Sunil Kishore


Sunil brings over 22 years of leadership experience from his corporate career, including over a decade in key executive leadership roles as Head of HR and Learning at Coca Cola, Xerox, and Oberoi Hotels out of India. As part of his business leadership experiences he headed Sales in B2B and B2C environments, played key roles in Marketing including advertising and sales promotions, and was on a select worldwide team of internal capability and coaching leaders at Pepsico. His international experiences span Asia Pacific, North America and Africa, and he's been an empowered partner to CEO's in all his HR roles driving large system wide strategies and transformations. Sunil has been a retained Executive Coach to CEO's and leadership teams, and is currently growing his USA practice rapidly. As he scales his work, he is also leading the XP Executive Partnering coaching methodology which he designed with the support of a very talented group of highly experienced coaches in the USA a few years ago in an effort to offer companies and clients what he believes to be a higher level coaching value and experience. As an Executive Partner his focus is on influencing leadership development and transformation that enables sustainable Hi-Performance cultures at individual leader and leadership team levels. His technology clients include multiple leaders at Microsoft and several top technology players. He is also coaching leaders in Media, Biotech, Financial Services, Retail, Healthcare, and Education among others at this time – including several at international locations. Sunil has also led executive team coaching conversations including structured team assessment debriefs and major change kick off's. Comfortable in different cultural environments and in dealing with diverse backgrounds, Sunil is fluent in English and Hindi. Sunil was born into an Indian family and grew up in India. As proud parents of two young women leaders he and his wife Tina are learning at a whole new level as relatively recent US immigrants. They're returning to live in Seattle, Washington, with their older daughter soon and are thankful for all that they have.

Academic Background
Bachelor’s in Economics – Panjab University, India. Multiple internal programs at Pepsi, HCL, Xerox, and Coke. And multiple creative breakthrough’s that have contributed to companies and clients over the years.

Coaching Certifications
Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
International Coach Federation
Master Executive Partner
Conscious Business Coach (CBC)

Other Certifications
Certified Leadership Facilitator and Executive Coach – Development Dimensions International (DDi India)
Certified Leadership Facilitator and Executive Coach – Linkage Inc India
Technology Entrepreneurship
Program – Stanford Venture Labs