About Us

Time Line of CoachDirect's Journey

  • 2012 – Sports Coaching in Bangalore
  • 2014 – Sports in Bangalore schools
  • 2015 – Sports in Hyderabad schools
  • 2015 – Sports in Chennai schools
  • 2016 – Webapp login
  • 2017 – Corporate tournaments
  • 2018 – Wellness programmes
  • 2019 – Marathon and Running events
  • 2020 – Life Coaching


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Sports Coaches


  • 10yr experience in sports sector as a sportsman (cricketer) and 5yr experience as cricket coach.
  • Currently working as a coach with Imtiyaz Ahmad Cricket Academy, HSR Cricket Academy
  • Participated State level cricket from Jharkhand state U-19. I was captain of West Singhbhum District team
  • Played for Keonjhar district in the Inter District U-22 and U16 cricket tournament in Cuttack


Veer Varma:

  • Partner/Director of CoachDirect Sports and Wellness Trainer
  • NLP Master Practitioner
  • Yoga Instructors Certification from Swami Vivekananda Yoga University (SVYASA), Bangalore
  • Badminton England certified Coach
  • Diploma in Physical Fitness
  • Avid racquet sports player
  • 5+ years coaching experience at various schools, clubs & corporates 
  • Played inter-university south zone tournaments
  • Played State level ranking tournaments
  • Working as part time coach in major badminton academy



  • National Gold 2003, Silver seniors 2011, Bronze seniors 2004 Medal in Roller skating hockey.
  • State Gold 2004, Silver seniors 2011 in Roller Skating hockey.
  • Andhra Pradesh State captain in National games held in 2002.
  • Coached children in various schools and gated communities since 2014.


  • All India Football Federation D Licensed Football Coach 
  • Working as part time football coach at Sporthood, Bangalore
  • Attended training course as football coach of Himachal Pradesh Football Association
  • Participated in Berhampur League and Bhubaneswar league
  • Working with various schools and academies since 2016
  • Represented Mysore University in the South Zone Inter University Tournament, 2015
  • Represented Mandya District and won Karnataka State 2nd Place in Pykka tournament, 2012
  • Represented Mandya District in Karnataka State PU Tournaments, 2013-14


  • Represented Karnataka Junior team in Federation Cup National level Javelin Throw, 2017
  • Represented Karnataka Junior team in National Junior Athletics Championships, 2013
  • Secured second place in Girls U20 – South Zone Junior Athletics Championships, 2017
  • Secured third place in Girls U20 – South Zone Junior Athletics Championships, 2014
  • Participated in Karnataka State Olympics and Amatuer Javelin Throw Competitions
  • Secured First place in Mangalore University level Athletics Competition at District Stadium,2016

  • Trained by Jude Felix hockey academy (former Indian coach)
  • Participated in various Major teams viz. KSHA, JFHA , BOSCH ,New Ashoka Hockey club, Flying club, Koramangala Kodava Sangha.  
  • 2+ years experience as hockey coach in JSS Public School, JHFA and KSHA
  • Represented Kodava Sangha hockey academy in Madanda hockey fest-2013. Was adjudged man of the match.


  • Represented Gulbarga University in various zonal Inter University tournaments
  • NIS diploma in basketball coaching
  • Working as Basketball coach at various schools such as St Francis, Kendriya Vidyalaya, St Marys school, etc..


  • Represented Thrissur District (kerala) team on various state championship continuously from 2003 to 2009
  • Continuously played in best fives in various state championship (mini, mini games, youth, junior)
  • Been a member in college team from 2009 to 2013
  • Won following state championships in all kerala basketball championships
  • Kerala School games winner for 2007,2008,2009 junior basketball state championship
  • 2010,2011,2012,2013 Mahatma Gandhi inter University runner up
  • Coached in Don Bosco Irinjalakuda as an alumni member from 2009
  • Won best shooter for 2010 inter University net ball championship
  • Basketball Coach at NGV Club, Koramangala, 2015 to 2018
  • Basketball Coach at Oxford college, HSR Layout, 2016 till date
  • Played in various Bangalore District club leagues, 2016 till date
  • Runner-up in Basketball event at State Level PU College competitions conducted by Karnataka Government at Kalaburgi, 2014-15
  • Winner in Basketball event of Bangalore District level Inter School Competitions, 2013-14
  • Runner-up in Throwball event of Bangalore District level Inter School Competitions, 2013-14

