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Ronald Raj S J

Ronald Raj (Ron) works with ambitious Entrepreneurs, CEOs and Business Owners to find proven and tested strategies that unlock exponential growth in significantly less time. He coaches his clients to design, develop & implement a strategic growth roadmap to build a multi-million/ billion-dollar corporation. He recently launched Growth Accelerator, an eLearning business growth system that gives his clients access to all the tools, resources and support to accelerate business growth with greater clarity, confidence, and certainty.

Ron is Founder & CEO of ThoughtCapital®. He started with a humble ₹ 200 and grew his company’s revenues to ₹ 2.5 Million within a year. An exponential growth of 12,500 times during a peak recession!

Ron, a CEO, Business & Life Coach has two decades of rich experience having served a few of the Top 10 Global Brands across different industries. Over the years, he has partnered with a spectrum of leading global organizations including those with over 55,000 employees across 65 countries and billion dollars in revenues.

Core Expertise:

  • CEO, Business & Life Coach
  • Future Ready Organizations
  • Growth & Transformation Strategies
  • High-Performance Organizations
  • High-Performance Leaders

Conference Keynotes:

  • Marketplace Revolution’ 2018
  • Success Mastery Summit’ 2016
  • Hackathon’ 2016
  • Marketplace Revolution’ 2015
  • Business Revolutionist Model’ 2015

Professional Career:

  • TUV Rheinland
  • QAI
  • QSIT Global

Core Expertise:

  • CEO, Business & Life Coach
  • Future Ready Organizations
  • Growth & Transformation Strategies
  • High-Performance Organizations
  • High-Performance Leaders

Conference Keynotes:

  • Marketplace Revolution’ 2018
  • Success Mastery Summit’ 2016
  • Hackathon’ 2016
  • Marketplace Revolution’ 2015
  • Business Revolutionist Model’ 2015

Professional Career:

  • TUV Rheinland
  • QAI
  • QSIT Global

Professional Qualifications:

  • MBA
  • International Coaching Mastery
  • SEI Authorized People CMM
  • Intellectual Capital Rating Assessor
  • Six Sigma Champions Training
  • Certified Lead Auditor

Professional Training:

  • International Coaching Mastery Certification
  • Guerilla Business Intensive
  • Mission to Millions
  • “Train the Trainer”
  • Assessor – Intellectual Capital Rating
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • SEI Authorized “Intro to People CMM”
  • ROI Methodology™
  • Empowered Leadership

Professional Qualifications:

  • MBA
  • International Coaching Mastery
  • SEI Authorized People CMM
  • Intellectual Capital Rating Assessor
  • Six Sigma Champions Training
  • Certified Lead Auditor

Professional Training:

  • International Coaching Mastery Certification
  • Guerilla Business Intensive
  • Mission to Millions
  • “Train the Trainer”
  • Assessor – Intellectual Capital Rating
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • SEI Authorized “Intro to People CMM”
  • ROI Methodology™
  • Empowered Leadership

Assessed, Coached, Consulted and/ or Trained Delegates from

Key Highlights:

 

  • Launched several businesses including “First-of-its-kind” in the Asia Pacific region. Three of these businesses saw revenues grow from “Zero-to-Millions” in a short span of a few months. [Range between 3 – 12 months].
  • Played a key role in growing a firm’s revenues from INR 20 Million to INR 120 Million in about 4.5 years. The company’s valuation stood at INR One Billion.
  • Empanelled by leading global corporations to coach, consult & train their clients on Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Business Transformation Solutions.
  • Over the years, he has helped his organizations/ clients foray into several markets such as the US, China, Singapore, Vietnam, Argentina, and Sri Lanka.
  • Having worked extensively on growing different businesses while concurrently training, building and mentoring high performance teams, Ronald offers unique perspective of helping organizations analyze & solve business problems from multiple perspectives. He has successfully addressed challenging issues during rapid business growth, M&A, downsizing and ownership change.
  • Over the years, he has successfully conceptualized, designed and launched two internet businesses, coaching services, mastermind groups, business consulting services, certification programs & software services.
  • Acknowledged as “One of the rare breed of consultants who believes in listening to customer and staying focused on creating value”. Quoted as “Refreshingly different from other consultants in his consistent focus on tracking ROI”.
  • ThoughtCapital® and its partners have a successfully completed more than 1,250 assignments with over 350 clients. A team of 12 International Business Growth Experts carry a cumulative rich experience of more than 250 years.

