I am a Science Careers & Team Performance Coach with 20+ years experience in science as a researcher, communicator and administrator.
My vision is to make coaching accessible to the scientific community, the way it is for the business executives.
Navigating a science career is not just about acquiring a PhD, more credentials, having a great network or achieving success. It is also about finding the right space in science where you are most fulfilled and happy.
My inner theme is 'Self-Empowerment', stemming from my own personal journey through science.
I have a PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology from SUNY, Buffalo, USA. I am also equipped with an ICF coaching credential, a Belbin Team Role Accreditation and a Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (CIDTT).
I am a passionate speaker who loves to share stories, spread knowledge, and inspire people to live a fulfilling life.
As a professionally trained speaker, I am a member of the Keynote Women Speaker's Directory and Asia's Professional Speakers Singapore (APSS).
I speak on Self-Empowerment, Science Careers, and Women/Girls in Science.
Rob Salisbury, CSP/Global Speaker, CEO
Lakshmi has a wonderful presence as a keynote speaker, a cadence in her presentation that is easy to follow and wonderful stories of courage, compassion and never giving up on ones dreams to make a difference.
She did a great job of inspiring the attendees and her timing in her TEDx style presentation was spot on.
Benjamin Wood, Founder LLC Global
Lakshmi was able to help me see how I could focus my efforts and energy more effectively and what was truly important to me as a person. This in itself was a breakthrough for me but combined with her guidance in setting action steps with a view of realizing my overall goal it has changed the way I prioritize parts of my life and as a result opportunities are opening up I would never have even considered possible in the past.
Dr. Laxmi Iyer, Co-Founder and Managing editor, Biotechin.Asia
Lakshmi's stupendous growth as a scientist, STEM researcher, scientific writer, an author, keynote speaker while also giving importance to one’s own personal growth is sure to inspire many more women in following their dreams of achieving that seemingly impossible, life-work integration