Dance based fitness Aerobics , Zumba

Priyal Gupta
  • Trained under Shiamak Davar International Dance Academy, Bangalore
  • Dance coach with CoachDirect at Deens Academy, Bangalore, 2018-19
  • Performed and won prizes in Dance Competition held at Dayanand Sagar University College Fest 2017 and 2018
  • Won First prize in Inter School Dance Competition held at Krishna Valley International School, Raigarh (MP), 2013-14
  • Event Management Internship at Event U Rox, Bangalore, May – June 2018
  • Successfully conducted photo gallery event named “ClickByte”
  • Six Years Experience of running own dance academy Super Steps School of Dance 
  • Participated in E.Tv Kannada Super the ultimate international Talent  Reality Dance Show, Sony Channel Entertainment Keliye Kuch Bhi Karega.
  • Participated in State Level Dance Competition.
  • Conducted summer camps with pre-school children on Dance based fitness including Aerobics and Zumba  
  • Executed 80 plus Dance Shows.


  • Karate Black Belt 2 Award – Jan 2019
  • Winner of International Karate Tournament 16th Okinawa Goju-Rya, at International Karate Championship Malaysia May 2019
  • 3rd All India Invitational karate Championship, Davanagere 2014 – 1st Place
  • 2nd Katha and 1st Kumite in Okinawa Guju-Ray Karate Championship Gangavathi 2017
  • 1st All India Budokan Karate Championship Bellary 2018 – 2nd Place
  • International Level Karate Open Championship Sindhanur 2019 – 2nd Place
  • Karnataka Lions Karate Academy Tumkur 2019 Kumte & Khata – 3rd Place
  • Karate (BLACK BELT NIDAN in Shito-Ryu-Karate (WKF)) 2017
  • Karate (BLACK BELT SHODAN in Shito-Ryu-Karate (WKF)) 2014
  • Invitational Inter DO-JO Karate Championship 2009 Bangalore Kata Group FIRST place Kumite Individual SECOND place
  • All India Open Karate Championship 2015, Tirupur Tamilnadu Kumute Individual FIRST place
  • Participated in REFEREE SEMINAR hosted by Akhila Karnataka Sports Karate


Rajesh Singh
  • Previously worked with Inventure Academy, Bangalore and Sreenidhi International School, Hyderabad
  • Worked with Zeeshan Ali Tennis Academy, Bangalore
  • Certified Level 1 Tennis coach from All India Tennis Association, Kolkata, 2006
  • Certified for Play Tennis coaching programme by International Tennis Federation at AITA Kolkata, 2009
  • Participated in Tennis Officiating Workshop from Bengal Tennis Association, 2006
Vijay D
  • Worked as Tennis Coach at Ebenezer international school, NPS  for 3 years
  • Currently working as Tennis coach at Sol Sports Tennis academy since 6 years
  • Currently working as Tennis coach at Prestige Sunrise Apartments since 1 year
  • Completed AITA Level 3 Coach Course, 2019


  • FIDE rated Chess Trainer. FIDE Id 46600779

  • Chess coach at St Francis De Sales, ICSE since 2017 to 2019

  • Partcipated in International FIDE rating tournaments conducted by King Chess Foundation, Chennai

  • Participated in State level Chess tournaments in Chittoor and Karimnagar Districts. Achieved best position of 3rd place. Won 5th Prize in Chess in Rayalaseema Zone


  • International FIDE rating of 1500 in three formats Rapid, Blitz and Classical
  • Won below 1600 title in Tamilnadu, Dindigul in 2016 among 400 players.
  • Became runner up in Bhubaneshwar 1600 rated event in 2015 among 350 players.
  • Championship in Nilgiris district in 2014
  • Participated in Malaysian international Chess festival and Dubai in 2015, 2016
  • Runner up in Rapid event conducted by Karnataka school of chess in 2018

Table Tennis


  • Certified level-1 coach from TTFI
  • National gold medalist in 40+ age limit in Table tennis
  • Represented Karnataka in 40+ age limit in Table tennis 
  • 15+ years experience as TT Coach at Malleshwaram association, Canara bank union and various schools Innisfree school, GIIS etc
  • Training a student, represented India for Under 16 category 


  • Certified level-1 coach from TTFI
  • Referee for various inter school tournaments and corporate tournaments
  • Worked with many schools as a TT coach such as JSS, BVM, DPS etc,.



  • MSc Yoga
  • Experience in conducting “Weight Loss Therapy”. Handling the patients Dept. of Human Consciousness and Yogic Sciences, Mangalore University
  • Worked as Yoga Therapist at Swamy Vivekananda District Yoga Wellness Centre, Udupi
  • Work experience in corporate field – stress reduction through yoga, Astanga yoga, Hathayoga, power yoga
  • Working with number of schools


  • 6+ years experience in yoga coaching at Vismaya yoga centre and at various gated communities
  • M.Sc. Yoga therapy from S-VYASA University Bengaluru.(DDE)2020

  • YI(yoga instructor) from Korean Indian Traditional yoga research corporation 2019 ∙ BSc Yoga Therapy from S-VYASA University Bengaluru. (KA)2017.

