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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– Mr. Vikram Rao

“Vikram Rao is a Business and Leadership Coach specialized in senior level Executive coaching and business consulting. He has had a rich career spanning 38 years. He was a Director on the Board of ABMCL, the $ 40 Billion Aditya Birla Group’s apex decision making body, which provides strategic direction to all ABG Group Companies.”

– Ms. Anita Gupta

“Anita has over 35 years of work experience, of which for 15 years she has headed a business unit. She has a strong entrepreneurial sense that comes from operating as a business unit head in highly competitive environments. She is very structured and analytical in her approach, good at creating Process and Strategic Planning.”

– Mr. Ganesh Chella

“Ganesh, with nearly 30 years of experience, is a thought leader in Organisation Development, Human Resources Management and Executive Coaching. Ganesh trained under the Late Dr. Skiffington, Australia, and took up coaching in 2001. His work as an executive coach with leaders at the CXO level has given him deep insights into what makes leaders effective. He is the co-founder and vice chairman of CFI.”

– Mr. G Inbavanan

“G.Inbavanan has over 30 years of experience in areas like Industrial Relations, Human Resources, Learning & Development, Organization Development and Effectiveness. His last assignment was with Hewlett-Packard, where he was Director of Learning & Development. Currently, he runs his consulting practice, People Dimensions at Work, focusing on Organization Development, Leadership & Talent Development, Executive Coaching, and Employee Relations.”

– Dr. BJ Prashantham

“Dr.Prashantham has over 30 years’ experience in cross cultural psychology and communication. He is a member of the Global Coaches Network and an educator with Duke Education’s Global Learning Resources Network. Prashantham is Professor and founding Director, Institute for Human Relations & Psychotherapy, Vellore. He is an alumnus of the Texas Medical Centre Houston and Ohio State University.”

– Dr. Anand Kasturi

“Anand has over 24 years of experience working in management for organizations across sectors like Telecom, Finance, Healthcare, Government and Retail. Anand’s focus is on Services Management – he has a doctoral thesis in this area – and, as an independent consultant, he works with many clients across industries and geographies. Anand has offered workshops across Asia Pacific, Europe, and USA.”

– Mr. MVN Rao

“MVN Rao has more than two decades of experience in people management areas like organization development, change management, and executive coaching. Currently, he is the Vice President and Head of Human Resources & Talent Development function for Larsen & Toubro InfoTech Limited. MVN teaches at various management institutions, and is a reputed speaker in forums like NASSCOM, CII, and NHRD. ”

– Ms. Kalpana-Tatavarti

“Kalpana has more than 20 years of experience across industries. She is a partner at Interweave Consulting Pvt. Ltd. Kalpana’s key focus areas are Women’s Leadership Development and Diversity Training in corporates. Kalpana is certified in administering and interpreting several psychometric instruments. She has completed a one year certification in Transactional Analysis, and is also a certified NLP Master Practitioner.”

– Mr. P Senthilkumar

“P.Senthil Kumar has over 30 years of experience in the field of Human Resources across industries. As head of the HR function, Senthil has helped many CEOs grow the business, addressing the challenges of scaling up, and Mergers and Acquisitions. Senthil’s strengths as a coach lie in his ability to diagnose the exact need and articulate coaching goals.”

– Mr. Sridhar Ganesh

“Sridhar, whose beginnings were in HR, is currently a Business Leader for a set of diversified businesses in the Murugappa Group. He holds both strategic and operational responsibility for these businesses. This combination of being a specialist in HR and having business responsibility enables Sridhar to add value to business leaders both in the interpersonal space and in their business domain.”

– Mr. BG Dwarakanath

“B.G.Dwarakanath has over 40 years of experience in the Horology and Micro Precision industry that include a quarter of a century at Titan Industries. Business development, and establishing various quality management systems were his personal drives. Dwarakanath is currently associated with Titan Industries as Senior Corporate Advisor, in the areas of business excellence, new product development, and executive coaching. ”

– Mr. Deepak Vinchhi

“Deepak Vinchhi is a past entrepreneur with rich experience in software products, services and software as service businesses. Deepak started his career in 1990 and in 1995, he became the Founder & CEO of Aquila Technologies, which was focused on Product Engineering services. Deepak is currently an IBM executive, and is running a global portfolio of B2B and Commerce products.”

