Shefali Raina

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Executive and Board Coach | Senior Executive Advisor  | Investor  | Ex-Wall Street  | Speaker

Shefali works with C-suite executives, board directors, and other top leaders on leadership success and peak performance, and partners with them as they deliver results on mission, strategy, execution and impact.

Prior to Coaching, Shefali spent 20 years in the Financial Services and Consulting Industries. Most recently, she was Managing Director and business unit COO at Lehman Brothers Holdings. Earlier in her career, she advised Fortune 500 companies on strategy and M&A deals at the Corporate Finance practice at Deloitte and Business Advisory Practice at Andersen.

She has coached C-suite executives, Managing Directors, Partners, Board directors and other leaders across industries including Financial Services, Technology and Consulting,and uses a neuroscience centered, results focused coaching approach.  She has a unique global perspective and has worked in New Delhi, Manila and Tokyo prior to moving to NYC, more than a decade ago.

Shefali is passionate about leadership excellence and has been quoted in Institutional Investor, Forbes, Business Insider, Fast Company and Entrepreneur, among others. She is a Founding Circle member of Neythri, where she co-chairs the Professional and Leadership Development Committee and co-facilitates the Board Readiness Program, helping diverse leaders get ready for Corporate Board Service. Shefali is an Investing Partner and Co-Founder at Clear Water Capital Investments. She is also an advocate of impact driven investing and is a Limited Partner at the How Women Invest Fund and Neythri Futures Fund, both of which invest in female and diverse founder led startups.

Clients and Credentials 

Clients: include leaders at the following companies:

  • Financial Services (select): Blackstone, Blackrock, JP Morgan Chase, Citibank, Mizuho, Macquarie, RBC, UBS, GIC soveriegn wealth fund
  • Technology (select):  Google, Microsoft, Youtube, Amazon
  • Others (select): PWC, Church and Dwight, Henkel, KPMG, L'Oreal, Novartis, Alix Partners, Medidata, Worldbank, United Nations, 

Coach Credentials: 

  • PCC with International Coaching Federation
  • Meta-coach at the prestigious Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence Program
  • Hogan and ESCI certified
  • Member of the Forbes Coaches Council.

Recently Published Articles: 

  • Forbes: Four Habits from Brain Science - How successful executives can thrive in 2021 and beyond 
  • Forbes: Four Brain Science habits to help neutralize negative self talk 
  • Forbes: Four Habits from Brain Science to help you overcome Imposter Syndrome 
  • Forbes: How Emotional Intelligence can make you a stronger leader in a high stakes business environment
  • Brainhackers: How to form a new habit 
  • Goleman EI: Peak Performance - Achieve your best with Emotional Intelligence 

Recent Talks: 

  • Microsoft: 4 Habits from Brain Science to Thrive in Disruption and Extreme Change 
  • 2021 LEAD Annual Conference: Brain Science Tips for Cultivating Resilience and Navigating Extreme Change 
  • Rutgers University: 4 Habits from Brain Science to Thrive in Disruption and Extreme Change 
  • Ascend: Planning your professional development as a Leader 
  • Ascend: What Brain Science teaches us about Thriving in Disruption and Extreme Change  
  • BMO: Amplifying your Brand 

Contact Information:

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