“To say Rani Rao Innes is just a trainer or teacher, though she is that, would be a disservice to her. Rani is so much more. She is your best friend, your mentor, your ray of hope for a better you, your soul sister and the grace that you need to guide you through challenging times. I have not seen one person come away from a session with her who hasn’t felt better or determined to do better.
To me, she epitomizes what a teacher should be. She holds your hand firmly but with kindness and with no judgment, guides you over the bridge to the self that you strive to be. In that journey, she brings only love, passion and a complete faith in her students.
I am grateful to have had a teacher like her in my life and I am better person for it.
Thank you Rani, for your absolute commitment, your conviction and your belief in what you do, which hasn’t wavered once over the years.”
Rani is an absolute professional. In her time at the British Council Dubai she demonstrated that she works exceptionally well with others, understanding their needs, and always responds in the right way. She has a commitment to delivering quality and solid teaching to a wide variety of learners, from General English students to Business English, and she also has a wealth of experience of working successfully with business focused learners in closed groups in various different industries.
Whilst all Rani’s teaching skills are of note, her subject knowledge and people management are particularly strong.
As the Headmistress of the high school section of Vidyaniketan School, I have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Rani Rao over a period of six years in helping co – ordinate the various training/ workshops that Ms.Rao has conducted in our school.
Ms. Rao’s commitment to education, teachers and students shines through in all her work and that makes her a great trainer. It is her dedication and deep commitment to education that makes her a highly sought after trainer among the schools in Bangalore.
Her professionalism, intelligence and a complete awareness of the teaching – learning process and more importantly her deep understanding of human nature, makes her training programs high on impact and I have witnessed the remarkable changes the sessions have brought about in the teachers and students.
The teachers of our school across levels have had the privilege of attending several training programs conducted by Ms.Rao on a spectrum of issues, ranging from- a session on NLP, making the transition from a Good to a Great teacher, the 21C learner and a training session for the teachers from the English department on the nuances of teaching English language.
The students across age groups have attended sessions on leadership, mentoring, personality development, time management, life skills, facing an interview and writing a statement of purpose. Ms. Rao has connected with the students on a wide variety of issues that impacts their lives and the students have often said that attending sessions conducted by Ms.Rao leaves them feeling empowered.
Ms.Rao has also worked with the parents, giving them new insights and equipping them with skills to help become a more positive presence in the lives of their children. Drawing always from her own personal and professional experiences, have ensured that Ms.Rao was able to forge a bond with the parents.
A brilliant orator with tremendous mastery over English, Ms.Rao’s greatest strength is her ability to make an intellectual and an emotional connect with the audience, both children and adults with complete ease. While she celebrates her Indian roots with a deep sense of pride, she has a global vision on all aspects of education. Her work across the globe and her interaction with people across cultures has given a wide perspective on issues.
Ms. Rao’s training sessions have always been well received and she has with amazing consistency received an excellent feedback for all her programs from the participants.
We, at Vidyaniketan School are highly appreciative of Ms. Rao’s work and look forward to continuing our association with Ms. Rao.
Rani Innes has worked on Business English and Ielts training projects in our British Council offices in Rabat and Tangier for the last four years, and has been one of the most popular trainers we’ve had. She has the perfect combination of being professional and caring, consistently delivering quality and satisfaction both to the trainees and the management. We hope she will continue to train for us and, as I have told her, we will continue to ask her until she asks us to stop.
Special educator – Mrs.Rani Rao has the expertise, the training and the heart. She is a very valuable member of our Institution . She wears the “Big picture” glasses and can see the potential hidden in each and every child (special needs children) and helps them to thrive. She shapes their minds, builds their character and also helps them to understand that school is a place to love and to be loved.
Teacher trainer – Mrs.Rani Rao is associated with our Institution for many years . Her sessions are very informative, interactive and interesting. It helps teachers to explore their ownself. We look forward for her sessions. Her excellent training skills and courteous personality has helped the teachers tremendously . We always look forward for her enriching sessions.
Rani Innes has been our regular senior trainer since 2008 and has delivered professional development and cultural awareness workshops in the UK, Belgium and India for clients like Deutsche Bank, Barclays Bank, Coca Cola, Herbert Smith, Tesco, Accenture, AstraZeneca, Sapient, Clyde and Co, London and Commonwealth Office and YKK.
Rani has consistently exceeded expectations. Her commitment and passion for her work have given us some amazing feedback across the board. We look forward to continuing our professional relationship with Rani.
