A certified career coach, supporting subscribers of LeadThink, who are focussed on taking careers to the next level


Permanently curious, Farah draws on more than 20 years of practical experience across various geographies and sectors. As Founder, Interact Consulting, a Certified Professional Facilitator (IAF) and Executive Coach(ICF), Farah delivers bespoke facilitation and coaching programs that enable strong and sustainable results in the area of career strategy, personal brand mastery, leadership development and cross cultural collaboration. Her approach is focused on helping leaders lead with purpose and authenticity and grow their leadership capabilities.

Lauren Houghton

With a natural learning towards developing people based on their strengths, Lauren is an engaging and effective partner who works on career success. She brings fresh perspectives on talent management with insights on building teams. Lauren’s clients include major blue chip accounts. An accomplished leadership strategist, an expert in driving Organisational Effectiveness and building Leadership Capability, Lauren’s commercial experience, proven executive leadership and corporate governance exposure is further enhanced as a cross-cultural expert, having lived in Singapore, Australia and other Asian countries while working in large MNCs.

Manish Malhotra

A Leadership & Life Coach, Manish Malhotra is known for the motivation and self-awareness that he encourages amongst his clients, both corporate and private. With over 22 years of experience, his clients vouch for his ability to focus on outcomes while keeping conversations and processes relevant to his coaching sessions. Having spent time on the leadership bench of retail companies, his pulse on the developmental needs of his clients facilitates clarity of action. Hence, he comes highly recommended. His motto in life incudes ‘dance in the moment.’ This reflects in his natural ability of managing the emotional well-being and professional performance of his clients. His coaching qualifications include that of being a NLP Master Practitioner, Richard Bandler certified NLP CoachTM as well as a Marshall Goldsmith Certified PractitionerTM for Global Leadership Assessment.


Manisha’s passion is to help executives and organizations connect with their infinite potential and channelize it into performance. Her core competence is that of understanding the needs and aspiration of her clients and offering solutions that are customized to suit their specific requirements. She is the Founder of P.A.C.E. (Personal And Corporate Excellence), a training organization offering Leadership, Mentoring, Coaching, Performance Management. During her coaching sessions, Manisha excels at creating and holding a space for her coachees where they feel comfortable to meet themselves and unearth answers from within. 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 declutter, think straight and craft simple yet powerful action plans.

Sam Chia

Sam Chia brings with him over 30 years of leadership and international business experience. A sought after C-Suite Coach, Sam works with senior leaders to strengthen their organisation’s operating architecture, improve strategic value and people capability. An ICF coach, he supports individuals in their career transformation. As Co-Editor, Coaching in Asia – The First Decade, he has been interviewed and contributed articles on leadership and coaching to newspapers and magazines. In the corporate arena, Sam was the Managing Director of a UK listed, specialty chemicals company and the Managing Director of a regional human resource consulting practice. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds an MBA. Sam has been recognised amongst the 100 Best Global Coaching Leaders by CHRO Asia/ World Coaching.

Suva Chattopadhyay

A Coach, Facilitator, Leadership & Sales Force Effectiveness consultant. His well-rounded experience in business brings to his coaching and facilitation style a holistic, authentic and practical approach. He is an ICF-certified coach and has international accreditation to administer Hogan and EQi and is trained in Talent Acquistion. He has diverse industry experience in FMCG, Pharmaceutical and Wellness across multinational and Indian organisations, in both India and emerging markets. His corporate experience of 17 years ranges from Sales, Marketing, Capability building, Sales Force Effectiveness, Project Management, Organisational Coaching and Engagement. He has experience of conceptualizing and implementing large-scale learning and change projects in large organisations.

Urvashi Malhotra

An engaging facilitator, psychologist and coach, Urvashi partners with organisations to bring about visible cultural and performance shifts. Leadership Development, People Chemistry in teams, Group and Individual coaching and working in the coffee value chain connect with her purpose. A PCC-certified coach and Hogan practitioner, she uses MBTI, DISC and EQi as tools for deeper understanding and assessment in people development. Urvashi has worked in consulting, Retail and FMCG with high-growth organizations in India and emerging markets and enjoys the energy of dynamic organizations. She has been an invited speaker and enthusiastic participant at international events in Italy, Mexico, India and Malaysia on coffee as well as Learning and Development.

Milind Soman

Milind has played a leadership role in the global technology and consulting industry. His expertise includes application software development & deployment, management & consulting services with top IT & Consulting firms including i-flex, Citicorp and Price Waterhouse (West Indies). He is involved with several corporates on initiatives like change management, technology consulting, innovation management, business process consulting & actively mentors new businesses in existing companies and start-ups. He ison the Advisory Board of Studies (IT) in management schools. He is invited as a visiting faculty at business schools in India and abroad. A keen golfer, Milind’s dominant themes backed by domain experience & mediation skills are ideally suited for counselling people people professional potential.

Vijay Karkare

As the Managing Director of Cornerstone India, an executive search company, Vijay
Karkare understands recruitment. The experience of what makes a recruit a perfect match for organisations gives him an added advantage as an Executive Coach. He is at the forefront of training technologies and this has inspired him to venture into the space of coaching and mentoring.

Amitabha Sinha

An alumnus of IIM (Ahmedabad) & IIT (Kanpur), Amitabha brings in over 30 years of post-qualification industry experience as a management consultant, business executive and executive coach & mentor. His expertise areas include business transformation & technology led change management, organization design & performance management. He has worked with leading US, European and Indian majors in a variety of sectors including family managed & government owned enterprises. He serves on the Advisory Board for Harvard Business Review and is also a member of the CII –Sub-Committee on HR & Training (Western Region). He is a certified Master Coach accredited by the International Coaching Council.


Kalai is an ICF Certified Executive Coach and a Change Management Specialist, holding Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. He is a seasoned corporate professional who has held key leadership roles in Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL), in a career spanning 34 years. Over the years, Kalai has coached and mentored many business leaders and managers to unleash their own potential and advance in their leadership effectiveness. He has facilitated more than 400 coaching and strategic management interventions leading to improved business results and individual effectiveness. As a Change Management Specialist and Certified Coach in Organisational Learning (a methodology Innovation Associates, USA), Kalai has facilitated change in organizational transformation initiatives in ERP Implementations. He has facilitated a wide range of corporate training programs in the areas of Leadership Development, Organizational Learning, Business Strategy, Emotional Intelligence, Personal Well-being, Team Building, Coaching and Culture & Values over the last two decades. Kalai is a visiting faculty at S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research and K.J.Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research at Mumbai.

David Morgan

With significant senior management experience in the Technology, Professional Services and Management Consultancy arenas, David now focuses on providing leaders with practical skills for strategy development, sales management, transformational structuring and evolving organizational capacity. In a career spanning some 40-year, David has worked in over 18 countries - from MNCs to start-up – including strategic Global, Regional and local Market positions at SAP, Oracle and Price Waterhouse. A certified professional coach & MBA, David has a deep understanding of what potential employers are looking for, and how they can be best influenced.

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