passion for coaching
Helps youth, executives, and coaches
Building skills for constant improvement
Commitment to building leaders
Desire to change the world
"Divya is inspiring, empowering, caring and extremely committed to the success of others. She inspired me to advance my coaching skills through a rigorous training process and has been instrumental in my having nearly completed this intense 18 month coach certification program. I'm grateful for Divya and would highly recommend working with her to advance your career path!"
— Todd M., Business Development & Achievement Coach to Financial Professionals & Entrepreneurs
Divya Parekh, ACC, CPC, LL, MS
As a professional with a variety of expertise and interests, I have spoken at many meetings, conferences, and conventions. I want to share my background with you. I welcome hearing from you if you believe I can fulfill a role for any upcoming engagement. I enjoy connecting and impacting my audience. I look forward to do so for your organization or company. I believe that any business relationship thrives when you know you are working with someone who has the expertise and knowledge in real world business and has a proven record of success.
To give you a snapshot of my background, I have over 25 years of rich and varied experience including roles as a university associate professor, scientist, biotechnology professional, and global leadership wellness coach. When I was an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, I split my time between leading research efforts as a Ph.D. candidate and teaching graduate students. When I left academia, I worked in research labs and bio-pharmaceutical organizations showing my leadership in program management, project implementation, team leading, process engineering, personnel supervision and recruitment, and product and partnership development. I decided to merge my biopharmaceutical career with my extensive experience as a coach, author, consultant, and speaker. My passion for coaching and my desire to make a positive impact on people led me to the decision of transitioning into a full-time consultant and speaker on these matters.
I believe that relationships and leadership are the keys for any successful business, academia, or nonprofit organization to succeed. I have seen this up close while working on the international level with leaders, achievers, and entrepreneurs. In many of my talks, I relate my experiences and successes that allowed me to guide leaders, teams, trainers, and professionals through various business and personal challenges. What I do is combine my practical experience and your goals to demonstrate to the audience how to overcome the particular obstacles you are facing.
My coaching and consulting work has provided me the opportunity to become a veteran scientific and leadership presenter at bio-pharmaceutical and business conferences. I am flattered that I receive very positive reviews whenever I speak at organizational workshops, meetings, and corporate events. I am able to connect with audiences across all industries. I focus on giving them strategies and tools to implement in their professional and personal lives. Some subjects of past talks are:
• Why: Purpose and Passion
• Leadership and Influence
• Mindfulness, Mindset
• Getting More Out of Life
• How to Stay Motivated
• How to Refuel and Recharge Yourself
• Creating Passion for What You Are Doing
• How to Influence Others
• How to Be More Productive
When I encourage my audience to take action through my speeches, then I was effective.
Among my professional recognitions are having Women of Distinction Magazine, a magazine division of the National Association of Distinguished Professionals, feature me in one of their issues. Worldwide Branding recognized me as VIP of the Year in 2013 for showing dedication, leadership, and excellence in leadership coaching. NAPW acknowledged me as a VIP Woman of the Year in 2014 for outstanding leadership and commitment in coaching. Additionally, Continental Who’s Who named me as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of coaching and consulting. As for the press, I have been covered by BBC.com, CBS News, Haeretz.com, IGN, Daily Mirror, Daily News NY, Reuters, Slate.com, The Independent, TooFab, and USA Today.
DAV University and California State University of Fullerton awarded me my post-graduate certificate in biochemistry. International Coach Academy (ICA) certified me as a coaching and learning leader. I am also certified as a Certified Professional Coach by ICA, and Associate Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation.
As a writer, I co-authored the international best-selling book, The Voyage to Your Vision. In addition, other books I wrote are Stress Management, Mindfulness Mastery, Critical Thinking, Candid Critique, Appreciative Inquiry, Leadership and Influence, and Emotional Intelligence.
Please contact me when you want a speaker that reflects her enormous love of people, fierce passion for coaching, commitment to building leaders, and unbridled desire to create a better world. I love to bring my talent and experience to any person, company, or organization.