Transformational executive and career coaching for leaders and entrepreneurs

 

Imagine if you could wake up in the morning feeling even more excited and passionate about your work.

You are applying your unique skills and talents. You are learning, growing and feeling fulfilled with the recognition and rewards that come your way. Most importantly, you are happy, healthy and proud of the contribution you are making to the world.

And yes, you are being paid what you know you are worth!

 

Your Dream

 

When you first stepped into the workforce (or started your business), you were probably just like me, bright-eyed and optimistic and what was possible. Perhaps, also like me, you achieved some success early on. However, your dreams hit reality as you fell into the muck and mire that can go along with more responsibility, big projects, demands of work and home, and the feeling of needing to figure everything out on your own.

You cringe every time you think about another week packed with meetings, or the seemingly insurmountable task of finding your ideal job or next customer. You hate the fact that the life you dream about has moved to the edge of your horizons, and sits hopelessly out of reach.

Yet, you are committed to making a difference in the world.

You still see the potential that technology and commerce hold to solve significant problems.

The trouble is, you aren’t sure how to take your next step, or if you do, have lost the inner fire to make it happen.

 

The Myths

 

There are a bunch of myths (lies actually!) about building a successful career or business. Let me point out a few:

  • Myth: working harder and longer is the only way to get ahead.
  • Myth: progress has to be linear.
  • Myth: there is such a thing as being “too late” to try something new.
  • Myth: a great career comes at the expense of a happy life.
  • Myth: there exists a secret 17-step path to success (for a price!).

I could fill this entire page with myths that that get people stuck and keep them there.

Unfortunately, it gets worse.

The coaching industry is awash with people who think they can throw up a website, charge ridiculously high fees and automatically get transformational results for their clients. The truth is that it takes a ton of experience, self-awareness, empathy, and training to develop an eye for knowing how to coach people towards dramatic results.

The very best coaches have “walked their talk.” They have experienced deep insight and transformation in their own careers and lives that allow them to coach others in doing the same.

 

My Story

 

I spent 14 years leading product and business teams at Microsoft, Corporation in Redmond, Washington.

My life and career were excellent, eventually being promoted to a Director-level role. (If curious, learn more about my background on LinkedIn).

However, somewhere along the way, I knew I needed to pursue a different path.

My work with transformational coaches helped me see the blind spot I had been avoiding. I realized that I needed to step aside from the “corporate ladder” and pursue a new career that was directly in line with my values, interests, and skills.

The path was uncertain and scary. My friends and family called me crazy. I was leaving a job with a hefty salary (well into the 6-figures) and a significant amount of unvested stock-based compensation to chase what seemed like a dream at the time.

After going on a sabbatical, and spending over a year backpacking the world, I came to realize my mission. I also discovered the courage to pursue it!

For the past several years, I’ve been doing exactly that. As a transformational coach, I work with Entrepreneurs, Executives, and professionals (mostly in the tech industry). I’ve coached high performers and job seekers that work at some of the most prestigious technology companies on the planet, including Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Facebook, Qualcomm, Expedia and several noteworthy startups and consulting firms.

I help my clients:

  • Find and land their ideal job
  • Make the leap from good to great in their work
  • Achieve bigger results with less effort and time
  • Rekindle their interest and passion for their work
  • Grow their teams, as they grow themselves
  • Grow their business by working smarter, not harder

 

My Offerings

 

Much of what I offer is 100% free and posted to the website you are reading right now! If you are new to this site, I recommend you start with these posts:

Personal Development Articles:

9 Things I Regret Not Doing In My 20’s

Multitasking is Destroying Your Career

Procrastination: Why We Don’t Follow Through and What To Do About It

Meditation is the Ultimate Life Hack You Aren’t Using

How To Set Goals

Career Development Articles:

12 Things I Wish I Knew When I First Started Working

3 Keys To Choosing The Best Career For You

7 Ways to Know It’s Time For A New Job

How To Be Happy, Even If You Hate Your Job

Ramp Up Fast: Your First 90 Days On The Job

 

For more in-depth work, check out my courses or coaching programs. Currently, I offer a course designed to help you land a great new job. For coaching, I offer one-on-one coaching to help you create a lifestyle and career that will make you proud. I am so confident in the power of my course and coaching that both come with money-back guarantees.

 

Get a Job That Inspires You (Online Course)

One-on-One Coaching

 

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All my best,

Ravi Raman