Hi, my name is Narayan Kamath.
My mission is to make positive and significant impact in the lives of at least 100,000 people by 2020 - by helping them unleash their true potential to achieve greater success and fulfilment - at work, and in life.
Leadership Coach. Mentor
As a Leadership Coach and Mentor, I help successful leaders like you, take their leadership to the next level. This requires you to get better in 5 areas - coping with overwhelm, managing your career, managing effectively, leading inspirationally and living intentionally. You can learn more about engaging me as your coach and mentor here.
I also work with small businesses and larger companies looking for support with top team alignment, leadership transitions, and developing high-potential talent. For details on the services I provide to companies, please see this
Besides coaching, I hope to touch the lives of people through my writing. I maintain a blog and also post my articles on social media. I am also working on a couple of book ideas - related to leadership and personal development. I write mainly about Coping With Overwhelm, Managing Your Career, Managing Effectively, Leading Inspirationally and Living Intentionally
I have had the fortune to be mentored by and work along side many inspiring leaders and effective managers. While there are too many to name, I would be remiss not to mention K T Krishnamurti, James Er and Shirley Ho.
I have always been an avid reader, with a fairly eclectic taste ranging from classical literature, pulp fiction, mythology, science, business and self-help. Among the writers on leadership who have provided much inspiration, I would count Peter Drucker, Ken Blanchard, Jim Collins, John Maxwell, Marshall Goldsmith, Ram Charan and Patrick Lencioni.
While I’m fairly new to blogging, I have followed some bloggers and podcasts fairly closely and they continue to inspire me. Again, while the list of bloggers I follow is fairly long, my absolute go-tos include David Allen, Michael Hyatt and the Manager Tools podcast by Michael Auzenne and Mark Horstman
I have over 26 years of functional and general management experience in small and large companies, mostly in the energy sector. I have worked in and led, small and large teams in India, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Philippines and Thailand.
I have had the privilege of working in great companies like Grasim Industries, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited, Singapore Refining Company and Shell.
As a Leadership Coach and Mentor, I have worked with leaders from several major organisations including Aditya Birla Group, Amazon, Arvind, Bank of Baroda, BPCL, Cisco, Flipkart, Ford, GE, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Infosys, Juniper, Keppel, Oracle, Petronas, Reliance, Samsung, Siemens, Shell, ST Engineering, Syndicate Bank, TCS and Wipro
Qualification and Professional Affiliations
Master of Technology – Chemical Engineering, IIT Bombay
Master of Business Administration – NUS Business School, Singapore
Associate Credentialed Coach - International Coach Federation
Certified Executive Coach – Marshall Goldsmith SCC
Certified Leadership Coach – Certified Coaches Alliance
Certified 360 Assessor – Marshall Goldsmith SCC
Certified Psychometric Analyst – Oscar Murphy International
International Coach Federation (ICF)
Association for Talent Development (ATD)
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Interests Outside Work
They say work ceases to be work - when you enjoy what you are doing.
While that is more than true for me, I also feel blessed that my work allows me to pursue my other passions such as sustainable living (I’m a Certified Permaculture Designer!), reading, writing, music and long and lively conversations with some very brilliant and passionate people.
We own a small farm (more a food forest actually) at Shoolagiri, a really short drive from our home on the outskirts of Bengaluru. Besides providing us, our friends and neighbours, a modest quantity of delicious fruits and vegetables, it has given us the opportunity to get to know and make friends with some very passionate and fascinating people, who we might have never met otherwise.
The best way to reach me is via email.