Both of my parents are born deaf. So my first language is sign language. That contributes to my unique perspective in life. Since both my parents left their homes to get married to each other because of caste, language and economic differences, I find myself able to make friends easily with those who resonate with equality, kindness and goodness and at the same time unable to identify with any community.
Mrs.Y.G.Parthasarathy, the principal of PSBB schools gave me a scholarship for the entire schooling period owing to my parent's desire to give me the best. For that, I am always grateful to her. I owe most of my good English and communication skills to the untiring efforts of my school teachers who took a special interest in me.
My father Mr.B.Krishnamurthy was an avid sportsperson(he took part as an Indian athlete in the first deaf Olympics) and a leader for the deaf community for 30 years. He ensured that I actively contributed in the deaf community service as an interpreter, facilitator and fundraiser. I handled most of my father's official correspondence and telephonic communication till his retirement. Now he uses ChatGPT to take care of his emails!
My late mother Lila Krishnamurthy was a great negotiator, cook, tailor and arts & crafts fanatic who always won whenever she played Bingo! Excepting tailoring I have inherited all her skills and good luck. I have a younger brother Srinath with an age gap that made it unnecessary for me to have any children, I already experienced surrogate fatherhood!
Finding no major encouragement for humanities at my school, I started attending training programs while in school after being introduced to a hypnotherapist who turned the direction of my life. I continued to attend programs later in college with Indian & International trainers all over the world in communication, hypnotherapy, management, sales, marketing, finance, leadership, people skills, accelerated learning technologies, neuro-linguistic programming, systemic thinking, empowerment, personal development, alternative technologies, sustainable development & healing.
In order to make money to attend training programs during school and college I did a variety of jobs including secretarial work, door-to-door sales, newspaper delivery, Interpreting services, market surveys, tuition, selling training programs, writing articles, counselling and conducting training programs. While working with IMRB I pulled off a research survey in the impenetrable Kalpakkam Nuclear power plant. It still brings a smile to my face that I did that!
I started my employment by working with my favourite trainer Kichu Krishnan by selling tickets to the time management workshops that he conducted in Chennai. A year later I became the director of Evolution & Development Training India, a subsidiary of a French Training Organisation Evolution & Développement during my final year in college.
Other employments includes
Marketing Head - World School, a training organization in Bombay the highest net profit earning company in the training industry for the years 1997 & 1998. I must put it on record that the World School turned out to be a cult and I spent the next few years undoing the damage the cult did. One day I hope to write a book about that phase of my life!
Head of Training - Sify Iways, India's largest internet company at that time and part of the team that increased the cybercafe chain from 600 to 2500 all over India.
Head of Training(Soft Skills) - Hexaware technologies, part of the team that built HexaVaristy the corporate university for all their 3050 employees.
For a brief time during the turn of the last century I was in the world of crimefighting busting piracy rackets all over India for the Motion Picture Association of America. My records for cleaning the industry through non-enforcement means are unparalleled by any other associate in any other country including the US where it is a federal offence. I also worked as a paralegal consultant building cases against individual and companies that infringed on my clients' copyrights, trademarks and patents.
For the last 19 years, I have been fascinated with the study of NLP and have gotten trained with several NLP trainers. Dr. John Grinder, the co-founder of NLP personally mentored me as a NLP Modeler. Modeling is the ability to study genius, make a model that replicates their genius and transfer it reliably through an education format so that others can replicate that genius. I owe my versatility and ability to pick up skills fast to NLP Modeling. Some of the modeling projects that I have done include
1. Language Learning - First Fluency
2. Turning Loss making companies around
3. Skeet Shooting Coaching
4. Accelerated Learning
5. Stock Market Trading
6. Public Speaking
I hesitated a lot to put this up since I think it is grandiose to think of one as a spiritual teacher. I avoid debates on the qualifications of a spiritual teacher when it arises. Since I am a two-time cult survivor and having met several hypocrites along my spiritual journey, I am an authority of who is not a spiritual teacher and whether an organisation is a cult or otherwise. Now I can smell trouble a mile away and give advice on what & who to avoid, therefore now I see myself as a spiritual teacher who saves time of spiritual aspirants. I am an advisor to the board of 'Association of Spiritual Integrity', a worldwide association to foster integrity and accountability with spiritual leaders, therapists and coaches. They serve as a peer group to me and other like-minded teachers across the globe. Any teacher who is without a peer group or accountability is to be avoided as a matter of abundant caution in my opinion.
