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From monk to venture capitalist and keynote speaker Kamal Sarma has transformed leaders and teams globally. Over the last 20 years he has delivered significant results for people and companies with his customised framework and teachings.

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From monk to venture capitalist and keynote speaker Kamal Sarma has transformed leaders and teams globally. Over the last 20 years he has delivered significant results for people and companies with his customised framework and teachings.

As the world accelerates we need to amplify the right mindset and skills. Kamal Sarma specialises in helping teams solve current challenges then shift them into a new level of performance. Kamal has developed deep insight into organisations and people cultivated by his experiences. He has had a unique background, training as a monk for seven years in India, as well as pursuing a corporate career. Kamal has held senior executive positions in organizations, including McKinsey & Company, Eli Lilly and AMP Capital Investors. Kamal has also been the co-founder of two venture capital businesses in the IT and biotech sectors. Kamal currently is a Chairman Amicus Digital an online digital disruption facilitator and the RUOK Thinktank

Kamal is the author of 3 international books: The best seller “Mental Resilience – the Power of Clarity”, “The Leadership Leap -UN learning how to lead” and his latest “WinWin Conversations” He has conducted programs for a number of top-tier organizations, such as Google, Facebook, T Rowe Price, Bank of New York Mellon, Reserve Bank of Australia, PwC, Ernst and Young, Westpac, Commonwealth Bank and ING Global.

Kamal Sarma can help your team navigate today’s challenging landscape. Helping them with complex and critical conversations. Deliver superior results, reducing decision phobia and increasing staff engagement.

Kamal understands people and the dynamics of business at a deep level and specialises in increasing capability in these areas:

  • Leadership (of team and self)
  • Resilience
  • Change
  • Human Connection
  • Communication
  • Culture

In addition to his corporate work, Kamal is a co-founder of the Institute for Mental Resilience. He was recognized for his peace work between the Chinese and Tibetans in 2008 and is currently the Chairman of RUOK’s Think Tank.s.

Speaking Topics

WinWin Conversations

How to have Challenging Conversations with Clarity and Confidence

In a world of complexity, change and disruption your ability to communicate on a deeper level is vital. WinWin is designed to deliver a competitive advantage because those who can influence relationships and results positively in the future will thrive.

WinWin will help you become agile and flexible in your thinking while offering new ways of communication that can transform relationships and results.

Teams who have adopted WinWin have experienced an upward shift in performance. The practical content is ideal if you are looking for an edge in engagement and communication.

In this presentation Kamal explores:

  • What is a WinWin Conversation
  • How to build a culture of WinWin
  • The 7 Principals of WinWin Conversations
  • How to transform existing and build new relationships
  • How implementing WinWin can improve results

Digital Resilience

Thriving in a digitally transforming world

Are you in charge of sculpting your mind? Or is your mind being hacked?

Digital transformation has been revolutionary. It has given humans the ability to consume whenever and wherever. We are now entertained endlessly, more informed and constantly stimulated.

As a species, our tools have evolved from the simple hand axe, to the always-in-the-palm-of-your-hand phone.

We are aware of digital disruption, digital Darwinism and the impact that technology can have on our lives. However, our carbon brains do not change at the same rate as silicon digital devices.

Without truly understanding the impacts that technology has on our minds, we are powerless against our minds being hacked. This ‘hacking’ can lead to digital distraction and ultimately, digital depletion.

To make sure organisations, teams and individuals can perform in a digitally transformed world, we must be able to use technology in a beneficial way, sculpting our minds and remaining digitally resilient.

In this session, Kamal Sarma will cover

  • How we as an analogue species, need to shift our mindset and behaviours to thrive in a digital world
  • How to master digital productivity and recognise digital addictions.
  • How to curb digital distractions to avoid depletion
  • How to debug our minds once they have been ‘hacked’
  • How to lead your-self to be able to lead digital transformation in your business

The Connection Advantage

To gain an advantage in life and in business the most important skill you need to develop is connection. Yet we are never taught the skills that enable us to connect deeply with one another, our clients or our purpose.

Organisations that truly can connect at these 3 levels are able to flourish and deal with change, complexity and uncertainty.

In this presentation Kamal explores:

  • How to create deep connection at personal level, team level and at a purpose level
  • How to use the connection advantage to create a shortcut to change
  • The 5 areas where connection can break down and how to rebuild
  • How to use build connection to build an appreciation and feedback culture
  • How to use human connection to build a sustainable competitive advantage

The Leadership Leap

Why you need to un-learn and re-learn

Strong leadership of self and of your organisation is imperative for the future of work and business. Leadership is an ongoing challenge globally and presents limitless opportunities for growth.

To progress your personal or professional journey Kamal believes you need to un-learn many things you have been taught previously. He has identified 7 essential principals and suggests that un-learning these will accelerate your Leadership Journey.

On the Leadership Leap Journey Kamal will explore:

  • The 7 Principals of Leadership to un-learn
  • The new principals of Leadership
  • How to build Leadership that inspires people to follow
  • How to transform people and culture through Leadership

Resilience

Develop the Focus of a Warrior and the Clarity of a Monk

Organisational and personal resilience are 2 of the most powerful traits you can develop in response to the challenges of today and tomorrow. When you can command your awareness and focus your resilience results will flourish.

Kamal has more than 20 years experience helping people developing one of their most precious assets – the mind. As the author of Mental Resilience – The Power of Clarity - How to develop the focus of a warrior and focus of a monk. Kamal draws on his personal experience as a monk and professional work with leaders and teams to facilitate a new level of growth and resilience

During this session Kamal will unpack:

  • How to develop personal and professional resilience
  • When faced with challenges and change how do we build resilient people and organisations
  • How to maintain focus and clarity to make better decisions
  • Tools to sustain your resilience

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