“Noētic” means “intellectual”, "inner knowing," a kind of intuitive consciousness; related to Noēsis, a rare noun in the field of philosophy that refers to action of perceiving or thinking. Every (coaching) journey begins with a step - the first step that determines the direction, the experience and discoveries along the way to build on the additional dimension. Navigating the inward journey to find your essence is as important, if not more, than the external one. It takes time to create self awareness and express vulnerability. Noētic Step helps you find your path, inwards and onwards.


D N Prasad is an Executive Coach (PCC, International Coach Federation), transformational HR Leader and Mentor/Advisor with expertise in leading scaled transformation, building and scaling organizations & functions (in-country, region and global) and shaping & nurturing cultures and careers. In his current appointment, Prasad serves as Senior Director at GovTech, Singapore responsible for Corporate Strategy, Human Resources, Workplace, OD & Culture. He is also a Public Service Coach with Public Service Division, Singapore.

Given his role with Singapore Government, Prasad now works with select leaders and on pro-bono coaching engagements.

His progressive career leadership experiences span seven and a half years with Infosys (where he was the global head of early career hiring, campus relations and HR Operations) and close to 12 years with Google. He also brings extensive experience with coaching (in-market, regional, functional and ambassadorial) leaders across APAC, Middle-East, India and US, across a range of industries - Technology/Digital, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Transport, Consulting, Media, Insurance, Healthcare, Education, SMEs and start-ups. In his last corporate stint, he served as Director and Head of Google People Services for APAC and as a Leadership Coach, at Google Inc (one of the 12 internal coaches globally, and, the only one in APAC, on the executive coaching roster with distinguished external coaches, coaching leaders and managers across Asia Pacific and in US.)

A trained and practicing Ontological Coach (Newfield Certified Coach), Prasad has extensive experience with coaching (in-market, regional, functional and ambassadorial) leaders – at CXO levels across Asia Pacific (Including India and SEA), Middle East & US, in diverse industries including Technology/Digital, Investment, Insurance, Start-Ups & Scale-Ups, Media, Manufacturing, Shipping, Banking, Transport & Mobility and E-commerce. He believes in and models himself for continuous development – a journey that has taken him towards several Coaching related developmental programs & certifications – Performance Coaching (The Coach Partnership), ECQ12.0, Hogan Assessments and Marshall Goldsmith Certified Coach for Stakeholder Centered Coaching & Team Coaching. He is also a Member of International Coach Federation (ICF) and Forbes Coaches Council.

Apart from coaching CXOs, Prasad is a strong proponent of strengthening Coaching Cultures in teams and organisations; he designed and facilitated a program to build a coaching culture for a global team of (50) people leaders and facilitated “Coaching Fundamentals” & “Coach as a Leader” workshop at Google and also with his clients during his entrepreneurial days. Read More


Professional Coach Certification (PCC) from the International Coach Federation | Newfield Certified Ontological Coach; Newfield Asia Coach Training Program, 2016

Marshall Goldsmith Certified Coach for Stakeholder Centered Coaching & Team Coaching.

Certified for EQ-i 2.0 and EQ-i 360 Assessments | HOGAN Assessment Certification ( HPI, HDS, MVPI)

Certified “Targeted Selection” Expert - Development Directions International (DDI) for behavioral assessments | Certified Panelist for the competency-based interviews by SHL

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal:
it is the courage to continue that counts.”
-Winston Churchill


The industry, irrespective of sectors are going digital, Asia is the epicenter of action and growth, and as much as Machine Learning or AI can evolve and enable human kind, “People” do matter in any organization. In fact, it is all about them. The way you treat people is a choice – and it’s a reality companies cannot escape from. As the business strategies, competitiveness, revenues & profits and market expansions are strategized, the Organization design, Culture and Leadership come together to make the organizations effective. Prasad brings experience in the digital ecosystem, establishing, evolving and scaling people strategies for Asia & globally, and strong experience in building (and nurturing) organizations, functions, teams, cultures and careers.


One-on-one interventions with executives & leadership team members that identify goals, and collaboratively work on building awareness, generate shifts in observing the context & one’s own actions & patterns, and co-creating future possibilities & actions.


Working with leadership teams to articulate values, vision and culture. Assessing existing practices and developing interventions for conflict management and communication, trusting and nurturing relationships, developing inspiring leadership and leadership bench, and developing a high performance culture through effective engagement.


Working to create or transform the fundamental building blocks of any enterprise - its culture; building new ways of working that focus on nurturing effectiveness and high-performance, and creating a strong foundation on which to scale your enterprise and realise your visions for the future.


Prasad is a practitioner of ontological coaching, which is the study (logy) of the human being (onto). Ontology refers to the study of being in general, and using this approach in the coaching process entails making the individual aware of one’s participation in the construction and co-creation of one’s reality.*

Taking a cue from a must read book - 'Mastery, The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment', by George Leonard - on the path to improvement: the general progression is always the same. To take the master’s journey, you have to practice diligently, striving to hone your skills, to attain new levels of competence. But while doing so, you also have to be willing to spend most of your time on a plateau, to keep practicing even when you seem to be getting nowhere.

Personal and professional evolution is a continuum; an essential aspect of the path to improvement is incremental growth, and exercising the will to continue, and persevere through plateaus (and perhaps even slopes alike) to get where we want to be. Prasad’s role is to initiate the journey of introspection, goal-setting and generating practices that serve as the first step forward.

Through a collaborative process, he focuses on awakening a “new observer” in the client in three areas - body, emotion and language. This allows for more meaningful and targeted interventions going forward, with the objective of creating a more effective, authentic and powerful individual at work and in your personal life. When looking at enterprises as a collective, Prasad crafts appropriate strategies to bring together organization design, culture and leadership to create effective business practices, that go on to achieve competitiveness and scale.Read More

*- Link to Newfield Asia


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