Gopal GD Shrikanth
IIM - Columbia - Wharton
Strategy - Leadership - Innovation
CEO-Coach - Startup-Mentor - Board-Advisor
Ahmedabad - Bangalore - Chennai - Delhi - Hyderabad - Kolkata - Mumbai - Pune
Australia - Brazil - China - France - HongKong - Germany - Italy - Japan - Korea - Russia - Singapore - SouthAfrica - UAE - UK -US

Summary
Business World Magazine (Oct 2010) rated GD as perhaps India's Top CEO Coach. GD selectively works as a Coach / Mentor / Advisor, with no more than 12
CEOs/CxOs at any point of time. GD is… India’s 1st Executive Coach to be endorsed by Executive Coaching Guru Marshall Goldsmith; a Business Partner & Certified
Coach at “Stakeholder Centered Coaching, a  Marshall Goldsmith venture; a Leadership Advisory Council Member at Harvard Business Review (HBR); India’s 1st
Founding Fellows of Harvard Medical School’s Institute of Coaching Professional Association (ICPA); the Mentoring Chair at Wharton Alumni Association India;
India’s 1st Ivy League (Columbia Business School) Certified Executive Coach; Asia’s 1st Editorial Board Member of the ‘International Journal of Coaching in
Organizations (IJCO); Asia’s 1st Keynote Speaker at the World Business Executive Coaching Summit 2011 (WBECS);  a Charter Member of The Indus
Entrepreneurs (TiE); a Guest Faculty (Strategy-Leadership-Innovation) at B-Schools across India; an Expert ‘Leadership’ Panelist at Industry Events; an Alumnus
of IIM-B, Columbia & Wharton. GD has a Corporate & Business Leadership track record of 25+ years across the Financial Services, Manufacturing & Technology
domains, at several leading MNCs: Invensys (Country Manager & Board Member), Cognizant (SBU-Head); EDS (SBU-Head); ANZ Bank (Head IT Projects);
PolarisFT (SBU-Head); ReedRelays & SwitchingTech (IT Head). GD practices as a CEO Coach, Startup-Mentor, Strategy-Advisor for Global Corporates with
operations across India (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai & Pune), leveraging his “Trusted” Global Expert Network of 250+
Coaches, Mentors, Advisors. GD is the Founder of “GD360” (a Global Expert Network) & “Executive Coaching India .Net” (Coaching Network India) and is
currently incubating “Startup Mentors India” and “Board Advisors India”.

Experience & Focus Areas
GD's cross-domain exposure spans: Aerospace (Airbus), Auto (GM); Banking (ANZ Bank, Chesapeake, CitiBank, Commerce Bank, Commonwealth Bank, PNC Bank,
Union Bank Of California); Consulting (Ernst&Young, McKinsey); Financial Services (BlackRock, Dun&Bradstreet, PFPC, NASD-R); Hi-Tech (Xerox); Logistics
(PacificAndes); Pharma (Johnson&Johnson, Aptuit-Laurus); Process Control (Foxboro, RailSystems, SimSci-Esscor, WonderWare);  Publishing(Centrobe); Retail
(Metro); Telecom(AT&T). GD is often called in by CxOs to (a) act as sounding board on "strategic topics / issues" (b) act as sounding board on "organizational
dynamics" (c)  facilitate  transitions  i.e. on-boarding   / promotions  (d) develop the capabilities of  "high-potential Leaders" (e) address “derailing behaviours"   
by High Performing Leaders. GD’s solution portfolio encompasses (a) Board Level Strategy (b) Startup & Scaleup Mentoring (c) CEO/ Business/ Expat/ Executive/
Leadership/ Corporate Coaching

