I am Manoj Ramanan. I am a leadership coach and workshop facilitator based out of the Charlotte Area, NC.
I believe that leadership begins with transforming the way we look at ourselves and in turn transforming our relationships with people around us. I am deeply passionate about helping managers and leaders get to the heart of what matters at work and express their authentic personalities. I love working with leaders who show up with empathy and care about growing their teams and helping them get to the next level.
I bring with me 12+ years of business development and consulting expertise with significant experience of directly working and presenting to executive leaders. I am a product of the prestigious Coaches Training Institute, the largest coach-training organization in the world, and also hold an MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (one of the topmost business schools in India).
Outside of work, I love travelling with my family and playing with my 2 kids.
Professional certified coach (PCC)
with ICF (International Coaching Federation)
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with CTI (Co-Active Training Institute)
Co-Active Leadership Experience with CTI
(Co-Active Training Institute)
Foundations of Generative Leadership with Institute of Generative Leadership
MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
I spent a significant portion of my adult life feeling under-confident and constantly questioning my abilities. Even after graduating from one of the best business schools in my country, the feeling of 'I am not good enough' persisted. I worked hard at work, built up multiple skills and yet I never quite felt confident in my own skin. Over time, this led to a scenario where I was externally successful but internally stressed and unfulfilled.
I dived into Coaching to become more self aware of my blindspots and to shift the way I think. Coaching helped me accept myself fully and also helped me deepen my confidence. Over time, I realized that my true calling lay in facilitating others to become comfortable in their own skin and identify their path. I decided to pursue certification and graduated as a Certified Coach from the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI) in 2018. Over the past few years, I have worked with managers and leaders to embrace their inner leader, lead with confidence and make a difference to their teams and organization.
I dived into training as I believe that facilitation can unlock powerful transformation in the way leaders lead their teams. In my corporate career working with leaders, I learnt that the skills that every leader brings to the table essentially defines the culture of that team and decides whether talented people stay or leave. When leaders are compassionate, deepen their emotional intelligence and lead with authenticity, they leave a strong impact. I design and conduct my workshops on topics close to my heart including 'From Manager as Doer to Manager as a Coach', 'Emotional Intelligence', 'Impactful Presentation Skills' and 'Effective Communication Skills'.