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Sadhana Somasekhar
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CEO & Managing Director, Accredited CXO/Leadership Coach | Sadhana has over 28+ years in the IT& ITES industry, both in the Corporate sector and as an established Entrepreneur.

Chennai

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Profile
Sadhana Somasekhar, CEO & MD, Platinum Infosystems, has close to 3 decades in the IT/ITES industry. Her journey through various roles, from Vice President (International Operations), Nexus Computers (Aurelec DPS - Networking “LAN/WAN” pioneers in India), managing IBM Enterprise Systems Group business relationship, et al, to CXO and the Boardroom, has been marked with milestones both domestic and international.
 
Corporate Experience:
  • MD & CEO - Zeus Career & Performance Coach Pvt. Ltd.
  • MD & CEO - Platinum Infosystems Pvt. Ltd.
  • Joint Managing Director (2003-2015) - Future Focus Infotech (P) Ltd
    & is part of its Board of Directors.
Her coaching engagements span diverse industry domains, SMEs & MNCs viz. IT/ITES, Manufacturing, Textile, BFSI, Healthcare, Logistics, Real Estate, Financial Consulting; as well as entrepreneurial & individual Coaching & Mentoring. She as 1650 hours of formal Leadership/Coaching experience.

 

Coaching & Related Certifications/Accreditations:
  • Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching- Leadership Coach
  • Marshall Goldsmith “Global Leader of The Future” 360 Assessment Certified
  • Coaching Foundation India Ltd. (CFI Ltd): CXO/Executive Coach
  • National Federation of Neurolinguistic Programming, USA: Certified Neurolinguistic Practitioner
  • McQuaig Psychometric System: Interpreter

Sadhana has been a practising coach in India and overseas for over 6 years and has over a decade as a “Expert Mentor” (National Entrepreneurs Network - NEN). She leverages her considerable hands-on/practical experience from working across business functions, geographies, verticals and challenging situations, to assist each individual she coaches. 

She works on a one-on-one basis with each leader. Her action-biased approach seeks to advance self development and new discovery, while focusing on immediate/tangible business benefits & personal progression for the Leader/ Coachee. 

The profiles of individuals that she has been engaged with in her capacity as Leadership coach vary from high-potential, fast track Senior Executives/Managers to CXOs. She excels in situations that are strategically challenging, transformational & individually sensitive, and where direct feedback may not be available.

 
Industry affiliations
  • NASSCOM D&I: National Council Committee (current)
  • Chairperson, NASSCOM D&I, TN Chapter (2012-2015)
  • Chairperson, Bilateral Relations, India-Sri Lanka, India –USA (CPD), ALL Ladies League
  • Vice Chairperson, ASSOCHAM (LL) - “ALL”, T.N. (2014-15)
  • Member: Coaching Foundation India Limited
  • Vice Chair – CFI, Chennai Chapter (2015-2017)
  • Chairperson, All World India100 Executive Council (Michael E. Porter-Harvard Business School initiative)
  • Expert Mentor: National Entrepreneurs Network (NEN)
  • Pink Ambassador – *West Cancer Research (*NGO)
Recognitions
  • “Most Talented Coaching Leaders” award: World Coaching Congress, CHRO ASIA & Times Ascent (2017)
  • “Woman Super Achiever” award- World HRD Congress, Femina & Times Ascent (2017)
  • “Best Woman Entrepreneur Across Sectors”- Dun & Bradstreet’s Leading SMEs of India & SME Awards (2013-14)
  • “Woman Leader for Innovation”- 5th Annual Woman Leaders of India summit (2014)
  • “Leading Woman Entrepreneur- SME” : II Annual Women Leaders in India Awards (2010)
  • "High Intensity Entrepreneur” - AllWorld Network, Harvard Univ., USA
  • Consultants Review: "25 Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs (2016-17)
  • THE CEO, India: “Leader with a difference”, a study on Inspirational CEOs, focusing on Woman (2016-17)