Some goals are so worthy it's glorious even to fail
~Captain MK Pandey

Leadership Coach and Business & OD catalyst

Promotes organizational transformations by enhancing ‘Leadership quotient’, effectiveness of human capital strategies, an enabling culture and business performance.


Leadership & Business Coach and Organization Development catalyst

About Harish

Brings a combination of people and practicality, his entrepreneurial perspective of human growth profession is founded on an unshakeable belief in people.  20+ years of insightful career opportunities across multiple industries (Engineering, Manufacturing, Telecom, IT, and Consulting) helped him learn & contribute at different stages of organizational maturity, culminating in the position of CHRO and VP (Ops) at Tata Business Support Services.

Armed with an in-depth understanding of People, Operations and Organizational Dynamics, he set up Potentia in 2006, growing it to become one of the admired Organization Development firms from India.   As the CEO, he mentors team Potentia and over the past decade has nurtured a ‘Talent Dynasty’ that has served over 350 clients.

He has contributed significantly to many an organizations (from small start-ups to well-established transnational firms) towards enhancing Leadership Quotient, strategizing for human capital, elevating business performance and strengthening a more enabling culture.

As a trainer-facilitator he has architected several initiatives in building teams, strengthening leadership and triggering collaboration.  As a coach he has helped unlock potential for many a C-suite executives.

An Appreciative Inquiry accredited practitioner, his evangelical zeal for positive psychology can be trailed in his work across several client organizations.  An architect of emotional prosperity (PEP) framework and emotional intelligence master-trainer, he has been instrumental in coaching/ training more than 1000 leaders including over 100 CXOs in their quest to unlock emotional intelligence.  He is an ICF accredited Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

Intermingling of work & hobbies has led him to be a professional member of ISABS, NTL Institute of Applied Behavioral Sciences, NHRDN, and the International OD Network.  Teaching, his other hobby, brings him close to graduate students, as a visiting faculty at some of the sought after business schools in India including IIM & ISB.

Harish is a student of life, often learning through the eyes of his grown up children; his infrequent musings can be found on blog Late entrant to endurance sports, his desire to remain energetic is fueled by yoga and occasionally marathon/ triathlon/ long distance cycling.  He likes to play chess, read, travel, read, travel, swim and wait eagerly for his next scuba-dive, paraglide, sky-dive or bungee opportunity.  He lives in Hyderabad (India).

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