Our Law Firm has been engaging Ms. Rani Rao Innes to train our advocates in effective business communication, which includes writing, corporate communications, and oral presentation skills. Her teaching methodology incorporates various practical examples, interactive exercises and other processes devised for long-term retention of what has been taught. Ms. Innes has instilled in members of our Firm, the desire to be better communicators. Her courses, impressively, were tailor-made to suit the requirements of a Law Firm and showed us where we make common mistakes. As a Firm, we have gained tremendously from her courses and we will continue to engage Ms. Innes on an ongoing basis.
I’m from a town near Barcelona (Spain) and I needed to improve my English quickly last summer because of my job. Rani Innes was the best trainer I could have chosen. She taught me what I needed to improve, what was most suitable for my individual needs. She is an excellent teacher and she interacted easily, so apart from studying hard I enjoyed every single minute in her classes. I learnt a lot about how to improve my writing, my speaking and how to avoid mistakes… But the best thing I learnt was the power of her smile. She taught me that if you smile all the time things can be better. It doesn’t matter if you live tough moments or things are difficult, you have only to work hard but always with a big smile. Then you’ll realise that everything is possible! Thanks Rani for being as you are!
“It has been a professional stroke of luck in knowing and hiring Ms Rani Innes as a trainer for the various training programs I have organised for Corporate Companies, Colleges and Professionals at British Council. She is an excellent trainer and her expertise has been lauded by various professionals who have attended her training programs on communicative techniques, NLP, etc..in their feedback. There have been numerous instances when Companies have requested us to specifically have her training programs. It has been my pleasure knowing and working with her.”
I’ve worked in education as an educator and manager for over 40 years both in the UK and abroad. In that period I’ve come across many different types of teachers and can confidently say that for Rani teaching is not just a job, or something she enjoys doing ,but is a calling. This is evident from the fact that she has continued to invest in her own training not just as an English teacher and Business Skills trainer but in personal development. I first worked with Rani in Malaysia and it was clear that her relationship with her students was that of educator, facilitator and a teacher who cared. She had a genuine wish to get to know her students on a personal level and so tailor her methodology to their specific needs. Rani is selfless and when she realised that younger colleagues were struggling to teach IELTS she identified that they needed training . She approached management and volunteered to train up and support younger teachers to teach the exam. She did this in her spare time with no financial reward For Rani the reward was helping her colleagues. Then and now she continues to be humbled by the exceptionally positive feedback she gets. When I had to leave a project in Qatar for family reasons I went to the managers and told them they must approach Rani to join the project. Within a very short time they realised they had an outstanding member of the team and invited her to become one of the project managers. The fact that she is regularly asked to return to projects for the British Council is evidence of how much she is valued. There is one annual Middle East project I know of where trainers complain about the difficult, unmotivated and disinterested students. But Rani? Her reports are of delightful students whom she has enjoyed getting to know and again it is clear from the feedback that these ‘difficult ‘ students have responded very positively in kind. Finally, I suspect Rani will not offer this information but she has initiated a local project to help children who have no access to education. This is no ordinary teacher.
Mrs.Rani Rao Innes has been training our teachers, parents and students since the past 5 to 6 years.
She speaks from the heart, and her message touches the inner most core of our soul, because she practices what she teaches. She is very clear in her communication. Is very well prepared and is able to clarify all doubts of the participants. She is a very sincere trainer, is very well informed and shares a lot of examples to justify her message. Feedback given by the trainees is excellent and most of them ask for more sessions.
She is a lovely human being. It is a pleasure to be in her company. I always feel enriched in her presence.
Rani Innes joined Stafford House College in Canterbury as the Head of the English Department and became our Vice Principal the following year. She absolutely embodied the meaning of something I value, being a ‘vocational teacher.’ She worked holistically with our young 15 to 24 year-olds, who often arrived with preconceived ideas about life in the UK. Her students benefited from wisdom and a diverse skill set built up over years working and living in countries such as Japan, England, as well as India. Rani is not a person to simply go in and just teach. She actually cares, and it is this pastoral, yet highly professional approach, that instills immediate confidence in her younger students. One of her gifts with professional clients is to enable them to use more effectively the knowledge and language they already have, particularly in English, and then quickly build on this for success.
Over 6 years, I watched Rani set examples for us, her fellow teachers and trainers, by consistently working to improve her programmes and engaging in personal growth. Today, Rani is an accomplished corporate trainer. So, whether you are a young graduate or mature executive professional, rest assured, Rani Rao Innes will work her magic and catapult you from ‘good to great’. Following her role as Vice Principal of Stafford House College, Rani formed the highly successful International communications company, Link Communicate. It gives me immense pleasure to endorse this company and my good friend, as trainers of long standing international experience totally committed to finding solutions for your company.
