A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle. – Japanese Proverb
Our abilty to create value for our clients is amplified through our pool of Associates,
Coaches and Facilitators.
is the coaches’ ability to get their coachee to discover insights faster. Structuring the
coaching conversation, layering it well and interspersed with IQ, XQ maximizes
ROTI (Return on Time Invested) for the coachee.
Is the intellectual horsepower
that the coach brings to the
conversation through their
powerful questions and actively
listening to the unspoken.
Is their ability to establish a container of
safety within which the coach and the
coachee can have authentic conversations.
It is also an indication of the deep
commitment of the coach to make the
Each one of our associates come with significant C-Level experience and are certified coaches as well. In addition to their experience with various assessments and methodologies, they leverage their associations in multiple forums and partnerships to bring out their best for every client they serve.
“The team is always greater than the individual”, therefore we come together as a community periodically to learn, share, and stretch each other’s thinking. This allows us a safe environment to showcase vulnerabilities, seek feedback and gain new insights on how we could serve our clients and coachees even better.
Together we are committed to your journey to greatness.
As a mature team of professionals, we bring diversity in thought to blend and address client requirements holistically and meaningfully.
Dr. Smitha has over 21 years of experience as an advertising and brand communication professional.
Experience is your gateway to discovery.
Our events, both virtual and class room are
designed to leverage the diversity of its
delegates and create experiences, some of
which can be potentially life changing.
In my career leading and building high-performing teams, I enjoy inspiring & coaching employees to unlock their potential for maximum performance. The team's success is my deepest delight. Global Coaching Lab provides the platform to put this into practice every day and fulfill my passion of making others great.
Dr. Smitha has over 21 years of experience as an advertising and brand communication professional. She has donned various hats in advertising agencies and currently teaches Digital Strategy, Brand Communication and Contemporary Marketing at S P Jain School of Global Management Dr. Smitha serves among the Board of Governors at IIM Kozhikode Laboratory for Innovation, Venturing and Entrepreneurship. She is also involved as the honorary marketing advisor with NABARD and advises over 50 All-Womens' social enterprises and e-commerce portals patronizing the Indian Handloom sector.
Smitha has been a recipient of numerous awards such as the Best Product Pitch Award, Best Quizzer Award, Best paper award on social media and digital marketing and Best case writer award. She has also been the recipient of the Best Faculty award three times in a row. She was conferred the Bhoomika Iconic Woman Award by Times of India Group in 2017 and the Outstanding young management faculty award recently instituted by AIMS at IIM-Kozhikode. She is also an invited speaker at prestigious forums such as Jio Talks.
Smitha has also been an enthusiastic contributor to popular media publications and has over 46 publications to her credit as a columnist for Times of India, Economic Times, The Hindustan Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post and BBC. Her Research interest is in the area of solving contemporary marketing challenges. Smitha believes herself to be a recipient of immense Grace that reinforces her commitment to be a learner for life!
Lauren Houghton is an accomplished leadership strategist, and master executive coach. Her clients are typically C suite and senior executives in Fortune 500 companies in Asia Pacific and globally, across diverse sectors. Lauren has solid commercial experience, proven executive leadership and corporate governance exposure. She has over 27 years of corporate management experience and has spent 14 years living and working in Singapore and across Asia.
Through her coaching style Lauren is known to create personal and business value for her clients. She also brings strategic creativity and agility in supporting the execution of results. She is energized by the future, the focus on “what if”, and in co-creating the path to getting there with her clients.
Through executive coaching Lauren has had the ability to support and facilitate success for many Leaders and over the years has been helping them manage various challenges like-
In her corporate role, as Asia Pacific Director, for Microsoft and Credit Suisse, and as strategic advisor to APAC President and CIO APAC respectively, she was responsible for driving business performance through enhancing organizational capability and effectiveness. She successfully partnered with executives and managers to drive the people development agenda including services in training, leadership, career development and talent management in 13 countries across Asia. She is a Consulting Partner and Director for several private limited corporations in Singapore and holds the position of Founding Partner and Board Member for Society for Organizational Learning.
How are you bridging your gap between your leadership potential and your life purpose?
The VUCA* world today demands a different set of skills for leaders to navigate and thrive. It is our belief that a holistic, interconnected and a multi-perspective approach is necessary now, for leaders to discover and develop a broader set of skills, competencies and behaviours needed to navigate a fast-changing environment. When this new approach is aided by expert facilitation, the potential for blended learning, and opportunities for peer coaching; the possibilities for positive change in leaders are multiplied.
*VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous)
Leaders are now discovering that their knowledge and skills that enabled them to become leaders, are no longer sufficient to address the complex challenges facing them today and in the future. Leaders need more knowledge, better skills, and more effective behaviours that can transform their leadership for the 21st century.
You will enter this workshop with your Leadership Challenge clearly defined – this will help you keep your challenge at the centre, while you leverage the various perspectives, to discover possibilities through
To connect the dots, you will engage in a meaningful powerful activity that will help you translate your insights into commitment for action.
Through the medium of dance and music, you will learn to discover and unleash the Archetypes within you – these are the hidden powers and emotions that exist within all of us, that we call upon at will, to achieve more.
Amplifying your Voice, Empowering your Identity and Discovering your Purpose
In today’s VUCA world, the successful and smart enterprises are those that leverage the power of diversity to drive innovation. The least common denominator for diversity and paradoxically its greatest common multiplier is gender diversity. There is so much untapped potential that women professionals possess - organizations that can invest into increasing and empowering their diverse talent, are the ones that are poised to secure their future.
It is our belief that women hold tremendous potential. We believe that with the right knowledge, skills, and resources any woman can become her best. Our VIP Women engagement is an investment for every woman to attain her true potential.
Your leadership is about securing your future by Prioritising, Synthesising, and Sequencing the present.
Recent events have taught us that,
Our view of the future of Leadership is STEP:
STEP is a Leadership Development approach that is holistic, interconnected, and comprehensive, so that leaders can unleash their Unlimited Potential. ‘Future Proof’ your leaders and thereby your organization.
If you are a leader with an urge to accelerate growth within your organization, then this program is for you. Leaders who have been transformed through their experiences with us, tell us about their joys of discovery, about newer possibilities of thinking, emoting, and acting that is helping them achieve more for themselves, their teams, and their organization.
Gowri is a firm believer in the ability of each individual to learn and evolve in overcoming one’s limiting beliefs and biases, while building on their strengths for becoming better as a person and leader.
She has embodied this belief in her own career, from being a Technologist implementing extremely complex systems like Command & Control System for defence services & Scheduling Systems for London Underground Ltd, to Business Leader managing service lines of several Million $ to Systemic Change Maker facilitating global enterprise level change programs, and now an Executive Coach!
Gowri’s coaching credentials include the below, in addition to being trained on several others:
Her typical client profiles include MD, CXOs, Board Members and other senior leaders in large MNCs and global not-for-profit organizations.
Her clients find great value by gaining new perspectives, clarity, pushing boundaries, and enrichment through her long corporate experience.
Herability to ask deep provocative questions, coupled with a supportive approach as clients work through their self-awareness journey has been found to be very effective in going deep below the surface quickly.
Gowri’s academic qualifications include an MBA from ISB, Hyderabad, advanced Business Management programs from Kellog’s School of Management and Wharton Business School, USA. She is also an MTech in Computer Science and Masters in Physics.
Her career spans companies like CMC, HP, Infosys, NXP Semiconductors, Nokia Networks, Altisource Business Solutions and MetricStream. Some of her leadership roles include VP & Chief Quality Officer at MetricStream, Senior Director at Nokia Networks, Associate VP at Infosys Technologies, Director at Philips (NXP) Semiconductors & Borland Software. She has worked in India, USA, UK and Singapore.
She also uses her leadership capabilities for advancing the coaching profession, as Director, Outreach & Partnerships at ICF Bangalore Chapter, and will be joining the Standards & Credentials Board at ICF from Jan 2021. She leads a women focused organization TARA, with a group of passionate women coaches helping women across sectors using coaching.
A keen volunteer, who believes in giving back to the society, Gowri volunteers as a Mentor and Coach at AnitaB.Org, EverWise Mentors, UnitedWorldCoaches, and Coaching for Community, among others.
