Dr Anita Balaraju

Dr Anita Balaraju

L&D, IT & ITES, Leadership, Personal Development

Dr Balaraju’s career began as a Language Assistant at the Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, where she contributed to a project on Development of Lexical Resources in Indian Languages. She has presented several well-received papers at national conferences, and her research paper, Three Levels of Lexical Codification, appeared in the Yearbook of South Asian Languages and Linguistics (2002). At COD, her research on critical thinking has fed the design of several transformative executive education programs, consulting engagements and research publications. She devises and conducts experiential learning activities on communication, professional etiquette, team dynamics and leadership styles. Her coaching, mentoring and teaching style is empathetic, nuanced, personalized, progressive and inclusive. For over 12 years, she has worked in the area of Learning & Development across the ITES, infrastructure, hospitality and education sectors.

Dr Balaraju holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Hyderabad. She is DiSC- and Six Sigma Green Belt-certified.


  • Learning and development
  • IT and ITES
  • Leadership
  • Personal Development