If you haven’t been coached by a high quality leadership coach, you are missing one of the highest ROI leadership hacks ever. It’s been a year for me and I remember articulating my coaching goal as “achieving a lightness of being”.
It was the peak of COVID first wave and we were staring down the barrel, wondering if our business and Industry could survive the next few weeks. I wanted to be sure I was reading and reacting well, that I was deserving of the faith my team had in me. We went on to have our best season in 15 years.
A year on, our business goals are twice as ambitious and the second wave is much worse. But we are better prepared. Calmer and more assured. And that’s what it’s about.
Being coached helped me achieve a calmer, lighter energy. Thank you so much Shweta. Being coached by you was a life gift.
Shweta is an extremely intelligent and calm professional. Her ability to see through the words and really get to the depth of an issue, to observe patterns in your behaviour, and to build a deep emotional connect with you makes her a great coach.
She is invested in my success and will constantly look for ways to help me seek my path. A path which emanates from my core values and life purpose.
It’s great to have her on my side and I would recommend her to all leaders who are looking to build outstanding teams.
Entrepreneurship is a lonely journey and an emotionally charged one. It’s a bit like crossing the widest river by feeling the pebbles, one step at a time. When the currents are strong and you feel the water rising - a coach like Shweta can really help by steadying your balance, bringing things back in focus and by guiding you to your best performance.
I'd recommend Shweta as a coach as you look for support to better understand your core values, strengths, and your life's purpose. Her methods and techniques have brought me self awareness and clarified the deeper connection between why I do something in a particular way, my strengths, and my weaknesses. Sessions over the last three months have empowered me to handle various situations by focusing on my core strengths and values. Working with Shweta has given me a perspective towards approaching life and problems, something that I never had before. I would highly recommend Shweta as your professional coach.
Coaching with Shweta has been a transformational journey. She doesn’t let you hide any of the buried challenges that have been or could be potential barriers to become your best self.
While her coaching style is about letting you set your objectives and what you want to achieve, her astute insights keep rounding back to the core question till at the end of the journey you have enough tools and tricks to self-regulate to keep striving towards your purpose.
My sessions with Shweta have powered me to get into my flow, build a strong positive eco-system for myself, which I believe is a skill for life. As a result of this coaching, with a combination of conscious karma and grit - my mind is more open & secure than ever, opportunities that I didn't see before have become more visible. Fearlessness to have more open conversations in order to discover more avenues to growth has been the biggest highlight.
I was very lucky to have Mandira as a coach during a period of professional and personal transition (all in the midst of unexpected travails of the pandemic!). The foundation session that Mandira led me through was both a revelation and a reminder of my underlying motivations in work and in life. This was useful as following my decision to move from heading up a research initiative, into working on a PhD alongside being an expert contributor with a portfolio of projects. In this journey, the sessions with Mandira helped me consider how I could create a more fulfilling "life design". This helped me create deep alignment on my values and my choice of work.
Mandira has been able to ask the right questions at the right time, and has introduced me to frameworks to think reflexively and strategically about my professional choices, challenges and successes. Having a coach when transitioning from a large organisation to being an independent researcher helped me capitalise on the autonomy and flexibility, while also creating a practical "operational model" to remain purposeful, productive and accountable. I've enjoyed her company, and especially our laughs together despite the tumultuous times we live in! It was a pleasure to work with her as a coach, and I hope many others get the opportunity to do so.
My first tryst with clearly articulating my purpose happened when I worked with Shweta. I had a newfound energy around my business. It has helped me define how I conduct myself, my intention as well as how I do my work. I noticed that I instantly started attracting the right clients, and found it easier to walk away from the wrong deals to create space for the right work. I’ve traversed the journey from quitting my job to being a second chance entrepreneur. The second time round the same work with purpose is giving me infinite fulfilment and joy, far more value to my clients, and I find myself working with people I intrinsically like, who teach me something new everyday. The articulation of purpose sits in front of me everyday to remind me of the why of what I do!!
Shweta and I worked very closely together at The Education Alliance where she was a Senior Director. It was this early interaction with Shweta which gave me an inside view of how she operates. Shweta has a very clam and composed demeanour – a trait every great leader must acquire. We battled through many demanding projects with great ease because of Shweta’s leadership style and work ethic.
