Testimonials

Nihar was my coach when I was considering a recent new role. During our weekly calls he helped me define the important elements of the ideal next role as well as see how my longer-term objectives could be achieved from a switch. Nihar's experience as a coach, a human capital consultant, working for and with large businesses, and his academic background gives him a well-rounded perspective. He kept me on task regularly which I credit to helping me be systematic about considering what was next. 

Vice President, North America Sales at Global Consulting Firm

Nihar is one of the most discerning and trustworthy coaches with whom I have ever worked. He is able to grasp the heart of an issue very quickly which allows him to provide deeply insightful guidance to his clients. Few people are as earnest in their desire to enable clients toward their goals as Nihar.

Senior Market Leader, Fortune 500 Oil and Gas Company

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

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

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

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, Finance, Fortune 500 Media Conglomerate

I was one of his first coaching clients - it was in that capacity that I was able to witness Nihar's true talent as a coach.  He helped me quickly gain perspective in my new assignment, develop and accomplish a series of goals, and be more effective in my role than I otherwise would have without his guidance.    

Director, Innovation Strategy, Silicon Valley Software Company

I hired Nihar as my coach to help me assess and make some decisions about what next steps to take in my career. Nihar's extensive background in various business settings combined with the co-active coaching skills he brings to the conversations have been instrumental for me in discovering my strengths and building my confidence to take the next step in my career. Every session with Nihar lead to a breakthrough and new insights. Nihar asked great questions that allow you to look at things from a different perspective but at the same time is not afraid to offer suggestions to help you develop. I highly recommend Nihar as a coach.

Owner, Global Consulting Company

When I began working with Nihar, we decided to start fresh with new ideas on how I can decide my next career move. He was instrumental in assisting me to outline my goals and develop a tangible plan to achieve them. Nihar responds back to client emails so incredibly fast, you feel embarrassed if you don't respond back with the same alacrity. He is able to offer actionable insight into a variety of industries such as finance, and pushes clients to think creatively on how to achieve objectives. I found our weekly phone meetings to be very useful in planning my work strategy. I would highly recommend his services to any of my colleagues that are looking to move vertically in their chosen industries or are trying to make a career change into something new.

Senior Credit Analyst, Fortune 500 Financial Services Company

Nihar was patient and understanding through my journey. He helped highlight my lateral thinking based on my core values. His insights into my strengths were something that I was not able to see, but now I can take this and apply into action. I now have the confidence to take on things that I would not have attempted as I propel myself to my next stage in life.

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