TRAINERS

All our Trainers are products of IATD's Master Diploma in Training and Development.

M. Rajan  – Founder

Dr. M. Rajan is the Founder of ZEAL, Speak Easy and IATD. Recipient of the esteemed Acharya Award for Training and Inspirational Communicator Award, Author ‘I Love Living’, NLP master practitioner, most acclaimed Transformational coach & also a recipient of honorary doctorate in Personal Excellence & Life Mastery with specialization in Transformational Leadership. Dr. Rajan has touched the lives of 2 million people from various spectrums, helping out people to realize their potentials.

One of the most sought after motivational speaker and trainer is known for his extraordinary ability to blend humor, story-telling, insights, and practicality. Rajan combines powerful lessons, unique stories, tons of energy and enthusiasm to make every training session a memorable one.

Dr. Rajan has appeared as a life coach on numerous television channels and Radio shows including Doordarshan, Jaya TV, Sun TV, Vijay TV, Raj TV, Big FM, Suriyan FM, All India Radio etc. Articles featuring him have been published in India Today, The Hindu, Times of India, Frozen Thoughts, Ritz, Kaki, Kumudam etc.

“I Love Living” authored by Dr. Rajan and published by JAICO is a practical, powerful book for effective living. The contents of this book are taken from spontaneous speeches delivered by Dr. Rajan in his “Wisdom” sessions. Each speech is a thought – provoking tool to spark your life. The book is available in all leading book stores in India and abroad

Manoj Keshav – Director of Training

India’s Leading NLP Master Trainer, psychologist and therapist with more than 20 years of training experience in conducting life-transforming, experiential workshops. He is the author of the best selling NLP book  : ‘The Life Transforming Power of NLP’.  

His approach to training is the ‘Inside-Out’ approach.He believes that to bring about deeper change, we need to dive deeper into one’s mind; it involves uncovering one’s inner drives, paradigms and deeply held belief system.

Unique Training Methodology

A little boy brags to his sister that he taught his dog to whistle. When the sister hears nothing, she quizzes him on his statement, only to be told ‘I said I taught him; I didn’t say he learned.’

– As illustrated by Piskurich

Manoj is a firm believer that training enables transformation. Covering the syllabus is easy, but the transformation is no easy task. It’s an art form—one that requires craft, creativity, and mastery of specific skills. His unique blend of multi-faceted pedagogy involving experiential exercises, discovery learning drills, well-thought-out role-plays and process integration has the ability to facilitate great results.

He loves researching on topics like neuroscience, Emotional well being, Mind-Body Connection, the psychology of learning, etc. He deeply believes in continuous self-improvement. He has a scientific mindset and his role model is Charles Darwin.

His corporate clients include Tafe, Nissan, Hyundai, TVS Group, Ramchandra Hospital, Sunshine Group – Sri Lanka, Novartis, Sofia Aventis, TCS, Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Airtel, Reserve Bank Of India, Indusind Bank, Hutch, Sutherland, Sify, MTL Instruments, HCL Technologies Ltd, L& T, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Seven Worldwide India Pvt Ltd., PSTS Heavy Lift & Shift Ltd., Hexaware Technologies Ltd, GE, etc

Padmapriya Ramkumar – Director of Programmes

Priya is an assertive communicator and an experienced professional in training human resources on behavioral skills and managing software projects.

Priya has spent over a decade in Information Technology working in Cognizant. Priya is a motivational speaker, an educator and a sought after behavioral skill trainer. Priya is a virtuous self-believer. This quality of hers ensures all her training sessions and workshops are dynamic, energetic, result oriented. Priya has worked with wide range of clientele in the IT, Services, Engineering, Manufacturing and Education segment.

She is an expert when it comes to Leadership Training, Training the Trainer, Resonance behavior modeling, Effective and Assertive Communication, Creativity, Change Management, Adaptability, and Motivation. Priya is an excellent story teller and a bidirectional communicator. Her seminars and workshops are very interactive, interesting and useful to the participants. Her trademark is “Great thoughts create Great lives.”

