Narayanan Shankaran


“It is with great sadness that we share the recent passing of Narayanan. His impact in this world as a talented coach, strong advocate for coaching in India and as a warm and generous human being, will be so sadly missed…”



Narayanan Shankaran had coached and currently coaches entrepreneurs, senior leaders, mid-level managers,
across sectors, change makers in the social sector,for the last six years. Has keen interest in coaching young adults.

Narayanan’s approach is built on strong rapport, complete confidence of the clients and thus creating a trust atmosphere with his clients that they open up completely to him, helps them explore their goals; open up to possibilities of growth and help them reach their highest potential. His coaching methodology is based on high level intuition, self-reflection, deep level conversations, provoking with permission, yet engaging and speaking to the heart, and being a mirror for the clients. He learns through self-introspection and discovering “WHO AM I”.

His coaching credentials are –Professional Certified Coach(PCC) through International Coach Federation(ICF) and Deep Transformational Coach through Center for Transformational Coaching.

Industry Segments covered: IT and ITES, Education, Banking, Garments and Social Sector, Manufacturing
Regions covered: across India, APAC, Middle East, South Africa.

Narayanan is a mentor coach and works with those who are keen to pursue their credentials.
Besides coaching, Narayanan has completed mentoring for a senior professional from Tokyo, facilitates people management skills for first time Managers, change management, communication and time management programs and he has co facilitated workshops on feedback skills. He does Organisation Development consulting and teaches Human Resources at business schools. He had created a coaching and mentoring framework during his corporate experience, thus initiating a coaching culture within the Organisation.

Narayanan is associated with ICF Mumbai Chapter, Country Ambassador for Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches (APAC). He had completed his Post Graduate studies from Somaiya Management School(SIMSR) in Human
Resources, certified EQ 2.0, certified Reiki Master, basic level of NLP, apart from going through two levels of Human Process labs including a Leadership Lab with the Indian Society for Applied Behavioral  Sciences(ISABS). He is associated with Ken Blanchard Companies as a coach and has completed a New Coach Orientation program with Center for Creative Leadership. He is an empaneled assessor with KPMG for observing and assessing for development centers for their clients.

Some of the clientele are TCS, SAP, National Instruments, Tata Strive(works as a mentor coach for internal coaches of partner organizations of Tata Strive), Market Place, Jay Vakeel, Give India, Twitter Japan(Mentoring), Mahindra and Mahindra, besides being an internal coach and mentor with Mphasis, in the corporate role- Narayanan had worked in the IT organisations like Patni Computers, Mphasis and an IT
product start up called Druva Data Technologies.