Sanjoy Mukerji

Managing Director at Diagno Labs and iClinic Healthcare

September 16, 2018, Sanjoy worked with Steve in different groups

Steve is one of the finest wisest mentors I know who’s practical advice has benefitted and is sought by thousands!

Deepak Katty

Vice President Sales Transformation at United Spirits Limited – A Diageo Group Company

September 10, 2018, Deepak worked with Steve in different groups

I have personally known Steve for a long time, commencing as my Senior at XLRI !! He is an excellent coach and takes personal interest in help fulfilling career aspirations of fellow colleagues. A strong believer in strategic HR and how it supports achievement of overall corporate ambition. His deep domain knowledge of varied subjects coupled with superb oratory made extremely interesting & insightful listening at our India Leadership sessions. Is informal & easy to partner with, thoroughly enjoyed working on a couple of projects at Diageo India. Wish him great luck in the new avatar…

Prathmesh Mishra

Chief Commercial Officer at DIAGEO India

September 8, 2018, Steve worked with Prathmesh in the same group

Steve is an amazing HR Leader. Immensely driven by purpose, I have seen him in action from close quarters planning and leading most complex transformation journeys’. He has been a catalyst, supported me in building a high impact team through change management, leadership workshops and executive coaching. He has a gift of handling most difficult situation/conversations effortlessly by seamlessly oscillating from professional/transactional conversation to coaching conversation.

vikram V Joshi

Ready Business & Industry Partnerships

September 3, 2018, vikram worked with Steve in different groups

I met Steve during a ”Train the Trainer ” program at Udeechi , the training arm of Hindustan Lever Ltd at CBD Belapur, Mumbai. Those three days of training with Steve remain etched in my memory even now. The way he made us connect with ourself,colleagues,core values of the organisation is something that I still cherish. I still remember the session on how to connect with an audience,maintain eye contact and gauge the attention of the audience, learnings which I use even today. 

You will give your 100% by default when he starts to mentor.

Kedar Ulman

Chief Supply Chain Officer at DIAGEO India

September 1, 2018, Steve worked with Kedar in the same group

Steve’s greatest strength his ability to drive difficult changes with speed and perfection. The organisation transformation that Diageo India went through in 2015 would not have been possible without Steve. 

His passion for coaching is just amazing. He has personally coached me on many occasions. His coaching helped me successfully manage some difficult professional transitions. 

He will always be a great coach and change agent 

Ravi Varma

Unit Head at USL, Nacharam

August 5, 2018, Steve was senior to Ravi but didn’t manage directly

Many times it takes just a word or two words – “Hello” to greet and “Thank you” to express gratitude… But a million words are less, when we have to greet, express and say the same to Steve, a guiding light to an entire team, as large as this today. 

Rarely very few can indulge, impact, coach, mentor and yet be humble, grounded and unclaim of having done nothing yet, like Steve! Ensure A long lasting impact …. Unlearn and learn.

Gurprriet Siingh

Senior Client Partner – Leadership and Talent Practice at Korn Ferry Hay Group

May 29, 2018, Gurprriet worked with Steve in different groups

Steve and I have partnered extensively together as his parent firm acquired the Indian entity. He has a significant change agenda to drive in partnership with the newly appointed MD. 

Steve and I worked jointly with the MD to define and drive the formation and development of the ExComm which is the leadership team that ran the company. I was also required to support in assessing new members of the ExComm as well as coach some of them and in all these, Steve was an able partner and we worked seamlessly as one unit to meet the expectations of the MD and the business.

Over 4 years, he has led several transformation projects across the business; many of which could have been very public or had an impact on ER issues. However, all of these were handled with ease and great planning and care.

Over the 4 years, he has been an able coach and mentor to the top team. He has rebuilt the HR function and team and delivered outstanding value and results both from a cost and a value perspective.

Steve is firm, assertive and yet caring and compassionate. He sees the big picture, challenges and contributes to overall strategy and supports execution as a leadership team member above and beyond his role as CHRO.

He is able to navigate across peers to gain the buy-in he requires, confidently defines future scenarios and plans for them and has the ability to take difficult decisions.

As a coach and facilitator he is par excellence and I have learned much from him. He brings true OD and process work into play and is comfortable challenging beliefs and assumptions in order to craft new realities and possibilities.

It has been an absolute joy partnering with him.

Rajiv Jayaraman

Founder-CEO, KNOLSKAPE ; TEDx speaker, Chief People Officer, Shaping the future of learning and talent transformation

May 20, 2018, Steve was senior to Rajiv but didn’t manage directly

I have known Steve for the last 5 years. I’ve had the good fortune of having deep conversations with him on the state of HR and business on various occasions. He is an extraordinary HR leader and is gifted with sharp business acumen. Above all this, he is a fascinating coach and a treasure house of wisdom. His ability to ask the right question that fosters deep thinking is awe inspiring. A voracious reader, Steve has the ability to derive context from a variety of sources – be it philosophy, spirituality, business, art, humanities – to create clarity and energy in the mind of the listener. If you are looking for a coach, look no further.

