My personal coach Vinay Deshpande was very helpful. He's an outstanding professional and person, always available when I needed help. He reviewed my application documents, but more than this he created a truthful relationship, made me comfortable with myself, with my situation and gave me the opportunity to discuss without filters. He gave me very good insights taking into account my whole situation, both professional and personal. Excellent coaching, thank you very much!
I thank you again deeply for your amazing coaching which has helped me a lot in finding my way out of a dark place!
The coaching offered through HCN came at a much needed time of my life, when I was feeling stuck, confused, and limited. It was a gentle process I could be part of when I could accommodate the time, and it was worth every second I spent. I feel deeply grateful to be able to personally experience the transformative effect of coaching at its best. I was provided with concrete tools and guided through exercises that I can continue to use beyond the coaching, for which I am so grateful for, as it illustrates that this is the type of coaching and coach that does not seek to make you dependent but very much independent and self-reliant.
Vinay, you helped me get to the root of it all, guided me through and out of the black hole I was in, and did it in a way that empowers me and builds my ability and confidence in a sustainable way. The exercises he used were powerful and transformative, and could be applied across many life situations and emotions. His ability to perceive and sense my state of emotion and energy, or the lack thereof, was uncanny. I could fully trust him in the path and methods he employed to guide me through it.
As a result of the coaching, I felt supported, no longer isolated; free, capable and confident. I am able to observe my thoughts and emotions, be with them when possible, let them manifest and pass through and find my peace after it.
I had the pleasure to meet with Vinay for 2 hours recently. Not only was he extremely friendly and knowledgeable, he immediately made me feel relaxed, gained my trust and I felt I could talk in a very open way to him. In my career I have encountered very few coaches who made me feel at ease from the beginning.
His character is supportive, confident and quietly friendly with a passion for enthusiasm and a realistic, positive attitude.
Vinay was a very good listener and provided me with invaluable tips and guidance on work/life orientation/transition. I appreciated his clarity of thought and his quietly positive approach.
He followed up the meeting by providing me with contacts and useful industry links. His advice on personal branding made a lot of sense.
I would highly recommend him as a career consultant, business coach or as someone to follow through the internet networking community.
I really appreciate the coaching sessions with you and I could and still can feel and recognize a very important change. I feel that I am back on my way into the "flow" what hadn't been like this before I started the coaching with you.
Your coaching methodology, tools & techniques where very helpful and suitable for each situation. I really liked those cards we used once and I will organise them for myself, too. It's a very good and helpful tool. Also the use of the flipchart is great because it is good to bring all the ideas down on paper, to see them and also to structure/organise them. I really liked the instruction/guidance to meet my personal captain - I have been very surprised how easy it worked. Your way of asking and listening was also perfect - a good combination of different tools, your experience and way of being a coach was perfect for me. I felt very comfortable and motivated to be open and working on my personal issues.
I liked working with you because you had a very respectful and professional way to act as a coach. You gave me the time I needed to think about certain issues and you asked good questions. I felt very comfortable und could be open to work with you. In my opinion it was a great balance between talking/asking questions / using tools to move forward. You didn't use neither too much nor too less tools and like this it was a great atmosphere to work.
Thank you very much for your support and I will come back to you if I will have more issues on which I would like to work on. And I will definitly recommend you to friends, colleagues,... ! It was a great and very helpful experience working with you.
I met Vinay in a networking event and I was impressed, how easily I could communicate with him regarding my goals and problems. I reached out to him when I really had a tough time during my professional / personal front(The time which every one goes through in a our life cycle, when we know what we want and but still cant get it, when our focus is diversified). At this time I seeked the help of Vinay and I am impressed by his approach , working style and pragmatic understanding of human nature and quickly understanding a person aspiration. He helped me in CHANNELISING MY THOUGHTS INTO ONE FOCUS POINT within one session, which helped me in overcoming my hurdles. Since then I am working with him. Vinay is like a medicine which will work , but you will only know once you try it. Wish you Best of Luck Vinay. it is a pleasure working with you.
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.
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.
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.