is an executive coaching firm dedicated to the enhancement of human potential through a mindless and transformative coaching process.

You may be surprised at the use of the word 'mindless'. Read on — being mindless is possibly the best thing that can happen to you!

Our proprietary brand of coaching combines the analytical evaluation of tested psychological personality models with a right brained, emotion-based, mindless approach. Coacharya shifts the mindset, attitude and behavior from mindful to mindless deliberately and purposefully.

The process internalizes one's strengths, learning and self-discovery with an emphasis on ethical leadership orientation. Coacharya blends the best of western and eastern ideologies to embody a well-rounded international perspective. 

Our mission is to use coaching as a primary intervention in corporate areas of leadership development, performance-to-potential, managing career transitions, and resolving behavioral and cultural issues. Our approach intends to educate executives in self-awareness and train them as leaders so they, in turn, can coach others to lead. 

We envision a global presence and service. Coacharya operates through partnerships with like-minded professionals, who in turn will use coaching as a primary Organizational Development ("OD") intervention to develop corporate cultures, build leadership pipelines and create sustainable company growth.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
— Excerpt from: A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson.


Coaching around the World: India
The coaching industry in India has developed rapidly. Ram S Ramanathan provides an overview.
- The Association for Coaching Magazine, Global Coaching Perspectives, July 2015

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Career Coach: One IMC Grad's Winding Path to Success
"At Coacharya, I'm constantly learning," he says. "That's my favorite part. Present to me what needs to be done and I’ll figure out how to do it. Give me something to fix and I’ll fix it. I love being an entrepreneur, and this job was my best calling yet.”
- Medill Alumni Magazine, Spring 2015


Coaching the Unconscious
Behavioral experts accept that the unconscious mind drives our thoughts and actions. The concept of moving from Unconscious Incompetence to Unconscious Competence
is part of many behavioral theories in people development.

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Leading by Coaching
An area not yet fully utilized but being successfully explored in a few visionary organizations, is to train their executives in coaching so that they can manage and lead others in the coaching style. This has great potential not only for the individual manager and the organization but also for the teams and departments in which they work.

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The Mindless Coach
Awareness counts as a key attribute in coaching. Often, the word mindfulness represents this awareness. Not so. Mindfulness, as the author explains, opposes the concept of awareness. Awareness lies in mindlessness, not mindfulness. Original, perhaps controversial as many original thoughts become, this viewpoint needs to be thought through.

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Coaching is Emotional! 
This article presents a point of view that effective coaching need not be rational. Many coaching models, mostly of Western origin, tend to focus on the objective, rational, and external communication process. Eastern learning systems, on the other hand, focus on the subjective, holistic, and internal awareness process. In transformational coaching, self-awareness of the coach can lead to insights in the client in situations far from rational. 

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My own experience was that individual one-on-one coaching was not enough. Something more was needed to expand the scope of coaching within an organization to make the process more effective in order to support institutional leadership.

We are pleased to be speaking at the 5th annual World Business and Executive Coach Summit, held online during May and June this year. The focus of the Summit is to support you in improving the quality of your coaching skills, enabling you to deliver more value and gain significantly better results for yourself and those you coach.

India’s vast agrarian community is in great need of leadership development at a grassroots level. Contrary to popular theories, rural development is not limited by ignorance and literacy but by a lack of awareness as to their innate capabilities as leaders.

The birth of my daughter, our first child, is unequivocally a significance recent and life event.

Therapy addresses the past to understand the present; coaching addresses the present to guide the future. 

I trust most of the readers to agree that the coaching work becomes fulfilling when the coach holds an ‘appreciative space’ that lets strengths, potential and possibility guide the coaching journey. ‘Appreciative Coaching for Transformation’ provides just the right approach to enable such strengths-based generative coaching.

Very often in coaching, clients are looking for a quick solution to a pressing problem, or a sounding board to vent out their pent-up emotions, or even someone supposedly better to validate their thought process. This is especially so in corporate/managerial context.

Almost exactly twenty years ago, I began my journey to explore the American Dream. Today, I am a citizen, an entrepreneur, and a family man — born abroad, bred in America.

The polarisation of the title is deliberate, intended for discussion and differential points of view.

How is a leader then different from a manager? Leaders lead with energy, not merely with the mind. They lead by example, through metaphors and through meta vision that transcends limiting goals. Leaders are spiritual. 

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