• (91) 97736-15233

  • info@theoryofpurpose.com

Dr Shibani Belwalkar


Dr Shibani Belwalkar, Author, HR & OB SME, Visiting Faculty at leading International Business Schools, is an Organizational Culture Transformation Expert and a Behavioral coach. Building on her concurrent global corporate experience, MNCS across Americas, Europe, and Asia -Pacific have appreciated her impactful leadership programs and business transformation journeys which amalgamate frameworks with business cases and lessons from across the world.

With a Ph. D from NMIMS partnered by Faith at Work, Princeton, Dr. Shibani Belwalkar, is a speaker on Purpose at work, a certified Facilitator in Barrett’s Values Assessment, Hogan Assessment Certified and a certified Practitioner of Haptitude. Experienced in the design and delivery of courses, both eLearning and experiential, Shibani has a unique style of facilitating through simplified concepts, and creative exampling.

Her first book was the Research Reference Guide “ The Art and Science of Purposeful Cultures”, now widely referred to for conversations around Purpose at work. Her publications also include papers on Lokasamgraha, Workplace spirituality, Gross National Happiness, and a chapter in the textbook on Talent Management by Cengage Learning. She has been quoted in the Best-selling book “The Art of Quiet Influence,” by Davis.

Key Expertise : HR & OB, Culture, Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Diversity, High Performing Teams, Storytelling, Executive Presence

Visiting Faculty at : SDA Bocconi, NMIMS, Great Lakes, IIT, SPJain Global, Naval War College, ISB, SVP National Police Academy,GISB

Cdr Indrajit Pakrasi


Indrajit is a “do-er” with a strong person-to- person connect. He translates military methods, mentoring and situational leadership skills, to impart life-long learnings. Serving in the Indian Navy, he specialised in communications and electronic warfare (including steering psy-ops). His hands-on work in the field spans – military operations including conflicts, humanitarian disaster relief, operational planning with Navies of UK, USA, France, Singapore and Russia, diplomatic and goodwill assignments (UAE, Indian sub-continent, West Asia and South East Asia). Indrajit has steered multi-million dollar projects for Defence -Corporate partnerships (setting up Terrestrial and Satellite communication, Ship-Refit, Humanitarian Disaster Relief). Presently he consults and coaches on Leadership, on turning Strategy to Business Operations, as well as Culture transformations. He has had key roles in implementation of Indian Navy’s digital transformation, from 2008 to 2014.

His coaching in Systems Thinking and development of personal competencies for resiliency is based on Behavioural and Cognitive Science, Physical-Intelligence, and sandboxed conditioning for top performance. Armed with a BA and a PGDM (JBIMS), Indrajit brings a powerhouse of experience and perspective to every partnership.

Key Expertise : Culture transformation, Digital transformation, Leadership

Director : Explode Leadership & Strategy Pvt Ltd ; IESECCI (Pro-Bono) [Indian Ex-Defence Service Employees Chamber of Commerce & Industry]

Gayle Van Gils

Strategic Partner

Gayle is an award winning author, leadership consultant, and life coach whose approach opens both the minds and hearts of her clients. Her intuitive, direct and caring process supports greater focus, engagement and connection, and a productive and compassionate workplace. Gayle’s specialty brings together her extensive experience as a mindfulness teacher with the practical solutions and real-life work she has conducted as a business consultant and executive coach.

Gayle has an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA, and is a certified instructor of Search Inside Yourself, the mindfulness and emotional intelligence training developed and proven at Google. She is the founder of Transform Your Culture, and is a senior meditation teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. With millions of listens to her meditations the online meditation app, Simple Habit ,and her teachings both in person and through online courses, Gayle has helped thousands of people find more peace, energy, inspiration, joy and success in their lives and businesses.

Gayle is the author of Happier at Work: The Power of Love to Transform the Workplace, a practical guide for developing the powers of attention, stress reduction, curiosity, collaboration and compassion, as well as enhancing performance, increasing engagement, resilience and better health.

Gayle and her husband, Gerard live in St. Petersburg, FL and have two sons, Alex and Jonathan who are both musicians. When she is not busy working, or practicing meditation, she loves to get her hands dirty in clay and create large sculptural pieces for her home and yard.


A vibrant team of passionate individuals driven by a strong sense of purpose and values form the backbone of Theory of Purpose. By nurturing a close relationship with passionate change drivers across the globe, we distill the essence of their vision into reality through every partnership we create. Having gathered widespread acclaim as a close knit, purpose driven group of invigorators, we are writing a new chapter each day as we see the vision and purpose of hundreds of people come to life in their work and their professions. Retaining core directorial talent in organizational cultures and leadership development, we now represent a growing roster of established and emerging professionals specializing in Purposeful leadership, Ikigai, Organizational Behavior, Team Dynamics and Personal Mastery. Our team proudly includes veterans who have served in the Armed Forces, psychologists, project managers, faculty, instructional designers, coaches, thought leaders, practitioners and authors. Together, we seamlessly deliver on our commitments powered by purpose.