She has used assessment tools like internal 360-degree assessments, EQi2.0, MBTI, DISC, Global Leadership Assessment (from Marshall Goldsmith).
Krishan brings with him experience of more than 50 years in areas of Engineering Planning, Quality Control, Supply Chain, Program Management, Marketing & Sales, Strategic Planning and Human Resources.
After graduating from IIT Bombay in Mechanical Engineering, he started his career with Philips India in Pune. After his stint with Philips, he moved to Eicher group where he held senior positions like All India Institutional Sales, Head Strategic Planning, and Head of Auto-financing Division. Thereafter, he joined Grow Talent Company Ltd (GTCL), an HR consulting company as Chief People Officer, where he earned Certification for Executive Coaching and Caliper interpretation.
Lately, Krishan did advanced course in Renewable Energy from TERI, and Sustainability related on-line courses offered by reputed International Universities. He also has Sustainability Assessor Certification from CII, Coaching Certification from Marshall Goldsmith & Global Coaching Group & Right Management, MCPA Practitioner Certification from Bios, and Personality & Ability Assessment Certificate from SHL.
During last 12 years, Krishan has been working as an independent consultant for client companies of Deloitte, SHL, EY, Heidrick & Struggles, Right Management and Talent Q (now part of Hay) in following areas:
His clients benefit from his hands-on experience, structured approach and his ability to empathize with them. (Please see below testimonials from leaders coached by Krishan)
Krishan is an avid reader, a SUDOKU enthusiast and likes to travel. He has travelled to places like Mount Kailash, Mansarovar Lake and Antarctica Continent.
Her clients praise her for her competence in gaining understanding of their learning needs and offering solutions that are customized to suit their specific requirements. Her clients find her sessions to be simple yet impactful, honest yet polite, critical yet encouraging and insightful yet practical with result orientation.
During her coaching sessions, Srilekha excels at creating and holding a space for her coachees where they feel comfortable to meet themselves and unearth their answers from within. She uses internationally proven tools and techniques comprising of and not limited to Appreciative Enquiry, Emotional Intelligence and whole brain thinking. She is extremely present to her coachees and allows herself to be guided by intuition backed by her own spiritual evolution. She is known amongst her clients for helping them de-clutter, think straight and craft simple yet powerful action plans with execution. Srilekha has done more than 1150 hours of coaching for middle and senior leaders and supported their transformation.
Through her Facilitation expertise Srilekha offers customized interventions in the areas of Leadership, Mentoring, Coaching, Performance management, Interviewing Skills, Strategic relationship management, Team Building including outbound programs, Building High Performance teams, Lead Self, Sales Transformation, Negotiation Skills, Executive presence, Presentation Skills, Communication Skills, Customer orientation, Situational Leadership, Design Thinking, Strategic Thinking, Time Management, Cross Culture Confluence, Campus to Corporate programs, PMI accredited programs Interpersonal Effectiveness to name a few.
Srilekha has facilitated over 700 programs and has touched over 25000 people’s learning curve. She has worked in various sectors like IT, ITES, Manufacturing, Logistics, Service, BFSI, KPO, BPO etc. Some of the clients she has worked with are- Saint Gobain, Wipro, Accenture, Microsoft, Dell, Siemens, Mearsk , PwC, Asirvad Microfinance, Ramco Systems, Synchrony Financials, Indian Oil Corporation, C H Robinson, HCL, Bajaj Insurance, Lakshmi Vilas Bank, Anil Foods , Daimler Commercial Vehicles.
Srilekha is a Post Graduate in Industrial HR, Sales & Marketing and Journalism with over 24 years of diverse experience. Before plunging into the learning and OD industry she has worked as Research Analyst in the FMCG industry. She is a qualified Journalist and has worked as a business journalist and has experience in the selling space.
She has had an interesting experience with teaching kinder garden children. Since 2004 she has started working as an independent consultant/facilitator/coach.
His book Patanjali’s Yogasutras: A simplified approach, will be published by Jaico in July 2022. He has written several articles and whitepapers that have been published in leading magazines, newspapers and other publications.
Vasudev has advanced degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, Florida State University and Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.
