Shital Kakkar Mehra

As India’s leading Executive Presence coach, Shital Kakkar Mehra understands the nuances of creating an impactful leadership presence. She has personally trained 45,000 professionals from leading multinational and progressive Indian companies across industries, equipping them with the knowledge they need to perform confidently at the highest levels. Her trademark way of blending the Indian corporate ethos with global best-in-class practices is a skill she has fine-tuned in her 20 years of experience. An avid reader and a passionate traveler, Shital embraces opportunities to observe cross-cultural communication and learn from cultural diversity, both of which serve as a bridge between her work and hobbies.

In her different avatars as an acclaimed speaker, seasoned trainer and best-selling author, Shital offers her expert insights to current and aspiring business leaders across Asia. She has conducted workshops across industries and has presented her seminars across Asia. Her charismatic style has made her a popular keynote speaker and she has been invited as a guest speaker at INSEAD (Mumbai), IIM Bangalore/Lucknow/ Nagpur, Bombay Chamber of Commerce, and IIT – Mumbai / Kharagpur amongst other leading management institutes and associations.

Her book, Business Etiquette: A Guide for the Indian Professional has sold over 47,000 copies, and has been translated into several regional Indian languages. It is well-travelled and can be found on the library shelves of global academic institutes including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, Oxford, and Cambridge.

Shital's latest book, 'Executive Presence', has just been released. Her research in this subject is India’s first and her proprietary formula, 'P-O-I-S-E' for Executive Presence will help you gain a competitive edge.”

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Her expert opinions on Business Etiquette and Executive Presence are highly sought after, and she is regularly published by leading media publications, including Business Today, and Mice Talk. Shital has also contributed over 200 articles to her column titled “Mind Your Manners” in the Economic Times.

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She carries her commitment to empowering individuals into her philanthropic work as a Co-founder of Katalyst, an NGO for underprivileged girls.

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