I am Manoj Ramanan. I am a Professional Certified Coach from ICF (International Coaching Federation) and workshop  facilitator based out of Pleasanton, CA.

I coach working professionals who feel unfulfilled in their careers to land their dream job. I also work with managers to identify and express their authenticity to become effective leaders.

I am deeply passionate about helping individuals get to the heart of what matters at work. I understand the importance of every individual bringing their fullest selves into their workplace and am passionate about helping them connect with their compelling vision, through coaching.


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).


I live in the Bay Area with my wife and two children.


Professional certified coach (PCC)

with ICF (International Coaching Federation)

Certified Professional CoActive Coach Certification

Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) with CTI (Co-Active Training Institute)

Co-Active Leadership Experience with CTI

(Co-Active Training Institute)

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Foundations of Generative Leadership with Institute of Generative Leadership

MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta


I spent a significant portion of my adult life feeling under-confident and unsure about my abilities. Even after graduating from one of the best business schools in my country, the feeling of 'I am not enough' persisted. I worked hard at work, built up multiple skills and yet I never quite felt a sense of inner confidence. I spent years of my career craving for appreciation from others as that helped silence my critical inner voice, at-least temporarily. Over time, this led to a scenario where I was externally successful but internally miserable.  


I dived into Coaching to overcome my limiting beliefs and over time I realized that my true calling lay in facilitating others to overcome their limiting beliefs and embrace following their dreams and visions. In service of my calling, I decided to pursue Coaching and graduated as a Certified Coach from the Co-Active Training Institute (CTI). I care deeply about every individual 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 Performer to Manager', 'Emotional Intelligence', 'Impactful Presentation Skills' and 'Effective Communication Skills'.