Deva works with leaders to identify their true goals, check that these are aligned with the goals of their organisation, and then co-designs win-win solutions to help the leaders. In that process, he is very effective in enhancing the leaders’ awareness of the impact they create; and to help leaders align their behaviours to achieve the desired impact. He has coached a range of leaders from regional business leaders to country managing directors and high potential leaders. Deva’s coaching style is solution-focused and has the client’s development interest in mind as well as the overall Client value proposition. He collaborates with his clients in an effective way via reflection, discovery and action toward gradual change and optimised performance. He explores positive possibilities with his clients and overcomes obstacles which are self-limiting and emotions which impede them from performing at work. This approach enables clients to focus on meeting performance expectation and delivering results without being derailed
Leadership Development Experience
Deva is the Managing Partner for TPC Leadership SEA and based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is very experienced in both strategic and operational HR roles leading, training, consulting, coaching and mediating in the government and private sectors. He has managed HR Departments and coached Leadership teams in various industries and organisation cultures and has been working with leaders at all levels to help them grow and make their potential a reality. His work has taken him to many places across the Region (SEA, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan etc) His regional experience and working for Global companies makes him a very open person who accepts diversity.
Deva's strength is also his ability to impart his knowledge through facilitating programmes and learnings with ease and for easy understanding to his audience. They highly appreciate his story telling skills – of real life examples – based on his own experiences as a line manager accountable for regional and global outcomes as well as those of his previous clients. They truly appreciate the structured approach he brings, but that he exercises flexibility at the same time. He connects well with his clients at the intellectual level and yet down to earth and open on emotional challenges. This enables his clients to be comfortable with him, gain trust, and to take action accordingly, overcoming whatever issues they had previously.
Other Relevant Experience
Deva was invited to sit in the Advisory Board at Heriot Watt University (Malaysian Campus) where he is also an Adjunct Lecturer and lectures Human Resources for their MBA programme. His involvement with the academia in these two areas of Leadership and Human Resources gives him the ability to share experience with the right balance for organisations of all shapes and maturity. He also has experience in facilitating virtual training sessions with global participants. He has delivered training programmes covering topics such as career development, change management, talent development, HR business partnering, right work environment, diversity & inclusion and leadership development etc. Examples of industries that he has worked in or delivered training for include; telecommunications, technology, aviation, media & entertainment, oil and gas and the government.
Education, Qualifications & Certifications
- MBA in General Management Heriot Watt University
- Adv Diploma in Business Administration – Sunway University
- Senior Management Development - Harvard Business School
- TPCL Coach Practitioner workshops
- Advisory member for Heriot Watt University (Malaysia) since 2013
- Adjunct lecturer at Heriot Watt University (Malaysia) since 2015
- Qualified Hay Job Evaluation Assessor