T Chendil Kumar or CK is a civil engineer by training and a trainer by choice. He has over 20 years of sales and marketing exposure after which he switched over to facilitation guided by his mentor, Dr DVR Seshadri, a renowned faculty at IIMB and now with ISB Hyderabad.
Trained at the Harvard Law Schoolon ‘teaching negotiations in organisations’
Trained under Dr Robert Cialdini, world renowned guru of Influence and Persuasion in Phoenix, Arizona.
Guest Faculty at IIM Bangalore since 2005 at various Management Development Programs teaching Negotiation Skills, Managerial Communication and Influencing Skills.
Guest Faculty at IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Indore, IIM Udaipur and IIM Shillong.
CK’s clients are spread across the USA, Europe, Latin America, UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Singapore and Malaysia.
CK is an acclaimed public speaker having spoken in five TEDx events in India and DUBAI.
He is an avid Toastmaster and has sponsored more than 10 Toastmasters clubs in India.
For over 20 years, CK has been a much sought after speaker in diverse forums like leadership summits of Fortune 100 companies, five TEDx forums in India and Dubai and international and national conferences of service organisations like Rotary and Lions.
Speaking on “Influence without Authority” and “Change- Do We Have a Choice” to corporate audiences, CK makes a compelling case for Change-readiness and the importance of personal pillar in influencing skills. Contemporary examples, best practices across industries and anecdotes make his talks gripping and relatable. His unique skill lies in using humor without diluting or trivialising the content.
CK enjoys talking about humor and has presented a paper on Humor in business at the American Association of Thereaupetic Humor (AATH) in Chicago in 2011.
He has spoken in multiple forums on the importance of Humor in enhancing productivity and improving relationships. He has conducted several Humor workshops in India, UAE, Malaysia and USA titled ‘STAND UP, SPEAK UP and SHUT UP’ by making the participants attempt Humor on stage with constructive feedback.