Rajat Garg

Former Chairperson (ICF Global Enterprise Board), Co-Founder and Leadership Coach (Coach-To-Transformation)

Rajat is a Master Certified Leadership coach with 20+ years of industry experience and over 2500 hours of coaching experience, helping people and organizations attain maximum effectiveness. His background includes working with CXOs, senior managers, managers and board of directors of small private companies to multi-billion dollar publicly traded organizations. He works with leadership teams of organizations and helps them become more accountable, take ownership and become more successful by focusing on ROI. He also works with teams to increase collaboration and teamwork, as the organization grows larger.

Rajat runs a boutique leadership-coaching firm “Coach-To-Transformation” with offices in India, Malaysia, UK, Caribbean, Singapore, Bahrain, and UAE. He is a certified mentor coach and trains Leaders, HR professionals and future coaches in the art of coaching via a globally approved program by ICF. Rajat also sits on board as an advisor to a couple of startups as well provides mentorship to some startups.

He has worked as Vice President for Accenture India and was leading their IT consulting and Cisco Partnership division while handling multi-million dollar accounts and P&L. He has consulted for large conglomerates and helped them achieve their agendas and outcomes. He has program managed and delivered large IT programs across the Globe and led large IT teams from diverse cultures and countries.

He is the former Chairperson, ICF Global Enterprise Board. He has engaged with ICF in multiple roles in the past, including sitting on the Independent Review Board of the International Coach Federation. He also served on the panel of Judges for the prestigious global ICF PRISM Award. He also sat on the Nomination Committee and runs an ICF Ethics COP for India.

Rajat Is an Alum of INSEAD and IIT Bombay. Rajat is an avid reader of Fiction and has dabbled in theatre in the past. He currently lives in Mumbai, India.

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Sujata Barla

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Sujata is a Master Certified Leadership coach (MCC) with 17+ years of industry experience across various industry verticals like Pharmaceuticals, FMCG, Industrial Equipment and BFSI. She is a certified Gallup Strengths Coach and NLP practitioner.

In her last role as Chief Digital Officer for an Indian Pharmaceutical company, she was responsible for the overall technology stack of the company. Prior to this role, she was the global Applications lead for Lupin where she was responsible for driving enterprise-wide transformation programs. She has worked for Accenture India where she donned multiple roles in Technology Consulting and Pre-Sales. Her work at Accenture took her to various countries across the globe which shaped her attitude towards working with diverse cultures and countries. A well-known name in the Pharmaceutical technology domain, Sujata has received multiple awards for her work in the Technology domain.

Sujata holds a degree of Bachelor of Technology in Civil from IIT Bombay. She is an avid reader and a passionate writer who loves to write on topics of leadership and women diversity. She is also a part-time farmer and loves to spend time on her farm having dialogues with nature. She currently lives in Mumbai, India

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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.

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Ruchi Agrawal

Director - Program Management and Leadership Coach

Ruchi is a Leadership coach and Director - Program Management with Coach-To-Transformation and helps leaders work through the complex and hidden issues and establish initiatives that are SMART. Ruchi has worked with multiple organizations like Procter and Gamble, Citibank associate and NIIT holding responsibilities in the area of marketing, analytics, team leadership, and general management. Ruchi took a new challenge of working as a full-time mom and raised two kids while moving between two geographies!! After a productive break from the corporate world, she geared herself to face the new challenges by embarking into a new world of human psychology specifically in executive coaching and mentoring.

Ruchi is a Management graduate degree from IIRM Jaipur and a PGDP in psychological counseling. She is a Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation (ICF).

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Arvind R

Director - Coaching

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Arvind Ramasundaram is the Director of Coaching with Coach-To-Transformation. He is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a Mentor Coach. He acquired his Masters in Financial Management and Foreign Trade with Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai and Pondicherry University respectively.

He worked as an HR professional with 15 years of industry experience in various capacities as HR site leader, Sr. Manager, and Business partner. He worked with companies like Mphasis, Sungard, Symphony Services and Intel in various verticals of BPO, Services and Product groups. He was with Intel in his corporate career before he quit to pursue his passion for coaching. As part of his journey in HR, he has worked with large and mid-size organizations managing both engineering and non-engineering groups directly responsible for 1500+ employees. He is a business partnering expert handling various business leaders at all levels across the globe with varied teams and cultures. He was a resident employee engagement expert for all his organizations and he has also led countrywide efforts in corporate social responsibilities.

