Ganesh Chella
Leads totus consulting

In a career spanning over 35 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, Leadership 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.

At totus his work as a strategic Human Resource Consulting firm that has addressed the Organisation Development and HR needs of over 150 clients across over 300 client engagements. ( His work a trusted advisor to high growth entrepreneurial organisations to supports their needs of managing growth as well as his work with top managements on leadership and organisation development assignments deserves special mention.

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 (Coaching Foundation India Limited), become a highly respected and sought after destination for coaching led leader development solutions and coach education and certification. ( Thanks to this he has very deep insights into what shapes leaders and makes them effective.

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 programs.

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.


Vaishnavi Chella
Lead consultant in totus

Vaishnavi Chella is a Human Resources professional with 3+ years of experience in the IT/ITes and professional services industries. She is an MBA graduate from TAPMI, Manipal where she majored in Human Resources. Vaishnavi has experience in a variety of talent acquisition roles ranging from lateral to campus hiring and employer branding. She has been with organizations such as Infosys Limited, Titan, EY and currently supports totus consulting as a Lead Consultant.

While Ganesh Chella leads all engagements, based on need, he partners with a network of highly competent, deeply committed and passionate professionals. All these professionals share the totus style and spirit of consulting.