– Mr. N Raghunandan

“Raghunandan, is an entrepreneur turned coach with an industry experience of more than 25 years. He promoted Servion Global Solutions, along with four others, in 1995-96. In 2004, Raghu became the strategic investor and CEO of Indium Software India Limited. He is the founder and CEO of Disha Strategic Foundation, an organization focusing on business transformation through executive coaching, and strategy implementation. ”

– MS. Uma Narendran

“Uma has over 30 years of experience in both general and strategic HR. She has worked in private and public sector companies and has held leadership positions in HR and Business. Uma is certified in Talent Assessments, MBTI and Psychometric testing. She has also undergone workshops on Thomas Profiling and Coaching Supervision. Uma is an assessor in talent assessment and development centres.”

– Mr. PS Srinivasan

“PS.Srinivasan has over 38 years of HR experience spanning various industries like mining, engineering, consumer durables, IT and education. He has worked with global leaders like IBM, Whirlpool, and ITC. Srini has been associated with Totus consulting since 2004. He plays the crucial role of CEO Coach to client CEOs. Srini is a certified trainer from Magor, USA.”

– Mr. MH Narasimhan

“M.H.Narasimhan is the Founder-CEO of Naramax Consultants Pvt Ltd, delivering coaching, and consulting to the industry. He has more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing and general management having been associated in senior positions with national and global healthcare organizations. Narasimhan has undergone business and leadership training in India and abroad including at the Harvard Business School. ”

– Mr. Ashok Dhingra

“Ashok Dhingra has this unique ability to adapt to highly structured work environments, as well as thrive in the unstructured and ambiguous situation of start-ups. This ability enables Ashok to take a holistic view and adopt an eclectic approach to identification and management of problems. Ashok has 40 years of experience in building brands, attracting, mentoring, and nurturing talent, and building organizations.”

– Mr. Ashok Jayaram

“Ashok’s professional career, spanning over 39 years, has taken him through a variety of marketing and general management roles. Ashok has headed a foreign company in the Indian environment, managed the transition of an Indian born joint-venture to a wholly foreign-owned company, and set up multiple manufacturing locations. He has undertaken coaching assignments that have dealt with career transitions for senior executives.”

– Mr.D Ashok

“Ashok brings about 30 years of work experience across various sectors. He has worked for many large companies and has taken leading responsibilities as Managing Partner in some of them. In 2004 Ashok set up his own company named Gossamer Consultants. Through this company Ashok provides consultancy in the areas of business strategy, business process improvements, and in key areas of IT.”

– Mr. Jagathesan

“Jagathesan brings to the table 38 years of industry experience having played key roles in reputed organizations in IT and Telecom sectors. His rich experience in building and leading high energy teams and setting up and managing large operations, has made him well-versed in handling the complete gamut of leadership challenges and paradoxes. Jagathesan specializes in leadership development and remedial coaching.”

– Mr. M Hariharan

“Hariharan brings over 25 years of experience, both as a senior executive and as an entrepreneur. He worked with many leading companies before cofounding a manufacturing and exporting organization, and also India’s first customer loyalty solutions provider, Royal Images Direct Marketing Pvt. Ltd. Hariharan has coached Entrepreneurs, top management in various organizations engaged in manufacturing, software development, financial services, pharmaceuticals and education.”

– Mr. Murli Ramachandran

“Murli has invaluable experience of 30 years across various industries. He has held key positions such as Executive Director and Operating Partner in leading companies.  Murli’s background in consulting and operations, along with his leadership roles, has given him opportunities to interact with and understand diverse individuals. Murli’s coaching abilities, and broad perspective are well complemented by his academic specializations.”

– Mr. Oscar Braganza

“Oscar has logged over 21 years as CEO in India and abroad. He has led a variety of businesses, with a strong accent towards the service industry, and the incubation of startups. Oscar has had particular experience in leading, and guiding business-focused HR initiatives, and mentoring leaders. Oscar’s in-depth experience in the industry helps him to understand and empathize with clients’ challenges. ”

– Mr.R Sridhar

“Sridhar’s speciality is helping people clear the cobwebs from their minds, think differently, and realize their potential. He is passionate about innovation and change and is a sought-after speaker in those subjects. Sridhar had many impressive achievements in his 25 years of corporate experience and was elevated to Director on the board. He loves challenging assignments, and enjoys collaboration. ”





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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