Coaching Foundation India

For close to a decade CFI has been helping leaders navigate their way through their leadership challenges and empowering them to realise their true potential thereby contribution to long lasting personal and organizational results. CFI has achieved this by building an integrated coaching institution offering training, coaching, continuing education, research and publication services.

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– Sanjay Sinha

“Now an independent advisor, Sanjay comes with 29 years of corporate experience. He has held various leadership roles at the global level in HR, M&A, Biz, and as a board member. With this 360 degrees view of the corporate world coupled with his deep understanding of the human dynamic and relationships, he helps individuals discover what is most meaningful to them both professionally and personally. His engagements explore issues that were hitherto unknown or untouched. For him, success is in empowering and unleashing the leashed aspirations & potentialities and translating them into tangible.”

– Vivek Marla

“Vivek Marla, an experienced Executive Coach and a Business Coach, has coached numerous leaders at CEO and other senior executive levels. He is an accomplished business leader with 33+ years of global, corporate leadership positions in General Management, Sales, Consulting and Engineering, in organizations such as Oracle, Ciber, Baxter and Northrop. Vivek has a MBA, MS and BTech degrees, educated in India and US. He is a CFI certified CEO coach and a NEWS certified coach. ”

– Vinod Wadhwani

“Vinod is a leadership executive coach dedicated to synergizing leadership. He has over three decades of professional experience in executive roles across financial services, corporate finance and merchant navy. He was a Partner at Deloitte before he founded Life Acumen LLP with a mission to help organizations and their leaders in integrating their skills, talents and values with their purpose. Vinod leverages his diversified executive experience to assist corporate leaders in seeking new perspectives, while focusing on tangible benefits to them and their organization.”

– Murli Ramachandran

“Murli has over 33 years of experience across diverse industries. He is an executive coach and management consultant helping his clients enhance business & organizational performance via interventions in the areas of transformation & strategy, operations, leadership development etc. Murli’s background in consulting and manufacturing, his past leadership roles and his diverse experience enables him to offer the best of many worlds for the benefit of his clients.”

– Narendra Ambwani

“Narendra brings with him business and people management experience of over 40 years in reputed corporations. He successfully led Johnson & Johnson as Managing Director for 20 years. He continues to be associated with the industry as Director on boards of many prominent companies. Leveraging his own considerable experience and professional qualifications, he helps senior executives enhance their management & leadership capabilities, especially where there is need for managing expectations of multiple stakeholders. ”

– Saroja Kannan

“With over 25 years of work experience in the corporate world and five plus years as a certified Leadership and Business Coach, Saroja has worked with several C Level executives across verticals of Financial Services, IT and ITES, Education and Digital Marketing, among others, in areas of Leadership Development, Performance and Team Building. She is also empanelled as a Business Coach with Google India as part of their worldwide Partner Agency program. She is an alumunus of I.I.M Calcutta and an Economics graduate from S.R.C.C, Delhi University. In the field of coaching, she is an Associate of M.A.P.P psychometric assessments from Oscar Murphy and has done certification programs in Appreciative coaching. She is also a certified yoga teacher. ”

– Ambi M G Parameswaran

“Ambi as he is known, is an executive coach, brand strategist, author and founder of, a brand advisory. He has more than three decades of experience in marketing, advertising and sales covering multiple domains including automotive, healthcare, consumer products and media. He is currently working with Indian and MNC clients as a Brand Coach, a leadership coach for start up organisations and an executive coach for senior executives. ”

– Jayanthi Vaidyanathan

Jayanti is a senior management executive with over 35 years of rich and diverse experience in law, banking, admin, HR & organization development. Her accomplishments include developing strategic long-term business units and driving partnerships. She is an accredited coach, certified psychometric assessor in Hogan’s Personality Assessment with a good understanding of the concepts of human psychology, coaching and counseling. She is a synergist, an intuitive, practical and results driven coach and mentor. She enjoys guiding people down the path of self-discovery using mindful coaching, counseling and mentoring practices by blending them with her innate business sense, rich and varied experience. She is also the country head and director in a leading Pharma storage company.

