Nudge Consulting & Nudge Sports is the brainchild of Amit Gadkari, who has spent over 27 years working in leadership positions across India and the Middle East. He has worked with global brands such as Montblanc, Villeroy & Boch, Fila and Marcolin Eyewear along with stints at the RPG Group, Reliance Industries, Marico, Renaissance Group and other industry leaders. Amit is a passionate athlete having played age group cricket and badminton for Mumbai and continues to play cricket actively even today. A voracious reader, blogger & a cycling enthusiast, he has a strong pulse on performances and development within the global sporting environment.
Amit is one of the foremost personalities to highlight mental health issues among athlete. As the CEO and founding trustee of Cricketers’ Foundation, India’s pioneering sports philanthropy and development trust, (www.cricketersfoundation.org), Amit initiated mental health training and conditioning programs for teenage Mumbai cricketers, both girls and boys. He drives this initiative with a leading sport psychology organization which works with elite athletes who have represented India at the Olympics in shooting, archery, wrestling and weight-lifting as well as Mumbai’s domestic and international cricketers. The overwhelming response to this initiative and the urgent need to address the growing issue of mental health among adolescent athlete and competitive athletes motivated Amit to launch Nudge Sports.