Harlina Sodhi

Harlina Sodhi

Co-Founder & CEO, BIY

Harlina is a Culture architect, Learning strategist, Diversity evangelist & Coaching conversationalist.

She is a Senior Consultant with over 25 years of experience of having worked in Fortune l 00 MNC's and Indian conglomerates such as Xerox, GE and Reliance Industries. She has also worked at senior leadership positions with startup organisations such as Zenta and IDFC Bank and hence has built a unique understanding of different industries, their business drivers as well as cultural nuances across geographies.

She has used her extensive learning and background as a HR practioner of combining elements of human behaviour (is certified on MBTI, DISC, EQ 2.0) with business outcomes given her expertise in process and six sigma ( certified PMP and 6 sigma black belt). Harlina is equally anchored into strategic drivers of business and creating shareholder value as she is with "on ground realities" of transactions, customer expectations and meeting shareholder commitments across the spectrum of board, customer, employee and capital markets.

Harlina has been on a self discovery journey of meshing "Being" and "Doing" for last couple of years and has herself gone through deep immersive experiences to heighten her awareness as well build deep understanding of myriad of of human emotions. This includes undergoing Coaching certification program from Coach for Life (US) and getting ICF credentials, mastering several psychometric instruments such as Harrison, Hogan, Saville and recently undergoing workshop in the Himalayas to help understand and unravel working of human mind.

In her corporate avatar, Harlina has been a HR leader making wide enduring changes at workplaces with focus on leading change and transformation, building tenets of organisation culture (Values and Behaviours) and making workplaces ready for future by focussing on creating experiences vs engagements, value vs revenue, inclusion vs silos, digital and connectedness vs analog and stand-alone, collaborative mind-set and environment vs command and control way. Amongst Harlina's key strengths are ability to both make herself as well her stakeholders social leaders wielding huge powers of influence, networking, fueled by skills such as building executive presence, upping the game on having gravitas and managing several conflicting priorities as well as navigation volatile business environments. She has worked with towering business leaders such as Chairman RIL as well as senior bureaucrats from government and RBI besides corporate leaders which has given her unique ability to understand challenges and working of mind of CXO' s.

She is able to seamlessly mesh together her deep knowledge of coaching philosophy and competencies both to help individuals meet their business and personal aspirations and dreams as well organisation build a deep sustaining culture (of learning, coaching, experiences, digital, recognition, processes and values). She is both a blogger and a speaker at various forums within India and globally helping corporate world demystify "future of workplace" and "culture - character of corporates". She has been interviewed by several leading publications and has been profiled by Wikipedia as well. She herself is one of India's top HR, Learning and Social Media influencers with global awards and accolades to validate every claim. In her words, She is "as above, so below".

Harlina is a co-founder of Believe In Yourself (BIY) whose vision is to inspire everyone find their path to happiness and fulfilment by leading optimistic, purposeful, authentic life starting with Belief in Self. BIY is a consortium of senior industry leaders (Business and HR), a community of over 70 coaches across India) and a movement to fuel and facilitate power of life and leadership coaching for senior leaders and create powerful culture of coaching at workplace. She has coached over 500 leaders in a group and individual setting and is fanatical about ensuring personal and professional outcomes for her coaches, organisation and self.