Corporate Trainer | Business Consultant | Leadership Coach | Assessment Centre Expert
Who Am I
An expert in executive assessment and focused
coaching, Ashok Grover is an Engineer-MBA, CPC (Certified Professional Coach) and CELC
(Certified Executive Leadership Coach). He has spent over four decades in
Indian industry of repute in the areas of Operations, Materials and Human
Resources; and held Unit Head and Corporate Functional Head positions. He
worked with Parle, Mohan Meakins, Ajay Piramal Group, Hawkins Cookers and
lastly JBM Group as Chief Human Resource Officer before switching to management
consulting in 2008.
He has acquired the expertise and added to his
credit many innovative HR practices, which he initiated at the organizations he
worked for. Some of the key areas are Competency Assessment, Performance
Measurement and Design & Implementation of unique Professional Value
Enhancement Program (PVEP).
Ashok is a certified facilitator for 360-degree
feedback and CORE Mapping. He is also licensed to administer Thomas PPA, TAS,
TST and related instruments. A certified facilitator for BPM-II® (Bullet Proof
Manager) training programs, Ashok has trained thousands of people in the area
of Organizational Philosophy (Vision, Mission, and Values), Balanced Score
Card, Communication Skills, Presentation Skills, Managerial Leadership and
Power of Positive Attitude & Affirmations.
Articles on Business, Human Resource and
Self-Improvement topics authored by Ashok have appeared in the Hindustan Times,
Business Manager, Human Factor and on a number of websites including www.skillscape.net
and www.ezinearticles.com (Diamond author). Ashok
shares his experience through these articles and these articles bring back to
him the experiences of his trainee participants, thus creating a continuous
learning and sharing spiral.
All his training workshops are customized for every
client and designed according to the
composition of the participant group. Apart from this, invariably there is some
takeaway reading material also. The workshops include presentations,
discussions and exercises / role plays to add an important element of experiential
learning. All the three forms of communication – auditory, visual and kinesthetic
– are made use of to ensure interest and involvement of the entire group of
participants. As an essential activity, all workshops are wound up with
specific action plans that are owned by the participants. As a natural
consequence, this methodology helps create sustainable improvements in the
personal and professional lives of those who participate in Ashok’s workshops.
Ashok believes that “whatever does not make
business sense, cannot make HR sense.” And this philosophy of his is reflected
in all his interventions including training.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.