Gaurav Bhalla, Ph. D. is a globally acclaimed ‘thinker-doer’ and trusted expert in Leadership, Strategy, Marketing, and Innovation. A provocative, charismatic, and entertaining speaker, trainer, and coach, he delivers insight-packed audience experiences that take organizations, teams, and individuals on transformational journeys of greater professional success and personal fulfillment.
In his 40+ years of global experience – 5 continents, 30+ countries – he has worked with a variety of clients, large and small, for-profit and not-for-profit companies in several sectors, such as Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Technology, and Financial services.
A small sampling of his clients in these sectors include Glaxo Smith Kline, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Capital One, Axis Bank, Citi, MetLife, Bank of America, Legal & General, Caterpillar, Maersk, Audi, ESSAR, Deloitte, PwC, EY, JLL, T. Rowe Price, Randstad, Indian Railways, National Association of Broadcasters, Sprint, US Dept. of Agriculture, Hershey, Marriott,
Additionally, Gaurav has also designed and implemented executive education programs at Leading Business Schools like Georgetown, Duke, Singapore Management University, University of Maryland, GIBS-South Africa, Indian School of Business, and at Corporate Universities of companies like Glaxo, Sprint, Kodak, Hallmark, Deloitte, IBM, Boeing, and Texas Instruments.
In 2016, he won a global award, Executive Education Specialist of the Year, in recognition of his speaking and training services. Published in both business and literature, his leading-edge thinking is reflected in his HBR article, “Rethinking Marketing,” and his book, “Collaboration and Co-Creation: New Platforms for Marketing and Innovation.” His latest book, “Awakening A Leader’s Soul: Learnings Through Immortal Poems,” presents a new human-centric narrative of leadership, “Soulful LeadershipTM,” that reimagines leadership’s purpose and reshapes its outcomes. It was launched globally in Sep. 2017. Additionally, he’s also a novelist and poet. His novel, “The Curse and the Cup,” was published at the end of 2014. He’s also written and published two screenplays, several short stories, and numerous poems.
Currently the CEO of Knowledge Kinetics, he has held senior management and C-level positions in Marketing, Strategy, and Innovation at P&G (Richardson Vicks), Nestle, and TNS Worldwide.
What makes Gaurav unique are his growth mindset, his diversity of thinking and experience, his passion for action, and his WHY – his purpose – that values the humanity of people more than their executive brilliance.