This course is a series of recorded video sessions with Ram Ramanathan, Founder of Coacharya. Eastern philosophy is incorporated into our Advanced Coaching program, which is accredited by ICF, EMCC and CCE. For more information on becoming a coach, please email us at

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • Before we begin...

    • The Mindless Coach

  • 2

    Eastern Philosophy and Spirituality in Coaching

    • Session 1 - The Meeting Point of Western Sciences and Eastern Philosophies

    • Session 2 - Use of Self in Coaching and Its Link to Spirituality

    • Session 3 - The 4 States of Awareness

    • Session 4 - Mindfulness to Mindlessness

    • Session 5 - Balancing out Eastern Philosophy with Western Science

    • Session 6 - The Effect of Conditioning & Meditation Techniques

    • Session 7 - Create Your Future

  • 3

    Next Steps...

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Mentor Coach

Ram Ramanathan

As Mentor Coach, Ram brings an accomplished 45-year career off to the helm of Coacharya. He oversees all aspects of coaching and training services offered and is responsible for creating all proprietary coaching models for Coacharya. Ram held C-suite leadership positions for 25-years during which he turned around companies, helped a billion-dollar conglomerate, supervised multinational joint ventures, advised the governments of Indonesia and Singapore, angel invested/incubated technology start-ups, and consulted family businesses, small-to-medium enterprises, and nonprofit institutions, He stresses the principles of lean management, customer orientation and quality assurance in all facets of business. As a leadership development coach, Ram works with groups and individuals on issues of team-building, alignment of cultural values, co-creation of vision to action plans, strategic performance issues of engagement, and coping with VUCA. Ram has authored several books on Eastern philosophy and published articles internationally on mindless awareness in coaching. He teaches as an adjunct faculty at postgraduate programs and speaks at events related to human development. Ram’s passion is blending Eastern spiritual practices (yoga, tantra, and meditation) with Western psychological interventions (NLP, Gestalt, Positive Psychology) to enhance personal development in all aspects of work and life. Ram and his wife, Neena, split their time between their home in Bangalore, and their grandchildren in California and Berkeley.

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