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Event Details


Dear Coaches,

Time again  for us to meet to learn and grow.  The details for the evening;

When:  Monday, 17th July 2017

Time:  6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Where:  MET, Opposite Lilavati Hospital, Bandra Reclamation

Topic: Coaching with Presence

Presenter: Vijay Bhat 

(Executive Presence is now widely regarded as the key factor for growing into the top echelons of leadership. Business Week, in 1992, called Executive Presence the ‘it’ factor, which can either accelerate or derail professional growth.)

Presence is that tangible, but difficult-to-describe energetic quality that arises from “knowing who you are and being confident in who you are”. It is as critical to “Be Present” (i.e. cultivate the state) as it is to “Do from Presence” (i.e. apply the skills).

Presence is as important for leaders, as it is for coaches; both require an ‘inside-out’ orientation. Presence is the foundation for ‘sensitivity’ and ‘objectivity’ … that rare combination that great leaders and coaches display.

In this introductory session, participants will learn to

  • Access the internal state via a 12-minute ‘Presence Practice’
  • Experience the 5 signals: Even Breath, Clear Mind, Open Heart, Sensitive Sonar and Energetic Induction
  • Guard against the 3 barriers: Becoming Defensive, Pushy or Afraid
  • Allow the 3 capacities to emerge: Whole, Flexible and Congruent

The session will close with a discussion and group sharing on how Presence impacts Coaching dynamics and outcomes, positively or adversely.

Vijay Bhat - After 22 years as an international Advertising executive, and 13 years as a Leadership consultant and coach, Vijay has embarked on his 3rd career to set up a global Cancer-Coaching venture with the vision “Many millions must survive; One million must thrive”. Following his personal encounter with colon-cancer in 2001, he calls himself a “cancer thriver”. He has co-authored the book ‘My Cancer Is Me’ and provides free online resources via his blog ‘Cancer Awakens’.

Vijay has lived and worked around the world as a top-leadership practitioner and his last corporate assignment was on Ogilvy & Mather’s Asia-Pacific Board as Regional Strategy Director, based in Hong Kong. Since returning to India in 2004, he has helped a range of blue-chip clients navigate through major transitions - personal, professional and organizational – both in India and overseas. Vijay’s work has been widely covered in the media and he is a sought-after keynote speaker on topics such as Cancer Lessons for Leaders, Executive Presence and Conscious Leadership.

In case you have registered, but are unable to attend, you can email Uday Arur at

Please plan to arrive by 6:15pm, so that you have the opportunity to informally interact with other attendees and we will start the meeting promptly at 6:30pm and aim to wind up by 8:15pm. 

Let’s Grow the AMC Community: Our members are welcome to invite guests who are interested in coaching. As you know, there is no charge for attending the first meeting. Members, who have not contributed towards the annual membership fee, may attend meetings for a nominal fee of Rs. 500/- per meeting, which can be paid to any of the Steering Committee members at the meeting.

Looking forward to your presence to add value to the group.


Uday Arur,


Room no. T/5, 3rd floor
MET, Next to Lilavati Hospital
Bandra Reclamation
Mumbai, Maharashtra