Sekhar Chandrasekhar (born 1960) is an organisation developmentalist, complexity scientist, systems thinker and a CEO coach. An IAF CertifiedTM Professional Facilitator, he is passionate about understanding and harnessing the potential of fellow human beings: reason why he focuses on helping his clients live ‘real, authentic lives filled with joy and accomplishment’, rather than aim for mere performance improvement and ‘satisfaction’. He is a certified coach from the International Coaching Community, reputed to be one of the best in the world, and a certified NLP practitioner.
He majored in economics from Bombay University and did his post-graduation in advertising and marketing from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. He has over 30 years of robust experience in sales and marketing, training, coaching and facilitation: with advertising agencies Lintas, Trikaya Grey, and Bates Clarion; the Otis Elevator Company; and his entrepreneurial ventures, Fischer Communications, and Athanor.
Over the past several decades, interwoven with his selling , advertising, and marketing communications career, he has led workshops for executives, managers and leaders in some of India’s finest organisations, facilitating deep-change: long-term leadership development initiatives. His work involves facilitating leadership development, training and coaching high performing executives, creativity and innovation development, performance improvement, systemic awareness, and feedback impact. He has trained senior leadership from diverse organisations, dealing with a rich tapestry of leadership and business challenges.
InnoSense, his mentoring/coaching framework is a product of Athanor’s original research and is specially designed for Organisations that work in the ‘Indian’ contexts.
He is passionate about India’s manufacturing fraternity: he does all he can to strengthen its appeal, innovativeness, and growth.
As a former sales and advertising professional, his work is imbued with the important aspects of ‘understanding the customer and the consumer’ and ‘nudging, perusading, presenting, and influencing’ them.
In November 2014 he delivered a TEDx Talk on what he believs to be essential for personal and world transformation.
Sekhar draws from a vast range of resources: anecdotes, business school exercises, historical wisdom, and varied metaphors. His inspirations include: Bobby Fischer, Edward de Bono, Gay Hendricks, J. Krishnamurti, John Heider, Joseph O’Connor, Karl Weick, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, and P.G. Wodehouse.
Over the years, Sekhar has contributed his expertise well over 50 organisations including Actavis, Asian Paints, Atlas Copco, the Aditya Birla group ~ pan-India, Bangkok, Jakarta and Alexandria; Blue Star, BSEi, Coca-Cola, CII, Crompton Greaves, the DSCL group, Fenesta Building Systems, Future Group, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, HCC, Larsen & Toubro ~ pan-India, Dubai and Oman; L'Oréal, LRN India, the Mahindra group, the Otis Elevator Company, Siemens, SKF, Spykar Jeans, Sun Pharma, the Tata group, and Zen Building Solutions.