- Developing Leaders
- Women in the Workplace
- Working Parents
Shalini has 15 years’ experience of coaching leaders, aspiring leaders and managers, both one to one and within group coaching programmes. She brings a strong City leadership background, from careers in Law and Learning & Development; and adds to that her experience of leading in the not for profit world, as a non-executive director and trustee. Shalini practised law in the City at Norton Rose and Shearman & Sterling, and subsequently went on to work as an in-house lawyer. She chose to move into Learning & Development at Addleshaw Goddard and experienced working on the business side of law, rising to become Acting Head of Learning & Development before starting her own business. Shalini is particularly inspired by supporting women, and high potential non-white men and women, to reach and retain leadership positions.
Shalini is a mother of two children, has lived in Hong Kong and Singapore and her career has seen her working all over the world. The variety she has experienced in her own life and career has taught her much and enriched her coaching.
Shalini’s clients describe her as having a calm presence, enabling them to leave their fast-paced world outside and move into a different space where high quality thinking can happen. Shalini believes that every coachee has their own answers within themselves – and that her role is to partner with them, offering space, support and constructive challenge – so they connect with their own wisdom. She focusses on how clients will use what they have learned through coaching to reach their work and life goals, and what they are learning about themselves. Shalini’s knowledge of working in client facing roles as a lawyer and as a consultant, as well as working in business roles, gives her a rich understanding of the wider systems that her clients operate in and underpins her work as an executive coach.
Intuitive / Curious / Pragmatic; clients say I support them to unpack complex issues and provide the right level of challenge to push their thinking further.
- Working with women and people of colour to support them into leadership roles
- Working with expectant, new parents and their managers to help them navigate the challenges of managing a career and family
- Coaching leaders and managers who are navigating leadership transition points
- Providing bro bono coaching to cancer patients, and those living with cancer, at Macmillan Cancer Care
Training and Qualifications
- ICF accredited coaching training (Part 1 Diploma in Coaching at Coaching Development)
- Member of International Coaching Federation (ICF)
- BA in History from Queens’ College, Cambridge
- BPS Level A and B qualified; accredited Myers-Briggs, 16PF and DISC practitioner
Current coaching clients are at global law firms, global technology companies and government agencies.
‘My coaching with Shalini was extremely powerful. She is really good at asking powerful questions. She was able to help me go beyond the apparent need/task and help me uncover the deeper values and feelings that were at the heart of the issues I wanted to work on.’Principal Consultant, Global Talent Management Consultancy
‘Shalini was a great help whilst I was settling in my new role and helped me gain more confidence and navigate challenging meetings. I found she has very good listening skills, and acts as a pragmatic and empowering coach. I’m grateful to have worked with her and would recommend her to anyone who is looking to transform their career or reach new personal goals.’Senior Marketing Manager – Global Tech Company