major Dr. Prebagaran Jayaraman (R)

Inspire learning for performance improvement

CEO | Performance Coach | Instructional Design Specialist

I’m often asked about my story and how I got to this point. Having spent well over 3 decades as an educator and coach , I’ve had the privilege of leveraging on the many lessons, unique global experiences & cross-industry expertise. This enabled me to facilitate high–impact performance improvements for individuals and organizations.



Best Education Officer

Malaysian Armed Forces Education Corp (Professional Duty List Officer Training)


Best student Award

Royal Malaysian Navy Training System Course


Appointment as Learning & development Specialist

RM6 Billion New Generation Patrol Vessel (NGPV) Project


Toastmaster District 51 National champion

Toastmasters International District 51. Impromptu Speech Contest


Guest Speaker at LIMA 2013

Speaker at Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition


Started Speak Eazy Initiative

A Non-Profit public speaking initiative helping over 200 underprivileged kids

Learning is always

I recently received a call from a training manager to submit a training proposal for a talent development contract. I later found out that the caller was a previous student of mine, Suhaila. When I first met her, she was just a factory assembler. Now a training manager at an esteemed MNC, it brought me tremendous joy & pride to witness such miracles of learning in action. It is moments like this that inspire me to facilitate individuals just like Suhaila towards realizing the enabling the best versions of themselves.

I'll never forget
this day

About a year ago, I met Dr. Azlan over a coffee. Dr. Azlan was a manager when I first started my career as a production supervisor 30 years ago. Dr. Azlan is now a global leader in smart manufacturing. I shared with him my journey as an L&D Specialist in the Royal Malaysian Navy and as a Training Manager for a RM6 Billion New Generation Patrol Vessel Project. I was pleasantly surprised when Dr. Azlan requested for me to contribute an article on my expertise for his latest book. Being recognised by a global smart manufacturing leader like him was an honour

About me

I was a member of a RM6 Billion Royal Malaysian Navy New Generation Patrol Vessel (NGPV) project that almost went under in 2004 and successfully delivered in 2010. I had first-hand experience on how a mega project can fail and led to success with effective project management.

Since then, I’ve Conducted various HIGH IMPACT training and development programs Globally

I’ve implemented numerous training programmes globally for clients from Dubai, Tanzania, Maldives, Brunei, Ghana, Nigeria, Oman, Cambodia, UAE, Pakistan,Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.

My professional qualifications in L&D:

I go beyond limits.

Academic Qualifications


Professional Certifications

Significant Achievements

Samudera Management Consultant, UTM SPAce & Speak Eazy

My formal training in education and professional experience helped me to establish SMC Trainers Malaysia. We have developed proven systems to facilitate working adults to obtain formal education up to MBA from top Malaysian universities including the likes of UTM and AeU on a part-time basis.

I am deeply passionate about helping children to enjoy learning. I am committed to making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children. I believe that every child deserves a ‘VOICE’ inspired me to establish Sanadhana Dharma Toastmasters Club. The aim of this club is to provide the platform to learn the art of public speaking based on Toastmasters International public speaking development program.

With the support of my team of outstanding volunteers, we conducted public speaking workshops for about 200 children in 2017. We aim to facilitate public speaking skill development for at least 1000 underprivileged children every year. Our innovative public speaking program called SPEAK EAZY helps children to learn the art of public speaking with fun. SPEAK EAZY was selected as the finalist in the 2017 Swiss Innovation Challenge (Malaysia) for the innovative way to develop public speaking skill among underprivileged children.



2018 Pulse of Profession, a global survey conducted by Project Management Institute (PMI) revealed an alarming statistic. About 2 Trillion Dollars are wasted every year due to project failures. Do you realize that many projects are managed by ‘Accidental Project Managers’? Many professionals are promoted to be project manager without sufficient training and certification. While driving license is a legal requirement to drive a bus, multi billion dollars projects are driven by untrained project managers. Our Project Management Training program will enable your project team to determine their competency gap and the required training intervention. Our training and coaching programs are designed and delivered by industry experts with global experience and recognized certification. Your next project will certainly benefit from our training.


How do great companies maintain a competitive edge? They invest in developing leadership at all levels. Leadership is about inspiring your team, making an impact and drive your organization to the next level. Inspirational leaders can create transformation within themselves and their teams. Our unique Leadership Self –Assessment will enable you to determine your leadership strength and opportunity for improvement. We provide leadership development programs and coaching that will result in customized action plan for achieving your leadership goals. We believe, leadership is not merely position but effective action.


Great leaders are often great teachers. The ability to inspire your team and empower them is vital to develop your organization’s talent. Alexander the Great once said of Aristotle, “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well”. Our hands-on Train the Trainer workshop will equip you with solid foundational principles and practical skill for adult learning facilitation. You will learn the art and science of training Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation. Our Train the Trainer program will empower you to be an excellent trainer who inspires learning. You will certainly experience the joy of facilitating talent development for personal and professional growth.

For public speaking enquiries, please email at [email protected]


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“Unbridled passion and enthusiasm towards the creation and sustainment of lifelong learning”

For well over a decade, Dr Praba and I have collaborated professionally to support a number of higher education and technical/vocational learning activities in the public and private sectors with particular focus on assuring effective knowledge transfer. Dr Praba’s unbridled passion and enthusiasm towards the creation and sustainment of lifelong learning opportunities is well complemented by his high level of dedication and professionalism. Dr Praba is well regarded by his peers and community and I feel privileged to have worked with Praba and to be part of his ongoing support network into the future.

John Robertson

Chief Operating Officer, SMA Global Australia 

“SMC Trainers has been bridging the gap between academia and industry.”

SMC Trainers, a company under the leadership of Dr. Praba has been bridging the gap between academia and industry. Valuable learning experience I had with Dr. Praba including the commercialization of academic knowledge, the organization management in technology transfer, academic entrepreneurship and the practicality of research from university into industry and vice versa had given a significant impact for me to succeed as an academia.

Dr. Rozetta Dolah

Post Doctoral Researcher at MIT, Boston, USA

Dr. Praba’s approach to learning is delivered with a focused sense of purpose and mission to impact.”

Dr. Praba’s approach to learning is delivered
with a focused sense of purpose and mission to
impact.The sessions are derived from established theoretical context, well structured, wholesome and life impacting. Thus, making the learner walk away from every session, with not only a full grasp of the concept taught, but a personal interpretation of one’s leadership as a life learner and clarity of one’s role in the learning
process, on the concept thought.

Dr. Lucy Surhyel Newman

Former CEO, Financial Institution Training Centre, Nigeria

Ready to implement a training program that works?


Every week I publish about something I’ve learned in my 3 decades in training and development. And sometimes I have other industry leaders stop by to share their expertise on talent development