Will a life coach help you turn your life around?
“Overseeing a business that spans 10 markets and US$70 billion, a loving family to go back home to and a promotion around the corner—at first glance, Ajay Srinivasan, then chief executive at Prudential Corporation Asia in Hong Kong, had it all. But scratch the surface and he wasn’t happy. That’s when his mentor suggested he call Chip McFarlane, Australia’s leading life coach. This led to Srinivasan’s move to Mumbai in 2007, to take on a role as chief executive at the Aditya Birla Group—his coach helped him realise that India was what would make him and his family truly happy. Ten years on, he’s glad he made the big move. “A good coach will ask and trigger the right questions that open new doors in your head. Rather than solving your problems for you, they will help you arrive at your own solution,” says Srinivasan.”