Our Team

At Shanti, we provide cross-cultural training, consulting, and coaching for India and its global partners. Our experienced consultants facilitate interactive workshops which go beyond a list of cultural do’s and don’ts and seek to build cultural intelligence and intercultural communication competence. Our consultants focus on accurately assessing and developing interventions to impact your business results. Our executive coaches help leaders set individual goals and support them in their efforts to get to where they want to be. Whether you are moving to India, serving global clients, partnering with an Indian vendor, managing a virtual or remote team, we can help you successfully navigate your cross-cultural endeavor.


Our international team of experienced trainers and coaches are onsite and ready to help you achieve your strategic goals. Our team sets us apart.

David Peace: Consultant, Coach, Trainer, Facilitator

As the founder of Shanti Consulting, David has lived in Delhi since 2001. With years of multicultural interactions, he coaches executive leaders and teams to increase their global effectiveness. David’s ‘trust arch’ model for effective virtual teams has helped dozens of clients improve trust in their global teams. As a Delhi based coach, his executive coaching has helped clients to gain momentum and overcome obstacles to reach goals. As a consultant for cross-cultural virtual teams, David has developed best practices to build trust and increase productivity in international teams. David can pick up nuances and move teams from cross-cultural conflict to cultural sensitivity through carefully asked questions and guided discussions. David reads widely in the areas of history, sociology and current events. He enjoys travelling, sports and exploring Delhi on foot.

Cindy Peace: Coach, Trainer, Facilitator

Cindy is an executive coach and cross-cultural trainer based in Delhi. Her skills in coaching include ability to create perspective and changed behavior. She provides cultural orientation for professionals on expatriate assignments and helps them develop cross cultural competency and virtual teams in the areas of communication in the global environment and behavioral adaptation through increased understanding of target cultures. As a Gallup certified Strengths Coach, she builds self-awareness and helps clients use that to move toward cultural intelligence. She is a US national with personal cross-cultural experience in Taiwan, South America, Europe and now India, the country she’s called home since 2001.

Ben Bowling: Consultant, Trainer, Facilitator

Originally from Ohio, Ben moved to India in 2008, where he has worked as a trainer, consultant and entrepreneur. With a Global MBA from Thunderbird, his specializations include intercultural communication, leadership coaching in India, cross cultural conflict resolution, Indian business culture, working with Americans and virtual team building. Ben loves to learn and enthusiastically engages others with new content he discovers. He enjoys exploring the mountains of Uttarakhand, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

Subject Matter Experts

Over the past two decades, we have developed an extensive network of intercultural partners who bring their cultural intelligence and expertise to specific projects. Are you embarking on an expatriate assignment in a new country? Are you facing cultural challenges managing teams as an NRI? Do you need help understanding the dynamics of the pharma market in India? Do you need a cultural briefing on the culture and communication style of France, Philippines, or Ecuador? If so, our network of subject matter experts will help meet your intercultural business needs.

“The program content was comprehensive and delivered exceptionally well. David’s keen understanding of India and Indians ensures that participants are able to connect with their American counterparts.”

“The biggest fear is that of the unknown. I keep asking myself, ‘Will I be able to cope with new people in a new environment?’ The workshop dealt with a lot of my apprehensions. Thanks a lot!”

“Thank you for your excellent presentation and interactive session. Your PowerPoint on ‘U.S. Cultural Adjustments’ is an excellent resource. I also appreciate your talking candidly to the students.”

“Thanks again – the buzz was already good, but the weekend has helped to step it up another notch.”

"This would help anyone that is visiting India. It helps give perspective on how we can deliver our corporate values more effectively."