He ran his own coaching efforts in these organizations on a 1x1 and group coaching basis. He has personally been part of several mergers and acquisitions in his organizations where he led the change management efforts through coaching for culture, vision and OD interventions for his business groups. He was also a city host for a group of 50 members under Live Your Legend initiative which inculcated members to pursue their passion in 2014.

He is also a CC certified Toastmaster and ran corporate toastmaster clubs, he is also certified in Crucial Conversations. He is a passion and life coaching enthusiast and a movie buff. He lives in Bengaluru.

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Rashmi Shah

Director- Business Development

Rashmi is a Human Resource and Learning & Development professional with 18+ years of experience that spans across industries. She is in the space of Human Resource Development and Learning as she loves dealing with the most amazing and yet unpredictable aspect of Business – “It’s People”.

An NLP practitioner and Corporate trainer Rashmi, has vast experience of understanding and responding to complex business demands in a way that brings about a balance in being a profitable yet people friendly business. She does this by acquiring the right talent for the job, strong talent management and designing tools to maintain and effectively measure and optimise performance. She specialises in Talent Acquisition, Human Capital Transformation, Performance Optimisation and Organizational Structuring.

She is certified in Talent Acquisition, Effective Performance Management, Behavioural Event Interview, NLP, Transactional Analysis, Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace, Balance Score Cards and Key Performance Indicators.

She has worked in Organizations such as Tech Mahindra, Altisource and Nirmal Polyplast. Her expertise lies in aligning People Capabilities to enable Business Objectives.

She totally enjoys the challenge that makes the craft of managing Human Capital so unique and fun! A Jack of many trades, Rashmi has tried her luck in performing arts, has eternal love for theatre and Shakespeare, occasionally tries her hand at painting and sketching. She currently lives in Mumbai, India.

Dr. Ashwaria Gupta

Leadership Coach

Ashwaria Gupta is a Post-Graduate Medical Doctor by qualification, a Corporate leader by experience and a Leadership Coach by passion.

She is an Associate Certified Leadership Coach with 16+ years of Industry experience. Her background includes working with Business Leaders in Multinational Pharmaceutical Organizations. She has an experience of working across Geographies- India and outside India

In her capacity of Chief Scientific Officer at Novartis, Malaysia, she worked as a Business Partner leading the scientific strategy for the organization in the country and at the global platform

Ashwaria holds an MD degree from Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai University. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Credentialed by ICF and is also a certified NLP practitioner by the American Board of NLP.

An avid reader and a person of diverse interests, she practices Yogic philosophy in everyday living and pursues with deep interest: Graphology (Handwriting analysis), Astrology, Past life Regression and Fine Arts

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Shailendra Jha

Chief Evangelist and Leadership Coach

Shailendra is a Certified Coach with 36 years of corporate experience. Post his corporate career, he has been a professional coach helping people fulfill their potential. In his corporate career, he has worked with CXOs, Vice Presidents, Senior managers of small to very large global organizations.

Shailendra is certified by and associated with Coach-To-Transformation and his personal mission is to evangelize coaching in order to bring the power of coaching to a cross-section of leaders across industries

He has worked in senior executive positions for global IT majors - Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys and Capgemini. He has led Business Units and been accountable for the P&L. He has worked with Fortune 1000 customers across US, Europe, and APAC and across industry verticals. He has delivered large IT programs across the globe and led, coached and mentored teams of several thousand IT professionals. He has lived and worked for several years in US and UK besides India.

Shailendra holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from BITS PILANI. He also completed a Management Development Program with Harvard Business Publishing. Shailendra is an avid reader, his reading interests span technology, philosophy, leadership and human behavior. He currently lives in Pune, India

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Rajesh Manjarekar

Director - Software Development

Rajesh is a senior software developer with 8+ years of experience with 4 years of experience in software development and 4 years of experience in BPOs. He works on both Backend and Frontend technologies including PHP MVC frameworks, JavaScript, HTML, Angular etc. He has developed CRMs and also works on a content management system like WordPress.

Rajesh holds a PGDM degree in Marketing from V.N.Brims and a Bachelor of Information Technology from Bharati Vidyapeeth College of Engineering. Rajesh has a great love for cricket and chess. He has played some club cricket and he has won a chess tournament in his diploma college. He currently lives in Mumbai, India

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

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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.

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