Mahendra Patel

Co-founder, Director and Chief Executive Officer

A commerce graduate with 24 years of Corporate experience across industries like Mutual Fund, Consulting, Gaming and Agriculture. Prior to starting this company, he has worked with Indiagames, a part of The Walt Disney Group, Booz Allen & Hamilton (India), SBI Mutual Fund, BOI Mutual Fund and INI Farms in various capacities. As a Financial controller, he has worked on several strategic engagements including fund raising and exits for early stage investors.

His eagerness, passion, versatility and the drive to learn and explore new things has persuaded him to fulfill his dreams in the field of education. In his college days, he started his career as a private tutor to meet his ends. His favorite subjects then were Math and Accountancy. At the age of 42, his thirst to excel as a runner made him re-discover his strength in long distance running. His mantra to happiness is “Live Life before Life leaves”.


Surekha Kotian

Co-founder, Director and Associate Vice-President

Surekha holds Post Graduation degree in Business Administration with specialization in HRM from Welingkars Institute of Management. She has over 12 years of corporate experience in Gaming, Pharmaceutical and Agriculture sector.  Over the years, she has been instrumental in developing a culture of training and development in the Companies that she was associated with. With an inner zeal to dedicate herself to academic quest, she has stepped into educational arena to spread knowledge and imbibe in the young minds values and skills, to enable the young generation to face the world. Her rich exposure in the HR field has empowered her with a diverse and innovative approach to the academia. She is a strong believer of “An investment in Knowledge pays the best interest”.



Young and dynamic Professors and Teachers from rich background with a blend of qualifications and experience distinguished by their cultural values and their goals are at the helm of affairs at My Own Coach.

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