When Shweta told me about The Core Questin, it was a no brainer for me to nominate my senior team members to be coached by her because I knew what they would get. The past 12 months of working with and being coached by Shweta have been delightful. Her ability to respectfully poke deep at issues that help define ‘who you are’ and ‘where you are going’, in her signature calm and composed manner is what made the experience so wonderful.
I would really recommend working with Shweta to all those who haven’t asked themselves this question “How can I be a more effective leader?”
I signed up for coaching with Shweta, expecting to get some guidance to some persistent challenges. What I didn’t anticipate was that she’ll help me navigate to the core issue and seed a spark for the clear alternative ahead so quickly.
She helped me reflect on my journey, under soft nudges from her. I am pleasantly surprised by what I learned, and have started working in the direction that’s suddenly lit up. I believe Shweta has an unnatural knack of undoing the knots in your mind, at the right time.
Shweta is an exceptional coach and shifted what can feel like a daunting process and what is riddled with a feeling of "stuckness", feel instead like a process that allows your imagination, and sense of joy and meaning to come alive and guide you. She is an ideal coach for anyone who needs help finding their purpose and identifying what will help them thrive.
Shweta has a very simple and powerful way of guiding her sessions to help think through things in a very logical and structured manner, as well as create greater self-awareness.
Each session has been a journey of self-discovery, uncovering new ways of thinking about complex ideas and looking at ideas with a fresh perspective. After each session I have walked away with some concrete realisations and action items.
The entire process of coaching and aligning with my colleagues under Shweta’s guidance has been an extremely positive and constructive experience. I hope that the tools and techniques that I learn from here will always guide me.
Mentoring Shweta has been an immense pleasure for me. She fully immerses herself into each coaching engagement as a supportive partner to her clients, listening intently, offering keen observations, asking evocative questions, and tactfully challenging beliefs, while creating a safe and inviting space for her clients to fully open up and explore their inner landscape. Shweta’s acceptance, calm, curiosity, connectedness, and sense of fun engender a sense of trust and deeper discoveries for her clients.
My coaching sessions with Shweta have come at a point when my organization is crossing an inflection point - we are one of the few organizations to have grown 3x (in terms of size) during the Covid-19 pandemic.
At this juncture, being a part of the senior leadership team, I've had to dabble with key questions around myself as well as the organization - how do I tap into my inherent potential to lead the organization to the next level of growth? How can I build the right sort of team? How do I keep the core values of the organization intact as we continue to grow? How do I overcome personal biases/ shortcomings to be the best version of myself? And my conversations with Shweta have helped me navigate these questions in a safe space, with absolutely no judgements. Shweta only enables you to find your own answers and she does it so effectively. It has been a wonderful few months so far and I look forward to the next phase of my journey with The Core Questin!
Embarking on this journey of being coached is probably the best decision I made during the last year.
During my coaching sessions, I felt I was making a journey into my inner self. It was like a treasure hunt that finally landed me on a gold mine. This gold mine gave me a clear understanding of myself, my life’s purpose and my future self (my aspiration). This self-awareness equipped me with a compass that helped me navigate various situations. It cleared the confusions in my head and helped me focus on my ambition and play by my strengths while building our company. I could see a change in my focus and confidence levels and it translated to more client conversions and appreciations. While quite a lot of things worked in our favour, business grew by 1.5x inspite of 4 out-of-action months.
Coaching also made it easy for me to make choices in line with my aspirations. Today I feel so happy that I don’t have to look outside for advice anymore. I feel most of the answers are within me and I can always rely on the vision of my future self to give me the direction. This for me is the most powerful takeaway of Shweta’s coaching.
The coaching journey with Shweta started in a phase of life when I wanted to give my professional pursuits a whole new push. The focus of Shweta's coaching on purpose as a theme has helped me apply purpose in a much deeper way. That we come back many times in every session to who I am as a person - my core strengths, my values, and my hope for myself - makes the conversations originate from the best of me. I value much what Shweta brings to every session - simple strategies to make us connect with the core of ourselves, her complete faith in your potential, her giving 101% to the sessions, and her amazing ability to learn and synthesize. Together, we have visited and explored lands crucial to my professional development - my future self, aspects like my relationship with money or my areas of improvement, and most importantly my professional goals. I feel grateful for the outstanding coach I have had in Shweta.
