Mohan Sivaloganathan

Artist and Activist

  • Mohan Sivaloganathan`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Mohan Sivaloganathan`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    New York, USA

  • Mohan Sivaloganathan`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Mohan Sivaloganathan`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    New York, USA

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The Troublemaker Manifesto

 Brace yourself for a tour de force blueprint for changemaking, shared through the lens of Mohan’s unlikely journey as the son of immigrants who went from poor to rising corporate star to shaking it all up and going into the worlds of nonprofit and hip-hop ...

 Brace yourself for a tour de force blueprint for changemaking, shared through the lens of Mohan’s unlikely journey as the son of immigrants who went from poor to rising corporate star to shaking it all up and going into the worlds of nonprofit and hip-hop music.

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Stop Playing it Safe

Today, more than ever, leaders and organizations are expected to take bold stands on the greatest issues facing society. Tapping into years of experience as a changemaker for nonprofits and corporations alike, Mohan delivers a powerful call to act and examples of success.

The Missing Ingredient

Fewer leaders than ever come from a service background, from the military to teaching to the nonprofit sector. Mohan reinvigorates our spirit of giving back by sparking our compassion and passionately illustrating the urgent need for service.

How Bad Do You Want It?

Everyone says they want greatness, but not everybody loves the process of greatness. Mohan catalyzes your fire through unique anecdotes from his life, from reinventing his jump shot in his 20s to making a song a day for two years while living in isolation in northeastern ...

Everyone says they want greatness, but not everybody loves the process of greatness. Mohan catalyzes your fire through unique anecdotes from his life, from reinventing his jump shot in his 20s to making a song a day for two years while living in isolation in northeastern Pennsylvania

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About Keynote Speaker Mohan Sivaloganathan

About Speaker Mohan Sivaloganathan…

Impactful. Intriguing. Innovative. Few musicians inspire such a variety of positive adjectives. As a nonprofit leader by day and hip-hop MC by night, Mohan is known as the “Batman of Social Impact.” Mohan is the rare leader who is both a social and cultural entrepreneur. He unifies changemaking initiatives with artistic efforts that galvanize the masses. It’s a unique formula that can – and has – lead to true change for our greatest social issues.

In his “Bruce Wayne” world, Mohan is the Northeast Executive Director of The Mission Continues, one of the nation’s most effective veterans service organizations. As the “Dark Knight,” Mohan assumes the moniker of Ahmen, described as an artist with “the flow of a socially conscious Eminem…and ability of Common.”

Mohan’s #Troublemaker music and message to disrupt the system is inspiring audiences around the world, as evidenced by appearances at major events such as IFC 2017, NYU Social Innovation Summit 2017, New Frontiers 2016, Frank 2016, Embark 2015, and INBOUND 2015. As a result, Mohan has been identified as a “Rising Star” by New York Nonprofit Media, who named Mohan one of their 2015 “40 Under 40,” a “Next Generation Leader” by the Human Services Council, and was featured in “Good is the New Cool,” an Amazon Philanthropy & Charity #1 new release.

In the greatest spirit of hip-hop and leadership, Mohan is an avid opponent of the status quo. He breaks boundaries as a performer, activist, and speaker for the sole purpose of stirring things up while catalyzing voices and positive action among everyday people. Most important, Mohan has achieved unprecedented levels of success in his endeavors, from releasing his groundbreaking music on ESPN and HipHopDX to partnering with some of the world’s top companies. Mohan is truly a highly effective modern rebel with a cause.

The ultra octane activist’s inspiring portfolio includes:

  • Led the launch of a pilot program that reduced gun violence by 90% in one of NYC’s most dangerous neighborhoods
  • Recruited over 10,000 people over three years to teach in the country’s poorest towns and cities
  • Expanded some of NYC’s most highly regarded mental health programs for young children and at-risk youth
  • Built partnerships with some of the world’s leading companies and brands, including Morgan Stanley, PwC, Macquarie, Blackstone, and more
  • Featured in Fast Company, the Huffington Post, and more as a thought leader in social innovation
  • Currently leading the service movement in eight cities across the east, serving over 6,000 veterans

Testimonials

Ahmen’s passion, his bare-naked honesty, his courageous storytelling – beautifully entangled in the rhythm of his infectious music – bewitched us and set the tone of the next three days of learning, inspiration and collaboration about changing mind sets and the role that each person can play in making the world a better place. He challenged us. He reminded us that the world is not perfect, that racism, and poverty, and slavery, and cruelty and injustice of all kinds still exist and must be eradicated – or at least mitigated – through love and disruption and philanthropy (in both the financial and true sense of the word – love of humankind). And that we are on the front lines of the change that needs to happen.

Kyla Shawyer

CEO, Resource Alliance

Ahmen is that champion music so sorely needs right now…a confident voice, powerful inspiration and serious light of hope in what threatens to be an ever-darkening planet. Our world needs heroes like this, more now than it ever has before…I’m definitely stoked to hear Ahmen embracing the power of his words and passing the energy right on to the people – he’s created an insightfully brilliant, highly-relevant and important record with Timeout that advocates strongly for change and demonstrates the unity and strengths that exist between us all at every possible moment.

Jason Vare

Sleeping Bag Studios

“In an age of polarised opinions, Ahmen has an ability to embrace and understand varied voices. The world needs this. But this is not about building consensus. It is about building bridges of understanding. Bridges that lead to change. His impact on the 1,000 people from 60+ countries cannot be under-estimated. He raised their hopes, and his raised their own expectations of what they could be and achieve as changemakers. For our event, he simply raised the bar to a level which means that in the future we can never be satisfied with ‘good enough’.”

Derek Humphries

Creative Director, DTV Group

Ahmen is so much more than a talented speaker. He is a passionate communicator who connects to his audience with a unique blend of confidence, humility, playfulness and wisdom. Given his unique positioning in the non-profit sector and the hip hop world, he relates easily and naturally with a vast range of people on a wide scope of topics.

Laurie Mulvey

Executive Director, World in Conversation Project

We believe Ahmen is at the forefront of a global awakening to the collective responsibility we have as citizens, businesses, and institutions to use our voices and resources to address the urgent issues and injustices threatening our world. Our future will in large part be determined by our ability to cross lines of difference with compassion, stand up for others with courage and work collaboratively with allies – familiar and unexpected – to imagine and implement solutions for all. Ahmen has proven to be an exemplary model for the type of world-changer we need right now.

Bobby Jones and Afdhel Aziz

co-authors of Good is the New Cool

I had the privilege of sharing the stage with Ahmen at a social justice conference in New York City and, thank goodness, they had me go first. I would not have wanted to follow his powerful act! Ahmen took the stage and immediately enraptured the audience with his potent combination of social consciousness and keen intellect, flavored by an outstanding performance capacity. I would be hard-pressed to think of someone better suited to motivate a crowd of activists (or would-be activists) than he is: an impressive next generation leader in the social good sector.

 

Rob Acton

Principal and Founder, Cause Strategy Partners

Mohan is such an engaging and dynamic speaker that we were lucky to have for our talkback event. Covering topics of tremendous social weight such as gentrification, diversity and feeling disenfranchised, his message was motivational, thought provoking and behaviour changing. With his personal insights, he connected with the audience and gave them plenty of material to digest and reflect on. It is evident with Mohan that you are dealing with someone who works from the heart. His genuine approach and personal interaction are things we could all emulate. A rare find.

Kathryn McConnell

Executive Producer, Squeaky Bicycle Productions

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