Sushmita Usha Devarajan


consultant, trainer, facilitator, coach




‘I work with individuals and teams to facilitate learning through self-inquiry and critical thinking to promote
empathy and deeper understanding among people for themselves and for each-other. This connect more often than not enables the creation of a sustainable platform for meaningful relationships, cross- cultural collaboration and happy work environments.’







-Kannada: Basic


Education and Training

- Training as a Mediator from Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) Chambers, UK

- Training as a Dialogue Facilitator from Soliya (United Nations partner), New York, USA

- Training as a Trainer and Coach from Soliya (United Nations partner), New York, USA

- Alumni United Nations Alliance of Civilizations – EF Summer School (Global Challenges of Cultural
and Religious Diversity), New York, USA

- Post Graduate Diploma in Apparel Production and Merchandise Management from School of
Fashion Technology, Pune (NIFT Collaboration) India

- Graduation in Costume Design and Fashion, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India

- Training as a Transformation Coach from ‘Leadership that Works’ , USA (International Coach Federation Certification)


Professional Experience

- Facilitation Trainer, Coach, intercultural Dialogue Facilitator at Soliya (non-profit) since 2011

- Freelance Corporate Trainer with focus on ‘Diversity and Dialogue’ since 2014

- Peace Education Consultant and Workshop Facilitator for Schools since 2014

- Mediator, Associate Trainer and Program Director (Corporate –Community Engagement) at Meta-
Culture Consulting India 2008- 2010

- 7 years of work experience in the Apparel Export and Retail sector from 2002 - 2008


Consulting and Training Focus

- enabling collaborative, constructive and creative work environment

- managing change effectively and efficiently

- working with diversity and differences constructively

- addressing conflicts and finding creative ways to collaborate

- working seamlessly in cross-cultural environments