Our Leadership Team
After receiving his BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Sunil went on to Boston University in Brussels for his Masters in Computer Information Systems. After spending a year in Europe, Sunil completed the program at the main BU campus in Boston and has been in Massachusetts ever since.
Sunil has worked in Corporate America for 25 years, and has held various leadership and IT consulting positions in large companies such as Data General, National Grid, John Hancock, IDX, and MIT Lincoln Labs.
As a personal passion, he has also just completed his Masters in Biology at Harvard University, as well as his thesis on Merkel Cell Cancer at the world renowned Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Sunil’s passion for coaching led him to become a Certified Career and Executive Coach. Realizing the huge and rapidly growing demand for coaches in both the personal and corporate space, and a dearth of high-quality, cost effective coach certification programs, Sunil launched Symbiosis Coaching with the express goal of bringing ICF accredited coach training directly to people’s homes.
“Our goal from the beginning was to not only offer very high quality programs, but to make them convenient and affordable for all”, says Sunil. “Through use of technology and by keeping our costs down, we have been able to do just that. Whether you are in Boston or Paris or Mumbai or Melbourne, you get the same high quality live training, and the same international certification recognized all over the world. And you pay the same low fee. Technology makes location irrelevant. Through our fully interactive virtual classes and convenient times, no matter where you are, you have access to these incredible training programs.”
Sunil’s vision has made Symbiosis Coaching programs one of the most sought after in the world.
Divya Jegasundaram is a Certified Fulfillment, Life, and Business Coach and Master Spirit Life Coach. She is Senior Faculty at Symbiosis Coaching, and an International Speaker. She is a three-time Best Selling Author and the co-creator of Coach Wisdom. She is also a “Canada’s Top 40 under 40” 2019 nominee.
Divya was born, bred and educated in Oxfordshire, England. She was fortunate to travel widely from a tender age; experiencing and appreciating a variety of cultures, ethnicities, faiths and people from all walks of life.
Social work, charity, ethics, focus, ambition and strong personal drive have been inherent qualities that Divya has emulated in all aspects of her life. Becoming a sponsor at an Orphanage in South India piqued her passion for helping others to formulate, shape and achieve their goals and dreams. Her ability to affect others positively is born from a patient and understanding temperament, a strong will, extraordinary drive and a humanity that radiates and embraces those around her.
These natural attributes led her to great success when she started working at an International Bank. She quickly rose through the ranks and became one of the youngest Branch Managers in Europe and North America. Her impressive career, quick ability to inspire, teach and motivate others prompted Bestselling Author, David Taylor to feature her in his book “The Naked Coach”. It is during Divya’s time in the Banking Industry, she saw the genesis of the exact skills needed to be a successful Life Coach where she spent more than a decade coaching different levels of employees for sales, customer relations, time management and personal development.
Divya’s easy manner and approachability allowed her to mentor and improve the teams across the country. She then emigrated to Toronto, Canada where her unique approach led her to more success in the corporate world. She left the Banking Industry after 13 successful years as she felt the fulfilment quotient of her life was somewhat incomplete. She found her niche as a Certified Fulfilment Coach and the work-life balance that allowed her to have a wholesome family life as a wife and mother.
Since Divya’s career as a Coach, her focus has been working with clients on fulfilment, empowerment, wellness and sales, therefore allowing people from different walks of life with different dreams, goals and desires to have access to her.
It is Divya’s passionate belief that people use her as a hammer with which to break through their dam of constraints, and be flooded with the reservoir of endless capability any person has.
Martha specializes in using her coaching methodology and global manufacturing experiences to help clients reach outcomes that far surpass their expectations.
Martha engages with clients to naturally and quickly work to get to the crux of issues, address limiting beliefs and to remove barriers to historical performance. She works with clients to reframe and move forward to achieve their goals. Using Lean and Six Sigma Black Belt tools to address operational issues, coupled with engaging associates in meaningful ways have repeatedly created holistic step change improvements for organizations over a span of 30 years. Coupling the operational improvements with leadership development and coaching creates a learning organization that is capable of designing, implementing and sustaining operational results for the organization, its affected associates and stakeholders alike.
