Success Stories and Testimonials

Scroll down to read testimonials from the various categories of my offerings – private coaching, group coaching, group workshops, corporate programs and online masterclasses. They are all different ways that you can engage with me and I look forward to working with you through one or more of these offerings.

Private Coaching

Nikita Singla (Associate Director, BRIEF and Consultant, The World Bank)

It was my first experience with one-on-one private coaching. I didn’t know what to expect. At the start of the coaching, we agreed on the content and the format – that the sessions would offer a more holistic understanding of working in conflict zones – in terms of managing stakeholders and building emotional intelligence. While the coaching very successfully equipped me with understanding and tools to navigate these situations, I must say that the coaching went way beyond just conflict zones.

It very smoothly offered me a glimpse of many areas of my personal life and other professional areas, which I normally don’t introspect on or feel important to work on. Soon enough in the first session, I felt a strong connection with Ramya, she has this amazing and very unique capability to develop deep inter-personal bond that allowed me to open up on many fronts, offering full trust and confidence that I was safe and acknowledged.

Though my formal engagement with Ramya ends, I feel it’s a relation I have built for years to come and will continue to cherish. A short bio with personal history, key achievements, or an interesting fact.

Group Workshop

Gopika Lall (Digital Marketing Consultant, Navya Care )

I was looking at restarting my professional journey after a 7 year long break. It was due to us having moved multiple countries and an extended maternity break that I was on a career break. When I started looking out I realised I was stuck – stuck on what to do and how to begin ? I was totally blank. That’s when I started looking up my network and reached out to Ramya . That one phone call changed everything. After speaking to her I enrolled in the course “Redesign your Career”.

I literally went back to the drawing board. Some of the best things of the course is that it breaks a lot of myths, makes you think out of the box breaking the linear path we all tend to take and explore options you never thought even exist.

Ramya is an excellent facilitator and an evolved and mature mentor. Her vast experience comes to fore by her nudging you to push yourself but never imposing her view or thoughts on you.

By the end of the course, I had so much clarity on what I wanted to do and how I could create it. In Ramya’s words -‘you have to create your own path or work’. I followed Ramya’s advise to the T consciously removing biases, opening up my horizons, self introspecting , constantly iterating and believing in myself that it’s never too late to do something u really want to do .

Thank you Ramya for this and for resdesigning my career and getting me back on the professional journey.

Group Coaching & Workshop

Divya Thampi (Emotional Wellness & Mid-Career Coach)

Ramya’s group coaching sessions were something I used to look forward to for many reasons. One of the primary ones being that Ramya brings in a high level of integrity and that led to a very high level of trust within the group. She has this way of creating a safe reflective space while also getting to the heart of the issues that were brought to the table by us participants. Another was the diversity of the group.

These coaching sessions generated rich focused discussions bringing in multiple perspectives. The issues we discussed ranged from dealing with self and family/friends to managing work related challenges. Her facilitation allowed participants to be open and vulnerable. It was also a great combination of discussions and curated reflective activities. I would highly recommend this for anyone keen to grow personally and professionally!

I also attended the Happy Money sessions by Ramya and I couldn’t have made a better investment of my time! My expectation was to learn a little more about how to think about money and maybe learn a few new concepts, but what I got was far more than what I had hoped for. The things that really stood out to me were:
– Many of the insights that Ramya shared, came from her practising the ideas in her own life, thus making her sharing authentic and powerful.
– Her ability to create a safe and warm space for self-exploration and introspection.
– Despite her expertise, she was honouring of every participant’s thoughts, feelings and life experiences.
– Her effective yet gentle way of guiding and encouraging people to explore beliefs and discourses.
– Her ability to make connections between concepts across different disciplines, thus adding far more value through the sessions.
– Her contagious energy and personal warmth!

Thank you Ramya! Your commitment to your own inner growth while helping others grow, made these sessions rich in more ways than one!”

Group Workshop

Gauri Bharat (Lecturer, CEPT University)

The program was lovely, to put it in a nutshell! I joined at a time when I had a lot of doubt of what I was doing, particularly why it did not seem to leave me energized. I was doing a lot but also struggling to clarify if I needed a change. If yes, I had no idea how to go about it.

The program led to a very structured shift in mind set. I’m doing the same work, possibly more now, but am nearly never overwhelmed and at more peace with myself.

My key takeaways from the program were that it is not only possible but also easy to change our mindset and approach to things! It requires a commitment to place our own well being at the centre of our thinking, and that is what the program offered a chance to learn to do. The program was an opportunity to invest in myself little by little each week, until it was close to becoming a habit! I have actively started to reframe things that seem like problems, remind myself that I have choice and am in control of my situations, and what I find the most liberating, being able to think of everything that a prototype and a work in progress! Really takes the pressure off!

Your inputs and clarifications to each of our doubts was immensely helpful. You are incredibly non-judgmental and even those who have nagging doubts about whether any of this ‘really works’ eventually come around. The bonus was the sense of community and commitment to offering ideas to each other! There was an increasingly strong sense of engaging with one another as the program progressed.

I have recommended your workshop to my students and I hope they get as much out of it as I did!

Group Coaching

Vipula Bhatt (Student at National Law Institute University)

“The sessions are pure magic!
The joy and calm one feels after being able to unwind and work through all the thoughts that hold one down is unparalleled. It lets you be you, and it lets you be the best version of you!
Professor Ranganathan really runs a happiness shop here, letting you trade your confusion and troublesome thoughts for joy and inner peace – all with the help of some quick, practical reframes. Just step inside and she’ll help you find out whatever you’re looking for- joy, happiness, peace, clarity, and most importantly, freedom! “

Private Coaching

Sivasubramanian Sethu (Senior Director, Cognizant)

I opted for private coaching offered by Ramya with the primary goal of figuring out a career option that is aligned with my passion and personal values and was hoping that at the end of the coaching period, I will have a clear path for getting into a new career.

While I was expecting to focus only on career aspects in these sessions, she quickly made me realize that I need to work on my inner self before focusing on my career for the change to be very effective.

Her coaching style is holistic in nature, and she doesn’t follow a one size fits all template. The coaching sessions challenged me to get out of my comfort zone and understand my own belief and judgments limiting my progress. Over this period, I learned a wide range of tools & techniques based on science and spirituality that are easy to adopt and practice daily.

While still on the journey to redesigning my career, the coaching sessions with Ramya has helped me to relook at everyday challenges at work and life with a new perspective that I never had earlier. I would strongly recommend Ramya as a coach for anyone who wants an accountability partner in their holistic personal transformation journey, including redesigning their career. 

Private Coaching

Balaram Baral (HR Shared Services Lead, India & IPATH countries, Mondelēz International)

I approached Dr Ramya because I had heard a lot about her coaching and I was looking to build my leadership brand and also improve my personal effectiveness. The coaching and tools shared by Ramya are immensely helping me in these two areas.

Another area where there has been considerable improvement is in overcoming my fears and building my mental agility. 

I truly enjoyed Ramyas approach and style of coaching – she is the best and I am glad that I took the decision to get coached by her.