Krishnan is an experienced Consultant, Coach, Mentor & Facilitator with more than 20 years of experience in enabling Leadership at all levels across India and other parts of the world.
His clients like to engage him for his Integrity, Simplicity, Transparent Communication & Commitment to ensure no stone is left unturned to achieve the expected results. They respect him for his in-depth knowledge and the way he brings new insights that facilitates shifting of existing mindsets. He breaks down complex things into simple processes that makes it easier to master new techniques. Many of his clients have ended up having long term engagements with him after initially hiring him for a short- term assignment. Some of the clients that he has worked with are Microsoft, Radisson Group, Kanika Garment Export, Marriott Hotels to name a few.
Krishnan has more than 25 years of business experience to draw from and more than 500 organizations of varying sizes have benefited from his expertise to increase their Sales, Market Share, Profitability, Employee Engagement, Customer Loyalty, Trust, Personal Productivity and Team/Organizational Execution Capabilities.
He has been successful in turning around businesses from loss making into highly profitable enterprises. CEOs and Leaders at various levels hire him as a Mentor & Coach not only for his ability to enable personal transformation but also to ensure sustainable impact for the organization. Some of the leaders he has coached have been recognized and awarded for achievements at National & International levels.
He has been certified by various International Organizations and Institutes on most of the topics that he delivers. He is certified on all Franklin Covey programs, Project Management and ‘Take back your life’ by Microsoft, and Brain based coaching by Results coaching. He has also developed many tools and processes on his own based on the experience gained during his journey as a Consultant & Coach.
He started his career in Information Technology in 1989 and during his international exposure, he has developed and implemented systems in Canada & USA. He has also served as a Consultant to the Embassy of the United States of America, Canadian High Commission, and various other national and multinational clients.
He enjoys inspiring individuals and teams to go after their dreams and achieve extraordinary results they never believed they could.
He lives in Gurugram, India and his own personal Mission is to enable the highest potential in every individual he serves. His Vision is to make the world a better and peaceful place for future generations.
Her current clients are from diverse industries like IT, Software , Hospitality , Publishing , Construction , Fashion, Retail, Creative agency, Financial services , eCommerce , Home automation and VR , Automobile, Digital Printing etc and are reporting double digit growth and improving long term asset value of the company. She is recipient of London Coach Award– for Best Client results 2017 & 2019 and very recently won the UK Coach of the year for Best Client results. Her success story has been published in leading publications like Daily mail and BFA.
She is part of World’s No. 1 Executive Coach Marshall Goldsmith’s 100 Coaches program which is a selected group of international coaches being mentored by Marshall himself.
Mitali coaches’ individuals and teams in various organizations primarily focussing on organizational development processes. Her expertise lies in change management, team development, leadership development, consultative selling to name a few. Mitali’s skill is focussed on sales coaching where she works to develop a learning process for her clients by using key coaching frameworks.
Overall, Mitali has 20 years of rich and versatile experience in Strategy, Sales &Marketing
Operations, Process excellence, IT consulting and Program Management across diverse industries. Majority of the work experience is with global companies like PwC, Microsoft, GE & GoDaddy where she has been a high potential talent and has held senior leadership roles across India, UK and EMEA. She has been instrumental in building scalable processes to support business growth and leading and coaching teams to deliver results and customer impact. She has led strategy and planning for $1Billion business and has led P&L responsibilities of multi-million businesses including scaling teams from 12 to 550+ team members. She has been actively involved in diversity improvement initiatives, mentoring and coaching leaders to develop and grow to their full potential in their organizations.
Result-orientation, strong cross-group collaboration, customer centricity, ability to work in unstructured environment and staying focused on big picture are some of the tenets defining Mitali. She is an Engineer and MBA by education and a certified business coach & a certified six sigma professional (Master Black Belt).
On personal side, she is married to her best friend and is a doting mother to their lovely son, who is a professional squash junior player and an aspiring scientist. As a family, they love to travel and experience local cultures and cuisines. She is highly passionate about children education and wellbeing. She founded Meher foundation to support the cause and started with humble beginnings of sponsoring a child’s education with every client she onboards. She is spiritual at heart and firmly believe in karma equation and world abundance.
