HOW'RE YOU DOING PEOPLE?

Hi, my name is Shyam Sadasivan and I
Help mid-career professionals 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, trainer and consultantAnd 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.

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

2017

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

I began as an Engineer writing
code for mobile chips.

2010

2020

2014

I led Operations
for a $100M business

2002

I Launched an award winning
technology product

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 

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 )

PROUD OF

Watching my two kids growing up into such beautiful human beings

WORK

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

LIVED IN

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

BIGGEST REGRET

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

PERSONAL LIFE

Lifelong learner,

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

BEST DECISION

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

Watch my story

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 am writing a book! I have no idea what will come out first - the book, or the rest of my hair

TEACHING

 I teach drumming to young kids. Watching them play wells me up

PODCASTING

It is exhausting but so rewarding! www.thebehaviourproject.com

COURSE

I created a "Career Clarity" course in partnership with Graphy by Unacademy. I absolutely love running this course! Sign up for the course here.

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.

Shyam Sadasivan

Career Coach, 
Trainer & Facilitator,

Culture & Behaviour Expert,

BITS Pilani Graduate,
Cambridge MBA, 

Podcaster & Author, and 

Your Partner In Real Change

So, that's me in a nutshell!