Compassion in Action Building a Global Compassion Movement

Broadcast on July 16, 2013
With ANIL SACHDEV & Andrew Himes & Marilyn Turkovich


Founder and CEO - School of Inspired Leadership
Anil Sachdev is the Founder and CEO of Grow Talent Company Limited and the School Of Inspired Leadership-SOIL. Grow Talent was created in July 2000 and became the leader in the strategic HR consulting industry by 2006.It enabled large number of Global and local firms organizations to achieve breakthrough performance by realising the potential of their people and creating a talent advantage. In October 2008, Anil and the other co-founders of Grow Talent entered the field of Education by creating SOIL- the School of Inspired Leadership. This innovative School has been co- created by a consortium of 32 leading firms such as Aditya Birla Group, Dr Reddys, Hindustan Unilever, Infosys, Johnson and Johnson, Kohler, Larsen and Toubro, Mahindra, Max, Maruti Suzuki, Nokia, SAS, SAP SRF, Schneider, Symphony, Tata Steel, TVS Motors, Volvo-Eicher etc. It has focus on the five pillars of inspired leadership: Compassion, Diversity, Ethics, Mindfulness and Sustainability. In August 2010, a Research study of IIM- Ahmedabad named it as a ‘game changer’ in Higher Education and in November 2010, the case study on the model of SOIL was named as amongst the top 3 Innovations in India along with the innovations of Tata Chemicals and Indian Oil Corporation by an eminent Jury of the All India Management Association. Anil’s experience in India and across the world covers areas such as talent management, strategic change and organizational transformation. Recognised as a thought leader in leadership development and Organizational transformation, Anil has done pioneering work with leading global and local firms. He has spoken at national and global conferences all over the world and has written contributory pieces for leading publications. He has been adjunct Faculty to leading business schools such as Indian School of Business, Kelly School of Business, Indiana University, GMI, Flint Michigan, Antioch University, Seattle, Ohio University AND University of New Brunswick, Canada. Anil began his career with Tata Motors in 1975 after completing his MBA from the University of Pune and joined Eicher in 1978 and worked in HR, operations and TQM. He is the Founder of Eicher Consultancy Services and was its CEO till 2001. He is active in management circles and has held several public offices such a Chairman of National Committee on Industrial relations and Regional Committee on Human Resource Development of Confederation Indian Industry. He has been the Chair of the National Committee on Leadership Development of CII for 2011-12 and 2012-13. Anil serves on the Academic Committee of CEDEP, the Leadership Institute at Fontainbleau and is a Trustee of the Global NGO, Chinmaya Mission. His biography appears in “Who’s who of the world” published by Marquis in 1991.

Andrew Himes

Executive Director
Andrew Himes is author of The Sword of the Lord: The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family (Chiara Press, May 2011). He was an activist in the Southern civil rights movement before becoming a technologist. In the 80s, he founded MacTech, the leading Macintosh technology journal, then in the 90s co-founded the Microsoft Developer Network and published the first website at Microsoft. He co-founded Poets Against the War in 2003, produced the film Voices in Wartime, then founded Voices Education Project in 2004. He was an organizer for Seeds of Compassion in Seattle in 2008.

Marilyn Turkovich

Educator, curriculum writer, instructional designer, grass-roots organizer, part of the founding group of Women for Guatemala
Marilyn Turkovich started with the Charter for Compassion International (CCI) in 2013 as the education director and since that time has moved into a number of different roles with CCI. Marilyn's background has been primarily in higher education and most specifically in directing teacher education programs for the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, and chairing Columbia College-Chicago's master's degree program in multicultural and global education. She has done a considerable amount of curriculum writing through the years, much of it related to international and cultural topics. She worked with Independent Broadcasting Associates on a series for airing on National Public Radio, BBC and the Australian Broadcasting organizations. There was a period of time in the 1990s when she worked in organizational development and specialized in instructional design work, strategic planning and leadership development. She also wrote and developed training on race and social justice initiatives.