Ram S. Ramanathan MCC

Master Coach for leaders who wish to embark on their Hero’s Journey

April 23, 2018, Ram S. was Steve’s teacher

I had the pleasure of training and mentoring Steve as a coach. Stave shines at multiple levels. He is a corporate leader in HR space, well recognized and active in industry associations as a speaker, writer and volunteer. He is a great coach, now on his way to mastery. Perhaps not well known is his in-depth grounding in Hindu spirituality, coming up with questions that confounds those who believe they know something. I learn from my interactions with Steve.

Pankaj Gupta

Vice President – South APAC Operations at L’Oréal

April 11, 2018, Steve worked with Pankaj in the same group

I have worked with Steve as a peer in two teams in different companies and there are three things that stay with me. The first is his ability to make people aware of their own motivations, discover their purpose and want to improve. His insights come from a deep curiosity in people and a passion for personal growth. The second is Steve’s ability to work with groups, often extempore and take them up and down through the stages of change always ending in a well bonded team energised to chase a common goal. And the third is his superb business sense and ability to connect complex functional concepts with the real business in the markets or the shop floors. Personally I have enjoyed working with Steve, learnt from him and continue to consult him even today when faced with a challenging individual or a group.

Y.V.Lakshminarayan Pandit

Founder CEO, Pinnacle Leadership Consulting, Senior Advisor SHL; Supporting leaders to reach pinnacle of their potential

April 9, 2018, Steve worked with Y.V.Lakshminarayan in the same group

Steve was an external consultant working on projects involving competency assessment of mid to senior level managers at leading organisations with the objective of identifying areas of strength and areas of development. Steve was an astute assessor with keen observation of behaviours during the assessment process. He also brought to bear his years of experience in variety of industries to provide insightful feedback to the participants and in development planning. He also provided useful inputs to the company to strengthen our assessment process.

Kyle Whitehill

Chief Executive Officer at Avanti Communications Group plc

March 24, 2018, Steve worked with Kyle in the same group

I started working at Vodafone in India 10 years ago and Steve was the HRD. I remember his great intellect and insights as he helped me integrate into a new culture and challenging environment. Someone to deliver results and build integrity into an organisation.

Allie Fry

HR Transition Director at Tata Consultancy Services

March 30, 2015, Allie reported directly to Steve

Steve was my Manager at Patni during the time when IGATE acquired the organisation. During this time of great change, Steve brought stability to the HR function with his understanding of Change Management and was an extremely motivating and collegiate leader.

Vivek Paranjpe

43+ years leadership experience in International Corporate world. Ex Coach, & Independent Board Member.

December 9, 2014, Vivek was senior to Steve but didn’t manage directly

Steve is one of the finest HR professionals I came across. His diverse experience in multiple facets of HR management and various industries has enabled him gain width and depth in the HR function. I had the opportunity to work with him in Reliance, I found my relationships with him delightful, meaningful and highly productive. 

I am sure Steve will be a major asset to any corporation due to deep business engagement and full alignment with knowledge, capabilities and skills.

Steve is an excellent leader who can quickly build teams and ensure excellent engagement with his followers.

Sandip Das

Transformational Business Leader and Strategist, Advisor and Mentor.

December 7, 2014, Sandip managed Steve directly

Steve Correa, is easily one of the leading HR professionals in India. His experience primarily in Hindustan Unilever and Vodafone (erstwhile Hutchison Telecom) was spread over a wide range of HR aspects, making him very well rounded. I had the opportunity to work with him twice when I was CEO of Hutchison Telecom and again as Managing Director at Reliance Jio Infocomm. His skill in partnering CEOs to build organisations, transform them and building culture are exemplary. He does not hesitate to speak his mind and is very innovative. He takes keen interest in understanding the business he works in and grasps the key aspects very rapidly. He is a very accomplished communicator, articulate both in speech as well as in written communication. He has invested his last 10 to 15 years in deep study of human behavioural aspects ( including stints as an executive coach ), keeping himself keenly abreast of contemporary HR practices. He is no longer a top talent but on top of his game as a professional.

Paul Chesworth

Chief People Officer at Perform Group plc

July 17, 2014, Paul managed Steve directly

Steve is a very talented and committed HR specialist with a very wide range of technical skills and competencies.

Sharad Bhatt

Image HR Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Image HR Pluse One LLP

February 4, 2014, Steve was senior to Sharad but didn’t manage directly

Excellent leadership with worth full & priceless practitioner of Human Resources.

Anshumal Dikshit

Senior HR Leader I Storyteller I HR & OD Consulting I Creating a business impact

August 2, 2013, Anshumal reported directly to Steve

I reported to Steve when he was Head HR with Patni Computer Systems Ltd. He is an amazing professional with deep insights into developmental HR. Steve possesses a unique ability to provide fresh perspectives every time – his energy levels and speed of execution are great drivers at work.Thanks Steve for being around!

