From Skepticism to Trust

 When some of my clients came to me for the first time, they had no concrete idea of coaching and what influence it can have on them. They had very similar questions before the first coaching meeting: how does it work? What do I have to do? How long does it take? Etc ... I think that a certain amount of skepticism toward a coach is normal and healthy. Please read below how convinced they are now. My coaching delivered results that positively surprised them. They are now able to implement new adaptive approaches and achieve much better results in their habitual environments. 

"I prefer to call Arun my brain surgeon. He brings wisdom from the ancient cultures of the East, and integrates them brilliantly with his clear, simple and almost mathematical rational thinking. He has succeeded in changing the way I view and perceive my business and non-business interactions. In a world where hyper-reactivity has become a norm, it is refreshing to meet someone so knowledgeable and learn from him how to reduce the speed of my reactions and increase the potency of my decisions."

Dr. C. Smith 

 International Banker,  Canary Wharf, London 

"To grow as a leader was my main concern when I started working with Mr. Arun Kohli. He quickly helped me realize with his soothing calm manner that private and professional life can never be isolated from each other in a person. As Yin and Yang in the individual, they need to be balanced. Do not be too strict on yourself and take time for yourself because you deserve it, soon it became clear to me. 

It is one thing to accept a compromise, but living in a compromise is quite another, and Mr. Kohli pointed this out to me.

I believe my personal coaching came at the right moment. I have become much more open and free in my thinking. I am now very clear about what I need to focus on and what matters.

I am grateful for the openness and clarity of thought that I experienced during our conversations. Mr. Kohli is a very pleasant and a superior sparring partner. With his wisdom and experience he steered me in the right direction. I recommend him highly."

Managing Director | TI Automotive (Heidelberg) GmbH

"Arun Kohli showed to me how important and meaningful it is that a balance is maintained between private unity and the professional challenges. How important is it to be aware of this responsibility? To implement it with a consequence in every interaction. To accept without any doubt that this consequence will be accepted by my reports and staff members. Most importantly, I discovered a completely new side to my self-confidence that made navigating complex dimensions of management with a manner that is sovereign and masterful yet not arrogant toward my reports and other colleagues. I learnt to ask, if necessary, for support from everybody and anybody without the feeling to seem to be timid or incompetent. Arun Kohli did not change me, he took my existing capabilities and knowledge and gave them a new structure of harmony that help me enormously.

At the beginning I found the question most astonishing, “did Coaching with Arun Kohli change you?” I had answered with a clear “No”. Very slowly I realised how my conversations, behaviour, actions and reaction have changed me. I have developed a completely different awareness about myself today. Thank you for that!

Christian Sinn

Process Plant Manager | TI Automotive (Heidelberg) GmbH

"The practical knowledge Arun brings with his experience in the corporate world to coaching is second to none. After a 15-year stint in my previous company, I was supposed to, as they say in corporate jargon, “reorient” myself. Since this was due to an internal restructuring two persons were assigned to coach me. After each session with them, I asked myself the same question: “what are they trying to do?” I was unable to understand their intentions. Except a few nice compliments I did not take home much. I am glad that despite my scepticism toward Coaches, I followed my brother’s advice and chose to be coached by Arun. After six sessions I have achieved my goal:a new and interesting job without compromises. What the two coaches from the transfer company were unable to do in the last 16 months, Arun helped me achieve in just six sessions. Thank you!“

 K.S. | Marketing Manager | Nokia Siemens Networks

"Arun is one of my closest friends in Hong Kong. We met by chance but our interaction really widened my horizons in life especially during his coaching for my consultancy. His passion impressed me and his coaching skills are powerful and valuable. He helped me understand my personality with proper guidance to drive myself to overcome the conflicts and challenges. Via personal experience of being coached by him, I truly believe that his professional skills will be much more useful in helping others to deal with similar life difficulties and I have no doubt that his integrity as a person is a reliable asset to be trusted. I consider Arun a lifelong soul friend."

 G.S. | Wells Fargo Bank | Vice President Compliance | Hong Kong

"I wanted to quit my position as a director. Astonishing! After 8 sessions with Mr. Kohli my crisis just vanished. The problems I faced 8 months earlier have never reappeared. I could sing songs about sustainable change."

