Sonali Sinha has over 23 years of experience spanning entrepreneurship, investment banking, and non-profit. She is a seasoned facilitator and speaker and is known for her ability to engage people at all organisational levels. She combines her deep interest in psychology with her diverse experience to deliver highly effective programmes.
Sonali is a Certified Instructional Designer. She combines her deep interest in psychology with her extensive and diverse experience to deliver highly effective programmes. She has also conducted Train-the-Trainer programmes for over 500 trainers across the country.
She is an evangelist for diversity awareness and has conducted several sessions and webinars on the subject.
She has conducted training programmes for leading organisations like SBI, Uber, Essel Propack, TATA Trusts, Accenture Operations, Aditya Birla Group, JSW Steel, Intuit, RBS and so on. She has worked closely with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) to help them develop the entire 15-day training programme on Management & Communication Skills for Chartered Accountants (CA) which reaches out to lakhs of CA students.
She works on developing skills such as emotional resilience, social intelligence, learning agility, novel & adaptive thinking and persuasive communication, that are critical for the 21st century. Her company has a unique approach to delivering desired behaviour change which is premised on cognitive behaviour techniques, motivational counselling and experiential learning.
SoaringEagles was recognized as one of the Top 10 Pathbreaking Learning & Development Solution Providers in 2018 by Insights Success Magazine. SoaringEagles was also recognized as one of the Top 25 Most Promising Learning & Development Consultants in 2017 by Consultants Review Magazine.
Prior to setting up SoaringEagles Learning, Sonali was the CEO of Dignity Foundation, an NGO working for senior citizens. She was associated with this NGO for three years. In this role, she was inducted as a Member on State Executive Council of Senior Citizens by Government of Maharashtra. She worked closely with the Mumbai Police to enhance the safety measures for senior citizens in the city.
During her sixteen-year investment banking stint, she held senior leadership positions in marquee companies like SBI Capital Markets, Ernst & Young and IDFC Capital. She advised several Indian and multinational companies on joint ventures, acquisitions and equity fundraising. She advised large financial companies on entry into the Indian market.
Sonali is an Independent Director on the Board of STCI Primary Dealer Limited.
Sonali is a FICCI Young Leader and was on the Steering Committee for a Knowledge Paper on ‘Organizing for Corporate Social Responsibility in India’.
Sonali has been a thought leader for skill development and entrepreneurship and her articles have been published in prestigious publications like Entrepreneur, India Today, Your Story, Huffington Post, SME World, Education Insider, etc.
Sonali Sinha was awarded the Women Leadership Achievement Award at the World Women Leadership Congress & Awards 2016.
She is a Life Member of Indian Society for Training & Development (ISTD).
She did her Economics (Hons.) from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University and MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur.