Coacharya℠ is a leadership development firm dedicated to the enhancement of human potential through a transformational coaching process.

We combine Western psychological and neurobiological models with Eastern philosophy for a well-rounded participant experience, focused on ethical leadership. Our ICF-accredited programs are used to help develop corporate cultures, build leadership and create sustainable company growth. To date, Coacharya has certified over 500 executive coaches and worked with over 30 Fortune 100 companies.

Coacharya’s process is mindless, contrarian to mindful. You may be surprised at the use of the word ‘mindless’ but read on — being mindless is possibly the best thing that can happen to you!

Our proprietary brand of executive 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.

Coach training

Coacharya is also a leading provider of executive and business coach training. We are accredited by ICF, BCC and EMCC for training at all coaching levels. Read more about our Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP). Please contact us to learn about upcoming classroom and online training sessions. 

We invite you to attend the Coacharya Coaching Colloquium, hosted the 3rd Wednesday of each month, featuring interviews with industry experts, executives and thought leaders.

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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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How to Develop "Zen Presence"

When you're in a mindful state, you're aware - simultaneously - of the situation you're in and your inner experience of it. Whether the situation involves intense activity, or interaction with other people, or just some quiet activity on your own, your psychological "radar antenna" is picking up the signals of the situation and enabling you to deal with it consciously and effectively. Let's call it "Zen Presence."

Benefits of Coaching Supervision

There are many benefits to supervision for the various stakeholders involved. Learn about coaching supervision and it's role in leadership development.

7 Books Every Coach Should Read

Here are our essential books on coaching that every aspiring or professional leadership development professional should read. 

Difficult Conversations - webinar with Marcia Reynolds

Marcia Reynolds (MCC), past chair ICF global board and present board member, spoke about coaching mastery and insights from her book The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations into Breakthroughs. 

Variations of this question are common while I supervise, mentor and train coaches, since most I work with are executives and professionals. Their background is mentoring. Companies expect their executives to perform productively at work. That is what they pay them for. Why waste time on personal issues?

When you say you are aware, what exactly do you mean?

At the first level, nine out of ten of you would say it is about knowing what is going on around you in terms of sensory information. You may have seen it, heard it, heard about it, felt it, tasted it, smelled it or knew about it in some way. Your mind integrates what your senses received as data. Your mind, another part of it perhaps, relates this data to what is already in storage, which is in yet another part of your mind. Another part of your mind processes the data to help you decide what to do with this new input.