In this episode, Ashutosh Garg engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Dr. Niru Kumar, a medical doctor, psychologist, and a ‘diversity and inclusion’ consultant.
Niru explains ‘diversity and inclusion consultation’ and its significance. He talks about working as a doctor for 28 years and then moving on to coaching. She tells how the rich experience helped her excel in coaching.
Niru proceeds to talk about the ‘women leadership program’. She shares the challenges she faced in her career. She analyzes the role played by the millennials and Gen-Z in today’s world.
‘Who should look for a coach?’- Niru meticulously answers this question. She shares what goes into selecting a good coach and how to evaluate a coach. She later shares her thoughts about gender balance. Before concluding, she talks about her learning from her biggest failures.
Dr. Niru Kumar has been powerfully impacting and transforming lives through a unique blend of expertise in modern medicine, psychology, coaching skills and NLP. She is a Medical Doctor, Psychologist, Diversity & Inclusion Consultant and an NLP expert. She is the only Mars Venus Coach in India, trained by Dr. John Grey (author of Men are from Mars Women are from Venus) himself. Her other prestigious international partnerships include TGIG (The Gender Intelligence Group) led by Barbara Annis, Dr. Alan Richter of QED Consulting and Jennifer Brown. A pioneer in transforming global organizations and multi-cultural individuals to enhance capabilities in an inclusive environment! Dr. Niru Kumar is a certified and trained NLP Master Practitioner trained from Dr. Richard Bandler, who introduced NLP to the world. Dr. Niru is also a CHI Certified Teacher and a Practitioner of Hypnosis adding greater value and effectivity to her programs. Dr. Niru’ s sessions are one of its kind as she skilfully uses Diversity, NLP and Hypnotherapy techniques to bring profound and authentic transformation in personal and professional lives of the participants. She has powerful international alliances with top thoughts leaders in the field of D&I, through this she brings back the knowledge from across the world and applies it skilfully in the Indian context. Dr. Niru is a known pioneer in the field of Diversity & Inclusion, and began her journey in the
leading organizations 10 years back. She has trained more than 10000+ professionals, from Global Leaders and down to Frontline employees. She has visited the remotest areas of PepsiCo & Hindalco plants to conduct the Gender Intelligence and Women Empowerment programs. Based on excellent feedback of these workshops she has made her mark in the field and is recognized and sought after by many organizations. Organizations like PepsiCo, Yum Foods, Vodafone, Walmart, Ernst & Young, Aditya Birla Group and Airtel decided to roll out their D&I initiatives in partnership and Consultancy with Dr. Niru Kumar. These organizations have achieved measurable tangible results. They have also received global visibility and awards for their collaborative initiatives with her. PepsiCo received the highly prestigious international Harvey C Russel award as an result of these initiatives. She did her MBBS from the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical Collage of New Delhi from 1979 till 1985. She joined Central Government Health Services (CGHS), which comes under Government of India under a Gazetted Office Cadre. In the 28 years of tenure in CGHS, she got regular promotions and reached a level of a Senior Chief Medical Officer, when she took a voluntary retirement in 2013. Holistic Health – About 22 years back she was certified in all levels of Reiki and Pranic Healing and started taking workshops & programs from then till now. She has been taking care of physical, psychological and spiritual health for more than 30 years. Dr. Niru is an extremely popular public speaker. She often appears on TV Shows and is featured in Business Magazines. She is also regularly invited to school & colleges to guide and motivate teachers, parents and students through talks and seminars. She boldly quotes her own life experiences where she has overcome major physical and emotional challenges in her own life and relationships. Her positivism, optimism strength and genuineness are indeed a source of inspiration to many.