Are you a leader in tech, at a crossroads, and unsure what is next for you?I can help you do the work of your life without stress and feeling like a fraud.
Are you ready to start shaping your new life today? Presenting the Deploy Yourself 1-on-1 coaching program
Have you plateaued in your current role and unable to find direction or make progress?
Do you find it difficult to keep everyone engaged, motivated and on the same page?
Stress & Anxiety?
Do you feel a strong desire to succeed but are uncertain about your abilities?
Do you feel alone and under pressure while dealing with all the change and uncertainty around?
Deploy Yourself School of Leadership presents:
The 6-month Deploy Yourself Coaching Program
Are you lost, confused and unsure of what is next for you?
Despite all your achievements, do you have a nagging feeling that something is missing?
Are you tired of doing the same thing over and over again but still not getting the kind of results you want?
I know! It can be extremely frustrating and exhausting.
Do you feel like hiding somewhere because you are not sure if you have got what it takes to succeed?
I have been there! You can almost feel your heart beating fast with anxiety and insecurity in such a state.
Silence and being alone become excruciatingly painful, and you just keep yourself busy with meaningless activities.
And doesn’t the experience become even worse because there is nobody you can share this with?
Wouldn’t you want to openly speak your mind to someone who understands exactly what you feel and can give you the advice you can trust and need?
Do you want to speak to someone who can:
- show you what you are not seeing on your own,
- and tell you what you need to hear and nobody else is telling you,
- so that you can achieve what you can not even imagine right now?
If your answer to the above is yes, you have come to the right place.
This program is designed for frighteningly outstanding results.
It will help you:
- Anticipate change, stay balanced, and act fast with confidence.
- Move forward with courage and confidence when you are scared and uncertain.
- Overcome your self-doubt, insecurity, anxiety, and impostor syndrome.
- Handle difficult people and conversations with confidence and ease.
- Manage and outperform expectations.
- Say NO when you have to, so that you can say YES to the right things.
- Keep your balance – ensuring health, family, passions, etc do not suffer.
- Have purpose and direction each day and know where you are headed and why.
- Influence and lead people through your presence, listening, and confidence.
- Create a powerful future vision so that people look up to you naturally.
- Create high-performing teams – with trust, responsibility, engagement, collaboration, and amazing results.
- Manage & coach people to help them do the work of their lives.
- Hold people accountable and create strong commitments.
- Be clear on what you stand for, what you bring to the table, and when to draw a line (boundaries) with courage.
- Keep people on your team happy, motivated, and together.
- Build trust and strong relationships for the long-term.
- Stay in a positive mood and energy even when nothing is going your way.
- Create habits to make change stick over time.
- Never feel alone again and have a trusted advisor (me) who has your back at all times and tells you what you need to hear.
- Take pride, meaning, and satisfaction from what you do each day.
Special Offer – The program is open for only 6 participants in 2023. Only 2 spots are available right now.
What Entrepreneurs & CEOs create after working with me?
“What I could have done in two months, I was able to get done in two days.” –
Pradeep Banavara, co-founder of Obvious Technology and ex-VP of Product at Swiggy
“Our aspirations have become way bigger now. We are not limiting ourselves by our history.” –
Parth Lawate, co-founder and CEO of Tekdi Technologies
“We have doubled revenues and 1.8X the number of people in the last 1 year. But more importantly, we are able to handle any challenge that comes our way with calm.” –
Ashwin Date is the co-founder & CTO at Tekdi Technologies.
“This is so big. This is dream material. This is what I dreamed of as a child. And there is absolutely no value you can put on having peace in your business and in your heart.” –
Jennifer Delano, Founder and Owner at PRGoeroes
How Does It Work?
- We meet for a 1-on-1 session regularly (preferably weekly)
- I show you the mirror by reflecting together or deliberately challenging or provoking you 🙂
- I reveal the first principles of leadership to help you see what you could not see before
- As a result, you can take new action and produce new results which were unimaginable earlier
- I will share frameworks/mental models for effective conversations, building trust, team performance, and decision-making
- You will have unlimited access and ongoing support along the way
Why should you trust me?
