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Nilima Bhat

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Nilima Bhat

Speaker & Co-Author, Shakti Leadership


About the interview

  • Nilima shares insights about why and how to balance feminine and masculine energy, including how the current imbalance in the world has created today’s sustainability issues. 
  • The Shakti Leadership model is a holistic approach that incorporates a synthesis of elements from many wisdom traditions. 
  • Nilima illustrates how to tap into higher levels of intelligence and consciousness to achieve a state of flow.
  • She shares practical methods and helpful analogies people can use in a personal quest for freedom and fulfillment.
  • Learn how the idea of connectivity, co-creation, self-mastery, selfless service, and self-surrender factor into our lives.


About Nilima

International Speaker, Facilitator, & Co-Author Shakti Leadership: Embracing Feminine & Masculine Power in Business

  • A facilitator of personal and collective transformation, Nilima Bhat has an eye-opening solution to achieving self-mastery in the areas of business and leadership.
  • Her new book, Shakti Leadership: Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power, co-written by Raj Sisodia (co-author of Conscious Capitalism with John Mackey), shows leaders how to lead from a place of service by guiding them through experiences that identify their higher purpose and create cultures of meaning.
  • By harnessing “Shakti” or a deeper feminine “force” of energy, a new type of entrepreneurial culture can be born -one that models humility and compassion, recognizes the value in different kinds of minds, and believes in the wholeness of all things.
  • Nilima is a facilitator of personal transformation, coaching individuals and organizations in their quest for conscious evolution.
  • She is an international speaker and trainer on organizational culture, conscious business, women in leadership, and self-awareness for work-life balance, as well as Indian wisdom and wellness traditions
If you could invite 1 person to a dinner party – who would it be and why?
Michelle Obama. She is a ‘Shakti Leader’ in every sense. Strong and feminine, real and intelligent. Carries her power gracefully.
What motivates you? Makes you happy?
Creating a world that works for all. Bringing India’s wisdom in service of the world.
What advice would you give your 10-year-old self?
You are on the right path, dear one! Don’t doubt yourself even if you seem to zig when most zag. Just DANCE. Your dance! Wild and happy.
And yes, don’t wait for Prince Charming. Be your own!
If you could make 1 global change – what would it be?
Eradicate poverty
What are your Top 3 achievements?
  1. Coauthoring the book ‘My Cancer Is Me’ outlining the integrative medicine program I developed and supported cancer patients with, including the Cellular Healing Meditation
  2. Coauthoring the book ‘Shakti Leadership’ outlining a model for Conscious Leadership that works for all genders, drawing from ancient and modern wisdom from East and West.
  3. Founding the Shakti Fellowship, a 9-month advanced leadership and entrepreneurship program for women, jointly certified with University of San Diego. Creating a global cohort of change makers who collaborate to create peace, prosperity and beauty through the exchange of multiple forms of capital.
What does sustainability mean for you?
A way of living and working where everybody matters and everyone wins. Physically, Psychologically, Spiritually evolving and thriving as a species in dynamic equilibrium with all systems we are a part of: economic-political, social-cultural, environmental-scientific.
What was the most important event/influence that changed your perspective?
An existential crisis at 32, in a successful corporate career. When I was left wondering about its meaning and purpose and whether I had made any REAL difference.

Finding YOGA went on to change everything.

Is there anything else you would like to share with us?
It is time to end the battle of the sexes and become fully Human. It is time to ‘Rise in Love Together’.

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