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Headquartered in Meghalaya, Avenues is North East India’s pioneering life coaching and personal excellence training social enterprise. Over the course of 21 years, we have been committed to creating, initiating and deploying high-impact interventions that contribute to wellbeing, confidence and personal growth for everyone. 

Team AVENUES is young at heart. 

We are ‘people’ people who love ideas, are inspired by the spirit of children and are driven to add value to people’s lives. We do this by starting strong, and finishing even stronger. As a team, we’re more than just work, we are a family – and work hours are happy hours too. We are constantly inspiring each other to grow our abilities and our talents to achieve the impossible with integrity, creativity, professionalism and love. When you step through the door at AVENUES, you can expect some engaging twists and turns because we are a dynamic group whose work is in progress. 
Disruption is a good thing and we embrace it with patience and agility. One thing's for certain - if you care deeply about the future of our region, you will find a home with us.

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Mark Laitflang Stone is the founder and entrepreneur behind North East India’s leading personal development enterprise, Avenues. His entrepreneurial journey began at the age of 17 and has traversed spaces as diverse as technology, events, hospitality, telecom, skilling, youth engagement and citizen support. Over two decades of building meaningful partnerships in the youth empowerment space with  government, and pioneering successful ventures in citizen services, what has remained closest to Mark’s heart is his belief in the transformational impact of young teams and values-driven enterprises. Under his leadership, Avenues has touched the lives of thousands of youth across Northeast India through soft skills and personal development interventions. Mark also leads Avenues’ Business Consulting division that provides niche services in survey operations, big data and impact assessment to government, civil society and community stakeholders. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and trainer and has addressed audiences in over 150 events in India, Europe and South East Asia. He is also a published author, with a chapter to his name in the popular "Coach Wisdom" series that are bestsellers on Amazon. His past engagements have included a Founding Curatorship for the Global Shapers community with the World Economic Forum as well as Co-Chairmanship for the "Adult Literacy" vertical of the India@75 Foundation. He has represented India internationally at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Milan in 2015 and was selected to be part of a 15 member delegation of young Indian leaders at the 10th edition of the Australia-India Youth Dialogue held in Sydney and Melbourne in 2022. 

For his pioneering work in life coaching and employability interventions for tribal youth, a regional panel of peers and leaders felicitated him with the first-ever Northeast Young Heroes Award for Education in 2020. In recognition of his contributions to youth empowerment and leadership, Mark was also felicitated with the inaugural edition of AsiaOne’s Asian Youth Empowerment Leader Award 2O2O-21 at the 15th Asia-Middle East-Africa Business & Social Forum Summit held in Dubai in 2021. 

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