About Gaurav Mishra

I am a digital business leader, creative leadership coach, and writer

I am a digital business leader, creative leadership coach, and writer

I run digital media businesses. I coach creative leaders. I write, sketch and speak about creativity, productivity, and technology.

Digital business leader

I am the Chief Digital Officer at Condé Nast India. I lead business strategy, product innovation, and audience development for the digital business at Condé Nast India, across Vogue India, GQ India, Condé Nast Traveller India and Architectural Digest India.

In previous lives, I have done senior marketing roles at Tata Group, started a digital agency that was acquired by MSL/ Publicis Groupe and led digital, insights and innovation for the MSL agency network in Asia.

In various roles, I have helped build a crowdsourcing software, a social curation software, a social analytics software, and a publishing software.

To learn more about Condé Nast India’s digital offerings, or to explore opportunities in our digital team, write to me at gaurav.mishra@condenast.in.

Creative leadership coach

I coach creators, innovators, and changemakers who want to create a big impact in the world.

I work with my clients at all the three levels of being, doing and having. At the level of being, I help my clients reconnect with their purpose, values and gifts. At the level of doing, I help my clients expand their focus and commitment to take actions that are in alignment with their innate self. At the level of having, I help my clients become more creative, effective, and productive.

I am training to become an International Coach Federation (ICF) certified leadership coach. ICF is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.

To experience the benefits of coaching first-hand and schedule a free one-hour sample coaching session with me, make an appointment:


I write, sketch and speak about creativity, productivity, and technology.

I have written an award-winning blog, a weekly newspaper column, and several reports and book chapters; edited a quarterly magazine on marketing insights; and co-authored a book on the future of engagement

I have given keynote talks, delivered guest lectures and led workshops across the world; I have been extensively interviewed by newspapers, magazines, and TV networks in India and internationally. I have served on several award juries. For my work, I have received fellowships from Yahoo! and TED, amongst others.

To invite me to deliver a keynote talk or lead a workshop on content marketing, visual thinking or creative leadership, please write to me at gaurav@gauravonomics.com.

Beyond work

I am the lush garden in the middle of the metropolis. I use my natural talents of compassion, courage and curiosity to contribute beauty, play and joy to the world.

I have had an interesting life. I have lived and worked in the three most important countries in the world — India, China and United States — and feel equally at home in all three. I have traveled to 20+ countries for work, and another 20+ for pleasure. I have run half-marathons, done 10-day Vipassana silent meditation retreats, and, once, given away everything I owned.

These days, I am teaching myself how to play the piano, how to sketch on the iPad Pro, and how to speak and write in intermediate-level Mandarin.

I live in Cuffe Parade, Mumbai, with my Persian cat Leela, my 50+ houseplants and a view of fishing boats blinking in the bay.