Vinay has been a great coach for me at a moment when I really needed the support and guidance to make a career change in my life, get out of the beaten path, challenge the autopilot mode and follow my passion and at the same time remain calm in the process.

I really benefited from the methods he used and the questions he asked me or made me ask myself. He adapted the sessions to my needs of the moments, keeping a balance of tackling immediate daily challenges, disappointments and stress, as well as working on a perspective and path to move forward towards a career shift.

Today, many months after the coaching sessions, they still have a lasting impact and help me think more clearly about what I am doing and where I am going. I now managed to make a complete career shift and follow my passion of environmental action still using my skills and experience as a scientist.

Carole
Scientist, Environmental specialist in a Pharmaceutical company


The few coaching sessions I had with Vinay helped me to be more conscious of my feelings, of my needs. I am more self-aware and encouraged to follow my way. Even when the situations outside don’t help, I have now the ability to find the strength inside me and keep going.

Judith Solanas
Customer Service expert in a Logistic company


Vinay was my coach when I was desperately looking for my next career step. He was very organized and it was very pleasant to work with him. I appreciated his calm but yet powerful presence and his ability to really ask the right questions. He held me accountable to the tasks we agreed upon but was also flexible and alert enough to notice when it was important to solve another perhaps deep-rooted issue. Above all I felt that he really cared about me as a client. I highly recommend Vinay as a coach.

Lesley Mousa
Post-graduate student in Intercultural Business Communications with TESOL


I would like to take the opportunity to endorse Vinay Deshpande with all my enthusiasm after we have completed a half-year coaching session together. I have known Vinay for several years through my previous role, where he was one of my closest business partners in the controlling area and I had an excellent work relationship with him. I was always impressed with his incredibly professional, insightful and polite ways of working. When I arrived to a situation in my career around the beginning of 2015, where I needed dramatic transitions and changes, he offered me his invaluable support. We had numerous sessions together in order to identify performance issues and gaps: the blockers or “saboteurs” which have been holding me back. By providing the objective view of the third person, he managed to build up my confidence and negotiation skills by asking the right questions and challenging me on the areas I needed to develop or consider differently. In addition, he provided excellent and prudent advice by preparing me for difficult situations and questions during my job-searching process. He supported me to detect some blind-spots, those habits and characteristics, which I did not even realize (or took seriously enough) and I got a better understanding, how people perceive my actions. His sessions helped me to grow beyond those issues, which were steering me into one of the most challenging times in my career. As a final result, I managed to find a new job at another company where I receive the missing key elements I was looking for. Also, I feel much more in control of my own life both professionally and privately. I am really thankful to Vinay for supporting me on this journey and I can highly recommend him for everyone who is looking for professional or personal development. His great listening skills and empathy will guide everyone to come up with the perfect resolutions themselves. His wealth of experience and remarkable insights will be a perfect fit for all of us who wants to perform even better. When requested, I am happy to refer personally for further details.

G. Zelena
Sr. Finance Manager in Pharmaceutical Company, Zurich, Switzerland


I participated in "A date with yourself workshop" with Vinay & Melanie. The workshop lasted the whole day and still felt like few hours only. Both of them make you feel comfortable and encourage you to dig into your saboteur and help you to define what needs to be done in order to work on yourself. I have a much better insight on myself and would definitely recommend to do the workshop.

Kirsten
Basel


I attended "A date with yourself" workshop with Vinay & Melanie. Their workshop & coaching give you concrete actions & tools that allows you to grow as a person and solve situations that are difficult for you.

Andrea Widmer
Zurich


Vinay Deshpande had delivered Career Management guidance to the final year students in our Gaurishankar Polytechnik College. With professional presentation & effective communication style, he helped students to critically reflect on their goal and start preparing for the next step in their career. Looking forward to have more such association with him.

Sudhir Tanksale
Training & Placement HoD, Gaurishankar Polytechnik, Satara, India


During 6 months I have been a client of Vinay Deshpande and received regularly coaching sessions. The sessions were really exciting and I realised how my abilities develop through our conversations. I got more self confident, were able to organise my daily routine and long run plans much better than before. I learned how to present myself efficiently on carreer platforms and create a good curriculum vitae. Vinay is a great listener, and asks the right questions to provoke my thinking. He has helped me to prioritize and focus on my goals. His professional ethics are of great quality and fun to work with. I am grateful and I highly recommend him.

Jakab Toth
Works in Aviation Industry, Basel, Switzerland


Vinay has incredibly professional, insightful and polite ways of working. When I needed dramatic transitions and changes in my career, he offered me his invaluable support in numerous sessions. We identified performance issues and gaps: the blockers or “saboteurs” which have been holding me back. By providing the objective view, he managed to build up my confidence and negotiation skills by asking the right questions and challenging me on the areas I needed to develop. We detected some blind-spots, those habits, which I did not even realize. I got better understanding, how people perceive my actions. These sessions helped me to grow beyond those issues, which were steering me into one of the most challenging times in my career. Highly recommended for everyone who is looking for professional or personal development.

Gyuri Zelena
Sr. Finance Manager in Pharmaceutical Company, Zurich, Switzerland


I had the pleasure of attending the coaching sessions of Vinay Deshpande. Vinay is a coach who is open and curious to grasp your ideas and help you to develop in every aspect of your life. In my case, Vinay helped me to see things from a different perspective and has helped me to establish my priorities and my profile with regard to my professional life and career. Vinay as a coach is a good listener and asks questions, which may seem difficult to answer, but in fact, are very though-provoking and thus helps you enormously to review your mindset or some blockages with regard to the realisation of yourself or your plans. All in all, I strongly recommend Vinay not only as a good coach, but as a person who you can trust and rely on, always giving his sincere hint.

Aleksandra Bzdzikot
Lawyer, passionate artist, Zurich, Switzerland


Being insecure about what I really want and in which direction my life should go I had signed up for the workshop "Crack your personal code" with Vinay and Larysa. The workshop was very interactive with both coaches complementing each other in an awesome way. They used various coaching techniques including visualization and meditation which helped me to point out the most important values in my life. With this knowledge I got clarity what decisions I would make and what steps I had to take towards my personal fortune. I would recommend this workshop to all people who struggle with decisions and want to learn about their values, inner strength and qualities.

Flavia Chiaramonte
Orthodontist, Basel, Switzerland