Our coaching enables diverse individuals – mid-career professionals, change leaders and entrepreneurs, women leaders, in reimagining your career and work and taking charge of your own personal and professional growth with confidence. Our expert coaches create a space for exploration, clarifications and stock taking in the spheres of work roles and life journey. This impacts individuals both professionally and personally by helping them to proactively enhance effectiveness, taking actions towards goals and improving well being.
Why is coaching so important?
As the levels of complexity and change increase exponentially, so does our need for being able to simplify this complexity and what it means to us. In today’s environment, we believe that everyone can gain immensely from coaching. Even leaders like Bill Gates and Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google, testify to the tremendous benefit that coaching can bring to individuals by giving them real and supportive feedback to improve.
Coaching gives perspective, enabling you to focus on what’s really most important and in an increasingly busy, distracted and challenging environment that we are all in, this focus and perspective can elevate your effectiveness several notches.
Coaching is different from managerial feedback and allows you to approach difficult issues without feeling constricted by organizational requirements. Even when coaching is sponsored by the organization, confidentiality between the coach and client ensures that you get a safe space which is supportive and challenging.
The coach holds up a mirror so you see what is holding you back and what strengths you should amplify. You may also see things more objectively and with greater clarity, generating more options and perspectives.
Often you may feel stuck because you don’t have a goal which inspires you or you are caught between conflicting goals. Coaching helps to uncover your motivations, needs and values and thereby find goals which are more aligned with these.
In career coaching particularly, individuals often acquire much more clarity on professional goals which are energizing and meaningful, thereby getting unstuck. Coaching also helps to track these goals and put into place, habits and practices to achieve these goals.
Every individual has different skill sets, strengths and goals and coaching helps to create a personalized learning and skill development plan which aligns these. Through psychometric tools and assessments, individuals can become aware of their strengths and patterns and learn how to work on these.
Coaches can also guide individuals on developing specific skills such as communication, assertion, delegation, managing conflicts etc.
Our coaching is customized to your needs, wants, goals, or vision for where you want to go, and we help you design steps for getting there. We offer Career change/transition Coaching where we simplify your career change/transition challenges, Leadership Coaching where we coach leaders and people managers to develop agility and growth mindsets and Personal Growth Coaching which expands self awareness and leads to greater effectiveness in pursuit of personal and professional goals.
Our coaching is highly responsive to your needs including in-person, online coaching, one-on-one and group formats.
Career transition and career change can make you feel lonely, confused and overwhelmed. Our coaching process helps you to make quicker and more successful career changes – from finding the right role aligned to your skills and interests to getting clarity on your future career direction.
In a VUCA world, change and disruption are continuously experienced realities for individuals and organizations. Our personal growth coaching helps you to build your capacity for inner agility and develop a growth mindset.
We enable leaders to lead through times of uncertainty and change, by deeply tapping into understanding who they are, what they can do, where they are going and acquiring the ability to influence their communication, emotions and behavior on the way to getting there.
Switch to Success is a FULLY ONLINE CAREER DEVELOPMENT program to enable you to develop or even change your career. Register at kavyata.in/switch-to-success/ The workshop consists of 10 online webinars of 2.5 hours each.
Urja is a workshop for mid-career professionals who may be feeling uncertain, stuck or challenged to take the next growth step in their careers. Hear what Urja participants have to say about how they benefited from Urja. Register at https://www.kavyata.in/urja/
Urja is a workshop for mid-career professionals who may be feeling uncertain or stuck in their careers. How does Urja create a shift for mid-career professionals – learn about the process and what you can expect at Urja. Register at https://www.kavyata.in/urja/
As careers become more non-linear and the future of work demands constant reinvention, have you thought about how you are going to reinvent yourself? And especially at mid-career? Know more about our coaching for reinvention at https://www.kavyata.in/coaching/
Portfolio careers are exciting, offer great variety in terms of using your different kinds of skills and they are also tough and intense. In this episode of Switch – the show on preparing for the future of work, listen to Dipankar Mukherjee as he shares the ups and downs of building a portfolio career.
Career Transition Coaching : After taking two years of an education sabbatical I reached out to Kavita as I was trying to re-enter my career. She is a highly professional and perceptive individual. An astute listener who takes in a lot before providing a very clear perspective and direction - both of which were very important to me as I was trying to second guess myself. Definitely someone I would like to see as a coach as I navigate my career transition.
