Shampi Venkatesh

Shampi’s CoachMantra

“I like to think of the potential of coaching in terms of a few words by William Shakespeare: We know what we are, but we may not know what we may be.”

Area of Expertise

Top Talent • Women Leadership

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    Awards & Recognition

Shampi has won many awards many awards at NIIT Ltd, including the highest leadership award. She also won the LinkedIn Conscious Business Leadership Awards in 2015 and was a “Loyalty Advocate” finalist.





A Little

About Shampi

Shampi is known for creating high performance teams through inspirational leadership and has been a strong practitioner of on – the – job mentoring and coaching.

She exudes positivity, gravitas and an interesting combination of energy and serenity at the same time. She has led large, diverse and distributed teams and always inspired them to deliver high-performance. She totally believes in leveraging the strengths of the people she works with and focuses on the positive aspects of everything, since she lives by the mantra — ‘what you focus on expands’.

Her personal and professional life has been an exemplary example of defining life’s moments and operating in the circles of control and influence. Shampi believes that ownership & accountability, hard-work and willingness to learn and innovate are the top 5 ingredients for success. She is also an active blogger on LinkedIn.

Shampi started coaching because of her strong belief in the innate strengths that each individual has. She loves coaching because she can help leaders discover their potential and set them on a journey of self-discovery and self-mastery.

She describes her personal passion for coaching in the following words:

“Coaching for me is a spiritual experience. When I coach, the coaching skills that I practice of active listening, being non-judgemental, intent focus on the ‘Who’ and what of the coachee, all the while building trust and intimacy; helps me to grow as a leader myself and has been a transformational experience for me as well. With each coaching conversation, I grow more and more. The goodwill and gratitude that I earn from my coaching clients fills my universe with positivity and warmth.”

What makes Shampi stand out as a coach: Her ability to connect, empathize, engage and inspire.

She can easily relate to the business situations of her coachees due to her own vast experience of business operations and people management. Having been a high-performer herself, her fundamental philosophy of self-belief and excellence comes through in her conversations.

Finally, her passion for bringing out the best in each individual, makes her stand out.

Here is what a couple of Shampi’s clients have to say

“I truly enjoyed every coaching and mentoring session with Shampi and am extremely thankful for her patience and undivided attention all along.The conducive atmosphere created at the beginning of our coaching journey fostered an environment of trust and transparency and allowed me to lay bare all my thoughts and fears in an uninhibited manner. … What I liked best was that she was completely non-judgmental and allowed me time, space and complete freedom to work out all the complex and unresolved thoughts and ideas on my own. I believe there is far greater learning when one does this. Last but not the least her enthusiasm and verve is very infectious and inspiring and I can unashamedly claim that I shall emulate that to the fullest going forward.”

– Yasmin Riaz, National Deputy Director, SOS Villages India

“Shampi is an excellent coach & mentor. She acts as a friend & guide. She is very methodical; practices patience & active listening. She has been always asking me open questions that make me think deeper. In the last 4 months, I have discovered new aspects in me as a professional. Her guidance and coaching intervention is set to be a big catalyst in achieving my career ambitions.”

– Chief of Manufacturing and Supply Chain, erstwhile Lafarge India

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