A corporate refugee turned yogini, Nilima is now a global missionary. The key theme of her life and work is the quest for self-mastery and selfless service that can lead to a free and fulfilled world that works for all. She travels the world leveraging her corporate experience and +20 years of consciousness-based health and growth practices to help build enduring institutions and change-agents, especially women, who can lead the planet to sustainable solutions and positive impact. She also writes a column titled Shakti Speaks initiated by a leading Indian media house, aimed at restoring gender relations and based on dialogues within Women’s Circles.
Her integral approach synthesizes best practices and paths from around the world, and is customized to meet audience needs. Her particular expertise is in developing Body Intelligence and Spiritual Intelligence (BQ & SQ).
Nilima has delivered leadership training and facilitation for Microsoft, Whole Foods Market, Tata, Societe Generale Bank, Vodafone, and YPO, as well as academic institutions and developmental organisations such as Indus International School and SKS Microfinance. She is an active supporter of the Conscious Capitalism movement and Women’s International Networking (WIN) and serves on the advisory board of MixR, 20-first and Peace through Commerce.
Now in her 50s and having heroically journeyed many times, through her mother’s cancer, father’s near-fatal car accident and brain injury, husband’s cancer, and her own search for meaning from a sudden sense of failure in a thriving corporate career, Nilima looks back with amazement at her bucket list of world destinations that has very few places left to tick off. An avid traveller, Nilima has recently found great meaning in leading or joining Peace Pilgrimages to the world’s sacred spots, from Kailash and Mansarovar in the Himalayas, to Machu Picchu and Titicaca in the Andes. Comfortable in every culture and socio-economic setting, from cleaning toilets to dining with CEOs and interviewing world leaders, Nilima speaks five languages and truly calls the whole planet home.
Nilima is currently building 1) the Shakti Fellowship, jointly certified with the University of San Diego and WIN, with a mission to create 100,000 women changemakers by 2030, and 2) the Truth & Reconciliation movement for healing collective trauma and leading harmonious interdependence at a planetary level.