About S.Venkatesh

S.Venkatesh is an author, investor, business leader and leadership coach. He is the author of two Amazon #1 bestselling thrillers AgniBaan and KaalKoot. KaalKoot has been optioned for screen adaptation.

He has held leadership positions across Asia with JP Morgan, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank, helped invest over a billion dollars at Australian firms AMP and Macquarie, and been a Director on Boards of multiple companies.

Venkatesh is the founder of leadership coaching firm Mainspring. He has been ranked among the ‘100 Most Influential Coaching Leaders’ globally at the World Coaching Congress, and is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council.

An alumnus of IIT Delhi & IIM Calcutta, Venkatesh has been a TEDx speaker multiple times, and a columnist on leadership and mindfulness for The Daily Guardian.

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TEDx Youth CRMPUC: The secret to becoming extraordinary 7th December, 2018, Mumbai

TEDxTalk: An inner paradigm to unbox your life 1 April 2023 Fore School of Management

TEDx FIIB: How to ace difficult conversations Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB)

How to unlock your creativity 8th Sept 2022 Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai - Rotary Club of Bombay Queen City

'Start small, but dream big' at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) 11th November 2022 Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC)

IIM Ahmedabad: Five things they don't teach you at Business School 7th December, 2018, Mumbai

The Secrets of Success 11th November 2022 Delhi University

Finding alignment through Mindfulness 21st October 2022 Inspire Someone Today - podcast with N.D Srikanth

Wire yourself for success 4th August 2022 FORE School of Management, New Delhi

How to achieve your full potential 3rd August 2022 MDI Gurgaon

The Habit Coach Podcast 16th June 2022 Mindfulness in the Workplace

The Habit Coach Podcast 14th June 2022 The Power of Creativity

By the Quill – Author Interview 29th April 2022 Interview with LitSoc, National Law University Assam

How to unlock creativity amidst life pressures 9th January 2022 Speaking session at Rotary Club of Navi Mumbai Sunrise

A Story Club 23rd Oct 2021 Storytelling session

Conversation with Shweta Rohira, Actress/Artist 28th Sep 2021 "Chitter Chatter" with Venkatesh

Rustik Travels Podcast 18th Sep 2021 Travel-Inspired Writing: Podcast with Venkatesh

Interview with The New Indian Express 26th Aug 2021

Kerala Literature Festival Jan 2020

Delhi Literature Festival 9th Feb 2019, Delhi “Where History Meets Mystery”: Session with S.Venkatesh

SoBo Fest 27th Jan 2019, Mumbai Panel Discussion on Love, Life and Spirituality

Book Signing Tour 22nd Jan 2019, Delhi 11 bookstores across Delhi

Book Signing Tour 8th January 2019, Bengaluru 6 bookstores across Bengaluru

Book Signing Tour 3rd January 2019, Mumbai 9 bookstores across Mumbai

KAALKOOT launch 7th December, 2018, Mumbai ITC Grand Central Hotel

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Media Coverage

News18 Want To Achieve Your Full Potential At The Workplace? This Is What You Can Do 25th May, 2023

Forbes.com 20 Important Reasons Coaches Should Be Wary Of Overusing AI Tools 10th May, 2023

Forbes.com 19 Ways Leaders Can Support Employee Health and Wellness 9th May, 2023

Tell me your story Science & Literature : 8 Authors Who Merged the Two! 9th March, 2023

Forbes.com Want To Master A Difficult Topic Quickly? Try These 15 Powerful Hacks 16th Dec, 2022

Free Press Journal Finding passion and purpose: The journey of an investor turned author S.Venkatesh 26th September, 2022

The Week Writing fiction, coaching leaders and investing: the mindfulness success secret 4th July 2022

Hindustan Times From corporate mega-deals to crime thrillers: Mindfulness is key to unlocking your creativity 24th April 2022

Deccan Herald Bookrack for the week 10th Oct 2021

The Daily Guardian Agnibaan Will Help Introspect How we are Destroying this Planet and Ways to Address It 28th Sep 2021

The News Now On intertwining historical fiction with a thriller narrative 22th Sep 2021

Life and More A potpourri of suspense, adventure, history & science 19th Sep 2021

Sharing Stories AGNIBAAN 16th Sep 2021

The New Indian Express LISTEN | Agnibaan author S Venkatesh says "I'm fascinated by books that take you to the edge 26th Aug 2021

The Times of India Weekly Books News 3rd Aug 2021

Deccan Herald Bookrack for the week 1st Aug 2021

Mid-Day Mumbai Diary: Friday Dossier 30th July 2021

Impactnews Book Extract : Agnibaan – Guardians Of The Fire Chamber By S Venkatesh 30th July 2021

Mumbai Live World Book Day Special: The author of bestselling book Kaalkoot talks about his next 24th April 2020

Life and More India’s rich history was a source of inspiration for Kaalkoot 14th Jan 2020

News Today Venkatesh speaks on juggling life as writer, speaker & corporate professional 28th Oct 2019

Chhaon In conversation with S. Venkatesh author June 2019

The New Indian Express Motivational Speakers: Let’s Talk 23rd June 2019

The bridge Chronicle Sakal Times 1th June 2019

The New Indian Express Kaalkoot' book review: A racy thriller that keeps you on the edge 28th April 2019

Rediff #SummerTravel: 5 places in India that will inspire you 12th March 2019

Firstpost Article by S.Venkatesh 19th Feb 2019

APN News Coverage of Delhi Literature Festival 13th Feb 2019

The Statesman Interview with S.Venkatesh 9th Feb 2019

Deccan Herald On the Book Rack 20th Jan 2019

India Today What prominent writers - whether of books or tweets­­ 7ht Jan 2019

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Speaker & Mindfulness/Leadership Coach

Venkatesh has been profiled among the leading motivational speakers of India by The New Indian Express. He has been a TEDx speaker multiple times, and has delivered talks and conducted workshops across numerous corporate and community forums on creativity, innovation, storytelling, leadership, success and entrepreneurship. He draws on his extensive business experience, storytelling skills, and his experience as an author and mindfulness practitioner, to creatively engage audiences.

Venkatesh is the founder of leadership coaching firm Mainspring. He has been ranked among the ‘100 Most Influential Coaching Leaders’ globally at the World Coaching Congress, and is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council.

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