Shankar R. Santhiram is Lead Trainer & Principal Consultant of EQTD Consulting (formerly EQ Training & Development). He graduated with a law degree from the University of Sussex in the UK.
Shankar made the transition from being a CEO of a college of higher learning to consultant and corporate trainer in 2001. He has also owned or managed businesses in Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Austria and is therefore acutely aware of the nuances of organizational behaviour and business management.
Currently armed with over 18 years of corporate leadership experience, his training programmes offer much practical insight. His training emphasis is on the core soft-skills that help transform team members in ways that ensure that they perform at optimum levels.
His training technique is very unique with much importance given to interactive learning. Programmes led by Shankar are always fun-filled and engaging with a focus on tangible concepts. His value proposition is that he is able to distill high minded concepts into easy to grasp, practical ideas.
Shankar’s expertise is with team development, building emotional capital, becoming high-performing managers, customer service, sales management, presenting skills, the art of negotiations and interpersonal communication.Shankar has delivered various training programmes for a wide range of companies that include Malaysia™ top multinationals and public companies, government departments, corporate entities, SMEs, NGOs, colleges and schools. He is also periodically invited by companies in Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei, India and Singapore. They include the CIMB Group, Petronas, Khazanah Nasional, TalentCorp, Hitachi, Danone-Dumex, Daikin, the Panin Bank Group Indonesia and Empire Hotel Group, Brunei, to name just a few.
Aside from corporate training, Shankar frequently works with NGOs and charitable foundations on youth empowerment projects. He has collaborated with the CIMB Foundation, YTL Corporation, and the Rotary Education Fund to deliver numerous free programmes.
Shankar is also a regular expert on BFM 89.9 – The Business Station, Malaysia™ only 24 hour business radio station, where he speaks on the self-empowerment segment “Raise Your Game”.