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“How a Big Tech Company is Revolutionizing Organizational Development Through Coaching in the Workplace” with Vimal Shyamji


This week on the UpLevel Podcast, we explore the transformative power of coaching in professional settings with our special guest, Vimal Shyamji,  a seasoned leadership coach and senior manager at a large tech company. With over 200 individuals under his guidance and an impressive background that spans tech, finance, and manufacturing recruitment, Vimal brings a wealth of experience to our discussion on the ROI when incorporating coaching into workplace dynamics. Vimal also emphasized how coaching changed his life and shaped his career and approach to organizational management.

Don't miss this insightful conversation filled with actionable takeaways for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of effective leadership through the lens of professional coaching. Tune in now!

In this Episode:

  • Listen to how Vimal's unexpected journey from aspiring high school math teacher to business administration graduate set him up for success in the corporate world.

  • Hear Vimal’s initial dismissiveness of coaching and learn how he got into the world of coaching and how it revolutionized his perspective and practices as a leader.

  • Discover how Vimal’s theological principles align with core coaching beliefs about human potential and creativity while overcoming insecurities linked to mathematical prowess.

  • Be enlightened by Vimal’s personal growth and how he embraced uncertainty and emotional richness rather than suppressing them. A shift from problem-solving focus to empowering others' capabilities.

  • Hear Vimal's insights into leading during uncertain times such as the pandemic by establishing foundational values that resonate within teams.

  • Vimal shares a tool such as breathwork for navigating stressful situations in the workplace and personal upheaval.

  • Hear Vimal’s perspective on how challenging leaders move beyond temporary fixes towards long-term fulfillment by tapping into their true selves instead of meeting external standards.

  • Vimal encourages curiosity about different perspectives to foster inclusion and belonging within diverse work environments.

Order of Topics:

  • Vimal’s Pivotal Career Shifts

  • Coaching Skepticism Turned Advocacy

  • Integrating Theology and Math Into Leadership

  • Before and After Coaching

  • Business Impact Through Values and Principles

  • Sustained Performance Through Wholeness

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Via Coaching Mindset

Action Items:

  • Explore the Benefits of Coaching

  • Lead with Values and Principles

  • Embrace Wholeness at Work

  • Promote Diversity Through Curiosity

  • Invest in Professional Development

  • Practice Mindset Reframing Techniques

  • Implement Health Precautions Thoughtfully

  • Measure ROI on Coaching Investments

  • Support Emotional Connections at Work

  • Connect with Thought Leaders

  • Join Supportive Networks

  • Balance Optimism With Realit

  • Create Moments Of Connection During Tension

  • Prioritize Self-Care And Mental Health For Team Resilience

  • Continuously Learn And Adapt Your Leadership Style

About Vimal:

Vimal Shyamji is a leadership coach and a Senior Manager of Global Recruiting for a large tech company. 

He currently leads a matrix org of 200-plus individuals supporting the hyper-growth of this organization's cloud business. Prior to that, he led global recruiting for a different department within the organization, including the integration of a 2000-person acquisition in Taiwan. Before moving to the Bay Area seven years ago, he worked for recruitment firms moving from Tennessee to Boston to Los Angeles, building teams in tech, finance, and manufacturing.  He initially attended Lee University with a plan to teach high school math before pivoting to obtain a degree in business administration with a minor in theology. Vimal completed his coach training with the Co-Active Training Institute. Equipped with a diverse skill set encompassing relationship-building, trust-building, consistency, iOS development, JavaScript, and of course coaching, Vimal offers invaluable expertise to the industry.

Today, he is leading and developing a distributed team to build a more representative organization, supporting executive leaders with hiring strategy and execution and driving the evolution of their hiring process.

About UpLevel Productions: Founded by Christie Mann, MA, CPCC, PCC, and Rachel Baldi, CPCC, PCC, UpLevel creates, produces, and delivers Transformative Experiences, Workshops, Training, Events + Media that develop leaders who make our world a healthier, more alive, and connected place to be. As Associate CTI Faculty Partners, UpLevel is licensed to sell, produce, and deliver Co-Active coach training and leadership development programs around the world to support the transformational growth of individuals and culture inside the workplace and organization. Instagram @uplevelproductions Facebook & LinkedIn @uplevelproductionscompany


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