Testimonials

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Sujatha P

New Zealand

Thank you Deepak for your coaching - you helped me in identifying my passion and putting a plan of action in place towards achieving my goals. You acted as a coach, a facilitator and sometimes as a friend being a good listener without being judgemental. If not for your timely reminders, my idea of podcasting would still be in the planning stages. Keep up your great work in coaching and mentoring.

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Nomita Kothari

CEO
Melissa Shadija - HR
New Globe Logistik

We had Deepak Kotak - aUtsUr, conduct a 3-day workshop on leadership and management development - "Empowering Leadership Program" - for our team. Here is what our team members had to say about the program:

..."Training was educational and full of fun to improve work and personal life"; "Superb experience"; "This course is amazing and no one can stop you to become a great leader if you follow and use the learnings of the training provided by coach Kotak. The course is too good and very well structured"; "The way of coaching is simple and easy to understand, I much enjoyed the whole training session"; "Best Coach for Leadership Training"; "This Leadership training helped me to broaden my mind set and this will help me to understand people more and try to be always in a win -win position. The content learned in training will be implemented in my official and personal life, thank you"; "Time well spent and is a present investment for a better and abundant future"; "I was happy with the way the program was conducted. The trainer is good and quite experienced"; "I can see things in a different light and can put problems in perspective after attending the training. I am confident and determined to achieve my goals. Values learnt in the training will be well used for present and future"; "The sessions were amazing, well explained and interactive"; "Very valuable training for growth and development"; "The training was very well executed, clearly touching upon each topic and enjoyable activities to support it. The tools provided were simple and effective"; "It is the best training I have ever attended"...

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Rahul Bhowmick

Chief Operating Officer - India
ISS - Global Forwarding India Pvt. Ltd.

Our team gained immensely from the sales training imparted by Mr Deepak Kotak. Deepak’s industry experience added with his passion for sales made it interesting learning for our team and has armed them with tactics which will enable them for better closes.

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Satish Lakkaraju

Chief Commercial Officer
Agility Logistics Private Limited

Your effort to turn the individual sales performers to sales managers of the future under the ME2WE programme is truly commendable. Your Individual mentoring sessions had added further value to them and they clearly identified the areas of improvement.

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Suresh Venkataraman

Director – Quality Assurance & Training
Scorpio Marine Management India Pvt. Ltd.
Scorpio Marine Management India Pvt. Ltd.

Since 2017 Deepak has been closely associated with the development of our multi-national seafarer-officers. He conducted several leadership workshops and coaching sessions in India and abroad. Deepak coaches our senior officers who are identified for taking on the roles of Chief Engineer or Master and has also developed our ‘Seafarer-as-a-Customer’ programme by evolving a set of guiding principles co-created by the practitioners ( crewing staff ) to deliver caring service to our seafarers. We deeply value his work!

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Rajiv Hariramani

Executive Director - Airfreight
Skyways Group
Skyways Group

Skyways Group's association with Coach Deepak has been close to 5 years now, and my association with Coach Deepak has been over 16 years. His intrinsic qualities and characteristics of being patient, a great listener, teacher and coach has made his journey a natural one from the corporate world to the deep and invigorating training world.

We have and continue to, use the services of Coach Deepak, right from leadership workshops, sales training, his open platform workshop - 'Lakshya', and specialized one-to-one coaching for key personnel of our teams.

I remain thankful for his contribution to my team's development & needless to say I continue to bank on him for special training projects and deep discussions when I need a solid Coach to deep dive into the realms of my demands.

God bless you Coach Deepak and true to your firms' name - "as you think so you are"

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Sunil Kumar,

Head-Training & Assessment Dept
The Great Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd.
The Great Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd.

We have been using the services of aUt sUr for Leadership & Teamwork workshops for our officers, since 2018.

Our officers have tremendously benefitted from the said training. They have developed good insights and soft skills such as Teamwork, Leadership Aspect, Effective communication and Shipboard Planning, Prioritization, Time & Resource Management.

We found the coach is not only easy to reach out to but also shares great suggestions, by way of giving the right kind of real life examples.

It has always been a great pleasure to work with such a talented individual to help our candidates reach their true potential.

