Founders

Founder/Director

Rajita Joshi PCC

Rajita has been an entrepreneur, business head, an executive coach/assessor & facilitator in twenty years of her career. Her core skill is to coach individuals to enhance self-awareness and use of self in life and at work. She has completed the Erickson Coaching International Certification and PCC from International Coaching Federation. She is certified in Oxford University’s Scenario Planning Program for strategy planning in leadership and transformation. She a certified and experienced Hogan Assessments coach. She has completed her Specialized Masters in Coaching and Consulting for Change from HEC Paris France and Oxford University UK. She currently works as full-time executive coach. She is Said Business School University of Oxford approved coach and is a part of their active coaching community.

Rajita has coached leaders at CXO/CEO level in multi nationals and Indian companies and subsequently also done team-coaching for N-1 leaders in her client organizations. Trained on the case study methodology of Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning (HBP), she has conducted case study facilitation for senior management groups for various HBP clients in India. 

As an associate with DDI, she has conducted BEIs and trained DDI clients on using DDIs proprietary Targeted Selection Interview methodology for candidate assessment. In the past, she has also worked with Dale Carnegie Training, HSBC and Deloitte Consulting. She is also an advisor to an NGO in Nagpur Maharashtra called Centre for Sustainable Development.

Rajita Joshi PCC

Founder/Director

Rajita Joshi PCC

Rajita has been an entrepreneur, business head, an executive coach/assessor & facilitator in twenty years of her career. Her core skill is to coach individuals to enhance self-awareness and use of self in life and at work. She has completed the Erickson Coaching International Certification and PCC from International Coaching Federation. She is certified in Oxford University’s Scenario Planning Program for strategy planning in leadership and transformation. She a certified and experienced Hogan Assessments coach. She has completed her Specialized Masters in Coaching and Consulting for Change from HEC Paris France and Oxford University UK. She currently works as full-time executive coach. 

Rajita has coached leaders at CXO/CEO level in multi nationals and Indian companies and subsequently also done team-coaching for N-1 leaders in her client organizations. Trained on the case study methodology of Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning (HBP), she has conducted case study facilitation for senior management groups for various HBP clients in India. 

As an associate with DDI, she has conducted BEIs and trained DDI clients on using DDIs proprietary Targeted Selection Interview methodology for candidate assessment. In the past, she has also worked with Dale Carnegie Training, HSBC and Deloitte Consulting. She is also an advisor to an NGO in Nagpur Maharashtra called Centre for Sustainable Development.

Rajita Joshi PCC

Kaizaad Kotwal Ph.D

Creative Management & Inclusivity Initiatives

Kaizaad Kotwal Ph.D

Kaizaad is an EMMY-Award winner, having spent 24 years in the U.S. working in theatre, film and theatre in various roles and capacities. Kaizaad is a producer, actor, director, writer, and production designer with over 180 credits to his name in film, theatre and TV in India and abroad. Kaizaad partnered to start one of India’s premier theatre companies, Poor-Box Productions, in 1996. In 2003 they brought the international hit The Vagina Monologues to India where it has just entered its 18th year of performances. Kaizaad is also an artist and educator (theatre, film & media-studies) having spent 22 years in the U.S. before returning to India in 2009. He is the recipient of several teaching awards, grants and distinctions in the U.S. including 2 prestigious Pew Fellowships for his work on diversity and the use of the arts in dealing with issues of multi-culturalism, inclusion and more open societies. He has a doctorate in new media and virtual technologies in art, film and theatre, and a Master’s in feminist and post-colonial theatre from the Ohio State University.

He has a bachelor’s in Economics, Art and Theatre — the first triple major from his alma mater Wabash College. In 2012 Kaizaad received the prestigious Karmaveer Chakra Award and then the Verghese Kurian Karmaveer Puraskar in 2014 for his work in the arena of women and social justice. In December 2019, Kaizaad was just awarded the Karmaveer Puruskar Maharatna Award (via a Rex and United Nations’ Initiative) for his work on gender equality and social justice.

Creative Management & Inclusivity Initiatives

Kaizaad Kotwal Ph.D

Kaizaad is an EMMY-Award winner, having spent 24 years in the U.S. working in theatre, film and theatre in various roles and capacities. Kaizaad is a producer, actor, director, writer, and production designer with over 180 credits to his name in film, theatre and TV in India and abroad. Kaizaad partnered to start one of India’s premier theatre companies, Poor-Box Productions, in 1996. In 2003 they brought the international hit The Vagina Monologues to India where it has just entered its 18th year of performances. Kaizaad is also an artist and educator (theatre, film & media-studies) having spent 22 years in the U.S. before returning to India in 2009. He is the recipient of several teaching awards, grants and distinctions in the U.S. including 2 prestigious Pew Fellowships for his work on diversity and the use of the arts in dealing with issues of multi-culturalism, inclusion and more open societies. He has a doctorate in new media and virtual technologies in art, film and theatre, and a Master’s in feminist and post-colonial theatre from the Ohio State University.

