A firm believer in the power of stories to change the world, Ravishankar Iyer combines education, experience and interests to help individuals and organizations craft their own narrative. His core storytelling skills were developed during a consulting stint at Feedback Infra, where he led teams that made information-rich presentations to clients such as Advent International and India Equity Partners.
A rank-holder as a chartered accountant (CA), Ravishankar’s understanding of business domains was shaped at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. Thereafter, he worked as associate principal at Feedback Infra, leading a team of consultants and analysts across assignments in the healthcare advisory practice. In 2011, he joined B-ABLE as assistant vice-president, playing a crucial role in the functions of strategy development, fundraising and placement partnerships.
In August 2015, Ravishankar co-founded CaptivaTour, researching and writing stories for India’s highest rated mobile audio-guides for historical monuments.
In 2017, Ravishankar set up Story Rules, to provide training in data, storytelling, business storytelling, coaching for high-stakes story events like TEDx talks and consulting for crucial story pitches. You can read his writing on the craft of storytelling on his blog.
- MBA, IIM Ahmedabad
- CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
Director, Centre for Social and Behaviour Change, Ashoka University; ex-IIT Bangalore, MIT (Sloan), University of Michigan Law School
Independent Consultant, Leadership Coach & Writer; ex-U.S. Department of State; PhD & MA, Harvard University
Chief Marketing Officer, IBM India & South Asia; ex-IIFLW, Mahindra Holidays, L&T Insurance, HSBC Asset Management
Senior Research Fellow, Psychology Department & Lecturer, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Executive & Life Coach, Start-up Mentor; Co-founder, QYON (Question Your Own Notions); ex-Analytics
Provost, Anant National University, Ahmedabad; ex-Ashoka University; Patna University; Rabindranath Tagore Institute (RTI), Mauritius
Coach & Consultant; ex-The World Bank, India Today Group, The Times Group
Behavior Scientist; ex-Ashoka University, PepsiCo, Accenture
CEO & Co-founder, Tape A Tale & Author; Start-up Founder & Storyteller