Mr Vigneswaran Applasamy has been involved in lecturing, research, management, sales and training for more than 14 years in the field of Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing sector, Higher Education, Sales and Marketing. He is a Certified HRDF Trainer. In addition, he has been accredited by Harisson Assessment in Employee Development, completed Emotional Energy Management Trainer Course and attended Gamification and Behavioural Design workshop by Yu-kai Chou.
Although he holds a Masters Degree in Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, his passion has been to understand the Mind-Body connection and Human Psychology where he has been conducting extensive research. His articles since have been cited 30 times by other international authors in their respective publications.
There’s been spontaneous remissions of cancer patients which have been well documented, the placebo response and the latest knowledge that the brain isn’t hardwired but is “neuroplastic”, which means you can rewire your brain to enhance your emotional, psychological and physical wellbeing which only has one outcome, a more creative, innovative, productive, emotionally balanced, healthy, energetic and enthusiastic individual. This requires one to accept a totally new reality which includes a viewpoint of the Mind-Body as not separate entities. Incorporating this new paradigm of thought into his trainings enabled participants to overcome their shortcomings and embrace a new reality by cutting through several layers of mental resistance.
Several large conglomerates such as Apple, Yahoo, Google, Astra Zeneca, Deutsche Bank, Time Warner, Texas Instruments, Raytheon, and Hughes Aircraft have taken a totally new approach to address these shortcomings. Thomas Alva Edison did not tinker with the kerosene lamp, instead he abandoned the use of kerosene lamp to step into a whole new paradigm to discover electricity. We need an entirely new model to understand the Mind-Body connection to have a deeper reality to enhance employee and organizational performance. This indirect approach will contribute positively on issues such as staff absenteeism, attrition, engagement, motivation etcetera which has plagued, not only this particular industry, in reality lies a fundamental challenge to numerous organizations.
His professional career begun in Singapore as a Sales Engineer and later ventured into the Higher Education sector in Malaysia. He has served as a Vice Principal of a college and moved on to lecture and undertake research in a leading private University where he was noted for his publications in International Conferences. This was also the period where he ventured into corporate training as an Associate Trainer for Topesh Consultancy and Training Services PLT beginning 2011. He has since worked with a few other training providers.
He has used his industrial and training expertise to develop soft skills programmes with a 20/80 approach; 20% lecture, 80% practical accompanied by a training manual individually customized for each programme. Each sub-section of a programme is incorporated with as many exercises or activity to enhance the practical understanding of participants.
He has since developed over 30 training programmes in the area of Soft-Skills. He’s participants include those from Global Enterprise International Malaysia (A Member of Singtel Group), Galeri Petronas, Iskandar Region Development Authority, Sarawak SEDC, UMW Holdings Bhd, Bintulu Development Authority, KPJ Healthcare, Coway (M) Sdn Bhd, Lim Kok Wing University, Honda Malaysia, Hong Leong Bank, Bayview Hotel Melaka, Permai Hotel Terengganu, J&J Education Group Sdn Bhd and MATTA Academy to name a few.
His pragmatic approach have been well received by various segments of people, owing to his wide exposure to various industries over the years. He is well known for his highly charged, energetic yet humorous training sessions where he never fails to continuously engage with participants throughout.