Santhosh Babu

Author of India’s First Book on Coaching, OD Consultant, Author and MD of Organisation Development Alternatives Consultants (ODA)


Santosh is one of the most sought-after executive coaches in India, and is author of India’s first book on coaching. He specializes in culture change, large system transformation, team building at senior leadership level, and leadership development for senior management and CEOs. 

He has worked with many major corporations, including; ABN Amro, Max group, Abbot Healthcare, Aviva, Citi Bank, GM, Pfizer, SBI, TVS, Novartis, Vodafone, GSK, and NIIT, among many others.

He works with organisations and leaders to shift limiting beliefs, and brings about lasting positive change, using large group intervention techniques like appreciative inquiry, and mindset change. 

Babu is a guest faculty member at the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad, he mostly focuses on culture change, large system transformation, leadership development for senior management and high potentials and team building at senior leadership level.

Awards and Accomplishments

Awards and Accomplishments

Santosh was awarded as the ‘Management Thinker’ at the Ported Price Event 2014. 

He writes frequently for the Financial Express, Economic Times, Business Standard, DNA and Hindustan Times. 

His popular book ‘Coaching – the art of developing leadership’ was published in 2012 in which he wrote how coaching can help create a leadership pipeline faster, and support development of high potential employees.

Why Santhosh Babu ?

An engaging, interactive, high-energy and inspiring speaker, Santosh is regularly invited to deliver keynote speeches, at business and strategy conferences, around the globe. During his talk he covers topics like culture transformation and leadership development and has been engaged with more than 300 clients around the globe in their transformation journey. 

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