Few corporate clients that are trained by Priya are L&T Infotech, Hyundai, Saint Gobain, Redington, Nissan, Synergy school of business, Bank Bazaar, NEC, Oriental Insurance, Orix and her public workshops are attended by clients like Syntel, Times of India, Infosys, Cognizant, HCL and Cadd center etc.

Smita Pradhan – Master Trainer

Smita Pradhan is an Inspirational Orator, Motivational Speaker, Thinking Skills Facilitator, Non Violent Communications Trainer and Human Behaviour Specialist. She focuses on Work-Life-Attitude Balance, Soft Skills Enhancement, Personal Awareness and People Management Techniques. She is also an Accredited Counsellor for Emotional Wellbeing, a Certified Life Skills Coach, a Passionate Educationist and a Creative Curriculum Designer.

An experienced mentor for young adults, parents, teachers and corporates, she encourages people to think, question, learn and push the boundaries of their own comfort zones towards success and personal fulfilment. Being a life-long learner herself, her mantra is: “Empower The Self Before Empowering The Other”.

Smita is a certified master trainer and faculty with Indian Academy of Training and Development (IATD). She is a Bombay University Gold Medallist, in her graduate studies of “Human and Child Development.” She has also bagged the Trophy for Excellence, in the University PG Diploma programme of “Early Childhood Care and Education”.  In the spirit of Voluntary Community Service, she continues to render her expertise, in the field of early childhood education, curriculum designing and soft skills training, since 1994. She was also selected to attend the Summer Programme on Islam in 2011, at the Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS), London.  In December, 2019, she was selected to  represent India in the International ECD Curriculum Workshop held at the IIS, as part of her community,  to work upon an Integrated Framework for Early Years.

In the last 18 years she has added many feathers to her professional cap with other Certified Courses like Counselling, NLP, P.O.S.H. Enabler, Transactional Analysis, Life Script Writing, Inner Child Work, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression Therapy and Family Constellations Therapy.  She has also been a Speech and Drama teacher (Trinity College of London).

Smita loves spending time with her family, which is her rejuvenating therapy. To de-stress she reads and practices mindful meditation and follows her passion of voice training by singing ghazals, bhajans and old songs.Smita aims to create the Growth-Mindset Transformations in people. She firmly endorses that “A Self Aware and Evolving human being is a more Productive and Successful human being.”

Gayathri Sandeep – Master Trainer

Gayathri Sandeep is the CEO of Seethapathy Hospital, one of the Top Corporate Trainers of India and an enterprising entrepreneur with the ability to befriend any participant. She strongly believes in the quote ”Life is a challenge, so meet it“.

Having tasted a successful business career in the Healthcare industry for 15 years, she felt her deep passion in training young aspiring entrepreneurs towards pursuing their dreams. Being a versatile singer and a trained Kalakshetra Dancer, she can come up with exquisite training models based on creativity and communication, specially customized for the corporate and health care organizations. Her training programs are generally well- conceptualized, power packed and chiseled to perfection owing to her immaculate communication skills. She is a soliloquy artist and loves to structure theatre and activity based workshops for management executives.

On the academic front, she is a qualified pharmacist, with an MBA in marketing and personnel management. She also holds an additional degree in Hospital Management. She is also a certified corporate trainer from IATD. Being the Chief Executing Officer of a multi specialty hospital for the last 15 years, she is experienced in efficiently and passionately training work force towards excellence.

She has represented her institution in many international healthcare conferences and can captivate her audience with her effective spell binding lectures.

Jyothinath Balaji – Master Trainer

Jyothinath Balaji is an Advertising Entrepreneur, a Digital & Social Media Coach and Strategist, an avid Content Marketer, a Disruptive Thinker & an Imagineer. He is a seasoned advertising professional with 23 years of experience and a Google certified Digital Marketing & Digital Transformation strategist. His passion is to support Entrepreneurs, Businesses and Brands to achieve their business goals through powerful communication methodologies.

