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As we face a new reality fraught with uncertainty, increasing complexity and continuing turbulence, it naturally follows that what constitutes effective leadership must evolve.


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New York, New York

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Join us as fellow alum Ruchira Chaudhary, '13 (AXP-11), author of Coaching: The Secret Code to Uncommon Leadership, shares why coaching is now more than ever the key ingredient to truly impactful leadership. This changes not just how we lead and support others but what we should expect from others who lead and support us.


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Deadline: 6/10/2021

Speaker Profiles

Ruchira Chaudhary, '13 (AXP-11) (Speaker)
Leadership Coach & Author 'Coaching the Secret Code to Uncommon Leadership'

An alumnus of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Ruchira straddles the corporate and academic worlds – she is a leading executive coach, adjunct faculty at several top tier business schools and runs a boutique consulting firm focused on organizational strategy solutions.

Ruchira's diverse and eclectic background in mergers & acquisitions, organization effectiveness and strategy execution, coupled with two decades of experience in emerging markets in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, helps her grasp challenging people issues.

During her corporate career, Ruchira held leadership roles in Medtronic and AIG in Singapore, Qatar Telecom (now Oredoo) in Qatar and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in India. Her consulting repertoire spans multinationals, government agencies and leading local businesses across industries.

She has coached mid to C-level business leaders, academics, entrepreneurs and small business owners across the Middle East, North Africa, China, India and Singapore in industries ranging from oil & gas, financial services, government, automotive parts, health care, insurance, law, manufacturing, medical devices and technology.

Ruchira teaches and frequently coaches MBA students, and senior business executives as affiliate faculty at several business schools – SMU, NUS and IMD in Singapore, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Asia and most recently, the London Business School.
Ruchira frequently gets featured in and writes for leading business journals like HBR. She has authored a series of highly acclaimed leadership and coaching articles for the Mint and also writes a regular column for them.

She is the author of the book Coaching: The Secret Code to Uncommon Leadership Coaching: The Secret Code to Uncommon Leadership - Penguin Random House India commissioned by Penguin Random House and endorsed by luminaries like Sheryl Sandberg, and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw. The book released globally in March 2021 to much acclaim.
(Excerpt : Between coaching and controlling, there is only one winner - Penguin Random House India).

She was recently facilitated as one of the "21women leaders in 2021" by a leading women's platform in India. Women's Day | March 8, 2021 | 21 Women in 2021 - Sipping Thoughts

By way of education, Ruchira has earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Delhi, a master's in communications management and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with a concentration in strategy. Ruchira speaks English, Hindi, Elementary French and Arabic. She currently divides her time between Singapore and Mumbai, India.

Nima Parikh (Moderator) '98
President & Founder, Mezzanine Consulting LLC

President and Founder of Mezzanine Consulting LLC - Based on 25+ years of brand/portfolio management, strategy, consulting and entrepreneurial experience, launched a boutique consulting firm specializing in helping clients clearly define and act upon their Value Mosaic© - an assertion of the unique value a product, service, organization or brand delivers to constituents. Designing a deliberate customer journey and aligning internal actions to deliver that value is what makes Mezzanine successful in connecting high level strategies to tactical execution. A reputation for making what can oftentimes feel esoteric in nature, tangible and actionable.


Ekta Tolani, '19 (EXP-24) 
Event Host

Other Information

Ekta Tolani, '19 (EXP-24), is the Chief Investment Officer of Astrolabe Holding. Ekta is an experienced professional managing investment portfolio for a large Kuwaiti family office. She is a tech investor and loves EdTech. She also is a public speaker and has over 270 videos and 2 Million views on her FB page

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