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  • John Serrao

    Leadership, Executive (ICF MCC) & Mentor Coach and Facilitator

    John Serrao, MCC, is an ICF Master Certified Coach. John comes with a finance Background and before entering the world of Coaching, he has worked with many MNCs and large Corporates. He started his own training & facilitation company working with participants across the globe. John is a certified Master Coach from ICF, and a certified Mentor Coach. Additionally, he is also certified for Deep Coaching helping him make a deep impact in his coaching. His style is one laced with plenty of humour and fun bringing a high degree of lightness in his workshops and coaching sessions. John comes with a rich experience of over 17 years of training, facilitation and coaching. He is currently mentoring coaches in addition to doing pro-bono coach training and coaching to help young professionals in their personal and professional lives.

    In his personal life, John is a very avid reader, golfer and saxophonist. He has been playing golf and the sax for about 25 years now and is an active member of his church choir and band. John has regularly done pro bono training work at his church as well as at an NGO that he used to volunteer.

  • Anita Gupta

    Executive Leadership Coach (ICF MCC) & Trainer and Mentor coach

    Anita is an ICF Master Certified Coach & an EMCC Senior Practitioner. Today, she wears two hats – one of a Trainer & a Mentor Coach, and the other of an Executive Leadership Coach. She believes that these hats allow her to blend the coaching industry experience with the learning from the ever-evolving world of training.
    Being passionate about contributing to the global coaching community, Anita also works on initiatives at ICF as well as EMCC.

    Anita brings in 30+ years of corporate experience, wherein she played leadership roles across start-ups, medium & large sized global organizations. She has led Strategic Business Units, Global HR, Operations & Engineering, with her teams spread across India, US, Europe and APAC.

    In her role as a Leadership coach (internal as well as external), she has coached across leadership levels in Technology/Telecom, Digital marketing, Manufacturing, Automobiles, Big 4 Consulting, Financial & Insurance and Development & capacity building sectors. Apart from individual coaching, Anita has been involved with designing and delivering Group coaching interventions including Diversity & Inclusion and “Leader as a Coach” to create an integrated culture of coaching.

    Anita’s approach to coach training is that of partnering to create an experiential learning space for individual & collective growth. She supports each coach in their unique learning style, bringing in engaging conversations with the necessary element of fun & enthusiasm. As she says, “in the class we unlearn, share, laugh, work, bond for life, respect,…. and learning happens!”

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  • Ave Peetri

    Executive Coach, ICF PCC

    Ave Peetri is an ICF PROFESSIONAL CERTIFIED COACH (PCC) and certified SYSTEMIC TEAM COACH who helps bring along important and lasting change for business.

    Ave became an Executive and Team Coach after 18 years in the corporate world where she led a number of multicultural teams for brands like Coca-Cola. She founded and ran a couple of successful businesses. That led to her fascination with how to make teams work towards a common goal and help businesses grow. She realized that the most important driver in any business are the people who run it. Then Ave wanted to bring about change by helping to work with the human dynamics of businesses and her studies led her to coaching.

    Since 2013, Ave has worked with clients in Europe, North America and the Middle East as a professional coach. She has partnered with businesses and leaders to (re)discover their purpose and help them understand their team’s internal dynamics and relations with external stakeholders. Awareness and willingness to work with these dynamics has led to high performance teams and individuals who are happy to come to work and contribute their best. The company where she coached senior leaders individually and in teams, received an Honorary Mention on the 2020 ICF Middle East Prism Award. The first company and coach in Oman to receive this honour.

    Ave has seen the transformative effects of coaching and therefore contributes to increasing awareness around the coaching profession. She has been the president and vice-president of the ICF Oman Chapter and co-founder and active member of the ICF Middle East Prism Award Committee, the first regional ICF Prism Award.

  • Prof. Philippe Rosinski

    Global Leadership Developer, Executive Coach (ICF MCC)

    Coaching Supervisor, Bestselling Author

    Prof. Philippe Rosinski, MCC, is considered the pioneer of intercultural and global coaching. He is the author of two seminal books, Coaching Across Cultures and Global Coaching. For almost 30 years and across continents, Philippe has helped people and organizations thrive and make a positive difference in the world.

    Philippe is a world authority in executive coaching, team coaching, and global leadership development. He is the first European to have been designated Master Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation. He has also developed an integrative coaching supervision approach.

    Philippe is the principal of Rosinski & Company, a consultancy based in Belgium with partners around the globe, and a professor at the Kenichi Ohmae Graduate School of Business in Tokyo, Japan. He intervenes in several other academic institutions including HEC Paris and the University of Cambridge.

