About Sudhir Rao

A Masters in Physics with a specialization in Theoretical Nuclear and Particle Physics, Sudhir moved into Information Technology in 1991. Starting as a Programmer and a Trainer, he worked with 4 Organizations before starting off on his own to help people succeed as Leaders in early 2017.

His longest stint was for nearly 22 years with Cognizant Technology Solutions where the Organization allowed him the luxury of working in different roles ranging from Program Management to Client Relationship Management, Consulting, Global Delivery Leadership, M&A Integration and last but not least, leading a Career Architecture program for a global rollout impacting over 30,000 associates. In the course of performing these roles, he lived and worked in North America, UK, France, Netherlands, Singapore, Hong Kong and India.

His role as a delivery leader where many people approached him for help professionally as well as his own struggles/failures while moving up the ladder inspired him to take up Coaching, especially for leaders and wannabe leaders. A Certified Marshall Goldsmith Leadership Coach, he also holds a Life Coaching Certification from CCA (Certified Coaches Alliance) based in Canada. He is a member of the Professional Speakers Association of India.

Since leaving Cognizant, he has worked collaboratively as a Growth Catalyst with KoeN Consulting and coached over 300 Future Leaders through Self-Inquiry workshops across three organizations. In addition, he has had several one-one coaching stints with professionals who have reached out to him for Coaching them through challenges in the workplace. Before joining Cognizant in 1995, a previous job took him on board a Crude Oil tanker for a life-changing journey half-way across the World from India.

On the side, he loves to be physically & mentally fit (co-founded a bootcamp), spend time with family, read books, listen to music, travel and interact with people through talks, blogs or discussions!


  • M.Sc (Physics)Osmania University, India
  • Certified Success Life CoachCertified Coaches Alliance
  • Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching

Coaching Specialities

  • Leadership coaching

Languages known

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Tamil
  • Telugu

Coaching Experience

  • 5years

Sudhir Rao

Chennai, India

Leadership Coach

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