Coaching & Mentoring Model
GD’s Hybrid Coaching & Mentoring Model, leverages the cross functional & multi-industry expertise of his Global Expert Panelists and enables him to partner with
CxOs, Expats, VCs & Entrepreneurs to facilitate sustainable ‘Leadership & Business Transformation’. GD’s 7 layered Hybrid Coaching, Mentoring & Advisory
Framework is based on (1) Columbia’s Business & Executive Coaching Methodology (2) Harvard Medical School’s Institute of Coaching Research (3) Wharton’s
Executive Development Framework (4) Marshall Goldsmith’s 360° Stakeholder Centered Coaching  (5) Best Practices from ICF, WABC, ICCO, EMCC (6) GD’s
Domain Expertise, Industry Insights & understanding of the India’s Business Ethos (7) a ‘deep  understanding’ of each Client’s “Corporate Ecosystem”.. In his
Coaching, Mentoring, Advisory Practice, GD is akin to a Trusted Family Physician who brings in Global Specialists & Experts, at short notice, as and when required.  

Global Expert Panelists
GD's Global Expert Network (GD360.Net) consists of 2000+ Experts, across 300 Cities and 60 Countries, with top notch Credentials (Wharton, Columbia, Kellogg
etc) besides significant Startup & MNC Leadership Experience, giving him a truly global footprint. The Fortune 500 organizations they work with, encompass
virtually every industry. Many are leaders in their field and are at the forefront of developing and implementing Global Best Practices. Given that GD’s  Panel is
largely composed of fellow Alumni from Wharton & Columbia and former Colleagues from MNCs, there is high degree of mutual trust and respect which enables
them to jointly hit the ground running, at short notice, whilst providing “Scalable & Concurrent Global Rollout Capability". GD provides 500+ Global Coaches who
are part of his 'GlobalCoachNetwork.Net" a ‘Gateway to India’, and 200+ Pan-India Coaches who are part of his Pan-India 'CoachNetworkIndia.Net" ‘Global’
Opportunities’.

Industry Associations
GD is an *Expert Panelist for several Business Journals: Knowledge@Wharton, INC, Business Today; Reuters Insight, S&P's Society of Industry Leaders. GD is also
a Member of leading Industry Associations such as: *American Management Association (AMA) *Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) *European Mentoring
& Coaching Council (EMCC) *International Coach Federation (ICF) *International Consortium of Coaching in Organizations (ICCO) *Worldwide Association of
Business Coaches (WABC) *International Association of Coaching (IAC) *Association For Coaching (AC) *Organizational Development Network of NY (ODNY).

CSR
As a ‘Business & Executive Coaching pioneer’, GD founded India’s Leading (2250+ member) non-profit Coaching Foundation “Executive Coaching India .Org”, in
2007,  and has organized 33 Interactive Global Expert Webinars; GD is also the Mentor & Co-Founder of “Association of Indian & Bangalore Coaches”; GD is a
Mentor Coach for ICF Hyderabad (HPCA); GD has delivered a number of ‘pro-bono’ Lectures on “Leadership” related topics for premier non-profits such as IIT-
Bombay, IIT-Guwahati, CII’s New Venture, Round Table, Rotary etc. GD’s family supports a village in South India.

* Gopal GD Shrikanth - Founder & CEO - GD360.Net <Click for Link>
    * Practices as a CEO Coach,Mentor,Strategist across US, UK, EU, AU, India (Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune)

* Education
*Alumnus: IIT-M, IIM-B, Columbia, Wharton & *Exec-Edu:  ISB, Harvard

* Corporate Experience
    * ex-Country Manager @Invensys
    * ex-SBU-Head @EDS
    * ex-SBU-Head @Cognizant
    * ex-SBU-Head @Polaris
    * ex Leader IT Projects @ANZ Bank

* Coaching Credentials






*Executive Coaching Evangelist:

*Associations:
    * Conference Board
    * Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC)
    * American Management Association (AMA)
    * International Association of Facilitators (IAF)
    * International Consortium of Coaching in Organizations (ICCO)
    * Institute of Management Consultants (IMC)
    * Reuters Insight
    * Society of Industry Leaders (SIL)
    * Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC)
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