Anju Kakkar

Based in Toronto, Canada


Anju, a poet and storyteller at heart, is energized by the values of higher purpose, spirituality, mindfulness, inclusivity and collaboration. As Research & Innovation Specialist and Managing Editor of Humber Press at the Office of Research & Innovation at Humber College, Anju works closely with the Dean, Associate Deans and team in building a culture of care, community and inclusivity through the lens of research and innovation. Anju adopts a human-centred approach to solving problems that lead to sustainable and innovative solutions. She is a Innovation 360 Licensed Practitioner – IMBB Innovation Management Black Belt™, an MBTI Licensed Practitioner and a Values Perspective Coach.
Anju is a forward-thinking, mature and much experienced professional, possessing drive, ambition and an expressionist mindset. Her career spans 27+ years, cultivating skills and adopting creative thinking and a humane approach to workplace culture. Strong work ethics led her to work in several roles, from the banking sector, reporting to a diplomatic office and finally, to a creative playground, performing as the copy editor of a fashion and lifestyle magazine, editorial consultant to the publisher and coaching young contributors.
Anju volunteers her time with the Chartered Institute of Marketing Management of Ontario as Advisor to the President and as a Founding Ambassador at Immigrant Networks, Canada. Anju is a creativepreneur working towards completing her book of poetry and work of fiction. She has been successfully able to redefine her goals through design thinking and planning techniques and is a continuous student of the philosophy of life.

Areas of expertise:

  • Storytelling
  •  Innovation Strategy and Management
  • Values Perspective Coaching
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Peer Mentorship
  • Human-Centred Approach


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Business/Commerce, General, Delhi University