During my professional career I have held senior roles in Investment Banking and Management Consulting, I have lived and worked internationally, operated at Board level, and worked alongside owner managed entrepreneurial businesses, helping deliver strategic leadership and business transformation.
I am no stranger to the challenges, pressure and stresses demanded of senior leadership roles. Motivating and managing effective teams, meeting deadlines and targets, and consistently delivering “value”.
Please take a look at my LinkedIn profile page for more detail on my background and experiences.
As well as Coaching professionally, I am also a volunteer Next Steps and Business Mentor with The Prince’s Trust Young Enterprise scheme, where I mentor and guide young entrepreneurs to transform their ideas into viable businesses, or help them towards securing full time employment.
Throughout my career I have personally benefited from having mentors who have supported me along my journey.
Almost all have grown to become close friends and people I hold in very high regard. Each one has been different in their style, technical background and approach. But all have given me the belief and challenge in my life to make key decisions when I really needed to.
Through my Business Mentoring, I aspire to be nothing less, and to give even more.
" The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to him his own "
Mentoring for me, whether it’s life or business, is empowering a person to see a future for themselves, helping them believe it can be attained, and then guiding them towards achieving it.
Through my Business Mentoring I am able to draw on my background of varied experiences in both life and business, and provide my clients with an alternative, and oftentimes challenging and honest perspective.
I have an extensive network of connections and resources that I can draw upon, and a wealth of personal experience and lessons from my own journey to share.
I am a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) trained by The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) on an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP), awarded by the International Coach Federation (ICF). I am also a Certified Practitioner of the Leadership Circle Profile assessment. And as a professional member of the ICF I am also committed to abiding by their Code of Ethics.
Having been coached, I have personal experience of the power of coaching and transformation first hand.
Everyone has the power to take their life in the direction they want it to go. In my capacity as a Transformative Life Coach, I see my role as helping people to recognise and unlock the true potential that exists within them, and maximise their own performance to bring about fulfilment and lasting happiness. Showing them a future that they themselves haven't seen yet.
I work with C-Suite and Senior Executives, their Teams, Entrepreneurs, and Individuals who want to bring about profound and lasting transformation into their lives. Having “been there, and done it”, I believe I offer something unique by combining my interest in personal development and wellbeing, with direct and specific experience of operating in high pressure environments.
"Yesterday I was clever,
so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise,
so I am changing myself."
My approach is holistic, drawing on my commercial, entrepreneurial, leadership, consulting and corporate experiences, and combining them with aspects of exploring human consciousness, well-being, mindfulness and personal development.
My aim is to always give maximum value. I care as much about your life, and your desire for transformation, as you do.
That’s why I invest in our first introductory consultation, usually between 60 to 90 minutes long. During this exploratory conversation, we will get know each other, understand your needs, desires and life goals. Most importantly we will confirm that there is a sufficient connection between us, and a real desire for change, for us to work together.
For me it’s all about Honesty, Integrity and Trust. By becoming a client, you are entering a partnership. We are both committed to powerfully improving the quality of your life.
"Everyone needs a coach" - Bill Gates & Eric Schmidt
Director of Brand, UK & Global at Momentum Worldwide. Part of the UK board of directors.
"It's rare you meet standout talent like Dipak. I have had the pleasure of working with Dipak for the last 12 months. Dipak helped me transform the way I think, act and lead. His ability to read your mind is simply amazing, what I like best is how is he able to give you a totally different perspective on a situation! Oh and Dipak is also one of the nicest people I have had the pleasure working with. I would recommend him to any organisation in need of leadership mentoring or coaching."
Co-Founder, CEO at Asoko Insight
"Dipak's sessions have made significant impact on my sense of awareness, which was a core goal for before starting our collaboration. In a very informal, enjoyable way Dipak got to the core of the issue, held up a mirror and guided me to finding my own insights and conclusions that were easy to grasp and adopt. Im a practical guy and any skepticism around the day-to-day applicability of the sessions I might have had beforehand turned out to be unfounded. I walked away with clarity of how to approach work and life situations, how to carry myself through them and how to learn and improve as an individual, at work and in private life."
Creative Director at Momentum Worldwide
"Dipak's influence has been completely transformative for me. He gives you the space and presence to go really deep and shift the ingrained behaviours that are holding you back from truly understanding and achieving your purpose. Real leadership comes from showing your vulnerability, so that your teams are able to do the same. Dipak provided the safe space to knock down all the walls, peel back the masks and the security blanket, in order to step out of reactive behaviour and into considered and controlled awareness. Knowing his success and experience in the corporate sector also means that you know he can relate to your circumstances and work with you on creatively decoding them and seeking opportunity in them. Thank you for shifting me Dipak!"
Head of People
"Dipak and I have worked with each other for a year an a half now and what a journey it has been. Dipak has coached me on a 1-2-1 basis, he has a truly human style and the passion he has for what he does is contagious. A fantastic active listener, Dipak’s coaching style is refreshing and real. Dipak has also joined a board session where he helped us to unlock our purpose, being able to manage multiple personalities and still get us to a lightbulb moment was really quite something. I highly recommend Dipak."
