As a leader of teams for the last 20 years, Mike is familiar with the challenges leaders of today face, and the critical role they play in team and organizational performance.
During his career, he has supported organizations across North America and the Caribbean in a variety of industries, including: Healthcare, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Non-profit, Aerospace, Energy, Financial Services and Government. Clients include Dolby, Kaiser Permanente, McDonalds, United Airlines, Federal Reserve Board, Kansas University Medical Center, Leo Burnett, George Mason University and State of Oregon.
Mike has an undergraduate degree in Industrial Psychology (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) and a Master’s Degree in Training and Development (College of New Jersey). Originally from Albuquerque, Mike and his family now reside in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mike is active in his community, enjoys cycling, cooking, travel and spending time with his wife Linda and their three adult children.
In today’s world, we all need Coaching, more than ever before.
Coaching Matters touches the various facets of Coaching and how it connects with our personal day- to-day life. Coaching helps people tap into their potential, unlocking sources of creativity and productivity.
The purpose of coaching conversations is to stimulate thinking, growth, and change that lead to action. Put simply, a coaching conversation is developing the ‘ask, not tell’ habit which encourages people to work things out for themselves and take more responsibility for their actions.
Coaching is a life-changing experience that dramatically improves your outlook on work and life while improving leadership skills.
Gaurav Arora, Master Certified Coach, founded xMonks (formerly Inspire Coaching Systems) in 2009 and started a social development initiative “iOwn” in 2016. He is also the curator of ‘The Coaching Conclave’- an Annual Conference for Coaches. Gaurav is an international partner, faculty and Coach mentor to Erickson Coaching International and The Leadership Circle (TLC). Gaurav has also served as the President of ICF Hyderabad Chapter from 2012-2015. Breadth of his experience also includes hosting an online talk show, where he had the privilege of interviewing Sir John Whitmore, Janet Harvey, Sandy Vilas, to name a few. Gaurav has coached many TEDx speakers before they go, prepare and deliver their final TED talk. Gaurav has been honored with the 2019 ICF Young Leader Award.
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Perceive Coaching from different lenses enabling you to apply different tools available worldwide. Go deeper in our own ways of knowing coaching, doing coaching and being a coach.
Individuals who partner with coaches have reported several benefits, including: improved communication skills, self-esteem and self-confidence, increased productivity, optimized team performance