from Sushanth N.S, Coaching Champion, Career kraft, reported to Shivakumar at Career kraft foundation on 17 Dec 2014
A great person to work & partner with. He does make sure that his coaching has a meaningful impact to a person's life as well as his stand & support for the people he's with is Incredible! Amazing with detailed process work & finance. Fighter at heart & will!
from Rajesh Sharma, Coach, Mentor, Team Leader, Leadership Trainer, People First on 20 Nov 2014
when ever i think of adding value or people development, the only person that strikes me is Shiva, a person who is ruthlessly committed to peoples life and take stand for their greatness. the time i spent with shiva are still the most memorable one. Thank you shiva for all your support as friend, i am really happy that i met you in my life.... god bless you and let all your dream comes true....
from Bert Cherian, was Shivakumar's client on 11 Jul 2014
What defines Shiva is his patient and persistent stand for people. His integrity is high and as a coach he understands ontology well. In my estimate he has probably coached hundreds of people with solid results.
from Ravi Kiran, COO/Trainer, People First, on 29 Jun 2014
Shiva's commitment to people he works with is outstanding, and his loyalty towards his work gives him strong focus. Regardless of all that he has done, his hunger to learn has never ended - a rare occurrence, which gives him an edge. There's no question that whatever he does, he puts his heart into it. It's been a pleasure to work with him and know him at a personal level.
from Rohit Sasvehalli, Executive Leadership Team, People First on 14 Jun 2014
Shiva is a fantastic coach!! As a coach he is powerful and committed to making a difference. There is a line we picked up when we were learning to be coaches together " Good coaches listen to what's not being said and work with what's not being worked on". As a coach and a human being he personifies that by going into the depth and core of each issue. His incredible hunger, openness, willingness to learn and humility set him apart. He has the rare ability to nurture and challenge people to the right extent to enable them to grow. On all the teams we have been part on, he has done just that and has a clear eye which support people to unleash their natural strengths and evolve. His biggest strength though is that he is constantly evolving and going to the next level and has a huge heart!!
from Jaya Veeran Kaya Rohanam, Core Member (Top Leadership Team), People First, on 03 Jun 2014
What Shiva means to People First is he is a complete people oriented person. In Whatever state you are when you walked to him, I can be 100% sure that when you walk out from him, you will be loaded with lots & lots of energy. His commitment level towards what he is committed to, always drives people. He was the one who i always lookup to, when it comes to Commitments and Structure. His Coaching has made many wonders in Team as well as to me as a person (He was my personal Coach). In Simple the one liner about Shiva according to me is, "He is a Man of Energy, Commitments, Integrity and Love for people
from Aravind Ravindranath Gopi, Application Developer, Inautix, on 23 May 2014
I had the privileged to work with Shiva at People first. It all began at a leadership workshop.That is where the shift began. This is the guy who thought me what leadership is not through word but through his actions, by living the value .For me personally it was like a father holding his kids hands and teaching the kid to walk. That is what Shiva did to me . When i first meet him i asked him what his hobbies were and he told me "LEADERSHIP". How cool is that!!! Shiva was coaching me and mentoring me directly. Though it was just
Few months we worked together the impact he had on me was so huge ! In every single achievement in my life i would say has People first had a huge role, so did Shiva .He is super inspirational person, very committed and passionate about what he does . He showed me how LOVE can be a context to life!! Thanks so much Shiva.
from Iyer Nirmal Ganesh, Core Member-Executive Leadership Team, People First on 15 May 2014
I regard Shiva as one of the best coaches and mentors I have worked with. He was a very valuable coach. He worked very closely with me to understand my strengths and potential. He is a very active listener and always provided me with different perspectives and resources to achieve my goals. He could recognize my true capabilities. With his coaching I delivered 3x results that I could previously deliver and got promoted to the Leadership team. Furthermore, As the head coach of People First, he has not only coached the leadership
team but also developed new coaches in the organization. Shiva and his team of coaches not only helped us focus and deliver results but also they also drove growth through people that had a tremendous impact in the growth of People First. Overall Shiva gets my highest recommendation as a coach and I am very sure working with Shiva would deliver empowering positive results in your life.
from Bhanu Bhaskar on 06 May 2014
Shiva is an outstanding coach. Warm, Empathetic & Insightful. Shiva is great at asking the right questions that helps me see things differently. He challenges me constantly to go for what I deeply believe in & dreamof. He also helped me radically reinvent several aspects of myself. You are unique & truly gifted.
from Arathi Anna Cherian on 02 Apr 2014
Ive just finished 90 days of coaching under him and i have to say it has yielded some results that Im very pleased with... I felt encouraged to go deeper and deeper into clarifying what i want in life and things just manifested from that clarity for me. Its very evident in his conversations that he has experience dealing with people... and its also evident that he has gone and is always going through a coaching and learning process himself.. i loved his holistic approach which is not limited to any narrow aspect of life but looks at the picture
in its entirety... i found shiva a positive and patient coach who is always ready with a kind and encouraging word. Sincerely, Thank you!!!
from Kirstin O´Donovan on 18 Mar 2014
It has been such an amazing experience working with Shiva. I hired Shiva as my mentor coach to obtain my ACC certification and he has helped me in more ways that I can describe. Our co-learning relationship has enabled me to take my coaching to the next level and I am so grateful for all the support, understanding, knowledge and insights that he has given me. Words alone cannot explain how incredible Shiva is as a coach. I would highly recommend Shiva to anyone who wants to really grow and take their life and career to the next level, and especially as a mentor coach for the ICF.
from Aishwariya KPL, Team lead, People First, on 06 Mar 2014
Well, when I think of Shiva there are two things which come to my mind... Passion and integrity!!!! As my mentor, team coach, team lead there have been so many experiences worth sharing, that I could go on and on!!! His being is so powerful that makes even the so called impossible achievable!!! Coaching is a brilliant stand which someone takes for you!!! It has been 5 years since I left people first but even today Shiva’s commitment to generate possibilities to help me move closer to my dream is more than laudable!! Taking a
stand to make a difference in someone’s life, without any obligations to do so, is an attribute of true coaching!!! And I m more than lucky to have one such coach!!!! :)
from Arjun Nair, Owner, Career Kraft, on 20 Feb 2014
Shiva has an incredible eye for detail. His extreme passion for people and process explodes in his being. Humble, hardworking and dedicated Leader. Definite asset to any organization he's a part of!
from Khaled Asmri on 15 Jan 2014
"I'm happy to have my path crossed with Shiva's. My first Life Coach, and gave me a great experience on a 1-month coaching program. He introduced me to many exciting concepts such as: co-learning, bio-learning, and asked me many uncomfortable (yet positive) questions that made many blocks/challenges float to the surface where I finally can see them with much clarity & awareness. Thanks Sir, and I will hire you again after our 90 days SMART goals game comes to an end!"
from Nandini D, HR Recruiter, Firstsource Solutions Limited on 06 Dec 2013
Shiva... sums up to what a COACH stands for ! and to top it all.. he's an incredibly amazing person with immense passion and love towards anything and everything he does or is a part of. The times that I've worked with you during my journey at Alchemy, times where you have coached me on all aspects of my life have literally been the bestest for me... Thanks anna for being there.. and making an endless impact . You make a world of a difference. love you !