Dr. Kavitha Gudapati
Dr. Kavitha is a Family Business advisor who is an Organizational Psychologist and an Associate Certified Coach.
She has a Doctorate in Management, specializing in Organizational behavior and has an MA in Psychology along with a Post Graduate diploma in counseling skills. She is an Associate Certified Coach recognized by the ICF (International Coach Federation).
She has undergone executive education Programs offered by ISB – Indian School of Business, and has been certified by the institute on a family business training lead my John Ward.
While working with small groups and families she uses the fundamentals of the process work and has herself undergone Basic Human processes lab and Advanced Human processes lab under ISABS.
She believes in looking at individuals and groups as a system and diagnosing ‘what is working’ rather than ‘what is not working’.
She is trained and certified in this method of “Appreciative Coaching" by Fielding Graduate University. USA
This academic background and the international training exposure give her the backdrop to work with the complex and challenging demands of family business advising.
Dr. Kavitha has worked with Indian families and has been able to facilitate the building of the family governance structures. She is an empaneled facilitator who is advising and helping operationalize the family constitution. She has a decade’s experience of family business advising working with different family businesses.
Having in depth exposure in the business arena gives her an added advantage while she is advising and facilitation in the family business. She has over seventeen years of work experience in the business world covering a wide range of industries and projects. She has consulted and trained with several organizations such as Bharath Dynamics Limited, VOLVO, DRDL, Deloitte, GE- Money, PWC, GMR, Dr. Reddy's, Airtel, BSNL, BAAN, Intelle Group, BSNL, Cyberabad Police,Neospark etc.,
She is passionate about working with both the executive and nonexecutive members of the family in a manner that they can contribute with more energy, talent and a sense of purpose, fostering an ability towards loving and fulfilling relationships, creating each one’s deep purpose, dream career, more energy, more balance and more fun! Her education in psychology, doctorate in management and the cross industrial experience gives her a unique leverage in grasping and helping individuals transform their Family Business ‘platform’ into ‘purpose’.
She is able to work at two levels at the intrapersonal space and interpersonal space. This can then translate into positive change that benefits the individual in their personal as well as the family business. She meets the family business space as a sacred space that needs to be revered. She begins with bringing in five basic spiritual qualities to this space - ‘mindful-ness , ‘openness’, ‘trust’ , ‘authenticity’ and ‘reverence’. She has a firm grasp of the ethical and practical issues of working with a family business group and the individuals in it.
She has the ability to put into simple, jargon-less language what is observed and the stature to raise any issue with the family or its members at the right moment. She knows six languages that is an added advantage – English, Hindi, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada and Marathi.
She works with the knowing that to be a ‘contributor’ in the family business space meets her own sense of expression, meaning and life purpose.