Founder & CEO
With two decades of consulting experience Sujata Deshmukh is an expert in coaching CEOs and Top Teams to create powerful visions, align on strategy, work effectively with each other, shape organization culture, build capabilities and lead their teams effectively.
Sujata began her career by working for India’s most admired and innovative company Asian Paints and then went on to interesting roles in top notch Indian and Global Consulting firms where she played a significant role in practice building. Her longest stint was with ECS limited (Eicher Consultancy Services) later acquired by PwC, followed by Heidrick & Struggles Leadership Consulting Practice and OD Alternatives where she was the CEO.
She has designed and led strategic leadership initiatives in India, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and worked across diverse organizations, sectors, family run organizations, geographies as well as the social sector. Her style is uniquely impactful, leveraging on expertise, insight, empathy and humour.
Her unique capabilities include helping client organizations articulate and enrol their people toward Purpose and Values, designing bespoke leadership development Journeys and leadership assessment. She has worked with more than 150 clients, covered 17 sectors, assessed more than a 1000 managers herself and touched more than 25,000 people in her consulting journey. She has designed and taught client organizations to run Large Scale Interactive Processes, with numbers as large as 1800.
Sujata is an Independent Director on the board of a public limited company and on the global advisory board of a food company. She has coached and worked with leaders at the APAC and Global Level.
Sujata is associated with several academic institutions for lectures and panel discussions. She is a speaker/ curator at several seminars, a Tedx speaker (on two occasions) and has designed and run several community programs.
She is a graduate of XLRI, Jamshedpur and a Bachelor of Humanities from Mumbai University.
She is passionate about classical music, loves being with nature, is a dog lover, enjoys reading about political thought and is a polyglot.