    He is the co-author of over 10 books including Evidence Based Coaching Handbook and Mastering Executive Coaching, and the author of the Cultural Orientations Framework (COF) assessment.

    A Master of Science from Stanford University, Philippe has received numerous awards including the Thinkers50 Marshall Goldsmith Leading Global Coaches Award (London, 2019).

  • Alex Khrapov

    Master Certified Coach (MCC), ICF

    Gregory, is a family and organizational systemic constellations facilitator. Gregory designs and delivers programs for participants to develop their systemic leadership and to take the systemic intelligence back to their everyday life and work.

    Gregory believes that people and organizations thrive sustainably by developing harmonious relationships within their ecosystem.

    Before launching his own practice, Gregory was holding managing roles in MNCs and SMEs as well as HR & leadership development consulting companies. Originally from France, Gregory has a deep understanding of Asian working environments from my 23-year working experience in China and Southeast Asia.

    Gregory started his systemic learning journey in 2004. He completed his systemic constellations studies at Hellinger France, Hellinger Taiwan and TAOS Institute, among others. He also works with COF Assessment (Cultural Orientations Framework), TCI Team Diagnostic, Hogan Assessment, MBTI, Action Learning Coaching and Co-active Coaching. He holds the ACC credential issued by the ICF.

  • Linda McLoughlin


    Mentor Coach

    Linda McLoughlin, MBS BA HDE MCC is an award-winning coach and founder of LeadershipWorks specializing in coach training; executive education and gender intelligence. Linda is a serving member of the ICF Global Board of Directors 2019-2021. She was awarded ‘Coach of the Year’ and ‘Mentor Coach of the Year’ and is an accredited Master Certified Coach and a licensed facilitator of a range of psychometrics. She is based between Dublin and Dubai.

    Linda was a previous Board member of ICF Ireland Chapter and is very active in the UAE Chapter. Linda is an expert in executive and leadership development and has worked across Europe; the Middle East; Africa; USA and South America. She is co-author of two books on leadership and reforms in public services.

  • Rekha R Upadhyay

    ACC | NLP Practitioner

    Ex- Director Research and Publication of the ICF-Bengaluru Chapter

    Rekha, is an Executive Coach and HR Professional with 15 years of professional experience across industries in human resource function. As a Coach, she is passionate to support people across life ages seeking life transformation. She facilitates the journey of moving inwards, unfolding the discovery of self & being and empowering them to identify their true potential and take actions towards their future. She is Practical, Supportive, Direct and Authentic in her coaching style and weaves in her expertise of Conscious Business Coaching, NLP, Theory U, Systemic Coaching and Carl Roger’s- Being & Becoming of a person.

    As a certified coach with more than 200 hours of coaching, she continues to work with individuals and teams in areas of Executive, Leadership, Transitioning through Change and Careers, Performance, Life & Diversity leaders across management levels in organizations which includes both individual contributors and leaders managing small to larger teams across industries like Consulting, FMCG, Manufacturing, Engineering, Education, Technology, BFSI, Not-for-Profits’, Start-Ups etc to name a few.

    She has various affiliations and credentials to her Credit viz. member of Global International Coach Federation, NHRWA & NHRD; Theory U Lab; HOGAN Assessments; Competency Based Interviewing Skills; CPI Career Transition Consultant and an Executive Program in Global Business Management from IIM Calcutta and Bachelors of Business Administration.

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  • Alka Shesha


    Leadership Coach

    Alka has over 20 years of experience working in People Development-as a Coach, Facilitator and a leader. With over 3,000 hours of coaching practice, she is ICF credentialed at PCC level.

    She is one of the Founding Members of Magic Bus, a leading global non-profit organization. Alka spearheaded the program development, operations & training vertical until 2012 when she moved out of the structure as Chief Program Officer. She was honored with the L’Oreal Femina ‘Woman of the Year’ award in the same year for her contribution to the field of education.

    At present she works as a coach and facilitator to the corporate and social sectors and as a strategic advisor to the latter. She believes her strengths to be leadership skills, strategy, emotional wisdom and building meaningful relationships. Her personal mission at present is to revive the contributions of ancient Indian ideologies, especially Yoga Psychology into mainstream global leadership and coaching practice. She is a speaker and presenter at several public forums like ICF, APAC, IAF etc. Her clients include senior executives from large companies and several global social sector organizations.

    Alka is on the Board of ‘We the People’, a NGO that helps initiate exploration, understanding & action towards active and responsible citizenship and also of Devrai Art Village, a non-profit that works with tribal craftsmen. Presently, she is also pursuing her Masters in Leadership Science from the Mumbai University.

