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Krish Dhanam, speaker
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Krish Dhanam

    • Success and Peak Performance, Speaker Personally Trained by Zig Ziglar
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Krish Dhanam Speaker Biography

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.

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 audiences long after the speech. 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. 

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.

The road Krish Dhanam took to becoming one of the most dynamic speakers in America began in southeast India with the dream of moving to America. He arrived in New York City in 1986 with nine dollars in his pocket and a burning desire to achieve the levels of success he’d seen in the American-made movies he viewed as a child.

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 on six continents 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.

He 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 latest book Hard Headed Soft Hearted co-authored with Rick Belluzzo (former President of Microsoft) is being used as culture-transformation curriculum globally. Krish also acts as the Global Corporate Adjunct for Ravi Zacharias Ministries and sits on the board of The Skypass Foundation. 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.

Achieving Peak Performance: Lessons for Success in Career and Life

In today’s highly turbulent and disruptive world we are all challenged to determine what actions and directions can lead to success. So much is changing, and at such a rapid pace creating uncertainty and confusion.

Achieving Peak Performance presents a set of lessons and principles to guide people through these challenging times. They are built on a longstanding set of values, along with a contemporary application. The purpose is to aid today’s young professionals and business owners in defining their approach and agenda to success.


PLAN for Employee Engagement - Preparation, Learning, Application and Navigation

To adapt to the changing needs of hybrid work and distance execution, this PLAN for Employee Engagement uses the inverse pyramid approach of seeing an organization from the bottom up. The sustaining pillars that support the balance needed are teamwork and process improvement. Created and offered by Skylife Success, this methodology utilizes a four-pronged approach:  the foundation of preparation, a new definition for learning, an expansion-based application and a benchmark of conclusion laid out in the navigation


Ranking Achievement - Winning Placing and Showing! 

The great challenge in business is getting the right people at the right time for the right purpose. The greater challenge is keeping them. The greatest challenge is shaping them for a future that they cannot see. This session explores the tenets of qualifying the will needed for activity while quantifying the skill needed for accomplishment. Attendees will leave with tangible tools that show them how to build a culture where results rule and people matter. 

The American Dream Has No Snooze Button

Krish reminds people that survival is assured and stability is available if you just show up.

Cross-Cultural Selling in a Global Marketplace

This program builds on the positive qualities that everyone possesses, which guides them into the thought process that says I Can!

Presentation Skills for the Pros

A concise seminar designed to enhance the twelve skills needed to convey your message.

The Architecture of Superior Service

Dhanam will guide the audience to discover the true value of the internal customer and will experience the need for pride and responsibility.








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September 30, 2021

Krish Dhanam is an outstanding and extraordinary speaker! He received back-to-back standing ovations at our events. The first standing ovation was at our Barefoot Roundtable event last spring in Clearwater, FL, and most recently, at our annual fall event, Service World EXPO in Louisville, KY.

Service Nation, Inc.

June 1, 2021

August 14, 2020

Krish brings a fresh and encouraging message in a time we need it most. His comments motivated the staff of Whitehouse Independent School District to serve our students by lightening their burden and challenging them to do more than they ever thought possible.

Whitehouse Independent School District


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