“There is no obstacle stronger than your strengths and
no barrier greater than your beliefs.”
Most influential leaders possess Executive Presence – that mysterious “X factor”. We know it when we see it, when it’s there.
Successful organizations have recognized that leaders must be able to coach their teams, and each other. Hence, they include coaching in their leadership development plans.
Coaching promotes clarity, creativity, breakthrough performance, and resilience, giving individuals and organizations a competitive edge in today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment.
Through coaching, we offer expert support that keeps you on track, and work with your individual circumstances to make real change happen.
We invite you to be an active participant in your own success and identify the core objectives of the coaching relationship by creating a concrete, measurable, outcome-based action plan to grow and develop their presence. This ensures that the benefits are clearly achieved and the return on investment is visible.
Our Coaching Philosophy.
We subscribe to the coaching philosophy which honors the client as the expert in his/her life. We use powerful performance tools and techniques such as neuroscience, emotional intelligence, mindfulness and social skills to further empower you with focus, insight and accountability.
This ensures that you can and WILL achieve consistent results.
Executive Presence Framework.
While executive presence can seem like an elusive sort of charisma, it rests upon a framework of
critical components and once leaders understand this framework they can leverage it to develop their
Coaching with Vinee Ajmera can help you to.
Who can benefit from Executive Presence Coaching?.
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Reputed Portfolio Management Firm
As the managing partner of a boutique portfolio management firm, I encouraged my team to approach me anytime they wanted. At one point I realised I was getting little time for my research and the business side of things as I’d keep getting distracted with routine operational queries. I identified the solution through my sessions with Vinee. I figured that instead of having an anytime open-door policy, it would be more efficient if I assigned an hour a day for walk-ins and Thursdays for longer team meetings and implemented this soon after. I’ve now started delegating tasks more consciously. This has triggered a collateral benefit - my team resolves most concerns and issues independently and this has sharpened their problem solving ability. I now have ample time to focus on my reading and big picture for business. Coaching works!
Having been a successful serial entrepreneur, I felt that my latest business was also doing well and generating seven-figure profits. My mentor however, felt that while my business was good she could not foresee an exceptional growth. I could not understand what led her to saing so, given my business had reached a fairly remarkable level of growth. I felt I was losing interest. Through my sessions with Vinee, I realized that it wasn’t interest that I had lost. I was into my business. It was the vision to look beyond the standard level of success. I hadn't attached a value or a specific monetary figure as a goal... one that would motivate me to step out of my comfort zone and drive me to the next level. This realization changed everything. It has worked wonders for me and my business! I set a goal for my company. Now everything we do is geared towards meeting those goals, which are significantly higher than what we were achieving previously. Coaching assisted me in understanding that I needed to sit down and figure out what was preventing me from envisioning the next level.
I used to get furious with my team and would often try to justify it. I realized that my team was starting to get demoralized and my boss gave me the same feedback. I found during Vinee's coaching that people who gave me incorrect or misleading information made me furious, and I didn't listen to their intentions. I'd also like to mention that I discovered through coaching that leadership is about having gravitas; apart from being successful at my job, I need to be warm in my interactions with others. It occurred to me that I needed to change my approach. I began to wait 10 minutes to process the information given to me. Things started to fall into place. Whenever I’d feel furious, I would count to ten and then wait 10 minutes before responding. It's been a year since I made this change; now I don't even have to consciously practice it, and I see my team has become a lot more communicative and effective.
Anyone planning to get coached by Vinee, let me tell you it won't be just a coaching session, or just a mentoring session... it will be an experience, she will take you through a journey of self discovery. That's precisely what happened with me. I went seeking coaching and guidance, and came out being a coach myself... By the end of the third session, I was answering my own questions... Clearing my own doubts. She facilitates to transform your mind into that stillness, where you learn to look inwards and find all solutions that were buried deep down there."
Global Financial Organization
As the vice president of a global financial corporation, I was required to form daily partnerships with stakeholders. I used to get feedback that my communications with stakeholders needed to be more concise, clear, and persuasive.Through coaching, I learnt that to engage and inspire my team, provide clarity in my messaging to external stakeholders and partners, I needed to develop a communication strategy and implement practical approaches. I needed to incorporate more of my true self into my leadership approach. Before allocating my teams to partners, I have now started discussing the project with them and asking how they can help achieve the goals. This has resulted in a shift that has helped me and my team gain confidence and influence, resulting in positive feedback from my boss, the leadership team, and my own team.
Vinee created a highly conducive environment for self-learning, self-reflection, 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 Vinee and the techniques taught by her have helped me become a better leader and above all a better human being.
I was acknowledged as a strategic leader with a global pharmaceutical firm, but I realised that I had a pessimistic and defensive attitude that frequently alienated my colleagues. I was told I needed to be more of a team player and communicate with the team with a stronger executive presence. During my coaching sessions with Vinee, it became evident that one of my biggest roadblocks was my ability to manage priorities. My packed schedule contributed to people' perceptions of me as unavailable, unfocused, and disinterested. I realised I needed to be more mindful of my role and be inclusive and interactive in meetings. I began scheduling meetings based on the deadlines that needed to be accomplished, and started having sessions with my team twice a week. I have my goals moving in the right direction and have effectively restored relationships with my team within nine months of starting the coaching engagement.