Hello, I am Natchi Lazarus. I am a Digital Marketing Consultant, Social Media Strategist, Author, Keynote Speaker and Entrepreneur.
I am passionate about helping Startups, Businesses, Nonprofits and Faith-based organisations use the power of the internet & social media to amplify their message and reach the right audience.
I believe that internet, technology and social media have the power to transform our society for good, and can help us solve seemingly impossible global problems if we know how to use and deploy them.
I have been an explorer in the entrepreneurial seas for more than 15 years now; discovering new islands, deep sea diving and learning how to navigate rough seas in various markets. I am continuing to learn how to stay afloat, enjoy the sail, fulfil my calling and purpose, while serving and helping as many individuals and organisations as possible.
Its been quite a journey so far and I look forward to the next 15 years!
I started my work-life as a B-School student intern in Ogilvy & Mather advertising agency, laying the foundation for my marketing career. Before my entrepreneurial ventures, I occupied management positions in top corporate houses like the ICICI Bank, the TATAs and the BAJAJ group of companies.
Technology & social media domain is where I spend most of my time. Apart from being a social media & digital marketing consultant, I am also the cofounder and chief strategist at Open Minds Agency, a social media marketing agency. My online education ventures include: Social Media Tamilan, that provides online education and resources for Tamil-speaking business owners and marketers. The Connected Church, an online resource to help churches and faith-based nonprofits use technology and social media to serve the community that they are called to serve.
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I am a digital marketing and social media marketing consultant. I specialise in 'Content Amplification' services - strategies, workflow and implementation.
I help organisations formulate & implement a practical, actionable, measurable and effective plan to amplify their message using the Internet, technology and social media.
After my corporate career, I have been working as a consultant with clients from various industries including Manufacturing, IT, ITES, Hospitals, Retail, Media houses, TV Channel, Startups, Corporates, Churches, Nonprofits and Governmental agencies from around the world.
I am a blogger on various topics. I contribute regularly to Open Minds Agency Blog on digital marketing & social media related topics for businesses. I write on online media trends and techniques for faith-based organisations in The Connected Church Blog. I also write on work and workplace concepts in [email protected] blog.
I authored my first book and publised it in March 2017 - The Connected Church, a book on social media communication strategy for churches, nonprofits and individuals in ministry. The book is available as a paperback and as an eBook in online stores worldwide.
I have been a guest speaker in various podcasts like Man in the Pew. I was featured in the radio show 'Man on the Edge' in Chennai Live 104.8 fm and have been interviewed by TV Channels like CBN News and Good News Television (Nambikkai TV).
I am a public speaker. I have addressed corporate teams, government officials, entrepreneurs, business leaders, scholars, students and public audiences in various conferences, seminars & events in the United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, Nigeria, South Africa and India.
I have been a guest faculty in premier educational institutions like IIT, LIBA, CMC, MCC & WCC. I am often invited to speak in seminars and events organised by industry associations like CII, FTAPCCI, JCI, TANSTIA and T-Hub.
I am a faculty of Haggai Institute and I have the privilege of regularly speaking in global events for nonprofits, ministries, faith-based organisations and churches.
I am often asked to speak on the following topics:
I specialise in sharing simple, practical and actionable strategies & tools for Businesses, Startups and Non-profits based on my experience, working with various types of clients over the last 15 years. I have spoken in industry conferences, seminars and trade shows on Digital Marketing topics in California, U.S.A., Birmingham, U.K. and India. Some of my popular keynote topics include:
I have been teaching work principles and offering work-life coaching for professionals & business owners since 2005. I define work as ‘the expression of God-given gifts & talents in a way that benefits others’. I have been studying & researching ancient principles of work from The Bible for more than 13 years. I believe that working professionals have a good chance of achieving their full potential if they understand & apply these eternal ancient work principles.
As an ex-banker and someone who had to personally overcome a huge family debt situation early on in life, I am passionate about the subject of 'Debt-free Living'. I regularly speak in public events, seminars, TV shows, podcasts and conferences on this subject and I have encouraged many people to overcome debt by applying sound financial principles.
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