Bala has over 38 years of experience of building multi-competency business delivery centers and achieving high double-digit year on year growth rates with impressive margins. He built a team from 150 employees to a team of 3,500 during his stint as the Managing Director at PwC SDC (a multi-competency offshore India centre of PwC). His experience spans multiple industries (healthcare, manufacturing, energy) and geographies, especially in the US, Middle East and Europe, leading large and complex programs.
Bala is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and has personally coached/mentored many corporate leaders. He also mentors startups and small businesses and guides them to execute their business strategy. A key attribute that has been widely acknowledged is his ability to build cohesive, high performing teams, bringing the best attribute and strength of each team member.
Bala is also a marathon runner and a brevet cyclist!
Dr. SHIRLEY HEREFOD
Dr Shirley is a versatile and dynamic leadership coach with three decades of experience. As a certified coach in occupational and personal assessments, her focus is to bring purpose, positive energy and engagement to every coaching experience.
She has worked as a consultant with top multinational companies across sectors and geographies to create competence models for job profiling and recruitment, onboarding and offboarding. She is also working as a lead facilitator and career coach with several global consultancies offering programs in communication strategies and leadership development. As a consultant with Birkman International, USA, she coaches clients in making strategic career and life choices.
She has demonstrated success in coaching managers at all levels, especially those transitioning to global roles or cross functional profiles, particularly in the areas of communication and leadership strategies.