Martha loves to watch and work with individuals and teams as they grow in their space. To that end, Martha is an coach instructor for the following certifications: CLC, CEC, CODC, NLP.
Martha is also an ACC and PCC Mentor for our Platinum packages.
Alison Geskin is a faculty at Symbiosis Coaching. She is a Certified Life Coach and a Certified Executive Coach, and has a Certification in Leadership Coaching from Harvard University.
Alison is a coach, a consultant, and an entrepreneur. She is about living well and taking responsibility for one’s life on every level, emotionally and physically. She is about achieving balance: at work, at home, in relationships.
As a coach, she encourages people to think out of the box, step out of their comfort zone and take risks, live in the moment, and face their limitations and challenges – and live life to the fullest. She provides thought provoking information, choices, and options for living, in an unforgettable, energetic, direct, interactive and highly entertaining way.
She is relentless in the pursuit of excellence and pride herself on exceeding expectations every day. That means custom strategies and solutions, innovative ideas and flawless execution.
In addition to raising capital in the corporate world and doing outstanding things in the not-for-profit world, Alison also founded The Art of Strategy in 2016, with the sole purpose of helping organizations and people be more successful. What started out as business consulting, helping organizations unearth pain points, and focusing on maximizing revenue generation along with developing talent and teams, very quickly grew to address both sides of success – the yin and yang of business and life.
Dr. Kalindi Kale is a senior instructor with Symbiosis Coaching and teaches the Certified Organizational Development Coach program. She holds the ICF ACC credential and is a Transformation Coach as well as an NLP Practitioner.
Dr. Kale holds a Ph.D. in Strategies and OD interventions, and has three decades of experience in multiple industries, including Logistics, PR and Media Relations, Finance, Education, Engineering, and Construction. Throughout her tenure, she has managed projects at an international level, from concept to completion.
While Kalindi has handled projects involving large teams, she also has vast exposure to marketing research, advertising, and media relations. Her success with sales and with management of sales teams comes from intense behavioral and attitude management of such teams.
In 2007, Dr. Kale transitioned from Marketing to Human Resources, with a goal of helping organizations transform by enhancing employee productivity. Her forte lies in efficiency building by behavior modification through Internal Marketing.
Kalindi is a speaker and panelist on multiple forums and has attempted to bridge the gap between industry and academia by working closely with faculty in Engineering colleges and conducting workshops for Engineering students.
She specializes in the areas of Self Management, Team Management, and Business Management. She is also an author, and her book “The Turning Point – Strategies to catalyze your organization’s transformation with Internal Marketing” has been published recently.
Sandhya is a Senior Faculty Member at Symbiosis Coaching and teaches the Certified Life Coach and Certified Executive Coach programs. She also teaches the ACC and PCC Mentoring programs for coaches who are working towards getting an ACC or PCC credential.
Sandhya is a PCC credentialed Mentor Coach and an Emotional Intelligence Assessor. She is a Certified Executive & Empowerment Coach and coaches using EQ Assessments & tools. Sandhya is also a Certified Master Spirit Coach & NLP practitioner. She has over 500+ hours of delivering training programs, has 400+ hours of coaching experience.
Sandhya has chosen a career path of working towards empowering people to enhance their skills and fulfil their dreams.
Sandhya’s deep faith and belief in the untapped potential in people led to the founding of her coaching company, Inward Focus. She believes that when it comes to human capital, all growth comes from within – and this applies to individuals, teams, as well as organizations. In her coaching assignments, she works with C-level Executives on Leading with Emotional Intelligence & to create Executive Presence.
Sandhya has been working passionately on Women’s Empowerment and one of her goals is to work with educated and qualified stay-at-home moms looking to start or re-start their careers.
She is empaneled as a mentor on the Sheroes platform where she interacts with women across the country and supports them through their dilemmas. She also has her own Lean In circle in Gurgaon, India. Through her specially crafted style of coaching, Sandhya has helped create self-awareness, discover inner power to confidently and successfully get back to professions they may have given up or develop new skills.
