An exclusive interview with Darshil Shah: Founder of The Fortune Academy, an ed-tech firm that provides coaching for K-12 to corporate personalities
Darshil Shah, the visionary founder behind The Fortune Academy, has emerged as a trailblazer in the world of education and technology. With a fervent passion for empowering individuals of all ages and backgrounds, Darshil embarked on a journey to revolutionize learning through his innovative ed-tech firm.
The Fortune Academy stands as a testament to his commitment to enhancing educational opportunities, from K-12 students to corporate professionals. In this interview, we delve into the remarkable story of Darshil Shah, exploring his vision for education, the impact of his coaching programs, and his aspirations for the future.
Could you please share the inspiration behind founding The Fortune Academy and the vision you had for this educational institute?
Darshil Shah: Yes sure. As a Founder of this firm, I was inspired by many rural people near my home and children who came from different regions and mostly from Middle-Class Families. Their parents need to roam here and there to coach their children for different courses in various classes with excess fees without having satisfied returns after all.
These all influenced me to have something good as a startup and start a venture for everybody without having any age bars. We train courses from Kindergarten to C-Suite Corporate People with Technology-driven courses at minimal prices which is affordable to everyone in India.
The Fortune Academy offers a wide range of courses, from academic subjects to soft skills training. How do you ensure that each course is designed to meet the unique needs and goals of your students?
Darshil Shah: We design courses not just to make money or something which is already known by every person who is working in different sectors. We drive courses to emphasize strengths and enlarge weaknesses of people to commit success in every situation in life with real-life example-based learning.
Courses meet success only if the person takes an interest in particulars regarding the same. We create interest in them and they lead their success on their own. We design courses with very ground/foundation layers that uphold every mindset for prudent decision-makers in life and people able to turn their dreams into reality with us.
The field of education is rapidly evolving. How does The Fortune Academy adapt to keep its curriculum and teaching methods up-to-date with the latest educational trends and technologies?
Darshil Shah: The Fortune Academy always believes in learning from mistakes. We are always grateful for all the mistakes that we have able in building our strong repo in the market. As we are all aware, the field of Education is rapidly moving faster on the Technology side, we also adopted so many technologies with us on a primary basis now after some time, we will engage more and more for our clients and students.
We always keep ourselves up to date by reading magazines, and news articles and SWOT Analysis helps us more in that.
Many students and professionals seek courses in Spoken English and Personality Development. What sets your programs apart from other similar offerings in the market?
Darshil Shah: At The Fortune Academy, every individual from student to professionals do not need to wait for proper time to learn. Here we have various amount of courses from Foundation to Advanced courses with Practical Training and Stage Fear Mitigation Activities that anyone can implement their selves on their own.
Others are offering very basics and not précising much into depth of knowledge rather than books and materials, here we have some more one step ahead to do practical training in every course along with self-paced practice sessions with live interactions and many more.
In the context of corporate training, how do you customize your courses to cater to the specific needs of businesses and organizations?
Darshil Shah: We formalize our courses into five different Sections (Modules) from Basics of English (Corporate English) to Interpersonal Skills and Business Etiquettes. TFA provides courses from Foundation Training in Corporate Training (Fresher Personnel in Corporate) to C-Suite Training (MD, Directors, CEO, CTO, CFO, and many more). We design courses on a base Training Style where every ladder you need to prove your potential and then move one step ahead.
Online education has become increasingly popular. How does The Fortune Academy leverage technology to offer online courses, and what advantages do these programs provide to students?
Darshil Shah: The Fortune Academy has had their presence on both modes all over India (Online and Offline) as per the client’s convenience they can move forward with it. So, TFA built a strong repo in Online Education at the time of the COVID-19 period.
We at The Fortune Academy uses various technology to update people around India. In TFA, we leverage 5D Presentation Techniques, Live Sessions, YouTube Live Shooting, Two Faculty Coaching, AI Learning, Self-Paced People Training Techniques via Remote Areas, and many more.
Building a strong rapport with students is essential for effective teaching. How do you and your instructors create a supportive and motivating learning environment for your students?
Darshil Shah: We always as a team try to build an atmosphere very happy, delightful, positive, and most importantly very energetic in office surroundings. We always try to keep people and students motivated in different ways. The Fortune Academy is always known for its service and caring nature with its clients.
We lean toward learning and Earning with Social Engagement first rather than giving more bunch of burden to people. Our instructors always try to stay motivated by other means of CSR activities and participate in different passion-based activities (Music, Singing, Dancing, and many more) to build their own mindset very clearly toward the goal of TFA.
Darshil Shah’s dedication to bridging the gap in education and professional development through The Fortune Academy is nothing short of inspiring. His unwavering commitment to nurturing the potential of students and professionals alike is evident in the success stories that have emerged from his coaching programs.
As we conclude this interview, it is clear that Darshil Shah’s vision for education and his innovative approach through technology have the potential to transform the way we learn and grow. The Fortune Academy, under his leadership, is poised to continue making a profound impact on the educational landscape, opening doors to success for countless individuals.
We extend our gratitude to Darshil Shah for sharing his insights and aspirations, which undoubtedly reflect a brighter future for education and personal development.
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