Himanshu Joshi


Himanshu Joshi has worked for over fifteen years in diverse domains straddling manufacturing, marketing innovations, and education (K-12 and executive education) in India and US.

He started his career with GlaxoSmithKline where he played roles in manufacturing, new product innovation and marketing. He subsequently worked with XSEED Education and played a significant role in its growth from a startup to one of India’s leading K-12 education enterprise before finding his passion in leadership development. Before joining CCL, he co-founded a startup and worked with Columbia Business School Executive Education-Institute for Personal Leadership in the digital learning space for executives. He was the General Manager and business head for iDiscoveri Leadership, which enabled organizations in India and South-Asia develop leadership pipelines and winning teams. He has worked with clients in FMCG, pharmaceuticals, cements, agri-business, financial services, telecom, IT/ITES and education sector. He is equally adept at working with top-teams and early career professionals.

Current Role

At CCL, Himanshu focuses on design and delivery of custom learning programs tailored to needs of individual organizations. He has expertise in designing programs that help change mindsets and translate those into new behaviors at work. He is skilled at crafting learning journeys deploying experiential simulations, critical thinking tools, digital learning and application tools in service of achieving business and leadership outcomes. His key areas of interest are Vertical Leadership Development and Action Learning. He is also a faculty on CCL’s flagship open enrolment programs – Leading for Organizational Impact (LOI) and Maximizing Leadership Potential (MLP). His facilitation style combines a balance of support and challenge and provokes perspective shifts that create leverage for individual and organizational change.

Educational Background

Himanshu earned an Ed.M in Adult Learning and Leadership from Columbia University, an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India and a B.S in Food and Dairy Engineering National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India. He is currently pursuing his doctoral research on reflective thinking in managers across levels of psychological development at Columbia University. He is a certified Immunity to Change® facilitator, an executive coach, Lean Sigma® green belt and a 4MAT instruction designer. He is certified in the CCL suite of assessments including Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, FIRO-Business, Workplace Big-5, Change Style Indicator and Influence Style Indicator. He is also a certified Organization Workshop facilitator.

Professional Affiliations

Himanshu presented his paper on how embodied learning methods can help develop emotional intelligence competencies critical in 21st Century contexts at the International Transformative Learning Conference, 2018, New York. He was also a founder member of Columbia University, Teachers College Talent Development Advisory board, a group that looks at challenges and innovative solutions to address talent development needs in the rapidly changing environments. He has authored a chapter on Conceptualizing Experiential Learning for Computer Mediated Engagement for the book – Computer Mediated Learning for Workforce Development published by IGI Global and available on Amazon.

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