Coacharya is a leadership development firm dedicated to the enhancement of human potential through a transformational coaching process.
Coacharya combines Western psychological and neurobiological models with Eastern philosophy for a well-rounded participant experience, focusing on ethical leadership. Our ICF-accredited programs are used to help develop corporate cultures, build leadership and create sustainable company growth. Coacharya has certified over 400 executive coaches and worked with over 30 Fortune 100 companies.
The work that birthed Coacharya began in 2005 with its co-founder, Ram Ramanathan, teaching self-development and emotional management programs designed as life solutions as part of his own spiritual quest.
From early in his career Ram had a deep interest in psychology and human behavior in corporate environments. He studied and attended programs relating to Transactional Analysis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Appreciative Inquiry, Meditation, Zen, Tao, Energy Psychology and several energy healing techniques.
Ram put these philosophies into practice using his corporate duties of building teams, motivating and leading people as a muse. His analytical skills as an engineer, combined with the right brain activation through these learnings’, integrated him holistically as a problem-solver who could stand aside and help others to solve their own life issues. Ram evolved from a Jungian archetype of an aggressive leader who ran companies and peoples’ lives to a more humane, sensitive and empathic fellow human. He transitioned from his formal corporate responsibilities to a serial entrepreneur and start-up coach, in order to help fulfill visions of people wanting to build successful institutions. He continues to mentor coach many colleagues and subordinates in furthering their careers, enhancing their performances and balancing their lives.
In the 7 years that followed, Ram became the 5th ICF-credentialed coach in India, and in turn began to train professionals seeking encore careers to become coaches. Under his tutelage, a cadre of coaches emerged as founding alumni. As his work grew beyond the realm of sole proprietorship, Ram co-founded Coacharya in January 2013 with his son, Pranav. With Ram as the resident master coach and mentor, Coacharya is fulfilling his passion to help professionals realize and transform into their best selves.
We're passionate professionals who believe in unleashing potential in all of us. Our diverse business and coaching experience as well as our international cultural backgrounds help Coacharya stand apart from other coaching companies.
What We Stand For
The word ‘Coacharya’ combines the best characteristics of a Coach, one who inspires a client to maximize potential holistically, with that of the Acharya, a Sanskrit word for a mentor guide who walks with the client without judgment.
Coacharya’s vision transcends cultures. We envision the enhancement of executive leadership potential through a transformational coaching process.
Coacharya’s vision blends the inspiring skill of the master coach with the artistry of the non-judgmental guide, the acharya, who walks alongside.
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