Farah Bala

Associate Consultant

Farah Bala is a Senior Consultant of The FutureWork Institute who is a Diversity and Inclusion facilitator, Leadership and Communications Specialist, Coach, and Speaker. She facilitates and leads individual and group programs globally on and across all tiers of leadership, from Fortune 500 companies to non-profit organizations. Her clients include C-suites, emerging leaders, creatives, and entrepreneurs in wide-ranging sectors, including finance, law, technology, media, and entertainment, among others. She is also a faculty coach at multiple learning and development institutions. Farah believes equity and inclusion are the foundational pillars for effective leadership and communication.

Farah’s speaking engagement have included Yale University, the Ford Foundation, Voice America, NY Travel Festival, Travel Unity, Adirondack Diversity Initiative Travel Summit, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Asian American Arts Alliance, Rising Circle Theater, among others.

Farah holds an MFA in Theater from Sarah Lawrence College, and is a graduate of the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) Program. She is an Associate
Certified Executive Coach (ACC) with the International Coach Federation and is certified in the Energy Leadership Index (ELI), EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 assessments, and Character Strengths Intervention.

She is features in Umbrage Edition’s national award-winning book, Green Card Stories, as one of 50 profiles of recent immigrants from around the world.

Having worked as a performing artist and producer for over two decades, Farah has
used the tools of the theater in arts education developing social-emotional learning in
NYC public schools and international volunteering initiatives, and as of the last decade, in professional environments across multiple industries.