Santhosh Babu

India’s Pioneering Executive Coach | Guest Faculty Member at Indian School of Business (Hyderabad)


Santosh Babu stands as a pioneering figure in the field of executive coaching and organizational development within India. Renowned as one of India's most sought-after executive coaches, he has carved a niche for himself as an authority on culture change, large system transformation, and leadership development at the senior management level. As the founder and managing director of ODA (Organisation Development Alternatives Consultants Pvt Ltd), Santosh brings a wealth of expertise and insight to his role. 

Santosh’s impact extends beyond the boardroom, as he works tirelessly with organizations and leaders to effect profound and lasting positive change. Leveraging innovative techniques such as appreciative inquiry and mindset change, he endeavors to shift limiting beliefs and catalyze transformation within corporate landscapes. 

His client roster includes major corporations such as ABN Amro, Citi Bank, Pfizer, Vodafone, and many others benefiting from his expertise and guidance.

As a guest faculty member at the prestigious Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad, Santosh shares his knowledge and experience with the next generation of leaders. 

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

In addition to his speaking engagements, Santosh is a prolific writer, contributing regularly to esteemed publications such as the Financial Express, Economic Times, and Hindustan Times. 

His seminal work, ‘Coaching – the art of developing leadership’ was published in 2012, and remains a cornerstone in the field, offering invaluable insights into the role of coaching in creating a robust leadership pipeline and fostering the development of high-potential employees.

Why Santhosh Babu ?

A captivating and dynamic speaker, Santosh Babu is in high demand on the global speaking circuit, where he delivers keynote addresses at prestigious business and strategy conferences.

His ability to engage and inspire audiences with his high-energy presentations has earned him acclaim at events such as the Abbott Vascular Asia Pacific Conference in Singapore and annual conferences of major corporations like PepsiCo, Intel, and Nestle.

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