D.B. | Director at a German Publisher | Gütersloh | Munich

“My ambitious hopes to find a professional in Mr. Kohli, who could possibly help me out of the thorny situation I had landed myself into, were more than fulfilled. After only six months, my situation has changed for the better and the change is sustainable – it is remarkable.

He has helped me fulfil my wishes and worked with me encouraging me to jump over my own “shadow”.


This man is his word – this is something extremely difficult to find in our predominantly superficial society. First and foremost Mr. Kohli has a simple, natural wisdom that one cannot possibly learn. His natural gift to approach people with empathy, a healthy measure of analysis and compassionate interest with empathy– a kind of childish curiosity is very soothing.


His clarity with a dose of strictness and his talent of getting to the root of the cause are unique.

He really listens; you can confront him with every possible emotional and intellectual issue, without worrying about being evaluated or being judged by him.

 He is a master in the art of observation – honour, value and then shows the way to your own solutions. “Simplicity” is one of his major supporting pillars.


To me he was and continues to be an equal, something that I had not found in my life till late. No tepidness or flippancy – precise yet joyous and full of humour: a man with profundity.

If one is really willing to change the fundamental things necessary to reach one’s desired goals, then Mr. Kohli is the best companion.


He feels and tunes in to his customer needs and brings the core of the personality to light and with it the freedom, self-awareness, self-determination, joy and self-motivation.

Naturally the not so pleasant sides too, like the stumbling blocks of my personality that underwent a transformation while working together, but only if one allows it to happen.


He helps one to help herself to change one’s attitude.


The core and the key to any success, irrespective of what the issue may be, is the world of thoughts of a person. Mr Kohli influences this with freshness, competence, experience and it is like the salt in the soup, with love for human beings.


The real pathfinder is the conscious way he selects his words and articulates them. This helps to identify what is decisive and important and finally to let it manifest itself, so long as one is sensible and willing to accept it and let it happen.


I thank him and wish that he receives all the preciousness he gives and affects around him a thousand fold."

 C.H. | Manager at a World renowned French Luxury Brand | Munich

"Arun has a natural gift for peeling the onion and going into the very root of the problems/ issues to be addressed. He is skilful in turning complexity to simplicity and that makes solution-seeking much more effective. Aside from the hard business knowledge & skills, he has insightful views on humanity. He is one of the few men I have come across in my professional life who is the embodiment of Arts & Science in entrepreneurship - A man of Profound Wisdom.


I highly recommend Arun as a Strategic & Management consultant. The bonus is an elevation in personal development."

 M.W. | Doremus & Co. Director of Strategy | Hong Kong

“After many unsuccessful relationships I was looking for Coaching to steer my life in the right direction. My goal was to find a partner and lead a happy life. After about 3 months with Mr Kohli, I achieved all I had always wished to achieve. ...and it just kept getting better than expected. I do not just have the right partner at my side; I have a new job, the one I always wanted."

 A.A. | BMW Process Management | Munich

"Arun helped me to understand myself much better. The result of working with him influenced my environment positively.


To learn to be a role model for oneself is extremely difficult and strenuous – Arun showed me how fundamentals for my own outlook and relationships can be laid down in a sustainable manner.


I am harvesting the fruits of these joint efforts now, after about six months in a healthy and a trustful working environment. Thank you! “

C.K. | Senior Manager IT | Leading Automotive Supplier | Germany

"As a highly skilled coach, Arun has helped me tremendously with his counsel.  A professional of exceptional calibre, he is genuinely interested in the well-being of his clients, and to that effect, goes well beyond the call of duty to ensure they're on a path to achieve the desired personal results.  As a sceptic initially and then experiencing significant benefits first hand has not only turned me into a believer, but also a proponent of his unique methodology and holistic approach. 


I strongly believe that if afforded an opportunity, other people will greatly benefit from his talent as a professional and the sincerity he exhibits as a human being."

R.K. | Ex- Air Force Commander | India

After a few visits to established psychologists' practices, who kept telling me that one needs to bring a lot of benevolence and only then one could surmount problems, I did not know what to do.


“Benevolence“– where do you take it from when you are in a hopeless situation? Mr Kohli succeeded in giving me concrete help through actionable steps and the definite way ahead I needed so urgently! I am extremely thankful for the time spent with him. I am doing very well and I have come out much stronger. No one else was able to do that before. - Thank you!"

B.T-O. | Customer in Munich

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