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Preethi Nair

Preethi Nair, author of Gypsy Masala, tells her amazing inspirational story about realising her dream against all odds. She inspires audiences on the ability of overcoming obstacles.


About Preethi Nair

Preethi left her job as a management consultant to set up her own publishing and “international” PR company after her manuscript, Gypsy Masala, was rejected by most publishers. She established multinationals in her bedroom and appointed feisty director, Pru Menon (an alter ego) to energetically hype her work. Nobody else knew of her plan. Working as several different people and with a frenetic double life, Preethi at times felt she had truly lost the plot. After two years, her perseverance in the face of consistent rejection were rewarded; she signed a three-book deal with HarperCollins. Currently, she has written, acted and produced her first one-woman sell out show at the Tristan Bates Theatre, London and has just finished her fourth novel.

Preethi is MD of Kiss the Frog, a company that takes storytelling to organisations and teaches storytelling and personal leadership at Cranfield University and the FT/IE Corporate Learning Alliance.

Preethi has spoken at many business conferences but most notably; she delivered the keynote to the Women in Wall Street Conference to 3,000 women on “Overcoming Obstacles.” She has also shared a platform with Sir Bob Geldof on “Talking Less and Doing More”.

Speech Topics
  • Resilience – How to creativity overcome obstacles and bounce back
  • Failure – The beginning of an adventure
  • Creativity and innovation – Using creativity and right brain thinking to achieve anything
  • Diversity – “Be yourself, everyone else is taken” (Irony here as I was a blonde PR dynamo :))
  • The Power of Storytelling for Personal Transformation and Leadership  (90 mins)
  • Discovering Your Inner Mentor – How To  Find and Listen To Your Inner Wise  – (60 minutes)
  • Journaling for wellbeing (60 minutes)

Here you can find books by Preethi Nair. For bulk book orders for your event please speak with a member of the team.

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Booking Information


"When Preethi is hired to share her unique insight into story creation she does so by opening a window into her own amazing life. Within an event that boasted other speakers such as Bob Geldof, she was the one most we were most impressed by and wanted to follow up with. If your brand or business has a story that customers should value go talk to her!"

The Innovation Company

"It was a pleasure to have Preethi Nair come to Morgan Stanley and speak to us, she an excellent speaker with a really positive vibe about her."

Morgan Stanley Ltd

"Preethi ran a visioning session with a selection of leaders from around the BBC. She was engaging and inspiring and gave us all a lot to think about, definitely recommend her."

BBC – Internal Communications

"Preethi Nair certainly gave our preparatory school pupils and their parents plenty to think as she delivered her serious message with humour. Preethi's personal story showed what following your dream with single-minded determination can achieve against the odds. Her own experience demonstrated that the path to success is often tortuous, so it is important not to lose sight of your goal. Preethi encouraged our young people to dream dreams but also to recognize the importance of making the best use of your opportunities at school. I would recommend Preethi as a wonderful guest speaker with a fascinating tale to tell."

Bromsgrove Preparatory School

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