Professional Experience: Swee Heng brings change & impact in 4 areas:
1) Coaching leaders to be inspiring and impactful leaders in the 4 areas of strategic mindsets, organisational and team outcomes, interpersonal
relationships and personal effectiveness.
2) Developing leaders with the capability to increase employee engagement, drive transformation and accelerate learning
3) Coaching leaders to be agile and successfully transit to bigger jobs and greater responsibilities
4) Nurturing leaders to build sustainable culture of shared leadership, learning agility and strong bonds
Swee Heng trains and coaches in Singapore, China, Taiwan, Korea, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia for international clients as well as organisations in the public sector. He coaches C-Suite leaders as well as managers at various levels in the organisation. He employs digital technology and blended learning in his coaching and facilitation work.
Swee Heng was, from Year 2000 to 2010, the Asia Pacific Human Resource Director, and a member of the Regional Management Board for Reed Business AP / RELX plc. He led the Deloitte Singapore’s Human Resource function from 1997-2000. Swee Heng had also held key strategic and operational positions in the Ministry of Defence (Air Force) as part of his illustrious public sector career from 1979 to 1997.
He has been a practice leader in coaching, training and facilitation since 2010. He was also previously a business school faculty
member at the SP Jain School of Global Management from 2014 to 2016, teaching the MBA and Bachelor programs. He speaks regularly at conferences and has also been featured on public radio on the Money FM 89.3 program.
Certification & Accreditation
Swee Heng is a Certified Coach in global systems such as:
Louis is a passionate and a thought-provoking PCC (ICF) Certified coach, confidante/ adviser who has more than 30 years of global corporate experiences. Before becoming a CEO coach, he was an Expert Singapore Certified Management Consultant, ESCMC with the expertise in Business Excellence, Organisational Culture, Change Management, Business Strategy Innovations, Human Capital Development, Productivity Improvement and Enhancing Quality and Standard. He has held various senior leadership positions in Quality Management, Project Management, Organisational Development, and Innovation Projects.
He works with CEO, and leaders, care-fronting them in transforming and enhancing their personal and organisational effectiveness. His moto is to use his knowledge and wisdom for the services of others. He derives great satisfaction in contributing to their successes through transformational leadership and sharing different perspectives.
Raju is a Coach & Leadership Trainer with a wealth of C-suite Corporate track record of success as CFO, G.M. of Business Unit, Head of Strategy & as Asia-Pac Head of Sales & Distribution, among others. His work experience spans multiple industries – Media & Entertainment, Telecoms, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Engineering and Apparel.
Raju has a successful track record as a coach in helping leaders from Oracle, ExxonMobil, AngloAmerican, Commerzbank, ANZ, Credit Suisse, PayPal, MasterCard, GE, Rockwell Automation, LyondellBasell, LafargeHolcim, Roche, J&J, Turner Broadcasting, Collins Aerospace (to name a few) grow in their career journey and develop the following
Raju delivers impactful training on a variety of topic and contributes as a CXO during training of Partners of Big 4 firm in Client Relationship Mastery. He speaks on ‘Personal Excellence amidst change & disruption’, ‘Negotiating win-win deals’, ‘Handling difficult conversations skillfully’ etc.
Sample advocacy from Coaching Clients:
Vijayakumar Rajagopal (Vijay), is an experienced facilitator and coach and delights in the joy of making others great. His vast experience across the globe in a variety of leadership roles has helped him tailor his engagements across cultures. He is currently leading a number of engagements in the areas of Global Leadership Development, Women Leadership, Group and Executive Coaching.
Vijay is certified through Post graduate Program in Executive Coaching , certified by Coaching Foundation India ( CFI). Vijay focuses on executive and sales coaching and through his coaching he helps leaders in the area of leadership and management development, strategic advisory and change managements. He balances his coaching between individual coaching and group sessions. Individual Coaching focuses on setting powerful goals in their personal, team and organizational context and helping the individual thoughtfully accelerate towards aspirational goals across each of these areas.
Group Coaching is driven by addressing a business situation within a Group and helping them establish trust, clarity and critical thinking through powerful questions, and orchestrating their progress towards their stated goals.
