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 Ranganathan has worked in blue chip companies like ICICI, Infosys and Citibank, and it was 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 a unique approach to catalyze and nurture wellbeing in individuals and organizations. In January 2019, Dr. Ranganathan 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 conducts independent programs for organizations and individuals.
Over the last decade, Dr. Ranganathan has designed and taught several customized workshops for public sector as well as private sector clients such as GE Aviation, Wabtec, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Larsen & Toubro, Infosys, J P Morgan, NHPC, Union Bank, Novartis, Atlas Copco, GAIL, Pernod Ricard, Novo Nordisk, ISRO, Biocon, Essilor, Aditya Birla Group, HSBC, Airbus, Erikson, Indian Oil, Swiss Re, Mahindra Finance, Exide, 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. She has previously held the positions of Programme Director, Management Programme for Women Entrepreneurs and the Programme Director, Management Programme for Entrepreneurs and Family Business at IIM Bangalore.
Dr.Ranganathan 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). Her style of teaching is a unique blend of combining logical left-brained reasoning with intuitive right-brained reflection.
Dr. Ranganathan is certified in the Coaching with Depth Methodology by IIT Madras and PeopleFirst Consulting, in Life and Leadership Coaching by Coach For Life Institute, USA and Back to Source, India, in Pranic Psychotherapy by World Pranic Healing Foundation, in Reiki, in Access Consciousness, and in Yogic approach to holistic development from SVYASA University. She integrates multiple modalities and also creates customized meditations to help her clients shift mindsets and move past limiting beliefs and emotional blocks.
Dr. Ranganathan is on the advisory board of Samatvam, the Mindfulness Centre at IIM Bodh Gaya. Her series of customized meditations that weave mindfulness practices into practical meditations for everyday effectiveness are available for free on her youtube channel. She is herself an avid meditator and conducts workshops on Mindfulness, Conscious Living and Holistic Energy Management, for individuals as well as organizations (on request). She loves travelling, writing, dancing and published her first collection of poems titled ‘I’m Choosing Life’ in 2017.