Priya Goradia Associate Director, Learning & Leadership Development

Priya is a professional trainer who combines a stronghold of people practices with sharp business acumen. Priya has led critical learning intercessions with the top echelons of leadership with a goal of empowering them to be future ready in times that are characterised by change and dynamism. While she currently invests a more substantial part of her time conducting high-impact learning and leadership development programs, she has also conducted trainings on areas of Team Transformation, Personal Effectiveness, Communication Skills, Negotiation Skills and Impact of Personal Brand for sectors as diverse as IT/ITES BPO/KPO, real estate, pharma and banking.

Owing to her professional exposure, Priya brings an extremely well-rounded view of people practices to the table that includes employee engagement, talent management and project execution. Since completing her Talent Management certification from the globally reputed IIOD, Priya has strategically manoeuvred strong buy-ins with cross-functional stakeholders to roll out large-scale HR initiatives. In one such scenario, she led the culture transformation at a leading bank to make the talent pool more business relevant. The initiative was awarded the Best in Culture Transformation by People Matters L&D LeagueAwards.

In another endeavor, Priya successfully influenced employees to contribute a day’s salary for a social cause through GiveIndia. Not only did she inspire and influence individuals but also managed to raise the highest funds among all teams in the organization. This stands testimony to her professional prowess and also her personal desire to create a positive social impact.

Currently, Priya leads the training practice at 'The Firm' in the capacity of an Associate Director for Learning and Leadership Development. She leads this practice with the intention of creating a lasting impact on organisations by facilitating a deep-rooted change in its leadership. Amongst various tools, Priya is adept at Belbin, MBTI, activity led trainings and many others.

Priya has a degree in sociology from the Mumbai University and a postgraduate degree in Human Resource Development from XLRI Jamshedpur. She believes that the right education and learning program can transform thinking and thereby transform lives. It’s her passion to empower individuals and organisations with skills, attitudes, and knowledge to truly succeed in a rapidly-evolving world.

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