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Founder of Tame The Monkey Dr. Mala Kapadia has rich and varied background in Psychology, Literature and Human Resources. She has to her credit a stint in Journalism with The Times of India Group of Publications. She was Assistant Editor with Femina and The Illustrated Weekly of India. After valued experience in Human Resources with Otis Elevators (India) and Voltas, Dr. Kapadia headed the HR of McCann-Erickson (India), the world’s largest Advertising Agency. She later was Vice President- Human Resources with the 24-hour Hindi channel SABe TV. She has also been Associate Professor with S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research. Dr. Mala is Adjunct faculty with S. P. Jain Global School of Management for Singapore and Dubai campuses.
Author of Emotional Intelligence A Workbook for Beginners
Dr. Mala Kapadia has done pioneering research work on Emotional Intelligence in the ancient and modern Indian context. She is researching on Integral Intelligence and Indian psychology based on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Dr. Kapadia is certified facilitator in Emotional Intelligence from in 6Seconds USA and EQ Map, Essi Systems USA. She is currently working on designing instrument for measuring & counseling in Quarter Life Crisis. Her book ‘Heart Skills Emotional Intelligence for work and life’ has been awarded ISTD Award 2008-2009. Her work integrates Western Competency Framework of EI (Emotional Intelligence) with Eastern perspectives and wisdom of Yoga and Ayurveda. She has been pioneer in teaching EI and Leadership as one credit course to MBA students in India and Singapore since 1999.

Mala is MBTI Qualified (Step 1 &2) and also a licensed practitioner of NLP. She has Diploma in Ayurveda & Yoga, giving her an edge in the Behavioral Sciences. She has taught Indian Psychology at Tapovan, Center for Yoga & Ayurveda at France in 2003 & 2004.

Papers Presented:

  • Emerging Challenges of Human Resources- Asia-Pacific HR Conference, 1999
  • Managerial Effectiveness and Raja yoga, Shankara Darshana Conference, 1999
  • Emotional Intelligence through Yoga, NexusEQ Conference, Orlando, USA, 2004
  • Messages in Management from Aadi Shankaracharya at 15th Shankara Darshana conference at Cochin, 2004
  • Women in Management & Development, WISDOM, Banasthali, Rajasthan, 2006
  • Chaired the session & presented paper on Spirituality at Workplace, IBA Bangalore and Greater Noida 2007 & 2008
  • Chaired the session & presented paper on Management Wisdom from Mahabharat, IBA Bangalore 2009
  • Lessons from Vipasana for OB, presented paper at OBTC, 10th conference at Charleston, USA. 2009
  • India’s contribution to Global Management, Oxford Institute of Management, Bengaluru, 2010
  • Business Governance in Global Economy: Patanjali Yoga Sutras, IBA, Bangalore, 2012
  • Nature, Mind and Technology Insights from Patanjali Yoga Sutras, IBA Bangalore 2013

Ayurveda, Vedic Sciences and Yoga

  • Emotional Intelligence & Ayurveda at World Ayurveda Congress 2002, Kochi
  • Yoga and Value Education was well received for its novel approach at International Yoga Conference at Kaivalyadhama, 2002.
  • Globalization of Ayurveda, 4th International Conference, Jamnagar, 2003
  • Chaired the first session & presented paper on Obesity, Psychology & Ayurveda at 1st International Ayurveda Conference, Tapovan, France, 2003
  • Ecology Yoga at 1st International Ecology Conference, Normandy, France, 2003
  • Universal Psychological Health (Dhatu, Agni & Mental Health), Tapovan, 2nd International Ayurveda Conference, France, 2004
  • Atharva Veda as Applied Science for Emotional Intelligence, World Vedic Congress, Bangalore, India, 2004
  • Indian Insights on Health, Conference at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India, 2005
  • Spiritual world conference, Revisiting Ayurveda and Yoga: 9 Possibilities, Indian foundation for Vedic science (India), In collaboration with Higher Education Dept. Govt. of Haryana, India, 2012


  • Revisiting yoga sutras for innovative paradigms in OD or creating human model for organizations. International journal of organization theory and behavior, 16 (1), 80-103 Spring, 2013
  • Chapter: “Perception & Vipasana” in Managing in the 21st Century: Transforming Toward Mutual Growth, Palgrave McMillan, USA 2011
  • Chapter: ‘Hanuman: Unleashing Hidden Potential’, in Stories To Tell Your Students, Transforming Towards Organizational Growth, Palgrave McMillan, USA 2011
  • Chapter: “Managing performance” Powerful Skills For Today’s Leaders & Managers from World Leading EQ Practitioners Six seconds, USA, (2009)
  • Published Book on ‘Heart skills- Emotional Intelligence for work and life’ awarded by ISTD BEST BOOKS IN 2008-9.
  • Book: Emotional intelligence (2003- BPI)
  • Book: “Reiki” (1998-Image)
  • Book: Ph.D. Thesis on Dr. Suresh Joshi’s Literary works along with psychometric TAT and personal rare interview. (1992- recommended for Sahitya Academy publication)

Leadership and Advising Activities

  • Founder Member FEIL: Forum for Emotional Intelligence Learning, 2008
  • Coordinated & participated curriculum revamp and strategic planning effort, Department of People & Performance, PGDM program launch, SPJIMR 2005
  • Ph.D. synopsis & Thesis evaluator, Banasthali Vidhyapith
  • Quality Assessor, Associated with Malcolm Baldridge Award, Voltas Ltd. 1996
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