Pioneer professional coach in India; Founder President for ICF Mumbai Chapter; first woman professional to be recruited by Arthur Andersen, Delhi; Author who has shared insights from her journey of self transformation – she trusts her intuition fearlessly while exploring unchartered terrains. Now, with Arka Leadership, her vision is to develop authentic leaders in the world in collaboration with a team of credible senior coaches, leadership and HR experts. An explorer at heart, she enjoys pushing her boundaries to express innovatively and exploit new opportunities.

Ashu has successfully partnered with several CEO’s/ CXO’s to help unleash their potential and develop them as authentic leaders. She conducts customized group coaching workshops, to align and develop senior management teams to help them achieve their vision collaboratively and effectively. She also works with business families on interpersonal and succession related issues. A mentor for coaches, she has guided many coaches to enhance their understanding and effectiveness of coaching.

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Ashu has shared her journey of transformation in her books - I Am Freedom, Live Life with Awareness; I Am…Life Is…Live Life with Mastery and To That…with love and reverence. She is currently working on her fourth book, I Am Perfection, Live Life Joyfully. She has been regularly featured in reputable publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Times of India, YourStory, The Inc, The Hindu, Thrive Global India, Business Today, Economic Times, People Matters and several blogs.

Ashu presents her views on leadership, self-awareness and coaching at various corporate leadership summits, human resource development and coaching conferences, academic institutions and public forums.



Ashu was the Founder President of the Mumbai Chapter of International Coach Federation (ICF) for 2 years. During my tenure, the Chapter launched various initiatives to enhance the awareness and impact of coaching including published a book, The Power of Professional Coaching. We also won an award for pro bono coaching at NGO’s. She has also served on ICF’s Global and Regional committees on strategic matters and as a jury member for selection of Chapter awards and Speakers ICF Converge Speakers.

Ashu volunteers her time at various not for profit organizations such as Knowledge Guru at Ascent Foundation, ICF, Mentor for Sheroes women, Annamrita Foundation, Akanksha Foundation, Give India Foundation, SNEHA Mumbai, Jai Vakeel, Acumen India, Times Foundation. She also conduct Self Awareness sessions for the residents at the Imperial, Mumbai.



A chartered accountant, she has worked with Arthur Andersen, India; Coopers & Lybrand, India; PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hong Kong; Pepsi Foods Singapore; Executive Access, Singapore; Kotak Bank, India.

A curious explorer, she loves challenging her boundaries to add freshness to her life. Ashu enjoys experimenting and experiencing new dimensions of life by learning year on year:


Mother, wife, homemaker, daughter, friend…

Ashu was born in New Delhi and has lived in Hong & Singapore. She now lives with her husband and two sons in Mumbai. She enjoys travelling, singing, reading, watching movies, fitness, and writing.