About Us

" The ComPAS NowTM Team " is comprised of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioners, Psychotherapists, Behavioural psychologists and IT Professionals. The People behind the team have years of expertise in the relevant area, and have put in years of research which made these online services possible.

John P. Varkey (Chief Executive Officer)

Mr. John P. Varkey is a software designer by profession. He brings with him over two decades of extensive, in-depth and cross-industry international experience in strategic consulting as well as teaching services. He holds a degree in physics and a diploma in systems management.

John has been extensively involved in many a Japanese projects. He has designed numerous real-time software systems both client servers and web based applications in India and abroad. John's expertise and guidance in designing, developing and recommending innovative and ingenious solutions to seemingly complex problems has helped companies to prioritize projects and maximize Return On Investment.

He has worked as Director in many IT Companies in India and abroad.

Dr. Richard McHugh (Advisor)

Dr. Richard McHugh (fondly called Dick) is one of the few in the world who has used NLP as the subject of his thesis for his Doctorate in USA. He had the unique privilege of being trained by the founding members of NLP - John Grinder, Richard Bandler, Leslie Cameron and Robert Dilts. He has attended several seminars conducted by internationally acclaimed experts. Having been trained in traditional as well as newer schools of psychotherapy in US. He has shifted to NLP as a quicker and more effective way of dealing with various problems.

He has worked with diverse populations, conducting seminars in India and abroad for the past 25 years in NLP and Gestalt therapy.His 300 page book 'Mind with a Heart' is a detailed and practical guide on NLP tools and techniques that Dick has gathered over the years.

Prof. Jacob Raju (Director-Training & Assessment )

Prof. Jacob Raju is a NLP Business Coach licensed by International Society of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
He is a Clinical Hypno-therapist registered with Indian Board of Alternative Medicines (IBAM / RMP / A - 26733) and a Certified Hypnosis Trainer with the California Hypnosis Institute (C No. 0406BLR016) and a professional member of American Hypnosis Association. In NLP he has been trained under several NLP Masters like Richard P. Mc Hugh -US, Owen Fitzpatrick – Ireland, Martin Shervington – UK, Andrew Austin – UK and Fiona Campbell – UK.
He is also an IEMT Practitioner, Career Counsellor and a Silva Mind Control Graduate. He took his M.A. degree in French Literature from Karnataka University, Dharward and a diploma in Education from the University of FrancheCompte, Besancon, France. He has been a member of the Curriculum Designing Committees of Bangalore University and the Pre-University Board of Karnataka. He was instrumental in setting up the Internal Quality Assurance Cell in St. Joseph's College, Bangalore and was its Member Secretary from October 2000 to June 2003.
He has conducted several Personal Enhancement workshops on Skills for Excellence, NLP Marketing Skills, Effective Communication, Leadership and Personal Excellence, Restructuring Negative Belief, Self Awareness and Emotional Choice, Stress management and Relaxation, Hypnotherapy for Personal Change, Behavior Based Interviewing Skills, etc.
At present he is the Director (Training & Research) at ComPAS Now Assessment And Training Services and director at Bangalore hypnosis Institute.

Stanley David (Advisor)

Mr. Stanley David is a Master Trainer in Soft Skills, Motivational speaker, Quizmaster and a writer. He brings with him more than 35 years of experience in multiple domain.

He has worked in British High commission as Senior Trade Promotion Advisor and as Regional Manager in Steel Authority of India. He was trained in Overseas Trade by the Foreign Office of the British Government in London and in Steel Marketing at US Steel Pittsburgh, USA He has done his Masters in Economics from Berhampur University and Certificate in Marketing from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. He was a visiting Professor for International Business and Marketing at the Indian Business Academy. He is also a Quizmaster and the author of the Penguin India Quiz Book 2003.

Currently he is the advisor for ComPASNow™ Assessment and Founder & CEO of STANLEY DAVID AND ASSOCIATES.

Dr. Tony Sam George (Advisor)

Dr. Tony Sam George is a practicing psychotherapist and is involved in training, research and clinical practice. He is currently the Head of Department of Psychology at Christ University, Bangalore Dr. Tony gained his doctoral degree in Psychiatric Social Work from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore He serves as Research guide to Doctoral candidates in Universities in India and abroad. Assistantship programmes through "About Time" - an independent consulting firm in Bangalore - India.

His training focuses on using integrative models of counselling to understand client needs and works in supervisory positions for mental health professionals in India. Dr. Tony is a founder Trustee of Kerygma - an organisation that works among urban youth, Ascension Hope foundation - an agency created to deliver mental health services to marginalized groups and Resurgent foundation - focusing on substance abuse and rehabilitation.

Dr. Mathew P (Advisor)

Dr. Mathew Pannathanath is currently the Principal of Montfort College Bangalore - India. He was instrumental in instituting M.Sc. in Holistic Psychological Counselling (M.Sc-HPC) in Bangalore University as the first University course in Counselling in India. He now coordinates M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes in Counselling and Clinical Psychology. De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines, is his Alma Mater from where he graduated in Arts and then went on to do his Master of Science in Guidance and Counselling and later, his Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.

He also has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Central Polytechnic, Madras - India. He has undergone varied training in PSI, (People Synergistically Involved), both Basic and Advanced, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnotherapy in Manila and California. He also underwent a Personality Training in Sydney. He has participated in several Educational Seminars in Israel, France and Italy

Col C Navneet Rao (Vice-President)

Col C Navneet Rao,  served for  22 years plus in the Indian Army. A post graduate in Psychology, he is a certified trainer in soft skills & personality development and a Certified Assessor. He is a an NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner and a certified Music Therapist. An alumnus of Management Development Institute (MDI) Gurgaon, he is also qualified in Business Management, Counselling and other HRD programs.

