Womenlines takes pleasure to welcome Nilima Bhat to the ‘Stellar Entrepreneur Show’ at Womenlines. Nilima is the founder of the Shakti Leadership programme which talks about how to embrace Feminine & Masculine Power in Business! Listen to the life-transforming thoughts of Nilima about conscious leadership, in her interview shared.
Nilima Bhat is a leader in the fields of Personal Mastery, Leadership, Gender Equality and well-being. Nilima’s extensive and pioneering body of work is encompassed in her two books, Shakti Leadership – Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power in Business and My Cancer Is Me – The Journey from Illness to Wholeness. Together they outline new and cutting-edge holistic and integrated approaches to DEI&B (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging), Leadership and Resilience. 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 facilitator of personal and collective transformation, Nilima Bhat has an eye-opening solution to achieving self-mastery in the areas of business and leadership.
- By harnessing “Shakti” or a deeper feminine “force” of energy, a new type of entrepreneurial culture can be born -one that models humility and compassion, recognizes the value in different kinds of minds and believes in the wholeness of all things.
- Nilima is a facilitator of personal transformation, coaching individuals and organizations in their quest for conscious evolution.
- She is an international speaker and trainer on organizational culture, conscious business, women in leadership, and self-awareness for work-life balance, as well as Indian wisdom and wellness traditions
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.
A corporate refugee turned yogini, Nilima is now a global missionary. The key theme of her life and work is the quest for self-mastery and selfless service that can lead to a free and fulfilled world that works for all. She travels the world leveraging her corporate experience and +20 years of consciousness-based health and growth practices to help build enduring institutions and change agents, especially women, who can lead the planet to sustainable solutions and positive impact. She also writes a column titled Shakti Speaks initiated by a leading Indian media house, aimed at restoring gender relations and based on dialogues within Women’s Circles. Her integral approach synthesizes best practices and paths from around the world and is customized to meet audience needs. Her particular expertise is in developing Body Intelligence and Spiritual Intelligence (BQ & SQ).
Nilima has delivered leadership training and facilitation for Microsoft, Whole Foods Market, Tata, Societe Generale Bank, Vodafone, and YPO, as well as academic institutions and developmental organisations such as Indus International School and SKS Microfinance. She is an active supporter of the Conscious Capitalism movement and Women’s International Networking (WIN) and serves on the advisory board of MixR, 20-first and Peace through Commerce. Now in her 50s and having heroically journeyed many times, through her mother’s cancer, her father’s near-fatal car accident and brain injury, her husband’s cancer, and her own search for meaning from a sudden sense of failure in a thriving corporate career, Nilima looks back with amazement at her bucket list of world destinations that have very few places left to tick off. An avid traveller, Nilima has recently found great meaning in leading or joining Peace Pilgrimages to the world’s sacred spots, from Kailash and Mansarovar in the Himalayas to Machu Picchu and Titicaca in the Andes. Comfortable in every culture and socio-economic setting, from cleaning toilets to dining with CEOs and interviewing world leaders, Nilima speaks five languages and truly calls the whole planet home.
Visit the Shakti Leadership programme website to know more about Nilima’s initiatives!
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