He has a bachelor’s in Economics, Art and Theatre — the first triple major from his alma mater Wabash College. In 2012 Kaizaad received the prestigious Karmaveer Chakra Award and then the Verghese Kurian Karmaveer Puraskar in 2014 for his work in the arena of women and social justice. In December 2019, Kaizaad was just awarded the Karmaveer Puruskar Maharatna Award (via a Rex and United Nations’ Initiative) for his work on gender equality and social justice.

Kaizaad Kotwal Ph.D

Honorary Advisor

Zerbanoo Gifford

Zerbanoo Gifford is a human rights campaigner, author and founder of The ASHA Centre, a charity working for the empowerment of young people, sustainable development and peace & reconciliation worldwide. Zerbanoo holds the International Woman of the Year Award 2006 for her humanitarian work, which spans over fifty years of grassroots and global activism. She was presented with the Nehru Centenary Award in 1986 for her work championing the rights of women, children and minorities. In 2007, Zerbanoo received the international Splendor Award in Hollywood, for her lifetime achievements in the field of equality and human rights. In 2010 to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of American Suffrage she was honoured by the Sewall-Belmont Museum in Washington DC in an exhibition commemorating key women who advanced women’s rights.

Zerbanoo has also received the Asian Times Award for Achievement and Services to British public life and the Asian City Award for services to the media. Zerbanoo was awarded the Freedom of the City of Lincoln, Nebraska, for her work combating modern slavery and racism. A pioneer for Asian women in British public life. Zerbanoo made history in 1982 by being elected as a Liberal councillor in Harrow and being the first BAME woman to stand for parliament. Zerbanoo was elected to the Liberal Party’s Federal Executive, again the first BAME to be elected onto any governing body of a British political party. She has been an active founder member of the cross-party ‘300 Group’ working for the equal representation of women in political and public life.

In 1992, she chaired the Dadabhai Naoroji centenary to celebrate the election of the first Asian Member of Parliament in 1892. She wrote his biography. Zerbanoo has also chaired the Liberal Party’s Community Relations Panel in succession to Lord Avebury and went on to chair the year-long commission ‘Looking into Ethnic Minority Involvement in British Life’. In 1997 she was asked by the Labour Home Secretary, The Right Hon Jack Straw, to join his Race Equality Advisory Panel at the Home Office at the time when race relations were under scrutiny following the death of Stephen Lawrence and the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 began to take shape. 

Zerbanoo Gifford

Honorary Advisor

Zerbanoo Gifford

Zerbanoo Gifford is a human rights campaigner, author and founder of The ASHA Centre, a charity working for the empowerment of young people, sustainable development and peace & reconciliation worldwide. Zerbanoo holds the International Woman of the Year Award 2006 for her humanitarian work, which spans over fifty years of grassroots and global activism. She was presented with the Nehru Centenary Award in 1986 for her work championing the rights of women, children and minorities. In 2007, Zerbanoo received the international Splendor Award in Hollywood, for her lifetime achievements in the field of equality and human rights. In 2010 to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of American Suffrage she was honoured by the Sewall-Belmont Museum in Washington DC in an exhibition commemorating key women who advanced women’s rights.

Zerbanoo has also received the Asian Times Award for Achievement and Services to British public life and the Asian City Award for services to the media. Zerbanoo was awarded the Freedom of the City of Lincoln, Nebraska, for her work combating modern slavery and racism. A pioneer for Asian women in British public life. Zerbanoo made history in 1982 by being elected as a Liberal councillor in Harrow and being the first BAME woman to stand for parliament. Zerbanoo was elected to the Liberal Party’s Federal Executive, again the first BAME to be elected onto any governing body of a British political party. She has been an active founder member of the cross-party ‘300 Group’ working for the equal representation of women in political and public life.

In 1992, she chaired the Dadabhai Naoroji centenary to celebrate the election of the first Asian Member of Parliament in 1892. She wrote his biography. Zerbanoo has also chaired the Liberal Party’s Community Relations Panel in succession to Lord Avebury and went on to chair the year-long commission ‘Looking into Ethnic Minority Involvement in British Life’. In 1997 she was asked by the Labour Home Secretary, The Right Hon Jack Straw, to join his Race Equality Advisory Panel at the Home Office at the time when race relations were under scrutiny following the death of Stephen Lawrence and the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 began to take shape. 

Zerbanoo Gifford