He is the Managing Director of M/s. Adinfix Advertising Private Limited, a company of repute in the advertising fraternity for over three decades, with blue-chip clientele like Bajaj Auto, Bank Bazaar, CSS Corp, Caterpillar, Ford, FLSmidth, HCL Technologies, Hyundai, L&T, Petrofac, Renault-Nissan, Yamaha Motors, Sutherland, The Times of India, World Bank etc.

About a couple of years back, he realized that he should share his experience to budding Entrepreneurs and startups and he decided to enroll in “Train the Trainer (TTT)” program to break free from the monotonous life, and he says it’s one of his best decisions ever.

He says “After completing my TTT,  I have witnessed a Five Dimensional Transformation (5D Change) through MINDFULLNESS that enhances leadership ability, enhanced biological HEALTH, managing better RELATIONSHIPS, create INFLUENCE and learnt the art of META-LEARNING. It has bought about a huge cognitive consciousness in Behavioral, Emotional & Attitudinal means. My life has changed, and I thank Dr. Rajan and all my mentors at IATD for this”.

He conducts public workshops on :

  • Digital & Social Media Marketing
  • Digital Business Transformation
  • Customer Experience Transformation
  • Design Thinking, Critical Thinking & Lateral Thinking

As a quick-learner with diverse professional experience, his greatest strength has always been his seamless self-confidence and ability to pick-up and master skills at a rapid pace.

Raghu Pillai – Master Trainer

Raghu is an International Corporate Trainer and Instructional Designer. Armed with his unique style of simplicity, Raghu believes in connecting with common people by sharing day-to-day examples, intending to make them cherish the very purpose of their existence. His inspiring persuasive nature encourages people to realise their inner potential leading to positive transformation. Being a self-driven optimist, Raghu ensures that all his Transformative Workshops are dynamic, energetic and result oriented.

A distinction holder in Industrial Engineering from the prestigious University of Pune, Raghu has actively worked for over twenty five years in the fields of Academics, core Industrial Engineering, Software Development & Management, and e-Auctions. Given this experience, and an in-depth understanding of the Corporate Training needs, he is able to tailor-make Training Modules specific to the client’s requirements.

He conducts training sessions on Leadership skills, Management Development Program, Improving Personal Effectiveness, Communication skills, Problem-solving skills, Conflict Management & Team Building, Stress management, Behavioral skills, Inter-personal skills, Customer Service, Public Speaking, Unleashing Creativity at Workplace, Work Life Balance which are all loaded with day-to-day examples. Raghu also conducts sessions on Quality Mgmt. Tools, Supply Chain Mgmt., Project Mgmt. and e-Auctions.

His sessions have been game-changers for numerous individuals from several leading Corporates such as Kirloskar Brothers Ltd., Dept. of Atomic Energy, Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd., Navin Fluorine International Ltd., Wellness Forever Medicare Pvt. Ltd., Blue Stream Environment Technologies LLC- Dubai, Foster Consultants – Dubai etc. to name a few.

Raghu is an engaging speaker and encourager. Participants listen with captivated attention, and enthusiastically engage themselves in all activities. Raghu’s greatest strength is to explain profound insights with simple examples and experiences that participants can relate to, and this naturally guarantees that they gain a substantial insight into their lives and the power to transform themselves.

Dr. Roopa Hariani – Master Trainer

Dr. Roopa Hariani is a behavioural specialist, motivational speaker, image counsellor and a coach on personal and corporate etiquette.

She believes that Training is the universal language of learning and changing and the secret to overcome challenges successfully in life is to imbibe the art of numerous skills through effective training and coaching.

Dr. Roopa is a people’s person, has an affable nature with a positive attitude and loves interacting with people that enables her to establish an instant “connect” with the participants in her training sessions. This ensures highly effective sessions with motivated participants.

Being a dental surgeon she has helped many attain dazzling smiles. Happy Smiles are her forte. She strives to add a sense of humour in her training sessions, bringing out many smiles.

