meet our professionals
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.
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.
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 SHRMindia.org. read more..
Surbhee is a Certified Coach from ICF, and has an expansive experience of working in Leadership roles at large corporates such as TataTele Services, Reliance Infocomm limited (now Reliance Communications Limited), HFCL Connect etc.. In these roles, she has shaped and grown businesses from scratch to turning them into independent verticals. She excels in Human Resource Development space through mentoring and coaching in the past 16years.
Surbhee has been engaged in diverse roles in ICF Hyderabad Chapter, right from Publishing to rolling out a white paper on “The key competencies of a Successful Coach” read more..
ACC(ICF), Leadership Coach, Certified Firewalk Instructor
An Organization Development (OD) and Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Practitioner, Latha is an Associate Certified Coach from ICF certified Coach and is certified with Erickson Coaching International. She is also certified in Coaching for Personal Mastery by Hans Tendam, TASSO University and Executive Coaching Skills for High Performance by Alliance University. She has undergone the journey of Human Processes that works on interpersonal relations and group dynamics with the Human & Institutional Development (HID) Forum and Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Sciences (ISABS), part of National Training Laboratory (NTL), VA. An accredited Firewalk Instructor working on goals and people capacities also using Glasswalk, Board/Brick break, Arrow Snap & Rebar Bending along with other experiential methodologies, she is certified in Adult Learning Techniques & Trainer Core Competencies by Dale Carnegie Institute. read more..
Group Captain P Venugopal,
Shaurya Chakra(Retd), Executive Coach, Adviser, Principal Consultant
Academically, Venugopal is a postgraduate in Economics, Military Science and Finance. He is trained as an OD consultant by the Netherlands based Institute named Management for Development Foundations (MDF) South Asia. He is also trained in Moderation Techniques by Dr. Ulrich Gartner of the Asian Management Institute (AMI), Switzerland. He is also trained in Yoga. Presently he is carrying out Corporate Executive Coaching after having been trained in Coaching and is also an Advanced NLP, and Gestalt Practitioner. He voluntarily retired from Indian Air force while working as the Joint Director (Finance) at Air Headquarters, New Delhi.
He has been carrying out Leadership Development programmes across the entire organisation for Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions India for the last eleven years. Has carried out Leadership development programmes `Tata Engineering’ (Pune). Has also carried out Change Management programmes for CUMI (IC) Hosur (Thamilnadu). His present clients include, to name a few , Nike India , Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions Ltd , Titan Industries Ltd. Tata tele Services Bangalore etc . read more..
Certified Coach from Erickson Coaching International
An executive with over 17 years of diverse experience, Preeti is able to inspire leaders to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching naturally aligns with her passion to help people develop and provides support to enhance the skills, resources and creativity that the individual already has. She challenges the assumptions and thoughts that are disabling the individual to move forward.
Having gained a professional coaching qualification, Preeti has coached and mentored across organizations in the not-for-profit and charity sector on a pro-bono basis. She has refined her own unique style of authentic, results-driven coaching by using coaching methodology and robust tools like Hogan. Her coaching style is to build a strong, trusting relationship, giving honest feedback that allows an individual to maximize their potential, whilst exploring and developing their strengths. The foundations of her approach include building rapport, supporting and challenging people in an empathetic way. read more..
Certified coach from Erickson International
Is an Erickson certified graduate and talent management professional with amazing ability to collaborate with teams and work with business leaders on various talent development initiatives.
Being a Coach her mantra for life is “Take It Easy”. She believes that each one of us has innate abilities to handle the hustle bustle of our daily routines and show-up in our best forms all the times. She assists executives to identify their innate capability of handling various challenging roles in their personal and professional lives. read more..
Head South, Erickson Coaching
An experienced Business Development Professional with a demonstrated history of working in a Human Capital consulting firm. Saurav joined Erickson Coaching International in 2014, and is responsible for Business Development and management of open programs. Currently, as a Senior Client Partner with Inspire Coaching Systems, Saurav works closely with many clients in identifying training requirements & thereafter working towards closing those gap areas.
Saurav has been recognized for strong work ethic and respected as a contributing player through consistent collaboration with co-workers, integrity, and commitment to success.
Saurav is an Engineer and a Management Graduate in Marketing. In his free time, he simply likes to network. He believes that the wider his network of contacts, the more opportunities he will have down the road!
Professional Certified Coach(PCC)
S.V. Balaji is a Professional Certified Coach(PCC) with International Coach Federation.
He is a dynamic and results-focused Senior professional with over 20 years of rich experience in Sales Management, Business Development and Distribution Management. During his corporate tenure he worked with IDBI Federal Life Insurance, Reliance Life Insurance, Integrated Enterprises, where he handled large teams & huge organization turnovers, with an intuitive, strong business sense and uncompromising commitment towards employee and customer retention.
Balaji is an expert in addressing the performance and productivity challenges faced by mid-sized organizations. He provides a comprehensive assessment of current sales practices, undertakes gap analysis, provides consulting on new strategies, process and also closely associates with the company by reviewing its implementation. He also provides Coaching and mentoring support to help the organizations' effectively implement the new ideas.
Training & Development
Charu, is the Head-open programs for Inspire Coaching systems, and is responsible for conducting the Public programs of Inspire Coaching Systems and Erickson Coaching International.
She is an MBA, with a professional experience of around 8 years, in the space of training & coaching. She has started her career with FranklinCovey in 2008, where she developed herself from an Individual contributor to handling a team for North region. She is a team player & a result oriented person, who believes in leading through example.
Charu joined Inspire coaching Systems in 2015, and been handling various roles of Business Development, Program Designing & Open programs. Currently she is actively involved in the In-house training customization, Program designing and Client Engagement for Erickson graduates.
Executive coach, Cross-cultural communication mentor
Militza is a conscious entrepreneur, dedicated coach, and a fierce traveler. Her passion is to help you thrive in abundance.
Personal excellence and innovation emerge when we dare to explore the landscape out of the comfort zone. Militza believes that that is where true potential for extraordinary growth lies and she offers trust, inspiration, and support to her clients on that journey. As a result they make a mark they can be proud of and experience deep sense of security, self-contentment and gratitude.
Militza is owner of two ethical fashion brands – one based out of India and the other one out of USA. She’s an advocate of conscious business as a way to make positive impact on people’s lives and apply environmentally sustainable practices.
As a young leader she’s co-founded and established the first national school students association in Serbia, UNSS . She’s worked as a project manager and lobbyist with relevant European organization like OBESSU, EYF, Council of Europe, and European Commission. As an international youth trainer and youth leadership consultant Militza has worked for UNCEF and a number of other NGOs in Europe. She’s co-founded a community education centre for families with disadvantaged background in Varanasi, India.
Since 2011 Militza’s lived and worked in six countries in South East Asia mentoring and coaching business owners and non-profit project leaders, empowering sustainable community development, and studying in-depth cross-cultural communication. She’s traveled the world on the mission of supporting her clients to discover their purpose, tap into their resourcefulness, plot their authentic path and make their ideas become successful, impactful ventures.
Militza’s academic and reach non-formal education reflect her curiosity and adventure spirit. She’s an engineer of architecture, soft skills and sustainable development trainer, and student of Erickson Coaching Institute.