Nihar Chhaya

Executive Coach and President, PartnerExec

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Nihar Chhaya — Executive Coach and President, PartnerExec

Nihar is a Wharton, Columbia and Georgetown educated executive coach with over 25 years of business experience and applied technique in leader development. Among fewer than 2% of coaches worldwide, he holds the Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential from the International Coaching Federation.

Nihar has coached the C-suite and leaders at many global companies including: Abbvie, American Airlines, Axalta, BitPay, Bridgestone, Campbell’s Soup, Cigna, Coca-Cola, Cox Communications, Dell, Eli Lilly, GE, FedEx, JP Morgan Chase, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, Pioneer Natural Resources, Raytheon Technologies, Royal Dutch Shell, 3M, Wieden+Kennedy, USAA and many others.

With a high level of business acumen and prior leadership experience in sales, finance and strategy, Nihar is requested for various executive needs, including:

Transitioning to CEO and C-suite roles and expanding leadership capacity; Executive presence and communication to various stakeholder groups; Cultivating self-awareness and removing blind spots; Developing interpersonal influence; Setting better habits in the face of conflict, ambiguity, complexity and uncertainty.

Nihar is a recognized thought leader in the field of coaching and a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company. He is also a Fellow at the Institute of Coaching, McLean/Harvard Medical School and an annual keynote speaker at the World Business and Executive Coaching Summit (WBECS).

Before starting his coaching practice, Nihar was the Head of Talent and Executive Development at Texas Instruments and advised the boards and CEOs of global companies on executive succession planning as a senior advisor at Korn Ferry Hay Group and CEB Gartner.

Nihar received an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in international economics from Columbia University and a BS in economics from Georgetown University with coursework at the London School of Economics.

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