"He is a leader and a coach - guiding people in the science and art of managing large organizations, navigating the complexities of globally matrixed organizations, and at a personal level developing global presence. It's been a privilege working and learning with him, and I'd highly recommend the opportunity to leverage his guidance and insights in leadership development."
- Anurag Bahadur, Director Global Support at Citrix
"Rajeev is an exceptional leadership coach and someone who is truly passionate about creating world class leaders. Rajeev's humility and rare ability to connect at a personal level put me at ease. He also made an effort to understand and empathise with my organisational context before he could start coaching. if you have someone like Rajeev as a coach, you can be sure of some amazing outcomes! "
- Ramakrishna NK, CEO Rangde.org
"Rajeev is a great leader and a great leadership coach. In particular he is a fantastic mentor for senior exec levels. When I started my own company SenseCheck Rajeev helped me as an informal coach for marketing myself and my services."
- Vidya Sridharan, Director Consultant, SenseCheck.in
"Rajeev created a highly conducive environment for self-learning, self-reflectin, and self-awareness. I thoroughly enjoyed the journey of finding my inner self, my emotions and how those are contributing to the actions that I take in my personal and professional life. The sessions spent with Rajeev and the techniques taught by him have helped me become a better leader and above all a better human being."
- Manishi Sharma, Delivery Head, Verizon
"Rajeev teaches one to be a value creator in the truest sense. His keen eye for detail, holistic ideas and their application to perspectives and situations are incredibly valuable. On a personal level he is always approachable as a mentor and is your “go to” person in times of need."
- Sangeetha Raghuram, Head - Corporate Communications at HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited
"Apart from his knowledge and experience in his field of specialization, Rajeev is adept at Talent Management in all its forms."
- Abhay Valsangkar, Head-Consulting at AAYAAM
"Rajeev made us think of the business priorities, broad areas where we must make a difference and then, making it super effective at the grass root levels as well."
- Sunil Khunteta, Director Oracle Software Support
Rajeev's coaching session had been a great experience to discover opportunities within, unlearn and relearn to be a better person.
Shyam Middela, Delivery Head, Verizon
Rajeev’s advise is always relevant and always pushing us to a solution. The time he spends with his students is the time when he is fully present and engaged.
Ramu Kallepalli, CEO, Travel Spice
Rajeev has been my mentor and coach right from my time at Oracle and till date. He is always willing to listen and provide his invaluable inputs when needed.
Shekar Ganapathy, Senior Director, VMware
Coaching provided helped in establishing key critical functions with High-touch teams cutting across geographies, manage senior stake holders across demographics (EC Level), Establish relationship with key stake holders, Empowerment to take critical decisions & Drive culture of change effectively.
Kapil Bhatia, APAC Contact Center Lead, Philips
Rajeev had been my mentor during my stint in Toastmasters community and had coached me in preparing and delivering speeches. He had provided valuable guidance on how to crystallize thoughts into meaningful writing and provided various techniques in evaluation of speeches.
Arun Sarathy, Senior Manager, L&T Infrastructure Finance
Rajeev's coaching enabled me to look at my business from a different perspective and most importantly helped me to continue believing in the business and staying on course.
Amitha Singh, Entrepreneur, Digital Marketeer, Writer & Mentor
It was a great experience to be coached by Rajeev in 2013. He is very calm and supportive of new ideas. Rajeev is also very well planned and has good coaching abilities to guide entrepreneurs and manage egos at the highest level. Rajeev is very humble and friendly which makes it easier for him to gain the confidence of people who work with and look up to him. I wish him the very best for his coaching career. Thank you.
Rohan Sahu, Director, Technology, Globus Thenken
Rajeev is an effective business coach who understands the objectives and the nuances very comprehensively and provide coaching which would lead to implementable and effective solutions. His 'easy to approach' nature and friendly demeanour brings his mentees closer to him and be open with him.
Devakumar Ramamoorthy, Head - Legal at Verizon Data
As someone who was stepping up to the role of team lead somewhat reluctantly, Rajeev helped in allaying a lot of the fears and also in identifying few key ways in which i could help my team reach their potential. It's always a pleasure to speak to Rajeev. His candid feedback delivered in an easy manner helped overcome any reservations i had about executive coaching. Thanks for all your help, Rajeev !
