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Sunjay Nath MBA, BScE, CSP
Sunjay Nath travels globally sharing insights on leadership and performance. He is best known for his trademark, “The 10-80-10 Principle” which is a framework that helps individuals and teams improve performance. This methodology combines best practices with small wins to help people empower themselves.
Sunjay was a founding Vice President of an e-learning company based in Toronto that has gone on to become a multimillion-dollar company. Prior to that position he worked as an engineer for a distribution company in New York. He served as a camp director for several years with a camp that focuses on developing leadership skills in students. He has also held positions with H&R Block and Bank of Montreal.
He started an international speaking business when he was 19; he wasn’t even old enough to rent a car. This was particularly problematic when he would travel. As a speaker, Sunjay has travelled extensively and addressed in person well over 1,000,000 people around the world since 1995. In 2005, Sunjay became the youngest Canadian (and third youngest in the world) ever to earn his CSP (Certified Speaking Professional). The CSP is the highest internationally recognized designation that a speaker can aspire to achieve.
With his background, Sunjay offers a rare combination of both left and right brain activities to engage all audience members. Sunjay holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematical Engineering, a degree that after the first year of the program, 80% of the students failed out. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration. During his MBA, he took first prize in an international business case competition.
Always striving to achieve Sunjay has earned is Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, has run a full 26 mile (42km) marathon and has jumped out of a perfectly good plane (some call it skydiving). He has served as President of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers Toronto Chapter and President of his Engineering Discipline. He is a magician, a comedian, a professional actor, he can juggle and in university he was rated as one of the country’s top debaters.
Sunjay is the author of The 10-80-10 Principle, The ABCs of Student Leadership, and a contributing author for the book, Professionally Speaking.
When not on the road, Sunjay enjoys spending time with his wife and three high energy, extremely busy sons. As you can imagine his household is quiet and relaxed. This probably explains why Sunjay is currently learning to sing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” in rounds … by himself.
When Asked to Describe Himself, this is what Sunjay wrote:
I am a dynamic figure. My name is Sanjay, pronounced SUN JAY. When I was nine, I could factor quadratic equations in my head, but I forgot how after my first kiss. I have appeared on National television. Articles about me have been published in National magazines. I have represented the country at international conferences. I am five foot ten.
I was once approached by three strangers in one day who claimed they would name their children after me. I don’t believe in magic but I am capable of magical feats. I have made audiences cry of laughter, cry of emotion and moo like cows. I play “Sunjay Says”. I have won awards in academics. I have won awards in athletics. I have won awards in the arts. But, I have never won a ward. I have been certified – in CPR and First Aid. I have been paid large sums of money for telling stories about my life. I can dance. I have been paid large sums of satisfaction for volunteering in my life. I romance.
I hold a black belt, I juggle and I have completed a marathon. I know the difference between nowhere and nowhere. I’m not afraid to talk. I’m not afraid of silence. I have fears. I’m scared to face my fears but I do it. I have sung live with The Police. I held my breath from 1992 to 1993. I have owned several businesses. I have written a best seller. My only visit to a penitentiary was on a tour. I have been asked for my autograph on several occasions. I play chess.
I work well with children. I work well with youth. I work well with adults. I work well independently. I have never worked on a well. As well, I have visited Welland. I have thrown games without telling my opponents. I am competitive. I don’t lose my temper … EVER! I have a sense for people. I have a sense for myself. I have cents for the needy. I have a sense of humour. In second year university I was the only one in my program who passed. I have done things so that people would wonder why I did them. I am happy. I have traveled abroad. Sometimes I cry.
Although I am not clairvoyant, I can hear you when you are not talking. I am a great listener. I believe you can do it. I believe I can do it. I believe anyone can do it. I have a list of life goals. I will achieve them. Everything I have written here is true.
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