"Working with Akshay has been a tremendous growth experience for me as a leader. I come away from every session with a new insight or perspective on a strategic problem I'm thinking about.
Most importantly, Akshay has helped me develop better habits of prioritization -- his coaching has helped me to apply a sharper razor to my decision making. As a result, my capacity as a leader has grown.
Akshay is always 100% present in our sessions, he is a great listener and creates space to explore new problems or continue a previous conversation, and he often sends summary notes from our sessions with insights that are actionable."
-- Martin, Head of Data
"My one-on-one coaching with Akshay over the past 8 months has been invaluable for both my professional and personal growth.
First, it's incredibly tailored to the individual and in my case, our sessions have focused on developing my authentic self / voice at work. When I signed up for coaching, I assumed it'd be standard work training with somewhat generic tips on leadership, performance, etc, but it's been completely different. Through coaching, I've been able to uncover my values, decide how to deal with conflict and better communicate with those in my life, all of which has been key to my personal development.
Second, Akshay employs techniques from a variety of source, such as meditation, buddhist philosophy, even quantum physics. Through our sessions, I've been able to better observe my self, my actions and my goals. Through these techniques, I've been able to deconstruct high-stress situations to better understand the conflict and gain perspective on how to deal with similar situations in the future.
Third, Akshay is a thoughtful listener, asking the right questions and reading between the lines of my answers. He sends thorough, thoughtful notes after each session, and often will recall things I've said in previous sessions to track my progress. He's kind, wise and an excellent coach.
I highly recommend him for anyone seeking to grow."
-- Tamara, Business Design Lead
"Akshay doesn't just coach you, but empowers you to coach yourself. He led me to create a framework to help me grow as a leader, both professionally and personally.
Sessions with him never turn out the same because he approaches your situations and experiences individually. He's able to provide value by being an empathetic listener, bringing knowledge from a variety of sources and playing the role of a mirror – reflecting your own insights back to you.
Because of Akshay, I have more confidence in myself as a person and leader. I've been able to work through some of the biggest challenges of my career as well as make impactful, successful decisions. I recommend him to anyone looking to grow in how you approach your work as a whole person."
-- David, Senior UX Designer
"My coaching sessions with Akshay have greatly changed the way I approach my work, and I'm a stronger leader and contributor as a result. Through Akshay's coaching I've built confidence in my leadership and decision-making, am building a resilient and high performing team, and have reclaimed precious time back on my calendar.
I especially appreciate Akshay's approach to coaching: he doesn't come to our sessions with a script—we have the space to meander and explore a variety of topics together, or to go deep and focus. Every session is different, but I've left each one feeling less overwhelmed, more confident, more inspired, and with new daily habits to help ensure I stay in that space."
-- Paul, General Manager
"My one-on-one coaching with Akshay Kapur can be summed up in two words: results and insights. Now a crucial part of my professional growth after six months working together, I've seen a high return on the investment.
My time with Akshay has led to significant growth in awareness, personal insights, and courage to tackle bigger goals and solve more difficult problems. His training model suits me perfectly, pairing an action-oriented approach with an outward mindset to find truth via mindfulness, grace, and curiosity.
I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to grow as a leader. I'm much more focused now on bringing my full self to the daily practice of scaling my leadership to a larger group without losing the human touch."
-- Lance, Director of Operations
"Akshay's insights have been critical to my success and I am confident I would not be as successful without him. He has the ability to understand motivations behind things in my life and helps me to analyze thoughts and decisions to find the right way to approach the future.
I've learned to understand what a leader means to myself and how to project that into how I run my team and projects. For the first time in my life I have a path ahead of me and I understand what it's going to take to level up. I know that I can make my own moves without having to wait for someone else to lay a plan out in front of me."
-- Aaron, Mobile Team Lead & Engineer
"Through my work with Akshay, I’ve realized that some of the highest value experiences in life are not formulaic. Working with Akshay has solidified how much of the best learnings are “in between the lines” and can’t be boxed up and sold en masse.
Through Akshay's coaching, I've developed my own leadership style and have reached new heights. He is an artful listener and responds thoughtfully with ideas and prompts that unfold a path to understanding more of yourself, of your work in the world, and of your life."
-- Jen, Senior Strategist
"Can you find congruence in an environment that constantly challenges you with incongruence?"
That was the simple question Akshay asked of me which began our deep work together. I highly recommend Akshay for anyone looking to navigate a tough environment, wants to find new levels of performance, or find a more aligned path forward personally or professionally.
Akshay has the perspective, mindset, and resources but you need to put the work in - and Akshay will help hold you accountable. Working with Akshay was one of the better decisions I've made in the past few years. I'd be happy to connect w/ anyone that would like to discuss further.
-- Joe, Software Engineering Leader
"I used to believe that my fears and anxieties gave me a competitive edge. I thought their absence would kill my drive to do great work. It turns out, anxiety burns a lot of mental energy and runs pointless spin cycles. My average number of hours of sleep hasn’t changed, but my ability to let go of worries has dramatically increased my sleep quality. I did not expect coaching to transform my mental health, let alone positively impact my physiology.
Akshay accelerated the pace of the goals I set out to achieve and expanded upon them while decreasing my negative stressors. He taught me how to create more impactful, valuable results no matter which area of work or life I'm focusing on and has equipped me with tools that will be useful for the rest of my life."
-- Thuy, Senior iOS Engineer
"Akshay has been instrumental in helping me to see with a much broader and clearer vision of how things can be. I am confident that I am NOW a better person and well on my way towards where I want to be in my life. His coaching methods have been helpful professionally and personally in tandem."
-- Jay, Telecom Executive
"Akshay forced me to think deeply about my role as an entrepreneur and manager of my team. With incisive questions, powerful mirroring of what I was saying, and a sense of humor, he helped me evolve my thinking and let go of beliefs that were holding me back. I became more comfortable letting go of responsibilities that were not the best use of my energies and instead communicating and inspiring my team to aid in the work."
-- Akash, Mobile & Web Executive
“It's always great to talk with Akshay. Our conversations seem to access the most creative parts of my brain!”
-- Peter, Marketing Executive
"I learned about meditation tools, psychological hacks, and neural triggers. I already feel more mindful about my work and am planning to start experimenting with them today."
-- Alessandro, Director of Social Impact
"I was able to add a lot of insights and energy to the conversation and the team said they'd love me to consult on their new creative materials"
-- Chantal, Digital Marketing Strategist
"I instantly calmed down and regained my confidence, what ever happened I could deal with it."
-- Laura, Design Director