    Focus Areas: People development, by definition, tends to be holistic and all-encompassing. Yet some specific areas that she helps clients with are:

    Developing authentic leadership through coaching engagements
    Building cohesive, aligned and effective leadership teams
    Exploring behavior, emotions, values and beliefs
    Striving for alignment between the inner and outer worlds
    Achieving work – life balance

  • Atul Mathur


    Leadership Coach

    Atul, PCC and mentor coach, has over 19 years’ experience in coaching and in developing leaders, teams and organizations. His clients include some of India’s best known companies across different industry segments and management levels. A Chartered Accountant, his long previous experience (16 years) in industry – in consulting, IT and advertising – gives him a practical, results oriented approach that is grounded in a business context. Atul believes in the usefulness of a data driven style and values the use of assessments. With this as a foundation, the coaching engagement however is eclectic and may include influences as varied as Indian philosophy, mainstream management practice, NLP or TA to name just a few.

    Apart from his work in India, he has delivered extensively abroad – in the UK, Europe and the Middle and Far East. He has been on the Subject Matter Expert panel for Learning and Development of SHRM, India. For several years, he was a guest faculty at the University of Lancaster (St.Martin’s College) where he taught the M.A. programme in Development Training.

    He left Mumbai and the corporate world in 1996 as CEO of two of Grey Advertising India’s divisions, to settle down in Panchgani from where he now operates.

  • Malini S Kumar


    Principal Consultant - OutsideIn HR organization

    OutsideIn HR is an innovative organization focused on developing people with a vision to revolutionize HR in Nigeria. Their focus is tailor made interventions to address the fundamental challenge of businesses today by specializing in five domain areas; Leadership Development, Digital Learning Experience, Gamification, Executive Coaching, and HR Services . Their learning intervention delivery is founded on gamification and experiential learning. They have a network of global partners who bring their global experience and expertise into our intervention.

    Malini S Kumar is a Principal Consultant with OutsideIn HR organization. She has 25 years of experience in Telecommunications, Business Process Outsourcing and Executive Coaching. She is an ICF, Professional Certified Coach (PCC) , Results trained coach from NeuroLeadership Institute (UK) and Accelium Certified Gamification Facilitator. She has also done an Executive Program in General Management from Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (US).

    Malini’s purpose as a coach is to help her clients achieve their objectives and become the best versions of themselves. She has successfully leveraged real world corporate experience to effectively help leaders grow & optimize their full potential. Her skill sets include cultural sensitivity and an ability to work with clients from diverse backgrounds.

    Her Clients includes Senior Leadership from Akamai, Vodafone, Etisalat, Schlumberger, Capgemini, Biogen, University of Waterloo, MongoDB and also Entrepreneurs across different geographies like US, Canada, Norway, France, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan and India. Industries include Telecom, Food and beverages, Internet, Direct to Home, Education and Non-Profit Organization.

  • Taruna Aggarwal


    Executive & Life Coach

    Our global partner Taruna believes in Maximizing Potential and Facilitating Empowerment by tapping on the Power of Transformation that lies within each-one of us. Her Mantra for coaching is Trust-based Conversations where you Listen to Connect, Link Intention to Impact and gently Nudge the clients to discover fresh possibilities an options; enabling them to carve out and live Life by their own Design!

  • Saraswathi G. Anand


    Executive & Leadership and Whole Systems Coach

    Saraswathi Anand, is an ICF credentialed MCC coach and a Systemic Team Coaching Practitioner, with over 14+ years of experience and over 2500 hours of coaching corporate leaders.  Her experience with corporates spans over 20+ years of experience in the area of Whole Systems Transformation. She has worked with organizations like Eicher Consultancy Services (now part of PwC) and with British Oxygen Company (now part of the Linde Group).  Her experience spans a variety of industries like Consulting and Advisory Services, IT & ITES, BFSI, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Logistics, FMCG etc, to name a few.  She is also a certified (Genos) Emotional Intelligence Practitioner.

    Integrating her experience as a Whole Systems Transformation practitioner and her philosophy of “collaborating to co-create change”, Saraswathi works at three levels; the individual, team and at the organization level.  She uses her integrated approach in coaching; senior leaders to define their leadership style, teams to move to high performing and high value creating teams, and organizations to embrace and sustain change.

    Saraswathi has also authored a real life coaching story titled ‘The Self-Assured Leader’ published in the book “Power of Professional Coaching” available on kindle.  She has also co-authored an article title ‘Coaching Works: Insights and Leadership Development through Group & Individual Coaching’ which was published in the NHRD Journal July 2016.

    She has been part of the founding members of the ICF Mumbai Chapter and has volunteered for 2 terms as Secretary and Director Programs.  Saraswathi has partnered with NGOs such as Mumbai Mobile Creches on strategic organizational transformation journey as her endeavour to partner for social impact.

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