These are some excerpts of times when our clients loved us!
“Executive Coaching worked as a sounding board, and an indirect feedback mechanism, which brought about self-awareness, and helped me develop mindfulness in day-to-day activities. We all have some traits and characteristics, that influence how we perceive things, which may some times contort reality, and affect our response to situations.
In order to change that; I understood that focusing on changing one’s personality traits does not work; however by understanding who you are, and why you do what you do, you can have strategies to deal with situations and alter your response to them. However this can be achieved only if you have present moment awareness.
Rajat Garg as a Leadership Coach, helped me how to discover who you are and guided me on how to develop and live with awareness. It is a simple truth of life “you can address only those things that you are aware of” and often the simplest things in life are the hardest things to do…“
“Rajat Garg has been my Mentor Coach for my PCC (Professionally Certified Coach through ICF) accreditation process since Aug 2014. The best thing I like about his style is that his approach towards mentoring is typical of a coach and never leading or unconsciously as a coach. He is very articulate, present, non judgmental and listens on all levels: physical, intellectual, emotional and intuitive. He is fearless and does not hesitate to challenge. He creates a safe and trusting space for the delivery of feedback, using a respectful, clear, judgment free tone and very deftly applies the coaching skill to deliver this rather than leading to a solution. To conclude on a scale of 1 to 10 ( 10 being highest), ( I learnt this from him to deal with specifying abstract statements), I would rate his impact as a mentor coach at 9.”
“Rajat's skills of empathy and clarity of thought has given my own thought process a clear line of vision. Incisive and supportive, he has not hesitated in giving developmental feedback while respecting my learning style. My own level of commitment and responsibility has significantly increased since engaging with him. He just never tires, always available and ready to work with individual challenges. Rajat takes what he does very seriously and is passionate about his work, he truly believes in the value of developing more coaches and the impact it has in creating a transformational Organisation.”
“I have found Rajat's sessions extremely engaging and interactive. During our discussions, he brings out his knowledge and experience to the fore, providing deep insights on the topics. His feedback has always been constructive with the intent of raising one's learning, awareness and self discovery. While analyzing our Peer Coaching sessions, Rajat brings in different perspectives, looking at aspects from various angles, opening up a whole new range of options, which we wouldn't even have thought of. It's great to have Rajat as my Mentor Coach and would bank on his guidance for my Coaching journey and beyond.”
"Rajat Garg is a highly energetic and enthusiastic Mentor Coach, in my experience with him. He is highly knowledgeable in this field and has a very good grip of the ICF's framework as well as the psychological principles. His friendly approach - in spite of his huge knowledge - is the icing on the cake. "
"I was always skeptical about coaching and started with it without any expectations. However, my experience turned out to be very good - coaching was not gyaan-session that I thought it would be. It was more about discovering myself by asking right questions, with a well designed framework."
"Rajat has been a great coach and a mentor. He really brings the best in you through his intense involvement in the clients journey and his extremely candid and to-the point feedback for a continuous improvement of skills. He brings in life to the conversation with his powerful questioning and makes the learning impactful. With the sessions I had with Rajat as mentor I could sharpen the competencies much faster and enabled me to emerge as a stronger coach to bring in the best from my clients. I can't thank enough of his help in enabling me to identify a dimension to my professional journey"
"I met Rajat during my coach training session at Chennai in December 2014. The most important thing, which I noticed during the session, was his excellent ability to analyze any situation threadbare and to ask powerful questions. According to me any coach who can do these two things effectively and efficiently can conduct the coaching session in the right direction and help the coachee to arrive at the right decision or reach the right destination. While he is very focused and to the point, he also gives the coachee the required time and leverage for the coachee to realize what is good for him. The coaching session I had with Rajat was very useful and helped me to firm up few of my thoughts. Rajat is very intelligent, quick and able to pick up the right threads from the words of the coachee and then he is able to use the same threads and make the coachee to weave coachee's own cloth to the requirement of the coachee. His ability is his testimony and I am happy to be associated with him. I wish him all the best in his coaching career."
Rajat is an excellent Mentor Coach and a really nice human being. He helped me tremendously for my PCC certification journey. He was very helpful and was always available- literally a message/phone call away. He has a solid knowledge base and strong foundations in ICF core competencies which have been pivotal for me to gain in-depth PCC credential mastery. He is exact, precise with great time management and active listening skills. His approach is simple, straight and to the point. I owe much of my learning to him for he enabled me to be able to expand myself!