Director of Live Events & Production
"Having been coached by Dipak over the past year, I couldn'trecommend him highly enough. His style and manner make youfeel at ease, making him a great sounding board for any topicsyou might want to explore - both professionally and personally."
Managing Partner at Momentum Worldwide
"I've worked with Dipak for the last 18 months and have been consistently impressed and amazed how he is able to help me unlock answers and insights, which are already in consciousness. And therein lies his talent - his ability help you find the answers yourself, by asking the right questions and challenging you. It's not always easy to take or hear, but it works and every session is always extremely rewarding and productive. And the first and greatest lesson he ever taught me is that you have the power to choose how you feel / react/ exist. To find out more.... I suggest you give him a call"
Head of Strategy & Business Development,
"As a leader, I need to be challenged and have a purpose.
Dipak helped me get unstuck and back in action. He was masterful at challenging my doubts and guiding me through my thoughts to get to the core of what was blocking me from moving forward with renewed energy and purpose.
That burning desire to inspire and create amazing things in life was never lost, Dipak simply helped me to course correct and find it again.
I am truly grateful and thankful "
Founder & CEO, Cranberry Panda
" Coaching with Dipak has helped me to focus and get a deeper awareness of those areas in my life where I had held mental blocks and/or habits that were holding me back.
Through the programme of 1-2-1 sessions with Dipak, he has helped me to explore these aspects more deeply and together we have uncovered a number of behaviours or historic events that have had an impact on who I am today.
Dipak’s coaching has immensely improved my impact with my Board and my wider team at work. I feel more empowered and able to express my honest feelings, confident to show my vulnerability in service to the bigger picture, and more capable of leading the company in its purpose and vision. Using the techniques and tools that Dipak has given to me also provides me with that extra support needed during more challenging situations.
Dipak is an impactful coach who delivers real results, and I have no hesitation in recommending him to others, and have already done so!"
National People (HR) & Talent Director McCANN Australia Regional Talent Acquisition Director APAC at McCann Worldgroup
" I had the privilege of working with Dip when I was at McCann London. During our time, Dip helped in transitioning me into a much stronger leader. Dip is much more than just a just a coach! He connected with me on a personal level and wore multiple hats being, a mentor, coach, business advisor and friend. Personally I am extremely thankful for Dip, not only making me a better leader but also helping in making me a better person. I am looking forward to working together in my new role! "
Senior Account Director
McCann, London, UK
Outstanding coach. I was given an incredible opportunity to work with Dipak, and he has helped me significantly both professionally and personally. Dipak is a really nice man, which helps create an effective and open environment for coaching and mentoring. Thank you Dipak for all your support!
Director of Creative Strategy and Planning
Momentum, London, UK
I have always had lots of recommendations for books you can read and training courses you can go on to improve, grow your business skills and inspire new thinking. But not enough people recommend the value and brilliance of good mentoring and coaching to help play back the theory and fuse the very best of your business and personal development. Based on recent experience I would strongly recommend any mentoring or coaching time spent with Dipak. He has a personable and very human style, a bank of relevant stories and frameworks and he genuinely cares and wants to make a difference. In an ever changing, fast paced business World he would be my recommendation.
Creative Services Director
Momentum, London, UK
Dipak came into my life at just the right time and taught me how things are just as they should be. His open, honest and calming nature made us immediate friends. I could freely share anything I wanted to discuss without an ounce of judgement - whilst it not feeling like a therapy session either. He challenged me when I needed it - and just listened when I needed to vent. He showed me new perspective, how to understand my values and how to be more aware. My day to day anxieties are now so much more managable and I'd even go so far as to say I now feel empowered and in control. I thoroghly enjoyed my 6 months with Dipak and hope to be able to work with him more in the future.
Innovation Project Lead at The Prince's Trust and Trustee at Asphasia Re-Connect
"Dipak has literally changed my life. He has a special gift when it comes to coaching- he has helped me to understand my values and build more meaningful connections with my family and friends. More recently he is helping me to work on quieting my 'inner critic' to help me push myself forward in my career. I can't say its been a quick or easy journey (true personal development never is!) but its been an honest one and having someone as genuine as Dipak by your side makes it easier- a truly outstanding coach. More than happy to chat through how we have worked together if that would help anyone."
Managing Director, Entrepreneur
"Having known and worked with Dipak since 2012 I have always been impressed with his honesty and integrity in all situations. His natural ability to identify core issues quickly and then work with clarity on the resolution has always been one of his strengths. Dipak has an innate intuitive and spiritual awareness which allows him to make a deep connection with people in a short space of time, which is what makes him so perfectly suited to coaching and mentoring roles. Asking the questions that drive straight to the core of an issue, opportunity or challenge, undoubtedly come naturally to Dipak. I look forward to working with him again in the future."
Ad Operations Manager, EMEA Talent Solutions
LinkedIn, London, UK
“Dipak really helped me discover a person I had lost within myself. With his coaching I was able to build up my self confidence and personality, which I lost.
This was all a new experience for me, but Dipak helped guide me to a goal I felt I could never achieve. His professionalism gave me the confidence I was in safe hands. Dipak showed me a whole window of opportunities, which I felt were never achievable. I can't thank him enough for his dedication and inspirational coaching.”
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