About Us



DISTINCT MINDS is a Career Enhancement Strategic, People centric, Executive Coaching & Leadership Development organization providing personalised training by both traditional and digital learning mode designed to University Grades/Students and Working Professionals to develop competencies & Smart Skills required for Industry 4.0 & the Digital Workspace.



The law of Universe is that every species in the cosmos, is made unique & manifests special skills including the way we think & act. Right from the moment we are born into the planet we are being guided for learning to speak,to write,to walk, to run & to ask what is needed. As we grow up, invariably we all tend to follow some traits & charateristics which we pick up from others either knowingly or unknowingly and consciously or unconsciously, we start applying them in our routines (whether those traits are positive or negative).

The other law of cosmos is also TRUE that we can change our thinking pattern & acting patterns when we apply them consciously & diligently. Afterall, the mind is just a field. So remember, your past never ever defines the current or the future, when one is consciously active.

When Sportstars (Tendulkar, PV Sindhu and Gomath Marimuthu etc) need coaches to perform and when Students need Teachers to learn & perform, shouldn’t it be same, that for discovering oneself & achieving our Career & Life dreams, we do need a coach to mould or remould us?

AND THAT IS WHAT WE DO AT DISTINCT MINDS!! Transform lives to become resourceful to the highest means and to grow limitless & boundless.
YES, IT IS POSSIBLE. If someone else does it, why not we? Afterall everyone (including achievers) has only 24 hours to plan, think, work, sleep & therefore it really depends on the effective usage of our time based on our own priorities...!

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Our Vision
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About Maru (Founder, Coach & Consultant)

Manimaran (Maru) is a seasoned Senior Management Consultant, Business Growth, NLP Business Coach, Certified Life coach and a Corporate Trainer.

He is also Certified Learning & Development Manager and Member of Public Speakers Association of India.

Possesses overall more than 30 years of Corporate leadership experience, in the areas of, SAP Consulting, IT Delivery, Business Development of Enterprise Business. Maru is a Strategist in driving incremental growth in Business Revenue & Margin and Enhancing market share through: Innovative GTM strategies, Marketing to a Different Demographics, strengthening customer relationships, strategically managing Key Accounts and Getting ahead of competitors

Maru has served in Fortune 500s like Shell, Halliburton, ABB, Hewlett Packard, Daelim (Korea), & Asia foundations across Education, IT & Engineering industries in Singapore, India, Canada & US.


  • Product & Brand Management
  • IT - Business Consulting
  • Operations management
  • Program & Project management
  • Data Analytics
  • Logistics and Supply chain Management
  • Strategic & Services Marketing
  • SAP Consulting & Delivery
  • Leadership & Change Management
  • Marketing Research
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Block Chain Technology
  • Internet Of Things (IOT)
  • Digital Readiness Training
  • Sales & Distribution Management
  • Cyber Security
  • Human Resource Management
  • Career Coaching
  • Engineering Construction / PMO
  • Employability Skills Training
  • Soft, Hard & SMART skills for Industry 4.0 Training
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Total Quality Management


  • Enterprise Business Analyst, Institute of System Science, NUS, Singapore.
  • ITIL Manager Certification.
  • Certification in SAP SCM (Supply Chain Management) solution consultant- Order fulfilment
  • Certificate in Quality Manager course, Singapore Quality Institute, Singapore.
  • Certified Internal Quality Auditor for ISO 9000 standards, PSB Academy Singapore
  • Certified Internal Auditor (BSI) - for ISO/IEC 27001:2005, Information Security Management System
  • Certified Life Coach
  • Certified Career Coach (Symbiosis, USA)
  • Certified NLP Master Practitioner (American ABNLP Board)
  • Certified International Coach (ABNLP)
  • Certified Career Mentor


  • Member of Adult Learners (Singapore)
  • Member -TiE, Chennai chapter.
  • Member of PSAI (Professional Speakers India)
  • Member of Indian Society of Training & Development (ISTD)
  • Member of National Institute of Personnel Management (NIPM)
  • Member MMA (Madras Management Association) CONTACT

About Dr. Anbarasu Thangavelu (Principal Consultant & Coach)

Anbarasu Thangavelu has 24+ years of experience in IT, Manufacturing & Teaching field. He worked in MNCs like Larsen & Toubro, TCS, Infosys and Cognizant, and KNILA, a startup IT Solutions firm. He managed large IT programs (300+ team), delivered successful Integration programs, developed and delivered solutions in Logistics, Telecom, Insurance, and Energy industry verticals using various technologies. In L&T, he was designing solutions for Cement industry as part of R&D.

He holds a Ph.D in Performance Management. and was a Visiting Faculty teaching Technology and Project Management at Karunya School of Management, Coimbatore.

He is a High-Performance Coach & Professional Speaker on Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Performance Management, and Mindfulness.

He is the Founder of Drishta Vidya. He helps organizations solve people / performance challenges using his experience gained in the IT industry managing people and technology, and the insights gained through the research on Performance Management. He uses EQ and Mindfulness to influence people for personal transformation and excellence.

Anbarasu is a member of Professional Speakers Association of India.

About Sriidhar Kalyanaraman
(Employability Expert, Career Mentor & Business Coach)

A dynamic and passionate individual executing projects | Processes | Events & Initiatives that drives businesses.

Strong Sales & Product knowledge and has a proven record of innovation and delivery of critical services that are time bound and customer centric, support and expand service operations that delivers all key metrics and drive exceptional customer outcomes leveraging extensive products/services & partnerships.

Core competencies include:-

  • General Administration | Compliance | Liasoning
  • HR | Leadership Management | Team development & Management
  • Business Management Operations
  • Customer relations
  • Finance

A deep fervor for integrating technology into all facets of operations with a meticulous mindset in project management.

Experience in diverse industries in UAE & India having bright prospects is open to take new set of challenges for symbiotic relationships.


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