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Why are we here?

The leadership needs in organizations, has evolved, given the drastic technological, social, and economic changes in the way business is carried out around the world. Here are some key leadership competencies for the 21st Century* (as per leading industry research):
– ability to create and communicate ‘purpose’
– inclusiveness and ability to motivate a diverse workforce
– confidence leading in ambiguous and complex situations
– ability to inspire commitment and foster internal collaboration
– ability to communicate with authenticity and build transparency

77% organizations overall are experiencing a leadership gap, and 56% of organizations are not ready to meet their leadership needs.

This needs to change. We are confident that by adopting the right approach to leadership development and focusing on high-potential growth, organizations can significantly bridge the leadership gap.

*Source: Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2019, APQC Report, CCL, World Economic Forum, Brandon Hall Group’s Leadership Development Survey

Our Vision:

Our vision is to bridge the leadership gap at workplaces. We do this by enabling high-potential executives and talented women professionals to grow into future-ready leaders. We also work with organizations to build an inclusive and values-led culture to nurture the right talent.

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Together, let us be the change we want to see!

After spending more than a decade in a corporate career, Madhu found herself at cross-roads in terms of both her career and personal life when she became a mother. She recognised that she had the potential to excel and grow, but struggled navigating her way upwards. She recognised that she was battling discrimination, combined with her inability to communicate her value and influence her decision-makers. She quit her job and decided to be a stay at home mum only to realise after a few months that she felt even more miserable. Clearly, that’s not what she wanted. She started looking for answers which led her to transition her career as a Leadership Coach. Finally, she found answers as to how to bring things together: career, life, leadership and womanhood. She discovered that there is a whole new way to live life as a woman, as an influencer, as a mother and doing or being everything that matters most to her.

Madhu founded ThinkStride to help high potential executives & women talent to navigate their career upwards and become leaders of excellence. This is her way of living her purpose, which is to bridge the leadership gap and foster inclusive leaders at the workplace.

Madhu is a Leadership and Career Acceleration Coach. Prior to this, she worked for large corporate organizations like PwC and HSBC Bank where she managed and led people-transformation projects in the areas of cultural transformation, diversity & inclusion, talent management, and leadership development. She combines her experience in driving people-centered change in organizations with executive coaching and neuroscience to achieve high-impact leadership transformation. She authored her first book ‘Stride , A woman’s guide to an extraordinary life, career and leadership’ which got launched globally on 26th Jan 2019. She holds a masters degree in Human Resource Management and is a certified Executive & Transformational Coach.

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Madhu Jeyakumaran
Founder and Director, ThinkStride