sleepwhisperer podcast006 – Hectic Corporate Job, Time Zones & Sleep with Ganesh Ramakrishnan
Sleepwhisperer Podcast

006 – Hectic Corporate Job, Time Zones & Sleep with Ganesh Ramakrishnan

We have Ganesh Ramakrishnan talking about Hectic Corporate Job, Time Zones & Sleep. Ganesh Ramakrishnan is ManpowerGroup’s Global Chief Technology Officer. ManpowerGroup is a Fortune 5oo Company. Ganesh came from Citigroup where he most recently was Managing Director, Head of Business Programs and Decision Management for the EMEA Consumer business segment. He is also a published author and a frequent speaker at industry conferences and universities, including London Business School.

If you are in the corporate world, and wear poor sleep as a badge of honour, think again. Ganesh constantly moves through different time zones, and if you listen to this inspiring conversation, you’ll see why Deepa thinks of him as the Planning Genie! Ganesh shares his wise words and actionable steps on how to manage a very hectic life as a highly successful executive!

This episode is packed with deep personal information and profoundly specific protocols to get you started on supporting your sleep if you have a hectic corporate job that keeps moving your rhythm through different time zones.

In this episode, we dive into: 

  • Ganesh’s story and journey to worldwide CTO of ManpowerGroup, a Fortune 500 company.
  • In the corporate world, it is common to see people following a policy of “sleep when I am dead”. Across corporate work culture, sleep is low priority. Have there been times where Ganesh prioritised everything else over sleep?
  • One of the major aspects of poor sleep quality in work culture is that of shift work. This population of shift workers have been researched multiple times looking at the impact of disrupted circadian rhythm. Does Ganesh ever have times where he messes up his circadian rhythm due to travel or stress?
  • Poor sleep is often worn as a badge of honour in the corporate world and everywhere. How does Ganesh personally feel that times of poor sleep impacts his brain health, thinking and productivity? What are the common symptoms that come up when he’s had poor sleep?
  • What is Ganesh daily routine from wake up to sleep as he juggles this big role as ManpowerGroup’s global CTO? Is it the same most days? What would Ganesh suggest as a daily routine for someone who is in the corporate world? How can they learn to balance between productivity and personal sleep care?
  • Many businesses globally are waking up to the importance of sleep. Some have sofas in the office to catch a nap. With discovering that poor sleep impacts performance, productivity, absenteeism, turnover rates, profitability, safety, health care costs and mental health of employees, more and more companies need to prioritise sleep for employees. Have he ever found companies where you have worked bringing in some practices that improve employees sleep quality?
  • Do you feel food served in companies play a role in poor sleep quality?
  • What are his personal recommendations to busy executives and corporate employees for better sleep especially for those who shift through time zones?

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Book Acquisition by HarperCollins India

Here’s that exciting news I spoke about to coincide with the one year anniversary of The Sleep Whisperer Podcast! Writing a book and becoming part of that magical group of authors is a dream!

Three years ago I wrote a book which I titled Sleep Whisperer, looking at sleep from a very in depth perspective, and tying together the cutting-edge science of functional medicine and eastern ancient wisdom. The story of how I wrote that book is indeed magical and a mixture of spiritual guidance and astrology(by my spiritual guide and mentor Shyam @himalayan.yogi ). It’s also been a lot of sacrifice and hard work during times that were stressful, challenging and testing in all ways.

The journey of the book from concept to acquisition is also a magical path which I will share much later. For now, I’m just humbled, grateful and quite simply excited to announce that the book has been acquired by Sonal Nerurkar @sonal_nerurkar of @harpercollinsin HarperCollins India! Sonal’s faith in the book has been unwavering and I’ll forever be grateful for it. I can’t wait for the final book release next year!

None of this would be possible without the trust, hard work, dedication and patience of my most beautifully warm literary agent Jayapriya Vasudevan @jayapriyavasudevan of Jacaranda Literary Agency. I cannot put into words what her belief in the book and being my warrior for it means to me.

I’m also deeply grateful for the dear colleagues and mentors who have made contributions to the book. That is a surprise for later! You can follow everything about the sleep podcast and book at @mysleepwhisperer

Thank you Universe!❤️ #bookstagram #book #functionalmedicine #functionalnutrition #books #harpercollinsindia #author #authorsofinstagram #authors #writer #writersofinstagram #writing #writerscommunity #nutrition #sleep #sleeplessnights #sleepaid #sleeping #sleepingbeauty #insomniac #insomniaproblems @phytothrive_yogini @himalayan.yogi

#testimonial Deepa's detailed approach and calm demeanour makes you feel you are in the hands of a healer. She is extremely knowledgeable and I can lean on her expertise. She answered all my queries. Highly recommend Phytothrive. Deepa has extensive knowledge in functional nutrition and wholistic wellness - her approach is deep rooted and methodical. It was truly life changing for me! I have learned so much from Deepa. I am able to better understand the why's and how's of eating for a healthy mind and body. I had chronic inflammation, insomnia and pain when I started consulting with Deepa. These eight months have been therapeutic in so many ways. I do feel empowered by the knowledge and tools that Deepa has painstakingly explained through her detailed notes and chats. I am really grateful for her guidance.

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#cleanliving #greenlifestyle #healthmatters #holistichealth #holisticmedicine #intuitiveliving #mindbodygreen #liveinspired #mindandbody #mindfulliving #nourishyourself #mindbodyspirit #nutrition #nutritionexpert #foodasmedicine #integrativenutrition #holisticnutrition #immunityboost #gutbrainconnection #healthyfoodadvice #nutrientdense #nourishtoflourish #microbiome #nutritionbloggers #healersofinstagram #healingjourney #youaremagic #youarepowerful #manifestyourlife #positiveintentions via @mysleepwhisperer @himalayan.yogi ...

Truth is tricky. It’s so easy to try a new diet or protocol and slip into denial over symptoms that arise. A classic version of this is missing a period after intermittent fasting but trying to ignore it. For a woman your cycle is as vital in information as a lab test!⁣


Have you tried a new diet or protocol and ever convinced yourself that it’s working for you just because you’ve lost a lot of weight? Weight loss has become the highest parameter of efficacy even when there is chaos happening within which can include and not limited to:⁣

💛Frequent headaches ⁣

☸️Dysfunctional cycle⁣

💮Low iron or B12 within few months⁣

💜Frequent fevers and coughs⁣

💛Bad skin⁣

☸️Poor quality of sleep even if you are sleeping nine hours⁣

💮Mood fluctuation that includes anger, sadness and overwhelm⁣


Weight loss should not be enough if all this is happening as well. Health should come before anything else.⁣

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