Riya Arora

Inspirational Development Group

A Highly Skilled and accomplished Global Leadership Development and Communications Facilitator, Consultant and Coach with a strong track record and 15+ years of experience in consulting and facilitating audiences around the globe in the Financial Services, IT and Manufacturing Sectors. Have an extensive knowledge of planning, organizing and managing a wide range of portfolios.

Country Head (India) for Inspirational Development Group – an award winning UK-based, Global Leadership and Management Performance Consulting firm with delivery capability around the world. She is responsible for the India Business, the India Team of Facilitators and ensuring Quality and Effectiveness of learning for all projects undertaken. She also plays an important role in Program Design and Development for long term impact programs.

With a Management Degree in Marketing, Riya holds an Executive Coach, an NLP Certification, a Trainers’ Certification from the British Council and an Assessment Centers Certification. She also holds an Honors Diploma in Information Systems Management and a Certificate in French.

Riya Arora spent 11 years with Cap Gemini FS GBU (formerly Kanbay) where she developed Learning Designs and Content on the entire gamut of Communication and several areas in Leadership Development. She created and ran the Communications Development Centers and managed multi modular programs – through all phases – Requirements Capture, TNA, Program Design, Delivery, Follow-up and Feedback Analysis. She was the Global Facilitator for the Associate Development and Leadership Enhancement Action Programs in the US, UK, Singapore, Australia and India. Riya also spent two years leading the Corporate Communications Function at Kanbay and a considerable amount of time helping the Recruitment Function. Riya’s last responsibility at Capgemini FS GBU was the Global Head of Assessment and Development Centers. She also played the role of Learning Partner to a Business Unit.

As an independent Consultant, Riya has worked with clients of the likes of Barclaycard, Travelex, World Bank, Syntel, Symantec, Essar, Piaggo, Hewitt, Alfa Laval and Bajaj Auto creating content, delivering ‘Train the Trainer’ and Customized Leadership Interventions.

Prior to being in the Corporate World, Riya managed a Computer Academy for a period of 3 years. Riya also taught French for a period of a year.

Riya is a staunch follower of Sri Sri Ravishankarji and practices the Sudarshan Kriya regularly. A strong believer in the powers of the Kriya and meditation, her most feverish dream is to help people realize their own dreams through connecting people in her network.

Certifications

» Certified MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator) Trainer
» Certified Life Coach
» Certified British Council English Language Skills Trainer
» Certified Train the Trainer
» Certification in French (NSF1 – Alliance Française)

Strengths

» Management of complex projects – end to end –
Budgeting, Branding and Client Engagement and Operations.
» Facilitation & Training Skills, Nurturing Clients, People and
Event Management
» Learning Agility, High Degree of Intuition, High Degree of Self Awareness

Learning Programs and Workshops attended

» Certified Executive Coach – Program by Fast Track
Coaching Academy, USA
» Steven Covey’s Seven Habits Workshop and Eighth
Habit Symposium
» ToP® Facilitation Training Conducted by the ICA in
Chicago, USA
» Edward De Bono’s Direct Attention Thinking Tools and
Lateral Thinking Workshops
» NLP Certification in July-2009
» Certificate Program in Designing and Implementing
Assessment Centres
» Development Program for Project Leaders by Lake Forest
Graduate School of Management
» ISABS (Indian Society for Applied Behavioral Science) Lab
» Leadership Programme for Young Lawyers at Sandhurst
Military Academy, Surrey, UK
» Management Fundamentals for British Sugar Line Managers
(Briefing) at Peterborough, UK.

Formal Education

» Masters in Business Administration (1998)
» Honors Diploma in Information and Systems Management (1995)
» Certificate in spoken and written French – Level – Elementary (1993)
» Went to Primary School in Hong Kong and spoke fluent Cantonese

Industry & Social Interaction

» Started Toastmasters Club at Kanbay (President) in July-2006
» Vice President for the National HRD Network, Pune Chapter
» Steering Committee Member for SHRM
» Launched Pune Chapter of LnOD RoundTable –
on Advisory Council
» Conferred upon ‘The Women Leadership Excellence
Award’ at the World HRD Congress