Coach, Facilitator, Adjunct Faculty - IIM Bangalore
Poet, Parent, Professor, Philosopher – Dr Ramya stands for inner sovereignty and outer excellence. She practices and teaches an inside-out approach that empowers leaders and changemakers to lead with joy, resilience and powerful intention.
Dr. Ramya holds a B.Tech in Electronics from IIT Madras, a PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad and a PhD from London Business School. She has been recognized by the MHRD (Govt of India) in the top 15 innovators in higher education in India, has received an Academy of Management best paper award, has delivered 3 TED talks, and is on the advisory board of Samatvam, Centre for Mindfulness at IIM Bodhgaya.
She has worked in blue chip companies like ICICI, Infosys and Citibank, and it was her own experiences in the corporate world that shaped her quest to learn how she could help people (and herself) flourish better at work. Post her PhD in Organizational Behaviour, she taught as a full-time faculty at IIM Bangalore for a decade, during which time she further researched and developed a systematic approach to catalyze joyful excellence in individuals and organizations.
A globally certified life and leadership coach, Dr Ramya has conducted workshops and coaching for more than 50 organizations and has multiple courses online on edX, IIMBx and Swayam platforms. She is certified in Coaching with Depth Methodology (by IIT Madras and PeopleFirst Consulting), Life and Leadership Coaching (by Coach for Life Institute, USA and Back to Source, India), Pranic Psychotherapy (by World Pranic Healing Foundation), Reiki, Access Consciousness, and Yogic approach to holistic development (by SVYASA University).
A maverick academic, Dr Ramya now combines her research, corporate, teaching, and coaching experience with a mix of mind-body personal mastery tools (learnt and honed over a period of 20 years), to craft potent journeys of transformation. She uses a combination of left-brained logic, right-brained reflection, heart-based presence and energy-based activations to help her students shift mindsets, unpack limiting beliefs and open gateways to new possibilities.
She has published a book of poems titled, “I’m Choosing Life”, speaks on a bi-monthly video column with Mint, runs a Youtube Channel, is part of a farming collective, and created a platform www.craftingourlives.com to share her work with the world.