STORYTELLER AT HEART
PROBLEM-SOLVER IN MIND
A powerful speaker who changes the way people think
about business problems and solutions.
“I’ve always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life. With the same ease and enthusiasm, I dive into business problems, researching and investigating to find simple solutions. I love engaging with the projects I work on, diving headfirst into the research, investigation, and production of stories I feel are worth writing about. I am a curious and proactive Author, interested in using ancient eastern wisdom to current work themes and trends.”
“To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.”
MALA SUBRAMANIAM is a corporate speaker, executive coach, and cross-cultural trainer who offers a blend of Eastern and Western philosophies for negotiations. She spent over twenty years in influential marketing and strategy roles at global companies such as IBM, GE Healthcare, and Dun & Bradstreet, and other employers such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NJ and Visiting Nurse. Since 2006, Mala has given talks, and led webinars and onsite courses, and provided leadership coaching. The major topics for her talks and webinars are:
- Soft, Yet Powerful Negotiations
The Communications Signal and the 7 Ground Rules assure your success in daily business negotiations. Learn the lessons from ancient teachings that help you be more contemplative. Cases, experiences, stories and innovative tools bring to life the teachings.
- Dynamic Communications
Learn what makes your presentations dynamic, inspiring your audience to listen and take action. Know the 3 questions you must answer in all your discussions or presentations in business meetings to achieve your goals.
- Cross-Cultural Awareness
Understand your teams, colleagues, vendors and partners from another country through the eye of culture to build effective business relationships. What matters in cross-cultural interactions is the value-system that drives behaviors. If you come from a culture that is group-oriented, you will have a tough time working with a culture that values self-reliance. How do you avoid a cultural clash? Learn from Mala who has worked across several cultures.
Cognizant Technology Solutions and Meltwater are among her major clients. Her cross-cultural talks have also reached Lincoln Financial, The Hartford, Express Scripts, Comcast, Putnam Financial, NASDAQ, William Sonoma, SCORE, and UCSD. and more across the US and India. She has an MBA in Marketing, and Masters in Sociology. She is certified by Achieve-Global as leadership trainer.