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HOW'RE YOU DOING PEOPLE?

HI, I'M SHYAM SADASIVAN
 
“I HELP YOU CREATE MAGIC AT WORK”

The fact that you're here probably means you're in a similar place I was in my career: a bit stuck, a bit confused , exhausted by going through the motions at work and unsure what the future held in store.  And if you're going through what I was at the time, you are probably unsure about how to proceed.

Today I am a career coach and expert facilitator. And I can help you get where you want to be.

Let me tell you a bit about myself, and what makes me so good at what I do.

2002

I began as an Engineer writing
code for mobile chips.

2010

I Launched an award winning
technology product

2014

I negotiated >$50M Business Deals in China and Taiwan

2017

I led Operations
for a $100M business

2020

When I left my corporate career,
I was in a leading
HR role for Asia.

Moving across continents.

Learning new skills.

Changing my career.
I have done it all.

Successfully.

I can help YOU do the same.

Here are some of the things that have shaped me as a person..

EDUCATION

My family and friends, PSBB Chennai, BITS Pilani, University of Arizona, University of Cambridge 

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WORK

Arm, Softbank, Semiconductors Intellectual Property(IP), EDA, Mobile Technology, Product Management, Pricing, Royalties, Negotiation, HR, People, Employee Experience, Learning and Development, Training, Coaching, Speaking

PERSONAL LIFE

Lifelong learner,

Wanderer, Deep Generalist
Speak English/Hindi/Tamil,
Married with two kids

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INTERESTS

Percussion ( drums, mridangam, tabla,cajon), Riding (Royal Enfield, KTM,Ather), Reading ( list is too long for here!), Making things with my hands ( I work with leather )

LIVED IN

New Delhi, Karaikudi, Chennai, Pilani, Arizona, California, Cambridge(UK), Bangalore

BEST DECISION

I shaved my head in 2016.
I've never thought of hair since.

Watch my story

PROUD OF

Watching my two kids growing up into such beautiful human beings

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BIGGEST REGRET

Missed selections for Tamil Nadu state under-15 cricket team ( the invite arrived late, can you believe it?)

WHO I ADMIRE

My family - you inspire me to fight through hardship with a smile.

All my ex-bosses - thank you for teaching me so much.

My closest friends - you know me so well, but still stick around.

And here are some of the experiments that are shaping me right now ..

WRITING

Yes, I've written 2 books! And I'm working on one more..

RURAL LIVING

I spend a lot of time in the beautiful rustic countryside outside Bangalore

I’m looking to revive my podcast soon.

PODCASTING

I am experimenting with ideas at the intersection of acting with my other interests

ACTING

WHAT KEEPS ME GOING

I'll be honest - I don't talk much about passion. I have never found it very useful. I was never inclined to 'pursue my passion'. I never knew what that meant. I was instead inclined to be curious, and experience new contexts, new people and new challenges. 

 

I pursued my curiosity, by trying new things and keeping at it. And it has worked for me. When I did something long enough, I got better at it, and I felt like doing it again.  That's my definition of passion - when I want to do something again.   And I am lucky to have found so many things that I like to do, again and again. 

I began my career as an engineer, but very soon I realized that I was a generalist at heart. I was looking for breadth, and I changed roles regularly, enjoying diverse experiences across technology, operations, commercial and human aspects of business. Variety , I understood over time, is indeed the spice of life.

​I am a personal development nerd, and love to experiment with a variety of learning modes and methods. Over the years, I realized that I learnt best from other people - friends, colleagues, teachers, coaches and mentors. Nothing beats  a great conversation that gives me an Aha moment! 

People keep me going. Even when the chips are down.

WHAT I WANT FROM THE UNIVERSE

​These lines from Roger S. Keyes’s poem ‘Hokusai says’ inspire me everyday –

 

He says keep looking, stay curious. He says there is no end to seeing.

He says keep changing, you just get more who you really are.​

All I really want is to get to know myself better, and become more of who I really am.

 

Everything else, is a bonus.

SO, THATS ME IN A NUTSHELL!

  • Career Coach, 

  • Expert Facilitator,

  • Author & Speaker

  • BITS Pilani Graduate,

  • Cambridge MBA, 

  • Deep Generalist, and 

  • Your Partner In Real Change

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