Business coaches bring a fresh perspective and expertise to the table, helping business executives make more informed and confident decisions. With their experience and industry knowledge, they provide growth ideas, company plans, critical reviews, and personalised counsel to help businesses grow and increase their revenue.
A lack of vision, ambiguity, and uncertainty can make progress difficult in today’s fast-paced and competitive business environment. Business leaders need tools, support, and advice to overcome these challenges, and that is where a business coach can be invaluable. A coach provides a unique combination of tools, skills, and industry knowledge to assist leaders in determining the best path to take their business from where it is now to where they want it to be.
Rexy Ravindran, Managing Director of Rex Global Business Education Services LLP, is a prime example of a business coach with an impressive academic background. He graduated with a degree in science, specialising in chemicals, from Mumbai University. He went on to earn an MBA in Marketing from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, in 1984. With over three decades of experience in the corporate world, Rexy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his coaching practice, helping businesses achieve their goals and thrive in today’s competitive market.
Building the Foundation
This was the pre-internet era when an individual’s learning and personality development was defined mainly by Family, Friends, School, College and books and other print media which was available and accessible. Electronic media was rather limited. Digital media was not born.
Essential skills like communication, confidence and practical knowledge were acquired mainly through a long process of experience-based learning as against a structured learning process. Rexy was very interested in this, and it helped shape his outlook towards career and society.
Rexy began his career with Bharat Petroleum Company Ltd., Mumbai, a Fortune-500 firm, where he spent over 20 years marketing and distributing petroleum products to industrial and retail consumers across India. He served on the board of directors of TOTAL Petroleum JV firm in India, the world’s sixth largest oil corporation, and developed and commissioned their Bitumen factory in Jodhpur in record time.
The Multifaceted Career
Rexy founded his own consulting firm, Rex Fuels Management Pvt. Ltd., in 2005 with a group of like-minded experienced professionals, providing advisory services to clients for Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Light Diesel Oil, and other commodities; his firm has successfully completed many projects of Bitumen modification plants, storage and distribution facilities, and consultation with over 1000 customers. In addition, Rex Fuels arranges high-profile industry conferences and trade shows.
Rexy, an entrepreneur with a passion for education, founded R ex Global Business Services in July 2019 to provide complete overseas guidance services for students, with an exclusive tie-up with the prestigious La Sierra University in California (USA) for an MBA program in Business Analytics (STEM). This is a one-year STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) approved MBA program which is eligible for three years of OPT (Optional Practical Training) to work in the USA.
GlobalCoachOnline.com, another of his favourite projects, was launched in October 2020 – a unique global network for both students and coaches to interact and upgrade abilities and learnings – already boasting 100+ coaches in record time.
Rexy Ravindran is a multifaceted personality who has made a name for himself in a variety of fields, including petroleum consulting, events and conferences, overseas education, and online coaching.
Idea Behind the Innovation
Rexy Ravindran realised early that more than a graduation degree is needed. More importantly, communication and confidence are perhaps the most important factor in a successful career.
During his interaction with many youngsters who had just graduated from college, he realised the need for more confidence, practical knowledge, and exposure to the changing business environments. The adaption of new technologies in real-life situations needs to be improved.
Hence, he started a Global Coach website for candidates who needed mentoring.
Rexy also wanted to give Indian students an opportunity to make a career in the most sought-after market, the USA. He tied up with La Sierra University, California, for an MBA program in Business Analytics. This is an over 100-year-old University with one of the most beautiful campuses spread over 150 acres and is home to students from over 50 nationalities.
The one-year residential MBA program in Business Analytics caters to the evolving technology-centric business environment and promises the students a very promising career opportunity in the USA and rather the world.
Bringing a Dream to Fruition
The corporate journey was a great learning and deeply enriching experience for him. System, Structure and Hierarchy were some of its defining traits. At the same time, very large organisations tend to become less flexible and risk-averse.
The entrepreneurship journey has been inherently more exciting and riskier at the same time for him. More importantly, it allowed him to create something from scratch, build and share a dream, and bring it to fruition.
All this requires a team of equally driven colleagues with a complementary skill set. Rexy Ravindran feels fortunate to have created a team of domain experts with diverse experience to deliver consistently superior value to the customers.
Creating Value for Stakeholders with Ethics
The vision of this team is to be India’s premier institution providing the Business world with leaders with knowledge and experience of the latest technologies to face the challenges in the most competitive environment and, in the process, generate wealth for the institutions they work for.
Rexy Ravindran is on an immediate mission to select 50 bright students from all over India and get them admitted to La Sierra University California USA to complete a one-year MBA BA program and assist them in getting three years of Practical training so that they become sought-after potential leaders by the business world.
These practices are being performed by keeping the ethical side intact. Rexy Ravindran believes in working in a fair and just environment and would strictly follow all the laws of the land it operates in to create great value for all stakeholders.
He has also offered online coaching and mentoring services to more than 2000 students and free counselling services for career and course selection.
He has helped students get admission to global universities in the US, Europe, Canada, South Korea and Dubai.
The uniqueness of Rexy Ravindran is the ability to coach and mentor students, help them interact with industry leaders, and offer them career development assistance after course completion.
Enhancing Key Employability Skills
According to Rexy Ravindran, “Indian students require appropriate communication skills which are country-specific and become flexible to cultural differences they would face in the country of education.” This is one of the major challenges Rexy Ravindran and his team is facing right now.
To overcome it, the team has arranged special coaching and training before course commencement to prepare students to face the challenges fully.
Daily market updates and weekly business reports are also created, which are shared to keep students updated on business developments.
Horse of a Long Race
Rexy Ravindran believes that the future demand from the business world would come from STEM courses as the institute is in constant touch with the industry finding their changing requirements. Institute shares this valuable feedback and discusses the same with the University to develop effective course content.
Some of the short courses are also developed, which are given free to students so that they are prepared to perform better academically and enjoy the diverse cultural environment the university provides.
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