About the Fellowship

The Lead Like Gandhi fellowship was formed to enable leaders to uncover the Gandhi in them, embark on a journey of experimenting with their truth, inspired by Gandhi’s life and leadership. This will empower them to generate a more humane, equitable and ecologically sensitive world.


The Lead Like Gandhi Fellowship is a one year immersive journey into understanding yourself through Gandhi’s values, actions and leadership. Senior leaders from across the world will derive knowledge, inspiration and the tools to affect personal, organisational and global change. The Lead Like Gandhi Fellows will inquire deeply into themselves, discover their own sacredness, and create magical outcomes for the world.

This programme is for senior leaders from businesses, charities, institutions and government who:



Have a deep desire for positive change in their sphere of influence or the wider world


Intend to imbibe Gandhi’s values and leadership, his way of being


Are not satisfied with the status quo and seek another way of living, working and leading


Transformation and Seva

Deeply inspired by Gandhi’s own leadership and life.
Here are a few key takeaways from this fellowship.

Transformation – becoming zero or near zero ego, cleaning the past, transforming all close relationships, discovering one’s Life purpose, and putting this into action.

Experiential learning of Gandhi as an extraordinary human being and a leader. Hands-on working with the community on the ground, to truly get “seva” or true service, and empathy for one’s fellow beings.

A deeper understanding of Gandhi’s life and work, that will generate one’s own version of a Gandhian way of being. An opportunity to take on Gandhi’s unfinished business that resonates and make it a reality.

Fellowship Design


An incredible immersive journey of 9 days combining experiential learning through visits that bring alive Gandhi’s life, philosophy and values, role plays, peer learning and tête-à-têtes with Gandhians, transformational sessions that allow each one to go within & emerge in their greatness and contemplative sojourns providing the space for insights and realisations to emerge.

The Fellows go back into their world, and work on themselves, their relationships, their work front and an ambitious project that they choose, as Gandhi’s unfinished business. They return 9 months later, and are then trained on how to take this project to the next level, perhaps as a movement.

Workshop 01 : 9 days (At Ahmedabad)
Workshop 02 : 3 days (6-9 months later)

Day 0


The fellowship will begin with an evening meet to set the tone and intent for the 8 days whilst connecting with each other and with Gandhi

Day 1

Gandhi’s Journey

An immersion into Gandhi’s world through the stories shared by Gandhians, a museum tour and a movie screening.

Day 2

Discovering Oneself

An internal journey of understanding oneself, cleaning up the past and developing leadership capabilities of listening deeply, enrolling others and living with integrity.

Day 3

Rising beyond ones ego

Getting close to zero ego state & experiencing grace, humility, and deep gratitude and sharing this with others in a village environment.

Day 4

Stepping into gandhi’s shoes

An uncovering of one’s values that resonate with Gandhi’s values such as non-violence, truth & love and using role plays to imbibe them.

Day 5

In service like Gandhi

An uplifting day visiting and being in service of inspiring human beings whose greatness has touched many in the local communities and exploring Gandhi as a leader.

Day 6

Brilliance of a Leader

Unravelling the brilliance of Gandhi as a leader by looking deeply at the Dandi March movement and gaining incredible leadership insights into strategy, communication and envisioning powerfully.

Day 7

Uncovering one’s purpose

A day of clearing up anger and learning to channel it, destroying one’s myths about oneself and then a rigorous journey of uncovering one’s purpose at the Gandhi Ashram.

Day 8

Shaping one’s wheel of life

A powerful day of designing one’s fellowship project and unleashing the essence of one’s being to embark on this wonderful journey of change.

Day 9, 10, 11

Gandhi’s Unfinished Business

Nine months after the first workshop, you will engage with powerful and extraordinary consultants and eminent scholars over 3 days and learn how to take on Gandhi’s unfinished business using Gandhian approaches and styles. You may learn how to morph that into a movement if relevant.

At the end of the 3 days, you will leave as a Satyagrahi, and will become part of the global Satyagrahi movement. Together, with many others, you will make some really powerful changes in the world.

Leadership Takeaways

Gandhi Sandals


 To say this program is transformational is an understatement. It has the power and energy to shake you inside out, and send you in your journey, emotionally aroused, self-aware, towards accomplishment of your purpose. Today, Lead Like Gandhi is the reason that I’m meeting new people, seeking synergies, designing initiatives, all aligned to the rediscovered purpose of my life. Imagine if a critical mass of beings on this planet were to have gone through this program. What a beautiful world it would be!

Vivek Talwar, Former CSO of TATA Power

Before enrolling into the Lead Like Gandhi Fellowship program, I had no clear direction where I was heading towards though I knew my life’s purpose was to serve the under-privileged in our society. The 9 days course has not just helped me find true purpose of my life but has also enabled me in defining a clear roadmap towards achieving the goal. The experience was truly out of the world and has taught me how relevant Gandhian values and principles are even today and how the same could be applied in our journey of life.

Arvind Kamath

Highlights of the February 2020 Fellowship

9 senior leaders; 9 magical days; innumerable life-changing journeys

The journey of discovering this Mahatma called Gandhi, diving deep into his life, getting glimpses of this extraordinary man and leader, his steely resolve, his complete devotion to truth, touched all of the fellows who participated in this 9 day experience deeply. As each of them moved through each day, they sensed so much of Gandhi’s love that opened within them too and they realized how this amazing man could make miracles happen and shake the largest empire by having them see their own unfairness whilst evoking their highest selves.

In the end, when each Lead Like Gandhi Fellow finally discovered his/her life’s purpose, it was a magical and sacred moment. To finally know and totally embody what they are here to do in the world, and tie that up with an unfinished business of Gandhi, and declare it in the courtyard of where Gandhi lived, was just an incredible experience.


Vivek Talwar
Vivek TalwarFormer CSO, TATA Power
The purpose of my life is to share the beauty of nature with the world and to ensure the transformation of the planet and it’s people.
Foram Nagori
Foram NagoriHead of CSR & Social Development Specialist, TATA Power
I envision a world full of harmony and peace. The purpose of my life is to build bridges which enable people to serve humanity, leaving behind none and making everyone flower into beautiful Beings.
Madan Padaki
Madan PadakiCo-Founder of 1Bridge & Managing Trustee of HHH
Purpose of my life is to serve the Supreme, by empowering every individual to unleash their infinite possibility, construct a world full of oneness and abundance.
Fiona Macintyre
Fiona MacintyreFounder and impact architect of Forming Impact
The purpose of my life is to empower people to connect with their inner Being, to overcome all adversity and to live a life of love.
Swapnil Chaturvedi
Swapnil ChaturvediNational Program Director, eGovernments Foundation
The purpose of my life is to bring joy to all by helping build a world in which all Beings live in deep interconnectedness with one another.
Abhishek Nigam
Abhishek NigamHead of Business Development, Rallis India Ltd.
The purpose of my life is to serve truth and create an environment where everybody is free to persevere and all diverse opinions are respected so that we can build a more harmonious world.

Upcoming Fellowship

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