• Client-Coach Chemistry

    I have been on my professional coaching journey for about a year now. It has been a very enriching experience and while I want to share about the journey itself; that’s for the next blog. In this blog, I want to write about something interesting that I noticed for myself. Between getting coached and coaching … Continue reading "Client-Coach Chemistry"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Dec 25th 2020

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  • The Coaching Agreement

    My professional journey was quite fulfilling; full of learning and growth. I had been a consultant, a mentor, and an advisor to start-ups & SMEs. Signing an agreement was the first step to formalise client and consultant relationship. The agreement clearly laid down deliverables, duration, and compensation. While I was happy with self-acquired Advisor, Consultant, … Continue reading "The Coaching Agreement"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Dec 25th 2020

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  • Coaching with an ‘Agile’ mindset

    The art and science of coaching has evolved over the past decades thanks to several innovative elements that have enhanced the coaching process and overall experience of coaching clients. These include new developments such as advancement in neurosciences, positive psychology and new technology tools such as AI. The onus lies on individual coaches to adapt … Continue reading "Coaching with an ‘Agile’ mindset"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Nov 30th 2020

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  • COACHING AND INDIGENOUS FOODS: FORAGING VS. CULTIVATING

    A couple of weeks ago, I chanced upon this very randomly selected TEDx video on ‘Food and Shame: Reclaiming Vanishing Diets’. The speaker was Aparna Pallavi – a noted environment journalist turned food advocate, whom I had never heard of at the time. She begins by sharing one of her experiences living with an indigenous … Continue reading "COACHING AND INDIGENOUS FOODS: FORAGING VS. CULTIVATING"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Nov 23rd 2020

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  • Coach them Young

    The power of coaching can be a life-changing experience as it allows you to take the effort to challenge yourself and compel you to think deeply within. It helps to clear the clutter of thoughts and explores a clear vision of thoughts. In my view coaching helps the individual who gets coached (the coachee) with … Continue reading "Coach them Young"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Nov 17th 2020

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  • Coaching and implications

    This blog is authored by Sandhya George During the last 6 months of my involvement with coaching, I have been involved in coaching  my peers who come from different walks of life.  Many of them shared their personal issues, their professional concerns, some even spoke about larger social issues. During the course of these discussions, … Continue reading "Coaching and implications"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Nov 09th 2020

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  • SELF-TRANSFORMATION

    I retired after working about 40 years in a core sector. One can feel the condition of himself totally exhausted. He does not wish to do anything for the rest of his life as he feels that he had worked enough and achieved whatever he could. I was feeling totally free for rest of my … Continue reading "SELF-TRANSFORMATION"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Oct 06th 2020

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  • Coaching: Why? What?

    This blog is authored by Kiran Varri Ask yourself: Why have you decided to become a COACH? Why? Why? (take a 2 min pause to think again) These subset questions might help: Why? What was the motivation? Goal? Objective? I asked myself too: The answer for me came: To Serve / To make a Living; in the same … Continue reading "Coaching: Why? What?"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Sep 21st 2020

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  • My Coaching Experience

    This blog is authored by Ekta Bhardwaj When I decided to learn Coaching, I thought of it as a management skill that I wanted to add to my professional competence. Also, I thought as I have been into the Management field for many years and dealing with people extensively all this while, it will come … Continue reading "My Coaching Experience"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Sep 07th 2020

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  • My first tryst with Coaching

    Blog authored by Sandhya George Over the course of my career, I have had exposure to different terminologies that were used interchangeably with coaching. I decided to step into the world of coaching to explore and understand if it will make a difference to myself or to my interactions with the people I work or interact … Continue reading "My first tryst with Coaching"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Aug 31st 2020

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  • What is coaching and why do you need it anyways?

