Coaching Certification


SOIL is a unit of Grow Talent Company Limited. It was founded in 2001 and rapidly grew to be the leader in Strategic HR Consulting. We did pioneering work in leadership development. As a critical part of this domain, between 2001 and 2008, Grow Talent shaped a successful coaching practice creating a coaching mindset, facilitating people’s growth and making coaching part of the strategic agenda in corporate India. We did a large number of coaching interventions in global and Indian companies, provided coach training to more than 1000 leaders and delivered executive coaching services to their companies. Over 35 leaders in significant senior roles in Multinationals and large Indian Conglomerates today have undergone coaching certification with Grow Talent and they have enabled the development of hundreds of leaders in different geographies.

Building on the outstanding legacy of Grow Talent, Soil relaunched its coaching services. Being an academic institution, and in the space of executive education and consulting, our focus is on research and academic rigor and the logical first step in launching the coaching offering was to create a world-class education stream for coaching. In order to do this, we chose Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada to be our strategic partner as the values and teaching principles of RRU have a distinct alignment with those of ours. We decided to bring their Executive coaching certification to India.

The vision is to establish a complete coaching practice that enables leaders to become coaches so that their organizations and people realize their full potential.

SOIL & RRU Collaboration

School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL) is pleased to bring ICF accredited Executive Coaching certification to India in partnership with Royal Roads University, Canada. Soil has established a deep connection with RRU in their values and teaching methodology.

Royal Roads University (RRU) is a special-purpose public university that delivers high-quality applied and professional programs.

It got established by the provincial government in 1995 through the Royal Roads University Act, RRU was created with a unique mandate and governance structure to respond to the labor market needs of British Columbia. It delivers high-quality programs designed specifically for aspiring and experienced professionals who want to advance in the workplace.

RRU campus has been spread out in 565-acre campus, located in one of Canada’s most beautiful National Historic Sites. 70% of RRU students are pursuing graduate degrees which is the highest percentage of any university in Canada. It has 400 full and part-time faculties with 23,000+ alumni from over 60 countries.

RRU’s foundation of ‘Five pillars of Learning’ (Learning to know, learning to do, learning to live together, learning to be, learn to transform oneself and society) ties in well with the ‘Five pillars of Inspired Leadership’ (Mindfulness, Diversity, Ethics, Compassion and Sustainability).