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Nilima Bhat

Nilima Bhat

Nilima Bhat

Nilima is a facilitator of personal transformation and coaches individuals (and organisations) in their quest for conscious evolution. She is a sought-after speaker/ trainer on Organisational culture, Conscious business, Women in Leadership, Self-awareness for work-life balance as well as Indian wisdom and esoteric wellness traditions.

Previously, Nilima spent 10 successful years heading Corporate Communications and PR for leading corporations such as ITC-Welcomgroup, Philips India and ESPN STAR Sports, bringing a creative mind, empathic communications skills and a high quality of professionalism to manage and deliver complex projects reporting to the CEO. In her last assignment with ESPN STAR Sports she was responsible for leading their corporate communications for over 25 countries across Asia Pacific.  

An academic topper and all-rounder, Nilima graduated from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai in Life Sciences and Biochemistry, followed by a diploma in Social Communications Media from Sophia Polytechnic, Mumbai. She later qualified as a yoga teacher from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre and is a teacher-practitioner of the Integral Yoga of Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

A trained dancer and choreographer, she has co-founded a professional dance company (Sri Shakti) whose mission is to de-mystify Indian dance and spiritual sciences for international audiences.  Having lived and worked for 10 years overseas (Singapore, London, Hong Kong), Nilima returned to Bangalore, India in 2004 to set up a leadership consulting firm, Roots & Wings and an integrative medicine practice, Sampurnah. She is soon to become a published author along with her husband on their unique holistic and integrative approach to Cancer. Their work is regularly featured in leading national publications like Life Positive and The Times Of India.

Nilima is currently inspired to leverage her 10 years of corporate experience and 12 years of consciousness-based health and growth practices to build endearing and enduring institutions and change-agents, especially women, who can lead India and the planet to sustainable solutions and positive impact.


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