    This blog is authored by Nirupam Das This is a question I had from day 1 when I started on my journey to become a coach. I have experienced coaching, mentoring and counselling but I managed to get all during my various sessions. So when I started on my “pure” coaching journey I was confused … Continue reading "What is coaching and why do you need it anyways?"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Aug 24th 2020

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  • My first external coaching Experience

    This blog is authored by Sandeep Gaidhani My first external coaching was a mindboggling experience with a lot of emotions and feelings during and later in the session. Something will stay with me for a long time, okay let me start from the beginning of my journey. For me, the journey of coaching started accidentally. … Continue reading "My first external coaching Experience"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Aug 17th 2020

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  • Coaching- Different Connotations for me over the years

    This blog is authored by Makarand Patwardhan School days connotation Based on my School day memories, meaning of the word “Coaching” has different connotation in my mind. For the people in my age group, say who have graduated in late seventies or early eighties, they may be able to correlate my thought processes. During our … Continue reading "Coaching- Different Connotations for me over the years"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Jun 08th 2020

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  • Top Trends from the 5 th Coaching Survey – An Asia Coaching Benchmark, 2019

    Interesting trends in the profession of coaching have emerged, as seen in edition 1.1. of the 5th Coaching Survey – An Asia Coaching Benchmark [2019] owned by Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches. Published in April 2020, and co-sponsored by Coach-To-Transformation, the report represents survey results from the markets of Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Mainland China, … Continue reading "Top Trends from the 5 th Coaching Survey – An Asia Coaching Benchmark, 2019"

    Rajat Garg 

    - May 07th 2020

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  • Neuroscience and Coaching

    A coach is called “an expert in facilitating self-directed neuroplasticity”1, a term highlighting Brain’s ability to change, as an intelligent organ that can redefine its networks. The term self-directed is integral to concept of coaching, raising curiosity on causes of client behaviour, feelings and actions. What should the coach do with knowledge of neuroscientific basis … Continue reading "Neuroscience and Coaching"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Feb 10th 2020

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  • Mind The Gap

    A couple of years ago, an interviewer asked if I knew the difference between Counseling, Mentoring and Coaching. The first I was certified in and the second was what I was considering for assistance with my career. Where coaching was concerned, all I knew of was athletic or sports coaching and academic coaching. The interviewer … Continue reading "Mind The Gap"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Jan 27th 2020

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  • A State of Being

    I have found that all transformative learning for me has come about from AHA moments. Whether it was an observation during an MBTI certification that cleared up if I was a J or a P or something in an ongoing Coach training workshop, these moments have created a new awareness in me. As a coach, … Continue reading "A State of Being"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Jan 27th 2020

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  • Coaching – A thought Provoking Journey

    I was thinking to take a leap in my career with an objective to enhance my wisdom while working with people from all walks of life and to expand my horizon in the professional network.   During this process, a very close associate suggested and gave an answer to my thinking process and the answer was … Continue reading "Coaching – A thought Provoking Journey"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Dec 30th 2019

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  • Coaching vs Counselling

    The title of the blog has been a question that travelled with me as I started my coaching journey. Having been interested in counselling and with a psychology backdrop, this was a natural inquiry that waited for resolution in me. I still remember the first mock coaching session I did – in my Coach training … Continue reading "Coaching vs Counselling"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Dec 23rd 2019

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  • Power of small things.

    Everyone wants to be happy, yet joy is elusive for most people. One reason is that people tend to expect their happiness to come from big things, like a promotion at work or a sizzling new romance. I reflect on the beautiful words Mother Teresa quoted “Be Faithful in small things because it is them … Continue reading "Power of small things."

    Rajat Garg 

    - Dec 16th 2019

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  • IT’S THE QUESTION THAT DRIVES US.

    A pre-requisite to reading this blog is that you have watched at least the first part of The Matrix Trilogy.  “This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You … Continue reading "IT’S THE QUESTION THAT DRIVES US."

