Outstanding businessman, lecturer and award-winning
author, John Harricharan, is a unique blend
of East and West. A naturalized U.S. citizen born in Guyana,
South America of East Indian heritage, he is truly a multi-cultural,
global personality. Yet, with his professional background, he
also exhibits a rare sensitivity and charismatic delivery which
have earned him well deserved respect and acclaim.
However, he was to know failure
as well as success. The events that led to both are incorporated
in his lectures and are chronicled in his books, which, rather
than being stories of loss and sadness are, instead, inspiring
tales of courage, strength and the dignity of the human spirit.
He has shared the lecture platform with such well-known speakers
as Deepak Chopra, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Og Mandino, Gerald Jampolsky,
Foster Hibbard, Eric Butterworth, C. Everett Koop and others.
His transformational message
stems from his challenging personal growth experiences. As Harricharan
says, "I know what it feels like to have my car repossessed,
to watch my wife die of cancer, to lose all earthly possessions
and start again from ground zero. I also know what it feels like
to write an award-winning book, to be written about in others'
books and to be featured in the same book with His Royal Highness,
Prince Philip of Great Britain, the Dalai Lama and Paul and Linda
McCartney. The contrasts bring compassion and sensitivity to
International Earth Day Conference in Bali, Indonesia . . .
from left to right, John Harricharan, Kevin Ryerson,
and Jerry Jampolsky
Bright, well-educated and professional in demeanor, John brings
a welcome, pragmatic approach to his lectures, as an outstanding
example where the message and the messenger are one.Not only
does John share his personal tragedies; he shares the extraordinary
tools he uses to overcome his challenges. He meets his audience
filled with energy and enthusiasm. His approach is inspirational
and motivational, contagiously so and always, always memorable.
Chopra, best-selling author and speaker, refers to Harricharan
as, "A skilled and eloquent guide" Dr. Elisabeth
Kubler-Ross, renowned psychiatrist and bestselling author says,
"John Harricharan brilliantly inspires you, motivates
you and teaches you. He's fantastic ... absolutely fantastic."
Not only is Harricharan a dynamic speaker, but he also reveals
himself to be an extraordinary, compelling author. His award-winning
book, When You Can Walk on Water, Take the Boat
was named 'Best Book of the Year' by the American Bookdealers
Exchange. Its sequel, Morning Has Been All Night Coming
has been drawing rave reviews. Both books are published in
the U.S. and Canada by Berkley Books. In the U.K., Australia
and New Zealand they are published by HarperCollins and are also
availabIe in Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese editions.
Harricharan graduated summa cum laude, with degrees in chemistry
and an MBA from Rutgers University. He started his career with
Fortune 500 corporations and worked his way into upper level
executive positions. His corporate expertise encompasses areas
as varied as Production Management, Research and Development
and Marketing. He then proceeded, by blending his knowledge of
the corporate world with his entrepreneurial talents, to build
an extremely successful business with offices in the Caribbean,
Europe, Africa and India. He finally switched from managing his
company into what he really loves to do. So now he travels extensively,
speaking at seminars and consulting for corporations, organizations
and a private clientele worldwide. His extensive experience coupled
with his knowledge of multi-cultural inter-relationships afford
him the ability to relate to diverse cultures with respect and