Ashu Khanna - Leadership Coach (PCC)

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Ashu is a leadership coach, has successfully transformed over 200 individual leaders transform “inside out” by offering safe space for deep reflections on the inner Self. An expert on group coaching, she designs and delivers group sessions for senior teams. Through the coaching, her clients are able to achieve goals, unleash potential and create sustainable change across all dimensions of life. Several business families entrust Ashu to coach each member independently. Her clients acknowledge her for being perceptive, tenacious and developing “coach like” leaders who lead with awareness.

A chartered accountant, she has worked in India & South East Asia at Arthur Andersen, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Kotak Bank. One of the pioneer coaches in India, she chose to pursue her dream of being an entrepreneur and trained as a coach when she observed a gap development of corporate leaders in India.

Committed to her mission, she stepped up as the Founder President of the Mumbai Chapter of International Coach Federation (ICF). The Chapter was established as a sustainable professional body, published a book, Power of Professional Coaching and won an award for probono coaching at NGO’s. She actively contributes in ICF Global and Regional committees. She is a mentor for the Sheroes women.

Multinational and domestic organizations such as Ansaldo SDS, Oil Tanking India, Barclays Capital, Ernst & Young, Citibank, BCG India, Credit Suisse, Standard Chartered Bank, Aircel, Adidas, RBS India, Deutsche Bank, Trident Hotel, Essar Steel, Reliance Mutual Fund, Fitch Credit Ratings, BMR Advisors, Enam Securities, Halcyon Advisors, Lehman Brothers, Lemon Tree Hotels, Young People’s Organization (YPO) Forums etc. She is a speaker at leadership seminars of corporates and industry associations such as Isha Foundation, NHRD, L&OD Roundtable, ISTD, IIM Indore, Seimens India, L&T, and more.

She shares her journey of self discovery and transformation from "I can't" to "I Am Possible" in her books, I Am Freedom, Live Life with AwarenessI Am… Life Is… Live Life with Mastery and To That… With Love and Reverence. Ashu grew up in New Delhi and is now based in Mumbai, India. A mother to 2 grown up boys, she loves travelling with her family and is passionate about coaching, writing, music and fitness. Ashu is a student of Vedantic scriptures and Yoga.

Coaching is a profession of love. You can’t coach people unless you love them. Eddy Robinson


Coaching is a space and presence offered to help a client to reflect deeply within to create awareness of the inner self. Through the insights, the client is able to shift perspectives, reevaluate beliefs, reinforce core values, move forward with conviction and confidence. In that presence and space of confidentiality, the coach through deep listening, powerful questioning and direct communication, facilitates the client to look inwards and review beliefs, judgments, perceptions to gradually discover and understand the inner self.

Through the process of gaining insights, designing actions and managing accountability, the coaching conversation enables a client to:

  • Grow faster as a leader across all dimensions of life
  • Unleash potential and create miracles
  • Achieve goals effortlessly
  • Manage change with ease and agility
  • Manage relationships effectively
  • Be innovative and strategic


Ashu as my executive coach has had a profound impact on my Professional & Personal life. Ashu's tools are simple conversations & powerful questioning, which makes you dig deep and reflect about ourselves in the context of the ecosystem we all exist. I have a lot to thank Ashu for helping me in my journey to be a better "me" & look forward to my continued association with her.

Vivek Venkatachalam

MD, IOT Infrastructure & Energy Services Ltd

...having Ashu as your coach is a God send. Because, Ashu's primary focus is not limited to addressing the immediate areas of concern but to transform you inside out. She helps you (if you let her) discover and reinforce your own core beliefs, values and approaches. Her approach is to focus on you such that you can grow across all dimensions, making you capable of reaching the "here" seamlessly… and empowering you to reach the future "theres" as well!

Rajeev Ved

VP & Country Head Ansaldo STS

Knowing and working with Ashu has been a personally and professionally enriching experience. Her worldview has a deep philosophical underpinning and is informed by clarity of thought and tempered by strong sense of honesty, compassion and generosity. Ashu has the desire and the ability to make a difference.

Mr. Jaideep Khanna

CEO & Country Head India, Investment & Corporate Bank, Barclays Capital India

Ashu has worked as a coach with my team on a few occasions to help improve teamwork and team dynamics. Working with a group of type A investment bankers can be pretty tough. Ashu was able to draw out the team to share their views openly in a constructive manner.

Mr. V Anantharaman

MD & Regional Head - Origination and Client Coverage & Co-Head - Wholesale Banking, South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank

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Coaching Promotes Agility

I have always had a perception of being an agile person. Like all, I get stuck but that feeling of being stuck makes me uncomfortable and propels me to look for solutions. This self-created image exerted an expectation and the pressure had driven me to a writers’ block.

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