About Madhu Jeyakumaran

Executive Coach | Author | Trainer & Facilitator | Speaker
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About 3 years ago, Madhu made a decision that changed her life. She decided to take 100% ownership of her results and show up for who she really was! She chose to let go of limiting beliefs and identities that didn’t serve her anymore. She got curious about what she really valued from her life and career, and decided to make choices aligned with those values. Along the way, she discovered some surprising ingredients for growth – taking imperfect action, emotional agility, self-compassion, building authority, setting boundaries, etc to name a few. What began as a self-development journey, soon became that of supporting the growth and transformation of others.

Madhu helps organisations maximise their human capital by developing their high-potential talent into future leaders. She is also passionate about enabling women in leadership.  She aids transformation through executive coaching, leadership development programs, workshops, and keynote speaking.

She authored the book ‘Stride, A woman’s guide to an extraordinary life, career and leadership’ to share her story and invite women to strive for extraordinary standards. She has spoken at various national and international forums to support the cause of women in leadership. Notable ones being her approach note on ‘How to fast-track gender diversity” at the World Diversity & Inclusion Congress (2019) and her keynote on ‘Rising as women leaders’ addressing more than 200 women at the Seven Sisters Festival Melbourne (2019).

She delivers Executive Programs for leading universities in South Australia. She also regularly contributes to the growth and development of young talent through mentoring and career development workshops.

Previously, she worked as an HR & OD professional in organizations like PWC and HSBC Bank where she led people transformation projects in the areas of culture transformation, diversity & Inclusion, talent management, and leadership development. She combines her experience in driving people-centric change in organizations with research-driven coaching methodologies to instill sustainable behavioural transformation and development.

She holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management, is a Certified behavioural profiler (Extended DISC®), Intelligent Leadership Coach, and a Meta Dynamics Coaching Practitioner.


Rethinking Leadership


Enabling Diversity in workplaces 

By adopting the feminine values of empathy, listening, collaborating and sharing, women and men are solving problems, increasing profits, and redefining success in every realm. Research shows that inclusive and gender-balanced leadership teams achieve better business results and have a strategic edge when faced with adversity. The Athena Doctrine, evidences the rise of feminine values in the 21st century and that women, as well as men who think like them, will rule the future.

Yet, there is lack of diversity of thought at leadership levels and significant under-representation of the  women in leadership. This needs to change.

Our inclusive approach involves working with both men and women, to instil change. We work with organizations to facilitate inclusive leadership development and enable career advancement for women. We also help talented women accelerate their careers and rise as leaders in the workplace. We achieve this through specialised career/leadership development programs, workshops and executive coaching.