Leadership development in companies takes many forms – be it training, workshops, sending executives to formal programs in Universities etc. However, one of the forms that is picking up is individualized leadership development
At Lumen, we passionately believe in the infinite potential of human spirit and capability. And, coaching enables individuals to reflect inwards and identify strengths they can marshal, weaknesses they can overcome and biases they didn’t know they were carrying – which held them back.Lumen was founded by Gowri S Ramani, a corporate and tech industry veteran in 2017, to carry forward her passion towards development of individuals and helping them realize their full potential.Gowri has had a diverse and enriching global career.In her career, she has held global leadership positions, including Global VP at MetricStream, Head of Governance and Compliance at Altisource, Associate VP at Infosys Technologies, Senior Director and Global Head of Quality at Nokia Siemens Networks etc. She has also had long stints at HP USA and India, and CMC UK and India.
In her diverse roles, one common component was driving strategic and complex change initiatives across multiple locations and functions, involving technology, process and most importantly people related changes. This gave Gowri the opportunity to coach and mentor hundreds of people and drive cultural change, internally within these organizations, across diverse locations, cultures and roles spanning executive leaders to fresh engineers.The development, growth and change of individuals was one of the most fulfilling experiences that kept Gowri going. In 2013, Gowri co-founded GRT Consulting LLP, a niche training and consulting company, offering high end certification and custom training programs in the area of P3M – Project, Program and Portfolio management, PMO and organizational maturity. Some of GRT clients include CTS, EY, ICRISAT, HSBC, Infosys, Wipro, etc. GRT has offices in Bangalore, India and Auckland, New Zealand and runs programs globally.
In 2017, Gowri started Lumen to help next generation leaders, in today’s complex corporate world, to take control of their career, develop their teams, grow and realize their full potential as leaders and overall have more fulfilling careers and lives. Her personal mission is to help at least 1000 leaders over the next 3 years in their personal and career journeys on an individual basis. A few of her clients include senior leaders from Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Infosys BPO, Wipro, HP, DXC, Zivame, Deloitte, CTS, Metricstream, ABB, Zendesk and GE. Geographically, her clients are from India, Singapore, Turkey, Dubai, Germany, USA among others.