At Convergent Consulting, we specialise in helping people and businesses to fulfil their potential.

Technology has made our world smaller and our opportunities bigger. So as well as all the classic elements of coaching you’d expect to get from us, we’re also passionate about helping businesses to build inclusive cultures where the value and wellbeing of every individual is celebrated.

Your goal might be to supercharge your own leadership skills, work on evolving the way your organisation does business or simply build on your personal development. Whatever you need, we’re ready to start the journey with you.

Whether you’re looking for Classic coaching, help with Diversity & Inclusion or guidance on how to achieve or promote Wellbeing, we can help you take the next step.

Our work in action

Bonafide HR

Bonafide HR is a boutique human resources solutions company supporting the creative industry, providing tailored end-to-end HR services.

Convergent Consulting has been brought in to help Bonafide’s clients implement performance development processes, to provide coaching services and consultancy around Inclusion & Diversity best practice. We are working with Bonafide on an ongoing basis with their existing clients.

This dynamic and multidisciplinary approach, which values unique perspectives and experience, is the best way to create solutions for the workforce challenges of the future.

As a company, Bonafide fosters inclusiveness through workplace engagement to improve problem solving.

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“What we like about Convergent Consulting is that they teach a collaborative and open work environment and one that encourages open communication and positive dialogue between employees; encouraging people to engage through a culture of transparency and openness which is a core value here at bonafide hr.

Heeral Gudka regularly provides input to our clients on a variety of bonafide hr driven initiatives such as I&D, performance management and other projects. All this to help improve segments within the bonafide hr business as well as bridging the close partnership and value that Convergent Consulting brings.”

AON Bermuda

AON is a global professional services firm providing risk, retirement and health consulting.

We were engaged to deliver networking and negotiation skills workshops to the Bermuda office. The audience was junior employees for the networking workshop, imparting a set of skills for which training had not been previously provided. Senior level brokers attended the negotiation session as a skills refresher.

To tailor the content to the attendees, Convergent Consulting engaged with the AON training committee to identify the challenges faced by their people when working in the very small corporate population in Bermuda. This set of challenges is very different to those faced in a large commercial centre such as New York or London.

Our understanding of the corporate landscape in both Bermuda and large cities around the world is key to aiding island-based firms.

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“I engaged Heeral to provide 2 corporate training workshops.

Heeral tailored both sessions to the audience (one was for more junior employees and the other for a skills refresher for senior level brokers) and actively reached out prior to the engagements to ensure the materials would be exactly what we were looking for.

Heeral is knowledgeable and relatable to her audience, and delivers her message with passion. I definitely recommend her for corporate training seminars!”

Amy Wolfinger, Casualty & Healthcare Insurance Broker, AON Bermuda

Tandem

Tandem is one of the newer challenger banks in the London banking ecosystem and has been built in partnership with its customers. From the outset, Tandem collaborated with the public to create a bank that works for the people. The aim has been to engage all communities, reflecting the full breadth of their diversity.

Convergent Consulting was brought in to advise Tandem as it worked to build a diverse workforce that would reflect the customers Tandem wants to serve.

Conversations, surveys and a town-hall style workshop made up the main structure of the work. Our role was to make it less intimidating and awkward to have candid conversations about Diversity & Inclusion. We helped Tandem’s people navigate these conversations successfully.

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“Heeral has really helped drive our diversity agenda at Tandem, helping pick out the elephants in the room and getting some healthy discussion going at a company-wide forum. Heeral’s relaxed and genuine style resonated well with colleagues across the business and I received some excellent feedback on the workshop she held with us which was due to the preparation and passion she put into it.”

Melanie Punch, Head of Careers at Investec, formerly at Tandem, London

Nicholas Peters & Co.

Nicholas Peters & Co. is a leading Central London accountancy firm boasting a wide variety of UK and international clients.

The senior partners and managers at the company understand the importance of equipping their team with the right skills to work successfully with clients and colleagues from a wide variety of international and cultural backgrounds. Convergent Consulting was asked to work with them in designing a bespoke Communications workshop.

Using information from a survey of the attendees we delivered a programme which included specific training around personal branding, assertiveness and listening & questioning skills.

The learnings from this work were supported through follow-up coaching for all involved. Feedback has been positive, and Convergent Consulting continues to work with the team at Nicholas Peters & Co. as they improve their existing skills.

