SPEAKER | AUTHOR | MENTEE OF ZIG ZIGLAR
In many ways, Krish Dhanam is the embodiment of the American Dream. The view from the dusty streets of southeast India was not a vista of opportunity. The culture of his homeland was in his soul but the vision of Lady Liberty was in his heart. Krish had a dream as a boy…one day he would walk the paved streets of America and become an active participant in the Land of The Course Material. “I was about six when I would look at the ships in the harbor and dream about where there were going and if I would ever get there.” Thirty years and a million miles later, Krish has become the very definition of a bootstrap story. Arriving in the towering landmark city of our great country, nine dollars in his pocket, Krish felt the pride and awesome responsibility he shared with millions of other immigrants who had come before him. Winning a sales contest in 1990 earned him a ticket to a seminar conducted by the legendary motivator, Zig Ziglar. This chance encounter would be the catalyst that shaped the next two decades as Krish joined the Ziglar Corporation in 1991 as a telemarketer and eventually became their Vice President of Global Operations.
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. As a curriculum designer, he has authored programs on staff development, sales, leadership, personal development and communication. 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, Marriott Hotels, Cadbury Schweppes, EDS, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, Pepsico, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Energizer Batteries.
Today, he is the CEO of Skylife Success and Global Ambassador for the Ziglar Group of Companies. He is the author of The American Dream from an Indian Heart, From Abstracts to Absolutes, Missives, Mottos and Maxims, Twilight, co-author of Hardheaded & Softhearted, and a contributing author to the book Top Performance written by Zig Ziglar.
His mentor, Zig Ziglar says, “Krish communicates with wit and wisdom the life changing philosophy that enriches lives all over the world. I am proud to call Krish a friend and admired associate.”
The Dhanams make their home in Flower Mound, Texas.