Sandhya has also authored several articles in various publications on the changing paradigm of coaching & leadership in India.
“My mission is to initiate positive shifts in people and transform their lives”, says Sandhya.
John Marshall, is a Certified Life Coach, a Certified Executive Coach, and a Certified Wellness Coach.
With over 40 years of international corporate experience in communications & technology, finance, media, broadcast, marketing, and hospitality, John has acted as founder, CEO, and Director of both private and public corporations.
John is an ordained minister, has developed the training program “Paradigm Thinking”, and co-authored the book “Path to Relevance”. In his role as pastor, coach, and trainer, he has spent over 2000 hours training and counselling hundreds of individuals in discovering, facing, and working through their proper role in life.
John is currently a member at Connect Church and is the ministry lead in the Church’s “Celebrate Recovery Program” (See Rick Warren Saddleback church), which offers a safe place to grow for anyone that has a “hurt, habit, or hang-up”, and the support of others to help deal with it.
He is also the lead Pastor at Pathways-International.org where he hosts a live interactive video Prayer broadcast every morning at 6am EST. As the Founder of Performance-Plus, John believes in helping to transform the world one life at a time by coaching clients to a life of fulfilment and relevance. In his world, living a relevant life is defined as:
– Achieving a state where one’s words and actions align with their highest values
– Having healthy relationships
– Knowing one’s purpose in life
– Having a meaningful and valuable impact on people, places, and things regardless of the circumstances surrounding one’s life
John considers this mission accomplished only when a client has obtained this optimum state.
Afsheen combines coaching and design thinking techniques with the power of the creative arts to empower individuals, train teams, and build brands and businesses.
Her unique methodology includes powerful questioning combined with mindful behavior, drama & role play, art & sketch noting, game play and storytelling.
With a BA in Psychology and a MSc in Economic and Consumer Psychology (University of Exeter, UK), Afsheen has a strong understanding of what motivates individuals and how consumers perceive brands. She uses this understanding to empower individuals to break through barriers, stay focused while tapping into their innermost potential, and to achieve their deepest ambitions.
With businesses, Afsheen helps them create brand identities and brand cultures that penetrate through the personalities of each individual team member and helps each team member align towards the vision, mission and values of the brand while hitting targets and growing personally and professionally.
Afsheen is an International Coaching Federation credentialed ACC Life Coach, a CCA Certified Creative and Executive Coach, and a Luma Certified Design Thinking Practitioner.
Kevin A. Parido lives in Central Kentucky with his wife and 4 boys. Kevin is interested and invested in shepherding, bladesmithing, and leadership in Christian Organizations, yet a common thread runs through all of these: Coaching. Kevin has been formally coaching for 7 years, primary with teams within Christian organizations. Kevin has done a lot of one-on-one life coaching that has emerged from these team/group coaching sessions. Kevin’s focus and Life coach designation is Life Transition Coach.
Yolanda is a wife and a mom of three adult children. She has 5 sisters, 14 sis-in laws and 22 nieces between her and her husband’s family, so aside from working with multiple genders, she has a strong understanding in ALL things female.
Yolanda is a Lifestyle Expert who has been in the Business for over 20 yrs. She started out doing interiors which consisted of home & business design and decor. She, along with her husband owned and managed 6 brick and mortar businesses which included 3 art studios, 1 interior design space and 2 home decor shops. While being a busy entrepreneur, she has helped men, women, and girls throughout communities in Miami, New Orleans and Chicago get a grip on their dreams and start to lay the foundation to their own destinies. She is also known for throwing awesome parties.
Yolanda has founded the companies (S)HEcorp, inc, where she mentors and coaches men and women who are looking for balance in their work/life routines, those who are in corporate settings and those who are interested in starting their own business(s), and The Nervy Girl NFP Foundation where she coaches and mentors teen girls ages 13-19 years old who are interested in STEM and entrepreneurship. She spends her days as a Lecturer, Professional Advisor and Executive Coach, training, advising and coaching men, women and girls in personal development and entrepreneurial goals.
