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Emotional Intelligence and Strategic Thinking for Purposeful Leadership


Depicted as a blue lotus, Christopher Leah symbolizes the graceful & inspirational leader who is resilient and will leave a lasting legacy

We are a Leadership Development and Change Consulting firm that is passionate about creating ecosystems of transformational leaders and high-performing teams

Meet Our Team

Aparna Arvind MD (MBBS), MBA, PCC
CEO & Founder, Executive Coach

Aparna, a certified executive coach and emotional intelligence practitioner, brings over two decades of experience as a primary care physician and healthcare management expert. With an MBA from the University of Birmingham and Prosci change management certification, she's led numerous change initiatives. Aparna's coaching portfolio spans diverse industries, from healthcare to technology services, guiding leaders from Managers to CEOs. Aparna's multidisciplinary background, blending healthcare expertise with leadership development, positions her as a valuable asset in navigating complex organizational transitions and fostering sustainable growth across diverse sectors.


She serves as a leadership consultant at Genesis Advisers, renowned for accelerating leadership transitions based on Michael Watkins' research. Genesis Advisers collaborates with Fortune 500 clients, offering tailored solutions for leaders, teams, and organizations. 

Coaching expertise:

  • Leadership Transitions

  • Strategic Thinking

  • Emotional Intelligence & Mental Fitness

  • Team Effectiveness

  • Leading Organizational Change

  • Influential Leadership

  • Leadership development for aspiring leaders


  • Diversity, Equity And Inclusion In The Workplace Certificate, University of South Florida Muma College of Business (USA)

  • Certified Hogan Practitioner, Hogan Assessments, USA

  • Professional Certified Coach (ICF-PCC), International Coaching Federation

  • Certified First 90 Days Genesis Coach and Facilitator, Genesis Advisers (USA)

  • Certified Executive Coach, Center for Executive Coaching (USA)

  • Certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner, Genos North America (USA)

  • Certified Everything DiSC Practitioner, Wiley (USA)

  • Certified Change Management Practitioner, Prosci (USA)

Duke Holness MBA, BCC
Executive Coach

Duke Holness, MBA, BCC
Executive Coach

Duke Holness brings over 25 years of distinguished leadership in the pharmaceutical sector, notably spearheading revenue and profit growth at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Exeltis. Serving as GSK's Vice-President and General Manager for Central America, the Caribbean, and the Andean region, he achieved a remarkable 30% revenue increase from 2007 to 2009, totaling US$129 million.


Duke is a Board-Certified Executive Coach (BCC) and Certified Executive & Leadership Development Coach.  He is a consultant for Luminova Pharma Group and a board member of the National Health Fund (NHF) Jamaica and AMG Packaging. His career began at Nestle, enriching him with foundational marketing expertise. Duke holds a BSc. in Management Studies from the University of the West Indies and an MBA from Nova SouthEastern University. Committed to continuous growth, he has completed leadership programs at Princeton, Columbia, and other esteemed institutions. Fluent in Spanish, Duke's international outlook enhances his contributions to global pharmaceutical endeavors.

Coaching expertise:

  • Strategic thinking & planning

  • Leading change

  • Attaining work-life balance

  • Resilient leadership

  • Leadership Influence


  • Board Certified Coach (BCC), Center for Credentialing and Education (USA)

  • Certified Executive Coach, Center for Executive Coaching

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Hadi Diallo, ACC
Executive Coach & Advisor

Hadi Diallo is a results-oriented executive coach and advisor who is passionate about helping leaders, teams, and organizations unlock potential and growth. An International Coaching Federation Certified Coach, she delivers executive coaching at a level that inspires leaders to gain clarity and focus and better engage their teams towards achieving and sustaining high performance. 

Hadi has extensive background in Finance, as former Senior Director and Treasury Controller at CIBC (Toronto, Canada). She is known for her empathetic leadership, her ability to unearth root causes of complex challenges, and her dedication to engage, empower, and inspire optimal performance that drives organizational success. 

She leverages a proven framework along with coaching tools, strategies, and accredited assessments to foster awareness, develop action plans for maximum impact, and accelerate results. 


Coaching expertise:

  • Leadership Coaching, Development & Training

  • High-Performance Teams & Cultures

  • Employee Engagement

  • Organizational Efficiency & Effectiveness

  • Overwhelm, Time, and Priorities Management

  • Emotional Intelligence


  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC), International Coaching Federation

  • Certified Executive Coach, Center for Executive Coaching 

  • Certified Hogan Practitioner, Hogan Assessments

  • Certified Emotional Intelligence Practitioner, Genos North America

  • Organizational Leadership Certificate, Harvard Business School

  • Online Management Practitioner, Prosci (USA)


Seeing people thrive both at work & in their personal lives drives the mission of Christopher Leah Consulting, in scaling impact - one leader at a time. 


With the overarching vision of creating ecosystems of transformational leaders and high performing teams, we work with clients to foster a culture of trust, collaboration, innovation, progress and growth - a lot of which starts with the right kind of leadership!


Leadership does not have to be a lonely journey, and transitions do not have to be daunting!

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