Ram walked the talk of the executive and business coach as CEO and more for over 20 years, helping build a billion plus dollar conglomerate supervising a dozen multinational JVs, in addition to advising governments, incubating start ups as a serial entrepreneur, and helping build family enterprises, not for profit voluntary institutions and SMEs.
Integrating these experiences into his coaching business Coacharya in 2011, mentoring coaches and coaching as a transformational leadership coach, he won the 2014 EMCC Coaching Award, a significant global recognition.
Ram's unique value added Coacharya programs are designed for leadership groups blending group sessions with individual coaching, focusing on creating teams with aligned co-created vision to action plans. Ram specializes in leadership team building, engagement and alignment across the organization, transformational coaching for behavioral changes and work life integration, and coaching to lead in today's VUCA world.
Ram worked for over 40 years with multinationals, of which over 20 were as CEO and above in India, Indonesia and Singapore. He was a member of YPO at 39, and an international member of Mensa at 32. His experience spans institutions in consumer goods, steel, petroleum, mining, agriculture, technology, automotive components, ecology, education, Government and Non Government sectors, and start up companies. He has been a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, government advisor, and has been a turnaround specialist and lean management expert. He counts coaching legends such as Sir John Whitmore, Timothy Gallwey and Marshall Goldsmith as his personal contacts.
Ram is a PCC credential Coach of International Coach Federation. He also has a BCC credential from CCE. He is the founder of Association of India Coaches, and co-founded its chapters in Bangalore and other cities. He has his own approved ICF ACTP training programs, and has trained over 200 coaches in the last 4 years.
A citizen of Singapore, Ram now lives in Bangalore with his wife of 40 years. He spends 6 months of the year in USA. He mentors coaches, teaches at Business Schools, authors books, facilitates corporate vision programs and pursues an interest in Eastern spirituality and mysticism, including yoga, meditation etc. His passion is blending Western Psychology with Eastern Spirituality in coaching, leading to high levels of awareness.
“Face to Face sessions led by Ram at Bangalore were a very invigorating experience. The group consisted of very enthusiastic and committed participants drawn from diverse background. Ram's facilitation kept us connected and moving right thru' the sessions. It was amazing to see Ram work so intensely illustrating the concepts with own diverse life experiences. There were also several opportunities to role play and learn from each other. All of us in the group bonded extremely well with each other making the learning meaningful as well as enjoyable experience. Warm regards ”
Dr. Arvind N Agrawal, Management Board Member, President - Corporate Development & Human Resources, RPG Enterprises, India