About Michelle Chaudhuri

Michelle Chaudhuri is an Executive Coach and Mentor Michelle Chaudhuri with business and leadership experience spanning 20 years, predominantly in the IT Industry, in areas of General Management, Training, Quality, ISO Audits, Strategic Projects, Operations and Program Management.

Her last corporate role was with SAP Labs India as Program Director – Operations. Over her 8 ½ years in SAP, Michelle set up the Global Quality Management team, drove numerous strategic global initiatives in India, helped build synergies between diverse cross-functional areas, built a synergetic internal Marketing and Communications team, was responsible for the setup and operations of a development team across locations, and for program management.

Michelle has also been an entrepreneur in the earlier years of her work life, managed a software training organization as a profit centre, and worked in software development. Her experience has, therefore, been immensely broad-based, and has touched virtually every part of a typical organization. This puts her in the unique position of being able to work with executives of varied backgrounds, competencies and experience across a wide range of organizations.

Credentials Skills Michelle has perfected over 20 years of business and leadership experience

  • CEO Coach Accreditation, Executive and Business Coaching Foundation India Limited (CFI)
  • Management Program for Women Entrepreneurs, IIM, Bangalore
  • Certified in Thomas Emotional Intelligence, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Transactional Analysis (TA101)
  • Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9000, CII; Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), ISACA
  • BA Economics, Bombay

Expertise relevant to Coaching      

Michelle is a CFI Certified Enabling Excellence and Personal Growth and Satisfaction through Coaching and MentoringExecutive & Business Coach with successful CXO level coaching engagements to her credit.

A key success factor for Michelle as coach is her invaluable prior experience, as employee, manager, mentor and coach, in settings similar to those her coachees will most likely go through in the course of their professional lives.

Michelle is also a Coach Supervisor trained to Guide fellow coaches and coach interns.

Her passion and expertise lie in Coaching for Leadership and Execution Excellence, Resilience, Personal and Organizational Effectiveness, and in Coaching/Mentoring women managers and high potentials at all levels


Special Focus on Coaching/Mentoring Women Managers, High Potentials and their Ecosystem at work

Michelle’s personal journey into senior management positions in Indian and multinational organizations has given her tremendous insight into the challenges the woman of today faces in organizations worldwide, and the strengths she needs to discover within herself and leverage to make it to, and be successful at, the levels of management she aspires to.

Michelle helps empower talented women managers and high potentials to aspire to higher leadership levels, perform at enhanced levels of effectiveness, and realise their true potential, enriching both themselves and their organizations. While focusing on women, Michelle will also help influence their work environment by extending the coaching to the coachee’s eco-system – her manager, subordinates, colleagues, and organization at large.  Tackling the coaching challenge holistically in all its dimensions ensures better success.


 Learn more about Michelle’s credentials on LinkedIn: http://in.linkedin.com/in/michellechaudhuri  (View Full Profile)

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