Jeff Paul
CEO and Founder

I recommend this program with no hesitation. Employee engagement, customer growth, and board relations are critical for every CEO to address. Mahesh helped us with these areas through Active Leadership training. Mahesh brings his Fortune 500 experience and playbooks to help CEOs evolve and grow with their business. I highly recommend this program if you want to build an exceptional company!

Mark Eimer
Chief Technology Officer

Mahesh's coaching approach is highly insightful and results oriented. He adeptly identified areas where I could improve my leadership skills, communication, and decision-making processes. Through thought-provoking questions and practical exercises, he guided me to explore my potential, confront my limitations, and cultivate a growth mindset. One of the key strengths of Mahesh is his deep understanding of the corporate landscape and the challenges executives face.

Jogender Singh
Head of Engineering

As a Director of Engineering, I had very few people I could go to for advice. Mahesh thoroughly assessed how I was managing up, down, and sideways. Mahesh helped me with critical areas when I needed it the most. First, he helped me elevate my personal and professional brand. Mahesh made me a powerful storyteller. My thought leadership and the impact of what I did was immediately noticed by my leadership and my teams. I highly recommend his coaching program.

Nivedita Ojha
Vice President
Product Management

Mahesh helped me establish myself as a visionary leader in my organization. As a leader of people and an owner of a portfolio of products, I deal with many complexities and opportunities. Mahesh has been there as a coach and a thought partner. There have been several challenges in my journey, and Mahesh helped me think through these to make effective decisions. Mahesh balanced asking the right questions and advice, and provided the best strategies to elevate my org, the product vision, and the business performance.

Shirish Tatikonda
Head of Data Science
and ML Engineering

Mahesh’s executive coaching has added tremendous value to my growth as a leader in the technology industry. He has been instrumental in my learning leadership and strategic skills necessary to unlock my true potential and also change my career trajectory towards the true north. If you are looking to grow and get advice from someone who has done it all Mahesh is the right executive coach for you

Subhan Ali
Sr. Manager
Data Science and ML

Mahesh is the best coach I could've ever asked for. There are a lot of things to look for in a coach: are they personable? Do they provide value to me? Do they help me clarify my purpose and how it maps to my job? And there is the most important question: do they get results for me in my career? The answer to all of the above is unequivocally yes with Mahesh. He will work with you from the ground up to help you realize your full potential and realization in your career. He is a true professional and I could not recommend him more for any IC or Manager/leadership role. In the tech industry or otherwise

Jean David Ruvini
Head of AI

As my coach, Mahesh helped me strengthen my leadership skills and increase my executive presence. Mahesh has industry experience and very power-packed advice that matters when you work with senior execs. I have worked with him for several years, and he has helped me skillfully navigate the uncertainties in fast-paced and very complex environments. Working with him also gave me the strategies to make my team high-performance and accountable. His business acumen, tech background, and work ethic make Mahesh unique.

Sudha Thota
Sr. Dir. of Product Management

I could not have found a better coach than Mahesh to help me grow as a leader. What sets Mahesh apart is that he has himself walked the walk a few times in startups and in trillion-dollar companies. Mahesh understands success takes as much EQ as IQ. He took the time to fully understand my strengths and aspirations. He is very insightful, quick to see the blind spots, and accelerates growth through his coaching. Mahesh helped me transform to achieve both personal and professional growth. I feel very empowered to have an authentic, direct, strategic, compassionate, knowledgeable, and experienced person like him as my coach and advocate.

Bhuvana Ramachandran
Software Quality

Mahesh has been an invaluable guide and mentor on my leadership journey. His deep understanding of leadership dynamics, coupled with insightful coaching techniques, has empowered me to navigate complex challenges with confidence and resilience. His work emphasized aligning with my teams and the teams across the broader organization to drive what was mission critical. Some strategic and high-impacting initiatives need courage and coaching with Mahesh provided me exactly that. One of Mahesh's standout qualities is his keen observation and perceptive feedback. Through constructive and candid conversations, Mahesh helped me identify and capitalize on my strengths while offering constructive insights into areas for improvement.

Eric Jones MSHIA,BSN, RN
Clinical Informatics Hackensack Meridian Health

In my time working with Mahesh, I have gained helpful insights into myself and my future. Mahesh has not only guided me to be a better leader but challenged me to step outside of my comfort zone and take on new challenges. My sessions with Mahesh are often the highlight of the week/month and provide me with valuable feedback for reflection and self improvement.

Monisha Kanoth
Sr. Data Engineering Manager

Mahesh is sharp, wise, funny, highly accomplished, and incredibly knowledgeable, and someone who advocates and roots for you.His enthusiasm for your potential is infectious :). He has coached and supported me as I navigated growing into senior technical leadership. Mahesh is direct and won't hold back from saying what he sees is preventing you from growing. I appreciate his candor, his wisdom, and his uncanny trait of saying the precisely right thing that you need to hear at the perfect moment. My only regret is not meeting him earlier in my career!

Hyo Jung Song
Vice President of Mobile

Executive coaching from Mahesh helped me develop my leadership skills and influence across the organization. His coaching and direction empowered me to maximize my impact within and outside the division. Mahesh brings a rich perspective as a business leader, technologist, and coach. He humanizes and simplifies complex situations I find this combination refreshing because it is very hard to find an executive coach who has been there and done that. I highly recommend working with him to improve your organization and business through practical skills and powerful advice.

