MindVISA nurtures young minds in discovering themselves – and the world – through travel, youth exchanges, community service and cross-cultural leadership coaching. We work at the intersection of the transformative potential of travel and the elevating potential in early-age exchanges between youth from diverse backgrounds. In our programs, we bring together students across borders – such as foreign and local; rural and urban; rich and poor – to co-live, co-learn and collaborate for common good. Using the newness of the outside world, we help young people stimulate the vastness of their inside world, and awaken them to their potential. We envision young people, who go through our programs, returning home with a life-long learning about themselves, aspiring for meaningful achievements, and inspired to make lasting contributions to the world. Satheesh Namasivayam is a co-founder of MindVISA. Satheesh has over 15 years of management consulting experience across US, Europe, Latin America and Asia. He advises senior management of Fortune 500 companies on leadership, business strategy, and cross-cultural strategies. His recent book “Leading without Licence” was placed in the business best-sellers by Business Standard, an Indian national daily.
Satheesh is a visiting faculty member at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, one of India’s premier engineering schools, where he teaches a course entitled “Discovering how to Lead”. He has trained German youth – traveling to India on German-government-funded program called “Weltwarts” – on cross-cultural adaptation. Satheesh is passionate about travel, and has traveled in over 50 countries. He has been a guest speaker at prominent international institutions.
Satheesh was awarded a Masters degree from Harvard University with majors in Economics and Leadership. He also received an MBA and MS from Arizona State University. Earlier, he graduated with a BS in engineering from National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India.
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