I have consulted with several of the organisations that were owned by the business families that I have been a mentor to. I do a combination of organisational development work, profit maximisation, leadership development and finding unique solutions to their teams & companies. Currently, my favourite work is bringing in a culture of conscious growth and integrity in organisations.
When I first learned NLP I immediately focused my attention on sportspeople. I had good fortune of sending some cricketers to the Indian cricket team and thereafter there was no looking back. I have trained Naveen Jindal, National Skeet Shooting champion, Rajyavardhan Rathore, Olympic double trap shooting champion and cricketers such as Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Sreesanth, Munaf Patel & R.P.Singh. I was instrumental in supporting Rathore to win the Asian Bronze medal in 2006 at Doha.
I have trained at the following institutions
I do brief therapy(anywhere between 1 to max 8 sessions) with people in person or online using NLP and other modalities that I have learned over the last 30 years. I definitely am not a full-fledged psychotherapist but I have trained & coached enough psychotherapists over the years and earned their respect & referrals. I work well with couples issues, compulsions, phobias, anxiety, allergies, grief resolution, midlife crisis, PTSD, self-esteem issues, cult survivors, survivors of abuse & other psychosomatic ailments. I also am trained to work with issues faced by the LGBTQ community. I avoid issues dealing with addictions or psychiatric ailments which require long -term care as there are better people than me suited for that. Almost 80% of the time the therapy session ends with a client being coaxed to tell the truth to everybody.
I have taught International communication at IIM-Bangalore & Accelerated Learning at XLRI,Jamshedpur. The other places that I have enjoyed teaching include:
Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai
Coimbatore Institute of Technology
Madras School of Social Work
College of Architecture, Pune
Hindustan Insititute of Technology & Science
S.R.M Engineering College
Panimalar School of Management
Sathyabhama Engineering College
Sri Venkateswara College of Engineering
I am the co-author of the book" TI-90" along with the genius V.N.Barve who developed a system of teaching touch typing in less than an hour to a novice.
The three books that I am working on are
Navigating your Inner Maps
A 100 questions to ask before tying the knot
Autogenic Metaphor Therapy
I have been supporting authors to convert their books to Kindle/ebook versions so as to ensure that their work is available for posterity. My training and experience in Accelerated Learning, Paralegal work and Publishing (my client for 3 decades is a Publisher and I have stepped in over the years to run various projects with them) has put me in the best place to get this accomplished. I am always on the lookout to rescue rare books and manuscripts, scanning them into searchable PDFs, coaxing publishers & authors to settle their legal disputes and harassing family members of deceased authors to allow me to republish the unavailable books into Kindle. The first six books of NLP are not available as ebooks because of legal issues. I keep a tab on most pirated books of NLP on Amazon and put enough pressure on them to remove them promptly . I hope to have properly edited, legally in the clear kindle versions of those 6 books one day.
These are the following books that I have copyedited and converted to Kindle edition
Expanding your Teaching Potential - Susan Campbell
Leadership and the Art of Conversation - Kim Krisco
Rainbow Machine - Andrew Austin
Is there Life before death - Steve Andreas
Six Blind Elephants Vol. 1- Steve Andreas
Six Blind Elephants Vol. 2- Steve Andreas
Change your Mind- Steve Andreas
Solutions - Leslie Cameron Bandler
Virginia Satir - Patterns of her Magic - Steve Andreas
Lessons with Kumi- Michael Colgrass
Returning to Source-Wilson Van Dusen
I have been called by various companies, educational institutions and associations to deliver keynote speeches. I am known for my informal, inclusive and humourous style while promoting curiosity and learning. Some of the places where I have given speeches in the last 5 years are below.
Young Presidents Organisation, Delhi
Entrepreneurs' Organisation, Indore
Young Executives Organsiation, Delhi
Madras Machennainagement Association, Chennai, Nammakkal, Attur, Salem
Rajasthan Youth Association, Chennai
Sindhi Chamber of Commerce, Chennai
Jain International Trade Organisation, Chennai
Marwari Mahasabha, Houston, TX