Hi! Well you know my name. Below is a little about me.
I am a writer, trainer, producer and coach. I started work life with leaflet-dropping as a kid, then worked through various jobs until I got a Computing and Business degree. That led me to software development and process auditing within technology, financial and banking institutions.
I enjoyed coding because of the creative problem-solving aspect. I was able to recommend optimal strategies even as a newcomer. It was about the ideas. I worked in various consultancies and an investment bank before being selected for a graduate trainee scheme with a B2B 24/7 global news and financial information company.
After leading critical, high-stakes global technology projects, I headed a trading subsidiary's Global Projects Group through a transformation programme. I enjoyed work, especially the people, the coaching, mentoring and being mentored.
However, I also had a nagging feeling I ought to be doing something in the helping professions. Ultimately, when an opportunity arose for experimenting with alternative passions, I took it. I enjoyed writing, so travelled for field research and did a Creative Writing MA, starting a novel, Lifewalla, inspired by survivors of the world's worst industrial disaster.
My other writing includes a Penguin Decibel prize story, long-listings in international competitions and staged readings produced by theatre companies. I have also delivered a private biography for a HNWI Industrialist. Currently, I am writing a sitcom pilot and a collaborative novel.
Complementing a Masters level PgDip in Psychology, where my research project was on stress management and modalities, I trained in various helping courses, including co-active coaching, EFT, NLP, Theta, Emotrance, and Reiki. I applied my knowledge and experience to 1-2-1 coaching, talks and workshops with organisations. Currently, I am developing a series of e-courses.
My experience working with people ranges across corporate, freelance and voluntary work - including global leadership roles, curating and hosting local festival events, teaching in desert villages, co-ordinating earthquake rescue efforts, helpline listening and prisoner training. I gave stand-up comedy a go! Now I am sitting down.
As you browse, I hope you enjoy the radio interviews, comedy, panel shows, meditation recordings. Do send any feedback you have. I look forward to having a chat with you. - NJR
Lyca Full Interview
Stand-up open mic
"That Trump impression!!"
BBC Sheetal Parmar
talking 'Familiar Strangers'
"Are you afraid of alienating your audience?"
Thanks to BBC Asian Network, Sheetal Parmar and Rumana Hoque
Barriers to Inclusivity in the Arts - Panel
"We never see this. Made
me understand a whole
"Turning Live De-Stressible Me Workshops into
Muscle Relaxation, Cleansing & Healing Energy Exercise
"Helps me sleep. Thank you!!"
"This is fabulous! Just Brilliant!"
"Amazing! This helped me feel so relaxed.
Thank you so much!"
"This is fabulous! Just Brilliant!"
Lyca FB Live
"Where's the rest of this?'
The full interview is on the left below - you'll see it as you browse... it's "Hilarious!!"
Jokes, jokes, jokes.
- Thanks to Seli & Shivi of Lyca Radio's Weekend
"Soothing and relaxing"
Panel & Performance Event Co-Pro/Hosting
BBC Nihal Show
"'Of course! The
'Clean-up India' campaign!
Why didn't I think of that?!"
Thanks to BBC Asian Network, Nihal Arthanyake, Sej and Raj & Pablo
Stand-up Comedy pics!!
'Cause let's face it ...
that's what really counts!
Some you win, some...not so much
...it's not all smooth sailing, but the highs make up for the lows in standup... at least they should!
The 5m set is on this page - your task is to find it!
Barriers to Inclusivity in the Arts - Performances
"Eye-opening Performances! Thank you for this."
Panel Curation & Hosting
anything like it!"
Passion for Travel
Almost 70 countries