Ganesh Chella

Ganesh is the founder of totus consulting

In a career spanning over 37 years, Ganesh has come to be respected and acknowledged for his contributions as a practitioner, consultant, coach and thought leader in the field of Organisation Development, Human Resources Management and Executive Coaching.

After a successful corporate career in Human Resources for 16 years, in the year 2000 Ganesh turned entrepreneur in the professional services fields close to his heart.

Credited with pioneering the use of executive coaching for leader development in India, he has in his role as co-founder & Managing Director, helped CFI become a highly respected and sought after destination for coaching led leader development solutions and coach education and certification. (

Through totus HR School, Ganesh works with like-minded professionals to give back to the HR community in the form of high-quality professional development programmes.


He has three books to his credit: “Creating a Helping Organisation – 5 engaging ways to promote employee performance growth and well-being”, Are you ready for the corner office”(co-author) and “HR Here and now – the making of the quintessential people champion” (co-author). He has a very large body of published articles and blogs to his credit.

Ganesh is an alumnus of XLRI, Jamshedpur, a professional member of the India Society for Applied Behavioural Science, and trained and certified as a Coach by Dr. Skiffington, Australia and Coaching Foundation India.