Thursday, July 12, 2012

Global Executive Coaching Community of Practice: Are Coaches ready for new age executives?

Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 by International Coach Federation

ICF has invited me to facilitate this CP, earlier called a Special Interest Group. I have great pleasure in inviting you for the next session of this GEC CP.

This community is about its members, not the facilitator; it’s also about what the members want to talk about and learn in terms of practice. ICF objective for the CP is resource development, based on which attendees gain CCEU.

I have been part of this community when Hannah facilitated the interactions and also made a presentation of cross-cultural influences on executives. The interactivity and contribution from members will continue and as possible, enhance. With an Asian executive coach with a spiritual leaning facilitating the community, its direction may perhaps be more international and more transformational.

I have over 40 years of corporate experience, more than 20 as CEO and at least in one case of building a billion dollar plus group with a dozen multinational joint ventures. I now coach executives, train coaches for ICF credentials, teach at Business Schools, write books and work with start up operations and disadvantaged, when I am not spending time with my wife of nearly 40 years and the stray dogs that have adopted us at Bangalore.

If you want to know a bit more, do look up my profile, blog and tweets at!/zentocoach.

I look forward to hearing from you about what you would like to discuss in this community and also what you can present or talk about. With globalization of economies, executives across the world have similar concerns on work life balance, corporate social values and environment, as much as the traditional concerns of how to advance one’s career and create wealth. Differences in age, gender, ethnicity and locale add elements of diversity and complexity.

As coaches, how can we contribute to an executive’s awareness in his or her journey of self-discovery? At what point does the transaction of outcomes transcend into the transformation of mind-set?

I tend to combine Western Science and Psychology with Eastern Spirituality and Mysticism, in both of which I have a background of intense learning.

I look forward to our first session together on 1 August at 12 PM US Eastern Time, as always Noon on First Wednesdays. Call and recording access details too are the same as before:

Access Number: 1-212-457-9879
Participant PIN: 622186#

Ram Ramanathan
Playback Access Number: 212-457-9846
Playback Reference: 333726#

CCEU for sessions attended will as before be based on submission of passwords to facilitator. My mail id is

The subject for the first 1 August CP session can be viewed here, relating to Maslow's Need Hierarchy as related to Coaching.


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