Author: Ram Ramanathan

Ram Ramanathan

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Ram is the Founder and a Principal at Coacharya. As the resident Master and mentor coach, Ram oversees and conducts all aspects of coaching and training services offered under the Coacharya banner.

Mystique of Ontology
Jan 20th 2020 • 9 min read

Mystique of Ontology

Our learners ask us as to why we do not specify Ontology in our curriculum, or advertise it explicitly, as several others do. It is...

What evidence is there that chakras exist?
Jan 14th 2020 • 4 min read

What evidence is there that chakras exist?

Recently I got a question from someone who read the meditation article: “What is the scientific and/or medical evidence that chakras exist in the human…

Generative Listening and Generative Visioning – Go Beyond Empathy
Dec 17th 2019 • 11 min read

Generative Listening and Generative Visioning – Go Beyond Empathy

Thanks to the popularity of Theory U Labs, many coaches know about the term ‘generative listening’. They think they know what it means, yet struggle...

Design Thinking for Coaches
Dec 16th 2019 • 4 min read

Design Thinking for Coaches

At its essence, Design Thinking, as it is popularized today, is a systemic, outcome-oriented, client-centric process that builds upon most elements of appreciative empathetic coaching....

Is “coaching” even relevant?
Dec 16th 2019 • 11 min read

Is “coaching” even relevant?

The coach, if that is still the operative word, needs to be a mentor and consultant, perhaps facilitator and trainer. Ram RamanathanFounder, Coacharya This blog...

6 Lessons Coaches Can Learn From Improv
Dec 15th 2019 • 4 min read

6 Lessons Coaches Can Learn From Improv

Some years ago, I took a couple of courses at Second City, Chicago on Improv. For those who do not know, improv means improvisational theatre....

Coaching Supervision: Coaching the Coach
Dec 2nd 2019 • 4 min read

Coaching Supervision: Coaching the Coach

Simply put, and shorn of clichés, Coaching supervision is about coaching a coach.  Coaching Supervision is not about enhancing skills of a coach by mentoring...

An Agile Approach to Coaching – Scrum, Sprint, and Story
Nov 30th 2019 • 9 min read

An Agile Approach to Coaching – Scrum, Sprint, and Story

Agile is a process that was launched in 2001 publicly for software development. It is now used as a project management tool in several other...

Ho’oponopono Meditation
Nov 19th 2019 • 14 min read

Ho’oponopono Meditation

We discussed Ho’oponopono once before in these pages. We will do that again, deeper this time, because there has been great interest in this beautiful...

Perceptual Positions in NLP Explained
Nov 19th 2019 • 6 min read

Perceptual Positions in NLP Explained

‘Empty Chair’ in Gestalt and ‘Perceptual Positions’ in NLP are powerful processes that help the coach to partner with the client empathetically.  This process is...

Words Can Lie, But The Body Never Does
Nov 19th 2019 • 5 min read

Words Can Lie, But The Body Never Does

The 101 lie detector test in Kinesiology works like this. You hold one arm stiff, the tester asks you if you are your ‘real name’...

Do You Engage People Through Feedback?
Nov 18th 2019 • 7 min read

Do You Engage People Through Feedback?

Feedback is one of the critical elements in corporate communication, not that it is not important in other life conversations. People's engagement or lack thereof...

Mindless Meditation
Nov 18th 2019 • 7 min read

Mindless Meditation

In Mindless Meditation, we combine the Buddhist practice of Vipassana with the Hindu practice of Yoga Nidra as a simple and effective pathway to mindless...

Using the NLP technique of TimeLine in Coaching
Nov 17th 2019 • 5 min read

Using the NLP technique of TimeLine in Coaching

The NLP technique of Time Line is generally considered a therapy as it delves into experiencing one’s past to overcome memories of trauma stored in...

Core Transformation: Is pain good for you?
Nov 16th 2019 • 3 min read

Core Transformation: Is pain good for you?

Buddha did say that life is full of sorrow and implied that it was painful. He didn’t say it was necessarily good for you. His...