Ensuring the ‘human’ in the Future of Work: BIY Coaching Festival


All facets, such as how a leader should be a coach, how a CEO creates a coaching culture and how a CHRO acts as custodian of ‘humanness’ at the workplace will be discussed at the event on 14 June.

Believe In Yourself has launched a day-long coaching festival. The festival will focus on sharing the power and potential of coaching as a skill. The discussions will range from how a leader can be a coach to how a CEO can create a coaching culture and how a CHRO can act as custodian of ‘humanness’ at the workplace.

The BIY Coaching Festival will be held on 14 June at MCA Club, Mumbai.

The programme is a 40-day activity and includes TweetChat (#BIY2018) and Hackathons (#BIYHackathon) across all social-media platforms of BIY. The festival will begin with a classical Kathak dance performance by Radhika Phanse, taking the audience through the ‘Journey of a Soul’.

Besides, there will be keynote sessions by several senior business leaders which includes names, such as Anil Khandelwal, Prabir Jha, Sriram Yogi, Rajesh Padmanabhan, Steve Correa and industry thought leaders, such as Gurprriet Singh, Amey Mashelkar, Anuranjita Kumar, Gajendra Chandel and Yash Mahadik.

These senior leaders will deliberate on the potential and possibilities of understanding the ‘self’ better, unlocking the power of reflection and introspection and stories of their personal transformations. Discussions pertaining to how they are now trying to transform at scale will be the highlight of the day. In addition, there will be dialogues and discussions by CEOs on how they transformed into coaches and what they expect from the HR fraternity.

The festival will also have a panel discussion with startup founders and entrepreneurs, who will talk about their trials and tribulations and how desperately they seek a ‘ear to hear’ and ‘voice to counsel’.

Besides, there will be other eminent speakers from varied walks of life, such as actor Ashish Vidyarthi, cricketer Praveen Amre, CXO speaker Shailesh Ayyangar (Sanofi), media personality Rohit Bansal.

Steve Correa, CHRO Diageo India, says “A coach provides presence as a container for what is moving within the client. It provides safe space and is reflective”.

Anil Khandelwal, who retired as chairman and managing director of Bank of Baroda, iconic business transformation leader, author of Dare to Lead and the recent CEO – Chess Master or Gardener, says “The only role a CEO has is that of a coach, to build a learning and coaching culture. Everything else will happen!”

During the course of the day, delegates can walk around admiring some beautiful paintings and art work by Not Just Art—an NGO dedicated to differently-abled children.

The day promises to end with a high octane theatrical performance on the theme ‘Believe In Yourself’ by the Dharavi Rocks group, a musical band of slum children in the age group of 8–18 from Mumbai.

This is a highly curated, niche event that will witness learning getting unleashed via soul- touching performances, networking, knowledge sessions, provocative discussions and several immersive

Participation in the event is only by invite from BIY. HRKatha is the media partner for BIY Coaching Festival.

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