Anuraag Rai, PhD.

Anuraag Rai, PhD.

Pune, India


  • APAC

Anuraag Rai has spent over 35 years serving organizations and their development needs. His sharp focus helps leaders and teams accomplish superior and sustained performance. Whether the client is a new hire or an existing contributor, Anuraag partners with leaders to maximize their effectiveness, employability, and results from current and future perspectives. He has over 4,200 coaching hours of experience.

Improving team synergy is another of Anuraag’s fields of expertise. By consciously leveraging team strengths and awareness of blind spots, teams can significantly impact collaboration, co-creation, positivity, and bottom-line results.

Anuraag works with the C-suite, presidents, and VPs and has also implemented programs for young business managers. These programs have emphasized growth, building for the future, career advancement, and strategic role transitions. He has successfully supported such managers in APAC, Europe, and the US.

Previously, Anuraag led the HR function at the company level with large enterprises in domestic and international markets and supported the company’s top leadership—the Executive/Management Committee and its board members—on strategic people matters.

In his consulting, he has worked in the following industries: manufacturing (auto-components, cement, engineering products, specialised chemicals, steel, polyester, refractories), infrastructure (cross-country projects & real estate), IT (engineering/technology), telecom & power, Renewable energy and lifestyle, FMCG.


  • Marshall Goldsmith Stake-Holder Centric Coaching (MGSCC)
  • NEWS Coaching, Switzerland
  • Change Management Practitioner, APMG
  • GROW Model, ACTH Program
  • Hogan Assessments – Coach & Consultant
  • Power Coach, APC, Coaching & Leadership International (CLI), Canada
  • Team Performance Coach, TCI, USA
  • Applied Positive Psychology (CAPP), TFC, NY, USA
  • Assessor – Extended DISC & Psytech Tools
  • Certified Independent Director, IOD


  • ICF, ACTH coach supervised training program -130 Hrs.
  • Bachelor of Laws LL. B, Ravi Shankar University, Raipur
  • Post Graduate, Personnel Management -Nagpur University
  • PhD, HRD, Glocal University, India

Practice Areas

  • 360-Degree Feedback for development (raising effectiveness) and advancement
  • Executive coaching assists CXOs, directors, functional heads, and high-impact leaders. Helped over 350 leaders across regions
  • Guided assistance to critical leaders – dysfunctional behaviours
  • Executive Team Coaching – multiple teams for synergy, collaboration and predictable results and for achieving annual business plans
  • Leadership Assessment and Development – supported multiple organisations specifically on management focus, leadership style and leadership maturity to maximise the contribution of self and teams.
  • Hacking Performance Mediocrity to raise performance culture
  • Help raise managers’ and young leaders’ self-awareness and self-insights so they can lead their careers, leadership, and lives with ease and grace.
  • Handheld middle & critical operational line managers & leaders on CQDG
  • Leaders Selection – lateral & internal hires, to minimise risk in high-stake decisions
  • Strategic Executive Transitions Assistance -CXOs and essential holders of role for smooth landing with stakeholders and quick integration
  • Co-facilitating training and workshops with an internal facilitator
  • Partnering with HRBP in strategic initiatives – developing high-potential candidates, engagement and cultural programs