Krish Dhanam

Motivational Speaker, Executive Coach, and Author

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$5,000 to $10,000
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Texas, United States

Krish Dhanam Speaker Biography

Motivational Speaker, Executive Coach, and Author

In many ways Krish Dhanam is the epitome of the American Dream. A native of India , he arrived in the United States with nine dollars in his pocket and a vision of promise in his heart. The American Dream from an Indian Heart is the unfolding of that journey and its hidden promise. In a practical and informative way, Krish showcases how the American Dream is still alive and well. He tackles the issues of faith, freedom, discipline, dignity, pride, possibility, work ethic and relationships with word pictures that will resonate with readers long after they put this book down.


Krish Dhanam was born in the coastal town of Vizag, in Andhra Pradesh, India .  In 1984 he finished his MBA at the Institute of Management Technology and migrated to the United States in 1986.

Executive Coach

As a  proud card carrying member of the sales force of America Krish soon started his corporate climb. Through training, teaching and facilitating seminars all over the world, Krish launched his professional speaking career. As one of only two executive coaches personally trained by Zig Ziglar, Krish has successfully delivered his message of hope, humor and balance in over fifty countries and throughout the continental United States .


His client list is the who’s who of global enterprise and he has received accolades from some of the most distinguished organizations including, The United States Army, Christian Dior, Steelcase Industries, Apollo Hospitals, The Environmental Protection Agency, Weyerhauser and the Florida Department of Revenue.


Krish is the author of The American Dream from an Indian Heart , From Abstracts to Absolutes and contributing author to the book Top Performance written by Zig Ziglar. His most recent book is titled Hard Headed and Soft Hearted co-authored with Rick Belluzzo (former President of Microsoft).


Krish sits on the boards of Ravi Zacahrias Life Focus Society and Life Focus Knowledge Ventures Pvt. Ltd in India. As a Managing Partner in SkyLife Success he is constantly developing curriculum for global deployment. He is also actively involved in his church and is the President of Mala Ministeries. He and his bride Anila are the proud parents of Nicolas. Krish and his family make their home in Flower Mound, Texas.

The advice Krish offers will stir you to the foundation of your belief in this great and awesome land. He reverently pays homage to “the land of the free and the home of the brave” as only a grateful immigrant can do. With a glowing foreword by his mentor Zig Ziglar, this book has also received accolades from communication giant Nido Qubein, sales master Tom Hopkins, and spiritual philosopher and theologian Dr. Ramesh Richard.

Krish Dhanam Speaking Topics

The Selling Continuum

Krish Dhanam has spoken to audiences for almost two decades. During this time he has watched the process of sales, service, and negotiation unfold in almost fifty countries on six continents. In a world that is increasingly changing Krish uses an approach that searches for the thread that connects the various parties involved. From the discovery required to understanding that customers will more often buy for their reasons and not yours to the belief that a transference of feeling has to take place for effective results, this session can be a keynote or a workshop. Here the content is customized or tailored to the needs of your organization or the theme of your convention.

Selling Is Not Telling

Having learned the fundamentals of selling from the legendary Zig Ziglar, Krish has authored curriculum in all facets of personal and professional development. To this end his speech, Selling Is Not Telling, pinpoints the mistakes that most sales professionals make when canvassing their product. The eagerness to be feature-driven and not benefit-oriented makes them talk about their product's application versus the solutions that the same product will provide the customer. Here the participants will be engaged in many simulations where they are shown the way to display value once rather than explain price over and over again.

If You Cannot Understand, Stand Under

The premise and foundation of this keynote is take people back to the attributes of foundational thinking. By understanding that there is a way we define and express ourselves and by clinging to the absolutes we know there is a freedom to achieve. In this session business speaker Krish Dhanam will engage the audience with his trademark humor and guide them through a narrative of distinctive motifs that will allow each participant to begin a voyage of self-discovery that allows them to be more, do more, and have more.

The American Dream Has No Snooze Button

This is one of the most requested topics in a time when we are undergoing unprecedented change. Here the design, development, and delivery of the keynote is tailored to meet the specific requirements of the client. Business speaker Krish Dhanam will work with your theme to structure the content of his communication to fit the specific requirements of your group. The basic premise is to remind people that survival is assured and stability is available if you just show up. But by doing what is required and helping one or two other people along the way the quantitative result is unimaginable.

The Dependability Factor

Are you going through life just being counted or are you growing through life being counted on? Learning to live your day by the clock and your life with a vision is sometimes easier said than done. But when you understand the tri-dimensional nature of man's composition you will begin to see that there is a method and madness to excellence. Here the approach is more holistic in terms of giving people an opportunity to look at their effort and output in the totality of the human experience. Relying on debunking some traditional myths, business speaker Krish Dhanam will draw an anthropological thread for success and significance.

Krish Dhanam Books

Twilight: How One Man Gave Unity in a Verse to my Universe
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Hardheaded and Softhearted: Lessons from the Boardroom to the Break Room
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The American Dream: From an Indian Heart
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Krish Dhanam Speaker Testimonials

“Thank you very much for an exceptional job in providing specialized training for Brother International. Everyone I have spoken to today, from the President of the company to people who would like to be included in the next round, have commented about how they heard about the success of this training."

- Brother International | Sr. Mgr. Sales/Operations

"Krish beat our expectations! He received an 'ah ha' from our group. I would highly recommend Krish for his great concepts and excellent delivery. He was a positive spark for our organization!"

- U.S. Foodservice | Vice President Marketing

“Thank you Krish for sharing your message with the INS. You have inspired us to achieve the greatness we hold within us.”

- Immigration and Naturalization Service | Commissioner

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Twilight: How One Man Gave Unity in a Verse to my Universe
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Hardheaded and Softhearted: Lessons from the Boardroom to the Break Room
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