• 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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  • 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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  • Parenting and Coaching

    Is there a connection between parenting and coaching? Through this blog I am attempting to establish a connect between the two. I will try to evaluate a few of the coaching competencies and their related  impact on parenting. Let us have a look at those competencies one at a time . It is extremely important … Continue reading "Parenting and Coaching"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Aug 05th 2019

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  • One, Two, Three…

    As a Human Resource professional working with corporate I have associated my work with efficiency and being resourceful. Somewhere along the way the needle moved towards ‘resource’ and slightly away from ‘human’ part. I began to subconsciously de-link my emotion at work, rather I became comfortable in that space. Everything happens for a reason- as … Continue reading "One, Two, Three…"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Apr 22nd 2019

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  • My journey as a Coach!

    Born and raised in a traditional South Indian family, I was introduced to classical music-Carnatic at the age of five. As I grew my passion for music it started to scale up like a mountain and actively participated and won many competitions. I learnt this art under the traditional framework of guru-shishya parampara and by … Continue reading "My journey as a Coach!"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Apr 15th 2019

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  • Aurinko Diaries 

    Aurinko Diaries are small anecdotal records of my experiences with children. I’ve been working with children for the past 12 years, as part of my Educational Initiative – Aurinko Academy. I’ve always believed in Raising Sensitive, Sensible, Able, and Agents of Social Change with the right balance of Spirit Head Heart and Hands. One of … Continue reading "Aurinko Diaries "

    Rajat Garg 

    - Mar 04th 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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  • Summary of My AHA Moments – CTT Coaching Program – Part II

      Following is a 2nd part of a 2 part series article which summarises my key AHA moments which I experienced during the CTT Coaching program (April 2018 online batch). Part I covers Internal Aspect and Part II 2 talks about Process Aspects. Part II: Process Aspect 1.Create awareness through exploration: The main task for … Continue reading "Summary of My AHA Moments – CTT Coaching Program – Part II"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Aug 27th 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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  • 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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  • Why great people will not stay!

    Why great people will not stay! Lately, there have been many movements and instability  in my organisation, I tried to understand the reason why all my talents are leaving the esteemed organisation where people has been enjoying working in the organisation and even many of them has been with the company for more than 5 … Continue reading "Why great people will not stay!"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Apr 20th 2018

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  • The Leader in You

    I love watching kids go about doing things they do. It is my so called ‘therapy’, my quiet moment by myself, sitting at a corner watching kids play, interact, fight, compete, cry, laugh, being silly and simply being happy. From these observations, I noticed that leadership qualities actually start to develop at quite an early … Continue reading "The Leader in You"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Feb 28th 2018

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  • Living with Purpose

    Learning is a lifelong journey. Over the years I continue to find meaning in what I do and seen how in my various roles, I have personally progressed in the organization and made a difference to the organization and the people around me, including my family. I call these the tipping points milestones throughout my … Continue reading "Living with Purpose"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Feb 20th 2018

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  • Is Curiosity the power of mind?

    They say, “necessity is mother of invention”, however I think “Curiosity is mother of invention”! Imagine, had there not been “curious” Columbus, would America be found.? Or would it take some other “Curious Columbus2” to get us there? And when would it have happened? “I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.” – Albert Einstein … Continue reading "Is Curiosity the power of mind?"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Feb 09th 2018

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  • Did you ever become curious about- Whole Person Coaching?

    I have been into Executive Coaching for last 5 years. I happened to pick up Coaching first time when I took on a role of an SELP Coach in the year around 1998 which was a little different than the Coaching as defined in the professional world. However since last 5 years I pursued learning … Continue reading "Did you ever become curious about- Whole Person Coaching?"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Feb 02nd 2018

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  • What Motivates Me

    Friends ask what motivates me. Well, in the beginning, both my parents. From each of them I’ve learned important life’s values. From my mom, I learned how to be a positive person, look to the brighter or lighter side of any given challenging situation that faces us puts me on an even keel, most times. Although … Continue reading "What Motivates Me"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Jan 23rd 2018

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  • What makes me walk away from a coaching engagement as a coach?

    There have been a few occasions in my career as a professional coach where I have either declined to take up the engagement or continue with it further. There are times when I am faced with a client who is simply not coachable and others where the situation is not favorable. Marshall Goldsmith has outlined … Continue reading "What makes me walk away from a coaching engagement as a coach?"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Jan 19th 2018

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  • Blood is thicker than Water

    I had a coffee session with one of my ex-colleague recently, catching up on office matters. Although I left office about a year ago to go into full time coaching but it is always nice to be in the loop of what’s hot and what’s not in the office! We spoke about who left the … Continue reading "Blood is thicker than Water"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Jan 16th 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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  • The Laws of Goal Setting

    If there is one thing that I loved and obsessed since the beginning of my career, it was to organise, plan and set goals for myself. I read every possible book, article published, heard over and over what influencers were talking about how they set their goals and achieve them one after the other. So much so that … Continue reading "The Laws of Goal Setting"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Dec 20th 2017

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  • Mum, I’m the one asking the questions…..!

    Recently, I saw an opportunity to engage my developing coaching skills in a conversation with my eight year old son. We had been learning about the use of metaphors in our training sessions and I got really excited when my son asked ‘Mum, what would you rather be? A tree or a house?’. Instantly, I … Continue reading "Mum, I’m the one asking the questions…..!"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Sep 23rd 2017

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  • How to handle difficult conversations

    This topic keeps on coming up regularly in my coaching sessions. For some people it is very difficult to handle difficult conversations. By difficult I mean, times when you are supposed to tell the truth to a direct reportee about his work, times when you have to tell the truth to your clients, times when … Continue reading "How to handle difficult conversations"

    Rajat Garg 

    - Jan 18th 2017

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