In the corporate world, Raj works as a Leadership Lab facilitator, Coach & Mentor.
He is a co-founder of an Indian consulting & training firm Red Wisdom. With more than 20 years of work experience across industries like Advertising, IT, Manufacturing, Banking etc, he has evolved a facilitative framework to serve his clients. Over last 10 years, he has designed and blended unique offerings like Red Wisdom Leadership Labs, Red Wisdom Pep talks and Red Wisdom Coaching series for corporate clients across the world.
Laya being its latest offering Raj spends his considerable time on developing new rituals and body centered practices that help unleash the power of raw and intense emotions.
Raj has worked with numerous clients like Siemens, Amdocs, Tieto, KPIT etc. over long tenures of engagement spanning 5 to 7 years, in the domain of Leadership development, Design Thinking, Crucial Dialogue labs. Apart from that he also serves as a Coach & Mentor for emerging leaders, artists & facilitators.
Apart from work, he is an avid traveler, writer & reader. In his free time, Raj likes to engage in experiments in fields of evolutionary consciousness, community building & relevance of ancient wisdom paths in todays fast paced world.
Playing with cats, music, road trips, watching movies, dancing bachata, bodywork and enjoying nice cuppa coffee, teas & conversations in his favourite coffeeshops in India and Europe are some of his favourite timepass and things that he loves to do.
Here are Top 3 Testimonialsfor his corporate work, in his clients own words
Raj and Team Red wisdom,
It has been over 5 years that I have been consulted by Raj. The best part of this liaison is that Raj is very approachable, down to earth and sincere with his attempt. He has delivered the most complicated tasks in a very simple yet effective manner. He keeps the doors open for all the participants and managers in their learning and development journey.
Not only does he deliver great leadership sessions but also mentors people really well.
Overall it is a pleasure to have known and worked with Raj and Team Red wisdom.
With best wishes,
Dr. Shambhavi Sharma
Country Head – HR, Marvell India Pvt Ltd
It has been personally an honour and a privilege to be associated with Raj Mali & Red Wisdom over the past four years.
He has been instrumental in helping us at KPIT to develop and strengthen our leadership development initiatives. Especially the programs he facilitates for us for the same.
His workshops and Customised Leadership labs (as he calls it) are creatively planned and executed. All the competencies of the participants are effectively addressed through role plays as well as some unique “Red Wisdom – Wax On Wax Off” activities. And most participants often share those to be “one of the most profound” learning experiences in their lives.
His understanding of the human psyche and his passion to help others understand themselves better is very much part of his workshops.
He is effortless with his knowledge and has reached many through his personal testimony to success in his field.
Learning Organization – KPIT.
At Tieto, we have been successfully running the Mentoring Program since the past 3 years in close partnership and consultation with Red Wisdom.
Our first planned leadership mentoring initiative kicked-off with a residential workshop. The workshop was carefully designed with Raj Mali from Red Wisdom to groom and prepare our identified mentors to play the role of a mentor. Based on a successful workshop and consistent support sessions from Raj, we managed to have many successful mentor-mentee relationships during our 1st Mentor Development Initiative for India.
Recently we concluded; 2013-14 batch of the program in India. 26 relations were initiated ( 21 mentors + 26 mentees) and the result was 20 successful relationships. The growing number of fruitful mentor-mentee relationships is testimony to the fact that we have succeeded in making it as one of the ‘best practices’ in Tieto. Over the years, as we matured in the process, we recently launched virtual mentoring; where mentor and mentee are located in different countries.
Raj Mali & Team Red Wisdom being our preferred associate, has had a key role in cultivating mentoring as a tool to enhance individual capability development and cultural transformation in Tieto.
Viju Gangadharan, Sr. Leader, Learning Organization
Tieto Corporation, India Delivery Centre