So recently i read a book “The Driver is not my name “. The storys are beautiful. The words conveyed not just the story that the author was trying to convey but way more than that. The author has done a brilliant job with the book. I am happy to have interviewed him.
Lets get a glimpse on the author first – “RAJ PRABHAKAR”
“Author is a passionate speaker and a social thinker. He is an expert in the fields of Learning & Development and People Management for the last twenty-five years. He has reached lakhs of leaders, managers and people in various walks of life through his inspirational speeches and programmes. He is the Founder and CEO of FYMC, a HR Talent Management Company offering HR Development Services to more than 1000 reputed organizations in India and abroad. He is an internationally certified Leadership Coach. He is the first person to introduce ‘Enneagram Personality Profiling’ in India for organisational developmental Initiatives. He has the gift of seeing unseen emotions and positive energy in people.”
Before moving on to the Int, Leerview lets get a glimpse to his book :
” I have met many different and unique personalities in my Personal and Professional Life. This book contains incidents about some of these real life personalities and their inspiring approaches. You will experience subtle but very powerful and motivating messages which these people have shown in each of the chapters, such as, Humanity, Hierarchy, Kindness, Leadership, Attitude, Commitment, Passion, Ownership, Culture, Empathy, Synergy, and Hope.”
So Lets see how the interview went :
Let us start with some details about you as an individual and as a writer.
He has the gift of seeing unseen emotions and positive energy in People. He is a Passionate Speaker and a Social Thinker. He is an expert in Learning & Development and People Management field for the last Twenty Five years. He has reached Lakhs of Leaders, Managers and People in various walks of life through his Inspirational Speeches and Programs. He is the Founder and CEO of FYMC, a HR Talent Management Company offering HR Development Services to more than 1000 reputed organizations in India and abroad. He is an Internationally Certified Leadership Coach. He is the first person to introduce “Enneagram Personality Profiling” in India for Organisational Developmental Initiatives.
Tell us a little about how this book came to be. How did this idea start, with an image or a concept or a dilemma or an inspiration?
Title came from a story. Idea – wanted to share that experience with the rest of the world. Later, I started collection such inspiring characters, situation and then came out with this book.
Why this title for a book? What was the story behind it?
This title was from the story. Read the chapter.
What attracted you to this particular genre? Why this genre? Tell us your favorite books you read in this genre?
This is close to my nature. My favorite book is every street is paved with gold.
So being a motivational speaker, what made you choose to become an author and spread the word of wisdom via books?
We get an opportunity to meet and share lot of positive stuff. This made me to move to the next level. Book appear to be apt channel.
I read about you that you have a gift of seeing unseen emotions and positive energy in people. How do you do that?
Just be present when you see them. The unseen comes alive.
How do you manage time with being a writer, a CEO, a motivational speaker and lots more?
I wrote during my free time and also on holidays. It took years for 74 pages.
Tell us about your future projects and how soon we should be expecting them?
Started my second book. Planning to release asap.
What was the greatest challenge you went through in your journey of publishing?
Nothing much. It was smooth.
What do you think are common traps for aspiring writers?
What will you advise young writers trying to build up their presence as an author?
Any words of wisdom and motivation you would like to convey?
Be the Change you wish to see
Before signing off Choose between the two
1. Netflix or books?
2. Mountains or Beaches?
3. Coffee or Tea?
4. Outdoors or Indoors?
5. Hardcover or Paperbacks?
6. Physical book or Kindle?
7. Ghee Roast Dosa or Cheese Dosa
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