Who really Asoka is?
As a UK Chartered Engineer with a US Doctorate in Business Strategy, I do strategic planning and corporate training. As an award-winning Author, Media advertiser, Brand marketer, and Filmmaker, I help people develop their inborn creativity. As a Master of the Chinese martial art T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Himalayan energy techniques, I help people reach higher levels of success by unleashing their potential. As a thought leader in Human Potential Development, I have made keynote speeches and presentations at 13 international conferences in Australia, Poland, Malaysia, India and Sri Lanka, and won the 2017 Global Training and Development Leadership Award and the 2015 Asia-Pacific Award for Outstanding Contribution to HR. Looking and acting 20 years younger than my age, I help people reverse ageing and stay naturally healthy without drugs. My self-coaching book, Flying Penguin: How to create miracles in your life using the six dimensions of success, presents a blend of Modern Science and Ancient Wisdom. That’s how it became an Award-winning Finalist at the 2016 International Book Awards and 2016 Readers’ Favourite Awards.
How did you start your career?
I graduated as an electrical engineer in Sri Lanka and later became a computer designer and programmer for industrial microcomputer systems in Belgium.
Tell us more about your Ph.D. area, Corporate Strategy.
My doctoral dissertation draws parallels between corporate strategy development for unpredictable operating conditions and advanced oriental martial arts such as T’ai Chi Ch’uan and Aikido that are based on philosophies such as Tao and Zen.
What sort of communication style do you prefer as a keynote speaker?
I present unconventional new concepts by engaging with my audience using non-verbal communication supported by high mental, emotional and physical energy.
How do you balance yourself as a person with different roles in life?
I have a passion for the different things I do that involve both left-brain rationality and right-brain creativity.
What is www.the6dimensions.com?
www.the6dimensions.com is my popular website and blog with many articles that explain how to achieve higher levels of success. It presents my holistic 6-dimensional model of success and leadership symbolised by Heart, Mind, Body, Passion, Focus, and Health. It includes replays of my interviews on 10 American talk shows.
What are the factors contributing to be a successful individual in the world according to your point of view?
Success is founded on six holistic dimensions symbolised by Heart (emotional intelligence, love and caring), Mind (rational, creative & spiritual intelligence), Body (houses all energy centres called Chakras), Passion (the fire within that fuels success), Focus (resolve to reach goals despite setbacks), and Health (natural health without any drugs).
Tell us more about your book, Flying Penguin.
Flying Penguin is an award-winning self-coaching book that provides a simple set of techniques for unleashing our vast inborn human potential. Anyone can use these to reverse ageing and achieve the highest levels of success, irrespective of age, gender, education or background. Founded on Modern Science and Ancient Wisdom, Flying Penguin explains how to boost mental, emotional and physical energy, transform limiting beliefs, and eliminate negative emotions. It is probably the most comprehensive self-coaching book ever written.
We would like to know about your family background in brief. How are they influencing you?
My father was a school teacher and my mother was a very broadminded person. They inspired me to be different from other children.
We recognized you as a person with a branched knowledge and you wish to devote the time for the development of your country. What is the next milestone of you?
Contribute to national development by energizing and empowering every person by unleashing and harnessing the vast inborn human potential mostly sleeping within them.
Finally a word of advice for the younger generation as a motivational/sales trainer, author and keynote speaker.
Keep away from all forms of processed food and drinks that are the cause of every illness. Eat lots of fresh fruits and raw vegetables. Let your body heal itself, instead of depending on modern drugs that ruin your immune system. If really needed, use herbal or homeopathic medicines. Exercise your body and mind, use your smartphone only when needed, and enjoy life by balancing rational and creative activities.