Dr. Ramya Ranganathan is an Electrical engineer from IIT Madras, holds a PGDM (MBA) from IIM Ahmedabad and a PhD in Organizational Behaviour from London Business School.
Dr. Ramya has previously worked in blue chip companies like ICICI, Infosys and Citibank, and it is largely her experiences in the corporate world that shaped her quest to learn how she could help people (and herself) flourish better at work. She was a full time faculty with IIM Bangalore from 2010 to 2019 during which time she developed her own unique approach to catalyze and nurture wellbeing in individuals and organizations. In January 2019, Dr. Ramya was awarded by the MHRD Union Minister for being one of the top 15 innovators in higher education in India. She now continues to teach with IIM Bangalore as an adjunct faculty and also runs her own independent programs on individual and corporate wellbeing.
Dr. Ramya’s teaching focusses on subjects like – Managing Stress, Personal and Interpersonal Energy, Positive Psychology, Emotional Intelligence, Resilience, Mindfulness, Nurturing Creativity, Design Thinking, Innovative Mindset, and Career Crafting. She has designed and taught in several customized workshops for public sector as well as private sector clients such as NHPC, Union Bank, Novartis, Atlas Copco, GAIL, Pernod Ricard, Novo Nordisk, ISRO, Biocon, Essilor, Aditya Birla Group, HSBC, Airbus, Erikson, IOCL, Swiss Re, Mahindra Finance, and Hindustan Lever to name some. Apart from that she has been conducting her flagship open program titled, ‘Leading with Joy’ which has had participants from the corporate as well as education, government and social sectors.
Dr Ramya has created multiple online courses on the themes of wellbeing at work: ‘Managing our inner worlds’, and ‘Managing Stress’ (on IIMB KITE platform), ‘Crafting realities – Work Happiness and Meaning’ (on the EdX platform), and Creating a Happy and Meaningful Career (on the Swayam Platform). Dr. Ramya is one of the pioneers of Positive Psychology in India and has invested in nurturing the next generation of positive psychologists through designing and teaching a PhD level course on Positive Psychology.
Dr Ramya’s sessions have been acknowledged for the authenticity and sincerity she brings to her workshops by virtue of only including strategies and tools that she has herself experimented with. Her style of teaching is a unique blend of combining logical left brained reasoning with intuitive right brained reflection.
Dr. Ramya has also learnt and experimented with several healing modalities since the age of 18. She is certified in Reiki, Pranic Healing, Yoga, and Access Bars, and is a practitioner of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Vipasanna Meditation. She can be contacted to conduct workshops on Holistic Energy Management or to teach the Access Bars for individuals as well as organizations. She can also be contacted for individual sessions for career coaching and empowerment coaching.
Dr. Ramya holds a vision of a planet where human beings live in close communion with the Earth and the Elementals. With this aim she facilitates retreats where participants are given the time and space to commune with Nature (in both personal and collective ways). So if you would like to combine the benefits of a leadership or empowerment workshop with the benefits of increased communion with Nature then you can ask for a customised wellness retreat for your team.