BOLDLY Coach Ravi Panicker, ICF PCC, EMCCSP, Leadership and Systematic Team Coach based in Bengaluru

Coach Spotlight: Coach Ravi

May 29, 2024

Posted by Lisa Singh

Welcome to the BOLDLY Coach Spotlight! This week we are excited to feature Coach Ravi, a seasoned Senior HR Professional with over 25 years of diverse management experience across various industries and geographies. In addition to supporting corporate leaders and individuals, Ravi collaborates with institutions and universities through their Youth Coaching Partnership Program. Thank you for joining us Coach Ravi!

1) You're located in India, a land renowned for its rich and dynamic culture. What's one aspect of Indian culture that you feel most proud of or passionate about?

I am most passionate about India’s tradition of hospitality.  Guests are considered a blessing, and there is a deep-rooted belief in treating them like family.  This tradition reflects the values of generosity, kindness, and inclusivity that are integral to Indian culture, and it is something I deeply admire and feel proud of.

2 ) What are your hobbies and interests outside of professional coaching?

I love reading, baking, playing the guitar and keyboard, and I am an avid marathoner.

3) If you could have dinner with any historical figure, who would it be and why?

It is a tough choice, but if I had to pick one historical figure to share a meal with, I think I would choose Albert Einstein.  His insights revolutionized physics and reshaped our understanding of the universe.  I would love to delve into his thoughts on the nature of reality over dinner.

4) After more than 25 years in HR, did you find that transitioning to career coaching came naturally to you?

Absolutely.  My extensive experience in Human Resources provided a strong foundation for Leadership and Systemic Team Coaching.  Over the years, I have honed skills in understanding individuals’ strengths, navigating professional challenges, and fostering growth.  Transitioning to professional coaching felt like a natural progression coupled with accreditations in coaching from both the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) allowing me to leverage my insights and partner with individuals to achieve both their personal and professional goals objectively.

5) Can you share with us more about the coaching accreditations and certifications have you earned, and what significance do you attribute to them in your practice?

I hold Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from ICF and Senior Practitioner from EMCC.  I am also a certified Systemic Team Coach.  My coaching credential serve as both a foundation and a compass in my professional practice.  They signify not only the knowledge and skills I have acquired but also my commitment to continuous learning and development.  Also, they signify credibility and expertise, reassuring clients that they are working with someone who has undergone rigorous training and adheres to ethical standards.  Ultimately, my coaching credentials are a testament to my dedication to making a positive impact and facilitating meaningful growth for those I serve.

6) With your extensive experience in diverse industries and geographies, what do you consider to be the key factors in driving coaching culture and preparing organizations for coaching in the future?

Key factors include leadership buy-in, fostering a growth mindset, creating a culture of continuous learning and growth, leveraging technology, and adapting coaching approaches to diverse cultural contexts.

7) How do the methodologies and objectives of team coaching differ from those of individual coaching?

In team coaching, the focus shifts from individual growth to enhancing team dynamics and performance. Objectives in team coaching often revolve around improving collaboration, communication, and alignment towards shared goals. Methodologies in team coaching might include facilitating team workshops, conducting assessments of team dynamics, implementing collaborative exercises, and providing feedback to the team as a single entity rather than to individuals separately. Ultimately, team coaching aims to optimize the functioning of the team as a cohesive unit, leveraging the strengths of each member to achieve common goals.

8)  As a certified coach and practitioner, how do you approach mentoring and coaching senior leadership teams to maximize their potential and foster a culture of continuous improvement and development?

As an ICF PCC certified and EMCC accredited Senior Practitioner coach, I mentor and coach senior leadership teams through thorough assessments and discovery sessions to understand their needs and goals. Building trust and setting clear, measurable objectives aligned with the organization's vision are crucial. Personalized development plans, one-on-one coaching, group coaching, and team coaching, regular feedback, and promoting a culture of innovation and growth foster continuous improvement. Progress is measured through regular check-ins and metrics, ensuring sustained development and a culture of continuous learning and improvement.

9) Lastly, What unique qualities or expertise do you believe distinguish you as a coach and make you an attractive choice for potential clients?

My unique approach to coaching blends psychological principles, emotional intelligence techniques, and practical strategies, all rooted in my extensive background in Human Resources.  I prioritize building genuine connections with clients, fostering a supportive environment for growth.  I am dedicated to understanding each individual’s needs, ensuring meaningful and sustainable change.  These qualities make me an attractive choice for clients seeking transformation.

Thank you for your joining us Coach Ravi! Ot was great to learn more about you both personally and as a coach! To book a complimentary 30-minute Chemistry Session with Coach Ravi or to learn more about BOLDLY's full suite of coaching services, visit us at or email

About the Author:

Lisa Singh is an Australian, living with her family in the beautiful South Pacific. As Head of Coach Business Partnering for BOLDLY, Lisa's team screen and onboard coaches onto our global marketplace, then enable the matching and engagement process so that coaches can do what they do best: deliver exceptional coaching journeys to our coachees. In her role with BOLDLY she loves meeting top coaches and promoting their work for a Win:Win. Connect with Lisa here.

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