Career Transition Coaching : "As I worked through my transition, the sessions with Kavita helped in several ways - holding the space and helping me understand that many of the emotions I was feeling were par for the course, helping me reflect and look at the issue in new and different ways that went around some of my own blocks, and also opening myself to new possibilities and breaking out of old patterns of behaviour. All of this was grounded in getting to know myself better through the sessions and through specific tools that Kavita brought to the work. Within a few sessions, I had far greater clarity on the path ahead."
Career Transition/Change Coaching & Workshops : Kavita is a professional who naturally manages to make you feel at ease. She is empathetic while simultaneously encouraging and challenging you to find your own answers. Kavita has facilitated career development and career transition workshops for our MBA students and Executive MBA students at IIM Amritsar. The different dimensions related to one's career and how can that be intertwined with personal reflections is how she centers most of her sessions. This is extremely useful as we go into the new future of work, where each person will have a unique career path and will have to rely on self-awareness of strengths, skills and values to navigate their career. Kavita's approach is totally non-judgmental and the sessions are really focused on you and on what you want to achieve.
Career & Personal Growth Coaching : I had connected with Kavita at a time I was going through a low in my professional life. During the several weeks of my interaction, I got an opportunity to introspect and look at aspects of my life from a different prism. In particular, some areas I found helpful were: 1. The Wheel of life, 2. Making the most of the cards we are dealt, 3. Personality tests that helped me understand my personality type and the reason I was responding in a particular manner, 4. Some implementable ideas I could work on, to get out of the 'professional shell' at that time. I am thankful to her for getting the negativity out of my life then. I would recommend Kavita as a mentor for anyone looking for a guiding star for his/ her professional journey.
Leadership Coaching: "As HR & People Head, I had nominated some of our senior members to a leadership development workshop designed and facilitated by Kavita. I am happy to say that we got what we were expecting and more. Kavita is a fantastic coach and facilitator who can create impactful shifts for people at the emotional and intellectual level. Her style of coaching which is supportive and still challenging, helped our leaders to accept and drive their own change processes instead of resisting it. I would recommend Kavita and her colleagues for leadership development/coaching which is truly transformative and helps people get unstuck."
I found a very supportive coach in Kavita who listened deeply to me. Not many people do that these days. She understood where I came from, did not have any preconceived notions about anything or anyone and did not judge me for my thoughts and beliefs. She guided me on how to overcome my limitations and I followed up on that. It really helped. My mid-career transition from construction sector to consulting would have been much more challenging without this support.
Leadership & Personal Growth Coaching: "I was looking for coaching to help me grow in my career. Executive coaching can be tricky if you don't find the right coach and after speaking to three other coaches, I had a discovery coaching conversation with Kavita. We almost immediately hit it off and at the end of the session, she summarized my needs so perfectly, that I decided to sign up with her. Kavita is an extremely good listener and that is so important as she allows you to speak out everything that you've been carrying around so long. This then enables her to provide you with the right structure and tools to work with to achieve what you long for. Her questionnaires made me dig deeper and think about things I had never paid attention to. She has a knack to break down overwhelming situations into achievable goals and then ensuring we are tracking progress together. It's a journey she chooses to be on. I am so glad to have met her and recommend her to anyone who is looking for a coach with patience, someone who can help you break your old patterns and provide you the structured process in which you can achieve your goals."
Career Change Coaching: "I highly recommend Kavyata for any mid-career professional looking/thinking about a switch in their career. Kavita brings her experience and a very empathetic approach to guide us through the process. I have had other career coaches before but I find that the coaching with Kavita has been the best so far - it’s a good mix of understanding oneself first and combining it with our aspirations. This is unique."
Participant at Urja, a mid-career transition program: "I was at a crossroads in my career and I needed to make a thoughtful choice about the kind of role I wanted to continue playing in my organization. I was on the verge of taking up significant additional responsibility which would allow me to have much more impact through my work. But this step had to be taken weighing against certain personal decisions and consequences of my taking up this role. This confusion was what made me participate in Urja - Kavyata's workshop for mid-career change. Urja helped me to develop comfort with the current ambiguities. I came to know about how working on certain behaviours could help me achieve more output for my role and take on more responsibility without being overwhelmed. Engaging with new people helped open up and experiment without fear of being judged. There was lot of noise and discomfort within me, during the initial phase of the workshop. Trying to find answers was difficult. Facilitators gave me confidence to stay connected with the process till the end and that helped me to overcome the discomfort and trust on the process and have patience. The answers started coming out very elegantly at the end of the workshop and that was a ‘Aha’ moment!"
