The face-to-face sessions led by Ram were an invigorating experience. The class consisted of very enthusiastic and committed participants from diverse backgrounds. Ram’s facilitation kept us connected and moving through the sessions. It was amazing to see Ram work so intensely, illustrating concepts from his own diverse life experiences. There were also several opportunities to role-play and learn from each other. All of us in the class have now bonded making the learning meaningful as well as enjoyable.
I joined the ICA Program to gain some structured inputs on the subject of coaching, both to reinforce my existing knowledge/skills, as well as help me in my goal of getting a formal accreditation from ICF. As a student of the ICA program, I had the opportunity to attend a number of face-to-face sessions anchored by Ram Ramanathan. I found these sessions to be of significant value on account of the wide ranging information and deep insights he provided, the space and opportunity created for coaching practice amongst the participants, as well as his effective role modeling. In my journey to gain ICF accreditation I found Ram to be an able and willing mentor.
I have been part of the ICF-PCC program with Coacharya since January 2014. Upon reflection, It has been an extremely interesting journey. Ram brings into play his diverse background and eclectic experiences to make the classroom discussions rich and lively. The discussions go well beyond just coaching an into the realm of interpersonal and intra-personal human dynamics. One can only be challenged in one’s paradigms and be nudged towards greater self-exploration and discovery through these sessions.There is also a robust focus on the ICF coaching competencies with ample time to practice coaching and learn from peers. The peer group is a good mix of people from diverse backgrounds who challenge, push and encourage each other. In summary, as much as I look forward to my ICF-PCC accreditation, I have thoroughly enjoyed this journey with Coacharya!
Ram conducted the Vision-to-Action™ workshop for the top team from Sun Pharma’s Advance Research Centre (SPARC). As the title of the workshop suggests, it combined the visioning and action planning phases. Ram led the workshop with great ease and authority. With his facilitation skills and also the experience of having led and turned around businesses, he beautifully blends facilitation and authority to drive home the point as necessary.All in, a great experience and direction to channel our energies.