Sarathimeyyappan Sakthivel (He/Him/His)

I am the Founder & Executive Happiness Coach of Nirvana Works. I self identify as a Queen 👑, leading with equal parts sass, spunk, and smarts.

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About Us

Nirvana Works. So you don't have to. Love what you do. And you'll never work a day in your life. So, the saying goes. But what sparks joy for you? How do you find your true calling? Your passion?


How?

Be yourself. Give yourself the space to show up exactly as you are. Identify what matters to you. Discover your values. Then find a position, place or company that celebrates you for who you are. Don't let anything or anyone stop you.


The Challenge. 

But, most people fail because they're taught to fit the norm, to abide by corporate culture, to do what others do. They're taught to "show up" the way the corporate world wants them to. What happens if you're part of a marginalized community? You might just erase yourself. That's at least what Sarathimeyyappan did. 

The Founder.  

Sarathimeyyappan Sakthivel (He/Him/His) is the Founder & Executive Happiness Coach of Nirvana Works. As an Indian American man, raised by South Indian parents in NYC, he struggled to fit in. But not only because of the color of his skin but also because of his affinity for leading with empathy, vulnerability, and softness. 

In corporate America where the Cisgender Heterosexual White Man succeeds, so do the values of dominance and aggressiveness. So, he had to blend in, in more ways than one. Does it work? Sure. By 30, during the height of the pandemic, he was offered 3 CFO positions with a base salary of up to half a million dollars, $500k. Was he successful? Yes. Was he happy? No. 

So, he quit. He was determined to achieve success on his own terms, not society's. Now, he stands true to himself and loves what he does. He can help you do the same. Sarathimeyyappan self identifies as a Queen 👑, leading with equal parts sass, spunk, and smarts. 

The Solution. 

Succeed in your career without sacrificing yourself. Our coaches will show you how, with a special focus towards empowering those from marginalized communities. We help you with Salary Negotiations, Ninja Networking, Dream Discovery, and Job Offers.