Her commitment to Client Service and Community Involvement has earned her the ability to be one of the fastest growing, most likable and influential brands in the area. Her Signature Style of service which include attention to detail from her years in the art and design industry affords her the ability to hone in, and really understand what her client is trying to relay. That, along with her passion for people is what makes her coaching style so unique.
Along with her formal education from Harrington College of Design, Yale Online Business School and various CEC’s, she holds certifications in Event Planning, Party Planning, Business Planning, Etiquette, Life, Business and Nutrition Coaching and is an International Cert Coach who holds the following ICF approved designations; Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner, Executive Coach, Life Coach, Communications Coach.
For the last 20 years, Yolanda has been creating transformational experiences that improve and enrich the lives of men and women from all walks of life and various parts of the world through one-on-one coaching sessions, group workshops and mentoring sessions. Having coached across the world including Egypt, India, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the USA, she has guided many men and women to elevate the way they think, balance their lives and ultimately accomplish their wildest dreams.
Bina Jhaveri is a Certified Executive Coach and Master Spirit Life Coach. She is Senior Faculty and Mentor Coach at Symbiosis Coaching.
With over 25 years of professional global expertise, she brings a unique blend of industry-specific experience as well as a best-practice approach to relationship marketing, creative strategy, communication, planning and process-building, media focused advertising as well as leadership and business coaching.
Bina always had an intense zest for understanding people and what drives them. Her inquisitiveness eventually led her away from the glorious corporate arena in Los Angeles, California and took her on a journey across the world to Mumbai, India.
As an Intuitive Strategist and Zen Coach, she works with several top-notch clients from various backgrounds and from across the world, forging unique partnerships, helping them attain and exceed their goals whilst generating path-breaking results within their lives.
Bina holds an MBA in International Management and teaches our ICF Approved Certified Life Coach program. She is also a writer by passion and a working author. In September 2013, Bina received an elite recognition by being accepted into the World’s Whose Who List of accredited members. She is also a proud member of the National Association of Professional Women, California Chapter.
Lisa is a Certified Leadership Coach, a Certified Organizational Strategy Coach, and a Certified Strategic Change Leader. She holds a Professionals Masters Certificate in Change Management, and is Certified in Leadership Effectiveness.
Lisa brings to us a very unique skill set. She is able to observe a situation, assess the immediate strengths and areas of necessary improvement, and then provide a cohesive game plan toward successful change implementation, whether to help an individual or an organization. Her specializations are in reorganization and streamlining operations; personnel coaching & training; leadership and management development and improvement. It’s a success for everyone when cohesion exists. She has developed and formulated corporate policy and strategy, written personnel, operations, and sales training manuals. Her passion is contagious and she brings to the team a never-ending desire to roll up our sleeves, dig in, and do whatever it takes. Her corporate philosophy is, a no is never a no. It is simply a reason to knock on the door again, ask another question (or 25) and place an additional follow-up call.
Lisa’s coaching style is:
CoActive – Lisa’s coaching approach is two-way dialog interactive, client-focused, and driven through a collaborative lens and structured for the coachee to attain measurable results.
Passionately empowering – The coachee is heard and empowered to enhance their learning and decision-making processes.
Goal setting – The coachee will work through commitment levels and accomplish agreed upon goals between sessions. these goals provide interim successes. Challenging – Lisa wants each coachee to find the best “self” within. Within each of us, lies the ability to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of all viable options.
Snehal Singh is a Certified Transformational & Wellness Coach as well as an NLP- Master Practitioner. She is a faculty at Symbiosis Coaching.
Snehal has over 14 years of professional experience across various industries, and that experience helps her combine her expertise and best practices approach to identify and create Strategy, Planning and Process, Communication, Training, and Coaching to work with all aspects of her clients’ life. By applying her personal and professional experience, and blending the worlds of NLP and Coaching, she is able to provide her coaching clients with a unique service that aims to bring out the best in them. Her passion is to help people better their lives in all aspects.