Bio (Gita Badiyan)
Gita Badiyan has worked as a leadership consultant, executive coach and university lecturer. As a world citizen, who has lived and worked in South America, Europe, the Middle East and South Pacific, Badiyan collaborates with organizations committed to high-performance and value-driven leadership. Badiyan’s expertise includes designing systems and approaches that enhance the human side of business. She has led numerous projects in business, helped boost the performance of myriad organizations and has taught at universities and colleges in Canada and abroad.
Since founding Kiva Corporate Solutions in 1996, Badiyan has used engagement strategies to decrease turnover rates while increasing productivity, morale and momentum within organizations. Badiyan continues to work with her clients at Kiva Corporate Solutions and is a leadership consultant at Global Knowledge helping managers transition to leadership roles. Her experience in academia includes teaching at the University of Papua New Guinea, lecturing in project leadership at the University of Victoria and at Algonquin College. Badiyan was also senior faculty at the professional coaching and training provider, Learning Tree International for 15 years. She continues to be a mentor for Master of Business Administration students at the University of Victoria, has served on the executive board of numerous organizations including Leadership Victoria and acted as chairperson for the Institute for Performance and Learning.
Badiyan holds a Master of Education in Adult Education from the University of Toronto (1992) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York University (1982). She has earned a variety of certificates such as alternative dispute resolution, advanced facilitation, instructional design, and change management.