Mainak Mitra

Mahesh helped me improve my skills and procided pointers for me to upgrade myself. In my career journey Mahesh has been transformational – he provided me insights on how to position my strengths. He got me to understand the role at Google and help me prepare for facing the interview by being thorough. He boosted my confidence and I highly recommend working with him

Amit Chachnek
CEO and Founder

Mahesh helped us prepare how to get in front of large investors and made our pitch impactful by including key insights that matter. He has an uncanny ability to understand what customers want and how to approach large enterprise clients. He helped raise the bar on problem-solving and communication which were both crucial for our high-growth startup. I truly appreciate what Mahesh does for CEOs and their teams.

Shikha Jain
Machine Learning PM

After 7 long years at Western Digital, I was ready to switch careers. Mahesh provided me the much needed professional guidance every step of the way – from planning to developing new skills, and to believe in myself. I could have never done it without his coaching. Thanks to Mahesh, I am now a part of a Fortune 5 company. We cannot achieve big goals by ourselves. We need the right advice at the right time from someone who has been through the journey themselves. Working with Mahesh has been life-changing for me.

Grace Hu-Morley
Interim CMO

Mahesh helped me regain my confidence. Not only was Mahesh's approach refreshingly straightforward and candid, but also multifaceted. I thought he would start like most coaches do—the mock interview. Actually, he first helped me work through the self-induced roadblocks that were preventing me from landing the right next job. After I got out of my own way, I received two job offers. Mahesh is now working with me to bolster executive presence and skills to work with the Board and the C-Suite.

Junjie Guan
Staff Engineer

I received five amazing new job offers within months of working with him. Mahesh is technical and knows how to amplify the impact of technology on businesses and products. More importantly, I successfully implemented new and big ideas by being pushed out of my comfort zone. Mahesh is the go-to person if you want to seek career advancement. He is a former engineer and a tech leader who coaches from his experience.

Sachin K

I had not interviewed for years and I had no idea what it would take to join a large tech giant. Working with Mahesh helped me understand what exactly to focus on and transform my mindset. Mahesh brought out the best in me while guiding me every step of the way – from my career strategy to interviewing, and to getting my dream job. I highly recommend his coaching

Pavithra Khanapurkar
Sr. Program Manager

I have known Mahesh for 2 years and have completed 2 annual cycles of career guidance. The beginning year was the most crucial and sensitive time of my life where I felt helpless at the crossroads of a career path. By the time I met him, I had taken 3 years of a maternal break, and by end of the 3rd year, I had zero confidence in getting back to the career world. He helped me unveil my potential and influenced me to never ever undervalue or underrate myself.

Kris Rudeegraap

Mahesh truly understands what it takes to formulate and deliver product-led growth. Mahesh is a great advisor for founders and CEOs. Personally for me, Mahesh quickly understood the need for us to scale and came up with effective strategies for us to incubate a new line of products. His background from large tech giants and experience with startups makes him a unique partner.

Sharanya Nair
Technical PM Lead

Mahesh helped me dig deeper and uplevel my skills. His powerful coaching led to multiple job offers from Google, Datastax, and more. He also helped me establish myself in the first 90 days in the new company. His coaching fast-tracks the entire career change process within and outside the company. I highly recommend Mahesh to anyone looking to work on their career growth.

Kent Lopez
VP of Sales

Mahesh approaches executive coaching with a mixture of mentorship and partnership. My role involves working with partners and board members in the US and worldwide. His approach improved the dynamics with my team, my relationships with the board, and my rapport with the execs. Mahesh has a lot of empathy and deep comfort with scaling systems and knows what it takes to grow the business in a competitive landscape. The Customer NPS and Employee satisfaction scores got much better because of working with him.

Adam Stone
Start Adam

Mahesh helped me with clarity and communication and empowered me to elevate my work. I highly recommend working with him

Henderson Jones
Sr. Director
Infrastructure and Security
National Geographic

I struggled with doubts about my leadership abilities. Executive coaching with Mahesh provided me with the ideal blend of support and push, building my confidence. His intelligent questions spurred deep reflection while his affirmations fueled motivation. Ultimately, Mahesh’s critical guidance equipped me with the leadership skills and executive presence essential for my leadership journey at the National Geographic Society. Mahesh empowered me to lead with a strong vision, clarity in my communication, and powerful stakeholder relations. His coaching approach was highly personalized for my situation. I was able to manage the challenges and get clarity on my strengths, interests, and beliefs, ultimately determining a path that aligns with my goals.

Gautam Kumar
Director of Analytics

Mahesh’s executive coaching has added tremendous value to my growth as a leader in the technology industry. He has been instrumental in my learning leadership and strategic skills necessary to unlock my true potential and also change my career trajectory towards the true north. If you are looking to grow and get advice from someone who has done it all Mahesh is the right executive coach for you

Vijay Kristipati
Head of Engineering

Every engineering leader focused on building Executive Presence should work with Mahesh. As an engineering leader, building a strong executive presence is crucial for your success. Many engineers struggle with the "soft skills" required to thrive in the executive suite. But with Mahesh's guidance, you'll transform those perceived weaknesses into powerful strengths. The impact of your work will shift from simply being competent to attaining true excellence.Mahesh is a remarkable coach with an unparalleled engineering and product background. Coaching with Mahesh will empower you in ways you never thought possible. You'll gain crystal-clear clarity on your leadership abilities and presence.

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