Gaurav Arora

Gaurav Arora, PCC, ICF

Mentor Coach, Executive Coach – Delhi, India

Gaurav Arora, is a recipient of the “Young HR Professional of the Year 2009-10” by Employer Branding Institute, and is popularly known as GRV. He is a Professional Certified Coach, and is currently the President of ICF Hyderabad Chapter- the only Charter Chapter in India and also on the Editorial Board of the ICF Hyderabad Chapter. He has served the chapter as Director- Events before taking over as the Chapter President. He is also the Director - Coaching Council, The Conference Board. He is also a host of an online talk show ‘Coaching Matters’- An exclusive show for the aspiring and credentialed coaches, now available on iTunes. He has had the privilege of interviewing Sir John Whitmore, Janet Harvey, Dr. Damian Goldvarg, Sandy Vilas, Steve Mitten, Jerry Udelson, Darelyn Mitsch, Dianne Brennan, Dr. Ethelle Lord, Dr. Judy Krings, Sue Knight, Teri-E, and many other esteemed guests. He has had the honour of interviewing eleven ICF’s Past Presidents including Mr. Sandy Vilas (First President, ICF) for one of the projects in 2013-14.

As a facilitator, GRV has been recognized for creating stimulating and interactive learning environments, encouraging participation and individual creativity. A storyteller by heart, he is highly enthusiastic and a go-getter, and is known for his high energy levels and contagious positive attitude. He has a natural knack of creating an empowering environment for his participants using several Visual Facilitation techniques. Currently he is involved in various Organisational Development, Coaching & Facilitation assignments with several for and not for profit organisations. His association extends to other groups to evangelize Coaching and Facilitation in India.

Gaurav Arora

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Experience & Background

He was part of the Global ICF Nominating Committee, representing seven countries. The Nominating Committee works together to deliver a list of recommended candidates to fill open 2013 Board positions, from the applications of qualified ICF members in good standing who submit nominations. In the past, he has been associated with several associations including Rotary International, Toastmasters, SHRM in various capacities, roles and responsibilities. He has handled marketing, communication, events & operations with these organizations.

Positions Held

  • President, ICF Hyderabad Chapter (2013- Present)
  • Director, Coaching Council, The Conference Board (2013- Present)
  • Founder and Director, Inspire Coaching Systems (2009- Present)
  • Director, ICF Hyderabad Chapter (2011-13)
  • Founder Steering Team Member, North India- SHRM (2008-12)
  • Manager, North, FranklinCovey India (2007-09)
  • Director, Rotary Club of Moti Nagar Central (2005-08)

Representative Client Engagements:

  • Regional head of one of the most respected Retail Organisation in India.
  • Managing Director of a 500 Crore company
  • Regional Head, a reputed corporate house in India
  • Working with a SME.
  • Has worked with National Sales Head, Sanitaryware
  • Has worked as a Team Coach with different organizations
  • Has worked with the Regional Heads, and Directors of Electronic Security Company to enhance their effectiveness.
  • Imparted training programs across various industries like Telecom, Retail, Engineering, Electronic Security, BFS, as well as non-profits / NGOs at all levels across India
  • Facilitated sessions on Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness, Behavioral Workshops, Presentation Skills, Team Building, Leadership & Motivation, Coaching Skills Training etc

His professional experience includes working in organisations like, Franklin Covey, IndiaMart, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and EValue Serve. He believes in honing his skill-set on regular basis and ensures to attend atleast one conference per year and undergo a rigorous workshop to develop his skill set regularly. He has also authored several articles including “Coaching: Making a Real Difference”, “Questioning- An Important Skill in Coaching” & “Coaching- An Imperative for Successful Managers”, “Contracting- A recipe to successful Coaching” etc. published in various media including

Area of Expertise

  • Coach Training
  • Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Leadership
  • Managerial Development
  • Train The Trainer
  • Presentation Skills
  • Facilitation Skills

Client Types/Levels of Experience

  • Senior & Middle Management


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing (PGDM)
  • Bachelor of Engineering

Professional/Corporate Experience:

  • Worked in different Line functions:
    Training Consultant
    Business Development

Industry/Functional Experience:

  • Telecom
  • Retail
  • Automobile
  • Electronic Security, and Engineering
  • Non Government Organisations


  • Competent Communicator, Toastmasters
  • Certified on 4D Systems Leadership and Team Coaching from Dr. Charlie, Author of “How NASA Builds Teams”
  • Certified on Team Coaching
  • Certified Firewalk Instructor, and Empowerment Coach by FIRE institute, USA
  • Advanced NLP Practitioner, and a Gestalt Practitioner trained by Dr. Richard McHugh
  • Facilitation Skills, and Large Scale Integration Process (LSIP), The Kathleen Dannemiller
  • Certified on Hogan Assessment