    Rajat Garg 

    - Dec 09th 2019

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  • The Vagaries of the mind

    When I visit my 87 year old father in his hometown, going with him on his morning walk is a tradition for me.   He loves the opportunity to talk to me and me, listen of course.  The stories are usually of his family and dated in the early 60’s or before. But today was different. … Continue reading "The Vagaries of the mind"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Nov 27th 2019

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  • How coaching is helping me to be better at consulting

    I have always been inquisitive with a natural tendency to probe deeper and trying to connect dots, create frameworks/models, understanding systems/ ecosystems and seek answers. This is what I have taken up as a profession “Business Consulting” and have always been trying to add value to the clients through “Creative Problem Solving”. In my pursuit … Continue reading "How coaching is helping me to be better at consulting"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Oct 14th 2019

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  • ‘Super-VISION’ of Coaching

    Past decade has seen a phenomenal growth in coaching industry with people from varied backgrounds joining this profession. Coaching industry being highly unregulated with no universal professional standards, it is important to establish high standards of competencies and professionalism in this dynamic growth phase. So, what can help a coach maintain his/her ethical standards and … Continue reading "‘Super-VISION’ of Coaching"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Sep 24th 2019

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  • SIDE EFFECTS OF COACHING

    Side effects typically carry a negative connotation, like the side effects associated with medicines or the ones associated with too much caffeine. However, when it comes to coaching, the coach is likely to experience some side effects that are life enhancing. These side effects can vary from one coach to another, so I will stick … Continue reading "SIDE EFFECTS OF COACHING"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Aug 12th 2019

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  • About Success, I Wish I Learnt At Home.

     “Oh my God! What happened to you and how did you manage to hurt your face?”, my mother exclaimed as she opened the door to me. I was probably 6 or 7 and rushed home injured, playing football. In her panic, she added: “Dad’s going to be back home any minute and you’re going to … Continue reading "About Success, I Wish I Learnt At Home."

    Rajat Garg 

    - Jun 10th 2019

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  • Slow-down to Speed-up!

    Corporate world of the day sees us – the people ‘on duty’ – work tirelessly with deadlines. More-often-than-not, we initiate very quick actions when faced with any work situation. We tend to act almost impulsively on the readily available cues, or defined group decisions and move into actions. And this happens During this incessant clockwork … Continue reading "Slow-down to Speed-up!"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Jun 04th 2019

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  • Need for an Inclusive Coaching Culture!

    Organizations these days are undergoing huge changes at each phase. It could either be enormous growth, undergoing a joint venture or merger and acquisition. They undergo a huge culture change post any joint venture or M&A. But is the organization ready to embrace the cultural change it will continue to go through in the next … Continue reading "Need for an Inclusive Coaching Culture!"

    Rajat Garg 

    - May 27th 2019

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  • Good to Great- The role of Coaching and Mentoring

    In this age of Artificial intelligence,  machines can do almost anything that human beings can do.  In fact machines have become so smart that it can even do almost anything for human beings (from surgeries, to making coffee to cleaning clothes, etc) . But we, “Homo Sapiens” are social animals and need mutual help to survive … Continue reading "Good to Great- The role of Coaching and Mentoring"

    Rajat Garg 

    - May 13th 2019

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  • THE ULTIMATE COACHEE

    A few months back, I began my journey in the new world of coaching. I was enthralled with the prospects that it offered, of how we can make a meaningful difference to others. It was always about the client, how to be with them, how to help them discover their own solutions and help co-create … Continue reading "THE ULTIMATE COACHEE"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Apr 08th 2019

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  • Awaken!

    Coaching happened to me by accident or was it by design? I don’t know, but it’s definitely not something that I planned for. By nature I am not someone who opens up very easily – am the quite one, taking a lot of time with people, to build that trust and bond. I am someone … Continue reading "Awaken!"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Mar 18th 2019

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  • Stay in Present and Curious

    Being an avid traveler, it often crosses my mind, what are the benefits and learning that each travel brings.  While amongst the obvious are multi culture awareness, visiting new and varied places, I firmly believe that there are quite a few intangible rewards which cannot be captured with a camera or penned in words.  Further, … Continue reading "Stay in Present and Curious"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Mar 11th 2019

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  • Coaching… The journey.

