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Coonoor Behal

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Contact Info
Company/Employer: Mindhatch
Phone - Mobile: 312-315-3379
USA 98012
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coonoorbehal
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mindhatch
Twitter: twitter.com/mindhatchllc
Facilitator Qualifications
Clients: Deloitte Consulting Amazon Department of State Department of Defense Capital One World Bank Multinational law firms Georgetown University National Institutes of Health
Years Facilitating: 6-10
Skills/Expertise (Select all that apply):
  • Subject Matter Expert / Speaker
  • Project Management
  • Effective Teams / Team Building
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Innovation Facilitation (New products; services)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Training Others in Creativity/Facilitation/CPS
Industries Served:
  • Advertising / Branding / Marketing
  • Arts/Culture
  • Business / Industrial
  • Consumer Packaged Goods
  • Development / Fundraising
  • Education
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Beverage
  • Health / Medical
  • Human Resources / Organizational Development
  • Legal
  • New Products & Services
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Retail
  • Tourism / Travel
Affiliations: International Association of Facilitators Applied Improvisation Network Service Design Network UX Professionals Association StartingBloc Social Innovation Fellowship
CEF/CPSI Leadership:
  • CEF Member
  • CPSI Presenter
Education: MA University of Chicago, BA New York University (summa cum laude)
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Coonoor Behal is a creative leader that brings years of business and innovation experience to every project. A graduate of New York University (summa cum laude) and the University of Chicago, she honed her creative problem-solving skills during her years as a strategy and innovation consultant at Deloitte. For part of her time at Deloitte Coonoor worked in the firm's Global Innovation Network, spearheading and managing open innovation challenges across more than 100 member firms, and was awarded the prestigious GovLab Innovation Fellowship. Coonoor was also a trained and sought-after facilitator of design thinking workshops, innovation cafes, and Deep Dive sessions during her time at Deloitte, and is expert in designing sessions that achieve interactive and experiential learning and results-oriented outcomes.

Coonoor has delivered design thinking consulting and training projects, and facilitated workshops for a variety of clients, including innovation companies, international law firms, restaurants, multinational banks, consulting firms, and international monetary institutions. She is a graduate of Adaptive Path's User Experience (UX) Intensive and has studied product design with the Wharton School of Business. She is also certified in “Creative Facilitation and Design” by Retreats That Work.

With her years of experience as an improv comedian and teacher, Coonoor brings levity, adaptability, and composure to every workshop experience and is expert in using improv techniques to enhance collaboration and ideation. She is on the teaching faculty of the Washington Improv Theater (WIT), in the Advanced Study Improv program at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City, and performs with several improv troupes and in comedy festivals around the country.

Coonoor has designed and delivered organizational improv trainings focused on creativity, listening, team building, empathy, public speaking, customer service, innovation, leadership, and collaboration to a variety of clients, including international law firms, “Big 4” consulting companies, major universities, federal government agencies, and strategic communications agencies. She is also a regular guest lecturer on “Improvisational Mindsets for Leadership” at The George Washington University School of Business.

Coonoor is an active member of the Applied Improvisation Network (AIN), Design Thinking DC (DT:DC), the Creative Education Foundation (CEF); and the International Association of Facilitators (IAF).

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