Vijay’s clients acknowledge him for helping them align their goals to develop multiple perspectives and opening possibilities. Some of the clients Vijay has worked with are- Microsoft, EY, Shell Aviation, Shell Malaysia, Takreer UAE, Kuwait National Petroleum company and Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited.
Until October 2016, Vijay was serving in Global leadership roles Shell. His 10-year career with Shell included many roles, including Strategy advisory, Aviation, Project Management, Engineering Management, Technical consultancy, Process optimization and Operations. His span of operations included all continents , except Antarctica which has contributed to his rich understanding and appreciation of culture and diversity. Vijay is a first-class graduate in Chemical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India.
His clients respect him for his utmost honesty and integrity, his intent and focus on making others great, his ability to ask hard questions in a soft way, and on helping them think clearly, to execute with rigor and compassion.
Neera focuses her coaching around catalysing positive outcomes for her coachees, through adoption of effective sales processes and implementation of tested sales frameworks. She further helps accelerate progress through powerful questioning that facilitates deep thinking, reflection and clarity and demonstrates high levels of empathy that inspire strong connections with sales teams to help drive transformation in every individual she is coaching.
Neera has had the opportunity to accumulate varied experiences across sales functions which she leverages in her coaching engagements. She has gained from managing sales distribution for large multinational and national companies, led sales excellence for a leading worldwide technology company, driven marketing and sales of vocational education institutions, led adoption and penetration of human transformation programs for a large NGO and engaged in business development activities for a sales training organization. The holistic experience sharpens her ability to understand sales dynamics, the barriers sales leaders and personnel face on the frontline and the importance of the sales processes. Some of the companies she has worked with are- Microsoft, Genpact, EY, IBM Global Process, American Express, HCL, Art of Living.
Her engagements are distributed between Individual Coaching and Group/Team Coaching. Coachees have acknowledged Neera for enabling the ability to strategize effectively and uncover approaches that help navigate complex client scenarios.
Until September 2012, Neera was a Director for Microsoft and led Sales Operations for their Inside Sales Business. Her 13-year journey with Corporates spanned roles across Sales, Sales Operations Management, Capability development and Performance Management. Her span of operations included global customers as well as India markets.
Her 12+ years of entrepreneurial experience includes Sales, Distribution and Marketing. Neera is an alumnus of Delhi University, holds a Doctorate in English Literature from BHU and has been an attendee of the Business Leadership program, run by Duke University and IIM Ahmedabad.
Ram is a Transformational Coach, Business Advisor and Independent Director and his current mission is to challenge individuals and organizations to achieve their potential and uncover their ikigai.
Ram is engaged in Executive/Corporate, Business and Personal coaching that produces measurable results, makes individuals more effective, productive and successful and helps them lead meaningful, fulfilled and happy lives. He strongly believes in coaching that is transformational rather than transactional. In his view, coaching can indeed be the journey to one’s greatness, and the path to become a better version of one’s current self. His areas of expertise include Brain Based Coaching, Executive Coaching, Leadership/ CEO/ Senior management performance, influencing stakeholders, Coaching business owners / entrepreneurs and start-ups on scaling profitably, coaching in cross cultural situations, and in career transitions and for personal effectiveness.
Ram holds a Brain Based Coaching Certification from the Neuro Leadership Institute, USA. He has a bachelor’s degree in Commerce (BCom) and is a Chartered Accountant (CA). Ram is also a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries (CS) and the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants (CMA) and has attended an Advanced General Management program from Kellogg Business School, North western University, USA.
Ram has been acknowledged by his clients for:
Ram has held various Corporate positions of increasing responsibility including leadership roles in Finance and General management for diverse businesses, for nearly 25 years. He stepped down as the Country General Manager / CFO and Director on the Board of Verizon India in March 2013. As a member of the team which established Verizon’s technology center in Chennai in June 2001, he played a key role in growing its operations – which at the time of his leaving, spanned three cities and over 6000 resources.
Rajasekharan is a passionate and thought-provoking coach who has more than 30+ years of corporate experience. His expertise has always been in the area of Business Planning, Business Strategy, Business Development, Team Management and Change Management.
