Nikhil has more than 25 years of experience split between the US and Asia.
He is the Author of Best Selling Book “Target Gen Z”: Understanding the Gen Z Mindset on Brands, Work-Life, Learning and More” released in 2021 He is also the host of popular podcast “Working with Gen Z” which examine all facets of the Gen Z generation. He is a TEDx Speaker and has won several distinguished speaker awards.
He has worked with several Global, Regional and Asian Companies with senior leaders creating leadership solutions that build strategic capacity and capability for transforming business at the intersection of Business and People. Before his innings in Leadership Development, he spent 15 years in the US which included nearly 10 years in Financial Services with firms like Charles Schwab, Franklin Templeton, American Express.
Later he spent 10+ years in Leadership Consulting as the Managing Director of Duke CE in India, creating the next generational learning strategies for firms across Asia. He also served on the Board of the company, providing strategic direction and guidance for its growth.
He is proficient in several learning instruments, experiential learning and has assisted clients in obtaining ROI of Learning (L1-L5). He has travelled extensively for his work and delivered programs in over 25+ countries.
He is an avid Yoga and meditation practitioner and loves adventure sports and travel.
Nikhil is simply amazing with Senior and C-suite facilitation. He brings a lot of practical knowledge of the Leadership domain with a strong Instructional Design and Client management focus. In all my interactions w/him I found him with high energy and with a great amount of flexibility and adaptability.
Working with Nikhil has not only been a privilege but a wonderful learning experience. The impact he has on others is inspirational. Eric Proudfoot
First met Nikhil in 2020 where I had the pleasure of attending 2 of his Facilitation sessions in Bangalore. Nikhil is very engaging, has a lovely presence and a calm Facilitation style. He has a wealth of knowledge & is passionate about making a difference in organizations.
"Nikhil is an excellent, strong instructor and a facilitator. He is extremely good with senior audiences and brings a wide gamut of expertise in a range of topics. Our clients greatly benefitted from his energetic style!"
Nikhil brings a deep repertoire of L&D, OD and facilitation. His sessions are energetic and deeply contextual. All our senior leaders have enjoyed when he facilitates and feel they learn something new.
Nikhil is a noted thought leader and a master at designing learning experiences which enlist others. He’s highly skilled at facilitating and engaging groups - using his enthusiastic, energetic style to make an impact and achieve results.
I have had the privilege of working with Nikhil on several leadership development programs for the Bennett & Coleman group, upGrad, and my current organization, Computacenter. Nikhil not only brings incredible experience to his training and facilitation but also an approachability that sets him apart.
Nikhil brings a terrific combination of experience and skill to his client work. He has not only spearheaded design and delivery for global clients, but also has led international teams - he has the theory, and the direct experience.
For anyone needing to work with Gen Z, Nikhil`s publications are a "must read and listen to". He provides insights into differences in values, beliefs, perspectives and mind-sets and practical tips on how to get the best out of Gen Z. Nikhil enables understanding of the psyches of different generations.