About me
" ​I am passionate about enabling people to become the best they can be and to realize their potential.  This is reflected in my various roles as teacher, HR Manager, training facilitator and leadership coach.

I have realized over the years that we can become the person we aspire to be by exercizing effective self-leadership.  This personal leadership, resting on mindful self-awareness, is a pre-requisite for authentic leadership, for significant achievement, sustainable change, progress ... and for real happiness. "  
Experience
Patil’s professional career spans more than three decades in Human Resources Management and in Education.

He spent the first four years of his career as a teacher of English language and literature while being actively involved in language curriculum development and materials production. 

He then took up a more research, curriculum and assessment-focussed role for a year and subsequently moved to the corporate sector where he was involved in Employee Communications for four years before being promoted General Manager – Human Resources, a position he held for more than two decades.


Various sectors
Various roles
As Group Head of HR, he simultaneously served a number of business units active in sectors that include Telecommunications, Media, IT, Real Estate, Hospitality, Tourism, Commerce, Financial Services, Energy and Manufacturing.  He was involved in the whole range of HR activities – from talent acquisition, talent development, compensation, performance management to legal compliance, organisation restructuring and industrial relations.
His position required juggling a variety of roles including being an internal consultant, a coach, a mentor, a facilitator,  a negotiator etc. depending on the situation.  He was concurrently, the General Manager of the training arm of the organisation which functioned as a profit-centre and of the Group CSR Foundation.  His interest in leadership development resulted in his becoming the co-founder of the Leadership Network and the designer of intensive leadership development programmes, some lasting three full days.

Qualifications


In addition to being​​
  • a Certified Professional Coach (iPEC, USA) &
  • a Certified Leadership Challenge Facilitator 

​​he holds degrees from various institutions:
  • Master's in Labor & Industrial Relations (1994), Institute of Labor & Industrial Relations, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.  
  • ​Diploma in Management Studies (1992), University of Mauritius.
  • ​M.Litt. English Language Teaching (1984), Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL), Hyderabad, India.
  • ​B.Ed - with Distinction (1983), University of Delhi, India.
  • ​M.A English - First Division (1982), University of Delhi, India.
  • ​​B.A (Hons.) English (1980), University of Delhi, India.

Other courses:  ​he has also attended a number of short courses.  The more recent ones include courses on Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School (2012) and at Wharton Business School (2012),  and on Competency Modelling and on 360-Degree Feedback (Korn Ferry – 2015). 

Publications

Blog  »
Over the years Patil has been publishing articles on various topics in the local press.  Some of these may be accessed on his blog.