Discover your Mantra Achieve your Ambition

Ambition | Leadership | Success

Did you know?

  • Studies show that leadership coaching & training,  increases learning capacity by 25% and performance by 20%. 
  • 69% of Millennials are concerned that their workplace does not develop their leadership skills.
  • More than 77 % of organizations report that leadership skills are lacking.
  • Developing the next generation of leaders is the top challenge for 55% of CEOs according to a recent survey.
  • Almost 60% of leaders reported feeling worn out at the end of each day.
  • One survey of more than 1,000 high-potential workers found that 86% of them felt exhausted by the end of the day.
Discover your Mantra - Achieve your Ambition!

According to a study, the odds of a person becoming a CEO are 1 in 135,000


Why is career advancement from the middle to the top so different and challenging?

Qualities of Successful Mid level Managers
  • Exceptional Project Managers
  • Outstanding at executing strategies / policies.
  • Need structure & deliverables.
  • Systematic & linear thinking.
  • Systematic & linear action taking.
  • Working within the ‘box’
  • Delivering timelines
  • Communicate within parameters
  • Busy with structures & execution
  • Follow directions and orders
  • Resist change (procedural mindset)
Qualities of C-Club Members
  • Visualisers | Conceptualisers |  Inspirers
  • Creators of policies & strategies
  • Script their own structures & deliverables
  • Disruptive thinkers
  • Multi pronged action takers
  • Visualise and create the ‘box’
  • Crafters of timelines
  • Magnificent communicators
  • Master delegators – to create time for greatness
  • Decide on direction
  • Embrace & create change

As Marshall Goldsmith stated - "What got you here - won't get you there!"

Yes, as a mid level manager, you work hard, adhere to directives, work with your team, you deliver results and are good at  self-advocacy.

                                                                                                                                                So do others!

There are several other mid level managers, who also work hard, deliver results,  and along with you, are competing for the same senior level positions. They are also high performers, and they too ask for promotions.

                                                                                                    Surely, what got you here – won’t get you there!



What makes you different? Why should you be chosen over others?

Discover your Mantra – the differentiator, the authentic you that is the game changer. Achieve your ambition, your goals.

Leverage your uniqueness to stand out and get counted. Go beyond just the numbers games and the quantifiables. 

Success often goes beyond the quantifiable. 


In fact, presence, engagement, creativity, communication skills, conflict resolution abilities, authentic visibility, networking, charisma are amongst the major differentiators, most other things being equal. After all, being the first amongst equals is a reflection of your uniqueness, authenticity and the way you stand out in the minds of those around you!

Discover your Mantra - Achieve your Ambition

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Dr. Rudresh Jarecha

Senior Medical Director (Paraxel Informatics)

I am Dr. Rudresh Jarecha, and I work as a senior medical director at Parexel Informatics, SBU of Parexel International. From the first foundation session till now, Colonel Ajay’s unique ways of connecting with me at multiple levels are profound. It’s adding tremendous value at every step and given me thought-provoking insights. This process helped me become a better and effective leader every day, both in my personal life and work life. I strongly recommend Colonel Ajay for the executive team’s leadership journey.

Ms. Rajshree Dayal

HR head (Vice President) (NMSEZ Pvt. Ltd.)

Dear Coach Ajay, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me out when I was going through a rough patch in my life.  Your patience and perseverance helped me to move ahead.  You motivated me to believe in myself.  I continue to find benefits from your coaching. Thank you for teaching me to be ME in life.  I would recommend all my friends and family Coach Ajay Ramakrishnan for being the best. He is focused, appreciative , motivator and a great listener. His in-depth knowledge of human psychology is amazing. Thanks again. Regards

Mr. R Ramnani

Vice President (Delivery) (Deutsche Bank)

I had the opportunity to engage with Ajay and benefit from his executive coaching. I was part of the delivery team of an MNC Bank as a Vice President for the India Delivery Center. The focussed engagement helped me strengthen my leadership skills around Strategic thinking, Influencing, partnership & collaboration. Instant decision making in moments of crisis, role model leadership. I was able to draw upon Ajay’s rich leadership experience to further enhance my leadership skills to manage teams as large as 1400 employees.  This was one of the enablers in my overall skill development and also contributed to career progression.


Colonel Ajay Ramakrishnan

Ambition Design Expert | Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coach Federation | Marshall Goldsmith Certified Executive & Team Coach | Global Leadership Coach | Army Veteran & Gallantry Awardee (Sena Medal, Gallantry) | Commercial Pilot

Colonel Ajay is the founder of AmbitionMantra, an organisation that precisely focuses on transforming mid level executives achieve the next level of success. A veteran of the Kargil War, Colonel Ajay served the Indian Army, and now is a leadership & career coach, commercial pilot & synthetic flight instructor. He has also been a part of the Karmayogi Program of the Prime Minister of India and has coached personnel from the Railways (Rail Karmayogi Program), as well as of the Delhi Police (Police Karmayogi Program). He is empanelled with organisations like the Indian Oil Corporation, Buchi, projects of KPMG, BCG, Illumine, etc, as a result of his leadership experiences and coaching practices. His clientele include IT professionals, bankers, marketing professionals and senior executives, who seek to transform themselves for growth and success.

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