Purva Bedi Stoler has used her extensive theater and teaching skills to help executives lead, listen, and communicate more effectively within diverse teams for over 20 years. Since her days as a double major in economics and theater at Williams College, she’s been keenly interested in connecting the expressive realm of theater with the drive and momentum of the corporate world. She has worked as an analyst and consultant as well as a coach and facilitator for global corporations such as JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Mercer, Goldman Sachs, and Wellington.
As a facilitator, Purva has delivered training and coached executives on leadership, negotiation, feedback, personal impact, presentation skills, interview skills, diversity, and cultural sensitivity, with particular focus on difficult conversations, feedback, and managing up.
In addition to her work as a coach and facilitator, Purva is also a professional actress and can be seen on film, television, and the stage. She has also produced her own work for film and stage and has taught aspiring actors of all ages at Anthony Meindl Acting Workshop and at The Prep. She most recently appeared in One of Us is Lying on Peacock and Netflix. Purva received a Drama Desk Award for her work in the Off-Broadway play Dance Nation. She serves on the Board of Directors at Target Margin Theatre, and is an active member at The Actors Center. Purva lives in New York City with her husband, two rambunctious children, and their two cats.