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Shivadeep Mahadi

Co Founder & Director
eShipz.com - Digitizing Logistics
Road Boss Truck Stop

I have known Deepak since 2013 as a coach and mentor. His style of putting content & context across was simply perfect. When I started my entrepreneurial Journey in 2015, times were hard simply because I was very new to it and running solo. I engaged Deepak in 2016 and he helped me transform myself from a 'salaried person' to an 'entrepreneur' by coaching me and guiding me on how to explore my inner potential and gain clarity on each step I took. There is a saying- "Always have a 'Guru' at your Back and 'Goal' in Front" and the journey would become easy, and so did mine. Today, my visioned dreams have come true, and I'm on my way to complete accomplishments of what I manifested while coaching with Deepak. Today I'm with inner contentment and enjoying each moment of this entrepreneurial journey. I'm fortunate to have found Deepak and for all the good things that have been bestowed upon me.

I personally recommend Deepak for anyone who has great ambition, passion, aspirations, and entrepreneurial or career dreams to get coached under him for a minimum 1-2 years to see the change for yourself.

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Sanjib Deb Roy

Sr. Consultant
Tata Institute of Social Sciences - SVE
Tata Institute of Social Sciences - SVE

I have had the pleasure to work with Deepak, all through my TISS-SVE tenure. He has been our key trainer for all the Public Sector training programs on leadership and management development, since 2018. He trained more than a few thousand senior management (GM/DGM) and mid-management for PSUs like SBI, Canara Bank, National Fertilizers, Union Bank of India, Andhra Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank, Indian Overseas Bank. Life Insurance Corporation, Airport Authority of India, and so on...

His approach to training and learning is way ahead of the others. The training environment has always given encouragement to participants and enlightened them with the knowledge to implement at the workplace. His connection with participants goes way ahead outside session rooms, to a level of mentoring and guiding individuals in work.

" A PERFECT 10" in all Feedbacks.

A person of stature and sound Orator.

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Randall Miranda

Senior GM – Human Resources
Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

“Mid-year through 2020, as the Government began opening up a few essential services, we began receiving feedback regarding the anxieties of our field staff to resume their field working. It was important to us that our field staff were able to deal with the uncertainties prevalent at the time as well as to drive themselves by effectively managing stress and preparing self-development goals which would not only help them personally but also enhance their productivity.

We partnered with “AUT SUR Interventions & Transformations” where Coach Deepak Kotak through his program titled “Supporting - Positivity, Productivity and Effectiveness (S-PPE)”, engaged with our field staff through one-on-one sessions. Through these personalised sessions, Coach Kotak not only helped our field staff overcome their anxieties through techniques such as self-motivation, stress management, managing conflict, goal setting, performance enhancement to name a few but also assisted staff with the operational aspects of their role.

I would recommend Coach Kotak, he helped in improving the productivity and reducing the anxieties of our staff.

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Coaching Manager

U. S. Based Mental Healthcare Provider
U. S. Based Mental Healthcare Provider
U. S. Based Mental Healthcare Provider

Deepak has provided invaluable coaching on leadership, workplace challenges and mental well-being to our clients. Deepak has also consistently provided feedback and shared his thoughts on improving the practice of coaching and adapting coaching techniques for different client situations. I would recommend Deepak as a coach for anybody looking for an insightful action-oriented coach.

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Arpita Ganguly

(Heading L&D India for DACHSER India Private Limited)
(Heading L&D India for DACHSER India Private Limited)
(Heading L&D India for DACHSER India Private Limited)

We have worked with Mr. Deepak Kotak from aUt sUr on Coaching and Communication Skill assignments.

Our requirements were clearly understood at aUt sUr and customized solutions were made for instructional sessions and self-improvement goals with clear takeaways with the coachee. DACHSER participants have found Mr. Deepak highly professional during the training programme and the workshops were very engaging, and efficient. We wish him and aUt sUr the best for the future.

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Sudeep Narayan,

Director
Expo Freight Private Limited.
Expo Freight Private Limited.

I found your coaching aligned towards inspiring people to change and adapt which is very unlike the normal explanations and demonstrations driven trainings masquerading as coaching

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Inder Aurora

Director
Unisource Papers Pvt. Ltd.
Unisource Papers Pvt. Ltd.

Deepak has been a great motivator to the team at Unisource and personally to me.