    It is always our own self that we find at the end of an experience or a journey. This is my story. In my practice as a Healer, Counselor, Trainer and a Parenting Coach, I have always tried to help people discover various aspects of themselves and life, so they can understand and adapt easily … Continue reading "Coaching… The journey."

    Rajat Garg 

    - Feb 25th 2019

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  • Coaching and Feedback Session

    Recently a so called “dreaded” 360 degree feedback session was conducted for me and during the session few development objectives were discussed to make me a rounded personality or a better individual for the personal growth and organization success. Overall environment and tone of the conversation was extremely conducive and open for me to come … Continue reading "Coaching and Feedback Session"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Feb 12th 2019

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  • SOUL Coaching model

    Foreword The soul is the self, the “I” that inhabits the body and acts through it. Without the soul, the body is like a light bulb without electricity, a computer without the software, a space suit with no astronaut inside. With the introduction of the soul, the body acquires life, sight and hearing, thought and … Continue reading "SOUL Coaching model"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Jan 07th 2019

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  • Coaching and Meditation

    Having meditated for last few years, I relate to Coaching in many different ways. I feel I have found my calling in Coaching and there are several reasons I feel this way. In meditation, one goes into the zone where there are no thoughts, nothing exists even you yourself don’t exist. Coaching also takes you … Continue reading "Coaching and Meditation"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Dec 10th 2018

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  • Coach as IOT Gateway

    We’ve heard a lot of talk about the Internet of Things (IoT) and all its benefits for subscribers and service providers alike. M2M or Machine to Machine is the foundation of IOT. Machine to machine is a broad label used to describe connections between devices that are managed and enabled without human intervention. The initial … Continue reading "Coach as IOT Gateway"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Jul 30th 2018

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  • INSIDE OUT

    Being a counselor and consultant to schools, when I first heard about the concept of Coaching I was really excited.  I was curious and keen  to learn and experience the positive change it will bring in me and in those with whom I come in contact with. I have been interacting with a large number … Continue reading "INSIDE OUT"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Jul 14th 2018

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  • Getting to not know

    So Rajat said a fortnight ago “a state of not knowing” is critical to a good coaching conversation. And for me I got an opportunity to know more about not knowing when I was coaching a GAP changemaker. GAP is Global Action on Poverty. It’s a unique organization that gives coaches (amongst other professionals) a … Continue reading "Getting to not know"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Jul 12th 2018

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  • Benefits & value of coaching: My personal experience of being coached

    When I was starting out with my journey as an Executive coach, I heard a number of people I coached tell me that they had benefited from my coaching. For the most part, I didn’t take their comments seriously. I assumed that they didn’t want to discourage me & were just being nice to me … Continue reading "Benefits & value of coaching: My personal experience of being coached"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Jul 06th 2018

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  • What is Group Coaching?

    What is Group Coaching? At its heart, group coaching is basically all about creating action, decision and self-discovery within a group. However, what does that really mean? In traditional coaching, there’s a powerful and direct relationship between the client and coach whereby the coach makes room for direct learning and conversation. When it comes to … Continue reading "What is Group Coaching?"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Jun 04th 2018

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  • What is Transformational Coaching?

    In general, coaching is, generative in nature, results oriented and requires the client to learn how to be accountable for everything that goes in their lives. Coaching empowers you to shift interpretations that no longer serve you in your life. Now, transformational coaching is basically the deeper work of coaching. A transformational coach seeks to … Continue reading "What is Transformational Coaching?"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Jun 04th 2018

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  • Timezone Bias!!

    You are working in GMT + 5:30 timezone and you have either clients or office colleagues working out of GMT – 7 timezone on the other side of the world. You usually take calls at 11 PM in the night, irrespective of the other person being a client or colleague!! Does this sound familiar?? I have worked … Continue reading "Timezone Bias!!"

