Surabhi Venkatesh

Facilitator, Consultant &

Work Specialization

  • With over 9 years of experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in domains like Adult Learning, HR Transformation, Performance Management, and People Leadership & Stakeholder Management, Surabhi enjoys working at the intersection of Business, People & Culture.
  • She has worked with team sizes of 60-700 and has been responsible for setting key People & Culture systems and processes toward building a Great Place to Work, a goal accomplished in her previous organization.
  • As a trainer and facilitator, Surabhi has designed and delivered content ranging across multiple domains that include Vision & Goal Setting, Conflict Resolution, Delivering Effective Feedback, Coaching Skills for Managers, and Building High Performing Teams, to name a few.
  • She has delivered over 100+ training hours for new and young managers, team leaders, and senior leaders in organizations. She brings alive the principles of Adult Learning in her delivery and focuses on high participant engagement.
  • As an OD Facilitator & Strategic HR Professional, Surabhi demonstrates a solid understanding of what it takes to build a great place to work and works very closely with the leadership to build them as promoters of their own culture. She has actively worked at building high-performing teams through vision board exercises, transformation processes across organizational policies, recruitment, performance management systems, and diversity & inclusion in the workforce.
  • As a queer affirmative and millennial coach, Surabhi has worked with entrepreneurs, independent artists and creative professionals, new and young managers, new coaches, and individual employees to help them achieve both their personal and professional goals.
  • She has delivered over 150+ coaching hours spanning goal objectives of successful career transitions, leading people more effectively, navigating through interpersonal conflicts, meeting expectations in new roles, and aligning personal and organizational visions, to name a few.


ICF Credentialed, ACC – Leadership & Professional Coach, Coach For Life

Work Experience

Over 9 years of experience working with both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations across education, FMCG, retail and e-commerce. Facilitated workshops for mid-senior level as well as C-suite teams in early start-ups.

Sectors Served

Not for profit, Education, Retail & E -Commerce, FMCG

Customers Served

Surabhi has facilitated programs for mid to senior-level employees and managers across organizations like Teach For India, Indus Action, Slam Out Loud, Heads Up For Tails, Brookfield and Adecco Pvt Limited.

Academic Qualifications

  • Master’s in arts (Advertising & Marketing Communication), Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Bachelors in Mass Media (BMM), Sophia’s College for Women, University of Mumbai
  • Certified Canine Nutrition & Health Practitioner, British College of Canine Studies


Surabhi is an extremely warm, lively, and energetic facilitator. She’s passionate about creating learning journeys and that has led her down the path of coaching, training, and working with leaders and teams to build enduring organizations. She’s extremely passionate about social conversations like diversity and inclusion, feminism, and animal welfare.

She’s a pet parent to two rescue dogs and has certifications in Canine Health and Nutrition. She’s currently pursuing a diploma in Canine Biosociopsychology and Ethology and loves working with both dogs and humans.

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