He possesses the right skill and knowledge and methodology to train and impart knowledge.

Wishing Deepak a great success in his career.

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Umang Sethi (Ashu)

Vice President
Sales & Marketing
Tradecom International Pvt. Ltd.
Tradecom International Pvt. Ltd.

I thank you for accepting me as your student. Better learning is the Passport to the future and learning from you / spending time has strengthened mine. Your vast experience has changed many things for good/forever in me.

Thank you once again ! Stay Safe !

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Ikraam Reyaz

Chief Executive Officer
Soft Freight Logic
Soft Freight Logic

SFL engaged with aUtsUr on many workshops, each requiring different coaching techniques & specific logistics domain experience. With Deepak's vast logistics background and experience, aUtsUr was the obvious choice for delivering engaging sessions for us and on our behalf. Deepak successfully delivered both online & onsite group sessions and one on one management coaching and training for key SFL personnel.

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Jason Lobo

General Manager - HR & Administration
LEAP
LEAP

The Empowering Sales Effectiveness (ESE) workshop conducted for LEAP India Private Limited from Oct 10-12th, 2019 was very effective.

The objectives of the training and expected takeaways were highlighted at the start. There was a lot of interaction between the facilitator and participants. The content created for the workshop was organised and easy to understand. The overall experience is that it is very practical with a lot of day to day examples. The trainers were very knowledgeable and were well prepared with their topics. The objectives of the training delivered were met within the time frame. There were many role plays that showed opportunities to improve and capitalise for employees and this session was more a positive reinforcement for our sales team. Both Deepak and Yati were approachable and available at all times.

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Sanjay Punjabi

Director
G Vijay and sons
G Vijay and sons

"I personally attended Coach Deepak Kotak's sessions and also made my staff undergo training. I must say that the method used by Coach Kotak is very convincing and laced with real life examples. We also had one to one personal sessions and the best part is that he gets the solutions from within us. I would personally recommend everyone to attend his sessions regularly to sharpen their knives for pinpoint focus and concentrated actions to achieve life goals"

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Nagaraj Iyer

CEO & Founder
Senseware Infomedia Pvt. Ltd
Senseware Infomedia Pvt. Ltd

Being an entrepreneur in this pandemic has thrown up many challenges which I never faced earlier. Business uncertainty had totally broken down my confidence and at this tough time I approached Coach Deepak Kotak to coach and get me out of this state of mind, anxiety and belief that I cannot succeed in life anymore. Coach Kotak through his unique coaching style helped me break this belief and helped me plan my new goals and got me back on track. He followed up with me on regular intervals to check on my progress too. I really thank Coach Kotak and I would recommend Coach Kotak to entrepreneurs who are undergoing similar challenges like me.

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Sandeep Kaul

Director
WhiteLight Consulting Pvt Ltd
WhiteLight Consulting Pvt Ltd

What Deepak brings to the table as a coach is conviction, clarity, authenticity and passion. I would highly recommend Deepak not only for these 4 attributes but also the framework that he deploys in his coaching engagement that ensures accountability to results.

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Rajendra Yuvraj Jadhav

Chief Commercial Officer
Mileage Logistics Pvt Ltd
Mileage Logistics Pvt Ltd

Coach Kotak conducted training sessions on introduction to the logistics industry and freight forwarding for our newly recruited Management Trainees - Sales at Mileage Logistics. His training methodology and approach was very practical and participative which helped us in onboarding the youthful people into our organisation with ease.

Due his vast experience in the logistics industry the sales training content developed by Coach Kotak not only helped the sales trainees to connect with the program but also helped them to enhance their skills sets with role play techniques, handling objections, establishing clear goals and sales planning.

It was indeed our pleasure to work with such a talented professional and we fully recommend Coach Kotak to all those who want their team to achieve their full potential.

 Clients
Scorpio Marine Management India Pvt Ltd Great Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd. FEI Cargo Ltd. Skyways Group Hermes Travel & Cargo Pvt. Ltd. Apar Industries Ltd. Soft Freight Logic Ecourierz G Vijay & Sons Seashell Group Unisource Papers Ltd. Tradecom International Pvt. Ltd. IndoSpace Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd. LEAP Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd. DACHSER India Private Limited Expo Freight Private Limited. Mileage Logistics Pvt Ltd CVK & Associates