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About Nandini

Nandhini Rhizome

IAC-Masteries Practitioner;
Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling;
NBM (Science of the Art of Coaching)  
– Applied Neuroscience

Nandini is the Founder & Chief Learning Activist of Rhizome Learning. She is an experienced leadership coach, counsellor and facilitator; a trainer and researcher who works across industries and geographies. 

Leadership and Life Coaching

No true leader can journey their leadership path without encountering moments of deep self- doubt, crisis, reflection or a need for clarity. Borrowing from Joseph Campbell, the famous professor of comparative mythology, the leader experiences the “call to adventure” which eventually leads to an “inner awakening”. In these many moments of the inner journey, there are several times she finds herself terribly alone or stuck in dilemma. These are moments, which if taken as constructive pauses, can lead to phenomenal self-growth and as a result, amazing life and work transformation.


Nandini offers a safe space to leaders and executives to be “uninterrupted” in their ‘awakening’ journey, in their being and thinking; often resulting in the individual finding the resources needed to move on, adapt and thrive

“Nandini was very empathetic, great at listening and asking the right questions. She also provides great, handy, and useful tools that can be practically used outside of the sessions. I gained a lot of insight on myself, both personal and for career, during my time with her. I would recommend Nandini to anyone looking for career and personal coaching and would like practical tools to deal with different stages and needs for helping with either small or big decisions.”

- Senior Finance Executive, Financial Services Company

Nandini has been effective in helping her clients navigate change and transition in their personal and professional lives. She employs a huge variety of tools from the world of coaching and counselling, her methods laced with the deep knowledge of human energy/brain science and behaviour.

Nandini likes to work with the person and the leader role he or she essays. She applies the same approach to clients who want to work with someone who can help them think clearly about their lives. She believes energies for various roles we play our interconnected and even the tension between them can seriously impede a person’s progress.

"I've been fortunate enough to have connected with Nandini during a professional phase in my life where I needed guidance on navigating a certain situation. I'm sure most of us go through this, but don't always seek help. I'm glad I did. Besides helping me navigate the situation, Nandini delved much deeper and in a very simple, yet comprehensive way helped me get to a much better understanding of both myself and the players involved. Incredibly grateful for the path of enduring development this has put me on, both professionally and personally. Plan to stay continually connected with my Coach."

- Senior Leader, Consumer Goods Company

Nandini is certified as IAC-MP - International Association of Coaching (IAC). She is also an alumna of the Science of the Art of Coaching, a programme offered by Dr. Paul Brown, a globally acclaimed voice in Applied Neuroscience for coaches and leaders. She is one of the founding members of the ION Partnership,  a global fraternity of senior executive coaches who use applied neuroscience to help leverage human potential. She also has a Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling from The School of Positive Psychology, Singapore.

Further, certified from Extended DISC and Hofstede. Nandini has more than 8 years of experience as a leadership and executive coach, group coach and behavioural trainer facilitator & several years in the industry as a business leader, founder and strategy consultant for blue chip brands and organisations.

Team Workshops & Facilitation

Nandini is an experienced facilitator who conducts bespoke training & leadership workshops for team alignment and effectiveness. She is certified as a Lego Serious Play facilitator and Dynamic Facilitation. She is also the co-founder of a popular women’s self-development group coaching programme called the Story of Me. 

Know more from the programmes.

"I wanted to express my appreciation for Nandini Das Ghoshal's outstanding work in workshop facilitation. Nandini's expertise have greatly enriched our programs. Her ability to tailor workshops to our needs ensures engaging and impactful sessions every time. Her dedication and professionalism shine through, making her an invaluable asset to our team. I highly recommend Nandini for her excellent contributions to our projects."

- Natasha KK Mak-Levrion, the founder & CEO of PPearl


With a background in marketing & consumer research, Nandini has expertise in designing and conducting research. She applies her skill to bespoke employee surveys, analysis, and facilitation. 
In the past, she has co-founded consumer insights knowledge consultancy based out of Singapore by the name of Insights and More, consulting some of the top brands and consumer product companies. She has worn several hats in her career spanning 20 years in the industry – corporate leader, brand strategist, consumer insights professional, academic researcher, and founder. She has a passion for uncovering insights and creating positive change for her clients.
Nandini has a deep understanding of Asian values, cultural constructs, and learning practices, which help her be more effective. She brings the best of Eastern and Western thinking to help her clients navigate complex scenarios. Nandini is a lifelong learner who is constantly exploring, upgrading, and learning to be the best resource for her clients as a coach and a facilitator. 
Nandini’s research areas include brain and behaviour, women leadership, neurobiology and the impact of that on our unique selves; the idea that human beings are energy systems and the 21st- century organisation will have to recognise the individual's potential to unleash their amazing energy for meeting growth objectives.


Nandini has recently co-edited and contributed as an author to Brains Inspiring Businesses for Leaders, along with Dr Paul Brown. Brains Inspiring Businesses for Leaders, is the only book of its kind where 14 authors bring the best thinking in applied neuroscience to people practitioners, in order for them to look at their teams and in individuals there-in as energy systems which, if aligned and thriving, can change the outcome for the organization. The role of the leader then becomes creating the conditions that bring out the best energy in people.
Nandini lives in Singapore with her family.

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Credentials & Training

  • IAC-MP ( International Association of Coaching )

  • Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy & Counselling from TSPP, Singapore

  • Extended DISC/ Hofstede’s Culture in the Workplace/Thinking Partnership

  • Cofounder, ION Partnership / Co-founder & Facilitator, The Story of Me Workshop

  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR from UMass Memorial Health)

  • Masteries Practitioner, International Association of Coaching ( IAC ) 

  • The Science of the Art of Coaching (NBM), Applied Neuroscience for Coaches (With Dr. Paul Brown) – ICF Accredited 

  • Extended DISC, USA. 

  • Lego Serious Play, Rasmussen Consulting. 

  • ACTA (Institute of Adult Learning, Singapore

  • Hofstede’s Culture in the Work Place Questionnaire CWQIII, ODE Consulting. 

  • Reiki therapist – Level 3 & Mindfulness practitioner


About Rhizome


The Rhizome approach treats every individual like a rhizome node. A rhizome node is complete in itself and able to link with others in a massive energetic lattice. It is at its best, when it recognizes that, it is indeed complete in itself. Rhizome works with the individual or leader to awaken or align the internal sense of awareness, completion and wholeness. And simultaneously supports them in creating conditions for connection and attachment within their teams. The net outcome desired is an increased level of trust and engagement. 


When one is secure and joyful within, with the appropriate emotional and cognitive mechanisms working together, there is an urge to feel motivated and to live life to the fullest. This spills over to the domain of work and personal life. 


With appropriate boundaries in place, one finds in themselves resources to be of value to the world and connections where one desires to go. An individual’s world is constantly evolving and he or she is constantly ready to make new connections, as per their current requirements. Rhizome aims for its clients to enjoy this process of continuous growth and transformation. 


Rhizome’s tools are backed with sound constructs of brain science, psychology, coaching as well as principles of adult learning and unlearning.

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