Rajasekharan is a CFI Accredited coach and works with Leaders, CEO’s and senior management, helping them in transforming and enhancing their organizational effectiveness. He derives great happiness in contributing to his clients success through transformational leadership and sharing
varied perspectives. He is also a Mentor helping entrepreneurs @ IIT Incubation Centre, Chennai and at other Institutions like TiE Chennai where he is a charter member.
People who have been coached by Raj have acknowledged his
Clarity and alignment to their potential and aspirations
Building a career progression plan that leverages their inherent strengths 3. Confronting reality, and building power, and leveraging political acumen.
4. Bridging the gap between merit and success through Executive Presence, strategic thinking and Networking.
Rajasekharan worked at ITC Ltd. for 32 years, retiring as the CEO of the Matches & Agarbatti Division in 2018. He has been the Chief Executive of ITC’s Agarbatti (Incence Sticks) business since its inception in 2003. Additionally, he was also the Chief Executive of the Matches Business since 2010. He modelled and ran both businesses on the principles of lean management and aggressive market expansion. He was also the Managing Director of WIMCO Ltd. He joined ITC's Packaging and Printing Division in 1986, where he handled various responsibilities in operations, domestic sales, planning and technology development, serving on the Management Committee of that Division.
Prior to ITC, he worked with M. M. Rubber's BOPP division from 1980 to 1986 after graduating with a Chemical Engineering degree in 1980. Amongst other involvement in social and business forums, he was the Chairman of CSR committee of Madras Chambers of Commerce for two years from 2016. He has been instrumental in promoting sustainable development projects in collaboration with several State Governments with focus on sustainability for SSIs and livelihood creation.
Sanjay Mehta is a trainer, facilitator, and coach with almost 20 years of prior career experience mostly in the IT Industry, leading businesses and teams locally, regionally in Asia and in USA. His years in the IT field saw him work for Microsoft where he remained from 2000 to 2009 and was involved in various senior technical, business and leadership roles. Areas of experience include Business Management and Operations, Readiness Management including Training Development and Delivery, Program and Project Management, Change Management, Customer and Call Centre Support, Account Management, Consulting, Technical Sales and Systems Management.
His wide profile of training and coaching experience over the last 8 years focusses around Leadership, Innovation and Design Thinking, Strategy, Leading Organizational Change, Project Management, Process Reengineering and Technology. He is fascinated with the world of Neuroscience and Positive Psychology and its applications to optimizing brain performance and enhancing learning to increase human performance and be more responsive and resilient to change.
Sanjay is a certified coach with a Certificate of Coaching Skills from Results Coaching Systems now known as the Neuroleadership Institute (NLI), a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and is actively coaching executives and people undergoing transitions in their careers. He was a Program Assistant for their Intensive Coach Training in 2011. He is currently an Associate Executive Coach with them. He completed a Certificate Program in Neuroleadership in 2014 with a distinction focusing on the Neuroscience of Change.
His coaching experience extends to his time at his previous roles, where he has coached and mentored many new hires. Some of the people he has coached or is coaching include VP level Executives in an MNC to work on their team leadership and strategy, Directors and Managers in statutory boards as an Executive Coach and as part of a Coaching Skills for Managers and a 360 feedback coaching programs.
Sanjay has worked with various customers and partners to deliver quality programs and solutions to organizations from sectors including the Public Sector, Telco, Banking, Insurance, Engineering, Healthcare, Logistics, IT, Education and others. Examples of customers include Microsoft, HP, SAP, StarHub, Singtel, DHL, IDA, Ceva Logistics, Visa, UOB, Citibank, AIA, Prudential, SMU, NCS, Singhealth, Evonik, AIC, NUHS, Changi General, SGH, MCYS, SPF, MOH, Wincor Nixdorf, T-Systems, Advantest, ASML, Daimler, Sennheiser, Sony, URA among others.
Sanjay is a Certified Associate of Emergenetics and conducts coaching and workshops using Emergenetics, focusing on Leadership, Change and Innovation among others. He is also an Accredited Administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and The Workplace Big 5 Profile and similarly conducts assessments, coaching and workshops using these tools.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree with a Double Major in Computer Science and Economics and a Minor in Mathematics from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. His primary focus was on Information Systems Management and International Economics. He completed his secondary school education in Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College and was involved in various leadership roles in the Students Council, Social Services Group and Red Cross Society.
