The change is going to last long and stay deep-rooted. The positive impact on my personal and professional life is immense. I’m in a much happier place and immensely satisfied. I’m happy to meet the new leader in me with a lot of enthusiasm.
I’ve made it a point to practice audio-centering on a daily basis. This has helped me immensely to mold myself when dealing with complex project-related issues and to help build a better relationship with my colleagues and teammates. My vision of becoming a great leader is finally a reality. When I first met Sailaja Manacha, I could see she exudes an aura of abundant positive energy and how beautifully she spreads that energy to people around her.
“Don’t hesitate to take the first step.”
Thanks to the Step Up program, I’ve begun to say no and preserve my valuable yes for the aspirations important to me. Now, I know myself, my priorities, my goals and articulate my thoughts freely.
My journey has been transformational and so has meeting Sai.
It was like I got on a “Roller-Coaster Ride” of “My-self”, where I got a chance to get deep insights about me, my ups and downs and where I am now. I have seen a “Shift of Energy”, a very positive energy in myself, which I would pass on to my team as well.
Thank you very much, Sai, for helping me create new possibilities, through Step Up.
Until I joined Sailaja Manacha’s Step Up course I didn’t know that I could find a space where I could step up, extend and expand. I thank her– for the clarity, for hand holding, for clearing up my vision, and for sharing her wisdom and for those nudges and pushes.
I enrolled for the Step Up program so that I could move ahead in my career without a sponsor.
The course has provided me with enough tools to achieve this. I’m able to make offers and declarations, both at work and at home, which I found difficult earlier. The course has helped me to be mindful and powerful!
The overall feedback for Sai from all our participants has been very positive. The energy and care she puts in her coaching has helped us nurture our women leaders.
When I discussed these pertinent issues with Sailaja Manacha, she suggested two learning sessions around these two topics: Virtual Teaming and Change Management. She designed a program named CCC: Connections, Conversations and Change, which she delivered to all the people managers in my organization. This program had two 90 mins sessions for each of the topics conducted on a virtual meeting platform. Each session was a combination of tips from her and well-planned sessions. These CCC sessions, though conducted on a virtual platform, were very engaging and impactful. With her outstanding facilitation skills, Sai could elicit a lot of participants to open up and speak about their challenges and share their best practices. She summarized the key take away at the end of each session and gave the participants an actionable plan to take forward.
Post these sessions, I have seen a change in my managers and I have Sai to thank for that. They seem more focused on building relationships and strength in the team. While dealing with ambiguity, they are actively sharing care and concerns, and providing feedback and communicating effectively. My heartfelt thanks to Sai for designing and delivering this impactful program for my organization
Sai’s thoughtfulness, her ability to deeply listen, observe, and identify all make her a favourite. She asks powerful and insightful questions that allow you to overcome your blocks through reflection and practice, which ultimately makes you a better leader.
Sai’s skill and presence in each conversation or each program has greatly added value to my own learning and practice. She’s one of my highly trusted thought partners. I am also fortunate to call her my friend, and I consider her a true asset to any leader and firm that wants to produce great results.
With a deep understanding of human beings and of leadership, Sai is powerful, rigorous, and extremely compassionate as a program leader and an executive coach. Each of the senior leaders in these groups / organisations we worked with had greatly benefited from their engagement with Sai. Above all, I benefited immensely from working by her side and learning from her.
When she announced her book, Step Up: Women’s Journey to Identity, Success and Power, I was eager to read it. Her written word is just as powerful & accessible as her physical presence.