You can trust me because:
- I have been where you are currently.
- I have led tech teams for more than a decade. I have been a bad manager and a good manager myself.
- I have learned my lessons the hard way. You do not have to.
- I have been a serial entrepreneur. I have risked and lost a lot.
- I have been scared, confused, lost, insecure, and afraid to be seen.
- I have invested over 13 years and counting in my personal development and coaching.
- I have researched human behaviour and leadership from multiple perspectives – psychology, neuroscience, systems thinking, philosophy, and eastern wisdom.
- I have interviewed and learned from hundreds of leaders.
- I host a podcast, give public talks, and guest lectures in business schools, and my first book on leadership will be published soon.
- I practice and put to use everything I share with you in my own life. I live by example.
Why do you need a coach?
I can not answer this question for you. Only YOU can do that.
I can share why I have had a coach for the last 12 years – I love having someone who believes in me and holds me accountable to a bigger vision. I love having someone who doesn’t believe the stories or fears that hold me back.
Successful people benefit the maximum from coaching because nobody tells them what they most need to hear. As a coach, my job is to SERVE you, not to PLEASE you – by telling you just that.
Are you ready to be brutally honest and get out of your own way? If you answered YES, then you should WANT a coach, not just NEED one.
What am I promising?
I promise that:
- Working with me will change the trajectory of your life and work.
- You will learn to relax, smile, and have fun even while facing bigger and tougher challenges in your life.
- You will understand what it really means to be committed and what is possible when you show up with that commitment
- You will see things that you had never seen before – about yourself, others, and life situations.
- You will feel listened to with love and compassion in a way that you have never been
- You will experience and learn what it means to be “present”, and what it means to Deploy Yourself as a “leader”
- You will want to spend more time with me, even if parts of spending time with me are challenging, provocative, and uncomfortable.
- The world you live in will change completely, not because the world changed, but because YOU changed and shifted so massively.
- I will share what you need to hear, not what you want to hear (in your service)
What are my requirements?
Here is what I require from you:
- Make our time together the most important. Not because you are working with me, but because we are going to fully commit to your life.
- Be on time. Do what you say. Stay in communication when things do not go as planned.
- Be open and coachable. Be willing to hear different perspectives. Especially those you might not want to hear.
- Practice & give it time. This is not just about intellectually understanding.
- Be willing to be compassionate with yourself and take this journey with lightness.
How much is the investment?
My coaching programs are personalised to your specific needs and expectations.
They pack a lot of value and your investment will range from €12,000 – €65,000.
My invitation to you is to take at least 10 times the value of your investment in the program.
The work I do is priceless and life-transforming. I intend to serve you so powerfully that you see this investment as your best in life so far.
Game on! Wanna play?
How much time will this take?
The coaching sessions themselves will be 1 hour.
Apart from that, I expect you spend at least 30 minutes each day reflecting or practising what you learn.
In 3 months or less, by being more present and aware in your life, you will be able to save at least 2 hours each day.
So overall, this will save you time.
The APC Model - We will work at three levels
Learn to see with clarity, separate fact from fiction, build new conversational skills, and make powerful offers and promises. This is what we do (or don't do). At this level, all work gets coordinated.
Presence is the quality of our being. It includes our moods, emotions, energy, and body. Learn to listen so deeply that you build trust, camaraderie, and a sense of serenity just by your presence.
Your CARE & PURPOSE
Identifying what we (and others) most deeply care about allows us to create better teams, well-being, and results. Unlock and create creativity and teamwork where once was stress and confusion.
Who am I?
Often, the most challenging story to tell is your own.
What most people know about me is that I have been a software engineer, serial entrepreneur, manager, and a photographer.
What most people don’t know about me is that I have spent a lifetime staying invisible. I have used my computer and camera as tools to hide behind.
