Ashok Grover

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 and (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.

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  •   Speaking Minds Offices:
         - Mumbai
         - Delhi
         - West Bengal
         New Zealand.
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About Speaking Minds

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.

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Our History

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.

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