About Us

Innovate Ahead Group serves organizations of all sizes  in the areas of Leadership Consulting, Leadership Development, Coaching and Mentoring. Our professional as a practice has matured since 2003  and is made up of experienced practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds, from Business Consulting, Human Relations (HR) and Organizational Development (OD), Training & Development, etc.

Coaching science is the scientific foundation that underpins the work we deliver to our clients.  Topics such as Human Performance Science, Neuroscience in coaching, Mental and Physical Health among many important emerging coaching discussion topics.

We are practitioners of a number of prescribed competency models.  We actively contribute to competencies described by prominent coaching organizations such as Association of Coaching (AOC), Institute of Coaching, Harvard Medical School (IOC), European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC Eurpoe), European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC Asia Pacific Region) and International Coaching Federation (ICF), .

The personal benefits of coaching are as wide-ranging as the individuals involved. Our  clients report that coaching positively impacted their careers and personal lives.

Let’s start a conversation and we hope to add value and serve you in the areas of your organisations’s greatest needs

Gary Gopinathan, Founder and Managing Director

Gary began his career in a 12.34 billion Defence organization (MINDEF, Singapore). He spent several years managing large scale enterprise business transformation projects with a budget of over 2 million dollars. His ‘Can Do’ attitude to drive large scale change programs across the organizations made demanding projects delivered on time, budget and quality. He played an key role and responsibility in managing part of the national Defence budget. He served in various independence day Finance and Logistics committees.

A driven entrepreneur, Gary started a digital media agency at an early age. Gary provides executive business mentoring and coaching to Executives and entrepreneurs, on their journey towards success in their personal leadership as well as in their business leadership.

Gary delivers in-house keynote briefing sessions for the corporate sector and educational institutions in the internationally. He has trained over 50,000 participants in Australia, USA, Singapore, India and China amongst other countries.

Innovate Ahead Group is an authorized SHRM Re-Certification provider.

SHRM members can take part in qualified activities which may include conferences, college/university courses, seminars, workshops, videoconferences, webcasts, e-learning and other programs.

SHRM Categories

Business Acumen |Communication | Consultation | Critical Evaluation | Ethical Practice | Global & Cultural Effectiveness | HR Expertise | Leadership & Navigation | Relationship Management


Gary Gopinathan has has passed a rigorous assessment of their equipment, environment, and skills presenting remotely using tools like Zoom, WebEx or GotoMeeting. You can be assured that your virtual event will run smoothly with this Certified Virtual Presenter.

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