Know your coach

Neha Parashar

Potential Client: You don’t quite seem hungry for my business.

NP: I’m not

Client:  You aren’t?

NP: I’m not. I’m really not hungry for your business. I do not look at you as a business. I see a person who can go far. I’m thinking if I’m the right person to support you. I’m thinking whether you are truly ready to work on yourself. Are you ready to be uncomfortable to grow?

But that’s just me. As for you, you should think about ‘buying’ coaching just as you would shop for running shoes. Don’t settle at me just yet. Shop around. Try several more. Only ‘buy’ the one that ‘feels’ just right.

You have a long way to run. Do believe, shoes or not, you have it in you to reach there. The shoes will only help you reach faster, with fewer calluses. Know that, I as the shoe, will wear with you.

Coach Profile

Neha is an experienced Executive Coach, trusted advisor and consultant based in New Delhi, India, serving clients across the globe. Neha is passionate about supporting people in growing to their full potential in their current career and life stage, and in developing clarity, confidence, and skills for the next step of their growth journey.

As a sought-after coach, Neha supports corporate clients through Executive, Leadership Development and Career Coaching, focusing on transitions and growth. She has over 14 years and 2500+ hours of coaching experience. She has coached C suite leaders across functions, industries and countries. Her areas of expertise include Executive Coaching, Leadership skills and Career transitions for mid to senior level corporate leaders. She has worked with clients across cultures (US, EU, Asia) and industries (Manufacturing, Chemicals, IT, ITES, Legal, Federal etc.) Neha is an HBR published author. She is a champion for DEI, with close to 60% of her clients being women.

Neha has been selected to serve as the Global Employment Advisor for South Asia, Near East and Central Asia regions by the US Dept of State, wherein she provides coaching and advisory support to United States diplomat family members at US missions across 14 countries. In this role since 2020, she has been helping her clients in their professional development and employment journeys while managing career and personal transitions across the globe. As advisor and coach, Neha also supports corporate expats transitioning into India.

With close to two decades of rich corporate experience, Neha brings a deep understanding of the corporate context to her coaching practice. She has held key HR positions with renowned multi-national organizations, including Axiom, Cisco, DuPont, and GE Capital. She has been a strategic people partner to business and has deep familiarity with all stages of the employee lifecycle, having held roles across organizational design, talent strategy, talent acquisition, leadership development, design and delivery of learning solutions and employee wellness programs.

Neha holds a Master’s degree in Personnel Management (equivalent of MBA with specialization in HR) with distinction, from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. She completed her B.A. (Honors) in Journalism, with distinction from Delhi University. She also holds a double diploma in French language from Delhi University and Alliance Française.

Specialist Training

  • Professional Certified Coach from ICF
  • ICF Level 3 trained  (200+ hours of accredited coach training)
  • Certified Mentor Coach
  • Certified Trainer of Targeted Selection Interview process (certified by DDI International, Singapore)
  • Certified Federal Resume and Career Coach
  • Trained administrator of psychometric tools like MBTI and DiSc Profiling.
  • Certified trainer of Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and The Four Disciplines of Execution

Experience

  • Over 2500+ hours of coaching experience
  • Amongst first 100 PCC coaches in India
  • Global client base across Asia, EU and US
  • HR leadership experience across world-class MNCs
  • Has interviewed and hired 1000X candidates, trained 100+ interviewers on how to conduct effective interviews
  • Exposure to multiple industries and Federal sector

Some organizations Neha has contributed to

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Understanding the Coach Credential: What is PCC?

Professional Certified Coach

International Coach Federation (ICF) is amongst the world’s most reputed bodies in the field of professional coaching. ICF Credential-holders are elite coaches who pursue and complete rigorous education and practice requirements that provide unquestioned legitimacy to their commitment to excellence in coaching. Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential through ICF is considered a gold standard in coaching. It takes rigorous training and over 500 hours of real-time coaching experience to earn this credential. For more information, visit the International Coach Federation website.

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