Who we are

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has/Margaret Mead

Founders

Nirupama Subramanian

Nirupama is a Consultant, Facilitator and Coach in the area of Leadership Development, Change Management and Personal Transformation with over 24 years of work experience. Nirupama holds a Master’s degree in Management from XLRI Jamshedpur and an undergraduate degree in commerce. She has worked with Citibank in the area of Corporate Banking. She was then the General manager and Director for AchieveGlobal India. Nirupama has also worked as a Consultant with Genpact (then GE Capital Financial Services). Nirupama is an external facilitator with Mckinsey & Co and works with several leading organizations. She is certified on DISC, Hogan, Leadership Circle and THR Cross-cultural Consulting. Nirupama is an ICF certified coach and a mentor with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women where she has been mentoring women entrepreneurs from across the globe.

Nirupama is also a bestselling author of two novels, Keep the Change and Intermission. She has written for Times of India, Hindustan Times, Cosmopolitan, National Geographic and other publications. She has written about Women’s Issues for ibnlive.com and shethepeople.tv. Nirupama has been a speaker at several forums pertaining to women’s issues. She is also a co-founder of ‘My Daughter is Precious’ which supports the gender equality and the education of underprivileged girls.

Aparna Mathur

Aparna is a leadership coach and facilitator with 24 years of cross-functional work experience. She brings with her diverse experience of sales, consulting and facilitation of personal transformation. She has worked with organizations such as the Times of India, Schindler, iDiscoveri, the Prerna Centre of Learning and Canon India.

She has extensive experience in conducting leadership workshops, executive coaching, and competency-based assessment centers. Her programs are informed by Eastern wisdom tradition practices such as mindfulness, positive affirmation, meditation and western psychological frameworks such as Ontology and Appreciative Inquiry. Her familiarity with psychometric tools such as Firo B, Hogan, Influence Style Indicator and 360-degree feedback reports facilitate meaningful coaching conversations. Aparna is an ICF certified coach and a mentor with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women where she has been mentoring women entrepreneurs from across the globe.

At DEEP Foundation, an education initiative for children from underprivileged backgrounds, Aparna conducts workshops on life skills. She is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer and has participated in stage shows in India and abroad. Additionally, she conducts workshops on active citizenship through an NGO, We the People ( www.wethepeople.ooo) With a passion for creative writing, she blogs on leadership, dance and life on https://wwwalyona.blogspot.com/ Aparna is a graduate in psychology and a postgraduate in marketing.

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