Bio (Gita Badiyan)
Gita Badiyan is a consultant, executive coach, facilitator and university lecturer in the area of leadership. She collaborates with organizations committed to high-performance and value-driven leadership, supporting them in enhancing the human side of business. She has led numerous projects in the private sector, helped boost collaboration in teams, and advised organizations on talent management. Badiyan’s professional experience in the international arena (South America, Europe and the South Pacific) have given her work a distinctive depth and dimension helping her clients successfully capture the needs of a diverse workforce.
As the Managing Director of Kiva Corporate Solutions, Badiyan has directed the design and delivery of hundreds of leadership programs for a cross-section of global organizations. She also has partnered with various schools of business across Canada to provide relevant and targeted programs for clients. Badiyan facilitates various courses in the CACE program at the University of Victoria for adult educators and professionals across Canada. During her time overseas she 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.