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An Integrated Strategy, Development, and Advisory Partner.

The Elicit™ Platform

Elicit™ serves three client segments—entrepreneurs, individuals, and organizations—to overcome challenges and realize ambitions. We have three areas of focus: business strategy, financial strategy, and talent optimization. We create an enriching collaborative experience for our clients, and work to understand those who engage us—including their skill sets, personality types, and motivational factors—to bring latent talent to light in the face of market and competitive pressures and demands.

We provide expert strategic insight and guidance, using proven scientific methods in conjunction with our extensive knowledge and experience of management and case study illustrations.

We bring our personal conviction and passion to our clients to help favorably transform individuals, models, and teams, specifically in how they perceive themselves, project themselves to others, and how they experience their work.

The Elicit™ Platform consists of our core beliefs and methodology which inform our approach.

Core Beliefs


Efficiency stems in expressing and building on strengths.


Astute listening and observing are critical to understanding our clients


Partnering and empowering trumps delivering and prescribing.


An evidence-based approach informs thoughtful, customized solutions for growth.




Identify our client’s DNA: values, hidden strengths, viewpoints and objectives.


Help our client reclaim the resources already within reach and generate clarity to build a competitive edge.


Harness our client’s strengths within a strategic plan that contains attainable, measurable achievement objectives.


Create conditions that enable our client to propel and sustain positive, transformative change.

Our Team

Photo Credit:  Mitya Ku

Nalini Saxena
CEO and Founder

Nalini Saxena is a strategist and executive advisor.  She helps entrepreneurs, individuals, and organizations break through obstacles and reveal their latent talents, express their strengths, and achieve inspiring successes.  Her client list ranges from top tier global financial institutions to Shark Tank contestants. As a robust generalist, Nalini provides guidance and implementation on business strategy, financial strategy, leadership direction, management development, and communication. She has positioned small businesses to multiply their revenue by overhauling their approach to managing their business and finances.  A trusted guide, she expertly identifies the challenges inhibiting her clients and strategically maps out a clear, customized path to overcome these challenges.  She has positioned larger organizations to succeed against an increasingly competitive landscape by addressing culture, client relationship management, and operational efficiency.  She has developed winning pitch decks that have secured millions of dollars in capital raising for her entrepreneurial clients. She has coached ambitious professionals through career transition and targeted development of both hard and soft skills.

Through Elicit™ Consulting, Nalini and her team of experts employ an evidence-based approach to delivering results.  Nalini’s academic and professional backgrounds, along with her intellectual curiosity and commitment to ethics, drive this approach.  Elicit is known for empowering clients through a code of strength-building, listening, partnership, and thoughtful design of custom solutions.  

Nalini earned her BA in Neuroscience & Behavior from Barnard College, Columbia University and her MBA in Strategy, Leadership & Ethics, and Brand Marketing from The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.


Santosh Sekar
Senior Director


Marcela Dueñas Pastrana
Senior Advisor


Jason Kingston
Senior Advisor


Sheila Azad


Blazo Ivanovic
Senior Advisor


Desiree Littlejohn
Associate Director


Ricka Kohnstamm


Andy Habermacher


Saurabh Mehta
Senior Advisor


Palak Patel
Associate Director


A.J. DeCristino
Senior Associate


Mirella Blum


Mira Dayal
Research Assistant


Autumn Qiu
Research Assistant


We are always looking for talent to join our team. If you think you may be a good fit, reach out using the form below!

I asked Nalini to be on the Core Advisory Panel for my global consulting and advisory company. Her business acumen, organizational strategy skills and performance-driven method greatly impressed me. As a business leader specializing in the management consulting and advisory space, I recommend Elicit™ as an organization to provide you with the highest quality services you need. Additionally, as a senior adviser to other acknowledged organizations, I recognize shrewd talent and intellect when I see it, and I see it in Elicit™’s design.
— Col. Arvind Saksena, serial CEO and successful entrepreneur