Being an active Rotarian and an Inner Wheel member, Dr. Roopa has completed her training in Rotary Leadership Institute and believes that everyone is a born leader. Through her training sessions she is able to bring out the leader in all her participants. Since she is also an anchor and an efficient organiser, her training sessions are well planned, organised and executed.

Dr. Roopa was one of the top five finalists in the SUPER MOM contest held in Bangalore in May 2014. She believes that a powerful image and social skills took her there and she coaches on the Image Transformation in her training sessions. She is a proud holder of the Guinness Book World Record in the category “Most people to sign up and donate blood in 8 hours”. Being an achiever herself, she urges all the participants to unleash their powers to attain a gratifying sense of achievement in their lives.

She is a certified IATD Trainer and also a faculty at their Bangalore Chapter. Her interests are Image Counselling, Soft skills and Etiquette. Her sessions are highly interactive, happy and enthusiastic.

Anjale Stephanos – Master Trainer

Anjale, a transformational leadership coach and behavioural skills trainer truly believes that we are all a reflection of our environment. To see a transformation around us we must invest time and resources to mould ourselves into better versions of our present being.  Her training sessions are focussed on allowing us to tap into our own capabilities and give full expression to our unique talents.

A versatile facilitator with a passion for tackling difficult situations and innovating new solutions, her work has lead to the development of a diverse international experience and a strong foundation of practical skills. With a proven track record of successes in client relations, business development and operations, Anjale’s background spans several sectors ranging from education and IT services to aviation and hospitality. It is this experience that makes her training programs and workshops content rich, inspirational, dynamic, result oriented and fun.

While engaging people through her excellent story telling ability, she strives to promote forward thinking, streamlines processes and most importantly, prioritizes and enriches a successful sense of culture in her professional environment. Anjale exudes the confidence, cosmopolitanism and sense of well being that communicates easily with a diverse group of personalities from all walks of life.

On the academic front, Anjale completed her Bachelors in Commerce from Chennai and her MBA from the United States with a well-travelled footprint scanning almost every continent. She is also a certified Trainer from the Indian Academy of Training and Development (IATD) and a certified NLP Practitioner.

Ramya Rajan – Master Trainer

Ramya is a passionate and vivacious trainer with a drive to transform people and bring the best out of them. She keeps  her crowd enthralled with her enthusiasm and positive energy  and is a much sought after trainer.

She deeply believes in the ‘Success Karma!’ – Work towards Success and Success will work itself towards you!’ Every individual can be successful if they have a determination to achieve, a drive to win and an ability to convert ideas and insights into actions.

Ramya has a prolific experience in the field of IT and has worked with diverse clients around the world in various domains spread over Banking & Finance, Telecom and Retail. Her experience in interacting with the clients and addressing their needs has provided her in depth knowledge of culturally diverse people, values and behaviors, which in turn makes her a people’s person who can easily establish a great rapport with her trainees and make them feel comfortable and facilitate them to meet their needs.

Ramya holds a Master Diploma degree in Training and Development from IATD in addition to her Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. She has conducted various effective softskills and echnical training workshops for corporates, teachers, doctors and students. She aids organizations and institutions in developing creativity, innovation, and in bringing out the paramount of leadership capabilities with the best of communication and team skills through training and consulting. Her sessions are capsuled with effective training and fun learning methodologies with relevant games and role plays. Her trainees walk out with fulfilment with new learnings; and a positive transformation can be witnessed in them.

Dr.NAGARAJ – MASTER TRAINER

lieves in inspiring and nurturing young impressionable minds to blossom out as highly effective leaders and powerful personalities in their chosen fields of passion or profession, leveraging his the inimitable style of training & motivation.

Being highly qualified & having led the training initiatives of a large automotive MNC across the length and breadth of India and many countries abroad as well, Dr. Nagaraj brings with him a the plethora of skills, knowledge & experience to impart, to the participants in all his training programs, that create an everlasting impact in their minds.

Dr Nagaraj’s sessions are always like a high-voltage melodrama interspersed with a lot of fun and frolic amidst immense learning for the participants thereby ensuring high value delivered for the time, effort and money spent by each and every participant in the programme.