I have spent so much of my time hiding myself that I now see where you are powerful even when you cannot.
Every leader needs someone they know they can count on. I am that person!
I combine my experiences as an engineer, 3x entrepreneur, public speaker, leader in companies like Yahoo and Booking.com, and as a poet and photographer – to help leaders merge the science of doing business with the art of leadership.
What others are saying?
My main personal concern before starting coaching was to get some things to go out of me. And to make a plan how to do that. What I found out that being a perfectionist doesn't make me happy. It makes me slow and grumpy. I am aware of that now.
Learning to be functional and productive in very complex environments is beneficial in making my goals. I am working on it right now.
You made me think about how I can develop myself as an individual and find an opportunity to do that in an organization. I learned to remember to be proud of my origin, which are my core potentials, and not to forget to inspire others.
I would recommend coaching with Sumit as he can help individuals to find/remember again their core potentials. It's a sort of unstoppable energy source which could never get dry.
Vladimir Nećakov - Architect
"I met Sumit during a leadership training he was giving and liked how he explained things, so I gave coaching with him a try.
As a result, I felt more confident and gained clarity on my values and strengths/weaknesses.
I liked Sumit's way of questioning to properly understand what was bothering me. Sometimes it was not clear to me what the problem really was. With his questions, it was possible to find the right problem to attack.
I started a stretch project, wrote down my promises to myself, and started journaling as a result. This helped me get back on track myself when I felt lost. We also role-played different scenarios, which was very helpful.
I totally recommend coaching with Sumit. Having somebody who challenges your point of view and helps you get some clarity is key if you want to reach the high bar you set for yourself."
Daniel Rodriguez - Team Lead
I have benefited significantly from my experience with Sumit for coaching. Going into the start of our coaching sessions I knew that I was struggling with personal accountability and held a lot of fears around success and failure. I had some ideas of why that was, but I didn’t really understand it or have the tools or perspective to overcome it.
Sumit quickly understands exactly what I’m going through each time I try to explain it. He always offers useful insights, exercises, and tools that appropriately address what I’m struggling with in a way that brings clarity, understanding, and excitement for moving through.
Since working with Sumit I am in a much more calm, confident, and positive place regarding my personal accountability and the goals that I am working to achieve that don’t depend on external accountability. I have and continue to utilize the perspective, practices, and tools that Sumit has taught me to separate myself from my past endeavours, successes, failures, achievements, things I didn’t achieve, and feelings of guilt and shame about things in the past.
I feel much less burdened than I did before and genuinely excited to continue to improve my personal integrity and take on the uncomfortable tasks that I have avoided for years due to the fear brought on by the weight of all of what I had been carrying emotionally. Sumit helped me see how to approach the parts of business that I have been fearful of with the same lightness, excitement, fun, and courage I regularly have in pursuing my outdoors interests.
I highly recommend Sumit as an intuitive, knowledgeable, patient, kind, and excellent coach for helping you figure out what is holding you back from the things you want to achieve, and how to overcome them.
Carson Green - President at CyGen Technologies, Inc.
Palak Khare - Affiliate Marketing Manager
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The Deploy Yourself Guarantee
I understand that this is a big investment – especially if you have never invested in a coaching program before.
So, with this program, you get the ‘Deploy Yourself Guarantee’ – which means that if you are not satisfied after 30 days of working together, you get all your money back – with no questions asked.
In addition, if you take CONSISTENT ACTION based on what we agreed in our coaching calls, and do not achieve satisfactory results in 6 months, I will continue working with you for FREE for the next 6 months, or until you are satisfied with the results.
Wait! You also get complimentary access to
My curated list of useful and practical articles, research, videos, data, and books which I have been collecting since 2010.
Exclusive Guides & Reports
My selection of checklists, templates, handouts, and guides which I have been writing since 2010 to support my own growth as a leader. Worth €1500 alone
Access to my membership platform and video courses for you to learn at your own pace and convenience. Worth €2000 / year alone.
How do you start?
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