The formative years being shaped in Visva – Bharati, Santiniketan, Uttara has deeply imbibed the essence of Tagore’s philosophy of human values and sense of freedom that has manifested in her professional and personal life.

Uttara is an accomplished industry leader, a certified Leadership & Life Coach (PCC) and an expert in personal mastery and inner engineering. Uttara is an International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited coach, a global ICF Member and sits on the Board of ICF India Delhi / NCR Chapter in the capacity of Director – CSR. To recognize their visionary and, transformational work, Uttara has been awarded the prestigious Women’s Icon Award 2018.

Uttara comes with strong business experience with of over 18 years in various senior leadership positions at national and international levels with leading companies in Life Sciences and Healthcare industries like Eli Lilly, Bristol Myers Squibb, All India Institute of Medical Sciences etc. She has worked extensively in setting up and leading several functions and global strategies for leading pharmaceutical companies in international markets [Asia Pacific, Emerging Markets, Latin America, EMEA regions], building and leading high performing teams, enhancing team & operational efficiency and accelerating organizational performance.

Uttara is passionate about developing talents and helping people to maximize their full potential. She leverages her business, leadership and diversity experience to build leadership capabilities, drives excellence across all levels and inspires people to celebrate their inner potential and set new boundaries for themselves. Uttara strongly believes that organizations can be successful with effective strategies, good talents and timely coaching & mentoring. Inspired by this belief, Uttara quit her corporate job at the peak of her career and founded UPCS in 2011. UPCS gives her the platform to work closely and unleash the potential of organizations and its human capital while enabling them to explore their best version.

Uttara brings 18 years of first-hand experience leading high performance teams, managing leaders, achieving results through people, senior level hiring, mentoring, coaching, counselling, building capability and conflict resolution, with diverse culture, capability and mind-sets across the globe, while being responsible for delivering excellence. Her training as a coach from multiple coaching organizations (Erickson International Solution Centered Coaching, Coach for Life’s Fulfillment model & Marshal Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching) coupled with long international business experience enables her to play around with different coaching methodologies and tools and provide customized solutions to diverse customer groups.

Education & Certifications:

  • B.Sc (Hons) & M.Sc in Life Sciences : Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan, India
  • Ph.D in Cardiovascular Toxicology : College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada.
  • Certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach, USA.
  • Certified Executive Coach : Erickson Coaching International, Vancouver, Canada
  • Certified Leadership & Life Coach (ACTP): Coach For Life, USA
  • Certified NLP Practitioner : ANLP India
  • Diploma in NLP Practitioner: TransHuman Consulting