Nilesh Parikh

Managing Director,
Executive and Team Coach

Nilesh is an organizational leadership consultant, executive coach, and team effectiveness coach.  He also serves as Managing Director for Seven Stones Leadership Group.  Nilesh works with successful founders, executives, and leaders to embrace their full humanity while sharpening clarity and focus, increasing the impact of their time and energy, and attaining deeper fulfillment. Nilesh is currently keenly interested in supporting clients in developing deliberate practices to support sustained, embodied change. Nilesh works across a wide range of industries, from tech to financial services. Some of his recent clients include Open Table, UPenn, HotSpot Therapeutics, Goldman Sachs, LPL Financial, Accenture, Cox Enterprises, and Cribl.

Nilesh brings a unique combination of first-hand experience as an executive and extensive training and deep experience as a coach and consultant. As a former direct report to Merrill Lynch’s COO, Nilesh led Merrill’s business consulting, executive coaching, team effectiveness, and succession planning efforts.

Nilesh also led a key sleeve of Merrill’s DEI agenda as a team leader on Merrill’s Executive Council for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Before joining Merrill, Nilesh worked both domestically and internationally at UBS Financial Services. There, over the course of over a decade and multiple roles, he led their executive coaching and team development functions, built and led an acclaimed training program where he oversaw 500+ early career financial advisors and planners, played a central role in launching and scaling an internal startup and designed and delivered a national program to increase the leadership and coaching effectiveness of UBS’s over 300 field leaders.

Nilesh earned a BBA with Honors from the University of Miami and a MBA from INSEAD, where he studied in Singapore, France, and the US (Wharton). He is a Certified Financial Services Coach, Kolbe Certified Consultant, Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Positive Intelligence Certified Coach (CPQC), Leadership Circle Practitioner, Corentus trained Team Coach and is certified as an advanced practitioner in the 6 Team Conditions. Nilesh has also studied Somatic/Embodied Leadership with the Strozzi Institute, delved into Interpersonal Neurobiology with Dan Siegel and the Mindsight Institute, and been engaged on a learning journey with Resmaa Menakem’s Somatic Abolitionism Programs.

Nilesh is the former Board Chair of The GrowHaus, a food access and social justice non-profit. He also recently completed two terms as a Director on the University of Miami Alumni Board and a term on Colorado’s Workforce Development Council. Nilesh and his wife are based in Denver and spend as much time as possible with their two daughters playing in the mountains.


4 Virtual Learning Sessions plus 6-month Racial Affinity Group Experience

For this learning path, you will participate in the 4 virtual learning sessions and be enrolled in one of three Racial Affinity Groups:

1) People who identify as People of Color (Black, Indigenous, Asian, Hispanic)

2) People who identify as Bi-Racial or Multi-Racial

3) People who identify as White

*More specific affinity groups may be formed upon the completion of course registration

We believe that it is important to do our own work with people with similar racial experiences to build capacity for cross-race dialogue that supports authentic relationships and deep belonging for everyone. We will ask you to self-select into the group that best aligns with your racial identity. We recognize that for some this is not a simple choice and we are available to have a conversation with you to support your selection.

Together we will:

  • Reflect personally and collectively on the impact of embodied trauma, separation, scarcity and disconnection.
  • Work in learning partners and/or small groups for the sake of holding each other accountable and deepening our learning through multiple disciplines.
  • Engage in embodied practices for unwinding from the impact of racism in order to build stamina, capacity, and resilience.

Online Zoom Sessions

Time: 11am-12:30pm ET/8am PT/4pm GMT*

When: 5-Sessions scheduled between Sept 28, 2023 – Jan 26, 2024 (see below)

*All sessions will run from 11am-12:30pm ET.

Racial Affinity Group Schedule
Thurs, September 28, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET Kick-off/ Authentic Communication
Thurs, November 2, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET Unpacking Our Racial Autobiographies
Friday, November 17, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET Self-Compassion
Thurs, December 7, 2023 — 11am-12:30pm ET What is Sustainable Abundance?
Thurs, January 25, 2024 — 11am-12:30pm ET Inclusive Leadership

Course Registration

Upon registration, you will be directed to our online community space, where all aspects of your program will live, including: pre-work, event links, and a space to connect with fellow participants.

4 Virtual Learning Sessions Only

These four learning sessions will provide you with a new view and innovative framing of the problem as we see it. Below is a brief description of what will take place in each session:

  • Learning Session 1: Why Context Matters
    In session one, we look at our individualist narratives and the impact of not understanding the context in which we exist. 
  • Learning Session 2: Unpacking Trauma
    In session two, we discuss individual and collective trauma. We define trauma and look together about our current systems of inequality and how they evoke trauma-like responses in so many of us.
  • Learning Session 3: Global Anti-Black Racism: A History Lesson
    In session three, we get a history lesson like none other: we explore the global slave trade as the foundation for our current economic model.
  • Learning Session 4: Understanding Power
    In our last session, we examine power; power structures, our relationships with personal power; the importance of learning a healthy relationship with power when so many of us have had power abuse in our lives.

Online Zoom Learning Sessions

Time: 11am-1pm ET/8am PT/4pm GMT*

When: 4-sessions scheduled between Sept 21, 2023 – Jan 18, 2024 (see details below)

*All sessions will run from 11am-1pm ET.

Learning Session Schedule
Thurs, September 21, 2023 — 11 - 1pm ETWhy Context Matters
Thurs, October 26, 2023 — 11 - 1pm ET Unpacking Trauma
Thurs, November 16, 2023 — 11 - 1pm ET Global Anti-Black Racism: A History Lesson
Thurs, January 18, 2024 — 11 - 1pm ET Understanding Power

Course Registration

Upon registration, you will be directed to our online community space, where all aspects of your modular program will live, including: pre-work, event links, and a space to connect with fellow participants.