Personal Growth Coaching: "We are living and working in a rather rapidly evolving world that demands a creative, innovative approach for individual as well as organisation success! As I worked my way up the ladder, I have actively engaged in coaching with Kavyata, a couple of times and found both times the process helped me think and act differently by making me more aware of my own self and my environment. It helped me acquire a fluidity of perspectives, approaches and behaviours that helped me lead effectively through ambiguity. The need to own our (and our team's) outcomes is far higher in 2020 than a few years ago - a broader perspective and a creative, intrapreneurial approach is key to thrive in this brave new world we inhabit!"
Participant at Urja, a mid-career transition workshop: "Urja was the much needed pause which gave me the time to reflect and get clarity. I attended Kavyata's flagship program Urja in April 2019.The timing of the workshop was very apt given my own context of feeling the need to pause, examine, reflect and align. And living up to its name, Urja gave me the space to get in touch with my own energies and helped me reimagine and reorganise my personal and professional goals. The workshop was facilitated primarily by Kavita in a powerful yet gentle way. She drew on some insightful techniques of visualization, bodywork and deep reflection methodologies that made the experience memorable. I recommend this workshop for everyone who is feeling the need to reimagine and re energize, especially at mid-career."
Career Change Coaching: "The coaching helped me uncover a few hidden problems which were making my career transition complicated. I was able to see clearly where my interest lies and identify what I could do to pursue those interests. I also benefited from having a clear strategy to reach out to my mentors and ask for support. I am happy to say that the coaching process enabled me to make a shift in my career change process and move to a new role within 3 months."
Participant in Urja, a mid-career transition workshop: "Urja is a unique process of gifting yourself a space where one can safely and deeply explore and observe one’s own experiences, behavior patterns and self-limiting / self-promoting thought processes that make the glasses through which we see ourselves, and our world. It is a space where everyone is equal – fellow participants and facilitators – all adding to each others’ experiential journey. No other training program (I have attended and facilitated quite a few) touches the depth of feelings and thoughts, the way this program does, leaving behind a strong sense of liberation and self-realization. So if you are someone having questions about your current situation and how you can change it, if you think you deserve better, if you feel adrift and uncomfortably out of control, if you feel a deeper understanding of your own needs and emotions would help you interact with the world around you better – this may just be the space you may want to gift yourself."
Participant at Urja, mid-career transition workshop: "I attended Urja in April 2019, at the time I was taking on a significantly larger leadership role in my organization. I must say it was a turning point in my leadership journey - I had grown organically as a leader till then and Urja gave me a chance to reflect on my approach to leadership. It completely transformed me and gave me a much better understanding of myself. Now I know where to focus on. I realised that self-awareness is so important. I liked the activities and experiences, especially the plotting the emotions on a timeline. The way the program was conducted made it easy to absorb what I needed the most - the beautiful, natural setting, the evening discussions over the bonfire and the treks all created a fantastic ambience for me to really take a pause and re-energize."
Career Development Group Coaching : "Kavita had facilitated a very engaging, interactive workshop on Career Development in the Future of Work. There was a great mix of self-reflection activities, group exercises and assessments, which helped me in understanding myself and my goals, identify strengths and transferable skills. This was an excellent input for me in planning my overall career development and also learning what will drive career success for me in the long term."
Career Development Group Coaching: "I had a chance to attend Kavyata's session at IIM Kozhikode. During the session, I reflected on my personality and understood how do I behave in certain situations. I reflected on my strengths and weaknesses. I got a lot of useful learning about my areas of improvement and also about how to communicate in a better way during interviews and meetings in formal settings. What I liked especially was Kavita's easy and engaging style of conducting the workshops - there was plenty of opportunity to share our views, ask questions not only limited to the workshop content, learn from each other and think deeply. The reflections and learnings are going to stay with me for my future career development too."
Career Development Online Courses: "The webinars and sessions facilitated by Kavita were extremely valuable - I got some great pieces of advice on how do I respond to the Covid19 situation in terms of my career preparation in the present, near term as well as the longer-term future. Kavita helped me to differentiate between short and long term career goals, which were otherwise confusing me and making it difficult to commit to steps to work on them. The learnings from the sessions reinforced some of my personal plans and also opened up some new avenues that I hadn't thought of earlier. The tips on resume building were brilliant and actionable, something that I implemented immediately. I would certainly recommend attending Kavyata's online sessions, for understanding how to draw up highly actionable career development plans."
