CEO, School for Social Entrepreneurs India
It was an authentic space to embrace one's vulnerability - a space that Ashu Khanna created for a group of SSE India fellows to have conversations which would otherwise never happen. In her true spirit & passion to help people unleash their potential and find their own answers by expressing what is, what they wish and what they are doing about it?, She inspired many to come forward and have difficult conversations.
Region Director, Oiltanking(ME & I) and MD, Indian Oiltanking Ltd
Ashu's approach was very simple conversations coupled with very powerful questioning which led to deep introspection... she awakened the tools that we have within ourselves and put it to good use.
MR. FRANK HANCOCK
Country Head, Hakluyt & Co; Former MD, Barclays India
In group interactions...Ashu helped those group detoxify the relationships between the bosses and the more junior folk...her honesty is just amazing, honesty that she has and forces on you by making you confront things that you may not want to confront about yourself.
MR. ASHOK BAJPAI
Group Head of Operations & Integration, IHH Healthcare Berhad; Former CEO & Regional Director, Essar Steel.
Ashu has a knack for cutting to the heart of the matter, no matter how complicated it may be. Her direct approach towards stating the issues up front, and then exploring solutions works very well.
VP & Country Head Ansaldo STS
...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!
MR. AMIT THACKER
MD, SD Corporation Pvt. Ltd.
Coaching has helped in my self worth... Coaching has unleashed the dragon from within me, it has truly helped me at work.
MR. JAIDEEP KHANNA
Head Asia Pacific, Barclays Bank Plc
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. V ANANTHARAMAN
MD & Regional Head - Origination and Client Coverage & Co-Head - Wholesale Banking, South Asia, Standard Chartered Bank
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. ANUROOP (TONY) SINGH
Vice Chairman, Max New York Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
Ashu has incredible poise, presence and maturity. She has the unique combination of keen intellect and an ability to relate to people, both of which are critical for someone bringing out a transformation in others.
MR. RAHUL KANODIA
Vice Chairman & CEO, Datamatics Global Services
I would compare her discussion somewhat like what Lord Krishna had with Arjuna, where Lord Krishna did not teach him how to fight, he merely helped him clear his mind.
MR. SUDHANSHU VATS
Group CEO, Viacom 18 Media Pvt Ltd
Ashu is a very effective coach. Her authenticity coupled with a combination of her candor & pragmatic suggestions makes her a coach par excellence.
MR. RATTAN KESWANI
Deputy Managing Director, Lemon Tree Hotels
Ashu is highly effective and very committed to perform. She is tenacious and does not give up until she has demonstrated change in the person she is coaching.
MR. AWDHESH KRISHNA
Global Head - HR, Nomura India
I have known and worked with Ashu Khanna for a number of years on various programs and have found her to be a very effective coach and trainer. Her programs on leadership and Branding are particularly of high order and clubbed with her unique individual style have proven to be quite impactful.
MR. ARJUN KHANNA
Couturier for Menswear
The way Ashu said ... scratched something on many levels on many surfaces... that thinking really led me to a lot of change. I would thank Ashu on many levels but most of all she made be connect or reconnect with my inner self.
MR. AJAY G. PIRAMAL
Chairman Piramal Enterprises Limited
Ashu Khanna, in her book "I am Freedom", has distilled the wisdom of all the scriptures and presented it to us in a very simple way, with some very deep thoughts, that can be understood by everybody. Hers is a very practical book, wherein she explained "real life" situations by sharing her own experiences.
MRS. VANDANA SHROFF
Partner Amarchand Mangaldas & Suresh Shroff & Company
The feedback that we received seemed to indicate that it was a very timely programme that you conducted and that the participants found the same to be extremely helpful and practical.
MR. ANALJIT SINGH
Founder & Chairman, Max India
For happiness, joy and evolution... It is important to live a life of mindfulness. Mindfulness is an outcome of correct thinking and correct action. You can achieve that through checking your own behavior and mind from time to time. Ashu's book will you help create the direction.
MR. AKHIL GUPTA
Chairman & Managing Director, Blackstone India
This book will appeal to all on a spiritual journey irrespective of how much distance one has travelled. The power of the book is in the authenticity of experiences described and the courage of self-disclosure in a most honest fashion. Everyone can relate to some or most of Ashu's experiences and get help for accelerating their spiritual progress.
MR. NARAYAN K SESHADRI
Chairman & CEO, Halcyon Resources and Management
Halcyon engaged Ashu Khanna for Personal Coaching and Leadership Development of its small team of high achieving individuals. Ashu planned the assignment in a meticulous manner after fully understanding Halycon's business needs, the individuals and their motivations, the issues and challenges within...
MR. MANISH CHOKHANI
Director, Enam Securities (currently, Managing Director & CEO Axis Capital Ltd.)
Ashu has conducted group training workshops for our sales and research teams. She has also successfully coached one of the executives of Enam Securities, Mumbai for certain personal attributes identified by us. I was pleased to see significant behavior enhancement and Ashu was successful in guiding the executive to make changes towards improvement in relationships and career performance.