Zulfi Ali Bhutto

Senior Business Leader in Direct and Channel Sales,Distribution,Marketing,Strategy and P&L management

June 26, 2013, Zulfi Ali and Steve were students together

Steve has been coaching me since last one year as executive coach from INSEAD Business School France & Singapore campuses as part of ILPSIE (INSEAD Leadership program for Senior Indian executive). Very hands on executive coach who brings good blend of experiences as a professional in the Human resource development and in coaching domain. His goal setting method is truly top class. I would like to quote his famous sentence “a true leader tries to hear the unspoken words around him/her”. I wish Steve a great career ahead and look forward to engage him post my INSEAD program.

Anand Bhaskar

Founder & CEO at Planet Ganges

May 18, 2013, Anand was a client of Steve’s

Over the last couple of months Steve has been working with Sapient in enabling us to hone the HR Capabilities of our team. Steve has great diagnostic skills and is insightful in understanding the needs of the Org. He has designed and is executing a 4 month developmental intervention which has greatly energized the HR team to learn and challenge themselves. He has deep expertise in OD, Consulting and Coaching skills which are an asset to any company if they were to engage him. Steve has been known to be for many years and I appreciate his passion, commitment to self learning and sharing knowledge broadly to build a strong HR community across the Industry. There is always something to learn from Steve each time one meets him and his passion is infectious. Thank you Steve for who you are and your commitment to supporting us at Sapient.

Nihar Ranjan Ghosh

President Human Resource at Emami Group

January 28, 2013, NIHAR RANJAN was a client of Steve’s

Steve worked with me to design and was the lead facilitator for my senior management team off-site. The intervention was focused around understanding of self thru MBTI types and facets of preferences and the team role an individual plays based on BELBIN team role analysis. He then helped the team to understand our culture pillars and articulte the culture that the team would like to institutionalise. Steve is an astute process facilitator. His keen and skillful observation and interpretation of the individual and team behaviours is precise and insightful. Steve leverages his vast reservior of knowledge and experience as a senior HR practitioner and a management thought leader to help other gain better perspective of their own thinking and broader view life. His unassuming style, coupled with very witty and thought provoking interjections makes leaning a very intense and joyful experience. I look forward to finding more opportunities to work with Steve and wish him success as a life and business excellence coach.

Nishma Kapoor

Principal Consultant – Talent Transformation and OD Solutions

December 19, 2012, Nishma was a client of Steve’s

Steve Correa is an excellent coach who can work with senior leaders to facilitate powerful transformation. He has indepth knowledge of organizational and people development processes and is very impactful and credible as a leadership coach.

Priya Loknath

Voice & Speech is the new touch; Identifying, Hiring & Nurturing talent in this space.

December 10, 2012, Priya was a client of Steve’s

I had an opportunity to work with Steve on a Change Management initiative and was impressed with the rich knowledge he brings to the table in the M & A context. Steve has the ability to understand business needs and recommend an appropriate approach to the case on hand. What also gives Steve an edge is his deep knowledge,openness to learn & share, dedication & passion for all things HR .

He has a great people connect & engages with senior leadership with great ease. Armed with the right attitude , great sense of humor and a passion for value creation makes Steve someone I would engage with in the future.

Mamta Jain

KocharTech-Hiring across Product/Strategy/Marketing/BD

November 7, 2011, Mamta was a client of Steve’s

Steve is an excellent HR Consultant/Trainer.The subject matter knowledge and energy displayed is commendable.He makes the entire audience want for more.He is very easy to work with and very flexible with things.Would love to engage again.

Raja Sagar

Proprietor at Sagar Fashions

November 4, 2011, Raja worked with Steve but at different companies

Steve’s a powerhouse of ideas and a veritable treasure chest of motivational and inspiring techniques on how to best improve your productivity and effectiveness. A dear friend, mentor and guide.

Jenny Bryant

Chief Human Resources Officer at Wesfarmers

September 23, 2011, Jenny was senior to Steve but didn’t manage directly

Steve was the HR Director for Vodafone Essar and I worked directly with him throughout the due diligence process, acquisition and integration of Vodafone in India. After that I also worked with Steve during his assignment to Vodafone Group. Steve was brilliant as a partner to me in my role as Regional HR Director. His judgement of people and situations is excellent as is his ability to analyze strategically. We dealt with complex issues of culture, people and organization and Steve was excellent at balancing the needs of multiple shareholders in difficult situations. His communication skills are excellent and he builds strong relationships. His business acumen and commerciality are very strong. I absolutely recommend him.

Gita Dang

Founder Director, Talent Advisory Services

September 10, 2010, Steve was a client of Gita’s

Steve is great combination of philosophy and action. He has a very keen mind and matches it with a sharply honed intuitiveness. It’s been a pleasure working with and knowing Steve.

Manmohan S. Kalsy

CHRO at United Breweries Limited

April 9, 2010, Steve was senior to Manmohan S. but didn’t manage directly

I was privileged to work along side Steve when he headed HR function for Hutchison in India as he provided valuable flying cover to me in my role of HR head for Hutchison’s international BPO at 3 Global Services, Mumbai. Although the two operations maintained an arms length distance from an entity perspective, Steve bridged those gaps by virtue of his approachability and immense depth & width of knowledge. I have learned a lot from his business/functional expertise and owe a lot to him for his professional and personal support to me.He is extremely organizationally savvy, can take tough calls and acts with honor while displaying high mutual respect as a true HR professional.


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