Region Advisor Biography
Narayanan Doraswamy, DTMMember Since: 1991
Home Region: 7
Home District: 29
Supporting Districts: 18, 27, 36, 38
Toastmasters offices held and terms of service (international, region and District level):
- 2021-2022 Immediate Past District Director
- 2020-2021 District Director
- 2019-2020 Program Quality Director
- 2018-2019 Club Growth Director
Toastmasters honors and recognition:
- 2019-2020 Excellence in Program Quality Award
What is your understanding of the Region Advisor role and how does your experience relate to the role?
The Region Advisor is an external consultant/coach/mentor dedicated to helping Districts succeed. The Region Advisor also serves a very important role by serving as the operations pillar of the two pronged strategic and operations pillars of Toastmasters International. By regular contact and day to day mentoring of District leaders, the Region Advisor can help Districts. As a professional consultant for KPMG, I serve our government in similar ways and have achieved much success there. I believe my experience with my District leadership positions including my Immediate Past District Director year and my work experience uniquely relates to the Region Advisor role.
What is your experience with coaching individuals and/or teams?
I have always been told that I am an excellent coach. In District 33 (now District 115), it was believed that anyone I coached ended up becoming an Area Governor or more. As Immediate Past District Director I was de facto coach to the District leadership as well. I work well with individuals and with teams, adjusting my coaching style to match the need.
Why are you interested in serving as Region Advisor?
Having served as a District Director, I realized the tremendous help that Region Advisors provide since my Region Advisors helped our District tremendously. I believe that serving as a Region Advisor is the next step in my journey of learning how to be a coach/mentor/consultant. Since I serve in that capacity in my professional work as well, this experience will help me augment my capabilities while also giving back to my beloved Toastmaster community.