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“I’d like to thank Convergent Consulting for the high quality training and personal development sessions. The service both before, during and after the sessions was first class. Our staff thoroughly enjoyed it and benefited from the guidance and support you have given.

We will definitely continue these courses as we feel the staff have learned non-technical skills that they wouldn’t have learned ordinarily. Thanks again and I hope this will be a long collaboration.”

Peter Petrou, Director at Nicholas Peters & Co., London

The Honeypot Children’s Charity

The Honeypot Children’s Charity has been working to enhance the lives of young carers and vulnerable children aged 5 – 12 years old since 1996. It is the only charity in the UK to provide respite breaks and on-going outreach support throughout a child’s formative years.

Honeypot gives young carers a break from demanding and stressful responsibilities at home and provides a safe, nurturing environment where children at risk can develop their full potential.

Convergent Consulting was approached by the charity to help the leadership team in designing the organisation’s future strategy. Over the course of a month we worked with the CEO and her team to get an understanding of the organisation’s history, and how it and their roles have evolved over the years.

The result was a specifically-designed collaboration session which enabled the Honeypot leadership team to create a strategy that fits with its re-defined vision of the future. Convergent Consulting looks forward to continuing work with Honeypot.

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“As an organisation, we came to a point where we had to review our strategy and it was agreed that we would need someone to come in and facilitate a strategy planning day with the Leadership Team.   We approached Heeral and right from the on start we found her to be professional, patient and most importantly she had a real willingness to get to know us as individuals as well as the organisation.

She prepared a bespoke workshop for us which enabled us to really challenge our thought processes and equally review how we have been doing things in the past. We found her to be very engaging and supportive throughout the process and we all got a lot out of the day and afterwards! I would wholeheartedly recommend her services to any organisation that is looking at future plans as well as organisations that are exploring change.”

Simmi Woodwal, Chief Executive at The Honeypot Children’s Charity, London

Client Testimonials

  • Heeral has really helped drive our diversity agenda at Tandem, helping pick out the elephants in the room and getting some healthy discussion going at a company-wide forum. Heeral's relaxed and genuine style resonated well with colleagues across the business and I received some excellent feedback on the workshop she held with us which was due to the preparation and passion she put into it.

    Melanie Punch, Head of Careers at Investec, formerly at Tandem, London
  • Heeral’s approach to training is thought-provoking, hands on, and creative. I liked the fact that Heeral could relate to my issues, based on her own experiences, and she was very motivational and easy to talk to. Heeral doesn't use fancy acronyms or buzz words, (unlike some other training facilitators), she just ‘tells it as it is’ and her upbeat personality is infectious. I look forward to working with her in the future.

    Louise Clements, HR Manager at Argenta, London
  • As a coach, Heeral has the ability to very quickly grasp the objectives you're working towards and is therefore able to tailor very personal advice and guidance to give you the very best chance of achieving those outcomes.

    Unlike other coaches I've worked with, who can sometimes be overly direct or dictatorial, Heeral is wonderfully collaborative in her approach and wins both trust and respect quickly.

    She transformed the way I present myself not only in a B2B context, but also on a personal level and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her.

    Mark Norman, Copywriter, London
  • I attended a Women in Leadership seminar with Heeral and it was very insightful and helped me feel more passionate about going after what I want. There was a moment in the seminar that was very powerful to me and it was about whether or not we were working as a partner in our firm or just an employee. It was thought provoking and I look forward to other training sessions Heeral offers.

    Marcia Malpas, L&D, Ernst and Young Bermuda
  • Whether you are at the top of the corporate ladder or just beginning your climb, you will greatly benefit from the resources, knowledge, and insight provided in Heeral's Women in Leadership Seminar.

    Lisa Spencer-Arscott, Head of HR, Conyers Dill & Pearman, Bermuda
  • Heeral has a very interesting and professional way of presenting her coaching and seminars.
    Her background in the professional world as an actuary certainly adds to her skills as a coach and makes her even more credible and empathetic.
    We are glad we chose Heeral as our coach; certainly thought provoking.

    Michael Swain, former Head of Codan Management Ltd, Bermuda
  • I've had a life-coaching session with Heeral and we discussed the body image struggles I'm having since competing. Usually, talking about yourself for an hour would feel self-indulgent but when someone has set aside their time and allows you to express how you feel in a constructive way, it can really help you to see things in a more useful way. Highly recommended!