– Prakash Damodaran

Prakash has rich and varied professional experience in a career spanning 4 decades in both private and public sectors, including 2 decades in the Indian Administrative Service and was the first IT Secretary to the Govt. of Tamilnadu. Now a Director on the Board of several private and public sector companies in India and abroad and on non-profit boards as well, he unwinds with Himalayan trekking and traveling in distant lands! As an executive coach, he has helped many CXOs in IT/ITES, telecom, manufacturing, mining and financial services sectors achieve their potential.

– Latha Nambisan

Latha Nambisan is the Managing Partner of Savitur Business Consulting. Savitur specializes in helping organizations with Change and Transformation involving Organization re-design and leadership staffing, leadership workshops and Executive Coaching, re-aligning Organization Culture to reflect the Strategy of the Company and re-alignment of HR Systems and processes. Savitur’s clients include Companies in the IT, ITES, Media and Financial Services Sectors. Prior to founding Savitur Business Consulting, Latha was the President – People and Culture for Servion Global Solutions. She has also worked extensively in the Manufacturing, Services and Retail Business Sectors besides being a Principal Consultant at totus consulting for over six years.

– Michelle Chaudhuri

Michelle’s journey as Executive Coach began in 2009 and she now specializes in Coaching for Authentic Fearless Collaborative Leadership, Operational and Execution Excellence, Resilience, and Holistic Health and Wellness, across industries. Her prior experience includes 20 years in IT with key roles in General Management, Training, Quality, Operations, Program Management and Strategic Projects, and expertise in building collaborative synergies between diverse cross-functional cross-location virtual teams.

– Radha Mukherji

Radha Mukherji is the Founder-CEO of Shero Consulting providing leadership coaching services to corner office aspirants. The name ‘Shero’ is symbolic of her focus on ‘she-heroes’ or women leaders and helping organisations embrace best practices in diversity and inclusiveness. Besides the lessons learnt from her own journey from Management Trainee to CEO, Radha brings more than 40 years multinational and multicultural experience in advertising, brand strategy and general management. Radha has a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Statistics & Economics from Bombay University, PGDBM from IIM Calcutta, has done an Advanced Leadership Course at Babson College, Boston and is a certified CEO Coach from the Coaching Foundation of India (CFI).

– Maya Vidhya

Maya has had a career of over 33 years in both Multinational and Indian organizations, with leadership positions in European and American companies. She is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Business & Executive Coach. As a Senior Company Executive, she has setup, expanded and led software organizations for four separate global companies. A significant aspect of all this was identifying, mentoring and building leaders. This deep and wide corporate experience puts her in a position of being able to coach executives with varied business needs, backgrounds, competencies and develop insights into their individual leadership, and business work-place challenges – transitions, succession planning, change management & coaching woman leaders.

– Sharada Chandrasekhar

Sharada has over 30 years of work experience with a rich blend of both Corporate and Independent Professional exposure. In her keen interest to contribute to people in their efforts towards personal transformation, she has been both a change agent, having been trained in Peter Senge’s Learning Organization modules and as an Executive coach accredited with CFI. Currently her focus is working as a coach for people in leadership positions and has coached several leaders from different industries. Her deep interest in yoga and spirituality brings in that special flavor to her work.





Why Customers Choose Us

Aditya Vikram Somani

“Coaching is the most powerful training tool but, unfortunately, the most under-utilized opportunity in Indian companies. My organizations see a deep benefit in engaging with coaches to address specific leadership development needs. I am grateful to CFI for their strong network and innovative methods to make a positive difference in management teams which helps companies scale up.!”

Aditya Vikram Somani / Chairman / Everest Industries Ltd

Harsha Viji

“CFI has brought an edge to our executive coaching. I especially appreciated CFI’s ability to use a network of coaches to find the right coach for each person; and their ability to ‘project manage; to deliver quality and results over more than a dozen individual coaching engagements. We continue to work with CFI extensively across our whole group of companies, and I would not hesitate to recommend them as a partner.!”

Harsha Viji / Managing Director / Sundaram Mutual

Mr. Ashok Dhingra

“Class room sessions were extremely lively and interactive and a practice session after every presentation was unique and great learning experience. Internship was rigorous and the seniors’ supervision was very reassuring. Excellent programme.”

Mr. Ashok Dhingra/ Executive Coach & Management Consultant/ SABMiller India

Our Clients

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