Sharath Jeevan, Chairman, Intrinsic Labs, Founder StiR Education

Sharath Jeevan, Chairman, Intrinsic Labs, Founder StiR Education

Sharath is the Chairman of Intrinsic Labs he’s the Founder of Stir Education, the world’s largest Intrinsic Motivation Initiative. He has been named in the top 10 social entrepreneurs in the UK.

Podcast

Overview

Keeping ourselves motivated in the long run is a challenging job. Every action whether small or big, if driven by motivation and passion, has an incredible impact. In the humdrum of our daily lives, we seldom halt to contemplate the way our lives function. Most of us are in dire need of taking a break and figuring out our true calling. Motivation not only helps us take risks but also pushes us to function with peak abilities. 

About Sharath:

Today on TBCY, we have with us a professional who encourages and works on the principles of intrinsic motivation. His ventures are incredibly welfare-oriented.

We are pleased to welcome Sharath Jeevan on the podcast.

Sharath is the Chairman of Intrinsic Labs he’s the Founder of Stir Education, the world’s largest Intrinsic Motivation Initiative. He has been named in the top 10 social entrepreneurs in the UK.

In today’s episode, Sharath is in conversation with our host Ashutosh. He answers some very intriguing questions and simplifies the concept of intrinsic motivation for the viewers. 

Discussion:

In his opinion, we are living in a motivational mess. And are often in a motivational crisis where we can not find the drivers of our motivation.

“What we’re learning is the more we can live our lives by intrinsic principles the more likely we’ll be successful, happy and fulfilled overall”

In his opinion, our lives should be driven by passion and satisfaction.

He further talks about Stir Education, a venture that is focused on helping teachers in India. Sharath has worked with about 30,000 schools, 2 lakh teachers and around 6 million students in India! His focus was to reignite the moral purpose and motivation of Indian teachers.

He talks about his book and shares the impacts of stress on motivation.

He is driven by social change and focuses on helping people fall back in love with their lives!

Profile

Sharath Jeevan is the author of new, smart-thinking book “Intrinsic” (https://linktr.ee/intrinsicamazon) & Executive Chairman of Intrinsic Labs (https://www.intrinsic-labs.com), Sharath helps organisations and individuals to re-ignite inner-drive and solve deep motivation challenges.
His work crosses a wide range of domains, but with a particular focus on Work, Education & Parenting, Entrepreneurship, Government and Philanthropy.
Sharath has addressed large global audiences at the Royal Festival Hall in London, Lego Ideas Festival in Denmark, WISE Summit in Qatar, Draper Richards Kaplan Convening in San Francisco, Varkey GEMS Conference in Dubai, and the Lemann Conference in Sao Paulo.
He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Roehampton University in 2017. He was elected an Ashoka Fellow in 2014 and was recognised as one of the UK’s ten leading social entrepreneurs in 2019. His work has been featured in the likes of The New York Times, The Economist, CNN, National Public Radio and The Times of India.
He holds degrees from Cambridge University (First Class BA/MA in Economics), Oxford University (MSt) and INSEAD (MBA with Distinction).
He gained first-hand experience in the field of motivation through founding STiR Education, the world’s largest initiative in intrinsic motivation. 200,000 teachers, 35,000 schools and 6 million children have been re-ignited to date. STiR has received over $25 million in funding from the UK and US governments, and from UBS, MasterCard, Vitol and Ikea. It has also spawned innovative research partnerships with leading research groups, including with the World Bank & Brookings Institute.
He was previously the Founding CEO of Teaching Leaders, an innovative UK-focused education leadership organisation. Teaching Leaders was expanded to all eligible primary and secondary schools in the UK, and to eight cities in the US, with backing and support from the UK and US governments.
He also held senior corporate roles at management consultants Strategy & (formerly Booz & Co), and at eBay. He was a founding team member of ContactDetails.com, a social network that preceded Facebook.
Sharath lives in North East London with his wife and two young boys. He loves reading the latest ‘smart-thinking’ books, trying out London’s new restaurants and plays, and is a keen tennis player.

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