Gowri is certified as Marshall Goldsmiths Executive Coach, Emotional Intelligence (EQi2.0) Coach, ICF Accredited PCC and an Enhanced Practitioner of Narrative Coaching. Gowri combines these methods and tools with her CXO level global experience in top technology companies around the globe.
As a Certified Executive Coach, she is empathetic, supportive and dedicated, whilst making sure to challenge and motivate her clients into confronting self-limiting beliefs that hold them back in becoming the best leader they can be. Her years of experience in the corporate world blended with her exceptional coaching abilities, continue to demonstrate superior results in business processes and leadership performance among her clients.
Sample feedback from a client:
“It was a pleasure working with Gowri over the course of 5 sessions. She was instrumental in creating my own mental framework over key questions regarding career, work life balance and leadership. She is herself quite experienced in the corporate world and brings that experience to help through anecdotes and personal experiences. She helps think through the topic with probing questions and also keeps the conversation moving towards the agenda. Her sessions have greatly helped me in having greater clarity over my career and leadership objectives.”
Gowri has had a diverse and enriching global career, spanning 32 years prior to founding Coach Lumen in 2017, in some of the top technology and telecom companies.
In her illustrious career, she has held several global leadership positions, including Global VP and Chief Quality Officer at MetricStream, Head of Governance and Compliance at Altisource, Associate VP at Infosys Technologies, Senior Director and Global Head of Quality at Nokia Siemens Networks etc. She has also had long stints at HP USA and India, and CMC UK and India.
Having led both functional and strategic roles, her key strengths include driving corporate-wide change interventions, harmonizing divergent agendas across functions and regions and building new teams.
In 2013, Gowri co-founded GRT Consulting LLP, a niche training and consulting company, offering high end certification and custom training programs in the area of P3M – Project, Program and Portfolio management, PMO and organizational maturity. Some of GRT clients include CTS, EY, ICRISAT, HSBC, Infosys, Wipro, etc. GRT has offices in Bangalore, India and Auckland, New Zealand and offers programs globally.
Gowri has extensive experience coaching and mentoring as an internal coach/mentor for over 10+ years previously. As an external coach, a few of her clients include senior leaders from New York Life (USA), Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Highway Concessions One Ltd, Microsoft, Infosys BPO, Wipro, HP/DXC, Zivame, Deloitte, Cognizant Technologies, Metricstream, ABB, Zendesk and GE. Geographically, her clients are from India, Singapore, Turkey, Dubai, Germany, USA among others.
Gowri is certified as Marshall Goldsmiths Executive Coach, ICF Accredited PCC and an Enhanced Practitioner of Narrative Coaching. She is also a certified EQi2.0/EQi 360 Assessor, and Marshall Goldsmith’s GLOF Assessor. Gowri combines these methods and tools with her CXO level global experience in top technology companies around the globe.
She also volunteers as a coach and mentor at AnitaB.org, Everwise Mentors and is Director, Corporate Outreach at ICF Bangalore Chapter.
Gowri is an MBA from ISB, M Tech in Computer Science and a Certified Board Director.