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Founder & Director

Al Alagappan is the founder and director of Janaa Praana Coaching Partners Sdn Bhd, a company incorporated in Malaysia. He is a seasoned banking professional who has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has worked in six countries including, UK, Singapore, India, Philippines, Malaysia and Myanmar. His area of expertise is in the consumer finance space with proficiency in financial products, retail banking and consumer credit.

Al is a Certified Professional Coach from The International Coaching Academy (CPC) and a certified member of the International Coaching Federation (ACC). Later, he was the Coo And Chief General Manager and Advisor to the MD/CEO of Myanmar Citizens Bank, in Myanmar. He is now a full time Executive Coach and adjunct faculty. His main areas of focus are leading self, leading teams and leading the organization. He is able to bring his many years of experience in the industry to help emerging leaders and executives perform to their peak potential in the areas of personal or professional growth, change behaviour and goal oriented coaching that delivers both business value to the organization and personal value to the executive.

Al’s credentials prior to joining Iclif include being the Regional CEO for Asia and Eastern Europe for the International Commercial Banking group that was incorporated in Switzerland. He was a member of the board for the Banks in Albania, Laos and Bangladesh and introduced and implemented retail banking across the group. Prior to that, he was also the President of MBF Cards Sdn Bhd and MBF Holdings Berhad in Malaysia, President of Citicorp Financial Services Inc in the Philippines and has held several senior C suite roles in multi- national organizations in the region.

He is a qualified finance professional who is a fellow member of the Institute of Management Accountants (UK), Fellow of the Chartered Global Management Accountants (UK) and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (India) and International Accountants (UK).

He is also a black belt in Six Sigma.

Associated Certified Coach (ACC - ICF) USA - 2016

Certified Professional Coach (CPC - ICA) Australia - 2015

The Name

'Janaa' in Sanskrit means harvesting and 'Praana' means Energy. The intent is to be able to harvest ones energy on a daily basis so that one's energy is utilized to the maximum with the least effort. The secret to energy optimization is to identify the sources of your energy and fill your tank with it and then to also know what drains you of your energy and plug the leaks. You can also harness your energy by keeping your mind calm and not getting worked up about anything and to be in the moment. Coaching by harnessing your energy to be in the zone and in the flow at all times.