Supporting Leaders and Change Agents To:
Create and Realize Real "Possibility"
Coaching and Consulting with Businesses
and Teams to Create the Conditions for
Sustainable Breakthroughs in Performance,
Profitability and Behavior.
Executive and Transformation Coaching and Leadership Development
Raksha is a seasoned performance breakthrough, leadership transformation and strategic business coach/consultant with thousands of coaching hours under her belt. She has coached dozens of leaders across and enterprise privately, facilitated numerous groups coaching transformation work sessions, and trained leaders. She coaches CEOs a and their leadership teams in (in both the public & private sector all over the world including North America. She has a demonstrated track record of working with executive leadership to bring meaningful change and profitability to their companies.
Raksha’s coaching style has been described as direct, supportive, authentic, edgy, developmental, intuitive, energetic and committed to client success. Raksha blends training in leadership development, psychology and organizational development and learning with her deeply authentic and humanist approach to coaching leaders. She combines this with a deeply pragmatic approach to business to provide sessions that always reveal something new to be explored whilst leaving her clients in action.
Relevant Coaching Credentials:
Performance Breakthrough Coaching
A Seasoned performance breakthrough, leadership transformation and strategic business coach/consultant with thousands of coaching hours under her belt and a demonstrated track record of working with executive leadership to bring meaningful change and profitability to their companies whilst creating conditions for unprecedented and sustainable results.
In this capacity, she has worked for a Performance Breakthrough and Leadership company, JMW Consultants serving multiple division heads and their leadership teams from Africa to New Zealand Australia, Singapore, Africa, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and Malaysia. Her secret sauce is her ability to bring to her clients deep and cross-functional business acumen with the power of effective languaging and powerful communication as a means directly impacting performance.
Organizational Development and Change Management
An all rounder in organizational effectiveness, change communications and process improvement and able to to effectively navigate and implement strategic programs. . Raksha is has a Masters of Science Degree in Organizational Development and Social and Organizational Learning has lived the complexities of change programs both in-house working with multiple stakeholders in complex environments and as a consultant. She has participated hands on in all aspects of the full life-cycle of an enterprise-wide change program that included the development/roll out of an enterprise portal to 14 operating groups, 55 locations and 60,000-90,000 employees. She led requirements generation workshops with critical stakeholders, set expectations & alignment across corporate functions to ensure system & process viability. As a liaison from the program, she built strong relationships with all functions (e.g. HR, L&D, IT and the office of the CEO to ensure change program alignment/sustainability. She worked with development teams, performed usability studies, defined information architecture and governance models and performed change management activities to ensure system adoption & institutionalization. Finally she led migration & transition activities and mobilized critical processes and supporting resources (such as help desk) during critical periods.
Raksha is commercially-driven, strategic and innovative and knows how to lead others and manage accounts and stakeholders and operations to consistently provide long term business value. She has a get-it-done, learn what you need, and a ‘make sure it happens’ mindset that is an asset to those who employ her.
Business Growth and Profitability Coaching and Consulting
Passionately coaches and consults CEOs of start-ups, Small Business Owners and solopreneurs, offering a range of services for a range of budgets and growth trajectories. She is Founder and Chief Growth Strategist for the Build Business Results (BBR) Network and business growth mentor to the SBA/Mason Economic Center Business Incubator.
These include working with clients to identify quick-win profit potential analysis of business growth strategies, the BBR Business Accelerator Program a DIY tool kit that leverages traditional and advanced digital marketing, business development & sales enablement strategies to help business owners grow-cost-effectively. The BBR Team also provides business profitability and growth coaches to this network in flexible monthly Business Growth Programs that combine regular strategy growth sessions with the hands-on practical execution of marketing campaigns, funnels and automation supported by the BBR Team and the BBR Results Center a full-service automation platform that makes it easy for the business owner to monitor and administer their business growth.
On Demand Bespoke Turnkey Business Growth/ Chief Marketing Officer
Small Business Often cannot afford to build a marketing department and team with the cross section of expertise from high-level Strategic Direction that is provided by a Chief Marketing Officer and implementation and execution across a variety of marketing disciplines, including social media, funnel strategy, lead acquisition, analysis and conversion optimization and all the implementation tasks required to design and technically execute on the strategies.
