Santha Kumar

Santha Kumar

Santha is a leadership and transformative coach, seasoned trainer and speaker, experienced corporate leader, and qualified psychotherapist. He partners with his clients to unleash their potential and achieve optimal results for their organizations. He guides clients in assessing their competency toolkits, identifying essential capabilities for their goals, and cultivating these skills. His primary motivation is to support his clients to become more effective, successful, and self-fulfilled.
He will robustly endeavour to discover where his clients presently are and where their immense potential can lead them to, who they currently are and the best they can aspire to become. Fostering their risk appetite and ambition, he will support them to bridge the gaps that will stretch them and spark their growth and learning. To achieve the above, he will support them to identify and leverage the key strengths that have brought them this far and are necessary for their journey ahead. The journey is usually a transformational one, designed to achieve high impact at two levels – individual and organizational.
Starting as the Financial Division Manager at NCR, climbed the ranks to become the Managing Director of NCR Malaysia, achieving notable success and earning prestigious awards. As the Regional CEO for Tandem Computers, Santha revitalized a struggling operation, turning it into a high-performing regional organization across South and Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and China. Santha transitioned into psychotherapy, obtaining a postgraduate degree in Integral Counselling Psychology. He practiced as a psychotherapist in San Francisco, Singapore, and Bangalore. Later, he transformed again, becoming a Leadership and Transformation Coach in 1997. His clients include Maxis Malaysia, Rio Tinto Singapore & India, World Bank, Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia & India, D.E. Shaw, GBS India & Malaysia, Pace Technology India, Royal Bank of Scotland, Hong Leong Bank, Hong Leong Industries, Oracle, ITT, LG, Ebay, BASF, Thryve Digital, Thriveni Sainik Mining, HSBC, NatWest Bank, Moss Adams, Reuters, Refinitiv etc.
Santha has acquired certifications in Laboratory Education, Cultural Transformation Tools, Decision Dynamics, Leader as Coach, Virtual Learn Caster, and Genos Emotional Intelligence Assessment Tools from reputable institutions such as NTL Institute, Barrett Values Centre, Korn Ferry, Genos International, and Ensync Learning. His educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic & Electric Engineering from Loughborough University and an MA in Counselling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.