Praveen Mantena, Executive Coach

Quadratic Leadership - Silicon Valley


I've seen Peter Drucker's famous quote come to bear on countless teams in Silicon Valley. In the long run, your investment in culture will always be the greatest return.


Praveen Mantena helps senior and high potential executives create powerful and lasting shifts in their leadership impact and results. He has trained and coached over 1,000 senior executives and leadership teams from many Fortune 100 companies including Wells Fargo, Siemens, HP, Fannie Mae, CVS Health, and Google.

Praveen’s roots in leadership development go back to an early history in entrepreneurship that started with founding tech companies in the emerging web space in the late 90s and most recently selling a successful business in the healthcare arena. He has since dedicated his interests to coaching and mentoring others full-time.

He is an ICF certified coach in the tools of ontological and somatic coaching and a trainer of other coaches in team facilitation and development. Along the way, he has found  the skills of emotional intelligence, authentic communication, executive presence and greater team collaboration to be the cornerstones of next-level leadership development. George Orwell once said, “an autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful.” So if pressed, Praveen will also reveal his more embarrassing failures including how he nearly got court-martialed by the Singapore military for knocking a fellow solider unconscious while digging fox-holes.

He chalks this up to one of many lessons that taught him to stay humble and attentive of others in the best of times.


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"Business strategy and people strategy are inextricably linked.
Helping employees understand their motivations and finding value and meaning
in their work creates a long-term competitive advantage for the firm."

- Songya Kesler




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Business results, game-changing insights, out-of-the-box solutions, powerful models

There are two or three things I value as a life-changing investment, and working with Songya is one. She has miraculously tapped into my deep-seated gifts, guiding me in bringing them into the world. She helped me lay the groundwork for my self-care and self-confidence, while equipping me with indispensable tools that have translated my internal growth into outward success.

-Stefanie E., Founder

My work with Songya was one of the most impactful in my life. Rather than giving you a recipe set of steps to success, she asks the right questions and suggests extremely healthy thought processes, that lead to the success you truly want. Once your direction of personal change is set through Songya's work, you have tools you need to continue your growth without her.


- Michael C. COO

Songya is one of the wisest spirits I’ve met. She has a special ability to drop in and see past the surface to identify the core issues that one is struggling with or is blind to. Songya’s background is especially tuned to help entrepreneurs breakdown their barriers to success. She’s too humble to tell you how good she really is.


- Cy H., CEO

If I had to reduce Songya's framework to a single word, it would be alignment. I now better understand how my strengths, interests, and core values as well as my weaknesses and mental roadblocks come together to influence my decision making.  I learned 'tools' that can be widely applied. The ROI has been enormous; I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to understand their own goals, values, and vision for the future.

- Patrick S. Ph.D

"Clarity and alignment are foundational to living a free and expansive existence."

- Songya Kesler


Coaching For First Time CEOs

Team Peak Performance Coaching

Strategic Offsite Facilitation And Design

Sales Acceleration

Raising Capital

Creating A Culture Of Excellence

Executive Team Alignment


Leadership Development & Training

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Coaching: First Time CEOs

Raising Capital

Consulting: Sales Acceleration

Strategic Offsite Facilitation

Coaching: Culture of Excellence

Coaching: Peak Team Performance

Coaching: Personal Purpose

Organizational Alignment

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