The Coaching sessions with Shweta are a major milestone in my personal as well as professional growth journey. With her friendly guidance, I discovered so much about myself - including my core values. These have now become an integral part of my decision making process and have helped me in making a number of important professional decisions. Her calm demeanour and sharp insights guided me in identifying not just my strengths, but potential roadblocks to my growth as well. Our discussions helped me to define and clearly articulate my purpose, which has opened up a world of opportunities I never knew existed. Having identified my purpose, I am in a position to steer my career in a direction that is so much more fulfilling. I am so grateful to have met Shweta when I did. These sessions for me have been a gift that just keeps giving.
I got in touch with Rameet for coaching because I wanted to use relocation as an opportunity to do some self-work. Often as professionals, when work is going well and clients are appreciative, we don't see any cause or reason to reinvent the wheel. But, when the wheel is you- the counsellor, it is important to continue growing by gaining a deeper awareness about yourself. Having spent numerous weeks with Rameet, I am beyond satisfied with this journey I have undertaken. He is a patient listener and an insightful guide. I acknowledge that he makes time for me in the early hours of the day owing to the time difference. I appreciate the support I am getting, as I grow more aware of who I am and who I want to be.
I just wanted to share a quick note and let you know that I am forever grateful for the journey we went through. I’m so happy that I had the opportunity to work with you. The safe and caring space you hold made it “easy” for me to be with whatever that came up in our sessions. The way you made me feel like we were together in this, created the perfect container, where I felt safe to reveal and let go of the layers that hold me back, and to take a deeper look at what really wants to happen. Thank you, Rameet!
I knew I needed an experienced hand to guide me through some of my challenges on my leadership journey. Srikanth is an accomplished business leader with decades of executive experience under his belt. So when there was an opportunity to get coaching from him, I grabbed it with both hands.
Srikanth has been instrumental in helping me connect with my core values, understand my strengths and explore deeper insights about my motivations. His effective coaching style is down to him being an empathetic listener who provides a sounding board without offering any judgements or solutions. He has helped me arrive at my own conclusions and kept me honest with his insightful questions and observations, always bringing it back to my core and true self. Every session with him has brought me additional clarity, sharper focus and actionable insights. Srikanth also keeps me motivated to act on the proposed changes.
I have benefited greatly from Srikanth’s coaching and heartily recommend him
Mandira is an incredible coach. She has a unique ability in creating a safe, trusting space with immense compassion and belief in the resourcefulness of her coachee.
Her ability to hold her coachee (me) in immense positive regard, connect deeply and celebrate while enabling growth through probing questions, raising awareness through sharp insights and reflecting those back helped me tremendously during the coaching journey. As I came to each session with a different agenda, Mandira used all the tools and techniques of coaching to enable me to explore and execute, towards reaching my true potential for both personal and professional goals, while balancing fears and overcoming mental blocks.
I have moved forward tremendously to act and use my self-agency continuously and expansively thanks to Mandira's coaching style. Mandira was always very invested in my progress and helped me align my path to my whole self - my core values, natural strengths and life purpose .
I would highly recommend Mandira to anyone, looking to get on the journey of self-mastery and reaching their full potential.
I started coaching with Mandira when I was at a crossroads in my career and felt the need to figure out how to transition into a new industry. I went in not knowing what to expect from her coaching and it has ended up being one of the most meaningful decisions I have made.
Mandira is as insightful as she is empathetic and will make you dig deep within for answers you didn't know you had. She is able to guide you to get to the crux of the issue and find impactful solutions which can be implemented right away. For me, the biggest realization has been in terms of the quality and depth of self-reflection and awareness that she has brought out in me. This helped me discover my purpose for the career transition and what opportunities align with my drive, intention and skills.
This has made me more effective not only as a professional navigating a career transition but also in my personal relationships. No better companion than Mandira to join you on your coaching journey!
Srikanth got me started on a journey of self discovery and helped me challenge my self limiting beliefs. As a coach he was able to help me uncover my core strengths and learn how to use them for solving problems and challenges at work and in relationships. He has the ability to ask the right questions and this helped me gain clarity and purpose at a stage in life where I felt I was drifting and finding it hard to focus. He had the amazing ability to sense my energy even in a virtual session and made sure each session left me with higher energy levels than what I started with. He is passionate about helping people find their purpose and has the skill and maturity to guide without instructing, listen without judging. As an entrepreneur I have benefitted immensely from his coaching and I feel more confident of achieving my goals.