  • YIC (Yoga Instructor Course) from S-VYASA in 2014.  

  • Worked in BRS global school 2019-2020 and  ISPORTIFIED SPORTS FOUNDATION with school kids 2018-2020 

Life Coaches

Masters in HRA, Certified Franklin Covey Life & Leadership Coach, Member of Int’l Coaching Federation (ICF), Master Practitioner in NLP & Transaction Analysis Counsellor.
Priyanka brings with her over 600 hours of executive and life coaching experience. She has over 10 years of corporate experience in Fortune 500 companies managing talents across geographies. She has extensive experience as a Learning & Development professional and also as a counsellor. She believes that every individual is blessed with intelligence, power of thoughts and a capacity to change. Her job as a coach is to facilitate one to achieve this change in an environment based on trust

Priyanka coaches on the following topics:

  • Effective Leadership
  • Career & Professional growth
  • Developing Assertiveness
  • Coping with Stress
  • Effective Time Management


Mr Mohammed Shamshuddin
Certified trainer in leadership & team building , Certified corporate trainer for many Fortune 500 companiesShamshuddin has over 11 years of training experience and over 16 years of operations and customer management experience. He has worked globally in USA, Middle East & India in various industries such as Telecom, ITES, BFSI, BPO, Health care, etc.. He has trained several Fortune 500 companies and his expertise lies in group facilitation and mentoring combined with big-picture and critical thinking.

Shamshuddin coaches on the following themes:

  • Effective Leadership
  • Team building
  • Personality Development / Soft skills
  • Health & Wellness
  • Corporate culture & customer service
Mr Veer Varma
MBA (Univ of Cambridge), MCA, Certified NLP Master Practitioner, Certified Yoga Instructor & Badminton Coach, PMP, Diploma in Physical Fitness
Veer is a co-founder of CoachDirect and has over 6 years of successful entrepreneurial experience in UK and India. Prior to this, for over 16 years, he worked with top tier global investment banks as a Change Manager, managing diverse teams.  He had trained his teams on behavioral and managerial skills. He is extremely passionate about health and wellness, and personally coaches and conducts sports and wellness events at schools, corporates, colleges etc.. He mentors and coaches startups and budding entrepreneurs. Some of his coaching clients include founders of sports software companies, wellness centers, and educational institutions. 

Veer coaches on the following themes:

  • Startups, Business & Entrepreneurship
  • Health & Wellness
  • Career / Professional growth
  • Wealth & Financial success
Mrs Kalpana Varma
Masters in Science (IT), Certified Life & Parenting Coach, Bachelors in Business Administration
Kalpana is a founding partner and head of operations in CoachDirect. She specializes in parenting and relationships coaching. Her signature “Be a successful parent and friend to your child” workshop is rated highly by parents where she brings her real life experiences as a parent and case studies from a number of her clients. She has over 10 years of entrepreneurial experience in India and in the UK. She also brings customer support experience in training industry.

Kalpana coaches on the following themes:

  • Parenting & Adolescence
  • Successful relationships
  • Kids & their emotions
  • Work / Life balance
Mrs Geetika Agrawal
Masters in Business Economics, Certified Emotional Intelligence Coach, Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner, Certified NLP Practitioner
Geetika has about 10 years experience in the corporate and education sector. She works with children and parents bringing her experience in positive psychology counselling and in managing one’s emotions. She is also a corporate trainer in Socio-Emotional learning skills and in Emotional Intelligence. She believes that “Difficult roads often leads to beautiful destination”. Her other interests are Yoga and Fine arts

Geetika coaches on the following themes:

  • Successful Parenting
  • Kids and their emotions
  • Coping with Stress
  • Controlling Habits
  • Effective Time Management
Mr Pranith Sarma
MBA (HR), Certified NLP Master Practitioner, Diploma in Psychology, Certified CBT Counsellor, Hypnotherapy Practitioner
Pranith brings with him over 5 years of experience in the corporate retail sector. He has trained and coached managers, supervisors and sales staff in personality development and customer focus. He is extremely passionate about career and professional growth for 10th, 12th and graduate students and derives great pleasure in leading them towards a successful career. He also brings experience as a career counsellor for defense careers.

Pranith coaches on the following themes:

  • Career / Professional growth
  • Coping with Stress
  • Effective Time Management
  • Developing Assertiveness
  • Successful Relationships
  • Controlling Habits

Wellness Coaches