Sample Case Studies:

 

1. Making of a Billion Dollar Business Empire that spanned 55,000 employees across 65 countries:

Successfully consulted and coached at one of the largest software companies in India. Provided extensive advice on linking business goals to human capital initiatives. Organization: Satyam Computers [Now Mahindra Satyam]. Satyam was amongst the top 5 software services companies in India.

  • Reviewed and advised on organization development and human capital strategies.
  • Consistent focus on ROI & value creation helped the client prioritize different initiatives.
  • Intrapreneurship culture: Deeply imbibed proven processes & business systems that nurtured Intrapreuners across the organization. This primarily helped manage & grow a billion-dollar Business Empire spanning 55,000 employees across 65 countries.

2. Growth Strategy:

Advised senior management on creating and sustaining a high-performance culture using People CMM. This involved incorporating best practices & systems to facilitate business growth from 280 employees to 1000 employees. Organization: Iteamic Software [Now acquired by and successfully integrated into Ciber Inc., a USD 1.8 Billion Software Services Company].

  • Uncovered how this client lost a million-dollar business opportunity due to an ineffective talent management system. Streamlined talent management system: Helped create strategic workforce plan, talent acquisition strategies, created succession plans for critical positions across the organization,
  • Identified new opportunities for business growth
  • Transitioning from owner-driven culture to a professionally managed culture. Facilitated in developing systems & processes for professional decision making and empowerment at various levels across the organization.
  • Identified & recommend strategies to address productivity issues. The company’s initial loss due to poor planning and productivity was estimated at 10% of the company’s total revenues.
  • Company Valuation: Designed, improvised and implemented people management systems that enhanced the valuation of the company. These systems also convinced the acquiring company that they need to implement similar systems and processes.

3. Talent Index for Valtech India

Talent is often misunderstood for resources and Valtech India felt the need to revisit their employee value proposition. We facilitated a tool created to determine competency and proficiency levels of employees. This tool is today a benchmark to identify internal experts, identify critical resources, prepare succession plans, identify competency needs, create strategic workforce plans, and provide inputs for performance appraisal.

4. Europe’s largest automobile giant:

a Designed framework to evaluate human capital management systems, processes & people practices at the largest software services provider in India.

Objective: Assigned by Europe’s largest automobile giant to test people’s maturity and practices before outsourcing multi-million dollar contracts. Organization: Confidential.

5. Assessing the world’s second-largest chemical company

Tata Chemicals is a name that garners respect in the chemical industry and we were proud to be associated with this company. We started by understanding the needs of the organization, where the business was heading, how employees contributed to their role and therefore what difference we as assessors can make. We supported the assessment of Business Strategy, Intellectual properties, Internal Business Processes, Human Capital [both from management & employee perspectives], Relational Structural Capital [Business Networks, Brand & Customers]. Several executives were polled including internal stake-holders i.e.; the senior management, middle management, trainees and external stakeholders like customers, industry-leading experts and vendors.

6. Culture Integration post-M&A:

Identifying culture issues, people’s expectations, concerns/ fears post-M&A. Spearheaded organization-wide effort to design and build a uniform human capital management system across multiple geographies.

Organizations: Aztecsoft.

7. Miscellaneous:

  • Worked on initial stages in proposing and setting-up Information Technology Policy for the National Government of a South East Asian Country.
  • Reviewed white paper on Knowledge Economies.
  • Led discussions to collaborate with United Nations to open a Software Training Centre in a Third World Country.

Testimonials

We got 2 new top-notch clients today. 

Business worth 3 Million! It’s all because of your support, advise and mentorship. Thank you, Ron. I’m sure, that together we can take Arnold to 10X.

Cyril Nazareth

Managing Director, Arnold Consulting

“ You will find them pleasant to work with, detail oriented and professionally astute. Any organization intending to do business with them will have absolutely no regrets.”

Barry Peacock

Associate Vice President, Captronic Systems Pvt. Ltd.

“Refreshingly different from other consultants in their consistent focus on tracking ROI and staying focused on creating value

Ramesh Sharma

Managing Consultant, Workday

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