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Gita Badiyan


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Gita Badiyan has worked as a leadership consultant, executive coach and university lecturer. She collaborates with organizations committed to high-performance and value-driven leadership, supporing them in enhancing the human side of business. She has led numerous projects in the privat sector, helped boost collaboration in teams, and taught at universities in Canada and abroad. Badiyan’s life and work experience in South America, Europe, the Middle East and the South Pacific have given her work a distinctive depth and dimension helping her clients successfully capture the needs of a diverse workforce.


Since founding Kiva Corporate Solutions in 1996, Badiyan has worked with her own clients as well as with other partners. She has collaborated with the Schulich School of Business, Global Knowledge and Learning Tree International to design and deliver leadership development programs. She also facilitates various courses in the CACE program at the University of Victoria for adult educators and professional leaders across Canada. During her time overseas (1990-1994) Badiyan taught Organizational Behavior and Psychology at the University of Papua New Guinea. Her mentorship roles currently include helping MBA students at the University of Victoria and cohorts at Leadership Victoria, as well as women entrepreneurs at the Women’s Enterprise Centre.  


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 the cultural transformation tool, alternative dispute resolution, advanced facilitation, instructional design, and change management.