During his army career, he served as the Chief Instructor in Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR ,DRDO), New Delhi and trained around 500 officers in psychological techniques and other subjects, related to behavioural competencies. Having specialized in Group Testing Technique, he has the distinction of reviewing the Group Testing Technique, in vogue for more than 55 yrs as part of Services Selection System and produced Revised Manual which is presently being followed at the Services Selection Boards (SSBs). He has vast experience in conducting and evaluating Group Discussions & Personal Interviews. As a Senior Group Testing Officer (GTO) at the Services Selection Board (SSB), he carried out assessment of more than 2000 candidates to be inducted as officers into the Armed Forces. He has rich operational experience having been part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF), Sri Lanka (2 yrs) and associated with Kargil operations ( J&K, India).

Post early retirement (2007), he has served in the corporate world as General Manager (Operations) of a large IT company and presently works as a HR Consultant, Behavioural Trainer, Motivational Speaker, Coach, Assessor and Counselor. He has also conducted many training programs in Middle East on Behavioral Competencies. He has an overall work experience of over 33 years.

Dr. Sachitra Kumar Chakravorty (Consultant)

Dr. Sachitra Kumar Chakravorty has been accredited by American Institute of Business Psychology (A.I.O.B.P), Beaverton, USA and is personally coached & certified by world renowned Leadership Guru, MR. ARTHUR F. CARMAZZI the Founder of Directive Communication and COLORED BRAIN THEORY with considerable experience in conducting interactive workshops in tool based Directive Communication Techniques required for soft skill Training for corporate and professional institutes all over the globe. Dr. Sachitra conducts workshops in Communication Skills, Body language, Business Etiquette, Corporate Etiquette & Culture, Motivating Employee for Performance, Leadership, Team Building, Group discussion & Interview Skills, Personality Development at the institute as well as at corporate level.

Apart from the above he has an ardent love towards human psychology for betterment of future, so that each and every person may explore his full potential, which he believes is absolutely possible.

Dr. Sachitra has done his Masters in Counseling & Psychotherapy, MBA (HR), M Phil in Counseling & Guidance many short term courses on Clinical Hypnotherapy from (CHII), Behavior Therapy (BLHP from ISABS), Transactional Analysis (TA-101) from Madras Study Circle & Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) from APCPA and has done his Ph D in Human Resource Management. Finally for him the learning with people is the passion.

His inner conviction, "that we can make a difference, to look beyond the limits and help others in achieving their goals" made him what he is today. A passionate trainer and a driving force for his students’ and trainees.

Ms.Harmeet Kaur (Career Counseling & Training)

Harmeet brings in 20 years of experience as an entrepreneurship educator, career counselor, personal effectiveness trainer, educator, mentor and business health consultant. She provides one on one career counseling to school students, college students and working professionals. She conducts career guidance and parenting workshops in schools and colleges. On the corporate side, she conducts workshops in the areas of customer centricity and personal effectiveness. She contributes back to the society by working with an NGO to support women entrepreneurship.

She is a certified global career counselor from UCLA, NLP Practitioner and a master trainer on entrepreneurship. She is an MPhil in Business Economics, MCom in Finance and an alumnus of ISB, Hyderabad.

Bansan Thomas George (Trainer)

Bansan Thomas George is an inspiring Trainer par excellence who has chosen his very passion as his life. He has been an immense source of inspiration to so many students, executives and officials who have climbed the ladder of success in their careers. His inputs have made a profound impact in many lives.

He is the Co- Founder & CEO of Synergen Group which deals with HR training, Career consultancy and IT Solutions. He is the Chief Mentor of a training firm, Rise High which is exclusively for students of Engineering Colleges and B- Schools.

He has conducted Training sessions in more than 150 colleges in Kerala and few institutions in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharastra& Gujarat. He has taken classes for school students in Qatar, UAE & Kuwait and an interaction session with the Students of NUS, Singapore and the members of an organization in Singapore – SINDA.

He holds a Trainer Certification from MINDS Academy, which is a prominent organization for Trainers in Kerala. For him training has never been a profession but his passion and way of life. He deals with Aptitude Training and Motivational Talks for Engg students and also helps students to find their best career.

Bhumika Dilkhush (Career Counseling & Training)

Mrs. Bhumika Dilkhush is a CELTA graduate from Cambridge.

She is a  Trainer and a Counselor with an exceptional counseling experience. She has designed and developed Virtual e-learning solutions and English language content as per NCERT and CEFR, g-roots- NCERT-CBSE aligned grammar specific product for schools with visuals. An interactive-comic book style to make Grammar an interesting and interactive subject for learners. She is a teacher trainer and designed ESOL curriculum for Secondary and Higher Secondary Teachers and students, is a registered agent for

She has worked extensively with international organizations and agencies such as Red Deer Public Schools in Canada, Member of Canada India Education Council (CIEC), partner of Nova Education – New Zealand, International education services (IES-Germany), Education for advancement (EFA- US), official agent of NET educational Trend, Europe– Poland, Partnered with European Teaching University for all Medical programs, partnered with New Zealand Academic & Learning Institute

London Test Centre collaboratively succeeded in attaining a Gujarat Govt. SCOPE (Knowledge Consortium) for providing English Language Assessments to the students and professionals in Gujarat.

She has passed out from Pune University with her bachelor degree and holding a Master’s Degree in Labour Welfare (MLW).