Garima Deveshwar Bahl

Garima is a leadership coach and the founder of Avasaram. While her clients extend across sectors, she has committed a part of her practice to serving the development sector.Prior to starting Avasaram, Garima spent 16 years in the development sector with the World Bank, UNICEF and the nonprofit SNEHA in Mumbai. She brings extensive knowledge of public health both from India and overseas and of working with large, diverse teams, often in resource-constrained settings.

Garima has an MA in economics from the University of Cambridge, an MA in public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has been visiting faculty at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She has trained at the Asian Leadership Institute and is a certified member of McKinsey & Company’s global network of coaches and facilitators.

Garima is married with two children and lives in Mumbai. Beyond her coaching work, she practices and teaches the Eight Spiritual Breaths system of yoga and meditation.

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