That's where, for a few select clients, Raksha serves as a part time Chief Growth and Marketing Officer, bringing in her team where needed. In this way clients leverage Raksha's drive and talent and unique project and team management skills in a cost effective way whilst helping her clients to accelerate returns on marketing/sales and scale their businesses
Innovation and Knowledge Management
Raksha joined CSC’s Global Knowledge Management Services and served in several capacities aimed at deploying & institutionalizing knowledge sharing and collaborative communities as a key competitive differentiator for the company. She also played a key role as a Communities of Practice Program Lead throughout the design, development & roll-out of CSC’s new enterprise portal deploying the key infrastructure from which to instill knowledge sharing practices across the organisation. She developed a three tiered collaboration & communities operating model, supporting governance structures - later recognised by analysts as best practice. She worked with development/content teams & other key corporate functions. She led change, training and documentation efforts & chaired the committee of responsible for deploying change and instilling new expected behaviours.
Raksha earned her Masters Degree with a speciality in Knowledge Management and Organizational Development. She participated in the Federal KM working groups and wrote written papers and conducted many research projects focused on Behavioural and Organizational COI participation. She is known as thought leader in the global KM community and held Board roles and the Chapter President of the Greater DC Region for several years. She supported efforts towards developing transparent and fair standards for global KM certification establishing a Certification Board and was one of the first globally to become a Certified Knowledge Manager (CKM) and Certified Knowledge Environment Engineer (CKEE).
BUSINESS LEADER: At the heart of Raksha experience is her desire to creating conditions that lead to sustainable leaps in sales performance & business result. She is proven strategic advisor with hands on experience uncovering and shifting hidden barriers and gaps that hinder success. She is an innovator that has held program leadership & regional and team management roles sales and marketing roles and consulting roles with with increasing levels of responsibility and leadership. She is skilled at designing and implementing strategic transformation or enablement/training programs that build enrollment/alignment, deploying and institutionalizing process change. She supported acquisitions, vision and goal setting, designing business processes & practices, shaping business/governance models, driving collaboration & technology adoption and developing leadership capabilities. Raksha possesses the analytic capacity to develop insights from data and develop practical recommendations to solve complex organizational and people-driven challenges. Raksha has both a consultative approach and team oriented personality that makes her a strategic ally to any organisation facing ambiguity.
IMPLEMENTER: Whatever the program or project, Raksha has a ‘get it done’ attitude. She is commercially-driven, target oriented and practiced in developing and deploying methodologies and value-based thinking. She is an insightful facilitator and trainer with strong communication skills and routinely works with sales teams to breakthrough belief barriers, develop skills and instill lasting habits.She has held senior leadership positions in marketing & communications, business development and sales enablement. She has driven marketing and communication campaigns (B2B & B2C), supported proposal and complex bids efforts throughout her career. She has strong hands-on experience with the full program life-cycle of corporate change and has led efforts impacting large-scale enterprises from within. She is self-directed, proactive, insightful, practical and resourceful. Whether personally leading programs, building start ups, launching campaigns or strategies, or empowering others to do so, Raksha can make it happen.
ENABLER: Raksha is a natural at working with stakeholders across complex matrixed structures to bridge boundaries across functions and has worked closely with Marketing and Sales Teams, Bid Team IT, Human Resources, Marketing, Learning & Development and the C-Suite She knows that without effective leadership sustainable transformation cannot happen which explains why she has developed a strong background in leadership development, training and coaching whilst continuing to sharpen her sales and marketing skill set. In her work Raksha harnesses the power of ontological coaching to work with executives to generate new levels performance regardless of product or industry. She has hands on experience working with business owners and leaders and sales/business development teams driving towards developing new skills, new practices that accelerated performance.
Education and Certifications:
A frequent guest speaker and published author, including her recent book
Jump Start your Profitability: 8 Strategies to Immediately Grow Your Small Business.
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Passionate about Helping Build Business Results (BBR)
Raksha is the Founder of the Build Business Results (BBR) Network supports business owners who are struggling with choosing the right strategies to grow their businesses, often being misled to strategies that do not provide ROI. BBR strategies find “hidden sources of revenue” by evaluating existing business development (including marketing & sales) strategies and shows them how to dramatically reduce or eliminate spending while significantly increasing both response and conversion rates. The BBR Business Accelerator Program provides a DIY tool kit that leverages traditional and advanced digital marketing, business development & sales enablement strategies to help business owners grow-cost-effectively. The BBR Team also provides business profitability and growth coaches to this network in flexible monthly Business Growth Programs that combine regular strategy growth sessions with the hands-on practical execution of marketing campaigns, funnels and automation supported by the BBR Team and the BBR Results Center a full-service automation platform that makes it easy for the business owner to monitor and administer their business growth.