“I was sitting in my office on a Friday at 4 PM and people had already started to head out for their weekend and wishing byes and nice weekends. While I was about to pack my bags as well, I was thinking if I am utilizing my potential enough while having a cushy job in a top MNC in India. Perhaps, I wanted to do something much more and create a bigger impact outside the boardrooms of my corporate career.
Only a few months later, I put down my papers not because I had another job at a 30% hike but because I was ready to take a plunge into starting my own business. While most people warned and cautioned me on this move, for leaving a career that many wouldn’t have left for reasons more than one. After all, I was also among the first few to jump into entrepreneurship from my family and friends circle.” says MohitGauriar, Founder and CEO – Running With Lions™.
MohitGauriar who is the Founder and CEO of Running with Lions™ is a graduate of MIT Manipal and also an MBA from top B school, Asian Institute of Management, Manila Philippines. In the last 15 years, he has held several leadership positions and most recently served as an Associate Vice President with the Ed Tech giant Unacademy in Bangalore and a Director at Radisson India Corporate Office in Gurgaon. Mohit is an Executive Coach and earned his ACC (Associate Certified Coach) credential from the coveted International Coaching Federation https://coachingfederation.org/ His love for self-improvement has made him read over 150 books and believes in value for everyone he can meaningfully engage with.
The journey for Running With Lions™ has been nothing short of a roller coaster to get into the training business for the last 3 years and trained more than 12000 participants. The company recently pivoted from a personal development company to a Leadership Development & Coaching Company. The company gave itself a new identity by changing its name from Upindia Skills upindiaskills.com to Running with Lions™ runnningwithlions.comand now has Online and Live programs on Corporate Success and Leadership Coaching & Development.
Most recently, Running with Lions™ has curated an online program called the ‘Corporate Success Wheel (CSW)’ which is aimed at working professionals who want to achieve their next level of growth in their corporate journey. CSW is a self-paced program backed up by a playbook which has assessments, worksheets and exercises. The program is further supported by several interventions from powerful group coaching sessions along with individual 1 on 1 coaching sessions. It has received wide interest from corporate professionals who want to benefit from this curated program aimed at their growth and development.
Another vertical of Running with Lions™ engages with Executive Coaching and Leadership Development for Top Leaders and C-Suite Executives from the Corporate fraternity. Mohit says “At some point, we would open our gates to invite empanelment of professional coaches, as we see a great opportunity to magnify our impact in the corporate sector by providing executive coaching and leadership development services. We have also had some initial discussions and informal interest from investors to participate in funding, but we would like to save that discussion for some more time”
The DNA for Running with Lions™ is etched with a service mindset and aims to be among the most reputed companies in the field of leadership and development and to provide at least 100x more value to our clients at all times. “We value giving so much more to our clients and earn joy from it which is our currency and the equity we aspire” a team member quoted.
You can visit the website to learn more about the company:
Running With Lions – runningwithlions.com