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Harsh Johari

Executive and Leadership Coach



Executive and Leadership Coach


Harsh Johari



Harsh has about 26 years of diverse professional experience across shipping, financial services and people development. He is passionate about training and coaching leaders and helping them achieve their dreams and reach their true potential.

He began his career in Anglo-Eastern Ship Management, Hong Kong as a deck cadet and rose to the rank of Captain of merchant ships. After 15 years of sailing on high seas, Harsh went back to college to obtain his management education. He then joined Goldman Sachs, India as Vice-President in Operations and worked with them for 9 years, his last role being Senior Vice President (Operations), managing their Payment Operations in India. Thereafter, he embarked upon his entrepreneurial journey as a leadership coach.

Harsh is an accredited PCC (Professional Certified Coach) level coach with ICF (International Coaching Federation). His main coaching practice is around Change Management – helping CXOs profitably navigate cyclones of organizational changes, especially during times of increased uncertainty.

Recently, Harsh was selected in the power list of Top 200 global thought leaders to follow in 2021 by People Hum, a leading global HR portal.

Harsh is also a certified Intelligent Leadership (IL) Coach, trained directly by John Mattone (world’s leading coach and former coach of Steve Jobs). He has coached and delivered leadership programs for clients such as DELL Technologies, Paypal, TATA AIA, Kohler India, Ramco Systems, Goldman Sachs, Reserve Bank of India and Societe Generale

Apart from change management, his other areas of interest include:
1) Leadership Development
2) C-Suite Executive Coaching
3) Managing Career Transitions
4) Women Leadership Development
5) Managing High Performers
6) High Performance Team Building

Harsh is also a 4-times TEDx speaker, one of the world’s biggest platforms for exchanging and promoting pathbreaking ideas. Harsh received his graduate degree in Nautical Sciences from University of Mumbai, India and his MBA from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, India. He received his Captain’s license from Shipping Ministry, Govt of India.

During his shipping career, he has been an advanced fire fighter, a medical practitioner and an expert in survival & rescue. Some of his unique experiences include fighting a major fire on a ship, conducting rescue operations at sea, encountering sea-pirates & dealing with major storms in the ocean.


Executive & Leadership Coach ( Independent Consultant ) - Aug 2019-Present

Senior Vice President (Operations) | Goldman Sachs, India - May 2010-Apr 2019

Captain and Navigating Officer | Anglo-Eastern Ship Management 1994-2009

Education & Certifications:
• Bachelor of Nautical Science, University of Mumbai, India 1994
• Post-graduate Full-time Program in Management for Executives (MBA-PGPX) IIM Ahmedabad, India - 2010
• Certified Intelligent Leadership (IL) Coach, John Mattone, USA (accredited by ICF) - 2019
• Certified Happiness Coach, Berkeley Institute of Wellbeing, California, USA - 2019
• Certified ICF-PCC level Coach (International Coaching Federation) 2020

Area Of Expertise

Leadership Coaching, Women Leadership, Change Management, Career Coaching

Working Hours

Weekdays 10-5 pm and 7-9 pm IST


Zoom, Google Meet/Hangouts, Microsoft Teams

Hourly Rate

USD 400

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