Raj’s passion and systems approach to scaling businesses and maximizing human performance took flight at Cornell University with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on product design, and a minor in Educational Psychology focused on human performance. He put his passion into action co-leading Speck Products, a leading iPhone and MacBook accessory company, from $0 to $22M in sales in three years – reaching #41 on Inc 500’s FastestGrowing Private Companies List in 2006.
During his tenure at Speck Products he trained extensively in business scaling, leadership development, and how to create a culture of transformational performance. Raj’s expertise in these areas were at the core of Speck’s success in a highly competitive, Apple accessories market. One of Raj’s biggest claims to fame was reducing the China product lead time from 66 days down to 22 days… which the China team said was impossible. This was a deciding success factor in a time-to-market centric business model.
When Raj left Speck Products he synergized his business scaling and human performance maximizing skills together to form Transformance (transformed performance) Business Consulting in 2008.
Here he developed the Next-Level Your Business 3-Day Offsite and the 90-Day Game Program that support companies like yours in clarifying the path to next-level growth and creating the high-performance culture necessary to get there.
Gabrielle “Gaby” Sundra
Gaby has built her career on her passion to make a difference for people. She’s enjoyed a fruitful career in growth and development based on the foundation of a Master’s Degree in Education, (emphasis in Counseling & Guidance). She has over 20 years of experience in learning theory and life success and has been teaching and coaching for over 15 years .
Gaby first began designing learning models while teaching at the college level. She then traveled the country training other college faculty before becoming the Director of Education at the Truth About.
Soon she joined forces with Raj to start Transformance Business Consulting to help companies reach stretch goals by creating a measurable and gamified performance structure that brings about a new culture of clarity, accountability and fun.
Gaby is also the Co-Founder of For Better Love, a company committed to supporting couples in having extraordinary relationships through handling conflict in a more playful and forward focused fashion.
She currently support Transformance clients with the Purposeful Partnership Planning process either online or hosted in residence in Santa Barbara, CA.
Philip “Niren” Toelkes
Niren has been a lawyer for over 40 years, a daily meditator for over 30 years, and a certified coach and mediator for over 20 years. He was formerly a partner at Manatt, Phelps in Los Angeles and Drexler & Toelkes in Oakland, CA. as well as personal attorney to Osho Rajneesh, the controversial leader of the Rajneesh movement.
After being a big firm lawyer, and later leading some of the most controversial cases in US history, Niren has chosen a quieter life, in nature, meditating, writing and doing coaching work.
Niren provides legal counsel and planning, and generates many of Transformance’s experiential processes. He is Transformance’s Go-To-Guy for healing deeper challenges that are impeeding current performance and happiness.
His motto – “Being present changes everything.”