Gitanjali Saksena

Gitanjali Saksena

Strengths Coach / Facilitator

India

Gitanjali (like to be called Gita) has been in the Research and Consulting field for the last 17 years, currently active in the field of HR consulting for Emerging Businesses. She is part of the Leadership team at Larks Learning. She has been spending her time coaching leaders and helping organizations evolve their people systems.
Gita is a certified Strengths Performance Coach, with a firm belief that individual, team and organization success requires focus on individual talents, not weaknesses. She is currently pursuing her ICF credentialing process, having completed her ICF Certified Coach Training from Leadership That Works, an organization headquartered out of USA. She has worked actively in the area of leadership competency building and facilitating personal success through the coaching process, partnering with more than 100 global leaders from organizations like Microsoft, Cognizant, Standard Chartered, Hero Motors etc. As a coach, she has partnered with people at the starting point of their professional journey, first time entrepreneurs, middle level leaders as well as senior leaders, helping them in both the personal and professional sphere, including areas like making right career choices.
With her specialization in using behavioral tools like the Strengths Finder, Extended DISC, Thomas Profiling and Personal Development Analysis (PDA), she believes that career choices based on values and attitudes/inherent talents are far more engaging. An approach which combines these aspects with skill/experience matching can benefit any country or organization. She applies these principles in the work she does in the area of Talent Acquisition as well.
Her most recent organizational stint was as Principal Consultant at the Gallup Organization. She has worked with industry leaders across segments like NGOs, Manufacturing, Telecom, IT/ITES, Hospitality etc. in India, Europe and Asia. She has contributed to Gallup’s ‘World Poll’ process in India, along with actively partnering with local NGOs aimed at improving the overall citizen well-being through better law and order, sanitation, road infrastructure etc.

In her role as Principal Consultant, she worked closely with senior leaders across organizations to help them with:
• Rigorous research to understand employee and customer needs which impact their overall engagement
• Data based Strategy for creating an engaged workplace through a combination of organizational and local level interventions
• A holistic, integrated perspective about managing customer-employee interactions effectively
• Team building interventions for leadership teams

Apart from being associated with Gallup Consulting, Gita has also worked for leading research organizations like IMRB and TNS across the spectrum of brand strategy, pricing strategy, market segmentation strategy, advertising strategy, product strategy, giving her a well-rounded perspective of various elements which are critical for business success

Gita has actively partnered with prominent Industry Associations in India like CII and Assocham, both as Knowledge Partner as well as a Speaker. She has done her Post Graduation in Business Economics from Delhi University