A certified ‘Corporate Trainer’ from the prestigious Indian Academy of Training & Development (IATD), Dr Nagaraj is also certified General Management Practitioner from IIM (B’lore), a certified SAP Consultant, Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI (USA), a certified welding inspector (CWI) from BHEL Trichy & a ‘Rashtrapathi Scout’ awardee for excellence in scouting from the President of India.
A multifaceted & powerful personality, in the true sense of the term!

Ms. PAYAL – MASTER TRAINER

Ms. Payal is a Master Trainer with a niche in Powerful Influencing and Dynamic Leadership. She is a Life skills trainer and curriculum designer. She firmly believes that training equips one in designing their thoughts to live a balanced and effective life.

She is extremely passionate about her work. This nature of hers ensures that her sessions are energetic and deeply researched.

Payal is an educator with a rich experience of working with different age groups from diversified backgrounds. This has helped her come up with fresh perspectives in her sessions which are power packed with high levels of energy, making it interactive for her participants. She has a flair in
explaining the most complex things with simplicity for easy understanding.

Payal is an excellent story teller, a confident communicator and a is a certified NLP practitioner. She is passionate about transforming people and guiding them in designing their thinking. Payal has spent over eight years in the education industry in India and in the United Kingdom.

She trains in Leadership Training, Interpersonal Skills, Effective Communication, Train The Trainer, Conflict Resolution, Managing Stress, Mindfulness, Work Life Balance, Effective Problem Solving, Decision Making and Creative Thinking.

Her empathetic quality has helped her understand the needs of her participants making her training sessions more engaging, interesting and meaningful with practical learnings.

Payal considers her prime focus as a trainer in Public Speaking which is incorporated with rich learning experiences. Her sessions are thought provoking, activity based, practical and productive, leaving her participants desiring for more.

Few corporate clients that are trained by Payal are Loreal, GEP, Kellogg’s, Roquette, Infidigit, Novartis and her public workshops and training sessions are attended by clients from different lines of business like Reliance Industries Ltd, Tata Group, ITC Limited, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd, Schindler India, HDFC Bank Ltd, Times of India, Infosys, Hindustan Unilever, Landmark Group, Taj Hotels and Resorts etc..

She has a thirst for knowledge and believes in enhancing her skills constantly which makes her trainings well updated in line with the flowing trends.

Ms. VAANMADHI JAGAN- MASTER TRAINER

Vaanmadhi is a zestful trainer whose energy is contagious. She enjoys every moment of being a catalyst for change and improvement in people’s lives.

Her intense training in dance, theatre and human behavior gives her the strong foundation to create and deliver programs that can sow the seeds of transformation in people. Her values as a professional trainer stem from the school of thought developed at Zeal under the tutelage of Dr.Rajan and team. She doesn’t believe in doing different things but doing things differently. Being an avid reader and a performer she brings in her classes a perfect mix of intellect, entertainment, unique and interesting approach while sharing her ideas and imparting skills.

As an artist she has been trained to play every role on stage with utmost honesty and that is the greatest virtue she brings out in every session, justifying her role as a facilitator in the best possible and engaging way. She has been through two decades of training in performing arts, 6 plus years experience in conducting theatre and dance workshops for young adults, personality development classes and hosting (Master of ceremony) formal and informal events. She has converged all her strengths into Corporate training from 2016.

Vaanmadhi is one of the leading trainers of Indian Academy of Training and Development (IATD), training people in Train the Trainer programme across India.

Her clientele includes The Hindu , MILACRON , iSpine , L&T Infotech and Round Table India.

Vaanmadhi has developed Change leadership model and an Original thinking practice workshop which is a hit programme with Corporate houses.

Have developed first of its kind Presentation Skills workshop for Medical professionals and runs a bimonthly programme for doctors at iSpine

Have run Creative thinking and Public speaking workshops for general public which was also very well received.

Her areas of interest in training are Creative thinking, Goal setting, Leadership, People management, Team building and Communication skills.

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