Mentor Profile
Savita Upponi
Senior Master Facilitator | Transformational Coach at RiseSmart

Profile Summary:

Savita Upponi has 29 years of corporate experience, initially in marketing for 7 years and then in learning and development space with many Indian and multinational organizations. Her vast experience across verticals and levels coupled with her expertise from professional certifications enables her to engage and partner with organizations in their quest for talent development and help them to deliver consistent business results. She leverages adult learning experiential methodologies to help bring about desired outcomes in learning and behavior modification.

As a transformational Coach, she has supported people to make meaningful contributions that they desire across various roles they play in life. Her strong belief that every individual is complete, has immense potential and possess the ability to unleash it has enabled her to inspire individuals to volunteer energy, talent and passion to actualize their mission and dream goals in personal and professional lives. Making a meaningful difference to people’s lives is very important to her. Her endeavor is to help people make significant contributions that they so desire across various roles they play in life.

She has partnered with over the years: Accenture, Microsoft, Bajaj Auto, Nicholas Piramal, Cognizant, Siemens, Castrol, Barclays, Reliance Industries, JCB, Thermax, Emerson Climate Technologies, Emerson Innovation Center,  Clarient Chemicals, Tata Consultancy Services, Bayer India, OPI, Geometric Limited, UTI, Publicis, Virtusa, Colombo, Great Eastern Shipping, Times of India,, Airtel, J P Morgan , Hewitt Associates, Power Grid Corp. Ltd., Tata Teleservices, Cisco, Deutsche Bank, TATA AIG, Idea Cellular, Wipro Technologies, Oracle, Motorola, Credit Suisse, Syngene, Kotak, EMC, Kotak Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, BAG Electronics, Capgemini, UNICEF.

Savita has leveraged her education, experience and expertise the areas of Leadership, Productivity, Execution, Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness curriculums. She has been the part of the founding team of FranklinCovey when they set base in South Asia 12 years ago partnering with several Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies. Her professional exposure in various geographies added to her perspective and ability to bring forth the best in people. With Results Coaching Systems, she certified coaches in organizations via the ACTP route across verticals.



B.Com Hons., M.B.A

Certified Master Trainer from FranklinCovey Inc., U.S.A

Certified Facilitator from Center of Leadership Studies (Situational Leadership, Paul Hershey), U.S.A 

Certified Executive Coach, Neuro Leadership Group (Results Coaching Systems), Australia

Certified Consultant for Workplace Big Five Profiling, U.S.A.

Certified Coach from Erickson Coaching International, U.S.A

Certified Coach from Integral Leadership & Coaching in Ontology, France

Engagements apart from Training and Coaching:

Teaching at Management Institutes like Symbiosis, MIT, Indira Institute, Pune University. Was on the Board to set question papers and evaluation for MBA I and II.