Testimonials

Ignite Insight LLC is the home of financial analysis, coaching and training. While we go the extra mile always for our customers and deliver value solutions, there is nothing more motivating for us than to hear our customers, audiences confirm that. 

We prefer that our customers blow our trumpet!

Here are a few snippets from our customers about our solutions in the area of financial analysis, coaching and training.
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts 
Optimizing Hotel Profits - 2 day course for Senior Hotel Managers - July 2015
I have just finished a 2 day course with Nara in Hong Kong. His course was the most inspiring Finance Course I have attended in years. I got a perfect insight into what is expected from me when I will walk into the boardroom to meet my current and future Hotel Owners!

Resident Manager at Shangri-La's Hotels and Resorts
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts 
Optimizing Hotel Profits - 2 day course for Senior Hotel Managers - November 2014
Nara's passion for sharing knowledge and experience shines through and is absolutely infectious.

He brings financial concepts to life in a jargon-free way that engages your thinking process to realize that finance is a critical means to informed decision making, but not an end in and of itself.

Nara is first and foremost an inspirational teacher, and then a finance professional.

I absolutely recommend Nara's training courses (including finance-trained persons), and in fact look forward to more opportunities to learn from him!

Resident Manager at Shangri-La's Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Tainan
FRHI Hotels & Resorts 
Restaurant Profits A la Carte 2day course Food & Beverage Directors/Executive Chefs-October 2014
What a great course! You managed to make non-financial individuals excited about financial principles during the course; Your expertise and passion shared really stimulated us.

I really enjoyed the build up of the course. You drove the audience to get into "your world" in a chronological way that always kept itself down to operational reality.

Stephane Franchini, Vice President Food and Beverage, Europe [Read Full Testimonial here]
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts 
Optimizing Hotel Profits - 2 day course for Senior Hotel & Corporate Managers - November 2013
The relationships among financial statements are seldom described as Nara has done during the course; Very Simple and so Powerful! Great insight for all executives. 

Nara is an excellent trainer with passion and immense financial knowledge but above all makes concepts easy to understand and acquire; Simple, visual, usable.

All hotel executives should attend.

Eric Mommejac, Hotel Manager, Shangri-La Hotel Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts 
Optimizing Hotel Profits - 2 day course for Senior Hotel & Corporate Managers - December 2012
Nara takes the complexity and confusion commonly associated with finance jargon and replaces it with clear thinking. The interactive and involved thinking challenges the mind.

Optimizing Hotel Profits Finance allows you to understand the financial concepts simply, shows you how you can apply them in the workplace and even in your daily transactions. It is a course you want to take back to the operation.

The entertainment factor of what you first cast as a "boring" topic leads to enhanced learning for all the team. Nara's interpersonal skills are great and - you never feel like you are being "told" it is more a sharing exercise

Nicholas Smith, Resident Manager, Shangri-La Hotel Futian, Shenzhen, China
Marco Polo Hotels  
Financial Analysis for adding value to hotel operation - 2 day course for Senior Hotel Managers - May 2012
"Experience sharing of the instructor; Lots of color graphics helped to understand the subject much easier." 

"Energy and passion of the instructor inspired participation"


"Many real life examples were discussed which helped to understand easily."


"Very clear and interesting opening presentation; it attracted attention immediately; good use of graphics and colorful illustration."


"Looking forward to the Advanced level of the course."

Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts 
Financial Analysis for adding value to the hotel operation - 2 day course for Senior Hotel & Corporate Managers - April 2012
  • "The best learning was how to apply and relate all the financial statements together to have a better understanding of my department and hotel overall;


Nara is an engaging and motivating finance professional who knows how to teach financial principles in an understandable way to non financial individuals." - Shangri-La Hotel Futian, Shenzhen, China


"The entire course is consistently important." - Island Shangri-La, Hong Kong


"A very good course for all executives on how to read financial statements and to understand financial terms, 

how to prepare a budget and what to look at." - The Aberdeen Marina Club, Hong Kong

"Numbers tell a lot of things. Its not simply high or low. It helps us make sound decisions and not just basing it on gut feel." - Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts Corporate Office


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Marco Polo Hotels 
Financial Analysis for adding value to the hotel operation - 3.5 day course for Senior Hotel Managers - May 2011

  • “Mr. Narasimhan’s balanced pedigree of accounting and hotel experience is one major component to this course;
    another integral component is the passion and enthusiasm that he has in the area of learning and sharing of knowledge to people, this came through very clearly from planning to the instruction phases.”

"The participants who were selected senior department heads and Resident Managers from our various Marco Polo properties and who were from various backgrounds and geographic locations were by the end of the course actively participating and genuinely inspired by Mr. Narasimhan."

"Although it has just been a couple of weeks since the completion of the course, we have received very positive feedback from the participants, they are eager to apply the concepts taught in the course into their daily operations."

Andre Scholl - Vice President Group Operations
Alice Yip - Group Director of Human Resources Development

IBM Malaysia Sdn Bhd

"On behalf of the IBM Asia Pacific Accounting Center Management team, we wish to thank you for your motivational sharing 
on "inspiring your Teams to Greatness" on November 8, 2010.

Your session provided the attendees with great insight into what it takes to inspire their teams to greatness.  Your delivery was effective, engaging and left the audience with a will to improve themselves as Leaders.

The Team had enjoyed the session and we trust they will take the necessary steps to inspire their teams to greatness.  We have also received feedback from the attendees that the session was very refreshing and triggered within them a desire to grow in their leadership."


Shangri-La International Hotel Management Ltd, Hong Kong

"I have personally known Nara for over 10 years and he has always impressed me with his professionalism, enthusiasm and dedication in handling his areas of responsibility.  He is very passionate in imparting his knowledge with the younger colleagues.  He is looked upon by many in the Company as their respectful teacher and mentor."

"I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Nara for his tremendous contribution to the Company over the past 20 years".

Greg Dogan - President & Chief Executive Officer

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