Shefali Salwan


Shefali has 25 years of experience in cross-cultural and global talent management, leadership development and assessments, and diversity and inclusion. She has coached and advised C-suite leaders in multinational companies across five continents. As head of the firm’s flagship Value Coaching™ program, Shefali is responsible for mentoring Value Coaches through their certification, building the community of coaching practitioners, and inventing new HR 3.0 models, methodologies, and practices.

Shefali’s conversations with C-suite leaders go beyond traditional HR concerns to cover creating value for the organization as a whole. Her involvement as an investor in various HR technology startups and as a board member for Knolskape, a developer of digital training platforms driven by machine learning, adds a unique dimension to her understanding of leading-edge human capital practices. She has created repeatable models that drive transformation and connect talent to value. At Unilever in Rotterdam, she embedded gender diversity into the people processes for the global organization.

As head of HR for an Australian bank in India, she created new best practices for “job spilling.” She also developed leadership competency models and led the associated development programs for an internationally recognized auto manufacturer. Shefali holds an MBA in HR and is a Certified Executive Coach (Academy of Executive Coaching), and a Professional Certified Coach (ICF). She is also certified in multiple assessment tools (including Hogan, MBTI, StandOut), ontological coaching (Newfield Network), and accredited in a range of psychometric tools.