Syed Saeed Ahmed is a prominent and inspiring motivational speaker in the Indian subcontinent, who is endowed with astounding spontaneity, incursive mind and a charismatic personality. He has conducted innumerable personality development programs all over India spanning its length and the breadth, for the student community, various stake-holders of the academic community related to the teaching-learning process, corporate sector, communities employed in highly stressed working environments and the class of pseudo-failures who are resigned to their fate. Being ranked among the top Indian motivational speakers, his workshops are quite unique and exclusive, known for their exceptional content backed by his inimitable and captivating style of delivery. His enlivening sessions are intuitive which stimulates the participants to unleash their inherent energies, fulfill their potential and create an intense desire for success and personal excellence. They are highly interactive, participative and action-oriented designed to infuse incredible dynamism and vigour into the participants, helping them to grow personally and professionally. His successful stints with the revival of pseudo-failures especially those possessing negligible motivational coefficients including those having criminal background, has attracted intense media-attention. Over the past couple of years, articles adulating these achievements have regularly been published in prominent newspapers while his pre recorded interviews over the subject being telecasted over several News channels.
Syed Saeed Ahmed specializes in the upgradation of life skills viz. positive thinking, emotion management (for overcoming grief, sorrow, fear, frustration, boredom, anger etc.), stress management, time management, self-confidence and several other critical issues that may be identified in the participants. The contents vary as per the need, time available for interaction, general profile of the participants, expectations and concern.
A graduate in Library and Information Science and a post-graduate in Urdu literature from the Shivaji University – Kolhapur, Saeed Ahmed began his humble career as Assistant Librarian of a reputed College in Pune. Being in the midst of antique and contemporary books, newsletters and printed reference material of inter-disciplinary content, his early and modest profession served as a palette for carving him into a multi-faceted personality. Steadily and gradually, into him was born an actor, a director, a dramatist, a journalist, a writer, a peace activist championing the cause of international brotherhood and most recently a student, all rolled into one. Presently he is pursuing his doctorate studies on a very pertinent topic "Hindustani stage and tradition of Urdu drama in Maharashtra" from the prestigious Pune University.
The creation of a motivational speaker of national fame can be summarized by studying three decades of Mr. Saeed Ahmed’s career which reveals how diverse and assorted circumstances in one’s life, a few of which are innate while others artificially created, has a vital role in carving out a versatile personality capable of tackling any situation with ease. Varied experiences of contentious issues and documentation of algorithms employed in tackling them goes in the making of the one and only "Saeed Ahmed".
Being a part of an organization for a major part of his career, he has experienced what every employee commonly experiences in this competitive and materialistic world. With a glamorous career in the making, he tasted bouts of jealousy, competition, unfavorable camaraderie from colleagues, seniors and even higher authorities, almost all of which were responded with patience, endurance and fortified will power. In fact these served as an oven to harden his soft clay and teach him eloquent interpersonal relations, psychological counseling and stress therapy without charging any fee.
Mr. Saeed Ahmed had the opportunity to be associated with prestigious Indian theatres such as Prithvi (Mumbai), Nehru Centre (Mumbai), Rangshankara (Bangalore), Hamdard University, Delhi , Balgandharva (Pune), Punjab Naat-shala (Amritsar) and a host of other prestigious international theatres in Lahore, Pakistan. Performing extensively for an Indian audience with these theatre groups, three of his performances have received international acclaim when they were staged during the "World Performing and Visual Arts Festival" in Lahore, consecutively for three years in a row (2004, 2005, 2006). These were "Jis Lahore Naee Dekhya” by Dr. Asghar Wajahat, "Naquab" by Rafi Peerzada, "Portrait" by Ratnakar Matkari. Earlier a majority of plays which he has directed and performed all over the country namely "Dhilli Khaat" by Naseem Mannan, "Portrait" by Ratnakar Matkari, , "Najat" by Abdul Wahab Lunje, "Nafrat ke Rang" by Kazi Mushtaque Ahmed, and some others which he has written himself such as "Sir Sayyed Ahmed Khan (Founder of Aligarh Muslim University)", "Toba Tek Singh" drama based on Saadat Hassan Monto, "Kahain Hai", "Dilli Ka Thagh", have drawn critical appreciation and widespread admiration from all over the national audience. His debut in acting began as a character artiste in a serial entitled "Sunita" telecasted over the "Doordarshan" National TV Channel. A majority of his plays have drawn critical appreciation from national and international audience. One of the most popular dramas written and directed by Saeed Ahmed had been "Sare Jahan Se Accha" which completed over forty performances in the state of Maharashtra itself. An audio presentation in the form of an audio cassette then, audio CDs later and presently in the process of a documentary in the making, on the life of "Sir Sayyed Ahmed Khan" conceived, written and voiced by Mr. Saeed Ahmed was widely acknowledged from the adherents of this great personality in our country and spread over the entire globe. A book entitled "Sare Jahan Se Accha" was also authored by Mr. Saeed Ahmed which was published by Haji Ghulam Mohammed Azam Educational Trust, Pune.
Besides these, he has also offered his expertise in the creation of several documentaries for the institutions and cable networks based in Pune, many of which were sponsored by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Foundation, New Delhi, Haji Ghulam Mohammed Azam Trust, Pune and its affiliate Maharashtra Cosmopolitan Educational Society.
On honest assessment of all his stage performances, it will not be unusual to state that all his plays have the theme of national integration, brotherhood, solidarity beyond national boundaries and reverence for human values which are very intelligently pumped into the hearts and minds of the audience through his stage performances.
Concurrent to activities related to theatre and arts, he donned the role of a successful journalist being a correspondent for the Mumbai based Urdu daily "Inquilab" from 1995 to 2001, a freelancer for Hyderabad based Urdu daily "Munsif" and Local Urdu fortnightly "Usool", Pune. In this reflection of his early career, he had the opportunity of probing political and controversial personalities such as Union Minister Sharad Pawar (NCP), Suresh Kalmadi (MP), Raj Thackeray (MNS), Crusader Anna Hazare and many others by interviewing them personally on matters of some urgent and critical issues
The life being a 'give and take' deal, past decades of his wide-ranging career contributed to his learning maturing him enough for a change of platform or 'second innings' in which he aspires to now 'give'. The year 2006 saw him resigning from his well-secured job to venture into turbulent waters of lending his 'know-how' for the personality development of all. Thus a time-tested, real-time and thorough-bred motivational speaker, who has experienced all the adversities and learned from every bit of his life, emerged on the national stage.
The life being a 'give and take' deal, past decades of his wide-ranging career contributed to his learning maturing him enough for a change of platform or 'second innings' in which he aspires to now 'give'. The year 2006 saw him resigning from his well-secured job to venture into turbulent waters of lending his ‘know-how’ for the personality development of all. Thus a time-tested, real-time and thorough-bred motivational speaker, who has experienced all the adversities and learned from every bit of his life, emerged on the national stage.