Founder & CEOCompany: FARSIGHT
Role: Session Presenter
Farah Bala is a leadership EDIA (equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-oppression) executive coach, consultant, and speaker. Through her agency FARSIGHT, Farah’s mission is to support organizations and leaders to redefine the concept of leadership by making EDIA a core leadership competency. Her clients include executives in the C-Suite, creatives and entrepreneurs, and organizations across wide-ranging sectors and industries. She is also a faculty coach at multiple learning and development institutions.
Farah’s speaking engagements include Yale University, Ford Foundation, VoiceAmerica, New York Travel Festival, Travel Unity, and Adirondack Diversity Initiative among others. She is a sought-after speaker at organizations and national conferences, most recently at SHPE and SASE. Farah is also the creator and host of FARSIGHT Friday, a video podcast started in 2020 in response to the heightened racism and divisiveness of marginalized communities. She is a recipient of the Diversity Award from the World Zoroastrian Organization, recognized for her work in raising awareness toward gender, culture, racial equity, and inclusion globally.
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 a Professional Certified Executive Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation and is certified in the Energy Leadership Index (ELI), EQ-i 2.0, and EQ 360 assessments, and Character Strengths Intervention. She is featured 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 more than two decades, Farah has used the tools of the theater in arts education developing social-emotional learning in New York City public schools and international volunteering initiatives, and as of the past decade, in professional environments across multiple industries.