Who We Are


What Does Anahat Mean ?

Originating from the Sanskrit name of the fourth primary chakra in yoga, Anahat is born out of the inspiration to go to the heart of a matter.

We believe that touching the core of a system releases the tension between seeming polarities, be it at the level of the individual or the organization.

We believe in the magic of the and. Be it our certification programmes, our products, or our training and consulting services; our aim is to bring about change and empowerment by making choices which can even integrate opposites in a meaningful way.

We help individuals in the organisations we work for to recognise the real options before them, in work and in life. They can then choose with awareness and transform positively, both themselves and their organisation.

We help organisations work through their people, by defining and aligning on human behaviours that create culture, performance and success, and then by scientifically measuring and building those behaviours.


Janaki Venkat and C.S.Mahesh

founded Anahat in 2005 to offer uniquely customised solutions to organizations striving for significant transformation. Since 1994, both Janaki and Mahesh have been working as Organisation Development Consultants. They have trained to be process facilitators with the Indian Society for Individual and Social Development (ISISD). Two decades of consulting and facilitation has laid the foundation for a continuing exploration in human development.

As Master Trainers on the MBTI®, FIRO-B®, CPI260 instruments, Strong Interest Inventory® and the Saville Consulting suite of assessments, they have certified 2000+ individuals on the use of these instruments.

Janaki and Mahesh believe in keeping themselves updated with tools that help them work meaningfully with clients; they have attended the five-module training offered by the Coaches Training Institute and have completed qualification training on the Organisation and Team Culture Indicator (OTCI) with Carol Pearson, creator of the instrument, on the use of archetypes to understand mental maps held by groups and organisations. Their collective expertise translates into being able to move discussions to deeper levels, an ability to work with diverse methodologies and craft specific solutions to address organisation’s needs.

Janaki is passionate about mythology and committed to community development. She has worked with various NGOs, run sessions for teachers working with underprivileged children as well as facilitated workshops to help build self-esteem in street children. She holds a post-graduate degree in Management Studies (Human Resources) from the SP Jain Institute of Management and Research. She has worked with Banque Nationale De Paris (BNP) and the UB Group before moving into Consulting in 1994. To contact Janaki, write to her at janaki@anahat.in.

In his work, Mahesh enjoys challenging individuals to confront their personal mythology and their myths about leadership. He has been invited to facilitate personal growth labs for students of IIM-Ahmedabad and IMDR in Pune and has facilitated over 25 outbound programmes. Mahesh has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM-Ahmedabad. He has worked with Proctor & Gamble, CRY and Clarion Advertising before moving into organization development consulting in 1994. To contact Mahesh, write to him at csmahesh@anahat.in.

Recent Papers/Presentations

  • Mahesh was a member of an International Panel at the Fifteenth Conference of theAssociation of Psychological Type at Toronto, Canada in July 2004.
  • Janaki presented a paper, 'The Lotus and the Banyan - Indian Culture seen through the lensof Type' at the New Zealand Association for Psychological Type conference in 2005.
  • Janaki was a trainer on the MBTI® Certification Programs in New Zealand in 2005, 2006 and2007.
  • In August 2008, Janaki and Mahesh presented ‘OOPs your culture is showing’- a uniqueresearch on looking at Indian culture using the Step II version of the MBTI® instrument at theMBTI® Asia Conference in Singapore.
  • Janaki and Mahesh presented a paper on “Exploring Uniqueness in Individuals, Teams andCulture – Insights from the MBTI Step II instrument” at the MBTI® User’s Conference, Dubai,(October 2014), S.Africa (May 2015)

C S Mahesh and Janaki Venkat.


Anahat has a robust team through which we offer psychometric tools, training, consulting and support to customers. Brief profiles of our senior team are provided here.


Sivakami Suryanarayanan

Sivakami is a Principal Consultant at Anahat and the Lead Consultant for the Saville Consulting Practice.

She works with clients to create and deliver suitable Talent Management solutions for their organisations, using the Saville Wave Framework and assessment tools.

Certified on the MBTI®, FIRO-B®, Strong Interest Inventory® and Saville Suite of Assessments, she has provided individual feedback to 100+ mid to senior level employees across organisations.

She is a facilitator for the Saville International Accreditation programme offered by Anahat. She also delivers workshops for managers based on the MBTI® framework. Sivakami is also a certified Assessor and Centre Manager.

Sivakami is a Graduate in Mathematics from PSG College of Arts and Science and Masters in Business Administration in HRM from City College, Newport University, London.