Swee Lin is an organisational consultant, leadership assessor and executive coach with over 27 years of experience. Swee Lin started her career in the information technology space, working for companies like Accenture, Atos-Origin, Avanade (joint venture of Accenture and Microsoft), and Microsoft.
In the short span of 12 years as a business process consultant and later as a consulting practice director, she won many awards for her contribution to high customer satisfaction, publicly referenced projects and profitable businesses, including CEO Award, Asia Pacific Excellence Award, Employee of the Year Award, Outstanding Performer of the Year Award and numerous software partner implementation awards. She was interviewed and featured in the book “How To Manage In A Flat World: Get connected to your team – wherever they are” by Susan Bloch and Philip Whiteley.
Swee Lin left the information technology space at the peak of her career to pursue her passion of developing and supporting other leaders. After working with companies like Sheppard Moscow, Right Management, and retraining herself in coaching and Gestalt philosophies from 2005, Swee Lin now specializes in leadership assessments for selection and development as well as designing and conducting interventions to improve individual, team and organizational effectiveness.
Her clients have included companies like Exxon-Mobil, Skanem, Philips, Asian Development Bank, Tesco, Royal Bank of Scotland, Syngenta, BHP Billiton, Citibank, Johnson & Johnson, and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
She was conferred the “101 Most Fabulous Coaching Leader Award” 2020 at the World Human Resource Development Conference 28th Edition and was featured in the “Most Talented HR Leaders” listing (2020 Edition) by Dr R. L. Bhatia. Swee Lin advocates that learning comes from being intentionally present to our environment and experiences - that because we live in the “school of life”, the issues and obstacles that we face are really opportunities for us to reflect, challenge and change our internal mind-sets so that we can grow into our bigger selves.
Outside the corporate space, she spends much of her time and energy in various life-long learning and community groups across the globe.
Making Change happen is the foundation on which Sam provides top executives with effective business solutions that deliver measurable results for their organization challenges. He has over 30 years of experience as an international business leader, executive coach, consultant, and facilitator.
Sam began his career as a Chartered Certified Accountant. He obtained his Master of Business Administration from the University of Bath, United Kingdom and had transited from his accounting career to general management. Sam had resided in China, Singapore, and Malaysia and had previously built and led successful diversified teams across Asia.
He embarked on his coaching career after taking up the role of Managing Consultant of a regional human resource practice specializing in leadership assessment and organization development. In his work, Sam applies insights using assessment technology, positive psychology, action learning, coaching, and blended learning to help leaders expand their personal performance and organizational capabilities.
Sam focused his coaching on helping businesses to transform through building a strong and cohesive leadership team. This includes helping the organization to align its leadership team using a structured assessment and facilitation process so that they can leverage their strengths to support one another. Some of the clients he has worked with are- Citi Bank, Alcon, Obama Foundation, Ministry of Health Holdings (MOHH), Westcon -Comstor, Oil Tanking Asia Pacific, ABB et al.
He is particularly skilled at using psychometric assessment and 360 feedback tools to provide constructive and honest feedback to leaders to help them achieve greater clarity on their leadership styles and performances. The feedback conducted in a professional manner helped a leader to develop, transform and improve their leadership practices.
Sam has a special interest in developing leadership capability through executive coaching. He is a Professional Certified Coach credentialed by International Coach Federation in United States. He has coached C-Suites leaders and senior executive teams from both private and not for profit organization. His clients are spread across the Asia Pacific. Sam started practicing coaching when he was still a corporate leader to have a better working relationship and leading his own team. He has seen a major transformation of his team member using coaching methodology and since, has become a strong advocate of coaching.
With his passion for coaching, Sam has co-edited a book in 2010, “Coaching in Asia: The First Decade” to create coaching awareness and to share coaching experience in Asia. He was recognized as one of the 100 Best Global Coaching Leaders by World HRD Congress in 2017. Sam has also contributed articles on leadership and coaching to The Straits Times, Human Resources Magazine and Caregiverasia.com