What do you love about coaching?
I believe coaching is an exploratory journey for each person, both as a leader and as a human being. Every time one of my clients goes on that very creative and thoughtful path towards self-discovery, understanding, and insight, I get to go along that same journey with her or him. That makes my role as a coach such an incredibly rewarding experience, for which I have so much gratitude.
How do you unwind?
I have always been captivated by characters and their motivations, what people say and do versus what they think and feel, and how different authors put their own creative spin on storytelling. So, I am always game to lose myself in a great movie, book, or theatrical production. I also enjoy laughing as much as possible over a long a delicious meal with friends and family.
What inspired you to work with CTG?
My conversation with Brad is what most inspired me to work with CTG. I felt so energized by his authentic style and his desire to form connections and relationships that both support other people and are long-lasting.
Executive Coach and Facilitator - USA
Swati is an energetic business partner whose thirty years of business experience includes strengths-based executive coaching, the design and delivery of high-impact leadership programs, and human resources strategy. Swati coaches leaders in executive management, business unit leadership, technology, human resources, consulting, operations, marketing, sales, healthcare, financial services, education, travel, food, consumer goods, and not-for-profit.
Her positions at well-respected companies such as General Electric, The William Wrigley Jr. Company, and Deloitte, have ranged from general management and corporate strategy to culture change and the design and implementation of on-time, in-budget, global initiatives. She has held executive level positions in global human resources, consulting, information technology, and corporate strategy.
Swati holds an MBA from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and she is a Professionally Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation. She also leverages various leadership and team effectiveness tools in her work, such as Immunity to Change, Leadership Circle 360, Emotional Intelligence EQi, Hogan Assessments, Intercultural Development Inventory, MBTI and The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team.
Swati is also deeply committed to giving back to her community and coaches the Executive Directors and key leaders of numerous Chicago-based non-profits focused on improving access to services for disadvantaged populations and delivering high-quality education in Chicago’s inner cities. She also facilitates leadership coaching circles for the owners of various small businesses located in Chicago’s south and west sides.