My experience with Urja has been incredible and way too worthwhile - with lot of ifs and but - why do I do need - do I actually need it and what not ? But once I stepped into the SPACE - the space uncovered so many aspects of my own self - SELF REALISATION of beauty with in you. We spend so much time and money on holiday and leisure and come back with just a relaxed body — but if any one needs to really rejuvenate the soul - URJA is one stop destination.
Coaching is a process focused on helping you reach your personal and professional goals. Typically, this is accomplished through a series of 1-on-1 sessions (deep dive conversations) where you work closely with your coach, who is a trained professional who specializes in helping you achieve your greatest potential in life. A professional coach can offer a variety of tools and techniques while providing an objective perspective.
In the coaching we do at Kavyata, we focus on three pillars fundamental to growth, whether in personal or professional realms: clarity, confidence, and courage. We help our clients achieve clarity (around goals, vision, skills, strengths, motivations etc) enhance their confidence (even when there is uncertainty) and expand their courage to take new actions.
The coaching relationship and process is focused on working with your needs, wants, goals, or vision for where you want to go, and then designing steps for getting there. The choice of the goals and their priority will be based on each client’s specific needs e.g. career transition, professional growth, self-awareness, inter-personal effectiveness, developing leadership skills and mindsets etc.
The coaching process is meant to facilitate ‘growth’. The chief meaning of growth here is a positive driving force for better choices and better actions in all kinds of realms. Coaching is a systematic process typically directed at fostering the on-going self-directed learning and growth of the client.
Coaching is a goal-oriented, solution-focused process in which your coach works with you to help you
You also learn to take suitable actions to meet your overall goals for the coaching.
While coaching can be beneficial at various stages in your life and career, it tends to work best when there is a pull towards it e.g. you are unhappy or stuck in your career/life, you find yourself at a dead end or in a rut and are unsure of what to do, you want to make a significant career/life transition or you want to accelerate your growth and expand your potential etc
You will derive the most from working with a coach, if you are seeking one or more of the following
You need to have a chemistry check with anyone you might be considering as a potential coach. During this conversation, get a sense of whether the coach leaves you feeling more confident about your strengths and abilities, provides new perspectives and has personally gone through some of the struggles/concerns you are facing. If your answer to these is yes, then you know you are in good hands and you can choose that particular coach.
This depends on your specific goals, but generally, it takes multiple sessions to create meaningful progress. At Kavyata, we find that those who get the most from the coaching, commit to certain goals they aim to achieve over a 120 day period, as significant change doesn’t happen overnight. During this time, about 6 in-depth sessions take place. We usually move forward 2 sessions at a time, so you feel you are getting the most value and you decide how many such blocks of 2 sessions you need.
There are 2 simple ways in which you can assess if coaching is working for you – 1) after every coaching session, you feel that you have learned something new about yourself and have more clarity on factors affecting your problem/situation 2) at the end of a coaching session, you feel energized by a new perspective you have gained, a new action that you have discovered you can take.
Coaching works for you if it can help you move the needle on Clarity, Confidence or Courage. This is an additive process too, every session builds on these from the previous sessions and leads you towards new and better actions for yourself.
The best way to get started is to request an introductory “chemistry” consultation (typically free) where you briefly discuss your current situation and where you want to go. Schedule a free discovery session here. During this conversation, you will get a feel for whether our coaches can help you and support you in your goals. You can also read the testimonials of other people we have coached. Once you are sure that you want to work with us, let us know and we will help you in determining the number of sessions, next steps etc.
Certainly. We work with people from across the globe – Singapore, Middle East, Indonesia, Germany, Switzerland, UK and USA and our home country India of course. Now after covid19, we have all become adept at using online mediums like Zoom, Google Meet to have high quality conversations and discussions and coaching is no different.
Our coaching is meant to support you in different kinds of personal and professional goals.
Coaching for mid-senior executives and senior leaders to help you grow your leadership abilities, especially your skills and mindsets in being able to work with and influence people impactfully. We help you understand your leadership strengths and blind spots. This is best for you if you have at least 10 plus years of experience, are leading a team already or want to make a transition from an individual contributor to a leadership role
You will benefit from career coaching if you are feeling stuck in your career, not achieving growth, or you want to make a career transition or career change. This is best for you if you have anywhere from 5 plus years of experience.
If you want support in dealing with diverse aspects of your life – professional growth, relationships, holistic work, finding meaning and purpose through your work, then personal growth coaching will be best for you.