Niranjani Radhakrishnan, MPH, MCRP
Niranjani Radhakrishnan, known as Jani Rad, is a podcast host, professional speaker, trainer, and entrepreneur (Thrive By Jani). Currently based in Memphis, TN, Jani holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH), Master's in Public Health (MPH), and a Master's in City and Regional Planning (MCRP) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Passionate about social justice and advocacy, Jani co-chaired the 2017 Minority Health Conference during her time at UNC Chapel Hill. Her leadership extends to delivering a TEDx talk in February 2020, being recognized as part of the Memphis Business Journal 40 Under 40 2023 cohort, and serving on the Board of the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County. In July 2020, she launched the podcast "What's On Your Mind?" providing a platform for guests to share their stories. With a diverse range of experiences, Jani has worked with interactive educational theatre groups, a university wellness center, health equity-focused non-profits, a social justice and human rights law firm, a SAMHSA-funded contract agency, and one of the largest healthcare systems in Memphis, TN. In her free time, Jani travels the world with her spouse and two dog kids.
Thrive By Jani
'My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.'
Podcasts By Jani
Listen to stories from around the world on "What's On Your Mind" ft. Memphis locals and mental-health journeys (2020-2023), and stay tuned for three new shows (in development). Follow @podcastsbyjani on Instagram for updates!
Jani empowers others to tell their own stories, one stage at a time. Interested in booking Jani for your next event? Send a message below.
Trainings & Facilitation
From racial justice to mental health advocacy to discovering a personal and professional 'purpose' - enjoy one of Jani's many facilitated workshops or trainings for five to hundreds of people, virtual or in person! Send a message below to learn more.
What is like working with Jani?
Hear from past customers or clients
"Jani is an inspiring leader with an infectiously positive spirit. She is truly interested in other people’s stories and encourages others to move beyond the surface level and connect in a more meaningful way. Her mindset of working towards a purpose driven outcome really sets her apart in her field. She is an advocate for so many and works hard to help others find their path."
"Jani is made for podcasting I think. She’s such a natural and even her voice is perfect for the medium - amazing!"
"Just jumped off my final Zoom with Jani and I am so inspired and buzzing to start my Podcast experience. When I first spoke to Jani I was finding it difficult to know how to open - I had no idea where to begin. Jani gave me some guidance and asked me to think about what I wanted to say and more importantly how I wanted to say it, her encouragement has given me the belief that my voice is good enough and what I am going to put out there carries value - I am not even sure that Jani was aware that's how she made me feel. At all points Jani kept checking what I wanted to get out of the sessions which is very refreshing, she did not have a pre-worked set of questions and her knowledge is vast. I would highly recommend working with Jani and I look forward to sending her my very first Podcast - just hope she loves it!"
"Jani is great! She has spoken at a few of my events now and the happy energy she has is perfect!! She is able to inspire our crowd to calls to action in no time while making it fun!"