A few years into your career, you are asking yourself:

“Is this where I want to be for the rest of my life?”
“After all these years, don’t I deserve more?
“Why am I stuck in this rut?”
“What am I doing wrong – why am I not making progress?”
“Is this my purpose? What if I wanted to switch careers?”

Life scripts

Our lives resemble movies and plays. They run on scripts. Unlike movies and plays, our scripts remain hidden or fuzzy till the time comes for action. Like movies and plays, our scripts are written by outside forces: people, places, events, culture and so on. Success in your career  requires one firm decision. Take charge of your life scripts. Shift from scribe to author.


I am Dr Arjun Rajagopalan. I am now retired after a professional life of four decades as a surgeon, educator and medical administrator,  I started thinking about how I could now provide value to  a larger audience. One clear path emerged: serving as a mentor and coach to early and mid-career professionals who are looking for growth and change.

6 kinds of professional

I have noticed professionals fall into one of six major types.

  1. Generalists: It’s possibly the hardest of all with a need to have a wide span of knowledge and skills. This breed is rare in a world where specialisation rules. They need to be good at explaining and communicating ideas. They are empathic people.
  2. Manually skilled specialists: They are good with their hands. They are often loners and don’t communicate well.
  3. Analysts: Academic in bent of mind, this group likes to take things apart and study how they work. They rarely do well outside of guarded, nurturing environments. They are not good at handling the messiness of the real world.
  4. Synthesisers: They like taking ideas from various sources and putting them together to form new, specialised structures. They thrive in real world situations and are great at solving problems.
  5. Socially-minded activists: They take the side of underdogs and like to view life as a service for a community.  They are always looking for ways and means to increase benefits for ordinary people.
  6. Entrepreneurs: They view their profession as a business: using systems and processes to improve value for money.

What you need, now!

Regardless of the type, there is a need to use a common set of tools. These skills are not taught during the years of formal education and training.

I help you to achieve the next level in your career by focusing on areas such as:

Evaluating information in today’s confusing jungle of facts, misinformation, disinformation, and lies.
Productivity enhancement.
Communication – verbal, written and as presentations.
Quality assurance.
Purpose and vision.
Mental and physical well being.

Some facts about myself:

  • FACT: From the ground up, I set up and administered a 200-bed, full facility, modern hospital for 22 years. A medical staff of 120 plus doctors and 350 nursing professionals reported to me.
  • FACT: I was in charge of putting together and running 12 postgraduate training programmes in a variety of medical disciplines.
  • FACT: I headed a wide range of quality assurance and certifications programmes.
  • FACT: I headed the research and publications activities of the hospital as well as all continuing professional development programmes.
  • FACT: I chaired the process of annual budget allocation.
  • FACT: I have mentored 100s of young medical professionals, many of whom are in leadership positions today.
  • FACT: I have a nationally known reputation as a speaker, teacher and communicator of ideas.

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