Ms. Rani Rao Innes is a Life Skills trainer and her training workshops have always kept her audience, glued to their chairs eager to learn. She has done various workshops in Vidya Niketan School. Students have had the benefit of her expertise in the area of Public Speaking, Leadership, Mentoring and Personality Development. With teachers, the workshops have been on Teacher Development and 21st Century Education needs.
Rani’s success is the amalgamation of her Communication Skills, her empathy with the audience, and most importantly, her thorough preparedness.
Rani’s professionalism and enthusiasm were evident in every stage and at each level of course delivery, and her constant focus on meeting the participants’ needs was refreshing. It was a great pleasure working with Rani and a wonderful learning experience.
Rani is an excellent trainer who made training fun, enjoyable and gave real life examples to back up her theories. I have learned strategies that I can use both in my personal and professional life. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration if I said she has been instrumental in my personal journey of transformation. Her workshops are an ‘experience’. I have sat through my share of workshops (without being disrespectful to a few where I did fall asleep) and realised that ‘workshops’ need not be dreadful and boring, and that learning can be upbeat and fun. I learnt from her how to build a lasting rapport with the audience, which in m opinion can make or break a workshop! Thank you Rani for everything! 😀
A letter to the best teacher and my second mother.
I’m writing to thank you because I enjoyed every single second in this course and that was all thanks to you.
You know, I’m always thinking that Allah is protecting me and making everything in my favour and now I’m sure because I had you for both morning and afternoon sessions. Also, I admire you because in spite of teaching for about 40 years, you still have this vitality, smile and sparkle that makes you look 20. I hope to have just a half of that at your age. I will end up this email now cuz if I say all what I’m feeling it will take a life to write it. You are one of the best teachers I’ve ever known.
So I have only one request: Please NEVER retire because I want others to share what I have experienced. I’ll never thank you enough. So I wish you a life full of happiness and good health.
Counsellor Par Excellence
We had the good fortune to connect with Rani through a mutual friend. She came highly recommended as someone who had successfully worked with children of all ages to develop their personality, unlock hidden insecurities and enable them to express themselves.
Having attended her NLP primer and seen the positive difference she’s made to our child, we can strongly say this confidence was not misplaced. Apart from her impeccable qualifications, it was her warmth and generosity of spirit that truly touched us and enabled us to approach parenting with a fresh perspective. Thank you very much and keep up the good work Rani – you make a difference!
“Rani has been a tremendous support for both me and my wife and we believe the techniques Rani uses and implements is very useful and more importantly simplistic. I feel connected with the explanation and the words Rani shares with us. There is no doubt that the sessions with Rani has been invigorating and I feel energised post the session.”
“With unending gratefulness for all your support. Thank you so much for all you’ve done during my time spent with you. Rani is amazing as a trainer. An inspirational trainer, full of energy and enthusiasm. I was left with a feeling of energy and love after every session. I cannot recommend Rani enough for her services. She has made a big difference to my life and for that I will always be grateful.”
I have partnered with Rani to deliver training for Akamai Technologies. Her sessions were received very well in the organization people looked forward to attending her program. Rani would always get on calls to understand the profile of participants and customize each of her session. Very professional, organized and it has always been a pleasure to associate with Rani. Beyond work, she is an amazing person, caring and supportive.
Wanted to thank you once again for the excellent training you gave me.
As an example of how much I learned, I have copied some examples that crossed my desk in the last couple of days. (first round edits!) Thanks again,”
“I’ve received the Evaluations you sent and noticed fantastic results!!! Thanks a lot for your assistance and your trainer who did an excellent job.”
“Thanks Rani. I really enjoyed your session. I think you put forth some great ideas on how to teach some *really important skills* to business students. You clearly have a lot of passion for it, and that came across. Thanks for all your effort! “
I remember entering Rani Mam’s class as a nervous girl… She looked at me, gave me a warm hug and said I have the potential.. The way she made me feel was unexplainable…
Mam trained me everyday, for about 2 months and opened the magic box, out of which came the ability to communicate confidently, be a leader and most importantly be happy with myself…
Her training made me able to clear various interviews and perform with my highest ability…
She’s been my spine for success… her pen, is her magic wand!!
Thank you Rani mam… Love you.. ;