    Rajat Garg 

    - May 26th 2018

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  • Types of Coaching

    The term coaching ordinarily refers to strategies for helping other people to enhance, create, learn new abilities, discover individual achievement, accomplish points and to oversee life change and individual difficulties. Coaching regularly addresses attitudes, practices, abilities and knowledge, and in addition profession objectives and yearnings, and can likewise center around physical and profound improvement as … Continue reading "Types of Coaching"

    Rajat Garg 

    - May 25th 2018

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  • My First Encounter with Coaching

    I have always been one of those people who was an advice giver. Friends, friends of friends, used to seek me out to discuss their concerns and problems and I gave them a patient hearing and helped them come up with solutions. It was for this reason that I initially thought I could get into … Continue reading "My First Encounter with Coaching"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Apr 10th 2018

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  • My daughter…….my mentor coach!

    They say after becoming a parent, you grow as a person. They say when you become a parent, it changes your life for good (well for the most part!). I am a mother to a two year old girl and could not agree more. So much so, that when I enrolled for my training to … Continue reading "My daughter…….my mentor coach!"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Apr 03rd 2018

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  • A crash-course in survival. And self-coaching!

    Every path hath a puddle. ~George Herbert, “Jacula Prudentum” Except in this case, it was a deluge! August 29, 2017. 468 mm of rain in 12 hours in Mumbai, over 7 hours of driving, the constant fear of drowning in the flood, and my own personalised coaching crash-course. I survived the night to tell the … Continue reading "A crash-course in survival. And self-coaching!"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Mar 16th 2018

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  • BEING PRESENT..!

    This is a big word in coaching, one of the 11 competencies are Coaching Presence. We were taught, shared, mentored and guided on the importance of being present because it is so important for a coach to be-there with the client at all times during the session. As normal human being one may travelled to … Continue reading "BEING PRESENT..!"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Jan 25th 2018

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  • Why humans need Coaching?

    The journey of life never ends and we always have that certain unresolved issues throughout our lives. The issues that tighten our hearts. Unspoken words left hovering our heads. We can never utter certain words to some people for fear of anger, rejection and other reactions that we foresee. No matter what we do or … Continue reading "Why humans need Coaching?"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Jan 03rd 2018

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  • Coaching and Self Awareness

    Guest Blog: Uday Deshpande As I got on my Coaching journey with Coach-To-Transformation (Rajat and Arvind) along with other batch mates, one of the biggest aha thing has been on “knowing myself better…much better”. The self-awareness, to me, is a key to the way you live and enjoy your life, … every moment! There were … Continue reading "Coaching and Self Awareness"

    Rajat Garg 

    - May 19th 2017

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  • Creating a coaching culture in your organization

    The Indian Coaching market is growing and growing very fast. Every month new organizations pick up leadership or executive coaching as their mandate. The target segment is mostly top leadership or senior management with either issue based coaching or performance coaching for high potential leaders. But there is another segment that is opening up: creating … Continue reading "Creating a coaching culture in your organization"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Mar 23rd 2017

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  • Do you always look for the hole in the ceiling?

    Are you the type of person who looks for whats wrong or the person who looks for whats right? That is what I mean by asking “Do you always look for the hole in the ceiling?”. Basically we keep on noticing the small hole in the ceiling and keep getting irritated by it and forget … Continue reading "Do you always look for the hole in the ceiling?"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Aug 07th 2015

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  • Meeting Marshall Goldsmith

    Last couple of days have been pretty interesting for me starting from meeting Marshall Goldsmith on Sunday. The invitation for the event was out of the blue and thanks to Leni (a fellow coach) who got Marshall to the event and invited me for it. After getting into the coaching world, the first book that … Continue reading "Meeting Marshall Goldsmith"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Sep 24th 2014

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  • What is executive coaching?

    Since the time Rajat and me founded Coach2Transform, ”what is executive coaching”, “what do you guys really do”, “Baba Rajat!!” have been some of the initial questions and reactions from our friends and well wishers :). And those who don’t get us to ask this question, mostly assume we are into training or counselling. So … Continue reading "What is executive coaching?"

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    - May 27th 2014

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