out of training I saw same people but with new personalities. They (Leena and Farha) attended your training and we can see the change on their faces. Not only about my friends but we saw the change in all my colleagues who attended the training.
We are very fortunate that we know at least one person i.e you with so much positive energy; and have decided to remain in touch with you, so that the energy which you have infused, lasts forever.”
— Pallavi Wable, Dy. Manager, HDFC Bank
“Benita is a very good trainer, I have attended personal effectiveness training where I found she is best at her work. She knows various ways to convey her message and let opposite person understand. Very good command on communication skill.”
— Anita Pansare, was Benita’s client
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