Aiding self discovery and transformation through a ‘mindless’ approach
· C-level executive with 40+ years of experience in automotive, CPG, industrials, and technology across continents (China, Italy, India, Indonesia, Singapore, U.K., U.S.A.).
· Adviser to governments, Serial Entrepreneur, Angel investor, TQM expert.
· Professionally credentialed ICF MCC, EMCC SP & CCE BCC coach & trainer
· Adjunct Professor at Northwestern Law School & IIM, Bangalore, India
· Awarded Global Coach 2014 award by European Mentoring & Coaching Council
. Book ‘Coaching Across Cultural Boundaries’ published by EMCC
· Wrote 30 publications on Hindu Scriptures for a spiritual organization. (2005 – 2008)
Session length: 45 minutes
The millennial generation and ones that follow are gifted. They are idealistic, passionate and unbelieving in limitations imposed by society on them. These generations can truly change the world we live in.
My experience is that the more gifted and successful they are, more likely they are of becoming discontent with what they achieve and themselves. Success and material benefits do not bring them the happiness they thought they would. Unlike previous generations they don’t accept this state of affairs. They rebel. They stop doing what they do when their spirits are no longer energized.
The trouble is that while they know what does not bring them happiness, they do not fully know what would bring them happiness. They are confused. Choices do not make options.
It is not only the millennials who are confused. Most of us are.
My personal discovery with several thousand clients was that we choose to imprison ourselves in a time space boundary that is defined by borrowed values.
How can the coach help confused generation clients in breaking out of this prison to realize their purpose to fulfill?
Ram talks about a mindless way of coaching that truly reflects the Eastern philosophical approach of Zen, Yoga and Tantra, in marked contrast to what is promoted as mindfulness. Ideally this session should be interactive.
1. Why the discontent and confusion with success?
2. What can the coach do to help journey to purpose?
3. What is this mindless approach?
Session length: 90 minutes
Many business leaders today achieve more material success than they ever expected, relatively early in life. Yet they remain dissatisfied with what they have achieved, what they are doing and most importantly, who and what they are. While they know what does not satisfy them they are unclear about what would fulfil them. Given this confusion in desired outcome, traditional coaching based on unambiguous goals does not work well in such cases.
Executive leaders excel at realising a few metrics of wealth and power, based on what has worked for them and others in the past. Unfortunately, what worked well in the past does not in many cases work well for the future. Short term objectives imprisoned in time and space do not permit one to envision a future of holistic work life based on values, meaning and purpose. What results is disillusionment.
Eastern wisdom teaches that we are born for a purpose, which we are not aware of because of upbringing conditioned by value and belief systems of others. Means become ends by themselves, and obsession to reach a destination overrides the process of the journey. Successful corporate practices such as Six Sigma and Lean Managment focus on the process to ensure successful outcome in line with this ancient wisdom.
The process we outline in this Final Summit was co-created over years with several hundred clients to help them create purposeful holistic work life future vision with a guaranteed pathway to act on it. We believe this to be the future of executive coaching.
1. Coacharya's 65 Back process to create a purposeful future
2. Coacharya's Mindless awareness process to create and achieve this future