I was mentored by Rajat as a part of the PCC credentialing process in 2016 and would call it one of my best learning experiences. Rajat was virtually managing a group of 15 people and was able to provide support & guidance to all of us individually & collectively. He has this wonderful ability to be present and offer inputs that were relevant at that specific moment. What truly remains with me, more than anything else, was his ability to provide the space for each of us to explore our own learning journeys. Thank you Rajat! Here’s wishing & praying that you continue to touch more lives
Rajat is an extremely patient and centered mentor. He encouraged me to ask questions and gave me space to think freely. It was a pleasure to be in his PCC ACTP class and I remain ever so thankful for all the knowledge he imparted. The best thing about him is that he believes he is learning at all times, which is a fabulous trait to have. I wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors and am glad to have found a life-time friend/coach/mentor in him
Rajat has been inspiring coach & mentor during my PCC coaching training program. His innate style of letting all of explore ourselves by allowing us to speak and express without getting in our way and yet being there to guide us at the right time has been excellent. I learned lot of things like Active listening (one of his excellent trait), exploring who etc. He helped us explore various aspects of psychology, NLP and various coaching models yet ensuring that we keep an eye on core competencies of PCC markers. His constant guidance in terms of constant constructive feedback, creating framework for peer coaching and assignments helped us navigate thru the entire coach training journey. We were about 15 people in our group and he ensured that we remained positive and support each other throughout. I look up to him to resolve any issues that I come across and be like him one day. Thanks a lot Rajat, and I really appreciate of what you have done
I connect profoundly with the listening space that coach gave to me to share all by fears and aspirations freely. Over past several months I saw how the constraints imposed by my inner-most fears started to dismantle as I started to confront these fears. I am able to create more possibilities in many areas of my life where there were none. I find myself a lot more in action – and wasting no time! I learnt to go by instructions from the coach rather than by ‘reasons’ from my inner voice. My aspirations got new wings! My outlook towards my role and position is a lot more positive than how it was before. I find myself demanding extraordinary performance from my team, being more cordial with peers and seniors. There is now a possibility of taking expanded responsibilities while maintaining work-life balance.
Coaching helped me to introspect a lot. What in the past was a race to execute, is now a designed process of reflection, option analysis and only then execution. It has definitely helped me to improve my emotional quotient. It has helped me to be far more balanced. I am investing more time with people and trying to be more inclusive. It has also helped me get a perspective of what must be happening in the minds of supervisors and help appreciate the crisis most of them undergo and not get personally involved in those situations.
Spending more time with self. Spending more time to do things that are close to me or which gives me happiness. Try to gain more energy, reduce spend of energy. Moving from Urgent to Important to reduce last minute rush. Compromise by not insisting on Perfection. Allocate vs Do it yourself. Belief in others doing it over self do. Consciously accept – They are driving vs I am driving!
Improved awareness and ability to name the emotions that I am going thru. Improvement in listening skills that helps to respond, rather than react.
I really enjoyed being in Rajat's/ CTT's pioneer MCC class. the six of us, all ladies formed a unique batch, embracing a common vision, willing to stretch and support one another. the experience of this journey was priceless. the weekly sessions with Rajat as our teacher/mentor with his nuggets of learnings was magical. enjoyed the learning and support tremendously. thank you Rajat and CTT.
My MCC journey was memorable and transformational at the same time. Our MCC cohort was a diverse group with different cultures and lot of coaching experience. I used to really look forward to our classroom learnings with Rajat and peer coaching sessions with the cohort. Rajat is an excellent mentor coach who will work individually with the learners and work to enhance and elevate their coaching style rather than prescribe one. For me, the shift came when I started believing I am a good coach. As subtle and simple it may sound but this belief helped me get better at my coaching skill.
Rajat Garg has been my mentor coach for MCC credentialing. Rajat excels at the skill of creating a safe and trusting environment during the feedback and mentoring sessions. He is a non-judgemental mentor and helps you learn leveraging your own style. He also listens to you patiently and nudges you to think from varied perspectives. His feedback is always constructive and has an approach of self-discovery with a purpose to make your learning impactful. Rajat has helped me to hone my skills as a coach.
It's very difficult for me to write a testimonial for Rajat or CTT as they mean so much to me that words fail me. Rajat speaks very less, but whenever he did in class, I was awestruck as to why couldn't I think of it that way. The learning experience was awesome, so rich and meaningful, that I derived more than I could imagine. Rajat, Arvind, my peers and CTT are my family and extremely dear to me. They are always available with such warmth and depth, that it overwhelms me.
Good luck Rajat and CTT and may you reach new heights every moment. Extremely honoured to have been your student. Thank you
"The visualization techniques used by Rekha during the coaching sessions have been very insightful to help understand, articulate and act on one's feelings and thoughts, regardless of the context or situation. I have found these sessions very valuable."
Rajat was my mentor coach in my MCC credentialing journey. I could very clearly see a difference in the level of coaching between PCC and MCC. So far I had only heard that MCC is a different ball game and now I experienced it as well. Rajat would be candid in giving feedback. His feedback on the coaching session would be precise and an eye opener. My decision to do MCC was always more for a learning than anything else and I was happy that Rajat was my mentor coach in this journey. Thank you Rajat and all my peer coaches for being with me in this journey.
This was my second program with CTT. Last year (2019), I got my PCC credentialing done with CTT.
Overall, MCCP program was deeper experience than PCC. While I learned a lot about Mentor Coaching, as a side effect, my overall Coaching skills got enhanced!
This course helped me to deepen my understanding about ICF Competencies – what they are – and what they are NOT!
Both Rajat and Arvind are great at what they do – Coaching and Facilitating a program! Some of the one liners used during the program (e.g. Who you are – Mentor Coach or Coach Mentor) made me think a lot about my Mentor Coaching style. Both of them ensured that the participants learned on their own for most of the time. They gave us space to think – ideate – practice – learn!
The overall structure of the program allowed me to do a lot of practise of the ‘Mentor Coaching’ Skill. Added benefit to me was that most of the participants were PCC and above. So the quality of the conversation in the class room was of very high quality.
Overall, it was a fun learning!
If one wants to be an above average Mentor Coach, then one must go through this course!
All the best!