Apart from ‘ on the job ‘ coaching opportunities I’ve had in my 26 + years of enriched Corporate career , I’ve completed 150 + hours of coaching in recent months , some became my coachees because they were my Peers & Friends & some became my Peers & Friends because they were my coachees .

This set of my coachees represent a varied mix of Industry , Skill set & Level of seniority . Here are excerpts from is what they have to say to a common question :

Please write brief evaluation of coaching & feedback for your coach. 

”  My coach was extremely patient and pleasant throughout all of the sessions.  He demonstrated good listening skills and was able to immediately help me reflect and guide my thinking when I struggled to find those answers or solutions that were right for me.  He made me feel comfortable and helped me realize that there were no wrong or right answers or solutions to the questions or problems; I had to discover what would work for me and help me be successful.

 He has an abundance of experiences and knowledge working with people, so he easily knew when to use analogies and stories to help clarify my thinking and some of the questions he asked me.  His teaching experience and knowledge of diverse cultures and people just confirmed for me how people are more alike than different and the importance of relationships and knowing people.

 His knowledge of business and corporate practices also enhanced the coaching sessions.  It was easy for me to connect my experiences and knowledge of leadership in education to the questions, stories, and analogies he shared.  I will add many of his stories/analogies were not connected to the business; they were connected to life in general!

 I think one of the greatest strengths demonstrated by coach was his ability to help me reflect and summarize what I took away from each session. 

 Yatin, was professional at all times and appropriately used humor during the sessions.   This was truly a great coaching experience for me!  I highly recommend Yatin for coaching any area. ”

Deborah E. Jones — Greensboro , USA


My Coach, Yatin is a very matured, well read and highly self-aware person. He has a very good sense of humour which he uses occasionally to make a point, which is very good.

 As a Coach, he was always respectful and never once gave a feeling of a person whose knowledge level was far higher than mine. He never gave any suggestions and always listened patiently. I would also like to acknowledge him for sharing his knowledge/reflections liberally throughout the coaching sessions.

 Yatin was also very flexible, rescheduling the sessions as and when required. I found him to be very methodical, very punctual and always had a story to share.

 I am grateful to Yatin for agreeing to be my Coach and help me in my Coaching certification journey. ”

Mukesh Sharma– Bangalore , India ——————————————————————————————————-

Yatin came into the coaching experience structured with tools at hand and then I feel he realized the magic of letting go of the agenda to be in the ebb and flow with the client remaining very present with active listening to support client awareness, clarity and shifts.  He was clear and direct with sharing feedback and he went beyond what I said in assessing my concern with time, not getting hooked on my perception that “my time is so valuable.”  He paraphrased to ensure clarity and understanding with proper use of analogy and metaphor to show support, illustrate a point, paint a picture or clarify my perception.  He brought in tools he created for inspection and reflection to reframe perspective and shift to what will serve the client.  Yatin is a Creative Coach who is very committed and in this place is his greatness.  This was an enlightened coaching experience for me to which I am full of gratitude to have been coached by Yatin.

Stacey Cripps– Chicago  , USA —————————————————————————————————

As part of my ICA requirements I was looking for a peer coach and Yatin got in touch with me and offered to me his support by being my peer coach. He has a well set process of engaging the clients this consists of What is a coach to role and responsibility and expectations etc. and we went through this process.

In the 4 sessions I had with coach Yatin – I always found that there was complete presence of the coach in the sessions, he created a safe space for the discussions and values his and my time and he managed the sessions well with his goal being that I as his client find the answers for myself and he did not lead me to answers.

Coach Yatin came across to me as someone who is genuinely keen on supporting me as a client. I like his way of working, using analogies and life experiences as part of the sessions. “

Khalid Nizami , Singapore 


”   My coach is highly knowledgeable and is strongly equipped with all the required tools of an excellent coach. Listed below are some of his outstanding qualities:

 1.Yatin is highly disciplined.

 2.He maintains integrity of commitment.

 3.He is endowed with great listening skills.

4. He is highly motivating.

5.He is adept at enthusing life and verve in every coaching session.

6. His powerful questioning skills are par excellence.

7. He always follows the action plan closely.

8. He offers a very safe, secure and comfortable space for the client.

9. He adheres to the ICA core competencies with ease. ”

Sunita Chhibar — Mumbai , India —————————————————————————————————

I am extremely delighted with the professional approach with which Yatin managed the coaching engagement. His unique abilities are bringing intellection to the table, analogies, humor and powerful questioning. He has a natural talent in sharing perspectives in forms of stories and anecdotes. These help the coachee to reflect and give direction to a completely new perspective.
He also supported me adequately in instilling a sense of accountability within me for completing my actions.

Vidhya S  — Bangalore , India —————————————————————————————————

The Coach uses paraphrasing very effectively for reflection. I also found him quite willing to explore varied aspects like credit –debit analysis which would give me a more rounded  perspective as a client. Listening is good and so is use of silence. Another aspect is his use of  humour. Yatin brings in a lightness and that helped me as I was attaching too much significance to my issues.This also helped me to be more detached and to arrive at my own solutions . ”
Dhruv Sen  –Bangalore , India —————————————————————————————————

I have been very pleased the coaching received fromYatin.

During the sessions Yatin provided several very good “stories”, which were used actively to change perspective. It really helped me to increase my self-awareness.

All in all the sessions Yatin has help me achieving my goals of the coaching and feel much more confident with my own situation now after the coaching sessions.  ”

Lene Brendstrup — Beijing, China




3 thoughts on “Testimonials

  1. Hi Yatin, Good to read your latest blog of Donkeys and Horses – how real an issue. The challenge is that Managers tend to look for people they feel comfortable with not people who necessary fit the role. Ends up that a Donkey manager recruits a Donkey when they actually need a Horse or vice versa!

    • Thanks Krish , we missed talking to each other last week , but we will catch up . Just posted my latest blog — as always , yet another original piece — you will like it . Let me know how !

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