About Us

Our Story

As engineering professionals, we did not receive guidance in the form of a formal leadership development program when we were promoted to take on leadership roles. Learning on your own can be good. However, the leadership journey can be accelerated through guidance and 1 on 1 coaching by experienced leaders. This is the basis of our leadership development program. It’s goal is to enable successful leadership journey for engineering professionals. This is achieved through a combination of practical tips and techniques, workshops as well as hands on application of tools to real work situations. This model of theory and practice has proven to deliver immediate results for engineering professionals career growth and for their organizations’ business goals.




Who we are

About the Facilitators

Atul Kalia is the Co-founder of CERTUS+. He is the lead coach for SAE Engineering Management Academy. The academy trains leadership skills to first time engineering managers as well as experienced leaders. Atul worked as an engineering professional and engineering leader for over 20 years and currently works as an advisor. He leads Leadership Development Programs as well as consulting engagements for CERTUS+ clients such as Fortune 500 clients, non-profits and Federal Agencies. Atul has a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and an M.B.A. from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Atul is an Adjunct Faculty member at Lawrence Tech University, Michigan. He is a SCORE volunteer. SCORE is supported by SBA & mentors small business owners.

Paul Singh is the Co-founder of CERTUS+. He is a senior management consultant with a solid track record of leading transformational initiatives. He is a visionary leader with 20+ years of experience in the science & art of ‘Getting Stuff Done’ and is passionate about harnessing the power of “positivity” and shaping organizational culture for sustainable business results. He is an experienced systems thinker, focused on solving pressing issues at the intersection of business and technology. He has proven expertise in mobilizing and leading cross-functional programs, and developing high-performance teams. Paul is an MBA from University of Michigan, and MS in Design Optimization, from New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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