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Nihar holds the PCC (Professional Certified Coach) credential from the International Coach Federation and the CPCC (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach) certificate from the Coaches Training Institute (CTI).

His executive career includes formerly leading Talent Development for the digital semiconductor businesses and all corporate functions at Texas Instruments.  He has also held senior consultant roles at PDI Korn/Ferry and the Corporate Executive Board as well as sales, strategy and finance roles at two Fortune 500 companies.  Nihar received his MBA at the Wharton School of Business, an MA in international economics at Columbia University and a BS in international economics at Georgetown University.

Nihar’s unique advisory approach, based on a depth of experience and business acumen not often found in traditional coaches, is complemented by a highly attentive and thoughtful coaching style that gets results for the business and enables breakthrough personal growth for the leader.  As a result, he is able to meet corporate executives where they are, with credibility and quick comprehension of their needs as well as their unique business challenges.

Nihar unlocks personal insights. Specifically, by leveraging Nihar as a coach, I was able to: (a) understand important subtleties of my personality type, (b) outline my ideal role based on those subtleties, & (c) define the succinct value I bring to an organization. Going forward, these insights allow me to evaluate new opportunities with much greater clarity. Overall, Nihar is an outstanding coach and I highly recommend him.

Vice President, Fortune 500 Communications Conglomerate

It's been a truly refreshing and re-orienting experience working with Nihar. His work experience gives him a solid grounding in the relevant issues at play in today's workplace. He has faced the same challenges. His ear for emotional nuance helps to uncover those niggling issues you probably need to deal with sooner than later, issues that extend outside the workplace. His insights are startlingly simple, yet profound and hard to forget. And he's just fun to work with. I walked in thinking the measure of a coach's performance was simple: it's what you see on your scoreboard. And although my stats have improved dramatically during our work together, what I've been learning is how to enjoy the game again, to get back into my favorite role and just rock it. I heartily recommend him to anyone who wants to do that.

Vice President, Strategy and Analytics at Media Company

The executive coaching that I have received from Nihar Chhaya over the course of the last year has been indispensable. Nihar has helped me recognize both strengths and weaknesses and has been able to help me leverage the strengths and guide me in working on some of the weaknesses to further my influence in my organization. He has been helpful in reducing some of the stress from the day to day demands of my job, and given me some good coaching tips that help me understand what is triggering the stress and ways to recognize and improve the situation. He is a great sounding board and has allowed me to work through scenarios and ideas with him to get to a better outcome. Through his coaching I have seen a positive change in the interaction with both my direct reports as well as my direct supervisor and my working relationships have shown noticeable improvement. I have also received good feedback from my supervisor on the positive effects of the coaching received by Nihar. I appreciate all of the time and effort that Nihar has put into our sessions and would recommend Nihar as a coach to anyone that is looking to grow either personally or in their career.

GM, $300M Product Line, Fortune 500 Company

Working with Nihar provided the additional boost of confidence needed as I moved from a first-level manager with a small team to a middle-level manager with a large team and increased interactions with top-level management. After only a few sessions, I felt like Nihar truly understood my strengths and pinpointed the areas I needed to improve in. Through thoughtful discussion and coaching, Nihar was able to suggest ways to work through my self-doubt and how to combat uncomfortable situations. These suggestions have led to quick improvement and I am not only more confident in my role but my supervisor, top-level managers and many of my peers have noticed my progress. Nihar embodies everything I was looking for in an executive coach – someone who listens, makes you feel comfortable, understands complex business situations and is truly committed to your personal and professional development.

Director of Marketing, Fortune 500 Company

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