Tanvi Negi, Rangde.org
Rajeev’s coaching had been extremely useful, helped me take major decisions confidently inspite of being a first-time entrepreneur and couldn't have asked for more.
Srihari Maneru, CEO, Almabase
Rajeev has tremendous experience on all areas of business, customer and employees. His experience, Integrity and ability to see thru the issues, helps him give practical, objective and constructive guidance, feedback. I’ve always found my interactions with Rajeev very useful.
Balasundara Raj, Senior Director, Oracle
Rajeev's coaching has always been practical and a great learning experience. From the minutest details to the high level picture, Rajeev has an eye on everything. There is immense learning in Rajeev's coaching engagement and I always look back and pick essence of my learning in my scope of work.
Murali Nayak, Associate Vice President - Tally Solutions Pvt Ltd
Was an good experience working with Rajeev, helped unravel hidden insights. His analogies helped me realise what part of me need to change!
Venkat Palla, Senior Manager, American Cyber Systems
Rajeev was wonderful to work with. He challenges me to become better in every interaction. He is extremely positive and encouraging. Love working with him.
Neehar Cherabuddi, CEO, DoctorC
Was an good experience working with Rajeev, helped unravel hidden insights. His analogies helped me realize what part of me need to change!
Venkat Palla, Senior Manager, American Cyber Systems
Rajeev has coached me on several aspects of executive leadership involving transition into new roles. He has also helped me find resources and content on several management related topics. Overall it has been a great experience knowing him and learning from him. Thx.
Yashwanth Thota, Director, Salesforce
Rajeev is an excellent executive coach and a thorough professional. I am associated with Rajeev for 17 years and he has made significant contributions in shaping up my career and my leadership style. I have got immense learning from my interactions with Rajeev and am very fortunate to be associated with him. I Wish Rajeev all the very best.
Rajib Das, Senior Vice President, Mitel
Rajeev was excellent as a Coach. Great Listener and his solution are always practical. He is direct with his feedback and observations and yet kind enough to give credit to personality traits.
Vishnu Prabhu, VMware
I have taken coaching from Rajeev Shroff on various areas like Career planning/Investment planning/Startup and New Tech evaluation practices etc. He has been a great mentor and coach providing meaningful insights and tips in these subject areas.
Pradyumn Lavaniya, Director - Cloud Technology, Oracle India
Rajeev has been instrumental in guiding me through complex issues at workplace. He helped understand how to work in a matrixed environment and also manage diverse teams across the globe.
Ranga Rao, Director, Avaya
Coaching helps aspiring leaders define their direction through a series of powerful and purposeful conversations.
It’s important to define the chosen direction in context of the leader’s personal values and their true unrealized potential. Both values and potential are unraveled further through use of powerful tools as part of the coaching process.
Executive coaching as a means to improve one’s skills and abilities is a fairly recent phenomenon within organizations as a favorable activity for up-and-comers or personnel in the C-Suite.
Benefits of Executive Coaching
It is said that the explosion of the executive coaching activity occurred because it simply works. Executive coaches use tools and methodologies such as 360-degree feedback or psychological assessments to guide the coaching relationship.
Elements of a Successful Executive Coaching Relationship
The ultimate purpose of enlisting an executive coach is to assist in improving the personal and professional growth of managers and executives which will positively influence their leadership, co-workers and direct reports.
The Executive Coach
The Executive Coach should be selected based on their ability to identify an effect approach for coaching. A Harvard Business Report recommends that if a coach is unable to identify the methodology they will use, then organizations should continue looking for a coach that can articulate their approach for coaching.
The Manager or Executive
It is important when entering a coaching relationship that manager or executive coach is also committed to the process of being coached. They should “have fierce desire to learn” as stated in the Harvard Business Review Research Report, in order to be open to the feedback given by the assessment methodology.
The Coach and Manager or Executive Relationship
The crux of success for executive coaching comes through the relationship between the coach and the manager or executive. The relationship begins with ensuring that the selected coach (either by the client or the client’s organization) is a good match with the manager or executive to be coached.
Finally, it is important that the organization of the manager or executive supports the executive coaching experience and relationship. Read More