Mother | Woman | Oxford Scholar | Oxford Business Alumni Network Ambassador | KeyNote Speaker Board Level Advisor | LinkedInLocal Panelist | World’s Best StoryTeller Awardee
Vishwapriya is a half-eaten Cookie & an Amoeba. She is a half-eaten cookie as she believes she is a Work In Progress, just about explored less than half her potential, is a hungry learner & still has a long way to go. An Amoeba cause her best skill is her LQ (Learning Quotient); she is agile, sharp, ‘gets’ people, she can adapt to contexts, cultures, organizations & people very swiftly. She moves like an Amoeba – effortlessly & yet retains her very level headed humble self. Vishwapriya is a Transformation Coach, an Organization Development Strategist, a Culture Change Specialist, a Human Resources Board level Advisor, an Aficionado of Human Behavior & a crazy mommy to her 10 year old hyper little geek.
Priya has more than 17 years’ experience in various facets of Human Resources in diverse industries. Her expertise lies in Staffing (including Leadership/CXO levels), Rewards Management, Learning, Organization Development, Cultural Change, Leadership interventions & Talent Management. She is an ACTP ICF certified Life Coach & loves helping people achieve their dreams. She is exposed to the insightful Behavioural Laboratory techniques of ISABS, an Oxford Scholar & Ambassador’ with an ‘Executive Masters & Diploma in Organizational Leadership’ from University of Oxford, Priya is also an Alumni of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIM-K). She is a stand up Leadership facilitator & APP accredited on various psychometric tools, Action Learning, Experiential & Catharsis based De-briefs.
Some of her intense assignments include the Avantha Group where she crafted their Organization Development charter from scratch across all their Global businesses, the very Global new age Learning Solutions & Publishing organization Pearson, where she was heading Human Capital for their India Subcontinent Education business. With Pearson, she has also held coveted roles of Culture, Change & Communications to assist Businesses in their Global Transformation agenda, successfully. Priya was also with PricewaterhouseCoopers, the very successful Numero Uno Consulting Brand where she was heading HR for their Financial Advisory. She has been the North Ethics & Diversity Champ in her previous roles & her Oxford Thesis on Gender Diversity has been received very well. Her strengths lie in working with Leadership by Coaching & supporting them for organizational excellence. She has worked on end to end Diversity implementation for large businesses by aiding them to create a policy, structure, system & implementation mechanisms on a long term cause-effect relationship basis. She has worked around various tenets of Diversity – Gender, Age, Ethnicity, Challenged, LGBT, Inclusivity needs across business geographies.
She follows the Global Coaching model of Inner Transformation. The approach is multidisciplinary, linking the social sciences & management theory to practical situations, drawing upon relevant concepts from psychology, psychoanalysis, anthropology, sociology, philosophy & more. She has extensively coached Leadership & Mid Managers who are Hipos to help them catapult into the next stage of self efficacy.
Priya opines that People Transformation is more than just a mere day’s job; she is on a mission to help people look ‘within’ & get in touch with their ‘inner voice’. She has a keen interest in Personal Branding & is an architect of Change. She believes that ‘Executive Presence’ is critical for both personal & professional success – she trains & writes extensively in this area. She helps in making people beautiful inside-out using her 6Cs Psychology sciences framework that builds ‘Gravitas’: Composure, Character, Confidence, Charisma, Connection & Credibility. She deploys’ the 5 Factor Executive Presence frameworks’ of Kinesics, Oculesics, Proxemics, Haptics & Vocalics extensively.
Her Coachees are in the age range of 25-60. Her Coachees view her role as a Change agent who is leading the way to support an inclusive & culturally sensitive workplace. She predominantly works with the five essential conditions for learning – insight, motivating, capabilities, real world practice, accountability & how cultural differences can influence Coaching effectiveness.
She is a strong believer in the Inner Mastery & Self transformation journey. She works on the Ontological levels of ‘Being & Becoming’. She is a mental & physical fitness freak, loves reading & can sing a mellifluous tune or two!
She would love to hear from you.