Our alum Srinivas Uppaluri is currently an advisor and leadership coach and was part of the firm from 1989 to 2000.
Currently, he works closely with companies to devise their growth and go-to market strategy. Through profound experience gathered over the years and his deep interest in mentoring, he guides several industry leaders, second/third generation family businesses and young entrepreneurs on their leadership journey.
Read on for some interesting insights from Srinivas.
I have always been a firm believer of knowledge sharing. I am at a stage in my professional journey where I am focussed on sharing my experiences and insights for the larger good. I live by my purpose of ‘inspiring individuals and transforming organisations’.
To succeed in life, passion is everything. A curious mind coupled with a passionate soul is a solid ground for success. In my professional journey, I’ve always been driven by the passion of innovatively solving the problems at hand. Personally, I have been a consistent learner, imbibing knowledge from the most fleeting conversations and the smallest of things around me.
For me, it’s been a journey of constant reinventing – from being an accountant by virtue of training, to becoming a management consultant, then moving on to becoming a Chief Marketing Officer, to now being a leadership coach and author...I’ve always kept learning and unlearning. Every experience you have is unique and the learning you gather at each juncture, will go with you far and wide.
As people and professionals, we carve our own journeys. But right mentoring at the right time can set you up for success. I was lucky to be guided by my managers and peers at the very beginning of my career. They instilled the right professional attitude and passion in me which continues to serve me even today.
On the personal front, I am always thankful to my wife and daughter for being my pillars of strength.
Your interests give you a new dimension of thinking that challenges you and gives you a fresh perspective of doing things. I have nurtured quite a few over the years, writing being one of them.
I have authored the book ‘Switch: Sales Transformation for Strategic Advantage’, which details strategies for transforming sales effectiveness and catering to customers’ best interest. The book has been well received and appreciated at several platforms. Motivated by my first book’s success, I have now begun work on my second book - compiling my experience of shaping leaders.
I am also an avid golfer and am actively working on building sustainable social enterprises.
I had a wonderful time learning, solving and growing as a professional while I was at PwC. It was inspiring to work under knowledgeable mentors whose passion and commitment still drives me to give my best.
Enjoy pushing your boundaries, think big and focus more on sharing than taking.
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