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.
Previously, Nilima spent 10 years heading Corporate Communications and PR for major corporations such as ITC-Welcomgroup, Philips India and ESPN STAR Sports.
Nilima graduated from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai in Life Sciences and Biochemistry, followed by a diploma in Social Communications Media from Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai. She later qualified as a yoga teacher from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre and is a teacher-practitioner of the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.
A trained dancer and choreographer, she has co-founded a professional dance company (Sri Shakti) whose mission is to de-mystify Indian dance and spiritual sciences for international audiences. Having lived and worked for 10 years overseas (Singapore, London, Hong Kong), Nilima returned to India in 2004 with her husband to set up a leadership consulting firm, Roots & Wings and an integrative medicine practice, Sampurnah. They are recently published authors of ‘My Cancer Is Me‘, outlining their holistic and integrative approach to Cancer.
Nilima is currently inspired to leverage her corporate experience and 13 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 current book project ‘Shakti Leadership’, with Raj Sisodia and publisher Berret-Koehler is expected to be out in early 2016. She also writes a column, Shakti Speaks, based on dialogues within Women’s Circles, for 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).
Nilima has delivered leadership training and facilitation for Microsoft, Whole Foods Market, Tata, Societe Generale Bank, Vodafone and the YPO, as well as academic institutions and developmental organisations such as Indus International School and SKS Microfinance. She is also an active supporter of the Conscious Capitalism movement and WIN (Women’s International Networking).