Nilima Bhat is the co-author of Shakti Leadership: Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power in Business, and My Cancer is Me: The journey from Illness to Wholeness.
Nilima is a facilitator of personal transformation and coaches individuals (and organisations) in their quest for conscious evolution. She is an international speaker/trainer on organisational culture, conscious business, women in leadership, self-awareness for work-life balance as well as Indian wisdom and wellness traditions.
As a facilitator of personal and collective transformation, she is a sought after global keynote speaker and trainer on Conscious Leadership, Resiliency and Mindfulness as well as Diversity & Inclusion. She has 28+ years of corporate experience and consciousness-based health and growth training.
Nilima headed Corporate Communications for an ITC Hotel, Philips and ESPN STAR Sports before certifying as a Sivananda yoga teacher and taking up the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo & The Mother. She is also a dancer and choreographer, co-founding a dance company (Sri Shakti) to de-mystify Indian dance and spiritual sciences for international audiences.
Nilima is currently inspired to leverage her corporate experience and 15 years of consciousness-based health and growth practices to build enduring institutions and change-agents, especially women, who can lead India and the planet to sustainable solutions and positive impact. Her new and widely acclaimed book ‘Shakti Leadership’, with Raj Sisodia and publisher Berrett-Koehler is taking her on speaking engagements globally. She also writes a column, Shakti Speaks, based on dialogues within Women's Circles, initiated by a leading national media house, aimed at restoring gender relations.
Her integral approach synthesizes best practices and paths from around the world, and customizes to meet audience needs. Her particular expertise is in developing BQ & SQ (Body Intelligence & Spiritual Intelligence).
She has lived in Germany, Singapore, UK and Hong Kong and has spent the last couple of years between India and the US, serving as guest faculty at the Whole Foods Academy, Austin, Bentley University and Babson College, Boston and Esalen, Big Sur. She is actively involved with supporting the Conscious Capitalism Movement, WIN (Women’s International Network) and is on the board of Peace Through Commerce and MixR.