About Me

Author, Educator, Leadership Advisor, and Keynote Speaker

Shibani Belwalkar is a passionate thinker in the field of Purpose. She has done some path-breaking research in the space of invoking Purpose at Work, and purposeful cultures. She has curated and delivered an array of programs across industries including Pharma, ITES, BFSI, Manufacturing, Auto, Telecom, Data, Agriculture, FMCG, and Consulting. Her clients are private sector and non-profit organizations around the world. Her programs are centered around the latest insights on leadership, research emerging from social sciences and cognitive psychology, and her own exploration of human thinking and behavior over the past twenty years. 

Dr. Shibani Belwalkar is a Fellow at SDA Bocconi. Her role includes that of Program Director for Executive Education at the Asia Centre and Deputy Director of the International Executive Masters in Business Program. She is a visiting academic at Deakin, Liverpool, IIT, and ISB. In addition to her Ph.D., she is a Hogan Assessment Certified Coach, Barrett’s Values Assessment Certified Facilitator, and a certified Practitioner of Haptitude. She is also certified in the FUIM(Finding Us In Music) technique for Group Cohesiveness and Effectiveness. Shibani has also completed the Negotiation Mastery certificate from HBS.

Shibani spent a decade as a banker before embracing the path of leadership development and behavior transformation. This experience of having worked in the banking industry gives her the added advantage of adapting tools and frameworks to practical applications resulting in quick and sustainable results. Her research has given impetus to the development of newer perspectives and thoughts around purposeful leadership and values-driven organizational cultures. Unraveling purpose and using its power to propel behavior produces disproportionate positive outcomes, both for the individual and the organization collectively through what is labeled as Organizational citizenship behaviors.

Born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Shibani is an Indian-African and a product of multicultural influences having subsequently lived across four continents. She has a unique style of facilitating through simplified concepts and creative exampling, weaving her experiences and observations into her anecdotes.

Her publications include her latest book Don’t Wait, The Art and Science of Purposeful Cultures, papers on Lokasamgraha, Workplace spirituality, Gross National Happiness, and a chapter in the textbook on Talent Management by Cengage Learning. She has been quoted in the Best-selling book “The Art of Quiet Influence,” by Davis,J.
She balances her time between her offices in Washington DC and Mumbai.

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