    Grace Stilgoe, Actuary and UKBFF 2015 Finalist, London
  • I am delighted to recommend Heeral as a coach and facilitator. She provided coaching and team building support for us and was an absolute pleasure to work with. Heeral quickly built trust and developed relationships which allowed for effective coaching and training on the day. Heeral is always available and flexible with time. There is no cookie cutter, Heeral got to know the people and the business to ensure that she delivered the most effective product and got us the results we were after. She has also left us with valuable tools that both our employees and leaders will utilize.

    Karyn Peixoto, HR Manager, Hiscox Re & ILS, Bermuda
  • I'll admit that I was unsure of what to expect but I was amazed at how quickly I felt at ease with you, and how easy you made it for me to open up about a whole range of subjects. I felt like I was talking about a range of unconnected subjects, but you somehow pulled it all together in a way that I wouldn't have been able to do alone. I will definitely be able to use the strategies that you gave me to work on the areas that I want to develop.

    Jaine Stanway, IT Manager, England
  • This was my first experience of life coaching, and Heeral put me at my ease immediately. She is funny, friendly, and incredibly insightful - picking through all my waffle to find the key points that really set me thinking. Throughout the session, Heeral was incredibly encouraging and supportive, and if you're looking for someone cheering in your corner, I'd definitely recommend Heeral.

    Karen Jones, England
  • Your workshops and reading your website has been very inspiring. It's always great to inject a positive mindset in the workplace, and you have certainly helped to make this happen.

    I'm really excited about my next journey, wherever it may take me! I will now have more time to concentrate and nurture my new food business.

    Gina Lely, Hanoi Cà Phê, London
  • When I started sessions with Heeral, I was feeling a bit stuck and there was a sense of idleness and lethargy in my creative life. I needed a jump start and she was able to help me do that with excitement and grace. After just a few sessions, I started to feel reinvigorated.

    Now I am in the opposite situation: an abundance of energy and creativity. Her working style embraces a good balance of confidence and empathy and I have benefited a great deal from the work we have done so far.

    Mickey Daguiso, Artist and Musician, Washington DC
  • It’s with pleasure that I recommend the coaching service provided by Heeral. She has aided in developing me as a leader at Uniplaces, with a friendly and approachable style, and is always available outside of regular coaching sessions. She has provided some excellent tools and materials not only useful for leadership but also for any managers in the company. I would recommend her coaching services to any leaders looking to grow their skills or those needing a sounding board outside of the company.

    Alex Shaw, Finance Director, Uniplaces Ltd.
  • I can sincerely recommend Heeral. During our coaching sessions together she has brought both clarity and awareness around the issues regarding my business. Ideas and concepts that I have implemented to great effect.

    It has been an absolute pleasure to have been coached by her.

    Carrie Brooks, Coach, London
  • I engaged Heeral to provide 2 corporate training workshops.

    Heeral tailored both sessions to the audience (one was for more junior employees and the other for a skills refresher for senior level brokers) and actively reached out prior to the engagements to ensure the materials would be exactly what we were looking for.

    Heeral is knowledgeable and relatable to her audience, and delivers her message with passion. I definitely recommend her for corporate training seminars!

    Amy Wolfinger, Casualty & Healthcare Insurance Broker, AON Bermuda
  • I’d like to thank Convergent Consulting for the high quality training and personal development sessions. The service both before, during and after the sessions was first class. Our staff thoroughly enjoyed it and benefited from the guidance and support you have given.

    We will definitely continue these courses as we feel the staff have learned non-technical skills that they wouldn’t have learned ordinarily. Thanks again and I hope this will be a long collaboration.

    Peter Petrou, Director at Nicholas Peters & Co., London
  • As an organisation, we came to a point where we had to review our strategy and it was agreed that we would need someone to come in and facilitate a strategy planning day with the Leadership Team. We approached Heeral and right from the on start we found her to be professional, patient and most importantly she had a real willingness to get to know us as individuals as well as the organisation.

    She prepared a bespoke workshop for us which enabled us to really challenge our thought processes and equally review how we have been doing things in the past. We found her to be very engaging and supportive throughout the process and we all got a lot out of the day and afterwards! I would wholeheartedly recommend her services to any organisation that is looking at future plans as well as organisations that are exploring change.

    Simmi Woodwal, Chief Executive at The Honeypot Children’s Charity, London
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